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What We’re Doing
United Way focuses on education, financial stability, and health because they are the essential building blocks for a good quality of life. Our goal is to build solutions that create positive social change.

Labor Leadership Giving Society Annual Report

United Way of East Central Iowa has partnered with the labor movement since 1969. The Labor Leadership Giving Society (LLGS) recognizes Union members who demonstrate a personal commitment to caring for one another and those most in need.

Read the LLGS Annual Report

UWECI Leadership Directory

UWECI's leadership societies are made up of our most passionate donors. Together, we tackle today’s issues by creating lasting, systemic change. Membership enables you to create a meaningful bond to work in our community and to others who share your commitment.

View or download this year's directory

WLI Annual Report

Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) unites funds and resources to ensure the well-being of women in need. Learn more about what these passionate women achieved in the past year.

Read the WLI Annual Report

Our Community
United Way of East Central Iowa’s service area is five counties: Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Jones, and Linn counties. We work to understand people we serve at the county, city, and neighborhood level and improve well-being in each area.
Our Blog
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Emily Wherry is our practicum student this year. Learn about how she will support United Way and our work in the community.

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Help local families by volunteering with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program!

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Read a recap of our Legacy Dinner event and learn about this year's challenge grant.