Mobilizing caring to affect change.


Creating positive community change.

Strategic Pillars and Goals

Everyone is housed.

Everyone has food.

Everyone has health care.

Everyone is safe.

Equity Statement

United Way fights for the education, income, health, and transportation of every person in our community. 

We know the work of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is unique to every community around the world. Below is United Way of Jackson County’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement of Principle which outlines our commitment to building a sustainable, inclusive, and resilient organization and community.


We take the broadest possible view of diversity as we continue to learn and be inclusive. 

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the education, income, health, and transportation of every person in our community.

We believe that each United Way partner, donor, volunteer, advocate, employee, and person served must have equal access to solving community problems.

We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.

We commit to using these practices for our business, our communities, and our relationships. Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person and every family in our community.

September 2019


Community: We bring together our diverse population to discover and deliver solutions to the challenges which impact the health and well being of all of us.

Compassion: We offer opportunity, encouragement and inspiration within our community to care for one another.

Empowerment: We provide the ability to grow, collaborate and transform for individuals, organizations and communities.

Vision: We help people fulfill their potential and improve lives in our community by informing, advocating, convening and facilitating human services.

Integrity: We are honest and trustworthy providing clarity, consistency and strength in our mission.

Inclusion: United Way of Jackson County believes in inclusion.  We promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in our committees, councils, Board and staff.  We develop leaders who are educated and aware of DEI.  We work to ensure our policies and procedures honor DEI.


Accountability Standards

  • Finance committee manages financial and investment policy, hires the independent auditor, serves as uncompensated volunteers, and has three CPA members.
  • Board requires staff to be responsible for accuracy, fairness and completeness of financial statements and IRS 990.
  • Have established procedures for anonymous report of any financial concerns and ensure that any report is fully investigated.
  • Contracts with audit firm for audit and tax preparation.
  • Conflict of interest and code of ethics for staff and volunteers.
  • Accounting and records retention policies regularly reviewed.360 degree evaluation of executive director.


2019-20 Board of Directors

Chris DuBose
US Bank

Brande Cowden
People’s Bank of Commerce
First Vice President

Kathy Bauer
John L. Scott Real Estate
Second Vice President

Jason Lukaszewicz
Moss Adams LLP

Nick Parsons
Rogue Credit Union

Jacob Ansures
Seven Feathers Casino Resort

Julie Barry
Ruch Outdoor Community School

Amy Belkin
Teresa McCormick Center

Kristi Bennion
Bennion Orthopedics and LDS Church

Charley Bolen
Hornecker, Cowling Et al.

Tim Clayton
US Bank

Jason Elzy
Housing Authority of Jackson County

Steve Erb
People’s Bank of Commerce

Helen Funk
Jackson County

Penny Garrett
Regence BlueCross BlueSheild

David L. Gremmels
Rogue Creamery

Adam Heath
Providence Hospital

Aaron Hoefling
US Bank

Michele Jones
Community Volunteer

Rev. Christina Kukuk
United Church of Christ

Beth Lindsay
Community Volunteer

Frank Lucas
Community Volunteer

Catherine “Cathy” Noah
Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center

Lance Reyes
Propel Insurance

Sue Slack
Community Volunteer

Mariah Smith
Rogue Credit Union

Becky Snyder
Community Volunteer

Valerie Stein-Retiz
Ashland Tennis & Fitness Club

Delia Warner
Rogue Community College SBDC

Melissa Wolff
State of Oregon DHS

Kimberly Young
Community Volunteer 

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