Recent News

September 26, 2019
Investing in Black-led Ideas: United Way Champions Community Gathering

The Champions of Change have a huge task – to build a grant program that invests in promising, community-based, Black-led ideas aligned to United Way's focus on poverty. Over the past several months, the group has been working hard to gather information to inform the design of this program.

August 26, 2019
Local Leaders Join United Way of Greater Cincinnati for Two Part Community United Kickoff

More than 200 community and corporate leaders rallied together this past weekend to officially kick off the 2019 United Way Fundraising Campaign.

July 24, 2019
Meet Our New Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer

We recently announced the appointment of Bryan McCleary to the position of Chief Marketing Officer. McCleary comes to United Way following a career in government, business and non-profits.

July 22, 2019
Champions of Change - July Update

In April, we put out a call to community leaders driven to advance Black-led ideas aimed at reducing poverty: apply to participate in a pilot one-year leadership and design program. .

June 25, 2019
United Way of Greater Cincinnati Board Elects Leaders

United Way of Greater Cincinnati Board of Directors elected Steven J. Shifman as Board Chair and Barbara A. Turner as Board Chair Elect/Vice Chair.

June 18, 2019
Meet our 2019 Campaign Chairs

United Way of Greater Cincinnati is proud to announce that First Financial President/CEO Archie Brown will chair our 2019 community campaign. Additionally, Cynthia Booth, a member of the First Financial board of directors, will serve as vice-chair of the 2019 United Way of Greater Cincinnati campaign.

June 18, 2019
Success By 6 Leads Preschool Improvement Effort with Local Educators

Nearly 100 family members gathered at the newly renovated Cincinnati Museum Center to celebrate six parochial schools’ preschool students’ achievements. "Ready to Shine" — a professional development and preschool improvement project — initiated by United Way Success By 6®, with support from Western & Southern, Beunger Foundation and Pfau Foundation, demonstrated that when teachers’ skills in intentional instruction increase, students are more likely to learn and enjoy their learning environment.

June 10, 2019
L. Ross Love Scholarship Breakfast & Reflection

Every year, the L. Ross Love Scholarship Fund assists African American students graduating from Cincinnati Public Schools who are enrolled in a four-year degree accredited university or college. The scholarship committee selects students who demonstrate leadership potential, initiative, passion and motivation

April 30, 2019
Congressman Brad Wenstrup Visits Our Eastern Area

We want to thank Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R, OH) for spending time with us recently at Clermont County Library to discuss the importance of the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Permanence Act.

April 30, 2019
Momentum Building

Spring is my favorite season. It's a time full of hope, renewal, and growth. What a great reminder of how beautiful change can be. Here at United Way, momentum is building every day. Here are five signs of hope:

April 25, 2019
United Way of Greater Cincinnati Strengthening Vision on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

How might United Way increase its investment in community-based, Black-Led ideas by 2019? United Way is launching the first concept from the study - a new program called "Champions of Change".

March 06, 2019
United Way Designates Board Leadership Programs to Local Non Profits

At United Way, we believe strongly in connecting solid leaders to opportunities to serve on boards of directors of our local non-profit organizations. For many years, United Way offered this opportunity through BOLD — Board Orientation & Leadership Development. A more recent initiative, BoardBank was launched by United Way and a number of community partners in late 2017.

February 11, 2019
Progress on Our Path Forward

I’ve spent much of the past few months listening to our donors, corporate partners, agencies, and community leaders. Despite coming from diverse perspectives, every person has shared one common message: our community needs United Way.

February 11, 2019
A Wish Come True

Bryce Foster is a 23 year old mother in our community who, up until last year, was working a job in retail and caring for her daughter, Kaysen. The family’s dynamic changed drastically when Kaysen was diagnosed with a genetic disorder that led to significant health challenges, including developmental delays and seizures.