Mcdonough county, Il

our board of directors

We all have a stake in what befalls our fellow man. We all benefit when a child succeeds in school, when someone finds a job that will help them provide for their family, or when more people are able to access quality, affordable health care. We rise or fall together. United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.  We win by living United.  When you support McDonough County United Way your donation is staying local, supporting our 19 Partner Agencies in their fight to help +11,000 residents they serve.

When you’re INvested, nearly 10,000 area residents are provided with much needed food and daily non-food staples to sustain healthy living.

Being INvolved has led to marked improvement in academic performance of nearly 1,500 county school kids who benefit from mentorship and early education programs.

Making all residents feel INcluded encourages a more productive, thriving community by ensuring their safety through shelter or legal services and empowering individuals to enter the job market.

I’m INvested, INvolved, INcluded.

Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNTIED.

Jessica Heitner, Executive Director

See what United Way is doing in McDonough County.

Find out what drives us to do what we do.

Mission + Vision

Learn more about our 19 Partner Agencies


United Way is proud to partner with FamilyWize to offer Prescription Savings Cards to residents of McDonough County!  Simply show the card to your pharmacist to receive your discount!  Click HERE to learn how you can receive yours today!


Partner agencies

President:  Ashley Riggins, Purdum, Gray, Ingledue, Beck

Vice-President:  Jill Beck, Western Illinois University

Treasurer:  Kate Cobb, MidAmerica National Bank

Secretary:  Renee Georges, Western Illinois University

Past-President:  Amber Patrick, Century 21 Purdum-Epperson, Inc.

Director: Shannon Orris, First Bankers Trust

Director: Kristen Terry, Downtown Development
Director: Jordan Pounders, MidAmerica National Bank

Director: Alisa Reimolds, Pella

Director: Meagan Wohlfeil, McDonough District Hospital

Director: Erin Orwig, Spoon River College​

Director: Curtis Bortell, Hy-Vee