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$262,244 Raised to Knock Out Poverty!

April 16th, 2018

Just like the real deal, our Knock Out Poverty bracket challenge came right down to the wire. A last second 3-pointer tossed to the skies brought one nonprofit from behind to win BIG BUCKS. That heart-stopping throw came from a donor who made an $8,000 gift at the buzzer to Columbus Early Learning Centers (CELC),…

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Featured donor: LINC member Ryan Aguiar

April 16th, 2018

At age 26, Ryan Aguiar loves to hang with other passionate young professionals. But he’s also making sure he ventures outside of his daily “bubble” to focus on making Columbus a better community for everyone. “The Columbus community is doing a lot of great things in terms of community involvement,” says Ryan. “One area I…

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2019 and 2020 Program Investments

April 16th, 2018

United Way is pleased to announce the opportunity to apply for 2019 and 2020 Program Investment. Through Program Investment, United Way seeks to support high-quality, high-impact nonprofit programs that: Help children develop the skills and behaviors needed to enter kindergarten ready to succeed, Help young people develop the skills and behaviors needed to graduate from…

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Heartland Bank: Workplace Campaign Surpasses Expectations

March 1st, 2018

United Way couldn’t do the hard work of fighting poverty in central Ohio without the incredible energy and support our corporate partners put into their workplace campaigns. These 400+ partners inspire and amaze us with their dedication to improving the community all year round. Even so, Heartland Bank managed to turn more than a few…

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Join the Near East Side Neighborhood Leadership Academy

February 14th, 2018

The Near East Side Neighborhood Leadership Academy (NLA) is an expansion of the greater Columbus Neighborhood Leadership Academy launched by United Way of Central Ohio in 2012. With an emphasis on Columbus’ Near East Side, this unique leadership program is designed to equip residents with the relationships, knowledge, skills and tools to help this vibrant…

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And the winner is…

January 22nd, 2018

Mark Levy never answers his phone while he’s driving. Well, except for that one time when he found out he won United Way’s Drive United raffle. Mark, from Worthington, has been a dedicated United Way donor since 2009. In 2017, however, he didn’t make his usual payroll deduction gift when it became clear his retirement…

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Apply for the South Side Neighborhood Leadership Academy

January 8th, 2018

The South Side Neighborhood Leadership Academy (NLA) is an expansion of the greater Columbus Neighborhood Leadership Academy launched by United Way of Central Ohio in 2012. With an emphasis on Columbus’ South Side, this unique leadership program is designed to equip residents with the relationships, knowledge, skills and tools to help this vibrant community continue…

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Teens Earn Money and Meet Neighbors

December 11th, 2017

Every summer, in neighborhoods across the country, teens push lawn mowers from door to door with the primary goal of earning some cash. Whether they know it or not, these youth get more than just spending money for their efforts. They gain valuable skills, a sense of pride and personal responsibility, and connections to their…

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Clark Kellogg Named Honorary Campaign Chair

October 16th, 2017

Clark Kellogg made his name on the basketball court at  The Ohio State University, with the NBA and as a television announcer. Now he is bringing his star power to bear as the Honorary Campaign Chair for United Way of Central Ohio. Because he lives right here in central Ohio, Clark will be deeply involved…

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