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March 31, 2011

3 in 10 Americans are worried their children will drop out of school

United Way Worldwide announces major commitment to education in response to National Report on Education Read More »

March 07, 2011

United Way Worldwide and FINRA Investor Education Foundation Announce Over $1.8 Million in Grants

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and United Way Worldwide (UWW) have announced over $1.8 million in grants to 15 recipients as part of the Financial Education in Your Community initiative. Read More »

March 07, 2011

2011 United Way Women in Philanthropy Award Recognizes Bonnie McElveen-Hunter

United Way Worldwide and the United Way National Women’s Leadership Council named Pace Communications CEO Bonnie McElveen-Hunter the first honoree of the United Way Women in Philanthropy Award at the 2011 United Way Women’s Leadership Summit in Newport Beach, CA. Read More »

February 06, 2011

GMC Donation of Super Bowl Tickets Scores Points for United Way

DALLAS – The votes are in, and the winner of the “2010 GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year” goes to DeSEAN JACKSON, wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles. ESPN’s MIKE TIRICO and two-time Super Bowl champion DEION SANDERS presented the trophy to Jackson at the Super Bowl XLV Media Center Wednesday as part of this week’s big game festivities. Read More »

December 15, 2010

Promoting Healthier Communities: United Way, Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation to Work Together to Promote Healthy Lifestyles

Promoting Healthier Communities: United Way, Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation to Work Together to Promote Healthy Lifestyles United Way Worldwide and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation announced a partnership aimed at promoting active, healthy lifestyles to combat growth in the obesity rate, especially among young people.  Read More »

December 15, 2010

TARGET SHARE-A-TREE AND UNITED WAY BRING HOLIDAY CHEER TO FAMILIES IN NEED FOR 20 CONSECUTIVE YEARS

From December 18-22, Target stores across the country will celebrate the season of giving by donating 2,678 decorated holiday trees to United Way as part of the Target Share-a-Tree Program. Read More »

December 13, 2010

GM Foundation Donates $27.1 Million to Help Raise Graduation Rates

Five-Year Commitment Seeks to See Four of Five Students Earn High School Diplomas Read More »

December 10, 2010

GMC AND GENERAL MOTORS DONATE 70 SUPER BOWL XLV TICKETS TO UNITED WAY

GMC, the official vehicle of the National Football League has generously donated 70 Super Bowl XLV tickets to United Way Worldwide to help advance the organization's youth health and wellness goals.  Read More »

December 02, 2010

UNITED WAY OFFERS CAUSE-CONSCIOUS HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS

Alexandria, VA [December 8, 2010]—United Way and its innovative corporate partners have created gift ideas that allow consumers to leverage their purchasing power to give back to their communities. Read More »

December 02, 2010

DETROIT NATIVE KID ROCK TEAMS UP WITH NFL AND UNITED WAY FOR ANNUAL THANKSGIVING HALFTIME SHOW

American singer and songwriter, Kid Rock, will take the stage for the 2010 United Way Thanksgiving Halftime Show during the first game of the NFL’s tripleheader when the Detroit Lions host the New England Patriots on Thursday, November 25 at 12:30 PM ET on CBS.  Read More »

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