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The Salvation Army and United Way combine the Angel Tree Program and United Christmas Service

The Salvation Army will run the expanded program as Angel Tree   INDIANAPOLIS, August 16, 2018 — The Salvation Army Indiana Division and United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) today announced plans to expand its...

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The Breaking Barriers Grant Helps Brenda Achieve a Lifelong Goal

The phrase “you can’t do that” has fueled Brenda Leake for more than 50 years. To Brenda, the doubters are just another reason to work harder towards her goals. “I’ve been sick all my life...

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What’s a Philanthro-party? LINC Knows!

If you’re familiar with United Way of Central Indiana LINC, you may have heard about a LINC’s philanthro-party. But what exactly is a philanthro-party? As a quick reference, here’s how Webster’s Dictionary defines philanthropy and...

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JCC Employees Prove Training Can Be Life-Saving

It was like any other day in Mark Schaffer’s life. He was at the JCC Indianapolis, a United Way partner agency, doing his usual workout routine as he had been for the past four months....

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Philanthropy is a Journey: Greg Pemberton’s Story

When Harry Ice joined Ice Miller LLP in 1929, he advocated for the law firm to focus on specialization. He encouraged lawyers to focus on a subset of law, so they could better serve their...

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Beyond Typical Tracking: The Value of Measuring CSR Program Impact

Written by Nancy Ahlrichs Today, metrics are king: they drive planning, strategy, and often, investment. It is important to know what to measure in order to document Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program outcomes and impact.   Every glossy CSR report features photos of employees reading to students, picking...

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Why Do You Give Out Loud?

A message from the Tocqueville Society Chair, Josh B. Fleming, on the importance of “giving out loud.”   While attending the Affinity Group Retreat in June, one of our fellow Tocqueville Society members shared that...

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5 Reasons ReadUP is the Perfect Volunteer Opportunity for You!

Are you looking for a new way to volunteer? Do you want to make a big difference in the life of a child? Then you should consider volunteering for ReadUP! Volunteers read with students to...

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2Gen: The Great Families 2020 Difference

“Poverty can’t be solved as a single-issue, by a single entity, or with temporary fixes. It is complex, stubborn, and now affecting members of our community across generations,” says Ann Murtlow, president and CEO of...

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What’s the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge?

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.   Jump IN’s mission is...

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Helping Families Step Out of Poverty in Morgan County

Alice is one step away from a crisis. The mother of two works full-time, yet she continues to face financial hardship because the cost of living exceeds her wage. Each month, she struggles to afford...

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Girl Scouts Creates the Next Generation of STEM Leaders

Playing with Legos can be life changing – the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana group Gamer Girlz can show you how first hand. The Gamer Girlz, who range in age from 9 to 14, use...

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Leading by Example: Chuck Cohen’s Story

Chuck Cohen’s relationship with United Way started with a newspaper. As he was skimming through the local paper in 1972, a United Way ad caught his eye. He was a recent transplant to Indianapolis and...

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The One Thing You Should Always Have in Your Wallet

Have you ever been in a situation when you knew someone needed help, but didn’t quite know how to help them? It could be a homeless man on the street, a woman fleeing domestic abuse...

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Three Partners, One Mission: The Near Eastside and Great Families 2020

Sometimes it takes a united front to achieve great things — which is exactly why United Way of Central Indiana has developed a partnership between The John H. Boner Centers, DayStar Childcare and Little Dove Day...

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Diana Roy’s Story: Surviving the Flood of 2008

Written by Diana Roy, United Way of Central Indiana Area South Director As I near my 17th year work anniversary with United Way of Central Indiana, I reflect back on a day that completely changed...

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Jumping in to Support Education: Spirit United Winner Hachette Book Group

When Hachette Book Group opened its Central Indiana office in Lebanon in 1996, they had only 10 employees. Yet they knew those 10 employees could make impact in their community — so they began a...

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What’s Your Why? Becky’s is Addressing the Greatest Needs in Our Community

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. This month we feature...

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Strengthening Our Community: Spirit United Winner The National Bank of Indianapolis

“Greater Indianapolis is our home, and we believe in being able to contribute to our community,” says Morrie Maurer, President and CEO of The National Bank of Indianapolis. Yet the bank does much more than...

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Alpha Mu Omega Proves Girl Power Can Do Great Things for the Community

A 200-pound planter box sat in the shed of Lynhurst Baptist Church Preschool for weeks – Gail Wolfe, the preschool director, had no idea how she was going to move it. That planter box represented...

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The Future of Philanthropy is Here

A message from Brian Gallagher, President and CEO of United Way Worldwide, on the future of philanthropy and how United Way is make giving accessible, easier and more effective — changing the face of philanthropy as we...

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5 Reasons Young Professionals Should Join United Way LINC

United Way LINC (Lead. Impact. Network. Change.) is United Way’s newest membership group of young professionals looking to get hands on involved in our community. As our members say, “LINC isn’t like other networking groups;...

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How Gardening Has Changed Health and Wellness at Harrison Hill School

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.   This is part three...

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Creative Giving That Goes Above and Beyond: Spirit United Winner Hulman & Company

With a rich history in Central Indiana dating back to 1850, it’s just natural for Hulman & Company to give back to the community. “We have a culture of hospitality and providing service to others,”...

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United Way YP’s Get IndyVolved

Each year, IndyHub brings together over 100 nonprofit and civic organizations for their annual “IndyVolved.” The event aims to connect Central Indiana 20 and 30 somethings to ways they can get involved and shape our...

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