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Reid Wiggins

While living in Seattle in 2008, Reid first became involved with United Way of King County, using his background in banking to help low-income families file their taxes for free.

“That was a big community need that the United Way had taken on,” Reid said.

Looking to get more involved, Reid quickly joined the Emerging Leaders group at the local United Way in Seattle, which features community-minded millennials who want to make a difference. When Reid’s job relocated him and his family to Boise, he wanted to join another young leaders group with United Way.

David Duro

United Way and the Treasure Valley YMCA have built a longstanding partnership to help children learn, grow and succeed.

David, at the helm of the local YMCA, wants to continue that.

“I have donated to and volunteered for United Way for 34 years because I have seen the life-long impact this work does,” David said. “I give because my gift makes a difference to an individual, which strengthens my community and changes the world.”

Jaime Hansen

Jaime is the executive director of Family Advocates, a nonprofit organization that provides education and support for expectant mothers and parents, and helps foster children caught in the legal system. She has made a career helping others, and first joined United Way as a supporter in 2008.

“United Way of Treasure Valley not only brings dollars, but visibility, in-kind, and a volunteer spirit that is critical to Family Advocates and the children and families we serve,” Jaime said.

Riley GRay

Riley specializes in development and donor relations at Terry Reilly Health Services. United Way of Treasure Valley is proud to partner with Terry Reilly Health Services and provide crucial medical services to those in need.

Riley has been involved with United Way for more than 10 years.

Cindy Esposito

United Way of Treasure Valley partnered with Genesis Community Health to transform lives improve health and wellbeing.

“Because of United Way’s generosity we are able to provide medical, dental, mental health and non-medical resources through our Community Connectors Services,” said Cindy, the director of development at Genesis Community Health.

Ed Schultz

Ed loves to read to his grandchildren. Whether he’s visiting them or vice versa, he always looks forward to the excitement of his grandkids when they select a book for grandpa to read.

“I read them the words and we play games searching for items on each page,” Ed said.

When Ed found out only one in 300 children in low-income households have books, he was saddened.

“It really tugged on my grandpa heart,” he said. “Every kid needs books to call their own.

United Way to begin accepting letters of intent for 2017 Program Grant funding

BOISE, Idaho — United Way of Treasure Valley will begin accepting letters of intent on Monday, Jan. 9, through Friday, Jan. 20, at noon, from 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations seeking 2017 Program Grant funding.
The letter of intent application, as well as funding goals and more details are available at 

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