Financially Empowering Akron

Nov 14, 2017
by Mayor Dan Horrigan As Mayor, one of my main strategies to help this City thrive is to grow our population, specifically to 250,000 by 2050, an increase of about 50,000 people. One of the ways we...

Akron’s future depends on making connections in the classroom and beyond -- United Way will help

Oct 10, 2017
By DAVID W. JAMES SR., SUPERINTENDENT OF AKRON PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND UNITED WAY OF SUMMIT COUNTY BOARD MEMBER Just recently, representatives of a large automotive company paid a visit to Akron’s East...

The Time is Now for United Way to be Bold

Jun 04, 2017
June 4, 2017 By CHRISTINE AMER MAYER, UNITED WAY OF SUMMIT COUNTY BOARD CHAIR AND PRESIDENT OF GAR FOUNDATION For nearly 100 years, United Way of Summit County has worked to improve this community,...

Return on Investment: How United Way Multiplies Donor Contributions, Part 2

Mar 06, 2017
March 6, 2017 By JIM MULLEN, PRESIDENT AND CEO, UNITED WAY OF SUMMIT COUNTY In part one of this blog post, I talked about how United Way of Summit County leverages donor contributions to maximize...

Innovative Solutions to Intractable Problems – Planning a Future We Can Aspire To, Together

Dec 02, 2016
December 2, 2016 By DAVID JENNINGS, UNITED WAY OF SUMMIT COUNTY BOARD MEMBER, AND DIRECTOR OF THE AKRON-SUMMIT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY My first exposure to United Way was in 1977, when I was hired,...

Channeling Passion Into Action: Building Impact Through Volunteer Engagement

Oct 24, 2016
October 24, 2017 By BILL LOWERY, UNITED WAY OF SUMMIT COUNTY BOARD MEMBER; REALTOR, STOUFFER REALTY INC. Published on In March of this year, I had the privilege of...