Diversity and Inclusion

Underlying the role and mission of United Way of Berks County is the firm belief in the dignity, respect and value of all people. As a leader in our community, United Way’s intent is to create and sustain an environment that encourages all individuals to reach their fullest potential in a positive and productive manner.

United Way of Berks County takes the broadest view of diversity, going beyond visible differences to affirm the essence of all individuals including the realities, background, experiences, skills and perspectives that make each person who they are. To that end, the organization seeks to support and engage the entire community in our work without regard to race, religion, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation, veteran-status, marital status, familial status, socio-economic status or any other difference.

United Way of Berks County values and embraces diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our work because we believe that:

  • Diversity of voices and perspectives improves our responsiveness and ability to understand community needs, strengths and resources
  • Diversity adds to organizational excellence when we tap the skills, talents and resources of people of different backgrounds
  • Diversity makes us better stewards of donor dollars when we reach out to all people

United Way is committed to ensuring our actions conform to the spirit and intent of our strongly held values of inclusiveness, dignity and respect for all.