Together, we can
make a difference
in our community.


Our Mission

To improve lives and meet community needs by uniting people and resources

In carrying out our mission, we work hand in hand with our donors, partners, volunteers, and advocates to make a significant impact throughout the Lafayette-Oxford-University (LOU) community. Every contribution makes a meaningful difference as we partner together for the betterment of our community.

What We Do

We support worthwhile local programs and initiatives that make a significant impact within our four focus areas of health, education, financial stability, and basic needs.


Focus: To improve people’s health, with a goal of helping our community and its members:

Achieve and maintain healthy lifestyles

Support older adults and those diagnosed with mental illness


Focus: To help children and youth achieve their potential, with a goal of helping our community and its members:

Enter kindergarten ready to learn

Read at grade level by the fourth grade

Earn a high school or equivalent degree

Financial Stability

Focus: To promote financial stability and independence, with a goal of helping our community and its members:

Attain family sustaining employment

Create affordable housing opportunities

Manage expenses and build savings

Basic Needs

Focus: To meet our community’s basic needs, with a goal of ensuring our community members have:

Sufficient food

Adequate shelter

Disaster and emergency relief services


Every contribution to our local United Way is an investment in our community and yields incredible returns.