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Helping Our Community’s Children Succeed

November 4th, 2019

United Way of Central Ohio is focused on fighting poverty by investing in the most effective partners that get results. In the critical area of Student Success, we’re investing in more than 38 local programs that provide opportunities to our at-risk kids and youth, from cradle to career. These programs have been highly successful in…

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ABC6 Stories Highlight Work of United Way and Partners

October 30th, 2019

Thank you to ABC6 and Maria Durant for featuring four stories throughout October showing United Way of Central Ohio’s work in our community. Sponsored by our partner Fifth Third, the segments were wonderful examples of how our more than 80 nonprofit partners are creating opportunities for people to succeed every day. To watch any of the four ABC6 segments,…

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Building Skills Needed for Employment

August 6th, 2019

Your donations to United Way of Central Ohio’s Community Impact Fund support a network of more than 80 nonprofit partners in our community. These poverty-fighting nonprofits are working hard to help people meet basic needs, achieve student success, find good jobs and build strong neighborhoods. United Way makes certain that your donations are getting concrete,…

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Summary on Nonprofit Board Diversity and Inclusion in Central Ohio

June 12th, 2019

United Way of Central Ohio has been deeply engaged in efforts to prepare diverse candidates for service on nonprofit boards for more than 25 years. It is clear that our board training programs and other efforts in the community have helped to fill a huge need in our community to identify and educate a diverse…

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Don’t Pay High Fees. Tax Time Can Prepare Your Taxes For Free.

December 19th, 2019

You may qualify to have your taxes prepared for free if you earned $56,000 or less in 2019. Starting January 21, call 2-1-1 to find out if you qualify and make an appointment at one of the more than 40 Tax Time sites in Franklin County. You’ll save on fees and Tax Time preparers can…

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Nonprofit Impact: A Report on the Nonprofit Sector in Franklin County

May 15th, 2019

Nonprofit organizations have a direct impact on a large portion of the population in central Ohio, both through employment and services offered. That impact is explored in a recent report that takes a close look at the nonprofit sector in Franklin County. Funded by United Way of Central Ohio and The Columbus Foundation, and in…

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The Power of Giving to Fuel Early Childhood Education

November 13th, 2019

Knowledge is power. But not every family has the resources to give their kids a strong start in education. United Way of Central Ohio helps improve access to high-quality early childhood education — one of the critical cornerstones of successful communities. And this year, you can help power education by joining us for Giving Tuesday….

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Five Community Leaders Join United Way’s Board of Trustees for 2019

May 14th, 2019

United Way of Central Ohio is pleased to announce the addition of five new Board of Trustees members for 2019. Our board members are dedicated community leaders who guide our organization as we fight poverty and create lasting change in central Ohio. Tim King leads all of Alliance Data’s Card Services financial and accounting functions….

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United Way Joins Opioid Education Alliance

April 15th, 2019

Ohio ranks third in the nation for opioid overdose deaths with more than 5,000 Ohioans dying from overdose in 2017 alone. United Way has stepped up to fight the crisis by becoming a member of the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance. The Alliance is a coalition of more than 40 Ohio businesses and organizations committed to…

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Knock Out Poverty Raised $538,608 for Central Ohio!

April 2nd, 2019

Wow! Congratulations to United Way’s 72 nonprofit partners who worked so hard to Knock Out Poverty in our community. Together, with thousands of generous supporters who joined the excitement of the online bracket competition, we raised an incredible $538,608 that went directly to nonprofits to provide opportunities and fight poverty in central Ohio. The total raised…

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