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Jill Michal

By Jill Michal

President’s Newsletter - Regional Progress

Fri, August 31, 2012

I hope you’re enjoying these last few days of summer, whether you’re taking advantage of those remaining vacation days, starting the back-to-school transition with your kids, or looking forward to cooler temperatures.

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Jill Michal

By Jill Michal

Enter for a chance to win MADE IN AMERICA tickets!

Fri, August 24, 2012

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Over Labor Day weekend, Jay- Z, Pearl Jam, and many other performers will be taking the stage on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for the Budweiser Made in America Festival, which will benefit United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

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Ann O'Brien Schmieg

By Ann O'Brien Schmieg

Backpacks, School Supplies and LOTS of Volunteers

Mon, August 13, 2012

Imagine entering the first grade without the excitement of using a new backpack and multi-colored notebooks and pens. The reality in Philadelphia is that sometimes parents have to choose between putting food on the table and buying school supplies for their children.

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Chris Murray

By Chris Murray

Philadelphia Eagles Help Young People Start School Year on Right Track

Thu, August 09, 2012

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has been known for making great plays throughout his career. But perhaps no pass was more meaningful than what recently took place following an Eagles training camp practice at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.

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Annie Madonia

By Annie Madonia

Vanguard Lives United!

Wed, July 25, 2012

Vanguard Lives United

Last week, more than 200 Vanguard Crew participated in the company’s 2013 United Way Campaign Kickoff Rally in Malvern, PA!

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Jill Michal

By Jill Michal

Investing in Career and Technical Education

Wed, July 18, 2012

Investing in Career and Technical Education

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey has been selected to play an important role in the stewardship of a game-changing investment in Philadelphia's education community.

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Jill Michal

By Jill Michal

Local United Ways Merge

Mon, July 02, 2012

It’s official! As of July 1, seven local United Ways have merged to form United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey - one organization committed to improving lives and creating community-level change across the region.

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Jill Michal

By Jill Michal

2012 Backpack-A-Thon

Fri, June 29, 2012

2012 Backpack-A-Thon
When school’s out, it’s natural to turn our thoughts to  summer vacation. But at United Way, we never stop focusing on education. In fact we’re already at work with our partner Cradles to Crayons to provide school supplies to low-income and homeless families throughout the region. Learn more about our Backpack-A-Thon... More»
Jill Michal

By Jill Michal

UWGPSNJ to Benefit from Music Festival

Wed, June 27, 2012

Recently, I had the unique opportunity to share a stage with Mayor Michael Nutter, Anheuser-Busch and Jay Z to announce a two-day day music festival to be held Labor Day weekend on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The "Budweiser Made in America" music festival will feature Jay Z and roughly 30 other performances including rock, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and dance artists.

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