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Who will you nominate?

United Way is on a mission to tell a story. But not just any story. This story is about why we fight—and what we are fighting for.

A project of United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, United We Win: Faces of Our Community, is a collection of portraits and stories of people from all corners of our community. It’s a small way for us to share the generosity of our donors, the strength and resilience of our clients, the compassion of our agency providers and the leadership of our business partners. It’s a showcase of the humanity of our work and the inherent beauty and diversity of our community.

The faces and stories shared here are worth more than any number of statistics or reports we could share. These are the real people—the mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, neighbors, colleagues and friends—who make up our community. Because behind all the research, outcomes, processes and funding cycles, what we’re really in the business of is changing lives.

Why do we fight? We fight to break the cycle of poverty. To mend seemingly impossible divides in our community. To build a community where every person, every child, every family thrives.

Jaquelin fights to empower her peers and to give a voice to those who have been forgotten.

Marilyn fights to ensure that all young people have the right tools and support they need to succeed.

Shawnta fights to raise her children in a safe home of their own. 

There are so many stories to be told, reasons to fight—and we want to hear from you. Do you know someone in the community who should be featured? Maybe it’s your sister, your grocery store clerk, your colleague, your teacher. Maybe it’s you. Anyone who is standing up for what’s right, who is brave and bold and using their voice to build a better, a brighter community.

Consider nominating someone today.