News & Updates

United Way honors companies and individuals, elects directors and officers at annual meeting

Apr 27, 2015
View photos from the event on Facebook The United Way of Summit County annual meeting was held on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron. The organization’s...

United Way announces new president, chief executive officer

Apr 27, 2015
After an extensive national search, members of the board of directors of United Way of Summit County are pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Mullen as the organization’s next president and CEO...

United Way of Summit County announces new vice president of Major Gifts

Mar 15, 2015
United Way of Summit County welcomes Sarah McBryer to the position of vice president of Major Gifts. In her new role, Sarah will cultivate and steward relationships to help United Way of Summit...

Neighborhood Leadership Institute Graduates Teach Inner City Kids About Gardening

Mar 03, 2015
Prepare, Cultivate. Nurture. Grow. Each of these words could refer to tending a garden, or encouraging healthy habits in kids. In inner-city Akron, Eden’s Blessing is a group doing both. In 2013,...

Brian Thomas: Leadership Society

Mar 02, 2015
At first, Brian Thomas, president and CEO of AAA Akron Auto Club, eased into his increasing involvement with various nonprofit organizations, including United Way of Summit County. “The emerging...

Federal Funds for emergency food, shelter to be distributed through United Way

Feb 27, 2015
 United Way of Summit County will oversee distribution of federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food...

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