Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Kim Soerensen, President/CEO
Primary Contact Name
Ula Kauppi
Main Address

1010 Miller Park Square
Lynchburg, VA 24501
United States

What We Do


United Way of Central Virginia is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is working to advance Education, Income, Health, and Basic Human Needs in our community by supporting programs, services, and collaborations. We are improving opportunities for our youth to succeed in school. We work to stabilize families through programs that reduce hunger, improve housing stability and reduce domestic violence. We are improving health care accessibility for individuals of all ages to improve health and wellness. We do this through financial support of 38 programs at 25 non-profit agencies and through our two internal programs, 211 and Bright Beginnings. All dollars donated to the United Way Community Impact Fund stay local to help OUR neighbors.




 United Way of Central Virginia (UWCV) has selected its 2023 Campaign Cabinet members. The UWCV Campaign Cabinet is a time-honored tradition dating back to the 1980’s. Local leaders who believe in UWCV’s mission assemble yearly to help support the campaign, attend UWCV events, and encourage the community to give to the United Way. The 2023 Campaign Cabinet held its first meeting on August 15th at Riverviews Artspace (see picture). UWCV CEO Kim Soerensen stated, “We are proud of our association with such prominent leaders from Lynchburg and the surrounding counties. Together, we will ‘Be the Change’, raising critical funding for our 25 nonprofit agencies.”

 The next campaign event will be UWCV’s 2023 Campaign Kickoff on Thursday September 14th at 5:30 p.m. at the Academy Center of the Arts. The public is invited, and tickets are free with registration. For more information, see

 UWCV’s 2023 Campaign Cabinet members are:

Stephanie Andrews, CEO, YWCA of Central Virginia
Bruce Boone, CEO and Owner, JJB D.C. Inc.
Scott Brabrand, Executive Director, Virginia Association of Superintendents
Gary Campbell, CEO, Johnson Health Center
John Capps, President, Central Virginia Community College
Christina Delzingaro, CEO, Community Access Network
Billy Flint, Managing Broker, Flint Property Group
Matt Foster, Physician, Centra
Frances Giles (Honorary Chair), Community Volunteer
George Hurt (Honorary Chair), Retired Physician
Steve LaManna (Campaign Co-Chair), Market President, Truist
Rick Loving, Retired, BWXT
Luther Maddy, Licensed Realtor, Elite Real Estate
Nat Marshall (Campaign Chair), Community Engagement Specialist, BWXT
David Neumeyer, Executive Director, Virginia Legal Aid Society
Kimball Payne, Retired Lynchburg City Manager; Executive Manager, Berkley Group
Dennis Roberts, Pastor, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Marc Schewel, President, Schewels Home
Ron Shoultz, Owner, Heritage Connection
Marjette Upshur, Director of Economic Development and Tourism, City of Lynchburg
Shelley Waldeck, Director of Sales and Marketing, The Virginian Hotel
Jen Webb, CEO, Free Clinic of Central VA


Interesting Info
  • In 2022, approximately 1 in 5 individuals (56,000) in Central Virginia were impacted by programs at our 25 supported agencies.
  • In 2022, UWCV's 211 Virginia received 5,106 calls in Central Virginia and 12,644 referral resources were given.
  • In 2022, UWCV's Bright Beginnings made it possible for 133 children to attend local preschools and provided training to 435 early childhood educators.

2023 Williams Golf Tournament
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