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Who We Are

Our Mission

Radically improving lives, while creating lasting change.

Our Vision

A more prosperous, better educated, healthier Citrus County.

OUR HISTORY
1986

In 1986, three local businessmen; Steve Lamb, Gerry Mulligan and Wilson Burns, had a dream to start a United Way in Citrus County. Their passion for helping others launched an organization that provided fiscal oversight for the communities philanthropic needs. Throughout the years, our United Way has raised millions of dollars and invested in countless programs that have significantly improved lives across our community.

In 2012, our United Way adopted a Community Impact model that led to the development of internal programs designed to serve the greatest unmet needs of the community. The first impact program was launched in partnership with the Black Diamond Foundation. The United Way Prosperity Center program assists local adults to earn degrees and diplomas that lead to family-sustaining income. In 2015, our United Way expanded our work through the procurement of several grants. This funding allowed us to launch Reading Pals program and Rapid Rehousing Programs. Reading Pals supports the development of reading skills in preschool and Kindergarten students. Through the involvement of nearly 200 volunteers, Reading Pals has successfully improved school readiness skills, phonological awareness, and letter and sound recognition. The Rapid Rehousing Program allows us to assist homeless individuals and families to move into a home, providing safety and sustainability. In 2017, United Way launched a new program designed to serve our local Veterans. Mission United is dedicated to serving those who have served, successfully housing homeless Veterans, connecting Veterans with services and supporting ancillary needs.

All of this great work is centered around our Mission Statement Radically Improving Lives, While Creating Lasting Change. This work will allow us to achieve our vision of our community stated in our Vision Statement A More Prosperous, Better Educated, Healthier Citrus County.

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Womens Leadership Council
Celebrate the power of women to bring about positive change in our community through philanthropy and service.
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Board of Directors
The United Way of Citrus County is governed by a board of directors composed of local community leaders. These dedicated volunteers are passionate about our mission and an invaluable asset to United Way and those we serve.
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Financial & Community Reports
United Way raises funds in one calendar year to be invested the following year.
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Community Partners
Our community partners contribute more than money. Their ideas, volunteer power, in-kind support and passion for our cause help us change the lives of so many.
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