Posts Categorized: Media Mentions

Skender Construction, Partners by Design Complete Buildout for United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago has moved its more than 110 employees from its recently sold West Loop loft office to 28,000 square feet of collaborative, modern office space at 333 South Wabash Avenue, with Skender Construction serving as the general contractor, Partners by Design providing architectural services and project engineering provided by WMA Consulting Engineers. The new space represents a 30% reduction in overall square footage for United Way, the largest private funder of health and human services in Chicagoland, while still accommodating the… Read more »

Youth town hall generates solutions to stop Chicago violence

Youth from across the city joined us at the ABC7 studios Friday afternoon to discuss solutions to help stop the violence. The youth town hall is part of a joint effort with United Way of Metropolitan Chicago called the “positive image initiative.” The goal is to engage young people from under-served neighborhoods in conversation about how to stem violence. They have some strong ideas. “If we have more people in the community come together about one issue, it’ll get to… Read more »

Mayer Brown receives 2013 “Pro Bono Partner Award” from United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, has received the 2013 “Pro Bono Partner Award” from United Way of Metropolitan Chicago in honor of its significant pro bono support and commitment to the community during the past year. United Way focuses on creating social change by investing in education, income and health programs to ensure people have the tools they need to thrive. Mayer Brown was recognized for providing pro bono legal counsel to the organization and its management on… Read more »

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago hosts annual event at Chicago Cultural Center

The United Way of Metropolitan Chicago today celebrated its annual year of accomplishments. Supporters got together this afternoon at the downtown Chicago Cultural Center. They honored volunteers and board members and the contributions from the top corporate and individual donors. The keynote speaker at today’s event was ABC7 President and General Manager John Idler. He talked about the importance of everyone working together to help solve community problems. Read the full article.

Donations Needed: Thursday is ‘April Food Day’ Across the Region

Within the past five years, local food pantries estimate the need for food and toiletries has more than doubled. In effort to help combat increasing local hunger, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (UWMC) is hosting a massive food drive this Thursday, April 18 to help restock local food pantries across six counties: Cook, Will, Kane, McHenry, DuPage and Lake. Check the UWMC website for a full list of requested items All are welcome to take part in this regional effort… Read more »