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.

United Way’s Marilyn Jackson Named Notable Marketing Executive

United Way’s Chief Strategy & Engagement Officer Marilyn Jackson was featured in Crain’s 2020 Notable Executives in Marketing. Most recently, Marilyn led the development of the digital framework for the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund and the Illinois Response Fund, collectively raising $65 million in 90 days.

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.

Centralizing Philanthropy, Serving Chicago’s Most Vulnerable

As we concentrate on taking care of ourselves and our own, who’s looking after the most vulnerable populations in and around Chicago?

Season of Giving 2019

Sean Garrett, President & CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, and Tevonne Ellis, Program Director for Claretian Associates in South Chicago talk with Craig Dellimore about the difficulties facing social service groups, as donations decline. But they also discuss Chicago’s efforts to revitalize the South and West sides and why that is a hopeful sign.

Matt Forte Teams Up with United Way for April Food Day to Help End Hunger

Former Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte joins Good Day Chicago to talk about April Food Day and what you can do to fight hunger in the Chicago area. (Fox 32)