Improving the quality of life for our entire community

about pikes peak united way

Pikes Peak United Way strengthens our community by improving Education, Income and Health – focusing on Youth Success and Family Stability. We all win when we provide a hand up to our region’s estimated 82,753 people living in poverty and 1,551 people living without a home. Everyone has a part to play in creating positive change and giving to Pikes Peak United Way is the best way to improve local conditions.


To improve the quality of life in our community.


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


Youth success

We are working to ensure youth have the tools they need to develop literacy, graduate on time and be prepared for college and the workforce.

Financial stability

Our programs are helping families escape from poverty and homelessness.


We make sure families have access to basic needs including food, housing and healthcare.

the team that makes it possible

Cindy Aubrey

President and CEO


We are governed by a Board of Directors, whose responsibilities include: reviewing and guiding organizational direction, ensuring effective management and financial stewardship, representing Pikes Peak United Way in the community, bringing the community’s voice to our decision-making, and maintaining the community’s trust in the organization.

  • Laura Neumann (Board Chair), LN Business Consulting
  • Stephannie Fortune (Vice Chair), Spark and Soar, LLC
  • Aram Benyamin, CEO, Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Randy Bernstein, Former CEO, Ent Credit Union
  • Betsy Brown, Exponential Impact
  • Terrell Brown, Hillside Connection
  • Renee Congdon, Esq., Senior Attorney – Utilities Division, City of Colorado Springs
  • Jeff Detra, Vice President – Business Banking, First National Bank of Monument
  • Jeff Finn, Vice President, Nor’wood Development Group​
  • Jenifer Furda, Director of Partnerships & Governmental Affairs, UCCS
  • Michele Gorr, Vice President of Finance, Native Roots Dispensary
  • Jeff Greene, Chief of Staff, City of Colorado Springs
  • Deborah Hendrix, Executive Director, Parents Challenge
  • Dr. Kenya Lee, CEO and Founder, PureLee Redefined
  • Carlos Melendez, Educator
  • Liz Price, Rocky Mountain Restaurant Group
  • Mike Sullivan (Board Chair Emeritus), Director of HR, City of Colorado Springs


At Pikes Peak United Way you’ll work alongside a team of dedicated individuals who care about serving those in need! We are located in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado – the most desirable place to live in the United States, according to U.S. News & World report!

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