News & Updates

41 organizations, more than 1,500 volunteers take part in United Way’s Day of Action

Jul 05, 2017
United Way of Summit County’s annual Day of Action, which took place this year on June 21, brought together 1,525 volunteers – nearly twice the turnout of last year’s event. The participants – who...

Christine Amer Mayer: Four Bold — and achievable — Goals

Jul 04, 2017
For nearly 100 years, United Way of Summit County has worked to improve this community, galvanizing the efforts and contributions of generous people through workplace giving campaigns. That rich...

Rubber City following tune of Music City when it comes to schools, community programs

Jul 02, 2017
Published by Crain's Cleveland Business Someone might want to start a hot-chicken restaurant in Akron, because the Rubber City is taking a lot of cues from the Music City these days, especially when...

Akron unleashes its problem-solvers

Jun 24, 2017
Published by the Akron Beacon Journal/ By Michael Douglas Beacon Journal editorial page editor When the United Way of Summit County announced its four Bold Goals for 2025, I cringed. The...

United Way of Summit County's Day of Action was just that

Jun 23, 2017
Published by Crain's Cleveland Business United Way had a big turnout at a volunteer event on June 21 — thanks to the participation of a few dozen Akron-area companies whose employees came to help....

United Way of Summit County earns fourth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

Jun 21, 2017
United Way of Summit County has earned Charity Navigator’s exclusive 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial performance and a commitment to accountability and transparency. This marks the...