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05.30.19

Chicago's United Way tackles health in Austin

United Way of Metro Chicago is working with a local health tech startup to connect residents in the Austin neighborhood with community resources that address chronic health and social conditions like food insecurity. (Crain's)

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06.03.19

United Way of Metro Chicago Teams Up With NowPow to Power Collective Care Across Chicago

United Way of Metro Chicago is implementing NowPow, a digital platform to power its Neighborhood Network Initiative, providing community organizations with the tools to digitally find and connect Chicago-area residents to the services they need to improve health and quality of life. (Business Wire)

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06.03.19

Through United Way partnership, startup NowPow seeks to connect Chicagoans to health and social resources

United Way of Metro Chicago has joined forces with health tech startup NowPow, a Chicago-based startup offering a platform that connects people to resources for chronic health and social conditions, according to a news release. (Med City News)

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05.30.19

Chicago's United Way tackles health in Austin

United Way of Metro Chicago is working with a local health tech startup to connect residents in the Austin neighborhood with community resources that address chronic health and social conditions like food insecurity. (Crain's)

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05.17.19

United Way of Metro Chicago Honors the Region’s Most Philanthropic Leaders

United Way of Metro Chicago hosted the 2019 Stronger Neighborhoods Awards Luncheon in celebration of the individuals, businesses and community organizations that have joined forces to drive change at the neighborhood level across the Chicago region. (PR Web)

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04.23.19

United Way of Metro Chicago Appoints Betsy Hughes Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer

United Way of Metro Chicago has named Elizabeth “Betsy” J. Hughes as Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, leading the implementation of lucrative fundraising strategies for the region-wide health and human service organization. (PR Web)

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04.23.19

United Way taps IIT exec to lead fundraising

Betsy Hughes, who starts May 15 as senior vice president and chief development officer, aims to boost funding for the organization’s Neighborhood Network program. (Crain's)

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04.18.19

Southland food pantries get big boost from April Food Day

It seemed that as fast as Lisa Bradshaw could sort through and organize cans of food such as tuna on a large table, another load arrived in front of her. The same thing was happening at other tables inside the Tinley Park Convention Center, where volunteers sorted through, literally, tons, of non-perishable food destined for 10 food pantries in the south and southwest suburbs as part of the seventh annual April Food Day. (Chicago Tribune)

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04.15.19

Area students set to join volunteers of all ages Thursday for United Way's April Food Day effort

Oak Forest High School sophomore Mackenzie Griffin didn’t really know what to expect last year when she went to work at the United Way of Metro Chicago’s annual food drive. Part of a group of about 30 students from Oak Forest and Hillcrest high schools, Griffin and her fellow volunteers soon learned the day would involve some hard work, but it would also be a good time. (Chicago Tribune)

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04.11.19

Matt Forte teams up with United Way for April Food Day to help end hunger

Former Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte joins Good Day Chicago to talk about April Food Day and what you can do to fight hunger in the Chicago area. (Fox 32)

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04.01.19

CEO Turnover at UWs Hits More than 100

More than 100 affiliates of United Way have new chief executive officers (CEO) in place since the start of 2018. Considering that there are more than 1,100 affiliates in the United States, that might not sound like a lot but more than one-third of the departures are the result of retirements that have already taken effect or have been announced. (Non-profit Times)

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