President's Letter

The Lycoming County United Way has a rich history in Lycoming County and a more recent one in Sullivan and Tioga Counties, but either way, we are proud of our commitment to all three.  This organization is one of almost 1,800 local United Ways around the world and is part of the largest, privately funded, nonprofit in the world.  Now entering our second century of service to our communities, our mission is still relevant today: Mobilizing resources to improve lives.

While we are proud of our history, we are even more excited about our future.  In 2019, we embarked on a review of our strategic plan; one that will position us for the new decade as a modern United Way, focused on issues facing all families as we look for new ways to strengthen those families and change lives.  During the process, we postponed to deal with the effects of a pandemic, we are refocusing our efforts in the months to come.

The faces of our organization have changed, but our commitment to our community has not.  As we fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community, we are fighting for everyone who needs a community to support them.  Our investment in ALICE©, an acronym for Asset Limited Income Constrained, Employed, is one way we are looking for new ways to help people on their path to financial stability.  Participating with our legislators in advocacy on behalf of our community and our partners is another way we are getting out and getting involved.

Another way we are changing is with our focus on partnerships and the marketing of our organization and those we support.  Social media has become a part of our culture and our United Way is no different.  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, and visit our YouTube Channel to see what we have been doing.  Stay tuned for more in the way of digital transformation and a more donor-centric, community impact approach.

I am so grateful for the support from our community in the form of investments in us by way of donations and sponsorships, media support in every form, participation in special events, and overall community and partner support of our efforts.  We believe that we can all give, advocate and volunteer in one way or another.  We have seen that time and time again and we are looking forward to collaborating with our community this year and in the years to come.  

I am blessed by dedicated teammates who have helped to transform the Lycoming County United Way.  We have lots more to do, but we are all committed to doing it together. 

In 2022, we celebrate 100 years of serving our communities.  We’re ready to celebrate the next century with all of you.  Thanks for supporting us on this journey!


Ronald A. Frick