Statement regarding UWW



United Way of Staunton, Augusta County, and Waynesboro (United Way SAW) has been monitoring the coverage concerning the alleged harassment and retaliation at the United Way Worldwide. We currently have no information other than what is being reported in the press. The allegations do not include or involve United Way SAW. We are an independent, local organization. As such, we want the people of the communities we serve to know we urge United Way Worldwide to cooperate with all investigations into the allegations, and to do so publicly and transparently.

United Way SAW continues the commitment to address the greatest community needs in the areas of health, education and financial stability.

The United Way of Staunton, Augusta County, and Waynesboro does not, under any circumstances, tolerate harassment, retaliation, disrespect, or exclusion for any reason.

Once more details into the allegations become known, we will continue to update our board of directors and communities.

Questions about our policies, procedures, and missions may be directed to the following members of the Executive Committee and/or staff of United Way SAW: (540) 885-1229 or

Signed February 22, 2021

Margaret Hersh, Board Chair
Wayne Huffman, Chairman Elect
Kris McMackin, Treasurer
Dwight Johnson, Immediate Past Chairman
Jeff Cassell, Executive Committee member
Jeff Bergener, Executive Committee member