Posts By: Karyn Ruhl

Top NFL Draft Picks, Commisioner Roger Goodell Hit Ariel Academy

DNA Info | By Sam Cholke | April 28, 2016 2:14pm | Ariel Community Academy students got a rare treat on Thursday: a visit from prospective pro football players and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.The players and officials were at the school at 1119 E. 46th St. to help launch a new school program, Character Playbook, sponsored by the NFL and the United Way.“It’s one of the most exciting things we’ve ever participated in because it teaches us how to respond to all of… Read more »

NFL, United Way unveil “Character Playbook” for kids

Chicago Sun-Times –  04/28/2016, 04:16pm It sometimes seems that NFL players need their own “Character Playbook” to clean up incidents of domestic violence, drunken driving, drug and gun use and other brushes with the law. Now, they’ve got one for kids. Hours before the 2016 NFL Draft kicked off in Chicago, NFL players and prospects joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Commissioner Roger Goodell at Ariel Community Academy Thursday to help launch a new digital learning program sponsored by the NFL and the United… Read more »

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

For Immediate Release CONTACT: Karyn Ruhl United Way of Metropolitan Chicago 312-906-2291(direct)/847-431-7068(cell)Karyn.ruhl@uw-mc.orgDeborah E. Stevens Joins United Way of Metropolitan Chicago as Chief Financial OfficerChicago finance and operations leader brings expertise to role(CHICAGO, IL) April 21, 2016 – United Way of Metropolitan Chicago welcomes 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… Read more »

NFL & United Way Launch National Character Education Program

MEDIA ADVISORYNFL & United Way Launch National Character Education Program On Thursday, April 28, the National Football League (NFL) together with United Way Worldwide will announce a new national character education program.Members of the media are invited to attend this launch event at Ariel Elementary Community Academy in Chicago, IL. NFL, United Way Worldwide, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and Chicago Bears executives will be in attendance.WHAT: NFL & United Way Character Playbook Launch EventInterview and b-roll opportunity of United… Read more »

April Food Day Aims to Collect More Than 30,000 Pounds of Food for Chicago Southland Communities

MEDIA ADVISORYContact: Karyn RuhlUnited Way of Metropolitan Chicago 312-906-2291(direct)/847-431-7068(cell) karyn.ruhl@uw-mc.orgWHAT: April Food Day Aims to Collect More Than 30,000 Pounds of Food for Chicago Southland CommunitiesUnited Way of Metropolitan Chicago (UWMC) will host its annual April Food Day on Friday, April 1 to benefit local area food pantries across Chicago’s Southland region. The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau and more than 50 hotels, park districts and municipalities throughout the Chicago Southland region are serving as collection points for donations… Read more »