About Us

About UsOur Mission

The United Way of Delaware and Otsego Counties, Inc. unites communities to improve lives in our region by mobilizing their caring power to address basic human needs. Resources raised and leveraged are invested in programs that have sustained, measurable impacts on the building blocks of education, income stability and health.

Our Goals

In 2008, United Way World Wide initiated a 10-year program designed to achieve the following goals by 2018:

  • Improve education, and cut the number of high school dropouts — 1.2 million students, every year — in half.
  • Help people achieve financial stability, and get 1.9 million working families — half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable — on the road to economic independence.
  • Promote healthy lives, and increase by one-third the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors.

These goals are ambitious, but with your help, and by utilizing our core strengths — a national network, committed partners and public engagement capacity — we can achieve them.