UWCI News and Stories
“Trent” arrived at St. Mary’s Child Center a sweet little boy, but tremendously shy. But his real struggle was at lunchtime; he wouldn't eat. Fortunately, a well-trained staff and a caring bus driver were there to help. Read Trent's story.
What’s it like to be singled out as a “life-changing teacher” and handed a prize check for $25,000? Daphne Draa, a teacher from the IPS Center for Inquiry School 2, can tell you in one word – exhilarating.
United Way of Central Indiana has been a proud supporter of the Transit Drives Indy Coalition. Why? Because the Marion County Transit Plan would more than triple the number of households in poverty with access to transit—which means access to jobs, critical health care, education and more.
After losing her husband too soon to congestive heart failure, “Susan” wasn’t ready to face the same fate herself. If she wanted a happy, healthy life, she knew the time to act was now. So, she joined the Barbara B. Jordan YMCA.
United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) has named Christina Hage as its new Vice President of Public Policy. She will provide leadership for UWCI’s public policy and governmental affairs work at the federal, state and local levels.
When Abby began volunteering as a United Way ReadUP tutor, she was partnered with Aries. “My first day I was very, very nervous and unsure of what to expect,” Abby admitted. But Aries’ lively and funny personality quickly put her to ease. Abby couldn’t wait to get to started.
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.
“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.