Metro United Way Beacon of Equity Team
The Metro United Way is ahead of the curve on managing for equity among local United Ways, and among organizations more generally. However, they are not content to rest despite this achievement. Rather, they want to engage in continuous improvement, and they want to invite other organizations and communities to follow their lead. They want to become a beacon of equity to other organizations and communities.
Metro United Way is pursuing a bold plan by focusing its efforts on becoming a beacon of equity.
Equity has long been an issue in the city of Louisville, as it has been in many cities, but this issue was brought to the front of everyone’s attention when Breonna Taylor was shot and killed in 2020. Years later, many in the city are still reeling from this and other, related events. It would be easy to let the issue fade into the background, but Metro United Way is committed to maintaining equity as a focus for its philanthropic efforts. It has launched multiple programs to contribute to equity, such as the Black LOVE initiative, when seeks to get Black people in Louisville the basic necessary to Live, Own, Vote, and Excel. To further these efforts, this team is finalizing their DEI strategic plan, ensuring all of their constituents understand the plan, creating a toolkit for other organizations to use, and strengthening participants in Black LOVE efforts.
Meet the United Way WorldChangers
Manager of Developmental ScreeningMetro United Way
Senior Manager of Gift RelationsMetro United Way
Chief of StaffMetro United Way
Director, Diversity, Equity, and InclusionMetro United Way
Robert E. Gunn, Jr.
Chief Equity and Impact OfficerMetro United Way
Chief Brand OfficerMetro United Way
Chief Development OfficerMetro United Way
Director of Economic MobilityMetro United Way
Senior Community Data AnalystMetro United Way
Director of OperationsMetro United Way
Grant WriterMetro United Way
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