Statement of Inclusion And Diversity

The United Way of Lamar County strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion and opposes all forms of racism.  Our Board of Directors, staff and volunteers reflect the many faces, cultures and walks of life that proudly make up our world.  We respect, value and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are.  We also believe that bringing diverse indivduals together allows us to collectively and more effectively address the issues that face our community.  

The United Way of Lamar County fosters and promotes an inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributions of diverse individuals and organizations so that we can collectively and effectively create opportunities for a better life for all.  We believe in being anti-racist and stand strong against ethnic discrimination.  We believe in the desired rights and outcomes for all people in society and understand that there are historical systems, policies and institutions that lead to the practices of discrimination.

We are hopeful that our community will continue to take active steps to oppose discrimination as we work together to find solutions, engage in healthy dialogue, learn more about each other, and raise our children to believe in a world without bias or prejudice.

Diversity and inclusion are the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED!