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United Way of Door County’s Diversity Statement

Adopted by the Board of Directors on July 21, 2021


We strive to create a community where everyone can thrive and flourish. We will respect and appreciate the differences of race, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical and developmental disabilities, work style, socio-economic status, educational levels and the perspectives shaped by an individual’s life experiences, as well as how these are influenced by the larger culture.
As we strive to become a model of diversity and inclusion, we will hold ourselves and others accountable to our standards by:

  1. Creating measurable and relevant objectives to advance our goal of building a community in which all members may thrive and flourish;
  2. Requiring our Funded Partners to develop and adopt their own robust commitment statements for diversity, equity and inclusion. United Way of Door County will consider these statements when allocating resources;
  3. Communicating our commitments and standards and how we are adhering to them, both within our organization and throughout our community;
  4. Fostering and participating in diversity, equity and inclusion conversations and/or training programs within our community;
  5. Providing diversity, equity and inclusion training for our staff and board members that will enable us to recognize and call out injustice, both within our organization and our greater community.

We will bring persons from unique backgrounds together to collectively and more effectively address the diversity, equity and inclusion issues facing our local community. We believe that as we acknowledge, appreciate and celebrate our individual differences, as well as our interconnectedness with one another and others across our state and nation, we will become stronger together.

equityUnited Way of Door County is proud to partner with United Way of Wisconsin on the 21 Week Equity Challenge.  The challenge will be launching again in August.  More details can be found here. (https://www.unitedwaywi.org/page/equity-challenge)