News & Updates

United Way announces Bold Goals for 2025 at annual meeting

Apr 25, 2017
At his organization’s annual meeting today, United Way of Summit County president and CEO, Jim Mullen, announced a new, more targeted approach to solving the problems facing Greater Akron. Speaking...

United Way of Summit County sets its long-term agenda

Apr 25, 2017
By DAN SHINGLER        United Way of Summit County will no longer be satisfied to collect money from area residents and businesses for the sake of a feel-good thermometer that measures good...

United Way recruiting eight new AmeriCorps VISTAs in 2017

Mar 22, 2017
United Way of Summit County has begun a search to fill eight new AmeriCorps VISTA positions for 2017. The eight VISTAs will serve a collective 16,000 hours over the course of a year on three...

United Way set to unveil Bold Goals at Annual Meeting

Mar 06, 2017
United Way of Summit County today announced the date for its upcoming Annual Meeting, set to take place on April 25. Over the past year, the organization has worked to develop a series of Bold Goals...

Return on Investment: How United Way Multiplies Donor Contributions, Part 2

Mar 06, 2017
March 6, 2017 By JIM MULLEN, PRESIDENT AND CEO, UNITED WAY OF SUMMIT COUNTY In part one of this blog post, I talked about how United Way of Summit County leverages donor contributions to maximize...

Bridges workshop participation surges as initiative ramps up training schedule

Feb 16, 2017
In response to growing demand, Bridges Summit County has expanded its slate of community workshops available throughout the year. To date, 7,771 people have completed the day-long Bridges workshops,...