Our United Way
In 1965, the first federated campaign organization known as the Norfolk United Fund was formed to make efficiant use of volunteer involvement, reduce campaign costs, and effectively budget available funds according to community needs. That year our Norfolk United Fund raised $50,000.00.
Later, we became a member of United Way Worldwide. As only a member, our United Way has its own 501(c)3 tax status, a fifteen member Board of Directors and one Ex-Officio Board Member.
More than 300 volunteers are recruited each year to promote and organize fund-raising efforts through out the Norfolk Area. They are supported by a 35 member volunteer campaign committee comprised of local leaders representing business, employees, local government, and non profit organizations.
We are proud to say that 99 cents of each dollar donated, stays in our communities.