Building a Better Community
The United Way of North Central Mississippi is an organization comprised of dedicated volunteers from all walks of life who are committed to promoting positive change in our community.
Leaders and volunteers understand that people want to make a difference where they live and work. The United Way of North Central Mississippi seeks to build partnerships that make a positive impact, focusing on producing bottom-line results that change lives and shape our community.
One of more than 1,400 independent United Way organizations across America, the United Way of North Central Mississippi was established in 1979 and is recognized by the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office as a non-profit corporation.
The organization exists to meet the needs of people in Choctaw, Oktibbeha, Webster, and Winston counties through its internal initiatives and partnerships with local non-profit organizations, which serve the people of this area by providing a wide variety of programs and services.
Each year, during the fall, the United Way of North Central Mississippi conducts a community-wide fundraising campaign to generate the financial resources to help support the work of its community partners and to sponsor various service and improvement projects throughout the community.
The United Way of North Central Mississippi is governed by a Board of Directors of up to 30 volunteer members. The professional staff consists of our Executive Director Dr. Brittney D. Oliver and the Director of Community Engagement Candy Crecink. Volunteer assistants in community engagement, resource development, and marketing/public relations also support our initiatives.
The United Way is accountable to the public through its allocations process. It is the only charitable organization where the people who give their dollars are the ones who decide where the money goes. 98% of every contribution given to United Way stay in Choctaw, Oktibbeha, Webster, and Winston Counties, providing the perfect, most cost-effective way for donors to give back to the communities in which they live and work.