Honoring Trailblazers of Generations Past

The United Way has established giving circles that are named after heroes of generations past. The giving circles recognize donors who provide significant levels of financial support.   In the past, our circles were named after the presidents who called Virginia...

A Community Table

WHAT IS A COMMUNITY TABLE? It’s a simple idea: bring people in our community together to share a meal, a conversation, and build common ground. Getting to know one another can lead to greater awareness and understanding, can begin to build trust, and form new...

A Hot Time Round the Track

It was a hot day for Relay 4 Community Health, a race in its third year and now a partnership between Piedmont YMCA and the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area, but it was a strong day. Despite temperatures being over 90 degrees, 37 teams competed for glory across four...

Relay 4 Community Health

The journey to better health begins with a single step, and the support of a caring team. That’s the idea behind the Relay 4 Community Health. The United Way – Thomas Jefferson Area and the Piedmont Family YMCA invite you to join in the fun on June 30, 5-7 pm at...

Gaining New Relationships & Perspectives

Before August 12, 2017, the Charlottesville area was known as one of the great places to live. Countless magazine articles celebrated our beautiful scenery, cultural amenities, and thriving economy. Long-time residents know there’s another side to the Charlottesville...

Collaborating Around Climate

Our United Way focuses on people, supporting programs around school readiness, self-sufficiency, and community health. We don’t directly contribute to environmental causes, but we do respond to the pressing social needs of our time of which supporting sustainability...