United Way Trusted Community Leader

Week 6 Campaign Update: The Shelby County United Way is a local organization with an independent local governing board. The organization follows all government and national best practices for financial stewardship and governing. The local board sets policies and evaluates new programs and initiatives for the community. Agency Allocation Funding is determined by using both […]

Student United Way Starts Fourth Year

Week 5 Campaign Update: Student United Way held their first session at the Y Child Development Center this month starting the programs fourth academic year. Twenty students participate annually with two representatives from each of our ten local school districts. They attend monthly educational sessions while learning from community leaders and local nonprofit organizations. This […]

United Way’s POWER Continues to Change Lives

Week 4 Campaign Update:         POWER, the Shelby County United Way Women’s Initiative group, continues to fulfill their mission to make a positive impact in the lives of children and families in Shelby County.  Established in 2013 with just 23 Charter members they have now grown to 108 members who are standing […]

United Way Agencies Responds During COVID

Week 3 Campaign Update: The Shelby County United Way funded 27 partner agencies and programs during their 2019 annual allocation process. Many of the partner agencies were impacted by COVID with increased client demands and operational adjustments to maintain the safety of both their staff and clients.  Agape Distribution is the largest food pantry in […]

United Way Responds During COVID

Week 2 Campaign Update: Our local Shelby County United Way was a community leader during COVID. The Shelby County United Way Board of Directors awarded $65,000 in emergency funding towards housing and utility assistance, food insecurity, and partnered with the Community Foundation of Shelby County to help fund the 2020 Recovery Fund. $40,000 was awarded […]

United Way Requests Community Support

Week 1 Campaign Update: For the past 5 years the Shelby County United Way launched their fall campaign in the middle of September and a short 8 weeks later announced they have raised $1.3 to $1.4 million dollars. An amazing feat for a small community of under 50,000 residents. Their campaign unites companies, employees, families, […]


Suzanne Cline, Shelby County United Way 2020 Campaign Chair, has announced the volunteer team to lead the 63rd United Way fall campaign. The theme this year is; “Find Your Why”. Suzanne Cline, Josh Koltak, Large Manufacturing Division Leader, and Scott Barr, President of the Shelby County United Way, have started the process of making CEO […]

Cline to lead 2020 United Way Campaign

Scott Barr, Shelby County United Way President and CEO, has announced the 2020 Campaign Chair will be Suzanne Cline. “Suzanne is a great community leader with a strong history of supporting the Shelby County United Way as a past Board Member, current POWER member, and helping drive Dolly Parton Imagination Library to be number one […]

Edwards hired as Workforce Partnership Career Coach

Tuesday, July 07, 2020 Deb McDermott, Director at Workforce Partnership of Shelby County, announced that Kelly Edwards had been hired to fill the newly created Career Coach position.  In her new capacity Kelly will mentor Shelby County high school seniors whose post-graduation plans are to directly enter the workforce to help transition them into full-time […]

Shelby County United Way Earns 4 Star Rating From Charity Navigator

Shelby County United Way’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.  This is the seventh time that Shelby County United Way has earned the highest distinction in the last eight years. Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has […]