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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 Wednesday, March 8, 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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Super Saturday for Free Tax Prep

January 31st, 2017

For the sixth year, Tax Time will organize Super Saturday – the largest free tax preparation event in central Ohio, at Columbus Downtown High School on February 4th.  More than 100 volunteers from local colleges, companies, and nonprofit organizations will complete an estimated 200 tax returns in one day, helping hardworking people receive the money…

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Applications now available for Project Diversity & Pride Leadership

December 19th, 2016

Project Diversity and Pride Leadership provide lectures, hands-on workshops and other activities to help minority and LGBTQ community members enhance their leadership skills. The intensive eight-month training curriculums includes monthly sessions of two to four hours in length, conducted during the business day. In addition, each of the program participants applies their learning from the…

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Read the Latest Issue of UNITE Central Ohio

December 14th, 2016

Read the latest issue of UNITE Central Ohio. The quarterly digital magazine of United Way of Central Ohio

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Reducing Poverty (and a beard)

November 21st, 2016

By Matthew Yannie, Senior Impact Director On November 10, our board here at United Way of Central Ohio approved almost $15 million in investments for 2017.  That action may seem pretty straightforward, but it was the final big decision in a process that has taken more than a year and has completely transformed the way…

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23rd Annual Champion of Children Signature Event

November 14th, 2016

I had the pleasure of attending the 23rd Annual Champion of Children Signature Event on October 5th, which was held at the beautiful and historic Columbus Athenaeum. The program began with an interview between Ann Fisher, of WOSU’s “All Sides,” and Wes Moore, author, Rhodes Scholar, veteran, and founder of BridgeEdu.  Having read “The Other…

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2017 Investments

November 10th, 2016

United Way of Central Ohio is focused on the singular goal of reducing poverty in our community.  One way we do this is as a catalyst and convener. Our role involves connecting people to high quality, high impact services, improving neighborhoods, and ensuring systems and policies work effectively. Over the past few years, UWCO has…

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Celebration of Excellence Applications Are Open

November 8th, 2016

United Way of Central Ohio’s Celebration of Excellence will take place on Tuesday May 2, 2017 at The Ohio Union at The Ohio State University.  For more information on this event, contact Heather Popio at heather.popio@uwcentralohio.org. Celebration of Excellence Award Categories Corporate Award of Excellence: Our most distinguished corporate award, recognizing overall campaign achievement. Agency…

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Help a Family for the Holidays

November 4th, 2016

Want to help a local family in need? Text TOYDRIVE to 41444 and make a donation Or now through Wednesday, November 30, 2016 you can purchase your gifts from our Amazon Holiday Wish List and have them shipped to our offices to be wrapped and delivered to families in our community! To view the Amazon…

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