May 2018 e-Newsletter

  Women United Distributes $133,250 In Grants Women United is Lake County’s premiere women’s organization for strengthening the community through philanthropy, leadership and volunteerism while creating a meaningful sense of belonging. Just this month, the group announced that it will distribute $133,250 in grants through its Little Kids, Big Futures Fund to support six critical […]
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Staff Spotlight: Rosa Herrera

Welcome back to Familiar Faces Friday! This week, we are introducing Rosa Herrera. Rosa is our Initiative Coordinator for our Success By 6 Program (SB6).  Learn more about Rosa and her work at United Way of Lake County (UWLC) by reading below! When did you start working at United Way of Lake County? I started working […]
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School Year in Review: Career Speakers

Many students in our community often times do not have the resources available to gain exposure from professional role models essential for developing career interests. Through our Stay in School program, we aim to help bridge that gap by coordinating Career Speakers to visit with small groups of Waukegan students. Career Speakers are successful local professionals […]
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Women United Allocates $133,250 Towards Funding for Early Literacy Programs

Women United is Lake County’s premiere women’s organization for strengthening the community through philanthropy, leadership and volunteerism while creating a meaningful sense of belonging.  Just this month, it was announced that Women United will allocate $133,250 in grants, through its Little Kids, Big Futures Philanthropy Fund to support six critical early prevention and early literacy programs […]
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Board Chair Spotlight: Andrew Warrington

Welcome to a very special blog where we highlight our current board chairman, Andrew Warrington. Andrew has been serving on United Way of Lake County’s (UWLC) board since January 2014 and has been board chair since May 2017. Read on to learn more about Andrew and his connection to UWLC! What inspires you to serve […]
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Happy Mother’s Day!

All over the world, moms are dedicated to building a better future for their children. And the moms at United Way of Lake County (UWLC) are no exception! Today, we want to take a moment to highlight the many wonderful mothers here at UWLC. Honor your mom by volunteering. Moms have always shown us selflessness. […]
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Women United Spotlight: Sandra Bankston

Welcome to this week’s Women United Spotlight series. If you would like to learn more about the organization, click here. This week we are continuing to spotlight its members. Join us in learning more about Sandra Bankston and her connection to Women United. What year did you join Women United? 2014 What is your professional […]
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My Internship Experience: Chris Scroggins

Who would have guessed that my most difficult assignment as an intern at United Way would be creating this farewell blog? Not me, certainly. To say that I am thankful for this opportunity is an understatement; I feel transformed, both personally and professionally. Being a Marketing intern has given me the ability to apply my […]
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Science Speakers Week 2018

Last week, over 150 students at Glenwood Elementary in Waukegan learned about science-related careers thanks to the 9 individuals who took time out of their day to volunteer during Science Speakers Week! Photo: Derik Harlow, Science Speaker from USG Corporation, doing a polymerization presentation with 4th grade students. They made “homemade Silly Putty”! Our Science […]
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Super Volunteers 2018

During National Volunteer Week (April 15-21), United Way of Lake County recognized four #SUPERvolunteers that have selflessly dedicated their time to furthering our mission of creating lasting change in Lake County. Keep reading to meet each of our SUPER Volunteers and learn about their connection with United Way.  OUTSTANDING LONG-TERM VOLUNTEER: MARK ANDERSON Photo: (Right […]
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United Way Participates in Congressman Schneider’s E3 Summit

On April 14, Congressman Brad Schneider hosted a public symposium to discuss the future of our economy, environment, and education with thought leaders and experts from across Illinois’s Tenth District. United Way of Lake County’s Vice President of Community Impact, Michelle Crombie, along with Round Lake Area B.E.S.T. Coalition and Steans Family Foundation participated in […]
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April 2018 e-Newsletter

Happy National Volunteer Week! From our staff here at United Way of Lake County, we’d like to say “Thank You” to our incredible volunteers! Throughout this week, we will be recognizing four SUPER volunteers for their outstanding work in Lake County on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn pages. Help us in congratulating the following: […]
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Women United Spotlight: Karen Jones

Welcome back to our Women United Spotlight series. This week we are continuing to spotlight its members. Join us in learning more about Karen Jones and her connection to Women United. If you would like to learn more the organization, click here. When did you join Women United? I believed I first joined Women United (formerly […]
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National Volunteer Week

“To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.” – Dr. Seuss National Volunteer Week is April 15-21 and we’d like to take this time to recognize all of the selfless individuals who dedicate their time and energy to serve our community. As an organization that relies […]
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Staff Spotlight: Diana Nielander

This week on Familiar Faces Friday, we are introducing Diana Nielander. Diana is our Affinity Group Manager, who works in depth with Women United (formerly known as Women’s Leadership Council). Learn more about Diana and her work at United Way of Lake County (UWLC) by reading below! When did you start working at United Way of […]
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Women United Spotlight: Beth Krenzer

Welcome back to our Women United Spotlight series. If you are interested in learning more about Women United, click here. This week we are continuing to spotlight its members. Join us in learning more about Beth Krenzer and her connection to Women United. What is your professional background and if you are currently working, what […]
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March 2018 e-Newsletter

We are WOMEN UNITED. Our Women’s Leadership Council has officially changed its name Women United. This change was initiated by United Way Worldwide to celebrate, through one brand voice, this powerful network of women. The members of Women United will continue to strengthen our Lake County community through philanthropy, leadership and volunteerism. Learn the rationale […]
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Meet the Interns: Jesse Alvarez

Introducing our newest IT intern: Jesse Alvarez! We love getting to introduce new people to the work we do at United Way of Lake County. Jesse will assist our IT department and help take care of everything IT related at the office. Join us in welcoming Jesse! What led you to becoming an intern at […]
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AmeriCorps Week

This week is AmeriCorps Week!  We are celebrating our longstanding partnership with AmeriCorps and the VISTA members who have dedicated their lives to service. AmeriCorps, established in 1994, has grown into a vast network of national service programs. The program relies on civic engagement to address our nation’s most critical community needs. For 10 years, […]
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Women United Spotlight: Kathy Ryg

Welcome to our very first Women United Spotlight. As you may have read in our previous blog post, Women United (formerly the Women’s Leadership Council) was started in 2002 by United Way Worldwide. The purpose was to establish a grassroots model that local United Ways could execute in their own communities to addresses local critical needs. […]
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