The Watertown Area United Way is a non-profit community based volunteer organization whose purpose is to assist in meeting human care needs of Watertown Area residents.
Watertown Area United Way Bylaws
About the Watertown Area United Way
The Watertown Area United Way funds over 30 agencies and is a leader in the non profit and philanthropic community. The Watertown Area United Way goes beyond just raising funds for local non profits. It serves as a catalyst to encourage non profits to collaborate and work together to meet the needs of our community.
United Way Highlights
1971 United Way of Watertown, Inc. formed. Prior to this it was called Community Chest.
1984 $100,000 raised for the first time
1987 United Way Accounts are computerized and Loaned Executive Program Implemented
1988 $200,000 is raised for the first time
1989 Heart Club Program implemented (leadership giving)
1989 Employee giving exceeds corporate giving for the first time
1993 $300,000 raised
1996 $471,000 raised
1998 Campaign Divisions were revised, $500,000 raised for the first time
1999 $531,532 raised
2002 $590,000 raised
2005 $637,472 raised
2006 First Chrome Cruise with Harley Davidson held. Full time Executive Director hired
2009 $671,512 raised – First ever United Way Radiothon held with KXLG 99.1 FM
2014 United Way raises over $725,000 for the first time
2016 The Watertown Area United Way had it's most successful campaign to date with the addition of the Montgomery's Room Makeover Sweepstakes, raising over $740,000