UWCI News and Stories
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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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