About United Way of South Central Idaho

We fight for the health, education, and financial stability of each person in South Central Idaho

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We've provided $1.8 million to impact 12 counties in Southern Idaho and Northern Nevada since 2020. Through careful research, United Way identifies the biggest local needs. To meet those needs, United Way brings together people and organizations with the passion, expertise and resources necessary to improve our community.

It's about change that's built to last for generations. We do this by:

  • Improving early education, so that every child is ready for school.
  • Helping people achieve financial stability and get working families on the road to economic stability.
  • Promoting healthy lives for children and adults through preventive action and access to care.
Our goals are ambitious, but with your help, and by utilizing our core strengths - a national network, committed partners and public engagement capacity - we can achieve them.

United Way Leadership

Executive Board

Sarah Thompson
Board Director

Zion's Bank

Debbie Kytle
Past Board Chair

St. Luke's Magic Valley

Kai Mathews

First Federal Bank

Bryan Matsuoka
Vice Chair

CSI / Small Business Development Center

Board Members

Steven Cook
CapEd Credit Union
Daniel McClary
DOT Foods
Nathan Murry
Idaho Power
Scott Pierce
Silvia Rosales
HUB International
Mike Thomas
SWIRE Coca Cola
Karlee VanderWyst
CTR Restoration
Jeremy C. Vaughn
Stephan, Kvanvig, Stone, Trainor
Hattie Zobott

United Way Leadership Team

Bill Maikranz
President & CEO
Kona Ehlers
Administrative Assistant
Felice England
Manager of Resource and Grant Development
Kara Fort
Strategy and Marketing Consultant
Sonya Haines
Director of Resource Development and Collective Impact
Kelsey Skinner
Early Learning Collaborative Project Manager

E Street Community Center Leadership Team

Corrine Benavides
Operations Director
Becky Johnson
Assistant Manager
Ruth Ann Harker
Early Learning Manager
Kara Jacobsen
Teen Program Coordinator

E Street Community Center Advisory Board

Kyli Gough, RD, LD
St. Luke's Health System
Melissa Osen MSW, LCSW
A Chance for Change
Shawnee Powers RN
Float Magic
Travis Rothweiler
City of Twin Falls
Scott Standley
Retired, HUB International
Kyle Tarbet
Twin Falls Area Chamber of Commerce