United Way Donor Pays It Forward

The Changemakers: Shaping the Next Generation through Philanthropy

The Changemakers: A New Outlook on Giving Back

The Changemakers: A Life of Uniting Neighbors

The Advocates: A Fond Farewell to Our Campaign Cabinet Chair

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.

Here’s What Inspires Us to LIVE UNITED!

At United Way of Metro Chicago, LIVE UNITED is more than a slogan. Our dedicated employees are not only excited to contribute their time and talents to our organization, they’re deeply passionate about our work to build a stronger Chicago region, neighborhood by neighborhood.