Diversity and Non-Discrimination Policy

United Way of the New River Valley will uphold the principle of diversity as a strategy to best serve the organization and its communities. United Way of the New River Valley (UWNRV) is committed to value, encourage, and seek diversity in carrying out the mission and goals of the organization.  All volunteers, staff, members, and other associates of the organization will be respected and treated fairly without regard to any classification or category.  It is the policy of United Way of the New River Valley to comply in all its daily operations with all the requirements of law and regulations regarding non-discrimination and equal employment opportunities as they apply to officers, board members, personnel, and volunteers.

This policy serves as UWNRV’s basis for seeking diverse representation in the organization across all persons who serve in any capacity with the organization.  Diversity is sought across as many classifications as possible, and seeks persons who desire to serve the community throughout the organization, and who have skills/abilities/desire to do so. UWNRV will continually assess the composition of its staff, volunteers, and representatives, and seek organization participation via multiple means to both the general public and specific, identified targeted audiences in which it desires to increase participation.


Policy reviewed Fiscal Year 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2013-2014, 2016-2017. Policy was updated in FY 2010-2011 adding statement to continually assess composition of all participants in organization, and state intent to seek diversity across as many classifications as possible.

Policy update in 2010- title changed to reflect it is organization's Diversity policy as well as non-discrimination.

Policy updated and approved by the Board of Directors in 2007 (States value of diversity, repeats part of Code of Ethics)

Prior policy approved by the board of the United Way of Montgomery County, 1988