Equity & Inclusion

The United Way of Westchester and Putnam (UWWP) is dedicated to improving the lives of the 40% of our neighbors who live in poverty or paycheck to paycheck. These are often hardworking families struggling to make ends meet and provide a better life for their children.

We recognize that institutional racism is one of the factors that contribute to keeping families from surviving and thriving. That lesson has always been apparent, but it is even more so today in the wake of overt racism in the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many others before them.

At UWWP we believe that WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER and that it is only by being UNITED that we can change the world for the better.

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make everyone who they are, and we welcome their unique perspective and experience as we advance our mission to improve the INCOMEEDUCATION, and HEALTH of every person in our community.

As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

As such, all of us at UWWP stand in solidarity with anyone who seeks diversity, equity, inclusivity, and mutual respect.  We condemn racism and we will fight for justice.


Tom Gabriel, President and CEO
United Way of Westchester and Putnam