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Tribune Company Kicks-off United Way Campaign

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago is pleased to announce its partnership with long-time supporter Tribune Company for the 2009 annual United Way campaign. The Tribune Company launched its employee giving campaign on October 20. Its top executives got a head start on the campaign after hosting a Leadership Launch Breakfast earlier in the month. Last year, Tribune Company employees contributed $544,000 to United Way, plus a $500,000 pro bono advertising contribution. This year, United Way has set a goal to… Read more »

United Way Partners with MillerCoors to raise funds for 2009 Giving Campaign

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago is pleased to announce its partnership with MillerCoors for the 2009 annual United Way campaign. MillerCoors will launch its employee giving campaign, which includes a company match, on Monday, October 19.  This year, United Way has set a goal to raise $60 million to support more than 700 programs by providing leadership, funding and volunteers throughout the region — from Chicago to Lisle to South Holland and the North Shore. “Chicago is the new home… Read more »

United Way Assesses the Aftermath of the State Budget Crisis

As the largest non-governmental funder for the region, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago surveyed almost 400 non-profits throughout Illinois to understand the impact of the recent state budget cuts.  While the immediate affect of the state budget was not as devastating as anticipated, the budgeted delayed payments are impacting agencies across the sector.  As we prepare for the next budget cycle, already reported at a deficit of $12 billion, our survey finds agencies are currently forced to re-evaluate programs, staffing… Read more »

WGN Forecast Calls For LIVING UNITED

WGN TV Channel 9 kicked off its United Way Employee Campaign on Wednesday, October 14. Weatherman Tom Skilling spoke to nearly 200 WGN employees encouraging them to give to United Way and help those who are less fortunate. Skilling is a longtime United Way supporter and Tocqueville Society Member, which are individuals who contribute $10,0000 or more to United Way. “Given our present economic condition, many of the people who will benefit by the multitude of programs United Way supports… Read more »

United Way Health and Wellness Application Process

The United Way Health & Wellness application process for Fiscal Year 2011 program funding has begun. The Request for Information (RFI) was released Monday, October 5 and is due Tuesday, October 27 at 9:00 am.  Agencies can visit the United Way website for a wealth of information including a first-time ever training video, produced the United Way Creative Studio. This video can be accessed multiple times for referral as agencies prepare their RFIs. Click here for information about the Health… Read more »