Felicia Johnson Chooses United Way of Lake County

Donors and volunteers shared with us why they choose to give to United Way of Lake County. We hope their stories motivate you to continue (or begin!) to choose United Way when you are asked to participate in your workplace giving campaign. How long and in what ways have you been involved with United Way […]
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Joe Burger Chooses United Way of Lake County

Donors and volunteers shared with us why they choose to give to United Way of Lake County. We hope their stories motivate you to continue (or begin!) to choose United Way when you are asked to participate in your workplace giving campaign. How did your involvement with United Way begin? I can remember as a […]
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September 2019 e-Newsletter

You’re Invited: Power of the Purse! Join Women United for their signature fundraising event, POWER OF THE PURSE, on Sunday, November 3 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove. Enjoy a champagne brunch and an upbeat afternoon celebrating the special women in your life. All proceeds will […]
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Tom Boyle Chooses United Way of Lake County

Donors and volunteers shared with us why they choose to give to United Way of Lake County. We hope their stories motivate you to continue (or begin!) to choose United Way when you are asked to participate in your workplace giving campaign. How long and in what ways have you been involved with United Way […]
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Baxter Volunteers Make a Difference in Lake County

During August 2019, six groups of Baxter employees volunteered their time to revitalize and support local organizations. We would like to thank and recognize Baxter for encouraging their employees to take time out of their workday to make a difference in Lake County! View all of the places they visited below. Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve […]
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Marina McCawley Chooses United Way of Lake County

Donors and volunteers shared with us why they choose to give to United Way of Lake County. We hope their stories motivate you to continue (or begin!) to choose United Way when you are asked to participate in your workplace giving campaign. How long and in what ways have you been involved with United Way […]
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Bill Pappano Chooses United Way of Lake County

Donors and volunteers shared with us why they choose to give to United Way of Lake County. We hope their stories motivate you to continue (or begin!) to choose United Way when you are asked to participate in your workplace giving campaign.  How long and in what ways have you been involved with United Way […]
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August 2019 e-Newsletter

211 to Officially Launch September 24 You’re invited to celebrate the official launch of United Way of Lake County’s 211 on Tuesday, September 24 from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. at Independence Grove Visitor Center (16400 West Buckley Road, Libertyville). We’re proud to celebrate the official launch of 211 services for our community! 211 will go live on September 24 for everyone in Lake County. Join us over […]
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Kindergarten Countdown Camp: Julia Paukert

We are thrilled to share the next post in our Kindergarten Countdown Camp (KCC) summer blog series. Up next, we’d like to introduce Julia Paukert who will be sharing their experience as a KCC volunteer this summer. What is your role at Kindergarten Countdown Camp (KCC)? My role at camp was assisting the teacher in […]
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July 2019 e-Newsletter

Premier Leadership Event Raises Over $207,000 for Our Education Programs and 211! On June 26, Lake County civic and business leaders gathered for our sixth annual Premier Leadership Event at The Shanty in Wadsworth. We are proud to share that over $207,000 was raised to support United Way’s education programs and the launch of 211 […]
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Little Kids, Big Futures: Home Visiting

Lizandro, his family and his family’s Home Visiting Nurse, Josephine. Since 2014, Women United has allocated over a half a million dollars in grants through its Little Kids, Big Futures Philanthropy Fund to support early literacy programs across Lake County. The fund gives members the opportunity to allocate their own money to the specific programs […]
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Little Kids, Big Futures: Early Learning Clubs

Women United members visiting Early Learning Clubs in Waukegan, IL. Since 2014, Women United has allocated over a half a million dollars in grants through its Little Kids, Big Futures Philanthropy Fund to support early literacy programs across Lake County. The fund gives members the opportunity to allocate their own money to the specific programs […]
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Little Kids, Big Futures: HUGS/North Partnership

Since 2014, Women United has allocated over a half a million dollars in grants through its Little Kids, Big Futures Philanthropy Fund to support early literacy programs across Lake County. The fund gives members the opportunity to allocate their own money to the specific programs they believe in. Today, we are continuing our blog series […]
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Little Kids, Big Futures: Kindergarten Countdown Camps

Lois Ryan, Women United member, with a student attending KCC in Waukegan. Since 2014, Women United has allocated over a half a million dollars in grants through its Little Kids, Big Futures Philanthropy Fund to support early literacy programs across Lake County. The fund gives members the opportunity to allocate their own money to the […]
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Staff Spotlight: Maria Gray

This Familiar Faces Friday, we are introducing Maria Gray. Maria is the Senior Relationship Manager for our Resources Development department. Learn more about her role, what she likes to do in her free time and how she connects to the programs we offer at United Way of Lake County (UWLC)! When did you start working […]
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Kindergarten Countdown Camp: Sarah Breen

We are thrilled to share the next post in our Kindergarten Countdown Camp (KCC) summer blog series. Up next, we’d like to introduce Sarah Breen, a Round Lake educator, sharing her experience as a KCC teacher this summer. What is your role at Kindergarten Countdown Camp? I’m a kindergarten teacher this summer for Kindergarten Countdown […]
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Little Kids, Big Futures: B.E.S.T. Pre-K Program

Recipients of Women United’s B.E.S.T. Pre-K Program Scholarship. Since 2014, Women United has allocated over a half a million dollars in grants through its Little Kids, Big Futures Philanthropy Fund to support early literacy programs across Lake County. The Fund gives members the opportunity to allocate their own money to the specific programs they believe […]
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June 2019 e-Newsletter

Local Organizations Help United Way ‘Stuff the Bus’ Several local companies, organizations and individuals have come together this summer to make a difference for children in Lake County by participating in United Way’s Stuff the Bus donation drive. They are collecting school supplies and backpacks for children from low-income families so they have everything they […]
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Combating Summer Learning Loss with Kindergarten Countdown Camps

As we approach the beginning of summer, it’s important to learn how to combat summer learning loss and understand the impact it has on our children’s future success. Over the course of the summer, low-income students lose two to three months’ worth of reading skills compared to their peers from higher income families. These children […]
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Meet the Interns: Atzallali Saucedo-Ruiz

This summer, we are excited to welcome Atzallali Saucedo-Ruiz, our newest Marketing intern! We love getting to introduce new people to the work we do at United Way of Lake County. As part of our Marketing team, Atzallali will assist with research, social media, videos, events, and much more. Join us in welcoming Atzallali! How […]
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