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United Way Advocates against Limiting Deductions on Charitable Contributions: Gov. Quinn Declares December 2012 “United Way Month”

United Way advocates for community resources in the areas of education, income and health. As the largest private funder of human services across the state of Illinois,, the organization is committed to using its voice in support of charitable deductions given the current debates on charitable giving tax incentives. While United Way recognizes the urgent need for measures to reduce the federal deficit, the White House’s proposed cap on itemized deductions at 28% will do more harm than good. Any… Read more »

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago Signs Long-Term Lease With CNA

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (UWMC) announced it will be moving its headquarters to 333 South Wabash Avenue in May 2013. UWMC will be occupying half the space it currently has and the workplace design will result in more efficient workspace, providing community partners and employees with greater opportunities to collaborate. “The sale of our building places us in a much better long-term financial position,” said Wendy DuBoe, president and chief executive officer at UWMC. “This, along with transitioning into… Read more »

MAYOR EMANUEL, CPS CEO BARBARA BYRD-BENNET, MICROSOFT AND UNITED WAY ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF 12 NEW PARENT ENGAGEMENT CENTERS IN CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Mayor Emanuel today joined Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and representatives from Microsoft and United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (UWMC) to announce the opening of 12 new Parent Engagement Centers in CPS schools across the city. The centers are being piloted as part of the administration’s focus on engaging parents in their children’s education and will be aimed at closing the digital divide by helping parents learn the digital and technology skills they need to support their children’s… Read more »

“Taste of United Way” Rallies Chicagoans To Get Involved in Their Community

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (UWMC) and Bank of America hosted a ‘Taste of United Way’ event today to kick-off the 2012 Annual Giving Campaign in support of UWMC’s community-impact plan, LIVE UNITED 2020. The event was held at the Harris Theatre rooftop in Millennium Park and emceed by Ryan Chiaverini, co-host of ABC7’s WINDY CITY LIVE. “The goal of today’s event was to rally members of the community and get them involved in our community-impact plan, Live United 2020,”… Read more »

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and Bank of America to Kick Off Annual Giving Campaign with “Taste of United Way” Event

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (UWMC) AND Bank of America will host a ‘Taste of United Way’ event to kick-off the 2012 Annual Giving Campaign in support of it’s community-impact plan, Live United 2020. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the tented rooftop terrace of the Harris Theatre in Millennium Park at 205 East Randolph Street. The event will include tasting stations from some of Chicago’s top restaurants as well as United Way stations… Read more »