Why United Way

Including Heart of West Michigan United Way in the list of charities you support ensures that together, we are investing in the needs of the greater community.

An undesignated gift to the Heart of West Michigan community investment fund is a powerful tool that allows United Way to invest in more than 60 local agencies in the fields of education, income, and health and core internal programs. This comprehensive approach allows United Way to extend its reach far into the community – helping 1 in 4 people in Kent County.

One donation, when combined with the gifts of others, has a powerful influence on West Michigan. The beauty is that the money that’s raised here, stays here

UNITED WAY BELIEVES THAT EVERYONE DESERVES:

A GOOD EDUCATION THAT
LEADS TO A STABLE JOB
TO BE FINANCIALLY STABLE
A HEALTHY LIFE

        

Exciting new incentives for the 2014 Campaign:

Driven to Give  Fox Motors 

  • Any Heart of West Michigan United Way donor who makes a $50 new or increased undesignated gift to the 2014 campaign will be automatically entered into our sweepstakes for a new vehicle from Fox Motor Group! The winner will receive up to $30,000 to apply toward the vehicle of their choice.

Leadership Circle Challenge – Steelcase Foundation

  • Become a new Leadership Circle member with a gift of $1,000 to $9,999 or increase your previous Leadership Gift and your donation will be generously matched 1-to-1 by the Steelcase Foundation.

New Business Challenge – Mike & Sue Jandernoa

  • 50 cents for every dollar raised in new workplace campaigns or other new business incentives will be matched by Mike and Sue Jandernoa.

Corporate Gift Challenge – Mike & Sue Jandernoa

  • Mike and Sue Jandernoa will match 50 cents for every dollar raised in new and increased corporate gifts.