Celebrating Our Campaign Cabinet Volunteers

Our 2023/2024 Campaign Cabinet members are leading the charge on workplace giving. These dedicated volunteers are passionate about United Way of Metro Chicago’s mission – and energizing their colleagues to join them as we work together to create a Chicago region where all people can thrive.

Comcast Advances Digital Equity

Bridging the digital divide is crucial for building thriving communities. United Way of Metro Chicago and Comcast are helping get more Cook County residents online – and connected to essential resources.

Building a Brighter Future: Peoples Gas Receives 2023 Corporate Leadership Award

Peoples Gas consistently ranks among United Way’s top 25 corporate partners. Through its robust employee giving campaign and corporate support for United Way initiatives such as the Neighborhood Networks and Board Leadership Institute, Peoples Gas has contributed more than $10 million to United Way.

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.”

A Force in Philanthropy: Patrick G. Ryan Receives 2023 Andrew J. McKenna Leadership Award

Master entrepreneur. Keen businessman. Generous philanthropist. Patrick G. Ryan is unstoppable in his success. He is also committed to giving back – and helping make the Chicago region a place where everyone can thrive.

Dave Blowers and Decades of Impact

Dave Blowers, Vice Chairman of Northern Trust, has been donating to United Way since the year he was hired at the firm – more than four decades ago. Now, he’s stepping up to lead our 2023/2024 Campaign as Chair. Meet Dave and learn how he plans to inspire employee giving – and greater impact – over the next year.

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.

Monika Payne Gives Back Through April Food Day

For Monika Payne, April Food Day is a family affair. Each year, sporting a t-shirt with bold “LIVE UNITED” lettering on the front, Monika joins her brother and extended family at the Tinley Park Convention Center.

Women’s History Month: Sarah Hughes Builds Connection Through Women United

Sarah Hughes was looking for a way to support her community. It was summer of 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, when she saw a flyer from Women United calling for diaper and formula donations. She immediately took action.

A Local Champion: Remembering Andrew J. McKenna

This past weekend, we joined Chicago’s civic, business, and philanthropic community, alongside family and loved ones, to celebrate the life and legacy of Andrew J. McKenna, a friend and supporter of United Way of Metro Chicago for decades.