History

When we began:  1887

Who started it?  Four religious leaders in Denver

Why did they do it?  They recognized the need for cooperative action to address their city’s welfare problems.

How did they begin?  These four leaders put their heads together to plan the first united campaign for ten health and welfare agencies and created an organization to serve as an agent to:

The result of the 1887 campaign: Denver raised $21,700 and created a movement that would spread throughout the country to become United Way.

How United Way of the Midlands was created:

United Way of the Midlands Today:

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