Mary Sellers

Mary Sellers
Mary Sellers 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. She joined United Way in February 2012 with a 20-year track record of leadership and success in nonprofit and community organizations.

Recent Posts

This Is How Central Iowa Lives UNITED

Our 2017 LIVE UNITED Celebration drew a record crowd to Prairie Meadows to recognize our community's collective achievements to improve the health, education, and financial stability of all central Iowans. Here are the highlights shared at the...

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100 Moments from United Way's 100 Years

For the past 100 years, United Way of Central Iowa has taken on challenges big and smallfrom convening the community to tackle tough issues like poverty and getting kids ready for school success to partnering with thousands of people who donate...

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Solheim Cup benefits READ to SUCCEED

A year till it’s here: the Solheim Cup, a premier international women’s golf tournament, comes to Des Moines Golf and Country Club in August 2017. And if you buy your tickets in the month of August 2016, you can help United Way of Central Iowa and...

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Leadership Circle

More than 4,000 individuals and families made a Leadership Circle contribution of $1,000 or more during the 2015 United Way campaign. 

We invite you to visit our registry of Leadership Circle members, which honors the commitment of our most...

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The Principal Charity Classic: it's "Fore" our Kids

On June 1-5, central Iowans will welcome some of the world’s best golfers to the Principal Charity Classic, our community’s premier charitable sports event.

It’s more than just a world-class sports event—each year, the event’s proceeds are donated...

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READ to SUCCEED!

READ to SUCCEED: Volunteers helping children read proficiently

In recognition of its 100th year, United Way of Central Iowa is launching READ to SUCCEED, its first-ever grassroots public awareness campaign to engage the entire community and call...

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Celebrating 100 Years

In 2016 United Way of Central Iowa marks its 100th year in Central Iowa. It’s a big milestone and we have a lot to celebrate! Over the course the next year we will honor and thank the leaders of the past and present—the legends in our community who...

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