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Nominations for the 2017 Champion of Children Awards are Now Open

May 11th, 2017

Do you know a Champion of Children? Champion of Children honors individuals and organizations who are committed to United Way of Central Ohio’s singular goal to fight poverty by helping children and youth succeed. To see a list of previous honorees, click here. You can nominate Champions in two categories: Nonprofit Organization Champion of Children…

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United Way of Central Ohio’s Celebration of Excellence Honors Organizations that Fight Poverty

May 2nd, 2017

United Way of Central Ohio recognized the outstanding campaigns of partner organizations at its annual Celebration of Excellence held at the Ohio Union at The Ohio State University.   In partnership with United Way, these organizations help fight poverty in our community. Grange Insurance received the highest honor, the Corporate Award of Excellence, which recognizes overall…

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Letter carriers’ 25th annual food drive set for Sat., May 13 throughout nation

May 1st, 2017

WASHINGTON – The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 25th annual national food drive on Saturday, May 13. The Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, the country’s largest single-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need in the community. Customers simply leave their donation of…

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Near East Side Neighborhood Leadership Academy Applications Now Open

April 10th, 2017

The Near East Side Neighborhood Leadership Academy (NLA) is an expansion of the greater Columbus Neighborhood Leadership Academy initially launched by United Way of Central Ohio in 2012. The program is inspired by aspirations of building a diverse, opportunity-rich Near East Side community that bridges social spheres for a vital and inclusive community. With an…

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Lisa Courtice, Ph.D. Named New CEO

March 16th, 2017

Lisa Courtice, Ph.D. is the new United Way of Central Ohio president and CEO!  Our Board of Trustees made it official today at a special meeting.  In case you didn’t know, our United Way is one of the largest in the country with more than 80,000 donors and volunteers. Dr. Courtice is a Ph.D. psychologist…

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Reducing Poverty with Grange Insurance

March 8th, 2017

Competitive corn hole tournaments are fun, and who doesn’t love a good silent auction? While engaging events and employee challenges are proven ways to raise money for workplace campaigns, Grange Insurance knows it also takes shared goals, dedicated leadership and passionate associates. In fact, the central Ohio company’s recent workplace campaign demonstrated once again that…

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Fresh, Nutritious Food for All

March 8th, 2017

Mike Little knows every nook and cranny of his South Side store, Little’s Village IGA, having worked there in one capacity or the other since age 11. Today, more than 45 years later, he clearly knows his customers almost as well as he knows his store. They are good, hard-working people, he says, adding that…

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Still Breaking Barriers

March 8th, 2017

Despite being surrounded by negative influences as a youth, Tiwuan could see beyond his circumstances toward a brighter future. With the support and encouragement of his Big Brother, Andrei, Tiwuan was the first in his family in more than a decade to graduate from high school. Today, as an accountant major at Wittenberg University, he…

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Richard V. Carrick Community Leadership Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

February 8th, 2017

Nominate a United Way Agency for The Richard V. Carrick Community Leadership Award. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 10, 2017. Click here to download the selection criteria Click here to download a list of United Way Funded Partners Click here to download the nomination form The Carrick Award recognizes a United Way funded partner…

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Seeking Community Service Projects

January 31st, 2017

The United Way of Central Ohio is seeking community services projects which will be executed by members of both the Project Diversity and Pride Leadership board leadership programs. These programs are designed to develop competent individuals that can serve on the boards of local not-for-profit organizations, with the intent to diversify volunteer leadership. Project Diversity…

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