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04.29.21

IGNITE 2021: A Virtual Dessert Party

You're invited to IGNITE 2021! Sweeten up your quarantine with United Way of Metro Chicago’s Young Leaders United. We’re mixing things up this year and throwing a virtual dessert party led by the Boka Restaurant Group. Their chefs will teach us how to make amazing pastries that your Instagram followers will surely envy.

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05.25.21

2021 Stronger Neighborhoods Awards

United Way of Metro Chicago’s 2021 Stronger Neighborhoods Awards celebrates the commitment of business, civic, nonprofit and community leaders to build back stronger neighborhoods and a stronger, more equitable Chicago region. Each year United Way recognizes honorees who exemplify what it means to LIVE UNITED.

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05.25.21

2021 Stronger Neighborhoods Awards

United Way of Metro Chicago’s 2021 Stronger Neighborhoods Awards celebrates the commitment of business, civic, nonprofit and community leaders to build back stronger neighborhoods and a stronger, more equitable Chicago region. Each year United Way recognizes honorees who exemplify what it means to LIVE UNITED.

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04.29.21

IGNITE 2021: A Virtual Dessert Party

You're invited to IGNITE 2021! Sweeten up your quarantine with United Way of Metro Chicago’s Young Leaders United. We’re mixing things up this year and throwing a virtual dessert party led by the Boka Restaurant Group. Their chefs will teach us how to make amazing pastries that your Instagram followers will surely envy.

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03.31.21

YLU Speaker Series – The Changing Face of Philanthropy

A special thank you to our featured speakers: John Schippman, Executive Producer, Sr. Director of Studio Content at NBC Sports Chicago; Jason Henderson, Community Activist at YMEN; and Lauren Welke, Manager of Corporate Engagement Programs at United Way of Metro Chicago. We appreciate the insightful conversation on new and emerging trends in the philanthropic landscape.

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03.04.21

Women United Thrive Through Transitions 2021

Thank you for attending Thrive Through Transitions 2021: How to Build Resilience During Uncertain Times. We hope you found the conversation and tools helpful as you implement them into your daily life.

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01.27.21

YLU Speaker Series - Aligning Your Personal and Professional Development

Young Leaders United held a virtual Speaker Series event on Wednesday, January 27 that featured Kim Bors, Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Dover Corporation, Dr. Benjamin Ritter, Founder Live for Yourself (LFY) Consulting. The speakers led an insightful conversation and provided tips on aligning personal and professional goals.

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01.18.21

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A Day of Racial Healing and Service

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021: A Day of Racial Healing and Service. We hope the meaningful conversations and service project inspired you to learn more, to grow, and to be part of the work to help our city and our nation heal and transform. If you were unable to join us on Monday 1/18, we have recordings of both sessions.

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12.16.20

Uniting for the Holidays 2020

Thank you to our partners, donors, and volunteers who came together to provide a brighter holiday for our neighbors across the region. While our Uniting for the Holidays events may have ended, the need continues. You can still make a gift to United Way of Metro Chicago and support our commitment to helping families across the region meet their most basic needs.

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12.09.20

YLU Speaker Series - Food Insecurity

Young Leaders United held a virtual Speaker Series event on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 that featured a panel of subject matter experts leading a conversation on the impact hunger has on a national and local level.

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09.29.20

YLU Speaker Series with Rey Martinez

Thank you to those that were able to attend our first Young Leaders United Speaker Series with Rey Martinez at the Alzheimer’s Association on September 29.

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07.21.20

Cheers to You! A Campaign Heroes Celebration

THANK YOU for joining us to celebrate YOU and all the ways we are building stronger neighborhoods together! During the 2019/2020 Campaign year, you helped raise more than $47 Million for our neighbors and neighborhoods across the Chicago region.

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