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Jimmie McMillian Rides for United Way

October 24, 2016  |  News Release

Jimmie McMillian, Senior Corporate Counsel for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, rode his Harley-Davidson for 35 hours and 2,255 miles from IMS to the Verizon IndyCar Series finale in Sonoma, California, to kick off a United Way 2017 fundraising campaign supported by IMS.

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Help in the Most Critical Time of Need

October 21, 2016  |  Basic Needs  |  Friday Success Story

“Annette” shared a second story apartment with her daughter and granddaughter. While their family didn’t have much, they did have a lot of love for each other. Then one night in early January, Annette woke to an apartment on fire. As the flames rose, her apartment quickly began filling with heat and smoke – she knew she had to act fast.

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United Way of Central Indiana names new director to lead Great Families 2020 initiative

October 20, 2016  |  News Release

United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) has named Sara VanSlambrook as the Director of Great Families 2020, a five-year initiative funded for three years by a federal grant from the Social Innovation Fund (SIF), a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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Colts-themed fitness room unveiled at Finish Line Boys and Girls Club

October 18, 2016  |  Health  |  Indianapolis Colts

This year, Colts long snapper and United Way LIVE UNITED Ambassador, Matt Overton and a few of his teammates unveiled the new fitness room during a special ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Building Resilience

October 14, 2016  |  Basic Needs  |  Friday Success Story

“Shortly after birth I was found alone. My birthmother drank alcohol during pregnancy, and now I have permanent brain damage from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Because of it, nothing in life has ever come easy.” Read Alex's story.

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Follow the Youth Leader: Asmaa Mahoui

October 11, 2016  |  Admin  |  Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion, Morgan

Each year, Youth Leadership United selects high school students to expand their community leadership potential and opportunities - enabling young people to serve as decision-makers in youth-serving and other nonprofits. Read YLU grad, Asmaa Mahoui's story.

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Oh Snap! Matt Overton Joins United Way Team

October 10, 2016  |  News Release

Locally, United Way of Central Indiana continues to partner with the Indianapolis Colts to achieve these goals. This season marks the addition of a great teammate to United Way of Central Indiana: Colts long snapper Matt Overton.

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A Helpful Hand in Trying Times

October 07, 2016  |  Basic Needs  |  Friday Success Story

The “Wilson” brothers, each in their mid-20s and with intellectual disabilities, had lived their entire lives under the care of their mother but when she passed away, they were lost. Then Families First stepped in to help guide their way.

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Leadership United: A Community of Leaders

October 04, 2016  |  News Release

Leadership United is United Way’s community leadership and board development program, which utilizes a combination of classes and practical experiences to help individuals develop leadership skills, increase their knowledge of the community and acquire the skills needed to serve as board members and community leaders.

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Getting Back on her Feet and Giving Back

September 30, 2016  |  Basic Needs  |  Friday Success Story

After being released from a three-year prison sentence, re-entering the general population was hard for Quortney. But, then she heard of Volunteers of America.

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Breakfast with Ann: Meet the CEO of United Way of Central Indiana

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Fundraising for Nonprofit Boards

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