United Way Mission
United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.
United Way and Our Community
The United Way of the Tanana Valley effectively and efficiently utilizes the time, energies and expertise of its volunteers and staff. The United Way of the Tanana Valley is sensitive to the needs of local and area-wide agencies and cognizant of the desirability of basing fundraising endeavors and allocation procedures primarily within the Tanana Valley. Throughout history the name of the organization has changed, but never its goals:
1956 to 1960 – Fairbanks Federated Fund
1960 to 1964 – Fairbanks United Fund
1964 to 1972 – United Good Neighbors of the Tanana Valley
1972 to present – United Way of the Tanana Valley
The annual campaign is one of the ways the United Way fulfills its mission. Our annual campaign with the school district’s involvement has been a constant since the beginning. We have only grown stronger with the support from the School District and its staff members who already strive to improve the lives of children and their families within the district.