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United Way Welcomes New Talent To Key Leadership Positions

Joining United Way’s work bringing lasting positive change to the region in the areas of education, income, health and basic needs are two highly effective and accomplished leaders: Jose Rico, Senior Vice President of Community Investment Jose Rico joins UWMC as Senior Vice President of Community Investment. In this role, Jose leads the team that works closely with community leaders and human service agencies to ensure effective and efficient implementation of programs, integrity of investments and measurable outcomes toward United… Read more »

BMO Harris Bank Commits $1.5 Million To UWMC

Cornerstone donation to accelerate the LIVE UNITED Neighborhood Network initiative United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (UWMC) today announced it will receive a $1.5 million donation from BMO Harris Bank to support its LIVE UNITED Neighborhood Network initiative, which convenes, coordinates and integrates education, income and health programs through central locations within underserved communities. This donation builds on BMO’s annual support to UWMC, which last year totaled more than $2.6 million, in addition to the thousands of volunteer hours BMO employees… Read more »

Holiday Volunteering with YLS

On Saturday, December 14th, United Way’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) gathered to volunteer at the annual Kelly Hall YMCA Holiday Party. The holiday party is an exciting time for the Humboldt Park neighborhood, affording area residents an opportunity to celebrate the holidays in a way they would not be able to do without help from the YMCA. Through United Way, YLS was asked to help make this a memorable experience for the second consecutive year. Morning volunteers prepped for the… Read more »

CEO Fireside Chat with Dorri McWhorter

I recently had the privilege of attending a CEO Fireside chat hosted by the United Way Young Leaders Society (YLS) featuring Dorri McWhorter, CEO of YWCA Chicago. It was a unique opportunity for me to meet YLS Premier Members and engage one-on-one with Dorri. I have seen and heard of Dorri through her leadership with the United Way Women’s Leadership Council, so I was especially thrilled to meet her on a more personal level. We started off the roundtable chat… Read more »

United Way North-Northwest & The Goulden Touch Host “Strike Gould” to Benefit Palatine Opportunity Center

Tuesday, November 12, United Way North-Northwest and Chicago Bears Kicker Robbie Gould’s public charity, The Goulden Touch, teamed up to bring much-needed resources to Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs with a “Strike Gould” bowling event benefiting the Palatine Opportunity Center. The bowling tournament, hosted at Pinstripes in Northbrook, brought together corporations, individuals and groups from around Chicagoland. Participating companies included Allstate, Big Tuna Marketing, CBOE Holdings, Deloitte, Discover, Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll LLP, Littler Mendelson, Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle, LLC, Reed… Read more »