The United Way of Eastern Utah: Making local impact
The United Way of Eastern Utah was established in 1981, and serves Carbon, Emery, Grand, San Juan, Duchesne, Uintah, and Daggett Counties. This includes 37 municipalities with a population of 108,604 and containing 25,850 square miles. In today's economic climate our work is more important than ever.
The United Way of Eastern Utah consists of employees: Bill Maikranz, Executive Director; and Carole Wright, Campaign Coordinator. The office is also supported by four AmeriCorps VISTAs; Annalee Howland and Ronda Brown serving Carbon and Emery Counties, and Jeannie Hodgekiss and Caitlin McRae serving in the Uintah Basin.
The UWEU is governed by a 12 member volunteer board.
The mission of the United Way of Eastern Utah is to improve lives in Eastern Utah by mobilizing the caring power of the community. Our focus is education, income, and health. We believe these are the building blocks of a better life; enough income to support a family through retirement, a quality education that leads to a stable job, and good health. We are working to see that every child enters school ready to learn and finish high school and succeed in college, work, and life. We are also creating support for families and individuals to have enough income to provide stability and ensure that our community's most basic needs are met. United Way of Eastern Utah also wants to ensure the promotion of health and safety as well as access to affordable health care for all individuals in the community. Our goal is to create measurable and sustainable changes that meet current and emerging needs within the community.
The United Way of Eastern Utah would not be able to have a presence in Eastern Utah without the support made by our cornerstone partners. These businesses and individuals help cover our administration costs so that money collected through employer campaigns flow right back out into the community through program funding and Community Impact Programs. We would like to thank the following businesses for your dedicated support: