About Us


Beaufort County United Way was founded in 1961 and is an affiliate of United Way Worldwide. We are governed by a local board of directors made up of local volunteers who provide community-wide leadership. Our volunteer leaders help identify the most critical social issues in our community, then leverage resources and partnerships to advance the common good in Beaufort County.  

Since our inception, United Way's focus has been and will continue to be on how to improve lives and strengthen communities. 

Our Mission

Measurably improve people’s lives by mobilizing community resources that effectively address health and human service needs.

Our Leaders  

The United Way Board of Directors are local community leaders committed to building a strong, equitable thriving Beaufort County. See who is part of United Way's volunteer leadership Board. 


Underlying the role and mission of the Beaufort County United Way, is a firm belief in the dignity of all people. We reaffirm this belief in our policies, which guide and direct our employment practices, program funding, and volunteer recruitment. The intent of this policy is to reflect the positive value of diversity in the community and to reflect the spirit of diversity as well as the actual wording.

Diversity, as defined by the Beaufort County United Way, provides equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, disability, sex, age, national origin, or ancestry. Beaufort County United Way promotes the full realization of this policy through the positive recognition of the value of diversity.

Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED. Read more about our diversity, equity, and inclusion policy here.