Posts Categorized: News Releases

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago Announces Andrea Bazán Joins Organization as Senior Vice President of Resource Development

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (UWMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea Bazán as the organization’s Senior Vice President of Resource Development. Bazán will be instrumental in advancing LIVE UNITED 2020, UWMC’s community-impact plan focused on investing in the building blocks to self-sufficiency—education, income and health within more than 40 communities of greatest need. Prior to joining United Way, Bazán served as the National Operation Vote Regional Director for the “Obama for America” campaign based in Chicago. There… Read more »

United Way of DuPage/West Cook Welcomes Six New Board Members

United Way of DuPage/West Cook (UWDWC) is proud to welcome six new members to its board of directors, now comprised of 17 local leaders. Board members are responsible for leveraging more than $4.5 million allocated to local United Way Partner Organizations annually, as well as programs serving DuPage and West Cook residents in crisis. UWDWC is part of a larger network of support through United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. “We are truly honored to have the talent and passion of… Read more »

North Shore United Way Partners with Buchanan Family Foundation to Create Community Impact

North Shore United Way (NSUW) is pleased to announce this year’s Buchanan Family Foundation grant recipients, totaling nearly $25,000, including: Family Service, LEAD and Speak Up! Prevention Coalition, Career Resource Center, Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) and Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Senior Center. The grant will expand services in the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff communities by allowing these organizations to further develop current and new programming. “United Way has partnered with the Buchanan Family Foundation for more than 20… Read more »

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago Announces Richard L. Jones and Anna Clarke Join Organization

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (UWMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of two key senior leadership positions. Both will play an instrumental role to advance LIVE UNITED 2020, UWMC’s community-impact plan focused on investing in the building blocks to self-sufficiency—education, income and health within more than 40 communities of greatest need. Richard L. Jones, Ph.D. Jones joins the organization as Senior Vice President of Community Investment. He will be charged with the leadership, planning, execution and measurement of United… Read more »

Local Nonprofits Eligible for Emergency Food and Shelter Funds

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago announced today that the federal government is expected to make almost $2.5 million in Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) grants available to nonprofit organizations and local government agencies in Chicago and suburban Cook and DuPage counties. United Way is the local administrator of EFSP investments which are made available yearly to supplement local emergency food and shelter programs in the region. United Way also chairs the local boards in charge of EFSP allocations. These… Read more »