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January 27, 2015 - Rob Reifsnyder

Celebrating 100 Years of Changing Lives

100 Year Anniversary


Rob Reifsnyder,

I’m excited to welcome 2015 and commemorate United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s 100th Anniversary of leading and innovating solutions for our region. 

For an organization to enjoy a 100-year milestone, it takes tremendous engagement and commitment. While our name may have changed throughout the history of 10 decades (Council of Social Agencies, Community Chest, War Chest and United Appeal), United Way’s mission has consistently focused on inviting individuals and organizations to help measurably improve people’s lives and our community.


Thank you, Greater Cincinnati, for 100 years of leadership and support!

To celebrate with you, we have events and activities planned that honor the past, recognize accomplishments today, and advance a bold plan for the future together.

Get ready to experience United Way in new and different ways throughout 2015.

In April, we will transform the annual Leaders & Legends luncheon into an evening reception and dinner that recognizes heroes in our community who have helped make United Way what it is today.

In the summer, we are hosting unique events including United Way Day of Action on the Purple People Bridge: a large-scale community event providing families with tools to prevent the summer learning slide and ensure that all kids return to school ready for success.

Other events will be announced, and we’ll have fun sharing and showing gratitude for those who make a difference in our lives and highlighting ways we can all Live United.

2015 will be exciting and purposeful as we begin the next hundred years of working together to make Greater Cincinnati even better.

That’s why I ask that you do me a favor. Take a moment and imagine a Greater Cincinnati with a better quality of life for everyone. Where every child has a quality education, every family is financially stable, and every individual is healthy and independent.

It’s important to dream, and it's equally important to have a real possibility of making it all come true. Together, we can improve our region’s education, income and health: the building blocks for a good quality life.

Get more details about plans for 2015 by checking back here on our website and watching your email for information, formal invitations and best ways you can share your experiences with United Way.