Pikes Peak United Way advances the common good by providing a safety net for basic needs. We work to prevent tomorrow’s problems by addressing issues today. Our focus is Youth Success and Family Stability.


Pikes Peak United Way recruits the people and organizations throughout the community who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to affect positive and long-lasting change.


Pikes Peak United Way is making a better Pikes Peak Region by working to strengthen Youth Success and Family Stability. We focus on birth to age 26 providing tools and resources that will lead to a stable job, enough income to support a family and good health. Creating solutions in these areas move people from dependence to independence.


We invite you to be a part of the movement. You can give, you can advocate and you can volunteer. That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED.




Our Mission

To improve the quality of life in our community.

Our vision

Through strengthened collaboration, we will achieve measurable improvements in education, income stability and health for the residents of El Paso and Teller counties.

Our values

Community Focused. Inclusive. Collaborative.


2016-2017 qli

Pikes Peak Quality of Life Indicators


Board of Directors

Pikes Peak United Way is governed by a Board of Directors, whose responsibilities to the organization are:

  • - review and guide organizational direction
  • - ensure effective management and financial stewardship
  • - represent Pikes Peak United Way in the community
  • - bring the community's voice to Pikes Peak United Way's decision-making
  • - maintain the community's trust in the organization


    Mike Sullivan, Chairman, City of Colorado Springs

  • Randy Bernstein, Former CEO, Ent Credit Union
  • Betsy Brown, Exponential Impact
  • Renee Congdon, Esq., Sparks Willson Borges, Brandt & Johnson, P.C.
  • Jeff Detra, First National Bank of Monument
  • Tony Ensor, Sky Sox Baseball
  • Jenifer Furda, Kaiser Permanente











  • Kent Fortune, USAA
  • Michele Gorr, Discover Goodwill
  • Jeff Greene, City of Colorado Springs
  • Mike Jorgensen, Red Noland
  • Carlos Melendez, U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense
  • Matt Vineyard, JE Dunn Construction
  • Reinhold (Reini) Wigand, Merrill Lynch

Career opportunities

Colorado Springs Promise Coordinator - Posted 8/14/18

Jr Staff Accountant - Posted 7/19/18


Pikes Peak United Way is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, also known as America’s Olympic City, serving an estimated population of about 700,000.  Colorado Springs is home to five military installations, including the United States Air Force Academy.  It is also home to University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado College, the United States Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center.  Voted ninth best city in the country for families, it also has the country’s most popular park, Garden of the Gods.   A wonderful place to live, work and play, there are still children and families in need.  Pikes Peak United Way is committed to Youth Success and Family Stability and continues to work on ensuring that all in our community are moving from poverty to possibility.  Working with the Pikes Peak United Way team is gratifying, satisfying and filled with reward. 

financial information

It is a common misconception that United Ways across the country are simply local chapters of United Way Worldwide. In fact, Pikes Peak United Way is one of 1,800 autonomous United Ways, each independently incorporated and entirely governed by local volunteers. The money raised for local community programs and services stays in our community.

We are completely transparent about our business with donors, advocates, volunteers, media and the general public.
Above all else, Pikes Peak United Way endeavors to be trustworthy and committed to best practices, strong ethics and financial accountability.



















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