About Us

Our Story

The United Way of Boyertown Area has a long history of supporting the local agencies that provide much needed services to the Boyertown School District Area. As far back as 1932, community volunteers raised funds for the Boyertown Community Chest to benefit Boyertown service agencies. In October 1958, it was rechartered as the United Community Chest Fund of Boyertown Area and renamed the United Way of Boyertown Area in 1979. It is a tax exempt, non-profit organization registered with the IRS as a 501-(c)3 organization. Our local United Way is a change agent and demonstrates inclusive behavior by moving from awareness to action, recognizing differences as strengths,valuing diversity of opinion, and respecting members of our Boyertown area community regardless of culture, religion, race, age, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic standing, and origin.

Our Mission

Protecting the rights and wellbeing of EVERY child
Proactively provide preventive support to Boyertown area youth

Description of actions: We invest in Boyertown area youth to succeed in academics and life, by providing proactive support for mental health and anxiety as well as ensuring effective family and peer relationships.

Our Mission Statement & Our Overall Community Goal

To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community and to conduct efficient community-wide fundraising which helps meet the community’s critical human health and services needs.

Help make Boyertown area homelessness a rare, brief and non-recurring experience

Description of actions: We help Boyertown area residents find and maintain stable housing by connecting them with community health, human, and financial services to prevent future experiences of homelessness.

Our Approach

Using volunteer help, funds are raised in the community
to support programs in local agencies that benefit people
in the Boyertown area community. The local agencies
are non-profit and each must meet a rigorous set of eligibility
requirements to become (and remain) a member agency.

Our Board of Directors

These wonderful people make it all possible

Our Board Members

Diane Bodolus

Retired Teacher

Lori Carnes

Tompkins VIST Bank

Adriana Derstine

Student Rep.

Steve Elsier

Former BASD Board Member

Kurt Fegley


Michelle Gabel

Gateway Ticketing

Andrew Mathius

Board Member

Emma Moyer

 Student Rep.

Steph Petri

Boyertown Area School District

Dennis Psota

Retired Police Officer

Brian Rohn

Boyertown Area School District

Keith Youse

Retired Police Officer

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