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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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Human Services Professional Renewal Program

The Human Services Professional Renewal Program provides hard-working, dedicated human services professionals an opportunity to regenerate and reinvigorate themselves, so they can bring fresh ideas and energy to the human care business.

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Employee Spotlight: Why We Love Lucy

Lucia Downton, better known around the office as Lucy, isn’t your average United Way employee (although we might argue that no United Way employee is just, “average!”). With over two decades of service to the...

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Fostering Inclusion on a Shoestring Budget

Diversity is a fact: just look around you on the street, in a store or at work. Our overall population is becoming more diverse in every way. Acceptance of our diverse reality is the first...

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The Journey Continues: Announcing United Way Impact Funds

Last fall, United Way of Central Indiana announced a new strategic framework to guide our work and redefine our commitment to fight for the education, financial stability, health and basic needs of every person in...

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United Way of Central Indiana Announces Impact Funds as Part of New Strategic Focus to Fight Generational Poverty

United Way creates Basic Needs Fund, Family Opportunity Fund, and Social Innovation Fund for donors to make specific impact   United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) today unveiled three new impact funds that strategically focus...

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Retire United Volunteer Profile: Meet Denny Stephens

Denny Stephens has been involved in United Way of Central Indiana for more than thirty years. We wanted to hear from him about what shaped his philanthropic endeavors and motivated him to stay engaged. Three...

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Corporate Partner Volunteer Profile: Glick Cares

With nearly 400 team members attending the company’s 2019 leadership conference in Indianapolis, the Gene B. Glick Company saw an opportunity to act. One of Glick’s core values is social responsibility and the company wanted...

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VITA Volunteer Profile: Meet Larry and Phyllis Rudisill

When we originally reached out to Larry and Phyllis Rudisill to interview them about their commitment to United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, the couple turned us down – and not because they...

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ELEVATE Nominee and Volunteer Profile: Meet Ranjana Chandramouli

United Way’s ELEVATE awards, held earlier this year, gave guests a chance to come together and celebrate the work of some of our city’s most active philanthropists, as well as raise awareness on the topic...

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Employee Coordinator Volunteer Profile: Meet Jami Burdine

United Way’s employee coordinators (better known as EC’s) wear a couple of different hats – not only do they have day jobs that take up most of their time, they have a desire for helping...

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Poverty Simulations Volunteer Profile: Meet Jennifer Knotts

United Way of Central Indiana’s poverty simulations give people an in-depth look at what life is like for individuals who struggle with attaining their most basic needs. This experience is so powerful that it often...

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ReadUP Volunteer Profile: Meet Judy Spencer

United Way’s ReadUP program has endless benefits for both its volunteers and the students in which it serves. Volunteers get to spend time with third grade children, share their love for literacy with each other...

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Ways Your Nonprofit Can Celebrate National Volunteer Month

The month of April brings more chances for rain and practical jokes. But did you know that April also kicks off National Volunteer Month? At United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI), we engage with our volunteers in...

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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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