Philanthropy, Tech Sector Style: Indy Tech Gives

The tech sector is flourishing in Central Indiana and with it comes all kinds of opportunities. One thing people may not expect is the impact the industry and its growing workforce are having on the...

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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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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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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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Teaching Life Lessons at an Early Age: Meet United Way donor and author Wei-Li Shao

Giving back to the community through United Way can take many forms. Donations of time, talent and treasure all serve to support children in pursuit of a quality education; struggling families in pursuit of a...

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Giving Back *and* Paying it Forward

This year, Mary Beth and Dick Oakes from Business Furniture had an idea for a United Way campaign within their company.  What if they could further inspire their 95-member team with an incentive? With the...

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Yesenia’s Journey to Independence: Part 2

When Yesenia’s life took an incredibly unexpected turn, she felt like her life had lost purpose. Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center (MRNC) helped her discover it again. By accessing a wide array of programs at MRNC,...

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Yesenia’s Journey to Independence: Part 1

Yesenia loves her family above all else. The mother of two spent nearly a decade happily married, focusing on raising her children and taking care of her home. But, as many of us know, life...

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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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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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