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 $2.1 million to impact 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.

We also operate a vibrant hub of activity through E Street Community Center, a 44,000-square-foot, vibrant central gathering place serving 1,800+ gym members. The center also allows us to teach resiliency to teenagers, provide STEAM education for children, offer business-related lunches, and host volunteering events.

E Street Community Center is dedicated to empowering our community by promoting holistic well-being for individuals and families. We accomplish this by offering fitness programs for all ages, swimming classes, after-school programs, a teen club, and sports courts for competitive teams and tournament use. We are developing an E Street Early Learning Center, which will improve access to child care for working families and serve as a model to replicate in rural areas.

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 Chair

Zion's Bank

Debbie Kytle
Past Board Chair

St. Luke's Magic Valley

Jeremy C. Vaughn
Vice Chair

Stephan, Kvanvig, Stone, Trainor

Daniel McClary

DOT Foods

Nathan Murray

Idaho Power

Board Members

Scott Pierce
Silvia Rosales
HUB International
Mike Thomas
SWIRE Coca Cola
Hattie Zobott

United Way Leadership Team

Bill Maikranz
President & CEO
Kara Fort
Chief of Staff
Kona Ehlers
Administrative Assistant
Kelsey Skinner
Early Learning Collaborative Project Manager

E Street Community Center Leadership Team

Corrine Benavides
Operations Director
Ruth Ann Harker
Early Learning Manager

E Street Community Center Advisory Board

Kyli Gough, RD, LD
St. Luke's Health System
Travis Rothweiler
City of Twin Falls
Scott Standley
Retired, HUB International
Kyle Tarbet
Twin Falls Area Chamber of Commerce