Elisabeth Buck

Elisabeth Buck
Elisabeth Buck is the president of United Way of Central Iowa. As the organization’s chief executive she leads United Way’s strategies to achieve substantive community impact in the priority areas of Education, Income, and Health to improve lives and build a stronger central Iowa.

Recent Posts

Mary Sellers to Return as President

United Way of Central Iowa announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Mary Sellers as President upon Elisabeth Buck's retirement in July 2021.

Mary formerly led the organization from 2012 to 2017 until she was appointed as U.S....

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Community Goals for 2020 Final Results and  LIVE UNITED Award Recipients

United Way of Central Iowa’s 2021 Community Impact Report shares the final results toward the Community Goals for 2020. Companies and individuals recognized with annual LIVE UNITED Awards, including Athene as the recipient of the prestigious Spirit...

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Continuing to Fund Current and  Critical Needs

United Way of Central Iowa invested an additional $518,848 back into the community to respond to current critical community needs.

United Way of Central Iowa recently invested $518,848 in 26 of its nonprofit partners across Polk, Dallas, and Warren...

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United Way of Central Iowa Announces its New Strategic Focus: UNITED to THRIVE

United Way of Central Iowa unveiled its new strategic focus today: UNITED to THRIVE. As the principle now guiding the organization’s strategic decisions, United Way of Central Iowa aims to unite central Iowans to foster a thriving community – one...

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21-Day Equity Challenge: Uniting Central Iowans to Learn and Grow

United Way of Central Iowa is excited to offer our community a new, localized 21-Day Equity Challenge, beginning on October 5, 2020 at www.EquityChallenge.org.

All central Iowans are invited to register to join the free 21-Day Equity Challenge, a...

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You Can Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 with a Donation to Healthier Together - It's a Win for All initiative

Broadlawns Medical Center and United Way of Central Iowa are requesting donations of fabric face masks to support their Healthier Together – It’s a Win for All initiative. Make, purchase, or give to help get fabric face masks to our underserved...

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The Power of Giving

For anyone who ever wished to have the power to make a really big impact on their community, and on the world, GivingTuesday can be a dream come true.

Last year, more than 3.6 million people from 150 countries joined together to raise $400 million...

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United Way announces progress toward Goals for 2020

At the LIVE UNITED celebration on April 24, 2019, United Way of Central Iowa announced progress toward the community’s Goals for 2020 in Education, Income, and Health with the release of its 2019 Community Impact Report. The event also honored Athene

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10 New Year's Resolutions to Make Central Iowa a Better Home for All

Instead of making a long list of New Year's goals, try setting a theme to shape your aspirations and actions throughout the year. One option could be: "Make an impact on our community."

Here are 10 New Year's resolutions to help you live out your...

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More central Iowans are financially self-sufficient

The percentage of central Iowans who were financially self-sufficient increased to 67% in 2017, up 1.1% from the previous year and up 1.8% since 2015, according to the latest U.S. Census data released this December.

Since 2015, nearly 25,000 more...

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