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United Way of Kentucky


Kevin T. Middleton serves as President for United Way of Kentucky, which promotes and supports the work of Kentucky's twenty-one United Way organizations in their efforts to expand opportunity for all. Kevin has over 22 years of non-profit expertise, with over 17 years guiding conversations that lead people and organizations to reach measurable outcomes.  He is a skillful communicator, facilitator, trainer and fundraiser, and has helped executives, boards and staff shape their work to improve lives and change communities.

Kevin serves as administrator for the Kentucky Employees Charitable Campaign and Kentucky’s regional campaign for Enterprise Holdings, Inc., State Director for the Kentucky 211 information and referral service, and has administered over $1 million in grant funding to implement the United Way Born Learning Academy parent-as-teacher workshop series throughout Kentucky’s elementary school districts.  He was appointed as a Commissioner to Serve Kentucky (formerly known as the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service) by former Governor Matt Bevin in June 2019, and serves on the public policy committee for the Kentucky Nonprofit Network, the Strong Start Kentucky coalition and Kentucky Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (KYVOAD). He served on the coalition to expand Kentucky’s Children’s Health Insurance Program to families without coverage, co-created the now annual United Way “Live United Day” at the Capitol, and managed the administration of two annual AmeriCorps grants in St. Louis, Missouri.  

Kevin holds a BA, Psychology from Missouri State University and is a graduate of the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2018.


As a focused team of leaders, United Way of Kentucky will align resources and work to advance Education, Income and Health.  We envision Kentuckians united to give, advocate and volunteer to advance the common good for all.  


United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.


Learn more about the 21 Kentucky United Ways here.






United Way of Kentucky's Board of Directors is made up of private, public, and nonprofit leaders from across the Commonwealth. Interested in serving alongside of us to improve the education, health, and financial stability of all Kentuckians? Reach out to us.



United Way of Kentucky fights for the Financial Stability, Health and Education of every Kentuckian in every community. Kentucky’s United Way network works to engage community members, including those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized, to co-create solutions that ensure every Kentuckian has the resources, support, opportunities, and networks they need to thrive.

Yet, for too many individuals and families, access to a better life remains elusive.  To achieve our vision, we must understand and address the underlying factors that impede progress.  United Way of Kentucky (UWKY) recognizes that structural racism and other forms of discrimination contribute to persistent disparities.  By challenging practices based on racism, sexism, and other historical and current forms of discrimination, the United Way network can create more inclusive communities and equitable outcomes.


  • We denounce discrimination and exclusion based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, or other identities.
  • We commit to ongoing learning, communication and dialogue to deepen our progress toward being a more diverse, equitable and intentionally inclusive organization for all Kentuckians.
  • We commit to challenging the biases and stereotypes that prevent Kentuckians from their right to live in an equitable and inclusive society.
  • We commit to fostering equity, which can only be achieved when the systemic, institutional, and historical barriers resulting from exclusion no longer predict socioeconomic, education and health outcomes.
  • We commit to creating and sustaining an equitable UWKY and equitable communities in collaboration with our 21-member network across the Commonwealth, through convening, awareness building, advocacy, and representation.



Change starts with you. Take action today to make a difference in your community.


Anne Brooks
Assurance Director
Louisville, KY

Betsy Burkeen
United Way of Paducah - McCracken Co.
Paducah, KY

Lindy Casebier
Deputy Secretary
Kentucky Personnel Cabinet
Frankfort, KY

Maggie Elder
Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana
Louisville, KY

Kevin Etter
Kevin Etter Consulting Service
Elizabethtown, KY

Casie Kichler

System Director, Care Management
Norton Healthcare
Louisville, KY

Kevin Kyde
Regional Vice President of Sales
Anthem, Inc.
Lexington, KY

Ben Mohler
Community Advocate and Resource Development Consultant
Versailles, KY

Jennifer NeSmith
Chief Executive Officer
Kentucky Health Center Network
Mt. Sterling, KY

Scott Sedmak
Director of Community Relations
St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Edgewood, KY

Megan Stith
Dean of Institutional Advancement
Elizabethtown Community &
Technical College
Elizabethtown, KY


Kate McKune
Chair of the Board of Directors

General Counsel
Park Community Credit Union
Louisville, KY

Ron Bridges
First Vice-Chair
State Director
AARP Kentucky
Louisville, KY

Debbie Hills

President and CEO
United Way of Southern KY
Bowling Green, KY

Timothy Johnson
Professionals Council Chair

President & CEO
United Way of the Bluegrass
Lexington, KY

Roberta Steutermann serves as the Director of Development for United Way of Kentucky, overseeing the resource development activities for the United Way membership association, bringing new funding opportunities to the local United Way network to support their impact initiatives and residents throughout the Commonwealth.

As the Regional Development Director for Metro United Way for 11 years, she led the organization's community relations and development operations in three Kentucky counties: Shelby, Oldham and Bullitt. She is credited for an overall growth of 42% in those communities during her tenure. She has also served as Development Director for the Alzheimer’s Association of Kentucky and Louisville's Nazareth Home.

Roberta has served as a board member of the Oldham County Public Schools Foundation, and St. John United Methodist Children’s Council.

Kevin Middleton


Roberta Steutermann

Director of Development