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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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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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