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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Life Changing Anniversaries

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United Way of Brazoria County’s annual Day of Action

As I write this we’re expecting our 6th day of 100 degrees or warmer this summer – part of a nationwide heat wave. Appropriately enough, NBC Nightly News recently reported on the 110th anniversary of the air conditioner and how it “changed our lives forever.” More


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Doug Taylor

By Doug Taylor

Rock Stars in Nashville

It’s hard to think of an academic as a rock star, but that’s how Mark Kramer was received at the United Way Community Leaders Conference in Nashville in early May 2012. Perhaps it was because we were in the U.S. County Music Capital (Dolly Parton made an appearance as well, but that’s another story altogether).



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Linda Paulson

By Linda Paulson

The Most Important Lessons in Life I Learned From My Mother

As long as I can remember, my mom has been doing for others. She set an example and included me in her good work. I remember as a child, going to volunteer wherever my mom was helping in the community. We did many different things including volunteering at our church or the park concession stand, which I realize now played a vital role in keeping the kids in my community active and healthy. More


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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox

Voices for the Common Good: The World Speaks Out on Opportunity

United Way is excited to release “Voices for the Common Good: The World Speaks Out on Opportunity” – a new report based on more than 120 community conversations in a dozen countries. In these conversations, everyday people from all walks of life talked about their aspirations for their communities, the challenges they see in creating opportunity, and what it will take to make real progress in the areas central to a good life – education, income, and health.



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Sarah Butler

By Sarah Butler

Join us on May 12 to “Stamp Out Hunger”

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For the nineteenth year, United Way will partner with the NALC National Food Drive scheduled for Saturday, May 12. Join us in “Stamping Out Hunger” by promoting this drive and encouraging your company’s participation and support. More


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