Introducing Our 2022/2023 Campaign Cabinet

As we kicked off the 2022/2023 Campaign season in July, we are grateful for our partners who are keeping our legacy of employee giving alive. We connected with a few of our Campaign Cabinet members who shared their stories, what motivates them to volunteer and give through United Way, and their hopes for the 2022/2023 Campaign year.

Comcast’s Internet Essentials Connects Families in Cicero and Brighton Park

Digital technology has become almost essential for navigating daily life in today’s world. More than just a convenience, the internet provides connection to opportunities—to work, education, health care, banking, and more.

Chairing from the Heart: Linda Imonti’s Commitment to Community

KPMG Chicago Office Managing Principal Linda Imonti joined the United Way of Metro Chicago board in 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Why? Because she wanted to make a difference.

John W. Rogers, Jr. Carries on Family Legacy

John W. Rogers, Jr.’s roots are in the Greenwood District of Tulsa. Known as “Black Wall Street,” the prosperous neighborhood of Black-owned businesses and homes was destroyed a century ago when white rioters looted and burned the community.

ITW Deepens Community Impact through Commit to a Neighborhood

ITW’s legacy began with a magazine ad. Chicago financer Byron L. Smith was interested in investing in a manufacturing business in the early 1910s and ran an ad in The Economist. A small group of tool inventors responded, and Illinois Tool Works (ITW) was born.

The Seigle Legacy: Giving Back in Elgin

One Year Later: MacKenzie Scott Gift Accelerates Impact and Opportunity

Exactly one year ago today, United Way of Metro Chicago announced its single largest donation in the organization’s 80+ year history.

New Faces and New Initiatives in United Way’s Annual Campaign

Campaign volunteers can tell a story about an organization. Who is part of your campaign? How large is it? What is the mission of your team? At United Way of Metro Chicago, we’ve found our story. And we’re excited to share it.

Introducing the Andrew J. McKenna Leadership Award

Andy McKenna is a life-long Chicagoan who understands that the Chicago region is shaped by the people who step forward and invest their time and energy in advancing the civic and philanthropic needs of the region. Andy is one of these leaders whose commitment and boundless energy set the bar high for Chicago’s civic and philanthropic community. He often works behind the scenes to mentor nonprofit leaders and fellow board members.

MacKenzie Scott Makes Largest Donation in United Way of Metro Chicago’s History

It is not often a nonprofit organization wakes up to a call informing them they will be receiving a $25 million unrestricted grant. Thanks to the generosity of MacKenzie Scott, United Way received that call and the single largest donation in the organization’s 80+ year history.