A look through the United Way of Midland County 95th anniversary section in today’s Daily News shows the lasting positive impact the agency has in our county.

United Way offers a way for us to collectively improve our communities, not just through financial contributions that fund critical programs, but also through volunteering and advocating for important causes.

“Our supporters are savvy investors who recognize the high level of accountability, transparency and return on investment,” Ann Fillmore, executive director of United Way of Midland County, wrote in a column. “The true value of United Way lies not in the amount of money it raises, but in the impact in our community. We are in the businesses of bringing people together to change lives.”

Take the time to learn about some of United Way’s longtime partner agencies, volunteers and supporters. See why local Companies that Care and major corporations continue to back this community mainstay. Learn how Young Leaders United is building the next generation’s commitment to philanthropy and volunteerism.

Think about what you can do to help make a difference in our community. The investment will be worth it.