Holiday Donations

‘Tis the season of giving! Take a look at all of the donations that we have already received this holiday season. Thank you to all the companies, organizations and individuals who brought smiles to the Lake County community through the spirit of giving. An anonymous, generous donor delivered over 200 brand new toys. BMO Harris […]
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Better Together: A Parent’s Perspective

To share another glimpse into our Better Together Program, we interviewed Rosio, a mother participating in the program with her son, Leonardo. The 2017 fall session, taking place at Green Bay Elementary School in North Chicago, began September 7 and continues until December 21. HOW HAS THE BETTER TOGETHER PROGRAM BENEFITED YOU AND YOUR SON? […]
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Staff Spotlight: Jurelle Manalansan

This week on Familiar Faces Friday we are excited to introduce someone you may have seen before! Jurelle Manalansan has joined our team as our Marketing Coordinator. Previously he was with us as an intern. Join us in welcoming Jurelle! When did you start working at United Way of Lake County? I started working at United […]
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November 2017 e-Newsletter

Sold-Out Power of the Purse Raises $49.5k for Early Literacy Programs On November 5, our Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) held their 12th annual Power of the Purse fundraising event at the Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove. Over 200 women joined together for an afternoon filled with a champagne brunch, an assortment of games […]
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Staff Spotlight: Dennis Burke

Good morning and welcome to Familiar Faces Friday! It has been such a pleasure for us getting to introduce you to our staff here at United Way of Lake County. This week we are excited to introduce Dennis Burke who is our Manager for New Business. When did you start working at United Way of […]
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Holiday Opportunities Guide is Here!

Each holiday season, we publish a guide that includes giving and volunteer opportunities throughout Lake County. This easy-to-use guide includes Thanksgiving and winter volunteering opportunities, agency wishlists and contact information for food pantries to help our neighbors in need. Donate as an individual or unite your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to spread the holiday […]
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Staff Spotlight: Rita Zaluzec

Welome to another Familiar Faces Friday! This week’s Staff Spotlight is highlighting Rita Zaluzec, our Director of Human Resources and Facility. When did you start working at United Way of Lake County? 16 years ago in 2001. What is your title and role? Director of Human Resources and Facilities. What made you want to be […]
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Photo Recap: Power of the Purse

Here are photos recapping our Women’s Leadership Council’s signature Power of the Purse fundraising event held on November 5th at the Royal Melbourne Country Club to raise funds for early literacy programs in Lake County. To view the full photo album, click here.
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Event Recap: Power of the Purse

On November 5th, our Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) held their 12th annual Power of the Purse fundraising event at the Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove. Over 200 women joined together for an afternoon filled with a champagne brunch and an assortment of games to win purses, jewelry, wristlets and much more. The Women’s […]
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Staff Spotlight: Karen Nordgren

Welcome back to Familiar Faces Friday! On today’s Staff Spotlight we are introducing Karen Nordgren, our Donor Relations Account Manager. Continue reading to learn more about Karen and her role here at United Way of Lake County. When did you start working at United Way of Lake County? I began in July, 2013 as a […]
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Photo Recap: UWLC Executive Forum

Here are photos recapping our UWLC Executive Forum held in October 2017 that included a panel discussion on technology’s role in business innovation. To view the full photo album from our Executive Forum at Independence Grove, click here.
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October 2017 e-Newsletter

United Way Hosts Executive Forum Event on Business Innovation On October 18th, we hosted an Executive Forum at Independence Grove in Libertyville. Over 120 business executives and community members gathered to hear from a panel of industry leaders sharing insights on using technology as a driver for business innovation. Our panelists included: Philip Cullom, Vice […]
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Staff Spotlight: Robin Bultman

Welcome to another Staff Spotlight! We love getting to introduce the incredible staff that makes all the work here at United Way of Lake County possible. Their stories and interests drive them towards creating lasting change in our community. This week we are introducing Robin Bultman, our Community Impact Coordinator. When did you start working […]
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Event Recap: UWLC Executive Forum

On Wednesday, October 18th, United Way of Lake County hosted an Executive Forum at Independence Grove in Libertyville. Over 120 business executives and community members gathered to hear from a panel of industry leaders sharing insights on evolving technologies that have led to innovation in their industries. Our Panelists Included:  Pictured from left to right: Vice Admiral (ret) […]
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Better Together: From a Mother’s Perspective

To share a glimpse into our Better Together Program — continuing this fall at Green Bay Elementary School in North Chicago — we interviewed a mother who is participating in the program with her son. HOW HAS THE BETTER TOGETHER PROGRAM BENEFITED YOU AND YOUR CHILD? The program allows me and my son to be together without […]
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Staff Spotlight: Michelle Crombie

Welcome to Familiar Faces Friday! This week we are excited to introduce Michelle Crombie. Michelle is our Vice President of Community Impact. Continue reading to learn more about her and the work she does here at United Way of Lake County. When did you start working at United Way of Lake County? My first day […]
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AmeriCorps VISTA: Katherine Velazquez

We are thrilled to welcome Katherine Velazquez to our United Way of Lake County team. Katherine will be joining us as our AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) member working on our Success By 6 team. Join us in welcoming Katherine! What is your name? Katherine Velazquez Where did you go to school? I […]
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Better Together: Fall 2017 Session

Our Better Together Program has started back up this fall at Green Bay Elementary School in North Chicago. We are thrilled to continue our Better Together blog series to give our supporters a first-hand look into this program and the children and families it serves. For our first post, we asked our Success By 6 Initiative […]
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Join Us in Celebrating National Voter Registration Day!

United Way of Lake County is excited to participate in a national effort to engage and mobilize Americans in our political process by helping to register over a hundred thousand voters across the country on September 26, 2017, National Voter Registration Day. First held in 2012 for that year’s presidential election, National Voter Registration Day […]
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Staff Spotlight: Sue Baehr

Welcome to another in our Familiar Faces Friday series! We love introducing you to our staff here at United Way of Lake County and this week we are talking to Sue Baehr, our Program Manager for Reading Success. When did you start working at United Way of Lake County? I began working at United Way […]
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