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Starting Again

August 26, 2016  |  Basic Needs  |  Friday Success Story

Angela was a member of the United States military for nearly 20 years. But when she returned home after seven months in Iraq, something had changed.

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Let Go and Lifted Up

August 19, 2016  |  Basic Needs  |  Friday Success Story

Arthur had worked for the same company nearly his entire working life. He didn’t stay that long because he necessarily loved his job, but it paid the bills and he knew if he was loyal to his company, his company would be loyal to him. But when the recession hit and the company had to start making cuts, Arthur was let go and left to figure out what was next.

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United Way of Central Indiana Receives New Federal Grant to Address Family Instability in Indianapolis

August 17, 2016  |  Income  |  News Release

Today, United Way of Central Indiana announced that it has received a federal grant from the Social Innovation Fund (SIF), a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, totaling $7 million over the next three years to address family instability and improve the lives of the city’s most vulnerable children and their parents.

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Business and Civic Leaders Join Forces with Educators and Government Officials to Promote Expansion of High-Quality Pre-K in 2017 Legislative Session

August 12, 2016  |  Education  |  News Release

Key leaders in business, philanthropy, education and government announced today the Indianapolis business community has successfully reached its goal of raising $10 million for the city’s pre-k program.

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Sarah and John Lechleiter to Donate $5 Million to United Way

August 11, 2016  |  Education  |  News Release

Ann Murtlow, President and CEO of United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI), and Brian Gallagher, President and CEO of United Way Worldwide (UWW), announced today a $5 million gift from longtime United Way supporters, Sarah and John Lechleiter. Matched by the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, the total gift of $10 million will be directed toward United Way’s impact work.

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Building Life Skills. Building Confidence.

August 05, 2016  |  Education  |  Friday Success Story

The Cub Scouts from Pack 16 are like every other scout; they love to be with their friends, explore and learn new things. But they might not be what you expect when you envision the typical Boy Scout.

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United Way receives $90,000 grant from Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

July 27, 2016  |  Education  |  News Release

United Way of Central Indiana was recently awarded a $90,000 grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. This grant will be used to pilot an enhanced version of the ReadUP Readers program in 10 preschool classrooms.

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Beware of text message scams

July 26, 2016  |  Admin

United Way has received information that there is a texting scam involving our name.

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United Way of Central Indiana welcomes Kaylie Lockner as Leadership Initiatives Manager

July 22, 2016  |  Admin

The volunteer engagement team welcomes Kaylie Lockner as the new Manager of Leadership Initiatives. Kaylie brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position that guides Leadership United and other leadership initiatives at United Way. Learn more about Kaylie here!

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A Caring Companion

July 22, 2016  |  Health  |  Friday Success Story

"Ava's" health condition kept her cooped up home alone all day, and her husband, "Joseph," felt terrible leaving her there. But what could he do? He had to work to pay the bills. However, as Ava's condition worsened and she began forgetting to eat throughout the day, Joseph felt more than guilt -- he was scared for his wife.

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Tocqueville Society First Wednesday Luncheon

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The BIG kickoff

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