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  • United Way began as a Community Chest and then became United Fund of Wells County in 1966.
  • United Way of Wells County is a locally governed, volunteer driven organization.
  • The local board is comprised of 13-17 community leaders.
  • The first full-time executive director was hired in 1999.
  • We are members of United Way Worldwide, Indiana Association of United Ways and the Northeast Indiana Consortium of United Ways/Funds, a regional collaborative.
  • The focus of United Ways has shifted over the last few years from fundraisers and allocators of those funds to community impact.  Our United Way has embraced this three-legged approach to doing business.  We are in the business of improving lives with sustained changes in our community.

In 1999, United Way of Wells County began a board transformation as an outgrowth of a strategic planning session.  They are governed by a board president.   Each board member is asked to sit on at least one committee and take an active role.  New by-laws were approved in 2010.