UWOC Equity Statement of Principle

Equity Statement of Principle

Racism and discrimination have no place in our world, and we stand in solidarity with all those who seek equity and justice. We envision a community where everyone can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. A community where race does not predict health or wealth, life or death.

The United Way of Olmsted County Board of Directors recognizes equity as a core value that is critical in achieving United Way’s mission. We value the intentional inclusion of everyone in our community.

We strive to dismantle systemic, institutional, and historical barriers based on race, ethnicity, ability, and other identities so they no longer determine socioeconomic, education, and health outcomes.

Our mission compels us to prioritize people in our community who have been marginalized and excluded. United Way of Olmsted County is committed to finding and implementing community-driven solutions that ensure all people have the resources and opportunities needed to reach their full potential. We commit to leveraging all our strategies, investments, and partnerships to building a more equitable community.

Approved by the United Way of Olmsted County Board of Directors 5.18.21