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Immigrant business owners find success in St. Louis

November 19, 2019

Our region’s thriving small business scene is one of the things that makes our community great. But what you may not realize is it’s even more diverse than you think.   According to the St. Louis Mosaic Project, immigrants in our region are 60% more likely to start new businesses than native-born Americans, with a […]

How to be a handraiser this holiday season

November 18, 2019

    For many, the holiday season serves as a reminder to give thanks and give back. Getting involved in the community is a great opportunity to bring friends, family and coworkers together and to raise awareness about the community’s needs. For nearly a century, the St. Louis community has come together to help local […]

Get Involved In The St. Louis Region During The 2019 Holiday Season

November 6, 2019

    Get Involved In The St. Louis Region During The 2019 Holiday Season   With the holiday season comes a sense of hope – an opportunity to bring out the best in our friends, family, community and even our region. Give back this holiday season at one (or more) of these volunteer opportunities in […]

Volunteering: 6 reasons why you should give your time

October 24, 2019

Volunteering: 6 reasons why you should give your time   Giving your time through volunteering is a great way to make a positive impact on your community. One of the benefits of Leadership Giving membership is the ability to join others for volunteer opportunities hosted at United Way supported agencies. Here are six ways that […]

Building strong communities

October 17, 2019

Building strong communities   When you give to United Way, your generosity helps fund more than 160 nonprofit agencies in our region that position individuals and families for success. But the impact of your gift doesn’t stop there – you’re supporting a variety of programs and initiatives that help build a stronger region.   With […]

Four Donations Food Banks Need Most

October 4, 2019

    Four Donations Food Banks Need Most   By supporting people’s basic needs, including access to nutritious foods, we are helping people now so they can be better positioned to become independent later.   Last year, more than 37,115,000 meals were provided by United Way supported agency food bank and pantry programs.   Want […]

Regina Greer on making connections and lasting change

September 27, 2019

    Regina Greer on making connections and lasting change     United Way has always been there to connect local people to what they need, but the ways it touches people and the ways in which it needs to connect have grown and changed over the years.   In her nearly 10 years at […]

The impact of a gift to United Way

September 25, 2019

    The impact of a gift to United Way   When you give to United Way of Greater St. Louis, you support a strong network of local nonprofit agencies and help build a community of which we can all be proud. As a United Way supporter, you raise your hand every day to answer […]

Behind the scenes: How our nonprofit partners are shaping our region

September 3, 2019

    Behind the scenes: How our nonprofit partners are shaping our region     Our partner agencies are on the front lines of the fight to help people live their best possible lives.   From supporting kids with disabilities to providing enrichment for seniors and helping families to thrive, they work to address our […]

Leadership Givers raise their hands to help others

August 28, 2019

    Leadership Givers raise their hands to help others   United Way’s Leadership Givers come from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and career paths. Some are new to the region and looking to get plugged into the community. Others have always called St. Louis home. Some are executives in their fields; others are launching […]

A Warrior for the Community: Charmaine Chapman’s legacy in St. Louis endures

August 23, 2019

    A Warrior for the Community: Charmaine Chapman’s legacy in St. Louis endures   A vigilant advocate for the community. An unwavering commitment to helping people. Charmaine Chapman worked tirelessly to raise expectations and inspire the St. Louis community to help people.   “Over the last eight years, there has been no one who […]

This is what a 12-year mentorship looks like

July 23, 2019

    This is what a 12-year mentorship looks like   When it all started, 6-year-old Johnathan was only as tall as Adam’s hip. He was a little shy and dreamed of becoming a pilot. Adam had just moved to St. Louis to start his career.   Eager to find a way to give back […]

Bringing the Community Together – Blindfolded

      Bringing the Community Together – Blindfolded   On this field, the balls beep, the bases buzz and the crowd, even while on the edge of their seats, is silent.   This is Beepball, a variation on baseball that allows those who are blind or visually impaired to play, often alongside sighted players. […]

