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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

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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