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Who We Are

One Community, United for Change

Together with local volunteers and community partners, we help everyone in our region feel safe, secure, and supported.

The United Way of Chattahoochee Valley aims to advance equity and achieve child, family, and community well-being.

Our Focus Areas

Building Opportunity,
Bridging Inequality

Our work focuses on three pillars that form the foundation of a good life.

Economic Mobility

Helping everyone have a place to call home.

Educational Equity

Ensuring students have the tools to succeed.

Health Access

Promoting physical and mental wellness.

Core Values

We envision a collaborative, resilient region where every person can thrive.

Respect

We appreciate the time, talent, treasure, and experience of our community.

Leadership

We inspire community action to create positive change.

Innovation

We adapt to the changing needs of our community.

Equity

We believe in the inherent dignity of every person.

Collaboration

We build relationships to achieve our mission and vision.

Our Story

For over 70 years, we’ve helped fund local agencies that better people’s lives in our community.

Thanks to our donors, volunteers, board members, and staff, we’ve grown into the trusted organization we are today, building opportunities for the Chattahoochee Valley’s current and future residents.

Our Community Partners

With the help of these generous organizations and companies, the United Way builds opportunities for everyone in the Chattahoochee Valley.

Board Members

These community leaders help guide our organization and find the best ways to create positive change.

Ms. Terry Bargy

WC Bradley Company


Mr. Kevin Blair

Synovus


Ms. Catherine Budzynski

Aflac Global Ventures


Mr. Craig Burgess, J.D.

Columbus State University


Mr. Randy Burt

Publix Supermarkets


Dr. Brenda Coley

Russell County School District


Mr. Sebastian Dixon

Alabama Power


Ms. Melissa Gauntt

BEAM


Mr. Isaiah Hugley

Columbus Consolidated Government


Mr. Rodney Mahone

The McClatchy Company


Ms. Jensen M. Melton

Community Volunteer, Attorney


Mr. David Mitchell

Columbus State University


Mr. Rinkesh Patel

President, RAM Hotel Management


Mr. Keith Pierce

TSYS Issuer Solutions


Mr. Robbie Raybon

Head of Acquisitions, Covey Equity


Mr. Teddy Reese

The Reese Firm, LLC


Dr. Andy Roddenbery

Columbus Surgical Specialists, LLC


Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims

Troy State University


Ms. GwenDolyn Ruff, SPHR

Columbus Water Works


Rabbi Beth Schwartz

Temple Israel


Ms. Jackie Screws

Chattahoochee Valley Community College


Mr. Len Sexton

Synovus Securities, Inc.


Chief Raymond Smith

Chief of Police
Phenix City, AL


Ms. D. Melody Trimble

St. Francis-Emory Healthcare


Mr. W. Clark Turner

W.C. Turner Investments


Mr. Jack Turner

Gwaltney Ventures/TigerJack LLC


Ms. Erica Walker

Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley


Ms. Randi Warren

Senior Associate Counsel, AFLAC


Mr. Rob Ward

St. Luke


Careers

We are a talented and diverse team seeking solutions to some of life’s most profound problems. It’s a big task, but the reward is even bigger: a better community for everyone.

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