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Increase in ALICE Households in Franklin County Presents Extreme Risk as Public Assistance Programs End

May 1st, 2023

Franklin County’s economic strength is linked to its residents’ financial stability, including ALICE households (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed), and research from a new report issued by United for ALICE shows cause for concern, especially as pandemic-related assistance programs conclude. According to the report, which provides data for the entire state of Ohio and each…

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2022 Annual Report: Together We Can Change Lives

May 1st, 2023

For 100 years, United Way of Central Ohio’s many corporate and nonprofit partners, individual donors and volunteers in our community have joined with us to help families thrive and ensure students have the opportunities they need to succeed. When we join together, we can change lives. In 2022, thanks to you, we raised and invested…

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Local Young Authors Create United Way Centennial Activity Book

March 29th, 2023

Thanks to three talented, creative sisters from central Ohio, United Way of Central Ohio has a unique activity book that tells the story of our centennial celebration through the eyes of a curious child. In the book, Zakira, whose name comes from combining the three sisters’ names, meets and becomes friends with local individuals who…

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A Century United: United Way’s Volunteer Women Leaders

March 24th, 2023

In honor of United Way of Central Ohio’s centennial celebration throughout 2023 and Women’s History Month, we want to recognize the female community leaders who have been instrumental in guiding our mission and vision throughout our history. Nancy Jeffrey paved the way for women leaders at United Way by serving as the first female campaign…

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Nancy Jeffrey: United Way’s First Woman Board President

March 9th, 2023

 In recognition of United Way of Central Ohio’s centennial celebration in 2023 and Women’s History Month in March, we’re honoring the visionary women who have served as presidents of our board of trustees throughout our 100 years. The very first female board president for United Way of Central Ohio was the ambitious Anne “Nancy” Kittredge…

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Your Giving Tuesday Donation Helps Local Children Succeed

November 16th, 2022

Today is Giving Tuesday! Let’s unite around a common goal: to help families thrive and every child in central Ohio succeed. Learning loss connected to the pandemic is continuing, and families are struggling to make ends meet due to the rising cost of rent and groceries. But here at United Way of Central Ohio, we…

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United Way to Relocate to New Community Impact Center

November 15th, 2022

United Way of Central Ohio and several other nonprofits will soon relocate to 215 North Front Street, the home of the new Community Impact Center. The center is a nonprofit collective that will feature efficiencies of scale and ongoing collaboration to maximize impact when addressing critical needs in central Ohio. “The nonprofit safety net is…

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United Way to Sell Headquarters for Mixed-Income Housing Development

September 6th, 2022

For nearly 100 years, United Way has been working to improve the lives of others by mobilizing the caring power of our community. For this reason, after deciding in late 2021 to sell our headquarters at 360 S. Third St. in downtown Columbus, we sought a developer who could purchase the property and redevelop it…

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United Way Adds Two New Board Members and Board Fellow to Roster

July 20th, 2022

United Way of Central Ohio welcomes two new board members and a new board fellow to its board of trustees roster in 2022. Serving three-year terms are Rachel Caviness, National Director of Business Development, Private Client and Family Office Services for BDO; and Elizabeth Martinez, President and CEO of Big Brother Big Sisters of Central…

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Join United Way and the Columbus Metropolitan Club for a Big Table Discussion

September 16th, 2022

Don’t leave your seat empty at the Big Table on Thursday, October 6! Join United Way of Central Ohio and Columbus Metropolitan Club at the Boat House at 679 W. Spring Street from 8:30 to 10 a.m. You’ll have the unique experience of connecting with neighbors while imagining and discussing ways our community can work…

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