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11.02.20

Jenner & Block Partner Andrew Vail Becomes General Counsel of the United Way of Metro Chicago

United Way of Metro Chicago and the law firm of Jenner & Block announced today that Jenner & Block litigation Partner Andrew W. Vail has agreed to serve as the first-ever United Way general counsel. In this role, Mr. Vail will provide important strategic advice and pro bono legal counsel to help the United Way and its partners throughout Chicagoland fulfill the organization’s mission of improving communities and the common good.

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10.19.20

The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund Wins the Chicago Innovation Award

The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund — launched by United Way of Metro Chicago and The Chicago Community Trust in March — received the “Collaboration Award” at the 2020 Chicago Innovation Awards in October. Each year, the awards shine a light on the creative spirit of Chicago by focusing attention on innovations that fill unmet needs and improve people’s lives.

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06.17.20

Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund Allocates Additional $6 Million in Grants

The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund announced the fourth round of funding totaling $6 million. Grants will be allocated to 176 community organizations serving clients in the City of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. The funds will aid coordinated community response efforts, including food access, cash assistance and mental health services.

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11.02.20

Jenner & Block Partner Andrew Vail Becomes General Counsel of the United Way of Metro Chicago

United Way of Metro Chicago and the law firm of Jenner & Block announced today that Jenner & Block litigation Partner Andrew W. Vail has agreed to serve as the first-ever United Way general counsel. In this role, Mr. Vail will provide important strategic advice and pro bono legal counsel to help the United Way and its partners throughout Chicagoland fulfill the organization’s mission of improving communities and the common good.

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10.25.20

Uniting for the Holidays

Our Director of Community Engagement - Jackie Rosa - speaks with NBC Chicago about how you can support families this holiday season with Uniting for the Holidays.

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10.19.20

The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund Wins the Chicago Innovation Award

The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund — launched by United Way of Metro Chicago and The Chicago Community Trust in March — received the “Collaboration Award” at the 2020 Chicago Innovation Awards in October. Each year, the awards shine a light on the creative spirit of Chicago by focusing attention on innovations that fill unmet needs and improve people’s lives.

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09.25.20

United Way’s Marilyn Jackson Named Notable Marketing Executive

United Way’s Chief Strategy & Engagement Officer Marilyn Jackson was featured in Crain’s 2020 Notable Executives in Marketing. Most recently, Marilyn led the development of the digital framework for the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund and the Illinois Response Fund, collectively raising $65 million in 90 days.

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06.17.20

Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund Allocates Additional $6 Million in Grants

The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund announced the fourth round of funding totaling $6 million. Grants will be allocated to 176 community organizations serving clients in the City of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. The funds will aid coordinated community response efforts, including food access, cash assistance and mental health services.

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06.09.20

Craving Normalcy During The Pandemic? You Can Still Get ‘Charred’ By The Wiener’s Circle — Curbside Or Via FaceTime

All sales support the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund and the Chicago Black-Owned Restaurant Relief Fund started by Black People Eats.

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06.08.20

This Chicago Hot Dog Stand Has the Most Insulting Curbside Pickup Ever

It's not just empty insults, either: They are donating a portion of every sale to the Chicago Black Owned Restaurant Relief Fund as well as the Chicago Community Covid-19 Response Fund.

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06.01.20

A Statement From Our CEO

Today we are mourning for our city and our nation. For many of our neighbors, the death of George Floyd felt like too much to bear as we face both a health and economic crisis. We hear you and we want to assure you that we are right here with you. We also know that our words will not be enough. It’s what we do that matters.

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05.28.20

Elgin Contributes $50,000 To COVID Fund

The city of Elgin is contributing $50,000 to the Elgin COVID Response Fund, which was established in partnership with local foundations and now totals nearly $150,000.

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05.26.20

Elgin City Council Expected To Give $60K To Nonprofits Helping Struggling Business Owners, Families

The city of Elgin plans to donate $60,000 to nonprofit organizations helping families and small businesses struggling financially because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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