How I Live United:

I was raised in Garden City and returned "home" in 2002. This community is special and part of what makes it that way is the breadth and depth of non-profit organizations meeting unmet needs in Finney County. I've chosen to LIVE UNITED through contributing my time, energy and resources, and through telling the story of how Finney County United Way funded agencies have touched my life both as a child and adult. In my professional capacity as City Manager for the City of Garden City, there is also motivation to champion the idea of a strong non-profit sector in the community. Community-focused non-profit organizations made healthier through giving, advocating and volunteering, allow City government to operate more efficiently because we can focus on a smaller set of core services that best fit our structural limitations and public nature. It brings me great joy to LIVE UNITED!

-Matt Allen, 2018 Dave Sweley Volunteer Award

Together we can make this happen.