News & Updates

United Way releases new year-round volunteer engagement calendar for 2017

Jan 23, 2017
Today, United Way of Summit County announced the release of its new engagement calendar for 2017. The document, which is available on United Way’s website, lists more than a dozen volunteer events...

United Way’s Imagination Library now serving more than 10,000 children across Summit County

Jan 09, 2017
United Way of Summit County’s Imagination Library program achieved a significant milestone this month by surpassing 10,000 registered participants – a number that represents a more than 60 percent...

United Way of Summit County announces $3,000,000 in prescription savings

Dec 06, 2016
United Way of Summit County today announced it has reached a milestone – more than 31,870 Summit County residents have saved $3,000,000 on their prescription medications, thanks to its partnership...

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...