I am honored to serve the Spokane County United Way as the 2014-2015 Chair of the Board of Directors. Together, with diverse leaders representing the private and public sectors, we are working to build a healthier and more
prosperous community.

Over the past year, our United Way has engaged in discussions about where we stand today and where we aspire to be in the future. This led to our Vision 2020 and a set of strategic goals that guides our work and focuses the  expertise, funding and volunteer support necessary to positively impact education, income and health – the building blocks for a good quality of life.

We believe that education is vital for lifelong success and that it sets a strong foundation to create pathways out of poverty for individuals and families across our entire community. Our Excelerate Success initiative is making great strides to link partners and develop strong networks that help ensure all children are ready to learn at every age, successfully transition into college, and earn a certificate or degree that positions them for career growth and a high quality of life.

Our website connects hundreds of volunteers to projects throughout the year that strengthen neighborhoods and schools.

We have an investment strategy designed to reach key outcomes and increase the capacity of our community to meet the needs of our children and families and help everyone gain access to the tools they need to be successful.

Spokane County United Way is mobilizing our human and financial resources to make an impact where it matters most. I urge you to get involved and please join me as we work together to reach our shared goals and truly make Spokane a better place to live and work.

Mark Mattke

Chief Executive Officer
Spokane Area Workforce Development Council

Spokane County United Way is governed by a group of community volunteers who make up our Board of Directors. These volunteers live and work in Spokane County, and serve together as United Way’s primary decision makers. Activities such as fundraising, planning and fund distribution are conducted by these committed individuals who donate their time and effort to improving our community.

Board of Directors:

Jeff Bryant
Inland Northwest Blood Center
Michelle Grabicki
Numerica Credit Union
Wendy Newman
Northwest Farm Credit Services
Carrie Cheshier
Traveler's Insurance
Jack Heath
Washington Trust Bank
Gloria Ochoa
City of Spokane
Elaine Couture
Providence Health Care
Ozzie Knezovich
Spokane County Sheriff's Office
Shelley Redinger, PhD
Spokane Public Schools
Dr. Polly Crowley
Retired Superintendent,
West Valley School District
Mark Mattke, Board Chair
Spokane Area Workforce
Development Council
Jan Schmidlkofer
K & N
Barbara Doyle
Rob McCann
Catholic Charities
Donna Jacobs Stambaugh
State of Washington
Gina Drummond
Joel McCullough, MD, MPH
Spokane Regional Health District
Beth Thew
Spokane Regional Labor Council
Linda Elkin
U.S. Bank
Cheryl-Anne Millsap
John Traynor, PhD
Gonzaga University
Kim Ferraro
West Central Community Center
John Moloney
Moloney + O’Neill
Dennis Vermillion
Avista Corporation
Kristin Goff
Wendle Motors
Marcelo Morales
A4 Ventures, LLC
Dorothy Webster
Community Volunteer
  Tina Morrison
Professional Musician's Union Inland NW, Local #105
Camerina Zorrozua
Maxey Law Office