Upcoming Events

07.22.21

Cheers to You! A Campaign Heroes Celebration 2021

Tens of thousands of United Way supporters like YOU came together to make the 2020/2021 Campaign a success. Every person played an important role—let’s celebrate YOUR extraordinary efforts!

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11.17.21

Uniting for the Holidays 2021

This holiday season, join United Way of Metro Chicago and make a difference in the lives of individuals and families across the region who continue to face the challenge of food insecurity.

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11.17.21

Uniting for the Holidays 2021

This holiday season, join United Way of Metro Chicago and make a difference in the lives of individuals and families across the region who continue to face the challenge of food insecurity.

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07.22.21

Cheers to You! A Campaign Heroes Celebration 2021

Tens of thousands of United Way supporters like YOU came together to make the 2020/2021 Campaign a success. Every person played an important role—let’s celebrate YOUR extraordinary efforts!

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06.30.21

FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty – A United Front Against Poverty

United Way of Metro Chicago is partnering with WTTW for a FREE virtual conversation exploring how institutions and local leaders can work together to coordinate community-based networks that connect resources with strategies, so that all children and families are able to thrive and grow to their full potential. RSVP Today!

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06.25.21

Homeless to Housing Basket Drive

United Way of Metro Chicago’s Women United affinity group is collecting new household items for families across the region and we need your help!

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06.16.21

The Price We All Pay for Racism: A conversation with NY Times Bestselling Author Heather McGhee

In recognition of the Juneteenth holiday, join United Way of Metro Chicago and United Way of Illinois for an important conversation with Heather McGhee, author of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together.

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05.25.21

2021 Stronger Neighborhoods Awards

United Way of Metro Chicago congratulates Mr. John W. Madigan and Harris Associates for being recognized as our 2021 Stronger Neighborhoods Awards honorees. We thank our event co-chairs and many generous sponsors who propelled our 2021 event to great success. Watch a recording of the event.

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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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