United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley plays an important role in building our community. We are a non-profit organization led by local volunteers that collaborate with local partners, schools, organizations and corporations on priority community issues to help make the greatest difference. Our main focus areas are to improve Basic Needs, Income, Health and Education of all people in the Chattahoochee Valley. Gifts of time, talent and financial resources make the work of United Way possible. Please join us in our commitment to build a strong community, transform lives and create opportunities for a good life for all.
To lead and unite our community resources in transforming lives.
The organization now known today as United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley has been funding local nonprofit agencies for nearly 70 years.
United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley was officially incorporated in 1950 as the Consolidated Community Chest of Columbus, Georgia, Inc. Beginning in 1951, we served the community as United Givers, Inc. In 1973, we became United Way Inc., Columbus, Phenix City, Fort Benning. In 1995, we became United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley, Inc.
Since 1950, we have impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in need in our community. Through the support of donors, volunteers and volunteer Board members, we have grown to be the trusted organization that we are today.
|Year||Board Chair||Campaign Chair||Year||Board Chair||Campaign Chair||Year||Board Chair||Campaign Chair||Year||Board Chair||Campaign Chair|
|1950||Benjamin H. Hardaway||Frank A. Phillips||1970||Charles S. Daley||Jacob L. Riley, Jr.||1990||Johnny W. Johnson||T. Paul Sanders||2010||Abbott Turner||Tim Mescon|
|1951||J. Quentin Davidson||Alvah H. Chapman, Jr.||1971||Felix A. Patrick, Jr.||Jack Leech||1991||Tom Boyd||Tommy David||2011||Billy Blanchard||David Passman|
|1952||Alvah H. Chapman, Jr.||James J. Holmes||1972||Dennis Calhoun||James H. Blanchard||1992||Lanier Merritt||Salvador Diaz-Verson||2012||Dr. Tim Mescon||Rodney Mahone|
|1953||Paul K. McKenney||J. Steve Knight||1973||G. Gunby Jordan||Joe Windsor||1993||T. Paul Sanders||Bill Thompson||2013||David Passman||Heath Taylor|
|1954||Ralph L. King||James O. Hoover||1974||Charles Mize||G. Gunby Jordan||1994||Salvador Diaz-Verson||J. Bobby Gaylor||2014||Rodney Mahone||Sallie Martin|
|1955||T. Hiram Stanley||Reuben E. Jenkins||1975||William T. Heard, Jr.||Dr. G. Othell Hand||1995||Salvador Diaz-Verson||Bill Thompson||2015||Heath Taylor||Steve Davis|
|1956||Manton S. Eddy||Alvah H. Chapman, Sr.||1976||James W. Key||Sam M. Wellborn||1996||William D. Ploeger||Stephen L. Burts, Jr.||2016||Sallie Martin||Keith Pierce|
|1957||Alvah H. Chapman, Sr.||James W. Woodruff, Jr.||1977||James H. Blanchard||Sam O. Franklin, III||1997||Stephen L. Burts, Jr.||Charles B. Morrow||2017||Steve Davis||Ray Smith|
|1958||Reuben E. Jenkins||Ralph L. King||1978||James H. Blanchard||Henry W. Swift, Jr.||1998||Stephen L. Burts, Jr.||John F. Greenman||2018||—||Randy Burt|
|1959||Eben L. Reid||A. Perry Gordy||1979||Sam M. Wellborn||Dennis Calhoun||1999||John F. Greenman||Nancy Buntin|
|1960||Eben L. Reid||W. Ford Pearce||1980||Sam O. Franklin, III||Tom B. Black||2000||John F. Greenman||Stephen A. Melton|
|1961||J. Wilbur Feighner, Sr.||James W. Blanchard||1981||Henry W. Swift, Jr.||James D. Yancey||2001||Stephen A. Melton||Meridith A. Jarrell|
|1962||J. Wilbur Feighner, Sr.||C.W. Curry||1982||Glenn Vaughn, Jr.||Otis B. Burnham||2002||Stephen A. Melton||Guy Sims|
|1963||James W. Blanchard||Andrew B. Speed||1983||Tom B. Black||Gardiner W. Garrard||2003||Lance Duke||Mike Hill|
|1964||James O. Hoover||Joe Flowers, Jr.||1984||James D. Yancey||John F. Flournoy||2004||Lance Duke||Lee Brantley|
|1965||Temp S. Davis, Jr.||James A. Byars||1985||Otis B. Burnham||Richard Kasper||2005||Mike Hill||Sheree Mitchell|
|1966||Joe Flowers, Jr.||Robert F. Worden||1986||Gardiner W. Garrard||Stephen T. Butler||2006||Lee Brantley||Richard Anthony|
|1967||Robert T. Davis||John Pillges, Jr.||1987||Jack Averett||F.R. “Bucky” O’Neal||2007||Sheree Mitchell||Lee Brantley|
|1968||Andrew B. Speed||Charles S. Daley||1988||Stephen T. Butler||Tom Boyd||2008||Richard Anthony||Abbott Turner|
|1969||James A. Byars||Jack A. Bell||1989||Dr. Frank Brown||David Smith||2009||Rob Doll||Billy Blanchard|
PLAN FOR PROGRESS 2016-2020
The Board of Directors and the entire staff participated in a planning retreat in March 2015 in order to devise our Plan For Progress. They designed to guide the organization for the next three fiscal years, July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019. Download the United Way Plan For Progress 2016-2020 PDF.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion. Our Board, staff and volunteers reflect the many faces, cultures and walks of life that make up our community. We respect and value the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. We believe that bringing diverse individuals together allows us to effectively address the issues facing our community. It is our aim, therefore, that our partners, strategies and investments reflect these core values.
Diversity and inclusion are vital to achieving our mission, living our values and advancing the common good. United Way fosters an environment that leverages contributions of diverse individuals and organizations to create a better life for all. United Way respects the diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills, and perspectives that make each person who they are. Engaging the power of diverse partners results in solutions to address complex community issues. Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what we do.