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United Way awards more than $1.7 million to organizations in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks and Morgan counties to help meet needs affected by pandemic

INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) has awarded the final round of unrestricted grants totaling more than $1.7 million to human services organizations serving individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Boone, Hamilton,...

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United Way of Central Indiana holds Annual Celebration on the big screen with Unite at the Drive-In

INDIANAPOLIS — Yesterday, United Way of Central Indiana held its annual celebration at the Tibbs Drive-In with, ‘Unite at the Drive-In.’ The event covered community engagement results with a special awards recognition in ‘movie preview’...

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United Way of Central Indiana’s 2019 – 2020 Annual Report

Dear friends of United Way of Central Indiana,   We began fiscal year 2019-2020 with a renewed focus on fighting poverty with the rally cry, “Change Tomorrow. Today.” Since unveiling United Way’s new strategic framework...

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Community Impact Award Winners

  Each year, United Way of Central Indiana recognizes and celebrates corporate partners for going above and beyond in each of our four impact areas: education, financial stability, health and basic needs. We’re proud to honor the following four companies who...

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Exceptional Engagement Coordinator Award Winner: Sarah King

As an enthusiastic, engaged millennial, Sarah King has been named the recipient of United Way’s Exceptional Engagement Coordinator Award. This award recognizes a premier engagement coordinator for their efforts with the employee giving in their company. ...

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Exceptional Executive Award Winner: Mike Dilts

At Shiel Sexton, Mike Dilts is a huge champion and supporter of the United Way mission – which is why he has been named the recipient of United Way’s Exceptional Executive Award. This award recognizes a premier executive...

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2020 Company That Cares Award Winners

Meeting the criteria for United Way’s coveted Company that Cares Award includes reaching a fundraising or participation goal, as well as achieving benchmarks in volunteer community involvement, leadership giving and more. Thank you to these...

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Understanding Roots of Racism – Part 1: Health – Recap and Resources

Thank you for joining United Way of Central Indiana at our first session of Understanding the Roots of Racism, an educational series on policies and practices of the past that have created barriers to service,...

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Dual Employee Spotlight: Meet Lisa and Allen

Much like May’s tribute to now retiree and long-time United Way champion Angela Dabney, our feature for July is also the first of its kind: a dual ‘journal’ entry from two teammates who identify as...

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Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund grants $3.9 million in final round of grants to Marion County non-profit organizations

INDIANAPOLIS – Today, the Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund (C-CERF) made a final round of unrestricted grants totaling more than $3.9 million to 48 community organizations in Marion County. Combined with the prior...

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Pride 365 Days a Year

By Tanner Alexander, Corporate Engagement Associate at United Way of Central Indiana   As we wrap up June and step into a new month in a totally abnormal year, I find myself reflecting on Pride and what it means...

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United Way presents virtual educational series on racial equity

New four-part program beginning July 15 will feature local experts leading conversations about racism and how it affects United Way’s work within the Basic Needs initiative   INDIANAPOLIS – To better understand the history of...

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United Way and City of Indianapolis to provide Restart Grants to nonprofit organizations in Marion County

INDIANAPOLIS – Today, United Way of Central Indiana and the City of Indianapolis have announced their partnership to help nonprofit organizations in Marion County take the precautionary steps to safely re-open their facilities to the...

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United Way of Central Indiana grants $8.3 million to support food, housing, transportation, and healthcare programs in Central Indiana

Tied to its basic needs initiatives, United Way to unveil a new four-part series focused on racism and its effect on food, housing, transportation and healthcare in Black communities   INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of...

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Remembering Christel DeHaan

We are all deeply saddened by the passing of Christel DeHaan. Christel was one of the world’s most notable business, academic and philanthropic leaders. Locally, she was our neighbor on the northwest side who built...

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We hear you, and we’re ready.

Statement from Ann D. Murtlow, President & CEO of United Way of Central Indiana:   We know the protests this weekend in Indianapolis are in specific response to the senseless death of George Floyd in...

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Volunteering Through a Simple Thank You

By Beth Cline I’ve been privileged throughout both my personal and professional life to have many different volunteer roles as a way to connect with my neighbors and our community.   Volunteering is a part...

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Not A Return to Normal

By Ann Murtlow   We’ve arrived at the two-and-a-half-month mark since United Way of Central Indiana joined with Lilly Endowment, CICF (through the Glick Fund and The Indianapolis Foundation), Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Richard...

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Five Reasons You Should Go Over the Edge

By Rafael Sanchez Just a few months ago before the pandemic hit, I agreed to be one of the first individuals to put my fears aside and agree to rappel down a 20-story building this...

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United Way calls on thrill seekers to go Over The Edge August 14

Unique fundraising opportunity for 80 participants to rappel down a 23-story building in downtown Indianapolis; proceeds benefit United Way’s Basic Needs Fund   INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana is looking for dozens of...

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Tech: Responding to Need at Lightning Speed

By Lauren Petersen I’m a proud United Way board member and chair of the Technology Fund work group, a small group of us “techies” who want to use our skills in meaningful ways to help...

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United Way of Central Indiana grants more than $525,000 to community-based organizations for tech improvements

INDIANAPOLIS – Quickly recognizing the unique challenges of working with and serving people in need with social distancing restrictions in place during the COVID-19 crisis, United Way of Central Indiana has made grants through its...

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Corporate Partner Emmis Communications Lends Helping Hand to Hoosiers

The word hero traditionally triggered thoughts of invincible figures in capes, masks, spandex suits with death-defying superpowers, but in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it means something much more.   Today, heroes wear scrubs and...

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United Way provides grants to organizations in five Central Indiana counties to help meet community needs

INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) has awarded a first round of unrestricted grants totaling $1.8 million to human services organizations serving individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks...

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Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund grants $4 million to 56 human services organizations

INDIANAPOLIS – The Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund (C-CERF) has made a third round of unrestricted grants totaling $4 million to 56 community organizations. Combined with two rounds of grants made since March...

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