United Way of Door County’s Diversity Statement
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:
- Creating measurable and relevant objectives to advance our goal of building a community in which all members may thrive and flourish;
- 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;
- Communicating our commitments and standards and how we are adhering to them, both within our organization and throughout our community;
- Fostering and participating in diversity, equity and inclusion conversations and/or training programs within our community;
- 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.
United Way of Door County’s Anti-Racism Statement
United Way of Door County recognizes that structural racism and other forms of deep-seated oppression have contributed to persistent disparities, the very kind of disparities that our mission seeks to address and dismantle.
United Way of Door County strives to engage community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized.
We seek to make our community a place of inclusion and welcome for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) in a community that is overwhelmingly white.
We work with residents, as well as public and private partners to co-create solutions so that everyone has the resources, support, opportunities, and networks they need to thrive.
We recommit to leveraging all of our assets, including convening, strategic investments, awareness building, and advocacy, to promote equity in the area we serve.
We commit ourselves to solidarity with other communities who share the same mission across the country and the world.
We commit ourselves to a united voice against the disparities that exist. United Way of Door County stands against hatred and works to build a more inclusive and equitable world, starting here in Door County.
This anti-racism statement is a living and breathing document with an expectation of growth. We will make changes and updates to this document as our journey for growth continues.