Fueling Positive Change: Nicor Gas Receives 2024 Corporate Leadership Award

Nicor Gas is more than a natural gas company. For over 160 years, Nicor Gas has provided fuel for life. The company has stood by its mission, safely delivering natural gas to northern Illinois homes and businesses – while remaining committed to making a meaningful impact.

Growing the Good: David Casper Receives 2024 Andrew J. McKenna Leadership Award

The philanthropic leader and mentor was recognized for his commitment to improving the quality of life for countless individuals and families across the Chicago region.

Labor of Love: Don V. Villar Receives 2024 Community Leadership Award

The Secretary-Treasurer for the Chicago Federation of Labor was recognized for his commitment to strengthening communities across the Chicago region and serving as a champion for workers.

Paying It Forward: Hannah Hayes Gives Back

“Can you tell I love the Southland?” Hannah Hayes shares her story about the region that has shaped who she is today – and why she gives back through United Way and April Food Day.

Women’s History Month: “United Way Became a Part of Me”

Amy Attenberger gave $30 to United Way 20 years ago. Today, she is leading Kimberly-Clark’s employee giving campaign. Amy shares her story and how United Way became her charity of choice.

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.