United Way brings together business, community, civic and philanthropic leaders to provide key insights into the challenges facing our community and how we can come together to create solutions, give back and build a brighter future for all our neighbors. Participants in United Way learning and development programs will learn the skills for how to most effectively serve on a nonprofit board, how to become better informed about racial equity and how companies can work to address neighborhood inequities through business solutions.

Ongoing Programs

Board Leadership Institute

United Way of Metro Chicago has partnered with title partner Gallagher and academic partner Northwestern University Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management to bring you the Board Leadership Institute, a new program that prepares philanthropic business leaders for service on the boards of directors of local nonprofit organizations.

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Neighborhood Exchange Series

The Neighborhood Exchange brings together Chicago nonprofit, government and business leaders to share ideas and foster connections. Each event features an engaging conversation about the various community-led strategies and cross-sector partnerships that are transforming Chicago’s neighborhoods.

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Responsible Business Leaders

United Way of Metro Chicago and the Baumhart Center of Loyola University Chicago have partnered to launch the Responsible Business Leaders Program, a new equity and inclusion training series for business executives.

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Give Money.

Invest in people. Invest in your neighborhood. Invest in a stronger Chicago.


Give Time.

Share your time. Share your talents. Share your love for community.

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