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December 03, 2012

United Way Worldwide Realigns to Increase Network Impact and Engagement Around the World

Shift Signals Organizations Commitment to Scale Impact and Increase Public-Private Partnerships Around the World Read More »

November 29, 2012

Americans Agree: Charitable Tax Deduction Vital to Nonprofits, Communities, and Donors

National poll finds that 79% of Americans Believe Reducing or Eliminating the Charitable Tax Deduction Would Have a Negative Impact on Charities and the People They Serve Read More »

November 13, 2012

Forbes Ranks United Way #1 and a Top 5 Pick for Efficiency

United Way continues to top the annual Forbes list of the largest U.S. charities, and, in a new category created this year by Forbes, United Way is one of five “Forbes Picks: All-Star Charities – Top Rankings for Efficient Groups.” Read More »

November 08, 2012

Detroit Lions/United Way Thanksgiving Day Halftime Show To Feature Michigan Native Kid Rock

Detroit, MI – The Detroit Lions and United Way announced today that Michigan native, singer and songwriter, Kid Rock, will perform during halftime of the Lions’ 73rd Thanksgiving Day Classic November 22 vs. the Houston Texans. Read More »

November 02, 2012

United Way Featured on Bloomberg TV

Brian Gallagher, President and CEO of United Way Worldwide, speaks with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg TV discussing the importance of maintaining the charitable tax deduction in the U.S.

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November 01, 2012

United Way Announces Regional Fund for Communities Hardest Hit by Sandy Throughout the Eastern Seaboard

New York, NY—United Way today announced the creation of the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund (#sandyfund). Contributions to the Fund will be used by local United Ways along the Eastern Seaboard to address the near-term and long-term recovery needs of communities most affected by the hurricane. Read More »

October 18, 2012

Leaders Agree: Out-of-School Time Opportunities Are Key to Student Success

Alexandria, VA (October 18, 2012) – Education and community leaders today gathered at United Way Worldwide to promote youth achievement through a focus on out-of-school activities. The summit created dialogue about the effect of out-of-school programs and how they can be used to foster more successful and high-achieving students.

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October 04, 2012

Red Cross, United Way, Other Charities Tell Candidates What They Want

By Paul Clolery, Vice President and Editorial Director of NPT Publishing Group via The Huffington Post - With the presidential election just weeks away and the two major candidates starting the debate cycle, 22 of the leading executives of the nonprofit sector have a message for both President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. Read More »

September 25, 2012


Alexandria, Va. (September 25, 2012) – United Way Worldwide today announced the appointment of Stacey D. Stewart as U.S. President of United Way Worldwide – a newly created position that reflects the organization’s commitment to its U.S. network of more than 1,200 local members. Stewart’s appointment is effective October 15.  Read More »

August 01, 2012

Social Innovation Fund Awards Grants for Innovative Community Solutions

$42 Million in Grants to Leverage $105 Million in Private Funds to Grow High-Impact Nonprofits Read More »

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