Trustmark and United Way Partner in “Break to Educate” Series

Trustmark, a national benefits provider, is a long-time and loyal supporter of United Way of Lake County. Our mission to improve lives in Lake County, and Trustmark’s mission are in happy alignment. We are thrilled to have Trustmark as a partner all these years, and we are excited to participate in their “Break to Educate” […]
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May 2021 e-Newsletter

Women United Allocates $850k in Seven Years to Early Education Programs Women United is proud to announce that they will distribute $166k in grants this year through their Little Kids, Big Futures philanthropy fund to support eight critical early education programs. Since 2014, Women United has distributed $850k to worthy nonprofits that ensure children living […]
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Women United Allocates $850,000 in Seven Years to Early Education Programs

Women United is Lake County’s premier 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 distribute $166,000 through its Little Kids, Big Futures philanthropy fund to support eight critical early education programs that will ensure the […]
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April 2021 e-Newsletter

Student Coin Drive Raises $2K for COVID Relief Community service projects are a great way to encourage students to think about the world around them. At St. Gilbert School in Grayslake, it is an annual tradition to raise money for an organization as a school-wide service project. This year, we are thrilled that the student […]
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National Volunteer Week 2021

National Volunteer Week is April 18-24, and we would like to take this time to recognize all the selfless individuals who dedicate their time and energy to serve our community. As an organization that relies heavily on volunteers to carry out its mission, this annual week of celebration is near and dear to our hearts. […]
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March 2021 e-Newsletter

Celebrating Read Across America Day In early March, community and corporate volunteer readers gathered virtually to promote the joy of reading with students at East Elementary in Zion, North Elementary in Waukegan, and Pleviak Elementary in Lake Villa. Throughout the week, more than 725 students were introduced to these special guest readers. Teachers love this […]
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9 Ways You Can Help Improve Gender Equity in Lake County

Challenges faced together are often easier to manage. That’s true no matter your age or stage in life. Having someone who is by your side to help you face challenges is the power of mentorships! This Women’s History Month, we are celebrating the power of mentoring – in all its forms – in order to […]
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Staff Spotlight: April Ryan

We are pleased to introduce our newest staff member, April Ryan. April is the Executive Assistant who helps support our President & CEO, Kristi Long. Keep reading to 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 […]
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Staff Spotlight: Elaine Rezotko

We are pleased to introduce our newest staff member, Elaine Rezotko. Elaine is the Resource Development Specialist with our Resources Development team. Keep reading to 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)! […]
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Staff Spotlight: James Daubs

This Familiar Faces Friday, we are highlighting James Daubs, Campaign Associate. Learn more about his role, what he likes to do in his free time and how he connects to the programs we offer at United Way of Lake County (UWLC)! When did you start working at UWLC? September 2020. What is your title and […]
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February 2021 e-Newsletter

Celebrating Black History Month with Book Drive To celebrate Black History Month, we are hosting a virtual book drive during the month of February. Help us put books featuring Black characters and influential Black American figures into the hands of eager young readers in our community. We will use the funds to purchase the books […]
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Meet the Interns: David Astudillo

We are excited to welcome David Astudillo, our newest intern! We love getting to introduce new people to the work we do at United Way of Lake County (UWLC). As part of our 211 team, David is capturing 211 caller stories for our newsletters and collecting monthly report data. He is also assisting the marketing […]
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January 2021 e-Newsletter

Year-End Campaign Raises $117,000! At the end of 2020, we launched a campaign to raise funds for our education programs and 211. Thanks to the generosity of many individuals, we raised more than $117,000! That amount includes a $7,500 matching gift from our sponsor, Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County. We want to thank our […]
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December 2020 e-Newsletter

Brighten Countless Lives in Lake County Through December 24, you can DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT for our neighbors and children who need help now more than ever. Your gift will make it possible for us to have an even bigger impact on our local community to improve and save lives. Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County […]
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Power of the Purse 2020

On Sunday, November 8, more than 165 generous women joined together virtually for Women United‘s signature fundraising event, Power of the Purse. The event raised $62,000, which will support early literacy programs in Lake County, IL. Those funds will help ensure the foundation for strong and successful academic futures for Lake County’s most vulnerable children. […]
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Ending Poverty with Education

United Way of Lake County is preparing our children to succeed in a changing world by focusing on education and building safe and stable families. When kids fall behind in school, they become frustrated and check out before they drop out. We are targeting the root causes of school failure through active educational programs from […]
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Reading Success: Virtual Tutoring

Due to the pandemic, United Way of Lake County’s Reading Success program has transitioned to a virtual format in order to ensure that students who need reading tutoring can continue to connect to our volunteer tutors. The goal of Reading Success remains the same: to help ensure the students chosen for the program achieve at or […]
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November 2020 e-Newsletter

Double Your Impact to Improve and Save Lives in Lake County Now through December 24, you can DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT for our neighbors and children who need help now more than ever. Your gift will make it possible for us to have an even bigger impact on our local community to improve and save lives. Healthcare Foundation […]
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October 2020 e-Newsletter

Reserve Your Spot: 211 One Year Later United Way of Lake County is proud to celebrate the first anniversary of 211 services for Lake County via webinar on Tuesday, October 27. Join with community leaders and stakeholders to learn how 211 has transformed the way individuals and families from across the county are connecting with […]
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Meet the Interns: Sophie Hyde

We are excited to welcome Sophie Hyde, our newest Success By 6 intern! We love getting to introduce new people to the work we do at United Way of Lake County. As part of our Success By 6 team, Sophie will work to provide parents with resources to help children receive a strong education and […]
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