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Alan Mills: We Must Open Doors for All People In our Society

Alan Mills, local attorney and longtime donor to United Way, sat down with us in his art-filled office at Barnes and Thornburg and talked about his passion for a more inclusive, supportive community.   I...

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Unveiling our New Partnership: Salesforce Philanthropy Cloud A message from Brian Gallagher, Chief Executive Officer of United Way Worldwide

I’m pleased to announce that United Way has officially unveiled our new partnership with Salesforce.org to launch Philanthropy Cloud, a game-changing platform that will inspire, connect and empower individuals and organizations to engage in causes...

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A Message from the Tocqueville Society Chair

As we wrap up the 100th Anniversary of United Way of Central Indiana and celebrate a memorable year. It is appropriate to give thanks and cherish the time, talent and treasure our members and fellow...

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Miss the Tax Filing Deadline? Here’s What to Do!

The IRS is expecting more than 155 million returns to be filed this tax season, but if you didn’t get yours in before the tax filing deadline of April 16, here’s what you should do:...

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What’s Your Why? Thiwasha’s is Investing Her Time, Talent and Treasure Wisely

In this series, What’s Your Why, United Way is calling on its supporters to share what volunteering means for them and why they feel passionately about a cause in our community.   “Time, talent and...

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Hand Raisers and Game Changers: 100 Heroes Week 14

It’s hard to believe we’re nearing the end of sharing the stories of our 100 Heroes. From mentoring young, single women at risk of homelessness to advocating for and improving the lives of thousands of older...

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Teachers + Supplies = An Improved Classroom

Imagine that you just got hired for a new job. You’re filled with excitement as you begin your first day, ready to start your new journey! You walk in, and as you’re just starting to...

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Celebrate National Volunteer Month!

Welcome to National Volunteer Month! Are you ready to start celebrating? We have lots of volunteer projects waiting for you! Whether you like getting your hands dirty in a garden or packing kits for those...

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Hand Raisers and Game Changers: 100 Heroes Week 13

We hope you have enjoyed following along as we’ve shared the stories of our 100 Heroes. This week includes Heroes of all walks of life who have dedicated themselves to causes they hold near and...

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What’s Your Why? Carol’s is Teaching the Fundamentals of Reading

In this series, What’s Your Why, United Way is calling on its supporters to share what volunteering means for them and why they feel passionately about a cause in our community.   Carol Courtney knows...

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United Way of Central Indiana earns Diversity Award

On Thursday, Mayor Joe Hogsett joined the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee (GIPC) to host the 17th annual Celebration of Diversity Awards. Four awards were presented at the ceremony. United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) received...

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United Way Employee Anne Gabbert Wins Indiana AEYC Hoosier Early Childhood Leader Award

Anne Gabbert has spent most of her life advocating for, educating on and improving early childhood education. “I have worked in the field of early childhood for more than 30 years, it’s my Occu-Passion,” she...

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Hand Raisers and Game Changers: 100 Heroes Week 12

It’s hard to believe we are in week 12 of 100 Heroes! We hope you have enjoyed the stories of our 100 Heroes and look forward to seeing you at A Future United, where we...

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Remaking Yourself is Never Easy: PACE & Troy’s Story

Troy Howard walked into PACE in 2012 a broken man. Troy was unemployed, homeless, addicted to cocaine and alcohol, and had been in and out of jail for a variety of minor charges. Although he...

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Citizens Energy Group and United Way Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement to Strengthen Community Impact in 2018

  Citizens Energy Group President & CEO Jeffrey Harrison and United Way of Central Indiana President & CEO Ann Murtlow sign strategic partnership agreement at United Way’s Board Meeting on March 28     INDIANAPOLIS,...

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Taking Giant Steps to Healthy Success: Promiseland Child Care

Welcome to Jump INside, a blog series featuring stories from Jump IN for Healthy Kids, a United Way of Central Indiana partner that focuses on reducing and preventing childhood obesity in Central Indiana.   When Vida...

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Hand Raisers and Game Changers: 100 Heroes Week 11

It’s hard to believe we’ve already shared the stories of more than 75 of our 100 Heroes! Each and every one of these Heroes has helped make Central Indiana a better place to call home...

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Letter from Women United Chair, Dorothy Hoffman

What an exciting month March is for women! Not only is it Women’s History Month, but March 8 marks International Women’s Day – a day dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements...

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Women United Member Spotlight: Rhonda Smith

Tell us about yourself. I was born and raised in a small town in Southern Ohio and am the oldest of five. Until age nine, I was raised by a single mother and we received...

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Sammi and Lulu Build a Bright Future at Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville

Sammie and Lulu persevered through extremely difficult times. Their father was out of the picture and their mother struggled to maintain a stable home. When their grandmother Kimberly took custody, one of the first things she...

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5 Reasons Going on an Alternative Spring Break Makes You a Great Hire

For college and high school students interested in making a difference in their community and developing skills that will be useful in their professional lives, going on an Alternative Spring Break is a perfect fit....

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Letter from Diversity Leadership Circle Chair, Bernice Anthony

The last two months have marked worldwide celebrations of huge magnitude that directly corelate with Diversity Leadership Circle’s goal of bringing together advocates of diversity from all backgrounds, cultures, thought processes and beliefs.   February...

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Hand Raisers and Game Changers: 100 Heroes Week 10

“I’ve lived in multiple places, and the ability to make an impact in Indianapolis is what makes this city special,” said Charles McKinney, one of this week’s 100 Heroes. The Heroes below prove you can...

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Strengthening the Far Eastside: Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (CAFE) and Great Families 2020

Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (CAFE) has advocated for the Far Eastside neighborhood of Indianapolis since the 1980’s. Their mission is to continually improve the Far Eastside and the lives of those who live...

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Thousands of Hand Raisers and Game Changers Join United Way of Central Indiana to Celebrate the Culmination of its Centennial Year

Central Indiana residents provide an hour of impact with Hand Raisers on April 19th and celebrate with ‘A Future United’ at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on April 20th INDIANAPOLIS – Hand raisers across Central...

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