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05.30.24

Labor of Love: Don V. Villar Receives 2024 Community Leadership Award

The Secretary-Treasurer for the Chicago Federation of Labor was recognized for his commitment to strengthening communities across the Chicago region and serving as a champion for workers.

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04.08.24

Paying It Forward: Hannah Hayes Gives Back

“Can you tell I love the Southland?” Hannah Hayes shares her story about the region that has shaped who she is today - and why she gives back through United Way and April Food Day.

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03.18.24

Women’s History Month: “United Way Became a Part of Me”

Amy Attenberger gave $30 to United Way 20 years ago. Today, she is leading Kimberly-Clark's employee giving campaign. Amy shares her story and how United Way became her charity of choice.

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05.30.24

Labor of Love: Don V. Villar Receives 2024 Community Leadership Award

The Secretary-Treasurer for the Chicago Federation of Labor was recognized for his commitment to strengthening communities across the Chicago region and serving as a champion for workers.

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05.30.24

Growing the Good: David Casper Receives 2024 Andrew J. McKenna Leadership Award

The philanthropic leader and mentor was recognized for his commitment to improving the quality of life for countless individuals and families across the Chicago region.

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04.08.24

Paying It Forward: Hannah Hayes Gives Back

“Can you tell I love the Southland?” Hannah Hayes shares her story about the region that has shaped who she is today - and why she gives back through United Way and April Food Day.

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03.18.24

Women’s History Month: “United Way Became a Part of Me”

Amy Attenberger gave $30 to United Way 20 years ago. Today, she is leading Kimberly-Clark's employee giving campaign. Amy shares her story and how United Way became her charity of choice.

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02.19.24

Black Entrepreneurs Drive Innovation on the South Side

This Black History Month, we honor and celebrate Black creativity and innovation – including local entrepreneurs who lead their businesses with passion and purpose.

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01.23.24

211 Metro Chicago Celebrates One Year of Impact

The 211 Metro Chicago contact center is calm, almost peaceful. The 2-1-1 team is anything but idle, though. Each Resource Navigator keeps their voice low so their colleagues in cubicles nearby can field calls without distraction. They’re patient and poised as they listen to someone on the other end of the line tell them about recent challenges – and what they need.

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01.15.24

Ashanti's Future Is Bright in Ford Heights

Ashanti Johnson is pursuing her dreams in Ford Heights. Having recently participated in Cornerstone Community Development Corporation's workforce development program, she's working hard to make her future career a reality.

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01.08.24

This Is Why Chicago Still Needs United Way

Almost six years ago, Crain's Chicago Business published an article asking, "Does the world still need United Way?" Crain's was right that United Way needed to evolve. Five years later, under the leadership of President and CEO Sean Garrett, the new United Way of Metro Chicago has an entirely new model and is making a tangible impact across the region.

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12.18.23

Uniting for the Holidays Gives Food and Hope

More than 30% of households in Cook County have difficulty meeting their basic needs, including access to food. Uniting for the Holidays is United Way's response to this need, providing thousands of holiday meals and gifts to our neighbors throughout the Chicago region.

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11.14.23

Celebrating Our Campaign Cabinet Volunteers

Our 2023/2024 Campaign Cabinet members are leading the charge on workplace giving. These dedicated volunteers are passionate about United Way of Metro Chicago’s mission – and energizing their colleagues to join them as we work together to create a Chicago region where all people can thrive.

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