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 chartered by the State of Mississippi as a non-profit corporation.
The organization exists to meet the needs of people in Oktibbeha, Choctaw, Webster and Winston counties through its 15 member agencies, 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 member agencies and to sponsor various service and improvement projects around 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 a full-time executive director and volunteer assistants in marketing/public relations, data analysis and office management.
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. United Way dollars stay in Oktibbeha, Choctaw, 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.