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03.19.21

The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund: Lessons in Collaboration Amid Crises

By Kimberlee Guenther, Ph.D., Chief Impact Officer for United Way of Metro Chicago and Anna Lee, Director of Community Impact for The Chicago Community Trust This week marks the one-year anniversary...

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11.10.20

Internet Access Connects Whole Families to Learning

On any given school day, Hayde Gallegos’ children can be found logged into their virtual classes, learning science or jumping around the living room for PE. Though the timing of their lessons are...

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11.30.20

Cicero Collaborative Feeds Community

In late October, Cicero Community Collaborative (CCC) and its partners fed more than 500 Cicero residents at a local food drive. Residents took home boxes of meat, baked goods and fresh produce such...

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03.17.21

Donors Tap Creative Passion to Support Neighbors In Need

During the city’s stay-at-home order last spring, Michelle Wodzinski Capers turned her quarantine into an opportunity to give back to her community.  Michelle, a professional photographer and...

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12.17.20

2020's Silver Linings

Though we didn’t get to connect with you at United Way events or see you in your offices this year, the support of our donors and corporate partners never wavered – in fact, some employee giving...

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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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