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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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2018 Annual Results Report

April 1st, 2019

Your donations to United Way achieved a lot in 2018, and we have the results to prove it.  United Way’s network of 84 of the most effective nonprofits in central Ohio have been creating the kind of concrete results that fight poverty, change lives and help our entire community thrive. You can see just what…

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Meet Katy Burrier, our new Senior Vice President of Resource Development

November 26th, 2018

We have great news to share!  Katy Burrier will be joining the United Way team as Senior Vice President of Resource Development. Katy is currently Director of Advertising at Columbus Business First. She is an experienced leader who has achieved excellent results over the course of her 20-year career.  Katy is well known in our…

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2017 Results Report

November 26th, 2018

At United Way, success is measured in the number of lives changed. That’s why we’re laser focused on supporting a network of 84 local partners that are most effective at fighting poverty and getting results. And we want to make sure YOU see those results. See for yourself what your gift, no matter the size,…

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Are You In? Join us for 2019 Knock Out Poverty!

January 25th, 2019

This year’s friendly two-week Knock Out Poverty competition (powered by Columbia Gas) will be in full swing from March 11 to March 22. This year, fans can start making donations at knockoutpoverty.org on February 25 to give their favorite nonprofits a strong start! Bracket standings will be revealed at 8 a.m. March 11! United Way…

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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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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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Kila’s Story

October 31st, 2016

“Mentors are important in a student’s life because they’re someone to look up to and depend on,” says Kila Joseph. She speaks from experience, having benefited from both being mentored and mentoring others. “Having a mentor can keep students on the right track for success, motivating them to reach whatever goals they have for themselves….

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