Team up with United Way to help strengthen our community!

We are blessed to live in such an amazing community that truly represents how to LIVE UNITED. With the great combined efforts of so many local individuals and businesses, we are pleased to announce that as of 11/14/2016 we have reached 63% of our goal. Currently the completed employee campaigns are running 3.14% ahead of the amount they raised at this time in 2015. This shows that as a community we truly realize the importance of changing the lives of our friends and neighbors in need. 

We still are 1.47 million away from meeting our goal of $4 million

By staying focused on specific goals in Education, Income, Health, and Basic Needs, we’re able to show a measurable difference in the lives of people in our community. And when one organization, or one program, or even one person succeeds, we all succeed – together.  Thanks to thousands of people that are making a choice to GIVE, ADVOCATE and VOLUNTEER to ensure this work happens, because we know those in need are not strangers – they’re our friends, our neighbors, and sometimes even us.  

On behalf of all of us at United Way of Southwest Michigan, THANK YOU for your continued  support of those in need in Berrien and Cass Counties.

2016 pacesetters

Mid-West Family Broadcasting


Competitive Edge

Kemner-Iott Agency, Benz Insurance Agency

Lakeland Health

1st Source Bank

United Way of Southwest Michigan

AEP, Indiana Michigan Power

Edgewater Bank


This year we have an amazing Campaign Chair leading a very hard working Campaign Cabinet. We are grateful for all of the hard work they have already contributed to the 2016 Campaign year. 

Ann Cardon, St. Joseph Public Schools – Chair
Joe Tanko, AEP – DC Cook Plant
Dan Peat, Kinexus
Kathy Starbuck, Lakeland Health
Tanya Urias, Honor Credit Union
Zack East, Mid-west Family Broadcasting
Elizabeth Door, Whirlpool Corporation