• Welcome New Member United Way of Southwest Michigan!

  • United Way of Southwest Michigan

    The South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce was pleased to welcome new member United Way of Southwest Michigan with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, July 24th.   

    The United Way of Southwest Michigan fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. By harnessing resources from corporate, non-profit, and public partners, they provide assistance to our vulnerable populations while addressing root causes of our community's longstanding challenges and changing lives for the better.

    Recently, Van Buren County United Way became a little more “united” by merging with United Way of Southwest Michigan, giving the two organizations a unique opportunity to strengthen the ways they serve Southwest Michigan.  Both Anna Murphy, CEO of UWSM, and Vera Sebree, Executive Director of VBCUW, and their respective Boards, believe that a merger will not only lift brand recognition but also create greater capacity and provide more resources for the nonprofit community and residents of Van Buren County.  “Both organizations are excited about this opportunity," said Sebree. "By joining forces, we're increasing the power of the community to support our nonprofits.” 

    UWSM has served Southwest Michigan for the past 77 years.   UWSM fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community.  To learn more about how your business can run a campaign, contact Charlotte Becker, Director of Annual Campaign, 269-982-4035 or check out their website at www.uwsm.org. Your contributions stay in your own community.