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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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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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