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Census 2020 | Count Me INdy

In a few months, the 2020 Census will be underway. This nationwide count provides vital data to help determine how to distribute $675 billion in federal funding.   With an accurate count, there will be...

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Employee Spotlight: The Legacy of Ceceily

Each employee brings something a little different to the United Way table. Whenever we receive the opportunity to showcase their stories, we ask the questions that matter – because why we come to work every...

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IndyGo’s Red Line Brings New Opportunities to the Community

United Way has a long history of advocating for and directly funding improved transportation systems for Central Indiana families in need. Earlier this year, the Basic Needs Fund awarded grants to community-based organizations which will...

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Finding Help, Hope and Opportunity through a Day of Caring

Mellanie Brady was in high school when she first walked through the doors of Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center. She remembers finding help, hope and opportunity at the time. This time around, she found a way...

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To Be Heard, You Must Show Up: Register to Vote

  September 24 is National Voter Registration Day; a day to remind Americans the importance of our civic responsibility to register to vote, show up at the polls on Election Day and have our voices...

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Philanthropy, Tech Sector Style: Indy Tech Gives

The tech sector is flourishing in Central Indiana and with it comes all kinds of opportunities. One thing people may not expect is the impact the industry and its growing workforce are having on the...

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Employee Spotlight: Kickin’ it with Claire

Claire Ralston fell in love with fundraising in high school. She discovered you could go to college for nonprofit management and fundraising at IUPUI’s Lilly School of Philanthropy, and with that came the realization that...

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United Way of Central Indiana Opens Social Innovation Fund Grant Process

INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana is now accepting letters of interest for grants through its Social Innovation Fund, a new funding approach to test innovative ideas, methods, programs and projects to deliver measurable...

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Inspiration, Ideation, Impact: United Way’s Social Innovation Fund

By Alan Bacon, senior director, Social Innovation Fund The Social Innovation Fund is how we’re translating conversations about systemic and complex issues into long-term, sustainable solutions that combat poverty. Here at United Way of Central...

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Bowen and Citizens’ Day of Caring: Aligning Service and Mission

Citizens Energy Group and Bowen Engineering have partnered up for a Day of Caring for seven years and continue to choose United Way of Central Indiana for their valuable community service. Both Bowen and Citizens...

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Elisa’s Story – “I want more. I have to do something for me.”

Tragically, Elisa and her siblings lost their mom at a very early age to cancer. As the oldest, Elisa promised her mother that she would do her best to raise her brothers and sisters, even...

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Employee Spotlight: Get to Know Guy-Jo

True works of art can take many forms.   Take a mural, for instance. It attracts people to its beauty with its colors and meaning, revealing a unique story and reviving an area through every...

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What Poverty Sounds Like in 2019

  Do you have a roof over your head? Can you afford next month’s energy bill? Do you know where your next meal is coming from?   For over 230,000 central Indiana families, the answers...

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Literally Stepping Up

We like to try fun internal challenges now and then at United Way. Our step challenge was no different. People were assigned to teams to see who could rack up the most steps. The Golden...

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Tackling Generational Poverty: The “How” behind our “Why”

By Ann D. Murtlow   When people ask me, “What does United Way do?” it excites me.   Not just because of our tradition of improving lives across six counties in Central Indiana or the countless individuals...

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Caring for the Most Vulnerable in our Community

By Dick Hester   As United Way’s 2019 community engagement co-chair, it’s important for me to be in our community, seeing all the work being done “on the ground,” helping to connect more donors and...

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United Way of Central Indiana Announces First Round of Basic Needs Fund Grant Recipients

$4 million in total granted to 47 community-based organizations to address housing, food, health and transportation access for thousands of struggling households   United Way of Central Indiana today announced the first round of grant...

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Leadership United, According to Susie Steel

When we asked Susie Steel why she participates in Leadership United, she didn’t miss a beat. “I feel more connected to my community. I feel more compassionate about our local struggles and have a better...

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United Way of Central Indiana Shares the Love of Impact at the 2019 Annual Meeting

Richard Hester of Indiana Business Advisors and Julie Singer of Raymond James named 2019-2020 Community Engagement co-chairs; Impact, Individual and Spirit United winners unveiled.   United Way of Central Indiana held its annual meeting at...

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Nate Lichti to Lead Basic Needs Fund for United Way of Central Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS — United Way of Central Indiana continues to recruit some of the region’s top talent, including Nate Lichti, who joined the organization today as Senior Director of Basic Needs Fund. Lichti will be leading...

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Move Over, Millennials: Gen Z is Here

Technology is changing the way we think about philanthropy. Take Go Fund Me, for example – when someone you know asks their network to support a local nonprofit or a national event, you like, share...

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The Importance of Diversity in Policing

It’s no surprise that the Diversity Roundtable of Central Indiana asked Captain John Walton, Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD), to return and present on the importance of diversity...

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Peter Hanscom Joins United Way of Central Indiana as VP of Marketing

  INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana has named Peter Hanscom the organization’s vice president of marketing. This role will be critical in the leadership and development of marketing and communication strategies, increasing regional...

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Employee Coordinator of the Month: Ann Schneider

Meet Ann Schneider: Ann loves traveling, home maintenance, and enjoying good times with her friends and family. Ann also loves serving her community, in fact, as an Allison Transmission employee for nearly 42 years, most...

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United Way of Central Indiana Names Alan Bacon Senior Director of Social Innovation Fund

INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana today announced that Alan Bacon will join the organization’s Impact team as the senior director of the Social Innovation Fund on May 6.   Bacon will lead the...

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