THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT IS COMMITTED TO LEADING BY EXAMPLE.

Together, we can make UVM a leading workplace in this annual campaign and demonstrate our commitment to community engagement. Read Vice President Wanda Heading-Grant's letter to the UVM community encouraging our support to United Way.

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Make a Gift

The 2021 campaign closed on March 31, but you can still make a gift to United Way to support their good work.

Make your gift online here.

Strategic priorities

With the guidance and support of hundreds of community citizens, including many UVMers, volunteers have defined five key strategies to guide United Way in its acting, advocating and investing.

These five priority areas are:

Advancing employment

Advancing financial stability through job training, skills development, access to resources and workplace interventions that help people succeed at work.

Promoting mental health

Promoting mental health through prevention – focusing on wellness and resilience – and ensuring access to mental health treatment, crisis services and other supports.

Supporting families

Supporting the functioning and well-being of families of all ages through skill building, knowledge, support or access to resources.

Meeting basic needs

Ensuring basic needs are met: housing (emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing, housing retention, affordable and alternative housing); food (access to affordable and healthy food); transportation (providing and reducing barriers to accessing transportation); and healthcare (reducing barriers to accessing essential services like dental, home visiting, hospice and palliative care).

Reducing substance abuse

Reducing substance abuse through prevention (including developing assets and promoting resilience), eliminating barriers to treatment and supporting recovery

More information

For answers to commonly asked questions about the United Way, visit the United Way of Northwest Vermont's website

If you have any questions about the UVM United Way campaign, please contact one of the following campaign coordinators:

Mary Provost
University Financial Services
Mary.Provost@uvm.edu

John Sama
Residential Life
802-656-0534
John.Sama@uvm.edu

Our workplace campaign's top-tier finish!

Great job UVM! Through the generous support of staff and faculty, we raised nearly $100,000 in the 2021 United Way workplace campaign and finished 4th out of 139 businesses and organizations in our region.

Why support the United Way?

United Way of Northwest Vermont shares our vision for resilient community. Every $1 raised turns into $2.25 invested back into our communities through volunteers, nonprofits and businesses working together with United Way to meet community-defined priorities and to scale up solutions that already prove to work.