Pikes Peak United Way is deeply saddened by the horrific shooting at Club Q on November 19th in Colorado Springs that left five dead. Our hearts go out to all of the families who lost their loved ones, those who were wounded and those who witnessed this tragic event. We are grateful to the extremely brave individuals who stopped the shooter from killing even more. We are thankful to local law enforcement for a quick response. Pikes Peak United Way 2-1-1 will be available for those who need help to access services and find resources to deal with the aftermath of this shooting.

what we do

Improving the quality of life for our entire community


To enhance youth success and family stability in the Pikes Peak Region by leading and lifting the most vulnerable in our community with mentorship, life resources and real job opportunities. Our signature programs and partner agencies intently focus on connecting youth and their families to resources at the beginning of their life journey to ensure access to fundamental needs of food, shelter and learning resources for all.


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

diversity, equity and inclusion

United Way strives to be a model of diversity, equity and inclusion, with our Board of Directors, staff and volunteers reflecting the many faces, cultures and walks of life that make up the communities we serve.


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.

OUR STAFF: the team that makes it possible

United Way strives to be a model of diversity, equity and inclusion, with our Board of Directors, staff and volunteers reflecting the many faces, cultures and walks of life that make up the communities we serve.

Cindy Aubrey

President and CEO


We are governed by the 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.

Deborah Hendrix

Deborah Hendrix

Board Chair
Executive Director, Parents Challenge


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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The Peak Progress (QLI) Report is a community effort to look at and evaluate different components of quality of life in the Pikes Peak Region. This project convenes volunteers, community members, and leaders from across the region (Vision Councils) to gather and evaluate data and create goals (referred to as “priority areas”) in various categories.

This report originated in 2007 after Howard Brooks and Jerry Smith recognized the need for benchmarking information and gathered the necessary community support and resources to publish the first edition. The 2019/2020 report seeks to move the report forward by not only focusing on indicators, but also looking for ways to take these findings and create actionable change and improve the quality of life in the Pikes Peak Region. To do this, we followed the original process of creating benchmarks by comparing the Pikes Peak Region to other regions in order to see how we are doing compared to other places in the United States, as well as looking at data over time.

This report is for anyone from a general citizen to an elected representative. Based on the foundation of community groups, networks, and resources that were assembled to develop it, this highly beneficial tool provides reliable and easy to understand data with the potential and proposed steps for actionable change.  

About Us

About Us