News & Updates

An Open Letter To The Community From Mark E. Krohn, Board Chair, United Way of Summit & Medina (UWSM)

Aug 06, 2020
Our United Way of Summit & Medina is dealing with a challenging situation, which now has gotten news coverage. Our entire community deserves to hear directly from us about this. On July 24, we...

Summit and Medina County United Ways merge to form United Way of Summit & Medina

Jul 01, 2020
The local United Ways of Summit County and Medina counties today announced that they had merged to become United Way of Summit and Medina. The merger, which took effect on July 1, follows extended...

United Way of Summit County expands direct service programming as it sets focus on pandemic recovery

Jun 25, 2020
United Way of Summit County today announced that it is expanding several of its direct service programs in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. United Way’s efforts to promote long term...

Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund announces fourth round of pandemic relief funding totaling $415,000

Jun 17, 2020
The partner agencies involved in the Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund today announced the recipients of a fourth round of pandemic relief funding. Nine organizations will receive...

Statement On the Nationwide Protests Following the Murder of George Floyd

Jun 01, 2020
United Way of Summit County stands with those fighting against the systemic inequities that afflict communities across our country - including our own. The murder of George Floyd is just one of many...

Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund announces third round of pandemic relief funding totaling $286,000

May 08, 2020
The partner agencies involved in the Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund today announced the recipients of a third round of pandemic relief funding. 14 organizations will receive...

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