About Us

WHAT WE DO
United Way of Central Missouri fights for the health, eduation and financial stability of every person in central Missouri. 

ORGANIZATION HISTORY
The organization started as a part-time committee of the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce in 1925. The organization split from the Chamber and became known as the Jefferson City Community Chest in the late 1920's. Nationally, the Community Chest had its beginnings in the late 1880’s when Denver businesses expressed exasperation at the difficulty in deciding which charities and agencies to support. Community Chest groups around the nation solved that problem by holding single campaigns for groups of local agencies – not much different from how the United Way operates its fundraising today.

UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI SERVICE AREA
United Way of Central Missouri serves Camden, Cole, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, and southern Callaway Counties. 


          Number of people served in 2015.

MISSION STATEMENT
The United Way of Central Missouri is a local, volunteer-driven organization that improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.

VISION STATEMENT
The United Way of Central Missouri will be the leader in bringing partners and resources together to address priority needs and provide solutions that strengthen our community.

ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES
Integrity
UWCEMO practices care in the stewardship of the resources entrusted to it. UWCEMO is honest in words and actions.

Excellence
UWCEMO is focused on achieving the highest standards of organizational excellence. 

Compassion
UWCEMO believes in and nurtures the intrinsic worth of every member of our community. 

Commitment
UWCEMO is dedicated to achieving its mission and vision.

Accountable
UWCEMO provides responsibility, transparency and accountability to its supporters.

Collaboration
UWCEMO believes that together we can achieve far more than any one of us can accomplish alone.