Hands Up


The United Way of Stephens County's mission is to improve our community's quality of life by uniting resources in support of programs dedicated to helping people. 


The United Way of Stephens County was formed in 1954 as a Community Chest by two local businessman, T.H. McCasland, Sr. and Eric Murray. They created a consolidated fundraising effort that supported six local nonprofit agencies. These men helped create a lasting legacy that we proudly continue to promote this day.


Today, the United Way of Stephens County supports 20 agencies and programs providing a wide range of human services directly to the residents of Stephens County. Over 98% of funds invested in the community, go directly to these supported agencies. Agencies supported by the United Way, must be nonprofit, tax-exempt, practice sound financial management, have at least 18 months in operation before being considered and must be non-discriminatory.

While our name has changed a couple of times since 1954, our mission stays the same. The United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. 


We take the broadest possible view of diversity.

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. 

We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.

We strive to include diversity, equity and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work. 

We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities. 

Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person in every community.