Campaign at a Glance


Every year, the communities that make up the Ouachita region of Arkansas come together to transform the lives of so many in our area. By channeling our efforts through the United Way of the Ouachitas, we are able to provide funding for more than 14 partner agencies and 15 programs.

I was first involved with the United Way as a volunteer simply for a friend, but quickly realized the impact that the organization was making in Greater Hot Springs. The strategic focus of the group has been to address childhood poverty through the efforts of Education, Financial Stability and Health & Safety. Addressing this major issue in our community has always driven me to be involved, so three years ago I joined as a member of the Board of Directors.

This year, I am honored to serve as your Campaign Chair. The United Way Campaign is the cornerstone that allows our organization to continue to provide the necessary support to the region’s agencies.

One of my favorite programs that the United Way of the Ouachitas is committed to is the Community Impact Team. This is a group of local volunteers who research, make agency visits and ultimately determine where the funds should be allocated. I feel this method is imperative to true fairness from the organization.

I moved to Hot Springs in 2009 to begin a career at Oaklawn. Since then, I’ve volunteered for many organizations but none has a more comprehensive approach to addressing the issue of childhood poverty and our Board of Directors and countless volunteers have a passion that is unwavering.

Again, I’m honored and excited to be your 2018 Campaign Chair and I look forward to working with you and other organizations to ensure that we continue to address the needs of our community.       














Liz Mead 

Community Volunteer

2020 Campaign Chair