Montgomery County United Way is proud to announce that we will be merging with the United Way of Greater Houston effective March 1, 2016. Our vision is to create a regional United Way that, with combined resources, will help more people and create a stronger impact in order to build a better community for all of us.
Our Board of Directors continually focuses on ways to invest more dollars into local programs. We are proud to support a merger that illustrates the dedication of both Montgomery County United Way and United Way of Greater Houston working together to increase program funding to benefit individuals and families in our community.
This decision was not made lightly. It is the result of countless hours of conversations between board members, volunteers and staff members from both United Ways who thoughtfully examined what a combined United Way could look like. Our capacity to strategically address the needs of the residents of the counties we serve has been at the forefront of our minds throughout these discussions. View detailed press release
We are pleased with the details of the final agreement which will:
- Keep local leadership to continue to build upon the excellent work Montgomery County United Way has already accomplished.
- Allow both organizations to share resources, best practices and relationships to make a significant impact in the work being done all across our region.
- Guarantee funds raised in Montgomery County, and the six other counties served by Montgomery County United Way, will stay local and be directed by the new Montgomery County Regional Council.
- Preserve funding commitments made to our local community partners, so their services are not compromised or reduced.
As we move to the next chapter, we want to thank you for your steadfast support and the impact you help us make in the lives of the people who need a hand up to become financially stable and self sufficient, the people who want to gain the education and skills they need to get a job with sustainable wages, and the people who need help in making healthier physical and behavioral life choices.
You represent the caring power of our community and we deeply appreciate your commitment to United Way.
Christine Thoms-Knox Julie P. Martineau
Chair, Board of Directors President