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4th United Way of Illinois State Budget Impasss Survey Released

A new survey conducted by United Way of Illinois, the statewide association of 52 local United Ways and the largest non-governmental funder of health and human services in the state, shows Illinois’ year-long budget impasse continues to starve the nonprofit sector and cause harm to vulnerable citizens across the state. In the fourth United Way… Read more »

United Way Celebrates National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Spotlight on the PepsiCo Foundation West Chicago Neighborhood Network Partnership May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month – a great time to celebrate the benefits of being active! Everyone can be physically active and regular physical activity is good for people of all ages! According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,… Read more »

UWMC Recognized for Health Care Expansion Work

United Way Metropolitan Chicago is proud to announce it was recognized with an honorable mention for the prestigious United Way Worldwide Common Good Award for Program Solution at the Community Leaders Conference on May 11, 2016 in Vancouver, Canada. The annual award celebrates the ways in which United Ways are creating lasting impact in the… Read more »

Deborah E. Stevens Joins United Way of Metropolitan Chicago as Chief Financial Officer

We are so excited to welcome Deborah E. Stevens, a skilled financial professional with significant financial management and leadership experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, as the organization’s Chief Financial Officer. Stevens will oversee United Way’s enterprise risk management initiative and the accounting, finance, donor services and administration functions. Stevens joins United Way… Read more »

NFL & United Way Launch National Character Education Initiative

Chicago Bears & United Way Metropolitan Chicago Host Kickoff Prior to the NFL Draft The NFL and United Way Worldwide today announced the national launch of Character Playbook, a new national education initiative focused on youth character development and healthy relationships. The interactive digital program will be implemented directly in schools in NFL team markets,… Read more »

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago joins Metropolitan Family Services and Access Living in addressing the City Club of Chicago

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago joins Metropolitan Family Services and Access Living in addressing the City Club of Chicago on the future of human Services in Illinois amidst the budget impasse Wendy DuBoe, President and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, Ric Estrada, President and CEO of Metropolitan Family Services and Marca Bristo, President… Read more »

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