2020 is a year I’ll never forget. We’ve faced challenges we never expected, overcome odds stacked against us, learned things we couldn’t have imagined, banded together on a scale we never thought possible. Thank you for LIVING UNITED through this overwhelming year, answering the call when we needed you the most.

Through it all, we have continued to improve lives and advance the common good–while ramping up our efforts to address a huge increase in need. As President and CEO of United Way of St. Joseph County, I have seen our staff, our donors, our volunteers, and our entire community step up in an unprecedented way. With your help, we supported those devastated by the pandemic, by providing funding to food resources, housing resources, childcare and healthcare resources, and more.

We all want to put this year behind us. We all want to start fresh on January 1, 2021. But I’m here to tell you that January is too late. We must start today.

We will be facing a changed world for many years to come. Some of those changes are out of our hands. But many of them are within our control. Tomorrow may be full of questions, but we are the ones who can provide the answers. Because what we do together today determines tomorrow.

Join me, join all of us here in St. Joseph County, as we reimagine a future that is better than yesterday. A tomorrow full of hope, of possibility, of action. A tomorrow where every person can have a safe home, a secure future, and a fresh start.

To reach that new tomorrow, we need every single one of us to take action today. Help us get there by making a gift to United Way of St. Joseph County at www.uwsjc.org/donate

With deepest gratitude,


Laura Jensen

President & CEO

United Way of St. Joseph County.


P.S. Did you know that for most taxpayers, up to $300 of donations to charity are deductible in 2020? Give today.