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Author: Ann O'Brien Schmieg

Ann O'Brien Schmieg

Ann O'Brien Schmieg

As Senior Vice President, Ann O'Brien Schmieg serves as the voice of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey's Community Impact agenda in the community at large. Ann works toward the dual goals of increasing United Way's presence throughout the region and cultivating relationships that enhance the organization's ability to attract new resources to support our goals, ensuring that our work is able to make positive lasting change in our community.

Email: aschmieg@uwgpsnj.org

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Protecting Senior Citizens

Fri, July 05, 2013

Protecting Senior Citizens

We hope you had the opportunity to read the Philadelphia Inquirer’s article about the recent Census data showing an increase in older adults in Philadelphia. Here's what United Way is doing to help!

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VITA Returns $35 Million to Local Taxpayers

Mon, June 17, 2013

VITA

United Way works to ensure every adult achieves financial stability. Working alongside committed volunteers, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) is a great example of the impact we can achieve together toward this goal.

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Day of Action 2013

Thu, June 06, 2013

Day of Action 2013

June 21st is national United Way Day of Action, a day we stand up for ourselves, our friends, our families and our community to pledge to change the course of the future. In each of our communities, that looks like something different.

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Rename the Department of Public Welfare

Thu, May 16, 2013

Rename the Department of Public Welfare

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey has joined the Campaign for What Works in asking Governor Corbett to change the name of the Department of Public Welfare to the Department of Human Services.

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Strategic Partnership Initiative: Helping Nonprofits Become Stronger Together

Wed, May 08, 2013

Strategic Partnerships Initiative

United Way is committed to working with nonprofit organizations to do the most good in our region. But we also know it’s not simply enough to “do good.” We must also do it well. And sometimes that takes some ingenuity.

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An Imperative Investment in our Youngest Children

Tue, April 30, 2013

An Imperative Investment for our Youngest Children

Every child deserves high quality educational opportunities to grow up strong, financially stable and independent. We hope you had a chance to read Sean Reardon’s New York Times editorial, “No Rich Child Left Behind.”

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Your Heart Makes a Difference

Thu, February 14, 2013

Your Heart Makes a Difference

Today, on Valentine’s Day, millions across the country are preparing to give heartfelt gifts to their loved ones. But there are some gifts you can’t put a price tag on — like the gift of your time or talent — that can make a world of difference in someone’s life and in our community.

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It’s Tax Time!

Wed, February 06, 2013

It's Tax Time

Every tax season, thousands of people leave thousands of dollars on the table in the form of valuable tax credits. This year, don’t take that chance — take advantage of free tax preparation services.

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Giving Back in Honor of Dr. King

Thu, January 24, 2013

Giving Back in Honor of Dr. King

This past weekend, more than 110,000 volunteers showed us how to LIVE UNITED by participating in 1,500 projects throughout the region during the Greater Philadelphia King Day of Service.

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The Drop-Out Crisis: Mentoring Can Help

Fri, January 11, 2013

The Drop-Out Crisis: Mentoring Can Help

Just like Mrs. O inspired me to show her my report card, thousands of young people in the region can improve academically as a result of their participation in United Way sponsored mentoring initiatives.

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