We are United for Equity

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Official Statement

Systemic racism creates obstacles for Black and Indigenous People and People of Color, upholds all other forms of oppression, and is an injustice to us all.

United Way of Champaign County is committed to educating our community and changing systems to eliminate these obstacles, and expects stakeholders to honor and share our commitment.

The future of Champaign County depends on honoring and including varied perspectives and finding solutions to the root causes of complex problems.

United, we will create space to share successes and failures so that we can continue to grow and effectively serve our dynamic and diverse community.

- Approved by the United Way Board of Directors 12/2/2021

Meet the United for Equity Committee

Denise Poindexter

Committee Chair

Denise Poindexter

Denise is a member of the United Way Board of Directors. In addition to her work as Chair of the United for Equity Committee, she serves on the Board's Executive Committee.

Committee Members

Amy Armstrong

Jamar Brown

Demetria Candler*

Demond Dade

Alanson Gann

Kara Johnson*

JoAnna Smith

Kandace Turner

Jewell White*


* Denotes United Way Board Member