A COMMUNITY OF CHANGEMAKERS
We’ve improved the lives of more than half a million of our neighbors. With your help, we can do so much more.
OUR IMPACT AREAS
By supporting United Way’s Impact Fund, you help deliver critical assistance and change the lives of our most vulnerable neighbors by meeting basic needs, moving toward financial stability and building success in school and life.
Connecting people at times of crisis with immediate, essential human needs such as shelter, safety and food.
Helping working families and individuals overcome short-term instability and create a path to a more financially secure future.
Addressing disparities in educational opportunities from early childhood through school years and helping young people become successful adults.
United Way’s ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) tracks how working people are faring. A family of four meets federal poverty guidelines if they earn $2,500 a month, but ALICE indicates that this family needs $6,202 to afford housing, child care, food, transportation, health care and basic technology. Federal poverty guidelines have 19% of people in Pittsburgh in poverty, but in Armstrong county, 41% meet ALICE and poverty criteria, 33% in Butler, 49% in Fayette, 42% in Westmoreland and 37% in Allegheny. The takeaway: at least twice as many people in our region struggle to meet their basic needs than those counted by federal poverty guidelines. You can learn more about this issue in our blog post and assist by donating to the Impact Fund.
Before joining the team at United Way five years ago, Lee Ann Munger already knew that she wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. A champion of women’s empowerment and success, Lee Ann has dedicated her career to women’s leadership and through her journey with United Way, her passion has only grown and extended far past the office. As Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) Development Officer, Lee Ann can expand her reach beyond her community and share her expertise with more than 2,200 WLC members.
Click below to learn about her role at United Way and her life outside of work.
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