United Way of Franklin County is a local organization. Our beginnings date back to 1942 in Chambersburg and 1961 in Waynesboro, when we were started by community leaders as a Community Chest. The idea at the time was to bring together people and resources to address the pressing issues in our community and help people. That hasn’t changed. We still bring together people—community members, business and industry, local government and community leadership to identify the needs of Franklin County and to work toward improved quality of life for all.
We are governed by a board of directors that consists of people who live and work throughout the communities of Franklin County. All of our committees include people who live in Franklin County and want to make a difference in their community.