About Us

Our Mission

The United Way of Central Jersey provides leadership to create opportunities for a better life for people living or working in our community who are needy, at risk and vulnerable. 

We achieve this by mobilizing people, organizations and financial resources to create and sustain programs that achieve targeted outcomes and lasting change through volunteerism, partnerships services and advocacy.

Presidents Message

Welcome to United Way of Central Jersey's public website.

At the United Way of Central Jersey, we spend a great deal of time assessing and monitoring the most pressing human service needs in our region. Perhaps as no other nonprofit organization in the area, the United Way takes a broad, objective view of the community as a whole. Informed by volumes of research and first- hand case studies, this global perspective ultimately leads us to some impartial and educated conclusions about what matters - about the area's most critical issues.

Guided by the volunteers on our Board of Trustees, we address underlying causes - the reasons why problems exist. Volunteers give their time, talent and treasure to build a stronger, healthier Central Jersey community. The goal is to create lasting change by preventing problems from happening in the first place. With a focus on child development and well-being, we are committeed to the three pillars of a good life:

  • Education
  • Financial Stability
  • Health

The issues we face are complex and inter-connected.  They cannot be addressed by a single group or organization. That is why working with the United Way of Central Jersey helps to ensure an integrated approach to solving community needs.

You can choose how to help.

You can improve lives by giving to United Way of Central Jersey Community Impact Fund or choose an Impact Area for focused giving.

When you give to the United Way of Central Jersey, you are helping to change the character of our community. What matters most are the lives we change and the communities we strengthen by working together.

Be a leader in your community. Join us today to help bring about lasting changes in people's lives. Please tell us what you think about the most important challenges and what can be done about them. I look forward to hearing from you.

Gloria Aftanski
Chief Professional Officer