United Way Honored for its Community Partnerships

United Way of Greater Cincinnati received the Community Partnership Award during Guiding Light Mentoring’s Igniting Future Leaders Gala held on Oct. 21, 2022.
November 1, 2022
Chandra Mathews-Smith accepts the Community Partnership Award at Guiding Light Mentoring's Igniting Future Leaders Gala on Oct. 21, 2022
Pictured (L-to-R): Minister Timothy Lane, Board Chair of Guiding Light Mentoring; Chandra Mathews-Smith, Chief Community Engagement Officer at UWGC; Latisha Owens, President/CEO of Guiding Light Mentoring.
(Image courtesy Guiding Light Mentoring. Used with permission.)

CINCINNATI (Nov. 1, 2022) — United Way of Greater Cincinnati received the Community Partnership Award on Oct. 21, 2022, during Guiding Light Mentoring’s Igniting Future Leaders Gala. 

The past two years, UWGC has partnered with Guiding Light Mentoring for its annual Back-to-School Northside Community Event.

In announcing the award, Guiding Light Mentoring said:

“United Way has been a big contributor by not only donating backpacks filled with school supplies, but also supporting the organization financially, with dedicated volunteers, and introductions to new community partners.”  

At the August 2022 back-to-school event hosted by Guiding Light Mentoring and Chase Elementary School, United Way distributed to families more than 550 backpacks filled with school supplies. In all, United Way collected more than 1,800 backpacks, which were distributed at three community events. 

Guiding Light Mentoring, established in 2014, serves youth ages 8 to 18 by providing positive role models, teaching relationship skills and helping develop moral character.

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