Neighbors Helping Neighbors
IT'S GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY

Living united since 1957

The United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks& Area has been investing in local programs focused on positively transforming the lives within the Greater Grand Forks Area since 1957.  When you choose to LIVE UNITED you are joining local volunteers, supporters and staff who are dedicated to building a strong and caring community. Together, we are helping our neighbors fight homelessness, overcome mental health issues, afford daycare and so much more.  
Our Mission

United to Positively Transform Lives and Build Strong, Caring Communities

Our Vision

Be the trusted leader in improving the quality of life in our communities.

People Helped

30,000

Programs SUpported

29

Partner Agencies

23

nEighbors Helping

3500

Meet OUR TEAM

Dave Sena

President/CEO

Heather Novak

Vice President of Operations

Nancy Andrews

Corporate/Donor Liaison

Carly Tate

Operations Coordinator

Courtney Engel

Administrative Support

Denise Hartze

Donor Support Specialist

Board of Directors officers

Phyllis Johnson

Board Chair

Tony Telken

Board Vice Chair

Jodi Sorum

Secretary

Cheryl Ramberg

Treasurer

Chris Johnson

Campaign Chair

Nikki Jackman

Immediate Past Board Chair

Board of Directors

Brandon Baumbach

Grand Forks Economic Development Corp.

Tricia Berg

Grand Forks County Social Services

Chrissy Brabandt

Scheels

Carol brakel

Northeast Human Services

Terry Brenner

Grand Forks Public Schools

Denny Elbert

University of North Dakota, Retired

todd feland

City of Grand Forks

Steve Gander

Opticare, Forks Vision Clinic

Mark hall

Alerus Financial, Retired

Marty McDonald

Scheels

Eric Scheffer

Bremer Bank

Penny Zola

Northridge Hospitality