Posts Categorized: News Releases

Northwest Suburban United Way Holds Annual Community Celebration Lunch

Northwest Suburban United Way hosted its annual Community Celebration Lunch on June 17, 2010, honoring members of the philanthropic community who went above and beyond in the Northwest suburbs throughout the past year. “We are very grateful for all the support we’ve seen from our corporate and community partners and volunteers,” said Marcia McMahon, Chief Professional Officer of the Northwest Suburban United Way. “Their support has been greater than ever, which means a lot given the financial hardships we’ve all… Read more »

McCormick Foundation and United Way Launch Fund to Support Local Nonprofits in a Volatile Economy

In the wake of government funding cuts, declines in giving and an increasing need for services, the McCormick Foundation and United Way of Metropolitan Chicago are partnering to create “United Way of Metropolitan Chicago Impact Fund,” an initiative to help local nonprofits provide urgently needed education programs for children and youth. The McCormick Foundation will match the first $2 million donated to the Fund at 50 cents on the dollar, up to a total match of $1 million. In response… Read more »

New Career Program Offers Non-Profits Tech Support

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago connects Chicago Career Tech to non-profit organizations United Way of Metropolitan Chicago is proud to announce a new partnership with Chicago Career Tech (CCT), an initiative led by the mayor and created to develop a corps of trained professionals who will strengthen Chicago’s position as a national center for technology businesses. Supported by the City, business community and non-profit sector, CCT focuses on educating recently laid-off industry workers, with at least a high school degree,… Read more »

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago to Launch Inaugural Week of Caring, April 18-24

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, in partnership with the City of Chicago, will celebrate National Volunteer Week with its first annual Week of Caring, Sunday, April 18 through Saturday, April 24, 2010. United Way Week of Caring is a celebration of volunteerism across Chicagoland and will link thousands of volunteers with nearly 200 projects at United Way partner agencies throughout the region. “Week of Caring is a great opportunity for people across Chicagoland to become more involved in their communities. … Read more »

Sara Lee Awards Grant to United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago recently received a substantial grant from the Sara Lee Foundation. The grant money will be used to fund programs that address income, education and health. United Way funds programs that ensure kids are ready to learn by kindergarten and youth graduate from high school. United Way also focuses on programs that provide job training, financial literacy, and other income supports. In addition, United Way supports programs that provide access to healthcare and that make sure… Read more »