Upcoming Events



A Conversation on Structural Inequality with Dr. Andre M. Perry

Join us for a free conversation with nationally respected scholar and educator Dr. Andre M. Perry, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute. Dr. Perry’s pioneering work focuses on race, structural inequality, and economic inclusion. He is the author of the 2020 book, Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities.

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Associate Board Basics Seminar and Board Fair Networking Reception

Are you a young professional looking for a way to get more involved? An Associate Board could be a great fit! Our Associate Board Basics seminar will equip you with the tools you need for service on a nonprofit’s Associate or Junior Board.

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Young Leaders United 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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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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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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Young Leaders United 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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Young Leaders United 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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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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Neighborhood Exchange:
Innovation & Adaptation in Times of Crisis: Local Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us on June 11 for our virtual edition of the Neighborhood Exchange. We hope everyone who participated in the event enjoyed hearing from local business, media, and nonprofit leaders about the innovations and collaborations that have enabled them to make an impact during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2020 Stronger Neighborhoods

United Way of Metro Chicago’s 2020 Stronger Neighborhoods Awards Luncheon celebrates the power and resolve of greater Chicago to build a stronger, more vibrant region.

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IGNITE is a festive, mid-winter party bringing together Chicago area VIPs and young professionals for an evening of live music, dancing , hors d’oeuvres and cocktails—all to raise funds to support United Way's workforce development efforts to provide our neighbors with critical access to job training and placement.

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Neighborhood Exchange:
The Role of Corporations in Chicago's Community Investment Initiatives

While corporations have always played a crucial role in community investment initiatives, it’s only when those plans are put into action that their full impact is realized. Join us at our next Neighborhood Exchange breakfast for a conversation with the bold leaders at the center of INVEST South/West as they discuss how they are coming alongside community-led visions to drive change in neighborhoods across the region.

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