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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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08.08.23

Thank you to our 2022/2023 Campaign Chair, Wendell Dallas!

Wendell Dallas, president and CEO of Nicor Gas, led our 2022/2023 Campaign season to success. $45.2 million was raised to support our work alongside community partners, building neighborhoods where all people can thrive. “It has been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had as a leader."

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07.26.23

Power in Partnerships

When you look at the Chicago region, what do you see? Do you see the challenges that we face? Or do you see a promising future? At United Way of Metro Chicago, we’re committed to seeing this promise, a future with stronger, more equitable communities where all people can thrive. This can only happen when we come together. Because when we’re united, positive change is truly possible.

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06.13.23

Neighborhood Networks Expand in the Southland

The expansion of the Neighborhood Networks represents our commitment to the south suburbs of Chicago – and furthers the impactful work driven by local nonprofits in the community. It’s also a testament to the power of partnerships – and what we can accomplish when we come together across different sectors.

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