Getting Started


We are more than fundraisers, we are hand raisers and game changers here to make a big impact and ensure that every child and every family has the opportunity to succeed. We want to engage with you year-round to create strategic opportunities for your employees to give of their time, talent and treasure.

Key Offerings

Volunteer Engagement: United Way has an extensive offering of volunteer opportunities. Whether employees are looking for a team building project for a full or half day; an ongoing community based opportunity; or n chance to join a board or committee, we have it covered. Workplace Campaign: During workplace campaigns, employees have the opportunities to give directly to United Way and other causes that they care about. United Way provides multiple ways to give, including payroll deduction. Our team will work with you to build a campaign that engages employees and builds teamwork and morale by making giving impactful and fun. Companies, agencies and organizations can find various versions of our pledge form bellow.

Pledge Form

You can download the pledge form, fill it out and email to Diana Reilly at or mail to United Way of Meriden and Wallingford, 35 Pleasant Street, Suite 1E Meriden, CT 06450.


How And What We Do

Funding Programs That Make A Difference

Local volunteers work to evaluate and determine funding for our local programs. This process ensures that our programs are designed, evaluated and funded by local citizens. It is a dynamic and flexible process that relies on a program demonstrating how it changes peoples’ lives in the community as well as what it needs to accomplish that change. Using a Results-Based Accountability model, our agencies design their programs according to both the qualitative results they want and also the quantitative needs they have in order to make those results possible. Along the way, they tell us what benchmarks will be met. Our volunteers and agencies receive ongoing training, technical assistance and support that they need from this United Way. It is more than goal-setting… it is goal achieving. George McGoldrick, Board Chair, used these community volunteers as allocators. This year’s programs were reviewed and funded by: Cheryl Poryanda, Chair – Webster Bank Carl Anderson – Masonicare Mark Atkins – CW Resources Alison Cady – Choate Rosemary Hall Richard Clark – Webster Bank Stan DeCosta – Mary Wade Home Marinerva Diaz – Webster Bank Customer Care Center Rajan Doering – Quinnipiac University Rosanne Ford – Midstate Chamber of Commerce Mark Gingras – G&G Beverage Ron Hansen – Component Engineers Craig Hazel – Kuhn Employment Opportunities Andre Holloman – Keller Williams Realty Steve Knight – Community Volunteer Gina Marcantonio – G. Marc & Associates George McGoldrick – George E. McGoldrick AIA Kieren Moore – Law Offices of Kieren Moore Alan Ponchick – Meriden-Wallingford Community Foundation Mike Rohde – Community Health Center Lucas Thomas – Burns & McDonnell Liz White – Record-Journal If you want to be considered for our next allocations process, please contact us.


Thank you for supporting United Way’s Community Campaign! We are so grateful for your efforts in helping to ensure that children and families in our region succeed. Giving should be easy and accessible and we are here to make sure that it is. We have tools and resources to support you in managing a giving campaign that is fun, engaging and impactful for all of your employees.

The Value of Giving

More and more, employees and customers are attracted to companies that are committed to the community and create opportunities for them to connect with the causes they care about most. Employee campaigns are a great opportunity to engage employees, build a spirit of teamwork and increase morale all while making an impact on the community.