Serving on the United Way Board provides a way for me to connect with our community in several meaningful ways. First, with the United Way fund raising efforts, we help facilitate and encourage those who have a desire and ability to give of their time and/or money to organizations that make a difference. Next, as we review proposals from various organizations, we become aware of the uniqueness of each organization and their commitment to the individuals they serve. Finally, and probably most importantly for me, is the opportunity to see the impact that the United Way efforts have on individual lives. Growing up, the phrase “It is more blessed to give than to receive” was very familiar in our home. By serving on the Board at United Way, I have the privilege to be involved in a collective effort of giving that significantly improves the lives of others.