News & Updates

United Way to celebrate women who transform their communities at annual Power of the Purse Luncheon

May 16, 2016
United Way of Summit County will host its annual Power of the Purse Luncheon on June 20, 2016 at Quaker Station in Akron. Now in its 14th year, the event celebrates the power of women to transform...

Smart Start Baby Shower

May 12, 2016
United Way of Summit County’s inaugural Smart Start Community Baby Shower was a huge success! Moms received bags filled with diapers, lotion and other baby necessities supplied by hundreds of...

Jim Mullen: United Way seeks to reimagine Akron

May 03, 2016
By Jim Mullen Published in the Akron Beacon Journal and on Anyone who has spent more than a few days in Akron and Summit County over the past year can tell you that change is in the air. We...

United Way presents vision for the future, elects directors and officers and honors award winners at annual meeting

Apr 21, 2016
The United Way of Summit County annual meeting was held Tuesday, April 19 at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron. Jim Mullen, United Way’s president and chief executive officer, presented the...

KaBOOM!®, United Way of Summit County and Foresters to build a playground in North Hill

Apr 01, 2016
The North Hill Community has been selected by KaBOOM!® and United Way of Summit County to build a KaBOOM! playground at Suddieth Park located at West Mildred and Salome Streets. “It is very exciting...

United Way announces level investments in 2016, release of vision plan at annual meeting

Mar 29, 2016
United Way of Summit County is pleased to announce the total dollars it is investing in the community will remain consistent for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017 as compared to the previous...