Independent Health Rises to the Challenge of Increased Community Needs
Thursday, March 3rd, 2022
Change starts at United Way. But it doesn’t happen alone.
For United Way, creating systemic change means addressing systemic inequities, elevating new voices and engaging new partners. At the same time, our nonprofit partners continue to face an unprecedented demand for services. The result has been a 30% increase in requests for United Way program funding for the 2022-2024 investments application cycle.
One company, Independent Health, recognized this need and has come forward with a $50,000 matching corporate contribution — along with a challenge to others in the community to join the cause.
Michael W. Cropp, M.D., President & CEO of Independent Health, explains why the organization and its associates have such a longstanding commitment to United Way, even during a time when companies themselves continue to grapple with the aftereffects of the COVID-19 pandemic:
“Independent Health, just like United Way, is deeply-rooted and committed to this community. Both of our organizations exist of and for this community, and we are honored to partner with the United Way on this important campaign.
United Way does such a great job of recognizing the gaps and the disparities that exist across our community and is working hard to do their part to fill those gaps.
I would tell anyone, in terms of dollars that you feel you want to invest in community betterment, there’s no better place than United Way because of the relationships that they have, the knowledge that they have, and the processes that they have to identify both new opportunities as well as organizations and programs that have a strong track record of making a difference.”
In making this contribution, Independent Health hopes to inspire other organizations and community leaders to step up and do the same.
Through March 31, donations to United Way will be matched $1 for $1 up to $50,000 thanks to Independent Health. Make your matched donation today: bit.ly/ChangeStartsHereChallenge