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Change Champions: Welcoming organizational change through employee recognition

Change is hard—ask anyone! But change can also be exhilarating. Currently, nearly every for profit and nonprofit organization is in the “messy middle” of significant change: that awkward time when work on the new direction...

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Employee Coordinators of the Month: Carrie Patterson and Jena Halcomb

Sometimes inspiring change isn’t a one-person job: that’s why we are highlighting the teamwork of two employee coordinators at Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance (IFBI), Carrie Patterson and Jena Halcomb!   Carrie is the communications and...

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Women at Work: Meet Tracy Edmonds

Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer at Anthem, Inc., Tracy Edmonds, was selected as one of four influential women in the Indianapolis community to serve as a panelist for the first...

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Young Professionals Take Home Awards at Inaugural ELEVATE Event

United Way of Central Indiana announced the winners of the inaugural ELEVATE Awards during its signature fundraising event on Saturday, March 2. Winners were selected from a group of 15 finalists and over 100 nominees,...

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Greg Fennig Joins United Way of Central Indiana as Chief Marketing, Communications and Community Relations Officer

  INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) has named Greg Fennig as the organization’s Chief Marketing, Communications and Community Relations Officer. This is a newly defined leadership role as part of UWCI’s new...

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United Way Celebrates Black History Month

Reading opens up new worlds and experiences. It gives us a peek into other’s lives – both their joys and their struggles.   To celebrate Black History Month, we asked a few teammates here at...

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No list? No effective hate crimes law.

A Statement from Ann D. Murtlow, president and CEO of United Way of Central Indiana.   United Way of Central Indiana is deeply disappointed that members of the Indiana Senate amended Senate Bill 12 yesterday...

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United Way of Central Indiana’s 2019 Public Policy Agenda

  Poverty is a plague in Central Indiana. Right now, more than 230,000 families are living in poverty or are struggling every month to pay for safe housing, quality child care, reliable transportation and necessary...

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The Journey of a Game Changer: Marlin Jackson Then and Now

If you ask Marlin Jackson what’s important to him, his response sounds a lot like former Indianapolis football coach Tony Dungy’s mantra: faith, family, and football – in that order. It’s pretty easy to adopt...

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Indiana Forward Applauds Senate Leadership for Hearing Comprehensive Bias Crimes Legislation

  Please see below for a statement from the Indiana Forward campaign in response to Senate Bill 12 being sent to the Public Policy Committee for a hearing this Monday, February 18.   The Indiana...

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Kits for Kids: OneAmerica Associates Turn Auditorium into an Assembly Line

  The annual OneAmerica® sales meeting brings their Employee Benefits division’s national field staff together to Indianapolis to share best practices and strategies as it grows its disability insurance and group life insurance business.  ...

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United Way Selects 27 High School Students for 2019 Youth Leadership United

Students from Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion and Morgan County will participate in United Way Program to grow nonprofit knowledge and leadership skills INDIANAPOLIS – On Saturday, January 26, twenty-seven civic-minded Central Indiana high...

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United Way of Central Indiana Announces Finalists for ELEVATE Awards

Join United Way for an evening of philanthropy and community with this “Havana Nights”-themed event on March 2, 2019 to honor young professionals while raising funds to address hunger   United Way’s ELEVATE Awards recognizes...

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Free Tax Assistance Available Beginning Today for Eligible Central Indiana Residents

Last year, more than 8,500 tax returns were prepared for individuals and families at no cost, resulting in more than $10 million in refunds   Each year, thousands of Central Indiana residents pay hundreds of...

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Meet Maddy Clayton: Events intern at UWCI

  Even though I started my internship at United Way on the same day the semester began, my first day was an experience I will never forget. After my orientation, I was brought to my...

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Teaching Life Lessons at an Early Age: Meet United Way donor and author Wei-Li Shao

Giving back to the community through United Way can take many forms. Donations of time, talent and treasure all serve to support children in pursuit of a quality education; struggling families in pursuit of a...

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DIY Day of Service Ideas for MLK Day

  We can think of no better way to honor Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy than spending the day helping others. Each year on MLK Day, United Way organizes a Day of Service. This year,...

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Advocates for a Bias Crimes Law Kick-Off Campaign to Move “Indiana Forward” in 2019

Leaders from Indiana’s business, nonprofit, advocacy, education and faith communities today formally kicked off the Indiana Forward campaign, a united and bipartisan effort to pass a clear and comprehensive bias crimes law in the 2019...

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Two Stores Converted: Healthy Corner Stores on the Far Eastside

Jump IN’s work on food access has come a long way. In December 2017, Jump IN received a $50,000 grant from the Glick Fund to pilot the Food Trust’s approach to healthy corner stores, training community...

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Filing Your Taxes 101: A Student’s Guide

Coming down from holiday hoopla can be overwhelming, especially if you’re a college student. You return to campus after a long break, prepare for a new semester of classes, and it’s only a matter of...

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United Way of Central Indiana Promotes Sara VanSlambrook to Chief Impact Officer

INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana announced today the promotion of Sara VanSlambrook to the position of Chief Impact Officer effective January 2, 2019. As a member of the executive team, VanSlambrook will assume...

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Passing Hate Crimes Legislation: Nothing to Lose and Everything to Gain

For all of the gains our city and state have made in the effort to create communities that celebrate diversity and difference, there is still much more work to do to ensure that all Hoosiers...

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Employers, Advocates, Business Leaders and More Announce a United Effort to Pass a Hate Crimes Law

A broad and bipartisan group of employers, business leaders, nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, faith leaders and more today announced their membership in Indiana Forward, a coalition that will advocate for a clear and inclusive...

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Giving Back *and* Paying it Forward

This year, Mary Beth and Dick Oakes from Business Furniture had an idea for a United Way campaign within their company. What if they could further inspire their 95-member team with an incentive? With the...

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Gene B. Glick Company and United Way Form Strategic Partnership to Focus on Long-term Community Impact

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Today, the Gene B. Glick Company and United Way of Central Indiana strengthened their longstanding relationship by formalizing a strategic plan designed to drive positive, measurable change in the community. A proud...

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