United we stand: Three agencies merge
Monday, August 06, 2018
MIAMI COUNTY — Serving those in need in Miami County will be a shared effort by United Way, effective July 1.
The three agencies in Miami County officially signed documents at the Troy Country Club to combine the Piqua Area United Way, the Tipp City Area United Way and the United Way of Troy.
“It’s been a day that we’ve worked for the last couple of years really hard to get this point,” said Richard Bender, soon to be the chief financial officer of United Way of Miami County.
Bender is the executive director of the United Way of Troy until July 1, when the merger is official. He shared how he had hoped a merger of the three agencies would come to fruition before he retired.
Bender said 44 agencies will be supported under the new “United Way of Miami County umbrella” and will expand its outreach to rural communities, encompassing the entire county.