United Way of Lee County defines diversity to include all human characteristics that make us unique as individuals. It includes everyone and excludes no one. Race, sex, geographic origin, culture, lifestyle, age, disability, sexual orientation, economic status, familial status, and religion are just some of the characteristics that define us as people.
United Way of Lee County values the diversity of our employees, partners, board members, and contributors because we believe that:
- diversity adds to organizational excellence when we tap the skills, talents and resources of people of different backgrounds;
- diversity of voices and perspectives improves our responsiveness and ability to understand community needs, strengths and resources;
- diversity makes us better stewards of donor dollars when we reach out to all people; and
- diversity within a community system of care ensures that all people receive the essential human care services needed.
The United Way of Lee County embraces diversity and equal opportunity as core values. In its staffing, volunteer positions and support of agencies, the United Way of Lee County will not discriminate against any person or persons based in race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, familial status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, national origin, pregnancy, ancestry, or any other category protected by law.