Dear Friends,

I am so excited to share with you our 2023 Impact Report so that you can see the great work that we’ve done together this past year, and how we are laying the foundation for not only next year, but future generations to create a better community for everyone.

We know that the need is great. We see our role as solving our community’s biggest challenges by uniting individuals, businesses, and nonprofits, and finding real solutions to address root causes of those challenges.

The transition from a community chest model to one of transformation has taken a lot of work and intentionality and I’m happy to say that today we invest in more nonprofits in our 7-county region than ever before. We support our legacy work as well as innovative initiatives that have been proven successful in other markets.

Our end goal? It’s to make sure we have:


Again, many thanks to the thousands of donors, volunteers, and partners that have helped make our local Metro United Way one of the best in the United Way Worldwide network – the largest, most influential nonprofit in the world. I cannot wait to share more of the exciting things that will happen in 2024 and beyond!

All my best,

Adria Johnson
President & CEO | Metro United Way

There’s nothing more important than ensuring our community’s children have what they need to thrive.

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When we have strong households we are creating pathways out of poverty to prosperity which is a win for all of us.

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We envision the Greater Louisville region as a place where zip code doesn’t determine destiny and everyone has the opportunity to live up to their full potential.

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Without you, we can’t do what we do. Thank you for your support, your trust, your belief in us, and your love for our community!









Current Board of Directors

  • Adria Johnson
    Metro United Way

  • Ashley Duncan, Chair
    Republic Bank

  • Josh Kornberg, Vice Chair
    Caesars Foundation of Floyd County

  • Dr. William Stout, Treasurer
    University of Louisville

  • Lonnie Bellar
    LG&E KU

  • Lynda Bolt-Jones
    PNC Bank

  • Anya Bond-Beckley

  • Lisa Bottorff
    Lantern Enterprises

  • Patricia Carver
    Bellarmine University

  • Dr. Karen M. Cost
    Norton Healthcare

  • Patrick Coty
    Yum! Brands

  • Douglass Craddock
    University of Louisville

  • Keith Hamilton
    LB Manufacturing Springfield, KY

  • Jerry Henderson

  • Larry Horn
    Amplify Louisville

  • Aimee Jewell
    Leadership Louisville Center

  • Stephen Lukinovich
    Mountjoy Chilton Medley

  • Ashwin Netto

  • Crystal Peterson

  • Judi Petty
    Community Volunteer

  • Tanelle Sawyer

  • Kelly Schulz
    Frost Brown Todd LLC

  • Maddie Shepard
    Jefferson County Teachers Association

  • Tommy Wallace
    Old National Bank

  • Kristen Williams
    Play Cousins Collective

  • Suzanne Wright
    Jefferson County Public Schools

  • Nicole Yates
    Molina Healthcare

Thank you to these Board members who completed their term in 2023:
Jose Gaztambide, Elaine Gravatte, Kent Oyler, Lauren Peter, Dr. Marty Pollio, Seema Sheth

Current Community Impact Cabinet

  • Aaron Brewer
    Yum! Brands

  • Ann Carruthers
    Clark Floyd Systems of CARE

  • Ria Chandler
    University of Louisville

  • Chrystal Hawkins
    Chrystal Power Consulting

  • Aimee Jewell
    Leadership Louisville Center

  • Gaberiel Jones
    University of Louisville

  • Alecia Kennedy

  • Vanessa Koenigsmark
    Louisville Housing Opportunities
    and Micro-Enterprise (LHOME)

  • Nicole Krider
    Aetna U.S. Healthcare

  • Shweta Mutneja
    UPS Air

  • Tori Nelson
    Louisville Metro Department
    of Corrections

  • Valecia Quinn
    Jewish Family & Career Services

  • Tyler Radford
    Regions Bank

  • Josh Williams
    Louisville Healthcare CEO Council

  • Megan Williams
    Meritrust Wealth Management

Thank you to these Community Impact Cabinet members who completed their term in 2023: Honey Abrams, J. Barry Barker, Brian Lightsy, Emalee Morley

