United way

United Way of Delaware County Timeline

  • United Way of America Founded

    United Way of Delaware County HistoryIn 1887, the Rev. Myron W. Reed, Msgr. William J. O'Ryan, Dean H. Martyn Hart and Rabbi William S. Friedman put their heads together to plan the first united campaign for ten health and welfare agencies. They created an organization to serve as an agent to collect funds for local charities, as well as to coordinate relief services, counsel and refer clients to cooperati
  • United Way Comes to Muncie

    The movement that started in Denver came to Muncie when concerned citizens established the Muncie Community Fund.
  • Campaign raises $86,000 to support 13 agencies

    Campaign raises $86,000 to support 13 agencies.
  • Campaign generates over $100,000

  • Labor representation on the Board

  • Agencies reach 20

  • MCF becomes Community Chest of Muncie

    MCF becomes Community Chest of Muncie and Delaware County, Indiana, Inc.
  • Red Feather Service Center established at 615 E. Washington

  • United Fund of Delaware County, Indiana is established

  • Community Chest legally consolidated with the United Fund

  • United Fund becomes United Way

    United Fund of Delaware County (UFDC) becomes United Way of Delaware County, Indiana, Inc.
  • Campaign tops the 1 million mark for the first time

  • Community Services Council consolidated into UWDC

  • First Community Wide Needs Assessment conducted

  • Community Resources Committee formed

  • Moved to current location on Walnut Street

  • Resource Center established.

  • Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network created

  • UWDC begins collaborative efforts

    UWDC begins collaborative efforts with Funders Forum, Technology Initiative, Youth Initiative, and Community Resources Committee (formerly Partners to Enhance Community Collaboration)
  • Youth Initiative Taskforce is formed from the Youth Initiative

  • Community Tech Link is formed from the Technology Initiative

  • Partners for Community Impact Initiative is launched

  • UWDC leads mobilization of local Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts

  • Information and referral service 211 is launched

  • UWDC Board approves moving to Community Solutions Business Model

  • Community Focus Areas Consolidated from Five to Three: Education, Income and Health

  • Community Solutions develops Guiding Principles

    Community Solutions Task Force develops Guiding Principles for Transformation to Community Solutions Model
  • Allocation Panels evolve to become Community Solution

    Allocation Panels evolve to become Community Solution Teams
  • Community Solution Teams revision

    Community Solution Teams revise Community Investment Policies and Procedures, and determine Community-Level Goals, Objectives and Measurements.