Prairieland United Way efficiently raises and allocates funds to support a strong network of
quality agencies and services; provides information, management and technical resources;
identifies critical issues and unmet needs; and builds collaborations with the public and private sectors to meet those needs.
Prairieland United Way is the place where people of our community come together in the spirit
of teamwork and servant leadership. As excellent stewards of financial and human resources
entrusted to us, Prairieland United Way ensures that those resources are effectively developed
and properly invested to achieve optimum impact in the community. We are an integral part of
this community’s leadership; we conduct ourselves with the highest regard to trust, fairness,
ethics and respect for one another. Volunteers are our foundation and most valuable resource.
We were founded by volunteers and are a volunteer-directed organization. We take responsibility
for directing and managing this organization and in partnership with our agencies, we meet our
community’s critical human service needs. Prairieland United Way values and is committed to
the richness of diversity in all aspects of our organization and those with whom we partner and
serve. We are a catalyst for change, creating awareness of needs and celebrating successes in
caring for one another and in creating a more compassionate community.
Formerly organized as a Community Chest organization under the name Morgan County United Way, Prairieland United Way was incorporated in 1948, raising $33,500 with W.O. Randall as the Board President. Today, Prairieland United Way programs provide over 60,000 units of service in Morgan, Cass, Scott and Northern Greene counties annually. Prairieland United Way has a local partnership with 24 nonprofit agencies and 30 programs.