Recent News

February 21, 2018
United Way BOLD: A Life-changing Experience

Roddell McCullough is the Director for Community Development with First Financial Bank, and a graduate of United Way's Board Orientation & Leadership Development (BOLD) program. This is his BOLD story in his own words.

February 14, 2018
Step Up Cincinnati Walking Challenge Launching in April

United Way has partnered with The Health Collaborative and go Vibrant to launch the Step Up Cincinnati walking challenge, which is designed accelerate neighborhood health improvement strategies across the region while activating employer wellness programs.

February 07, 2018
Inside 2-1-1: How One Call Can Change A Life

Since its launch in 2003, United Way’s 2-1-1 has received more than one-million calls. Callers are connected to vital services such as sheltering fora family, counseling, rental assistance, emergency food, and much more.

January 26, 2018
Ten Years of Community Transformation Through Place Matters

United Way is a proud leader in the Place Matters initiative, a resident-driven partnership between local funders and neighborhood nonprofits working collectively for the transformation of communities in Greater Cincinnati.

January 24, 2018
Meet The Volunteers Behind United Way's Free Tax Services

Tax season is upon us, and United Way of Greater Cincinnati's tax preparation volunteers are ready to help local individuals and families file so they can get the refunds they deserve.

January 17, 2018
Six Questions with Karen Bankston, New Executive Director for the Child Poverty Collaborative

We recently caught up with Dr. Karen Bankston, new Executive Director for the Child Poverty Collaborative, to discuss her experience living in poverty, and her vision and priorities for hew new role.

January 17, 2018
United Way Sees Bright Spots in Northern Kentucky Kindergarten Readiness

United Way of Greater Cincinnati continues to see success in its longtime commitment to preparing children for kindergarten — a key step for many families on a journey out of poverty. A recent report from Kentucky shows 53% of children in Northern Kentucky are prepared for kindergarten, an increase from last year’s report of 52%.

January 17, 2018
Mentorship Turns Into Lifelong Friendship

We sat down with Tone Everhart to hear more about his experience with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County, a United Way of Greater Cincinnati partner agency, and learn why it’s so important to support such vital resources for our community, while creating even more life-changing moments.

January 04, 2018
#VolunteersUnited Every Thursday to Feature Weekly Volunteer Opportunities in 2018

Each Thursday of 2018 United Way of Greater Cnicinnati's social media accounts will feature #VolunteersUnited, which will include a different volunteer opportunity from United Way or one of our agency partners.

December 18, 2017
Year 2 of The Shift Moves Three Innovative Concepts Forward

In Year 2 of The Shift, three teams of skilled volunteers helped move three innovative concepts forward. The concepts are focused on issues important to United Way's work to create opportunities for everyone to thrive, and to support children, families and individuals experiencing poverty.

December 18, 2017
United Way Announces New Goal to Move 10,000 Families Out of Poverty By 2021

United Way of Greater Cincinnati is dedicating 80 percent of the funds it invests in initiatives and agency partner programs to help children and families move out of poverty, with an ambitious new goal of helping 10,000 families across the region move out of poverty in the next four years.

November 16, 2017
10 Ways to Volunteer to Make the Holidays Special for Your Neighbors

Looking for holiday activities with the kids while they're out of school? Want to make an impact with your friends during the holidays? Sign up for a holiday volunteer opportunity today!

November 10, 2017
2017 Campaign Finale Roundup

At its Campaign Finale celebration on Friday, October 27, United Way of Greater Cincinnati announced it had raised $60,050,000 during its 2017 community campaign. Check out some of the honorees from the Finale!

November 10, 2017
Cincinnati Plays Host to United Way Worldwide Women United Summit

From October 18-20, over 200 philanthropic women leaders from communities all throughout the United Way network were convened in Cincinnati for the United Way Worldwide Women United Summit to share ideas and inspiration for driving lasting community change.

November 10, 2017
Rob Reifsnyder, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Announces Retirement

Rob Reifsnyder, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Cincinnati, announced on Friday, November 10 that he will retire in May 2018 after leading one of the area’s largest and most influential nonprofits for 17 years.