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We are the Westfield United Fund

Our Mission is to strengthen our community by helping members in need.

Our Purpose is to fund quality programs provided by independent agencies approved by the Westfield United Fund. We support programs that meet the needs of families and individuals of all ages, including those with special needs or mental health challenges.

Our Goal is to be a community resource for residents in need, as well as those looking for ways to give back, either financially or through volunteerism.

Who We Are & What We Do

We are proud to be a locally-focused organization, serving people in the greater Westfield area.

Executive Director Deirdre Gelinne Announces Her Retirement

WESTFIELD, NJ (February 15, 2023) – The Westfield United Fund announced today that Executive Director Deirdre Gelinne plans to retire from the community nonprofit organization in July after more than a decade of distinguished leadership and dedicated service.  

Ms. Gelinne was appointed Executive Director in February 2012, succeeding Linda Maggio, who led the organization for 38 years. She moved to Westfield in 1993 to raise her family along with husband Dave, following a career in banking. Under Ms. Gelinne’s leadership over the last decade, the Fund has succeeded in raising more than $6 million, including proceeds raised to date in the 2022-2023 campaign.

Upcoming Events

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We have the power to improve lives. Generosity has the ability to unite and heal our community in good times and bad. Together, we can heal.

  • Dr. Robert Panza, Westfield Pediatrician & WUF Pillar

    "We are very much interested in investing in the health and education of local children in need. The Westfield United Fund is an investment in the future of our town as well as our surrounding community."