About Us

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Heart of Missouri United Way fights to improve lives in the community.

Our Vision

Our community wins by Living United: By responding to changing community needs. By forging strategic partnerships and fostering effective solutions to tackle local issues. By harnessing the best resources and inspiring others to join the fight in defeating barriers to basic needs, health, education, and financial stability.

Our Team


La Aunshe’ Briggs

Administrative and Finance Assistant
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Courtney Daviess

Assistant Director of Community Impact

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Andrew Grabau

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Amy Harvey

Finance Director
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David Holtgraewe

Chief Operations Officer
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Alaina Leverenz

Marketing and Communications Director

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Krista Myer

Director of Continuous Improvement
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Bolupe Ogunyooye



Jan Stewart

Development Officer


Calli Zielenga

Campaign Manager

Executive Committee

Past Chair
Mike Ireland (2024)
The Bank of Missouri

Dr. Eryca Neville (2024)

Columbia Public Schools – Douglass High School

Vice Chair
David Clithero (2023)
Hawthorn Bank

Mark Gingrich (2024)
Williams-Keepers, LLC.

Brock Cooper (2024)
Veterans United Home Loans

2022 Campaign Chairs
DeMarko and Adonica Coleman
A2D Events

2023 Campaign Chair
Susan Hart
Reinhardt Construction

Community Impact Committee Chair
Mitzi Clayton (2025)
University of Missouri

Marketing Committee Chair
Laura Gerding (2023)
Missouri Employers Mutual

Members of the Board

Adam Burger (2025)
Commerce Bank

Stephanie Brown (2025)
City of Columbia

Mitzi Clayton (2022)
University of Missouri

Debbie Daniels (2023)
Community Member

Aimee Davenport (2023)
Stinson Law Firm

Shaashawn Dial (2023)

Greg Grupe (2023)
Community Member

Ming Hsieh (2025)
Owner, Polished

Dr. Noreen Houck (2024)
Stephens College

Missy Montgomery (2024)
Columbia College

De’Vion Moore (2024)
Columbia Public Schools

Macie Peterman (2024)
Shelter Insurance

Chris Rosskopf (2025)
Central Bank of Boone County

Bob Schaal (2023)
Missouri Orthopaedic Institute – University of Missouri Health Care

Monica Smith (2025)
Boone Hospital Center

Nikki Carter (2023)
University of Missouri Health Care

David VanDyke (2025)
Shelter Insurance

Jen Wheeler (2023)
Big Tree Medical


Ex Officio Members

Lisa Driskel-Hawxby (2023)
City of Columbia-REDI

Steve Hollis (2023)
City of Columbia

Matt McCormick (2023)
Chamber of Commerce

Joann Nelson  (2023) 
Boone County

board fellows program


Learn about our resources, requirements, funded agencies, and the United Way / MU Crosby MBA Board Fellows Program.

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