Member spotlight: Merry and Jim Mosbacher

July 15, 2019

Merry and Jim Mosbacher Q&A   To whom much is given, much is expected.   Or, as Merry and Jim Mosbacher would say: “To those who give, you get much back.” Philanthropy, they say, is part of who they are.   Together, they’ve found their passion in community involvement and made it a way of […]

Cultivating your professional network to work for you

Cultivating your professional network to work for you   From connecting on LinkedIn to meeting over coffee, today’s busy professionals have many different ways to engage with their communities and grow their network of professional relationships.   For both young professionals and established leaders, a well-cultivated professional network is a great asset. So how do […]

“I Am Not My Circumstances:” Natasha’s Story

July 12, 2019

    “I Am Not My Circumstances:” Natasha’s Story     When Natasha’s on the track, nothing else matters but running.   She’s known ever since she was a little girl that she’s naturally fast. But her laser-sharp focus on her goals gives her an additional edge.   It’s that same drive that’s propelling […]

Not Missing a Beat: Mitzi’s Story

July 10, 2019

    Not Missing a Beat     Three-year-old Keegan is transfixed, concentrating on shoveling rocks into his pail in the backyard. Suddenly, he’s interrupted from his task and looks up at the sky. He points to a passing airplane.   Watching from the porch, his mom, Mitzi, grins from ear to ear.   When […]

A Reason to Fight: Maya’s Story

  A Reason to Fight     Four-year-old Mila wants to be a doctor when she grows up, so it’s no surprise that’s her favorite thing to play with her mom, Maya.   “Mommy, let me take your temperature,” Mila says as she pulls out her toy thermometer and puts it in her mom’s mouth. […]

For Academic Success, Focus on Summer Reading

July 3, 2019

    For Academic Success, Focus on Summer Reading     School’s out for summer, but that doesn’t mean kids should put learning on hold. Summer is the perfect time for kids to hone their reading skills, which are crucial building blocks for future academic success, especially for young children.   More than 1 in […]

United Way’s Summer Reading Lists

June 19, 2019

  United Way’s Summer Reading Lists   Does your summer reading need a refresh? We asked local leaders for book recommendations to motivate, educate and inspire. Here are the top picks that kids and adults will love!   Our Summer Reading Picks – Kids Edition   Our Summer Reading Picks – Grownups Edition     […]

Our Summer Reading Picks – Kids Edition

June 14, 2019

    Our Summer Reading Picks – Kids Edition     When the final bell rings on the last day of school, kids are looking forward to time with friends, camps or vacations and all the summer adventures that lie ahead. And what better adventure than getting lost in a good book?   We asked […]

Our Summer Reading Picks – Grownups Edition

    Our Summer Reading Picks – Grownups Edition     Summer is the perfect time to fall back in love with reading. Warmer days and longer daylight hours call for time spent relaxing with a book, whether you’re on your patio or on a plane en route to your vacation destination.   Looking to […]

Julie Russell on Community Impact and Innovation

Julie Russell on Community Impact and Innovation   Julie Russell constantly asks the big questions: Why do we do what we do? How do we make sure we’re doing it well?   As Chief Impact Officer at United Way of Greater St. Louis, she works with a talented team of staff and volunteers to create […]

21 Ways to Make an Impact in Your Community This Summer

June 13, 2019

    21 Ways to Make an Impact in Your Community This Summer   Summertime means longer days and time off school and work, which means it’s the perfect time to give back to your community!   Want to make the most of your summer? Here are 21 ways to make an impact in your […]

United Way names Tim Wentworth and Greg Smith co-chairs of 2019 fundraising campaign

June 11, 2019

    United Way names Tim Wentworth and Greg Smith co-chairs of 2019 fundraising campaign ST. LOUIS (June 11, 2019) — United Way of Greater St. Louis announced today that Tim Wentworth, president of Express Scripts and Cigna Health Services, and Greg Smith, chairman of Husch Blackwell, will serve as co-chairs of the 2019 […]