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United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Welcomes Mary Shaffer as Chief Development Officer

PHILADELPHIA, PA – July 2022 – United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) is proud to welcome Mary Shaffer as its new...

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Deepens Commitment to Advancing Racial Equity in the Region, Appointing Kelly

Woodland joins UWGPSNJ to advance racial equity in the philanthropic sectors and form a centralized hub to promote leadership equity PHILADELPHIA, PA – July 2022...

Social Venture Partners (SVP) Philadelphia Announces $300,000 in Multi-Year Funding and Additional Support to three Local Nonprofits

Local nonprofit organizations led by and serving people of color will receive unrestricted long-term funds, as well as SVP Partner resources to deliver on their...

Black-led Nonprofits Continue to Struggle Connecting with Regional Funders Despite “Racial Reckoning”

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Despite the heightened awareness that was amplified during the racial unrest that exploded during the pandemic, Black-led nonprofits in Philadelphia are still...

WHYY/PlanPhilly: Free legal clinics offer a ‘clean slate’ for Philly, South Jersey residents with criminal records

        As part of a citywide anti-poverty initiative, the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is offering residents the opportunity to...

The Promise, Philadelphia’s Poverty Action Fund, Launches Philadelphia’s Largest-Ever City-Wide Record-Clearing Initiative

Beginning May 21, 30 clinics in 30 weeks will connect people to record clearing services and employment opportunity across Philadelphia communities PHILADELPHIA, PA – May...

Philadelphia Citizen: Harvard Prof Raj Chetty, United Way’s Bill Golderer – Investing In Poverty Reduction

Over the years, the Reverend Bill Golderer has launched several social enterprises in Philadelphia, including homeless services organization Broad Street Ministry—something, Golderer says, for which...

Philadelphia Inquirer: Philly’s first-time home buyers will get more help from the city when its grant program returns

Akirah Pressley’s three decades of life have been marked by instability. When she was 13, her mother died. A few years later, she was forced...

Mayor Kenney, City Council Announce New Violence Prevention Community Resources and 211 Hotline

PHILADELPHIA — The Kenney Administration and City Council, in partnership with United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) and 211 Southeastern Pennsylvania...

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Announces 2022 Recipient of the J. Gordon Cooney, Jr. Fellowship in

2022 J. Gordon Cooney Fellowship in Criminal Justice recipient announced, honoring senior partner of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and former UWGPSNJ Regional Board Chair  PHILADELPHIA,...

Social Venture Partners Philadelphia invites poverty-fighting organizations led by and serving people of color in Philadelphia to apply for up

SVP Philadelphia, in association with United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, launches 2022 investment cycle for nonprofit organizations working to reduce intergenerational...

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey announces new Chief Knowledge Officer Andrea Anderson, PhD to Lead The

The newly formed Knowledge Center will serve as a regional hub for data, evaluation & learning in the fight against poverty PHILADELPHIA, PA – January...

Janice K. “Jake” Marini joins United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey as Chief Stakeholder Engagement Officer

The leadership team at United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) recently welcomed Janice K. “Jake” Marini as Chief Stakeholder Engagement Officer...

The Promise Seeks Partners in Criminal Record Sealing and Employment Access Campaign

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ), in partnership with the City of Philadelphia, has released a Call for Collaboration to local...

United Way Recognizes Susan Jacobson as 2021 Women United Honoree As Part of Annual Power of the Purse Event

Additional honorees include Erinn Corbett-Wright, Vice President, Charitable Foundation Program Manager at TD Bank, Tess Hart Co-founder & CEO of Triple Bottom Brewing Company and...