Working Together to Multiply Impact

When you partner with United Way you support hundreds of best-in-class organizations that are working together to achieve region-wide impact. Using an integrated approach, we tackle the systematic issues that prevent our neighbors from reaching their full potential. Our 80+ years of experience has given us the perspective, partnerships and expertise to drive greater impact than any single organization can do alone. With several ways to get involved, we can build a partnership that is beneficial to your company, our work and the entire Chicago region.

Ways to Get Involved


Support a United Way community event or fundraiser and be recognized as a premier partner in our work.

Cause Marketing

Address the needs of your community while driving business for your company.

Customized Partnership

Engage your employees and provide necessary funding to areas that are most important to you.

Single Corporate Engagement

Get creative and find unique ways to make a gift to your community on your employees’ behalf.

Current Donor Profile

Ryan Stafford

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Human Resources Officer, Littelfuse, Inc.

“Littelfuse is a global company that’s experienced tremendous growth in recent years and we wanted to make sure our corporate giving initiatives reflect the changing nature of our business. By partnering with United Way, we’re able to work with a reputable organization that has a strong, global presence and deep insights into the needs of local communities.”

Partnership Opportunity Details


Become a co-collaborator by sponsoring a community event or fundraiser. Our regionally-based events support a variety of causes and community partners. Check out our events page to learn more about each event and identify if they align with your company’s philanthropic goals.

  • April Food Day
  • Stronger Neighborhoods Awards Lunch
  • Pride Parade
  • United for the Holidays


Increase profitability, raise awareness and invest in your local community through a promotional giving campaign. Cause marketing can take on many different forms. United Way can help choose one that’s right for you:

  • Sell a good or service at the office and donate a portion of the sales to United Way.
  • Host a concert or event and donate a portion of the ticket sales to United Way.
  • Increase your exposure by selling branded merchandise and donating a portion of the sales to United Way.


Let United Way customize a volunteer or fundraising experience that reflects your personal and/or business values, while also tackling the challenges facing the Chicago region. Examples include:

  • A publishing house organizing a book drive to support a local school.
  • A restaurant group gathering food for our annual April Food Day food drive.
  • Employees with a passion for equitable education tutoring students once a week throughout the school year.


Give the gift of impact. When you donate on your employees behalf, we’ll provide the use of our logo so you can share the impact they have made in the community that they love. There are lots of ways to personalize your giving. Get creative! Listed below are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Liven up your annual holiday cards and branded tumblers by giving a donation on behalf of your employees.
  • Donate your birthday to raise awareness and funds. Invite your coworkers and employees to contribute and do the same.
  • If you’re hosting a conference in Chicago, donate on your attendees’ behalf in lieu of the standard promotional items.
  • Host an annual volunteer day that engages your employees, while meeting your budget needs.

New Corporate Partners

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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is a US-based global insurance brokerage and risk management services...

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Littelfuse is the world leader in circuit protection offering Automotive Fuses, Automotive Circuit...

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Menasha is the industry’s largest independent, retail-focused packaging and merchandising...

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