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We Were Made for This

As our community grapples with the reality of COVID-19 and comes to terms with a new, however temporary, reality, “we were made for this” has...

Faces of Philanthropy: Announcing the 2020 honorees

The Philadelphia Business Journal recognizes the top 25 partnerships making a difference in the Philadelphia area as the 2020 Faces of Philanthropy honorees. These praiseworthy...

Giving to a future that leaves no one behind.

As her son Amari turns through the well-worn pages of his favorite Pete the Cat book, eyeing the colorful pictures and singing softly to himself...

How will you give this #GivingTuesday?

You roasted a turkey. You savored mashed potatoes and pie. You watched football, created new memories with friends and family, and shopped ‘til you dropped. ...

Inside Bill Golderer’s big, bold — and, dare we say, revolutionary — idea for tackling poverty in Philadelphia. | Philly

Almost four years ago, I met Bill Golderer for the first time, and like many people who meet Bill Golderer, I felt moved. I can’t...

The year is 2039. Philadelphia is known as America’s greatest city—Philly Mag

At ThinkFest, the United Way’s Bill Golderer, the Chamber of Commerce’s Rob Wonderling, and the Green Light Fund’s Omar Woodard will map out our path to...

Mayor Jim Kenney: Our city leaders commit to fighting poverty, Philadelphia Inquirer

Last week brought encouraging news that as our economy and population grow, Philadelphia’s poverty rate has retreated to its lowest level since the 2008 recession,...

Mayor Kenney’s Statement on Annual Poverty Data

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Mayor Kenney issued the following statement on the annual poverty data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on 9/26. Philadelphia’s 2018 poverty...

New federal report surprises: Philadelphia poverty down, income up.

Philadelphia’s poverty rate, a stark and stubborn indicator of hard times that has long hindered the city’s reputation, dropped to its lowest level since 2008...

Scam Alert: Beware of messages from UW staff impersonators

If something is too good to be true, it probably is. Double that when unsolicited emails, texts or DMs offer “free money.” United Way has...

$60K: What a family of 4 needs to get by in Pa- Philadelphia Inquirer

To survive in Pennsylvania, a family of four needs to make $59,340 a year — a hardto-fathom, sticker-shock number that shows how expensive life has...

Our Final Farewell to the Parkway

Our United Way has a long and proud history in Philadelphia and the surrounding communities: nearly 100 years of service to our region. As we...