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Who We Are

One Community, United for Change


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


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 Focus Areas

Building Opportunity,
Bridging Inequality

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

Health access

All people in our community will have access to supportive services and care that promote physical and social-emotional health.

economic mobility

All people in our community have the ability and opportunity to improve their financial status and move out of poverty.  

educational equity

All children have a great start in life, are supported in school and community, read on grade level, and graduate high school on time.

Core Values

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


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


We inspire community action to create positive change.


We adapt to the changing needs of our community.


We believe in the inherent dignity of every person.


We build relationships to achieve our mission and vision.

Our Community Partners

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

Board of directors

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


Mr. Mike Burns

Fort Benning

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


Mr. Isaiah Hugley

Columbus Consolidated Government

Mr. Rodney Mahone

Chronicle of Philanthropy

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

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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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