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Be There: 2021 Women United Power of the Purse

A night of impact you Don’t want to miss. Each year, Women United of Greater Philadelphia hosts a fundraising celebration to recognize extraordinary women in...

Eagles Character Playbook LIVE

Character Playbook is an NFL and United Way-sponsored program that teaches middle school students about cultivating and maintaining healthy relationships in the game, in the...

FUELING CHANGE: Impact Beyond the Boardroom

MEET MELISSA GRIMM, UNITED WAY BOARD MEMBER DEDICATED TO BUILDING BRIGHTER FUTURES. “As a long-time donor to United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New...

A Conversation with Alicia Atkinson

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey recently welcomed Alicia Atkinson to the team as Managing Director, Financial Empowerment. Let’s learn a bit...

Community Resiliency: Responding to Crisis

For 100 years, emergency response has been part of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s DNA. From the Great Depression and World...

FINDING FINANCIAL FREEDOM: United Way Proves More Than a Career

MEET JENNIFER GLEASON, UNITED WAY LEADER FREED FROM DEBT THANKS TO UW’S FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE. “Last year, more than 150,000 people were referred to vital...

United Way Grows Leadership Team

We are proud to announce the staff promotions of Melinda Berkman to Interim Chief Financial Officer, Sonjeya Fitzgerald to Chief Planning & Systems Officer and...

Community Partner Spotlight: First Up

When the chaos of COVID-19 upended life in 2020, Carol Austin wasn’t sure what would happen to her organization’s mission for children. Austin is executive...

Trauma-Informed Care: Serving a Region in Need

WHAT IS TRAUMA? Nearly everyone has experienced stress, but trauma occurs when stress overloads the nervous system. Common triggers include violence, neglect, discrimination and poverty....

Welcome Home: Jamie’s Lubert IDA Story

The Lubert Individual Development Account (IDA) Program is one of the most important initiatives in our region to decrease the wealth gap while allowing individuals...

A Conversation with Michael Banks

As one of the priorities in the City’s inclusive growth plan, “Growing with Equity,” a team of local stakeholders—including United Way of Greater Philadelphia and...

Closing the Digital Divide to Help Kids Thrive

Greater Philadelphia Kids Are Getting More Support This School Year   No internet. No computer. That may sound like a punishment doled out by parents...

BRIDGING GAPS: The Work of a Poverty Fighter

MEET CHERYL MACKEY, THE WOMAN FIGHTING POVERTY FROM EVERY ANGLE. “Growing up in Philadelphia I always had a sense that United Way was integral in...

Leading the Way: Your Impact Matters

In Philadelphia alone, 25% of our neighbors experience poverty. From the single mother looking to care for her children to the job seeker struggling to...

LIVING UNITED: The Journey of a Life-Long Supporter

MEET NED MONTGOMERY, LONGTIME SUPPORTER, ADVOCATE, AND ACTIVE REGIONAL BOARD MEMBER.  “I have been a donor of United Way, or as we used to call...