BMO cares about the communities it serves. That’s evident not just by their more than $4 million in support—with over $3 million from employee donations—for United Way’s work, but by the volunteer hours (more than 2,100) contributed by their employees and by BMO Harris Bank’s investment in United Way’s Neighborhood Network Initiative.… Read more »
Our brand-new website has been redesigned from the ground up featuring a full-width design, dynamic content, improved performance, retina display support site-wide and streamlined navigation. All of this was done to make it easier for you to get informed, get connected and get involved. And we hope that you will. Read more »
Our hats are off to Peter Butler for his impactful leadership as President of Rush University Medical Center and for his inspirational support of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago!
Since joining Rush in 1982, Peter spearheaded numerous volunteer activities between Rush and United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and has been a… Read more »
One of the core areas of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago’s work that you support with your contribution is helping make sure young children enter kindergarten ready to learn and students enter high school on track for graduation. Specifically, United Way focuses on expanding resources for high-quality preschool and home visits and… Read more »
Vell was struggling in school. He had disciplinary problems and was failing academically—he was on the verge of being expelled from 8th grade. A United Way partner agency reached out to Vell and his family to offer support through a mentoring program. He was connected with a mentor named Luis who began… Read more »
Our Neighborhood Network Initiative continues to gain momentum. As you know, United Way is working like never before in ten neighborhoods including Austin, Auburn Gresham, Brighton Park, Bronzeville, Cicero, Evanston, Little Village, Robbins/Blue Island, South Chicago and West Chicago to solve pressing community challenges.
Each neighborhood has been… Read more »
Dear Friends and Supporters,
It was my great privilege recently to be part of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago’s annual Celebration event, where we had the chance to thank our partners across business, individual philanthropy, agencies and communities, and to celebrate what we’ve achieved together on behalf of families and… Read more »
On Friday, June 24, Austin Coming Together, the lead partner agency in the Austin Neighborhood Network, honored United Way of Metropolitan Chicago with the Collective Impact Champion Award at their "United in Purpose" Awards Luncheon. We are thrilled to be the recipient of this award and we are very thankful for our… Read more »
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 »