STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
We acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals without regard to race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities.
We pledge to create and maintain an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences within our organization and the communities in which we serve.
We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.
We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our communities.
We pledge a commitment to equitable treatment and elimination of all forms of discrimination based on race or ethnicity at all organizational levels and throughout all programs at United Way of Lee County, and we expect our partner agencies to work toward those goals as well.
United Way of Lee County will reflect diversity in its organizational governance, volunteer structure, staffing, funding decisions and policies. Through our commitment to diversity, we will strive to be a role model in our community, joining with other organizations to strengthen an effective human service system that reaches out to all people in our two-county community. United Way of Lee County’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement reflects our own commitment to diversity in our Board of Directors, volunteer governance and structure, as well as staffing and purchasing.
Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person in our communities and across the nation.
Adopted by Board of Directors November 17, 2020