MacKenzie Scott donates $25M to United Way Chicago

MacKenzie Scott has donated a record amount to United Way of Chicago. The philanthropist, and former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, donated $25 million to the organization. That is the single largest donation in the organization’s history.

Building Back

United Way is building back a strong Chicago region with a goal of helping communities prosper at the neighborhood level. They are deeply committed to healing families meet basic needs to families can grow and thrive. Interview with Kimberlee Guenther, United Way of Metro Chicago.

United Way Strives To Help Those In Need This Christmas, Especially During COVID-19 Pandemic

During a time when so many people are struggling to buy the basics, some families may find there’s just not enough money for Christmas gifts. Betsy Hughes, senior vice president and chief development officer for the United Way of Metro Chicago, spoke about the difficulties of raising money and serving so many people during a pandemic.

At Issue: Non-Profits and COVID-19

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago President and CEO, Sean Garrett, and Carlos Nelson, Executive Director of the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation, talk with WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore about how non-profit groups—and others—are coping with the Coronavirus.

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.

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.

Chicago Tonight: Brighton Park Neighborhood Council Interview

The governor modifies and extends the stay-at-home order. How Brighton Park neighbors are weathering the crisis. What the president’s immigration order means. And sports during the 1918 flu pandemic.

NBC Sports Chicago to Air Fundraiser to Benefit Local Nonprofit Organizations Serving our Region’s Most Vulnerable Neighbors

NBC Sports Chicago has announced a special fundraising event: Be Chicago: “Together We Can”. Sean Garrett, the CEO of United Way Of Metro Chicago, and Kevin Cross, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of NBC Sports Chicago, join Bob Sirott and Dave Eanet to preview the event. WGNRadio’s Bob Sirott Reports.

Blue Cap Receives Support from United Way to Help Provide Support to Struggling Families

Blue Cap has partnered with United Way to provide additional funding to families during the coronavirus pandemic. NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter Reports.

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.