In 1927, the Citizens’ Aid Building was built as a safe haven to address prevalent social issues, including the aid of homeless and disabled veterans returning from World War I. As we remember the past 90 years of work that has taken place in Greater Twin Cities United Way’s building, we are reminded of how much we have grown as an organization.
Today, we celebrate our milestones as well as our future. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we’ve been able to impact the Twin Cities community with over $2 billion during our time in the building. This philanthropy has allowed us to collaborate with dozens of partner agencies in the Twin Cities to build accessible pathways for our community members, not only out of poverty, but towards prosperity.
In our second century of service, we are learning how to best implement our new set of values to help all people reach their full potential: equity, collaboration, agility, and transparency. We have made it a priority to integrate these values into our daily work, not as buzzwords but as foundational drivers. As times have changed, our organization has adapted and remained relevant to the pressing needs of our neighbors. Over the next 90 years, we aim to empower individuals and unite the community as a whole on an exponentially increasing level.
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Felicia Philibert is a Marketing Specialist at Greater Twin Cities United Way where she manages our various social media platforms. She has also contributed to United Way’s donor engagement strategies as a participant of the Urban Scholars Program, a fellowship for students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.