On March 4, 1921, at a meeting in city hall, 22 Lexington organizations that were engaged in some form of social services work voted to organize the Lexington Welfare League. Many of the organizations were dependent to a large extent on the public for funds to carry on their activities. By combining efforts, they sought to achieve a unified and collaborative response to community needs.
Although we wouldn’t become a United Way organization until much later, this was the inception of our service to the Central Kentucky community. We are proud to work alongside each of you in Central Kentucky to help make our community the best place possible to live. Here's to 95 more years!