Our Campaign

United, We Build Our Future.

When you give to United Way, you help build a stronger community.

Our Annual Campaign for 2018-2019 focused on the theme of "United, we build our future." We recognize that one person, or even one organization, cannot transform our community alone. Through the vision and purposeful work of countless members of our community, we can shape a positive future for Lebanon County. Each year our community comes together during the United Way campaign to raise funds and awareness to address the biggest needs in Lebanon County. With the support of local businesses, generous donors, volunteers, and YOU, we can make a real difference in the lives of our neighbors.

Each donation to United Way of Lebanon County stays here, impacting local programs. We are a global organization with a hyper-local focus, which means we have the support and resources of a major international nonprofit, but that our team works to address the specific issues that face our community.

Thank you to all the individuals and organizations who collectively donated
$1.7 million for Lebanon County through the 2018-2019 Campaign!



A Letter from Our Campaign Chair

United, We Build Our Future! What a perfect motto for our United Way campaign. It really speaks to our community and how we work together in order to build a beautiful place to live, work, and enjoy all that our local community offers!
As a Lebanon native, I have been fortunate to spend my life living and working in this community. My connection with United Way dates back to 1989, when I began volunteering with United Way of Lebanon County, delivering campaign materials to local businesses in support of their workplace campaigns. I had an appreciation for what United Way stood for and how its support helped so many charitable organizations and residents in our community, never dreaming that I, or a member of my family, would one day be a benefactor of that generosity.
Many of you may know my story. I have a son who was born with an inherited form of intellectual disability called Fragile X Syndrome. His early years and childhood were full of specialists, therapists, special education teachers and a lot of challenges navigating this new world.
Fortunately, Andy is now a healthy 24-year-old who enjoys life to the fullest! It didn’t happen by accident, though, or without a lot of work and help from several local organizations who receive United Way funding. My family has been truly blessed to live in a community that offers so much to its residents in their time of need.
Today, I have the privilege of serving on United Way of Lebanon County’s Board of Directors and as the Campaign Chair for the 2018-2019 United Way campaign. I know firsthand how much good comes from the generosity of this community. Please join me in helping to continue the great work being done by so many in this community by supporting the campaign. Your support truly makes a difference.
Kristen Watts, 2018/2019 Campaign Chair

Every Gift Matters

We value every gift from every local donor, because each gift helps to make a difference in our community. Did you know that more donors give between $101 and $300 than any other level? Those donations added up to more than $270,000 in the 2017-2018 campaign.

Whatever amount you are able to give, we sincerely appreciate your support.

100% of Your Gift Stays Local

Thanks to the generosity of our Building Block Partners, 100% of your gift goes directly to impact programs here in Lebanon County. Thank you to these sponsors!

Campaign Events

Please mark your calendars to join us for this year's campaign events!

Campaign Kickoff
August 31, 2018 | 7:30am-9:00am
Stoneridge Retirement Community
440 East Lincoln Avenue, Myerstown, PA 17067

Mid-Campaign Community Meeting
November 29, 2018 | Evening
Lebanon Country Club
3375 Oak Street, Lebanon, PA 17042 

Campaign Celebration
January 31, 2019 | Evening
Alden Place Clubhouse
100 Freeman Drive, Lebanon, PA 17042


Campaign Sponsors

Thank you to the generous organizations who are helping build a stronger Lebanon County through their support of our 2018-2019 Campaign. 





Complete rules can be found at www.unitedwaylebco.org/campaign-rules.