United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.  That is why Valley United Way is committed to raising $1,000,000 by June 30, 2017!

Update! We have exceeded the Campaign Goal!

After 10 years of nearly reaching the annual campaign goal, Valley United Way is happy to announce they have met and exceeded the $1 million goal set for the 2016-2017 year.

Valley United Way has raised more than $1,050,000. That is $50,000 more than the campaign goal.

“Thanks in part to all those who contributed to the Valley United Way, we have reached our $1 million campaign goal this year. I am grateful to all those who supported our efforts, and our community will be better — and stronger — because of it,” said Jimmy Tickey, the Valley United Way campaign chair.

Click play on the YouTube video to watch Tickey make the announcement during the Valley United Way’s recent annual reception.

“The Valley United Way makes a difference in the lives of hard working people who struggle to make ends meet, senior citizens who need assistance, young people who are being prepared for a bright future and communities who are responding to crisis’, said Tickey. ‘The Valley United Way is working each and every day to alleviate these concerns, and is thinking strategically about their work so there are more long-term solutions.”

Valley United Way has been in the community for 49 years.

Thanks to the generosity of donors, Valley United Way has been able to invest over $35 million into helping youth, providing basic needs and working to prevent crisis.

“The Valley is a caring community and it is not surprising that the community is so generous. Congratulations to the dedicated volunteers who worked tirelessly on the Campaign,” said Sharon Gibson-Ellis, President & COO of Valley United Way.

If an individual or company would like to find out more information on how to participate in either donating funds, volunteering time or donating in kind donations, please contact Valley United Way at 203-926-9478 or email: sharon.gibson@valleyunitedway.org .

For more information on Valley United Way, their funded partners and the programs and services they provide please visit www.valleyunitedway.org and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Join the Fight!


Follow the link above to make your online donation or call  (203) 926-9478 to set up your Workplace Giving Campaign!


Click here for Highlight’s from this year’s Annual Community Campaign

Emmett new building pic.Join us Tuesday, September 27, 2016 for our Annual Community Campaign Kickoff at Emmett O’Brien Technical High School in Ansonia!

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Meet our NEW Campaign Chair

Jimmy Tickey grew up in Shelton, attended Shelton Public Schools, and continues to call Shelton home. He graduated from Fordham University in New York City with a degree in Business Administration and Economics.

Jimmy has a strong sense of service to his community and has been involved with the Valley United Way since he was in Valley United Way’s Youth Leadership Program in high school. He is proud to lead the Valley United Way Community Campaign this year and is looking forward to working with community leaders, businesses and residents to collectively fight for a stronger community. Jimmy hopes to strengthen families across the Valley, encourage youth to succeed and assist people in crisis.

Aside from his active role with Valley United Way, Jimmy is also on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley and is a Corporator for Griffin Hospital. Jimmy serves as Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro’s Campaign Manager and operates his own consulting business – JWN – advising small businesses, professional groups, non-profit organizations and campaigns.

In 2013, Jimmy was elected to the City of Shelton’s Planning & Zoning Commission. Jimmy was previously elected to the City of Shelton’s Board of Apportionment and Taxation, where he worked to decrease the tax-rate while maintaining key city services. Jimmy was recently named Connecticut’s Top 40 under 40.

A Message from the Director of Resource Development

I want to thank each and every one of you for taking the time to consider a gift to Valley United Way.  When you give a gift to Valley United Way you become a part of something greater! United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their potential through health, education and financial stability. We fight to improve the lives of every person in every community.  We know that the big challenges communities face aren’t solved by one person or one nonprofit alone and that is why our approach is so important. United Ways are in 1,800 communities working in collaboration with nonprofits, businesses and governments to lead change. United Ways around the world collectively impact over 50,000,000 lives!  Here is the Valley we fight to prepare youth for success, strengthen families and help people in crisis. Your donations allowed Valley United Way and our funded partners to help 107,964 Valley residents last year!* I hope that you will once again join me in the Fight for a Stronger Community!
*Numbers are based on agency reporting. Duplication is possible if helped by multiple service providers.

 Meet our Campaign Cabinet

CarolineCaroline Baird, Androski Law Firm Jennifer-Bull_0915_newJen Bull, Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C.
kathyKatherine Johnson, Town of Oxford MK HeadshotAmanda  Kilmartin, Community Volunteer
Jen Olson Jen Olson, Derby Public Schools Tricia O'MalleyTricia O’Malley, Griffin Hospital
Pagliaro,Joe2010 Joseph Pagliaro, Jr.,
Riverview and Adzima Funeral Homes
2015_headshot_rpRamon Peralta, Peralta Design



Thank You to the 2016-2017 Campaign Underwriters

Marquis Underwriters:  Iroquois Pipeline Operating Company 

Underwriters: BIC Corporation  •  Dworken, Hilllman, LaMorte, Sterczala,P.C.  •  Edward F. Adzima and Riverview Funeral Homes  •  Fred Ortoli Photography  •  Town Line Self Storage, LLC.   •  Venman & Co. LLC.  Webster Bank


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