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June 19, 2014

United Way Volunteering Growth Rate Outpaces U.S., New Survey Says

ALEXANDRIA, VA – While American volunteer rates are declining, United Way is seeing a dramatic increase in volunteering, with more than double the rate of growth in volunteers compared to the U.S.’ and predicted increases next year, according to a new community leaders' survey by United Way Worldwide. Read More »

June 09, 2014

UPS and its employees assist United Way by investing $5 million in early grade reading

UPS and United Way join forces with the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading to help more low-income children read proficiently by the end of third grade  Read More »

May 19, 2014

United Way Celebrates its Millennial Change Makers

Alexandria, VA (May 19, 2014) – Last week, United Way Worldwide recognized nine Student United Way clubs on college campuses across the United States, celebrating their innovative approaches to giving, advocating and volunteering to improve lives and communities. Read More »

May 15, 2014

United Way Celebrates Corporate Champions of Change

Alexandria, VA (May 14, 2014) – Yesterday, United Way Worldwide recognized eleven companies as “Outstanding Strategic Partners,” celebrating their long-term commitment, giving, volunteering, leadership and employee engagement which is making a lasting impact to improve lives and communities.  Read More »

May 14, 2014

Lilly’s John Lechleiter Elected Chair of United Way Worldwide Board of Trustees

Alexandria, VA – John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., Chairman, President and CEO of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY), was today elected to a two-year term as chair of United Way Worldwide’s Board of Trustees. United Way is the world’s largest privately funded nonprofit.  Read More »

May 14, 2014

United Way Announces Annual Common Good Awards Recipients

Alexandria, VA (May 13, 2014) – United Way Worldwide today honored the United Ways of Northeast Florida (Jacksonville), Greater Houston (Texas), Broward County (Florida) and Panama with its Common Good Awards. These communities are being recognized for making significant advances in education, income and health—the building blocks of a quality life.  Read More »

April 29, 2014

United Way Worldwide Appoints Vicki Lins as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Alexandria, VA - United Way, the world's largest, privately-supported nonprofit organization, has appointed Vicki Lins as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Ms. Lins is tasked with the creation of cutting edge marketing strategies that reinforce the organization’s image and heritage to galvanize engagement of donors, advocates, volunteers as well as partner relationships in communities around the world. Ms. Lins will oversee the brand, marketing and strategic communications divisions and will be responsible for brand innovation, creative development, media relations, affinity groups and strategic alliances such as the famed NFL and United Way partnership. Read More »

April 10, 2014

United Way Worldwide recognizes Michael K. Hayde with Tocqueville Society Award

ALEXANDRIA, VA (April 10, 2014) — Last night in New Orleans at the Tocqueville/Million Dollar Roundtable Summit, United Way Worldwide presented The 2013 United Way Tocqueville Society Award, its highest national award for an individual volunteer, to Michael K. Hayde. Hayde is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board at Western National Group, a multi-family housing developer.  Read More »

March 12, 2014

United Way Recognizes Constant Contact for Helping Youth Succeed

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 12, 2014 - Yesterday, leaders from United Way Worldwide presented Constant Contact(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: CTCT), a leading provider of online marketing tools for small businesses and nonprofits, with a United Way Partnership Award. Read More »

March 12, 2014

United Way And NFL Players Team To Draft Volunteers Into Community Service

ALEXANDRIA, Va., On May 8, United Way will tout its own picks during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft by recognizing United Way TEAM NFL volunteers drafted into community service by NFL players. Read More »

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