United Way strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion. Our Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers reflect the many faces, cultures and walks of life that proudly make up our world.

We respect, value and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. We also believe that bringing diverse individuals together allows us to collectively and more effectively address the issues that face our communities. It is our aim, therefore, that our partners, strategies and investments reflect these core values.


Board Diversity Policy

The Board of Directors of the United Way of Rock River Valley is committed to development of a diverse board comprised of individuals who bring various talents which will better enable to the agency to achieve its mission. In doing so, the Board of Directors will strive to include a demographically diverse group among its membership so that the board reflects the community served by the agency. The Board of Directors of the United Way of Rock River Valley will not discriminate in the selection or retention of board members on the basis of their race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, age, status of discharge from the U.S. armed forces, marital status, record of arrest, or sexual orientation.

United Way of Rock River Valley hereafter referred to as United Way, values the trust donors and other stakeholders place in the organization and adheres to the highest standards in gathering, using and safeguarding personal information. The information collected from donors and stakeholders may be used for pledge processing and communications, including, but not limited to email, mail, phone or fax.


Sharing Personal Information

Relationships with United Way are voluntary and confidential. Personal information is gathered directly from either United Way’s website or a pledge or volunteer form requesting personal information, including address, email, birthdate, etc.

If a donor chooses to designate a gift to a specific health or human services 501(c) 3 organization, United Way will release the following donor information to that organization so they may acknowledge the gift: name, employer, preferred mailing and e-mail address, and gift amount. The donor may contact United Way to opt out.

Donors and stakeholders may choose to opt-out of being listed in any printed materials by contacting the United Way. Donors and stakeholders may opt-out of receiving email correspondence at any time by contacting the United Way or by following the unsubscribe instructions within the emails.

United Way will not rent, trade, or sell personal information.

United Way will not share personal information without donor or stakeholder consent.


If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact our Donor Pledge Processor, Maria Enciso at 815-968-5400 or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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How to LIVE UNITED in 2015




Giving to United Way is the easiest way to make an impact on the entire community. We invest your donation into local community programs that support the building blocks of better lives and stronger neighborhoods – a quality education for young children; income stability for families; and good health for all. 

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United Way of Rock River Valley is dedicated to improving the quality of life for our children and their families. Join us to make an impact on our community.


Available Positions:


Impact Project Manager

This position relies on expert program and time management and provides supervision and leadership for United Way's community impact and investment process. Position provides oversight for Irving Avenue Strong Neighborhoods House and its programming; Loves Park Strong Neighborhoods House and its programming; Ogle and Winnebago counties Grant Process; I READ and Success By 6 (United Way's early childhood and early grade literacy initiatives); 2-1-1; and United Way's Volunteer Center and Volunteer Engagement activities.

To apply for this position, visit  https://staffmgmt.applicantpro.com/jobs/1094368.html


Achievement Advocate

Under limited supervision, the Achievement Advocate will help ensure middle school students are on track to graduate high school by utilizing an Early Warning Response System (EWRS) in concert with the school principal, parents, and community leaders. Primary functions include supporting student academic achievement to remain on-track by addressing barriers to necessary services and supports, promoting active family and community engagement and enabling more efficient and effective use of key resources.

To apply for this position, visit  https://staffmgmt.applicantpro.com/jobs/1101689.html


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Recognized as a Four Star Charity by Charity Navigator, United Way of Rock River Valley adheres to sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Our commitment to donors is to share all information about our organization quickly and openly. Review our four star rating >

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United Way of Rock River Valley will never sell, trade or share a donor's personal information with anyone, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations and will only share personal information if the donor has given specific permission to do so. Read our complete Donor Privacy Policy >


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