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“We believe that nonprofit organizations can better achieve their missions by drawing on the skills, talents, and perspectives of a broader and more diverse range of leaders, and that the diversity of viewpoints that comes from different life experiences and cultural backgrounds strengthens board deliberations and decision-making.” - BoardSource

Aligning with this belief, United Way of San Diego County is committed to recruiting and cultivating a group of demonstrated leaders who are diverse in their ethnicity, professional backgrounds, subject matter expertise, and cause area interests. Please complete the application below to be considered for participation in the program. This six week course will take place VIRTUALLY from September 30 - November 4, 2020.

The application deadline is Wednesday, September 9, 2020 and acceptance notifications will be sent by Monday, September 14, 2020. Upon acceptance into the program, a $1,000 program fee is due before the first training session; details about payment options will be sent out with decision notifications.

Please contact Carlee Chatman at carlee.chatman@uwsd.org or 858-636-4133 if you have any questions.


The application for our Board Service Certification Fall 2020 cohort is now open! This six week virtual course requires a commitment of 2.5 hours per week "in class," with additional discussions and readings as assigned. Please complete this application by September 9, 2020. Applicants will be notified of acceptance decisions by September 14th.

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For 100 Years...

United Way of San Diego County Centennial CelebrationUnited Way of San Diego County has worked in alignment with partners to address inequities in our region and help underserved communities. We have stayed vital to this community in great part due to the rich relationships we share with our corporate and community partnerships.

San Diego has always been a community of change, and ever since we began in 1920, our organization has proudly met that challenge, adapting to the needs of a region in transition. Our efforts to continue being a community of change, to continue transforming lives, are as critical as ever.

The urgency is now.