Community Partners

A Hand Up Community Resource Center
Ace Project, Inc.
Adelante Hispanic Achievers, Inc.
Align Southern Indiana
American Red Cross
Americana Community Center
Backside Learning Center
Bellewood and Brooklawn
Big Brother Big Sisters of
Kentuckiana, Inc.
Black Community Development
Black Minds Matter Louisville, Inc.
Blue River Services, Inc.
Boy Scouts of America, Lincoln
Heritage Council
Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana
Boys & Girls Clubs of Harrison –
Crawford Counties
Bridge Kids International
Bridgehaven, Inc.
Bridging The Gap Learning Academy
Bullitt County Housing First
Bullitt County Public Schools
CASA of The River Region
Catholic Charities of Louisville
Center for Lay Ministries
Center for Neighborhoods
Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Central Louisville Community Ministries
Centro Latino of Shelbyville, Inc.
Change Today, Change Tomorrow
Children Have Options In Choosing
Experiences (C.H.O.I.C.E., Inc, Louisville)
Children Shouldn’t Hunger
Choosewell Communities
Clark County Youth Shelter and
Family Services, Inc.
Coalition for the Homeless
Coalition Supporting Young Adults
Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky
Community Action of Southern Indiana
Community Chest of Oldham County
Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C)
Council on Developmental Disabilities
Decode Project, Inc.
Dorman Preschool Center
Evolve 502
Family and Children’s Place
Family Health Centers of Southern Indiana
Family Scholar House
First Gethsemane Center for Family
Development, Inc.
Fresh Anointing Child Development Center
Future of Work Initiative
Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana
Global Game Changers Children’s
Education Initiative, Inc.
Goodwill Industries of Kentucky
Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana, Inc.
Granny’s Girls Birth Initiative
Harrison County Community Services, Inc.
Hazel Joyce Wiley Career & Financial Literacy Institute
Highland Park Community Development Corp
Home of the Innocents, Inc.
Homeless Coalition of Southern Indiana
Hoosier Hills Pact
Hope Buss
Hope Health Clinic
Hope Southern Indiana
Horse Sensing
Inside the Lines Training
Jewish Community of Louisville, Inc.
Jewish Family & Career Services
Joshua Community Connectors
Kaylyn’s House of Joy, Inc.
Keeping it Real
Kentucky Chess Ambassadors
Kentucky Refugee Ministries
Kentucky Youth Advocates, Inc.
Keystone Learning Academy
La Casita
Legal Aid Society, Inc.

Leora Brown School
Life Development Corporation
Lifehouse Maternity Home
Lifespan Resources
Lighthouse Promise, Inc. Lighthouse Academy at Newburg
Louisville Asset Building Coalition
Louisville Central Community Centers, Inc.
Louisville Metro Government
Louisville Metro Resilience and Community Services
Louisville Urban League, Inc.
Louisville Youth Group
Lynnhurst Community Outreach
Ministries United of South Central Louisville
Minority Mental Health Project
Molo Village CDC
Muhammad Ali Museum and Education Center
National Center for Families Learning (NCFL)
Nativity Academy at St. Boniface
Neighborhood House, Inc.
New Albany Floyd County ED. Foundation
New Century Fellowship Christian Church
New Directions Housing Corporation
Oldham County Education Foundation
Oldham County Health Department
Oldham County Public Library
Olive Tree Resources, Inc.
On My Way Pre-K
Operation Care, Inc.
Options Unlimited, Inc.
Our Place Drug & Alcohol Education Services, Inc.
Out Loud Louisville
Peace Education Program
People Against Trafficking Humans Coalition of Kentucky (PATH)
Personal Counseling Service, Inc.
Pinwheel Group
Play Cousins Co-Op
Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
Project Community Center, Inc.
Prominent Youth of America
Rauch, Inc.
River City Drum Corp Cultural Arts Institute
Robert Jamison Ministries
Roots 101 African American Museum
Russell: A Place of Promise
Safe Passage
Salt and Light Community Development Corporation
Seven County Services
Shelby County Public Schools
Shepherdsville First Church of the Nazarene
Shively Area Ministries
Skillz 4 Life
Smoketown Family Wellness Center
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Louisville
Somali Community of Louisville
South Louisville Community Ministries
Southwest Family Ministries
Sowing Seeds with Faith
St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education, Inc.
St. George Scholar Institute
STEAM Exchange
Summer Bridge
The Arthur S. Kling Center
The Association of Community Ministries
The Book Works
The Center for Women and Families
The Food Literacy Project
The Salvation Army Louisville Area
The Salvation Army of Southern Indiana, Inc.
The Shelbyville Area NAACP Branch
The Social Practice Lab KY
Tiger Strike Martial Arts
Tri-County Community Action Agency, Inc.
Turnaround Resource Center, Inc.
United Crescent Hill Ministries
United Way of Kentucky
University of Louisville Foundation, Inc.
Visually Impaired Preschool Services
Volunteers of America Mid-States
Wesley House Community Services
West Louisville Community Ministries
West Louisville Math and Science Project
Worth the Words
YMCA of Greater Louisville, Inc.
YMCA of Harrison County
Young Author’s Greenhouse
Youth Link Southern Indiana
YouthBuild Louisville
Zora’s Cradle







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