Our Story is your story

The United Way was organized in Columbia County in 1955  with a mission that still stands today: "to increase the organized capacity of people to care for another." The first campaign was held in 1956 and $78,000 were raised for 11 member agencies. Today, the United Way of Columbia and Montour Counties serves 23 member agencies and aims to raise $500,000.

We honor the community members who continue to make it possible to fulfill our mission and help make the community a better place. We are especially grateful for the leadership of John Thomas, who served as executive director from 1984 to 2015. Our current President and CEO, Adrienne Mael, would like to acknowledge the contributions of both past and current volunteer leaders (board, campaign and committee members) for ensuring that the United Way can continue to serve the Columbia and Montour County communities. Thank you!