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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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04.10.20

The Latest On The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund

United Way of Metro Chicago and The Chicago Community Trust created The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund to support nonprofits serving many in need. Reset checks in with one of the leaders of the fund to hear about the latest developments.

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05.15.20

‘Sweet Home Chicago’ Telethon, Sponsored by Area CEOs, to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts Saturday

Business leaders from Chicago’s financial, development and entertainment industries are banding together to raise funds for the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund, along with other local charities and coronavirus relief efforts.

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09.16.20

Giving Campaigns Go Digital

Like most things, nonprofit fundraising looks a lot different these days.  Instead of meeting our incredible corporate donors face-to-face in their offices or on the job, United Way of Metro...

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05.08.20

Donors Get Creative to Support Community

Times of crisis can bring out the best of humankind. The recent coronavirus pandemic is no different. Take Kelly Reed for example.  The current state of the world inspired this local musician,...

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03.08.20

Celebrating the Women of United Way

Our United Way network is full of passionate women who give back to their community in unique ways. Some plan fundraising campaigns in their office to drum up support for our neighborhood...

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01.16.20

United Way Donor Pays It Forward

Tony Smith is a Chicagoan through and through. Born in Bronzeville and raised in Englewood, Tony now calls Hyde Park “home” and the rest of the city his playground. “I tell people ‘Chicago is...

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11.01.19

Shaping the Next Generation through Philanthropy

Guided by the lessons of the women before her, Cheryl Francis carries on a tradition of mentorship. As co-chair and co-founder of the Corporate Leadership Center (CLC) in Chicago, she’s in a unique...

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09.13.19

A New Outlook on Giving Back

PrintFriendly When she graduated college, Keisha Conway didn’t think she could give back to her community in meaningful ways. To her, investing in her neighbors required a big bank account or...

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08.01.19

A Life of Uniting Neighbors

Since she was a 13-year-old girl helping a local teacher during her summers off, L. Marie Asad has lived her life in the service of others. Today, through United Way and the Delta Sigma Theta service...

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07.01.19

A Fond Farewell to Our Campaign Cabinet Chair

For many of our volunteers and donors, when they join United Way, they make a life-long commitment.  So is the story of Bob Sullivan, a United Way board member and our Campaign Cabinet chair for the...

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01.16.19

Creating a Culture of Corporate Philanthropy 

In his lifetime, Charles Matthews’ career has taken him and his family around the United States and beyond. Though his title and coordinates have changed, his commitment to serving as a philanthropic leader in the workplace hasn’t.Serving as president and chief executive officer of Peoples Energy, Charles oversees the daily operations, strategy, growth and administrative activities of Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas. Together, the two utilities distribute natural gas to more than 1 million residents in Chicago and the northern suburbs.

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12.19.17

Here's What Inspires Us to LIVE UNITED!

At United Way of Metro Chicago, LIVE UNITED is more than a slogan. Our dedicated employees are not only excited to contribute their time and talents to our organization, they’re deeply passionate about our work to build a stronger Chicago region, neighborhood by neighborhood.

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