To unite individuals and organizations in teamwork that fosters the health, education, and financial stability of our community.
United Way Board Members Code of Ethics 2021
A New Vision for the Fond du Lac Area United Way
Transforming our community through collaborative partnerships to create an environment where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Why a new vision statement?
The Fond du Lac Area United Way has traditionally centered its efforts on addressing the basic needs of the community. While there has always been a desire to make lasting change, we lacked a clear vision to guide our actions. The new statement is a bold vision to move from fulfilling basic needs to a community where those basic needs are met and we can focus on more aspirational goals. It won’t be easy to achieve this vision and it requires us to work throughout our community to achieve it.
What do we mean by “transforming”?
We chose the word “transforming” because we want to convey the dramatic change that we envision in our community environment. However, it’s important to understand that we are not turning our backs on the current needs of the community. Rather, we are seeking to break cycles of dependence and ultimately transform to a healthy and thriving community.
What are “collaborative partnerships”?
Through “collaborative partnerships,” we mean to highlight that we’ll work together, not only with our agencies, but with new partners to leverage positive change. We help connect in need with those who can serve them, but we also bring together community leaders, volunteers, visionaries, and businesses to effectively address both the current needs in our community and also ways to eliminate the need at it’s root causes.
Why do we use the words “opportunity to reach their full potential”?
We believe that individuals are responsible for driving change in their own lives. Our goal is to eliminate barriers and foster an environment of opportunity in education, health, and income stability.
Diversity and Inclusion
Statement of Principle
We take the broadest possible view of diversity.
We value the visible qualities that make you who you are.
We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.
We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.
We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.
We commit to using practices for our business and our communities.
Join us in embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion for every person in every community.