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United Way President and CEO Brian Gallagher reaffirms United Way’s values

February 3, 2017 (Alexandria, VA) – United Way President and CEO Brian Gallagher today issued the following statement reaffirming the organization’s values in the wake of recent events:

In light of current events and changes to U.S. policies, Americans and people around the world have had to confront their beliefs, values and convictions on human rights.  For United Way, there is no question.  For 130 years, we have fought for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.  In nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories, we have been—and always will be—committed to equal rights, tolerance, and diversity of all people.  

United Way’s efforts positively impact more than 50 million lives each year.  We can do this because our organization has spent more than a century developing deep roots and trust in the communities we serve.  That will never change.  Now, more than ever, it is important that our society stand up for every person in every community.


About United Way Worldwide
United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Supported by 2.8 million volunteers, 9.8 million donors worldwide, and more than $4.7 billion raised every year, United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit. We’re engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide to create sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our communities. United Way partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic and faith-based organizations, along with educators, labor leaders, health providers, senior citizens, students and more. For more information about United Way, please visit UnitedWay.org. Follow us on Twitter: @UnitedWay and #LiveUnited.

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Southerlyn Worsham
United Way Worldwide
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