News & Updates

Return on Investment: How United Way Multiplies Donor Contributions - Part 1

Sep 27, 2016
September 29, 2016 By JIM MULLEN, PRESIDENT AND CEO, UNITED WAY OF SUMMIT COUNTY Perhaps you’re used to hearing “return on investment,” or “ROI,” as a financial term. Perhaps you think it sounds out...

United Way of Summit County going from donation 'broker' to change-maker

Sep 24, 2016
By Judy Stringer Published in Crain's Cleveland Business The United Way of Summit County has a problem. No, it's not fundraising. Well, not exactly. Following a record-breaking campaign in 2014,...

Akron sees household income fall, poverty rate climb

Sep 15, 2016
By Rick Armon  Beacon Journal staff writer Article from   Akron isn’t sharing the substantial gains posted in household income or the declines in the poverty rate that are being celebrated...

Volunteers fill backpacks for Akron public school students

Aug 31, 2016
By Colette M. Jenkins  Beacon Journal staff writer Article from   Brittney Rogers believes in giving back.   That is why she joined 75 corporate volunteers on Tuesday at McEbright Community...

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, Dan Pallotta and the Power of Big Ideas

Aug 08, 2016
August 8, 2016 By JIM MULLEN, PRESIDENT AND CEO, UNITED WAY OF SUMMIT COUNTY This month, we at United Way are thrilled to be hosting author, activist and entrepreneur Dan Pallotta at our annual...