Trends in Philanthropy by Brian Gallagher, President & CEO, United Way Worldwide

November 28, 2017 By In United Way News No Comment

For years, across our network, we have discussed the changes taking place in philanthropy.  We’ve talked about access to workplaces, economic conditions and competition from other non-profits. Each United Way has its own story, successes and challenges, but in recent years there have been some unmistakable, industry-wide trends in the United States.  The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently

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Northeastern REMC Receives United Way’s 2017 ACTS of SERVICE Award

October 10, 2017 By In United Way News No Comment

     On Tuesday, September 26, volunteers from Northeastern REMC rolled up their sleeves to once again participate in United Way of Whitley County’s annual Day of Caring event.  Team REMC’s project site was at the Passages Creative Learning Center, a local nonprofit organization that supports residents in Whitley County who have intellectual disabilities. While at

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Allen, Dewitt & Robertson Leading 2017 United Way Campaign

October 3, 2017 By In United Way News No Comment

The United Way of Whitley County (UWWC) 2017-2018 campaign is underway! The official campaign kick off took place at the United Way Day of Caring on Tuesday, September 26 at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds. Pete Allen and Katie Dewitt will serve as co-chairs this year, and Jo Robertson will serve as vice-chair for the

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2017 Day of Caring ~ THANK YOU !

October 3, 2017 By In United Way News No Comment

Here’s to you, our fearless volunteers, who through 90 degree temperatures kept going until projects were completed during United Way of Whitley County’s 2017 Day of Caring event ! Approximately 37 teams consisting of 373 volunteers covered Whitley County at 62 project sites making Day of Caring 2017 the largest Day of Caring event in

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2017 Kindergarten Countdown Success

September 7, 2017 By In United Way News No Comment

On July 25, 2017 forty-two soon to be kindergarten students entered Mary Raber Elementary School with wide eyes filled with wonder and excitement on their very first day of Kindergarten Countdown! Students were divided into four groups and were teamed-up with licensed kindergarten teachers to begin their two-week jump start on learning.  During their experience,

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First Power of the Purse Event a HUGE Success: Raises $13,500 for Kindergarten Countdown Program

June 21, 2017 By In United Way News No Comment

Throughout the course of the evening on Thursday, May 18th,  one hundred and ninety eight women eagerly anticipated hearing their raffle numbers called to win one of thirty gorgeous, new designer handbags at United Way of Whitley County’s first Power of the Purse event.  Twenty-six lucky women took home purse prize packages valued at $250

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Power of the Purse Event ~ May 18, 2017

April 11, 2017 By In United Way News No Comment

United Way of Whitley County will be hosting a fundraising event called “Power of the Purse” that celebrates the power of women in philanthropy on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Eagle Glen Event Center. We are thrilled to launch this philanthropic event for WOMEN for the first time in Whitley County. According to the Indiana University

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Volunteerism: Who Wins? YOU Win!

March 30, 2017 By In United Way News No Comment

For more than 10 years United Way of Whitley County has partnered with local businesses for the annual Day of Caring event.  Day of Caring offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities throughout Whitley County, on a single day, providing employees and community members a chance to give back through hands on service projects. Day

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Celebrating Frances Wisebart Jacobs: The Mother of Charities on International Women’s Day

March 20, 2017 By In United Way News No Comment

Born in Kentucky in 1843, Frances ventured west to Denver with her husband in the 1860’s where she came to be known as the “Mother of Charities.” In 1887 she, the Rev. Myron W. Reed, Msgr. William J. O’Ryan, Dean H. Martyn Hart and Rabbi William S. Friedman conceived of the first united campaign to benefit 10

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Statement From United Way Worldwide CEO, Brian Gallagher, On United Way’s Values Re: Affordable Health Care Coverage

February 27, 2017 By In United Way News No Comment

With the debate about the future of healthcare in the United States continuing to accelerate, it is important to reiterate and share United Way’s values. For 130 years, United Way has fought for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.  Therefore, major policy changes that alter the accessibility, quality and

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