Diversity & Inclusion

United Way of Greater Kingsport (UWGK) fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. 

UWGK is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of inclusion and diversity. We therefore:

  • Value, champion, and embrace diversity in all aspects of UWGK activities and respect others without regard to age, color, creed, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.
  • Refuse to engage in or tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.
  • Foster an environment that enables everyone to contribute to their fullest potential. 

LIVE UNITED

 

United Way Statement on Equity and Access to Justice

Dr. Juliette Tuakli
Chairwoman
United Way Worldwide Board of Trustees

Brian Gallagher
President and CEO

United Way Worldwide

“United Way believes that every person is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect – this includes equal treatment and access to justice. Recent events involving violence and threats against African Americans expose our society’s underlying racism, prejudice and privilege that prevent too many people from being treated with the humanity and respect they deserve. These incidents are abhorrent and run counter to everything that United Way, its volunteers and professionals value, live and fight for every day.

All people of all backgrounds and identities must call out discrimination and demand its removal from our society; otherwise we are endorsing the status quo and are complicit in the abuses that follow.

We must all do our part, working United, to make our communities the places that we need them to be – equitable, respectful and opportunity-filled. We, as a society, can and must do better to guarantee that the basic human rights and freedoms of every person in every community are protected.”