Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Our Commitment to Engaging All Voices
Mile High United Way’s mission is to unite people, ideas and resources to advance the common good. We are outwardly and intentionally committed to inclusion across all dimensions, including race, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, physical or mental ability, enables us to effectively and authentically address our communities’ most pressing needs.
Mile High United Way respects, values and celebrates the visible and non-visible unique attributes, characteristics, experiences and perspectives of every person. We recognize the unique needs and opportunities across Colorado and seek to engage all voices to co-create more equitable communities.
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
At Mile High United Way, we celebrate the rich histories, cultures and contributions of those whose ancestors come from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, check out an incredible list of events, books, music and films that celebrate Hispanic Heritage from our partners at Denver Public Library.
A message from our President & CEO
Over the past few years, Mile High United Way has taken an honest look at ourselves – not only to understand who we currently are as organization, but who we aspire to be for our community and for each other.
With leadership from the Executive Team, Board of Trustees and our internal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee, we began down a path to define and create a shared vision.
To further our progress in making Mile High United Way a great place to work and a strong community partner, we believe in a truly inclusive workplace that attracts and retains a diverse talent pool and creates an atmosphere in which we are all fully engaged, valued, and celebrated.
We have been on our DEI journey for many years, fueled by our mission to Live United and the expectations of our staff and community to create opportunities for everyone…
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategies
Today is International Women’s Day! The theme for this year is #EmbraceEquity, a theme that sits at the very heart of our mission. Learn how Mile High United Way supports women and girls through our Women United Initiative and how you can get involved.
Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate and highlight the incredible contributions the Black community has made throughout U.S. history. In honor of Black History Month, we are celebrating the legacy of Black leaders in Denver. Join us!
In recent months, the Denver community has welcomed hundreds of migrants and refugees from Latin American nations. Learn how Mile High United Way is providing support to families as they begin their transition to living here in Colorado.
Mile High United Way Board Member Lee Gash-Maxey reflects on Juneteenth, which honors the end of slavery in the United States.
Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate and honor the innumerable contributions the Black community has made throughout the history of the United States. As part of our journey as an organization, we’re engaging in a learning series focused on the Voting Rights Movement.
In celebration of Black History Month, learn more the iconic Five Points neighborhood through reflections from Mile High United Way Board of Trustee Members.
Roweena Naidoo, Vice President, Policy and Community Initiatives, shares how Mile High United Way is evolving to create greater equity in our community.
A statement by Christine Benero, President & CEO of Mile High United Way and Vernon Irvin, 2018-2020 Chair, Mile High United Way Board of Trustees.