United Way Donor Pays It Forward

A New Take on Workplace Giving Campaigns

The Changemakers: Shaping the Next Generation through Philanthropy

The Changemakers: A New Outlook on Giving Back

The Changemakers: A Life of Uniting Neighbors

A Warm Place for Kids to Dream

The Advocates: A Fond Farewell to Our Campaign Cabinet Chair

The Changemakers: Passionate Volunteers Power Philanthropy

The Changemakers: Corporate Volunteers Strengthen Community Ties

In a large warehouse just south of McKinley Park, Anthony Lighthall and his colleagues at National Futures Association (NFA) prepared for a busy day of community service. Outside of his human resources role at NFA, Anthony leads the company’s workplace campaign. He encourages his fellow employees to support United Way and facilitates service projects that advance our mission to build stronger neighborhoods.

The Advocates: Cultivating a Culture of Corporate Philanthropy 

In his lifetime, Charles Matthews’ career has taken him and his family around the United States and beyond. Though his title and coordinates have changed, his commitment to serving as a philanthropic leader in the workplace hasn’t.Serving as president and chief executive officer of Peoples Energy, Charles oversees the daily operations, strategy, growth and administrative activities of Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas. Together, the two utilities distribute natural gas to more than 1 million residents in Chicago and the northern suburbs.