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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 us to Help Stuff the Backpack for Central Ohio’s Students

June 20th, 2022

We’re all experiencing sticker shock these days when we go to buy groceries and household items. For thousands of families, though, inflation means making tough choices as they struggle to pay the rent and feed their children. Providing school supplies will be difficult or impossible for these families. Together, we can make certain no child…

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Resources and Funds to Help Families Impacted by Mass Shootings

May 31st, 2022

United Way of Central Ohio is deeply saddened by the recent tragic mass shootings: the racially motivated attack in Buffalo, NY and the murder of 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX, the second deadliest school shooting in America’s history. Our hearts are with the families and communities. To help…

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United for Impact Provides $650,000+ for Local Nonprofits

May 23rd, 2022

Thank you, central Ohio, for being United for Impact! Our community’s generous supporters and 17 corporate sponsors helped 75 local nonprofits raise and unlock more than $650,000 in just 4 1/2 days! The excitement throughout the week of May 9 to May 13 was inspiring as participating nonprofits worked together to raise money and engage…

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Success by Third Grade: An Important Communitywide Movement

May 20th, 2022

  The ability to read by third grade plays a significant role in a person’s success later in life. Unfortunately, a growing number of students in Franklin County are failing to reach this critical milestone, requiring immediate and strategic intervention. In response, United Way of Central Ohio is taking the initiative to lead a countywide…

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A Community UNITED: 2021 Annual Report

April 25th, 2022

We are grateful that so many corporate partners, individual donors and volunteers, remained with us throughout 2021 to help strengthen nonprofits and the families they serve in our community. When you join us, we can tackle challenges that no one organization or person can solve alone. Thanks to you, we raised and invested more than…

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It’s Back! Get Ready to be UNITED for Impact from May 9 to 13

April 25th, 2022

Mark your calendars! From May 9 to May 13, YOU can join forces with the collective caring power of central Ohio to give to your favorite nonprofit(s) and unlock an additional $250,000 sponsorship prize money for all 75 participating partners. 100% of your gift goes to the nonprofit(s) of your choice to help strengthen our…

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Column: Together, we proved that when we stand UNITED, we shine like stars

April 13th, 2022 Reprinted from The Columbus Dispatch – April 13, 2022   While our community will feel the effects of the pandemic for years to come, it’s important to acknowledge the incredible ways we stand united in times of crisis. In 2021, United Way of Central Ohio, together with our corporate partners, individual donors and volunteers,…

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Nearly $27,000 Raised for United for Ukraine Fund

March 17th, 2022

  Almost 3 million people have fled Ukraine, and experts predict 7 million will be forced to leave before the conflict is over. Neighboring countries, including Poland, Romania and Hungary, are seeing the biggest waves of people escaping the violence. United Way is stepping up to support those displaced by the violence, providing life-saving relief….

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Working Together to Close the Digital Divide for Our Community’s Students

January 3rd, 2022

Millions of students are facing a challenge that keeps them from succeeding in school. The digital divide in education is the gap between students who have reliable access to an adequate device or internet and those who don’t. The gap has existed for decades – ever since personal computers gained popularity – but during the COVID-19…

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