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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. … 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… 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.… 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… Read more »