United Way’s Bridges Summit County initiative awarded $437,161 grant from Healthier Buckeye Council

Aug 10, 2016
Efforts to lift Akron families out of poverty received a big boost with the awarding of a $437,161 grant from the State of Ohio. The grant, which was given to the local Summit County Healthier...

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

Aug 02, 2016
United Way of Summit County has earned Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and a commitment to accountability and transparency. This is Charity...

For United Way, Change Is the Way Forward

Jul 28, 2016
As submitted to the Akron Beacon Journal on July 28, 2016 United Way of Summit County is accomplishing great things. I’ve seen it firsthand in the work done by our dedicated volunteers to improve...

Dan Pallotta to speak at United Way’s annual Knight Breakfast

Jul 08, 2016
On August 17, nationally renowned author, activist and entrepreneur Dan Pallotta will serve as the keynote speaker for United Way of Summit County’s 2016 Knight Breakfast. For more than thirty years...

Foresters Financial, United Way, KaBOOM! and volunteers bring families together with new playground at Suddieth Park

Jun 19, 2016
The Akron community was revitalized today thanks to a new playground built at Suddieth Park. In less than eight hours, more than 200 volunteers from Foresters FinancialTM, United Way of Summit County...

Volunteers spruce up East Akron neighborhood in one-day blitz

Jun 17, 2016
By Mary Beth
Breckenridge  Beacon Journal home writer Marissa Blewitt knows that mowing vacant lots and painting porches isn’t going to save Akron’s University Park neighborhood. But every...