News & Updates

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,...

Women's Leadership Council member honored among Crain's forty under 40

Nov 18, 2016
Published by Crain's Cleveland Business Northeast Ohio is on the rise, and these individuals are doing much of the heavy lifting. They are innovators, entrepreneurs, educators and public servants...

Akron minority leadership program graduates inaugural class

Nov 15, 2016
By CRAIN'S AKRON BUSINESS Diversity on Board, a program sponsored by the United Way of Summit County and Leadership Akron to prepare minority leaders for service on nonprofit boards, graduated its...

United Way premieres Holiday Snack Pack Food Drive

Nov 10, 2016
 While winter break is a time for rest, fun and celebration for students, many children in Akron will come home to empty cupboards. With nearly half of Akron’s children living in poverty, many...

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...

Retiree Gives the Gift of Reading with Imagination Library

Sep 29, 2016
Visit an Akron supermarket with a young child in tow and you may come across Kathryn. The 70-year-old retired stockbroker has made it her mission to get children to read with the help of United Way’s...