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 Admiral (ret), Chief Innovation Officer (2014-2017), U.S. Navy
Jeff McRae, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Strategic Ventures, Allstate
Alex Wuerfel, Vice President of Global Marketing and Commercial Operations, AbbVie
Glenda Abbott, Director of Quality Assurance, Diagnostics Division, Abbott


Our panelists and speakers expanded and inspired thinking about the technology and innovation evolving now and the development of our youth critical for tomorrow.

To read more about our Innovation Event, click the button below.




Thank You to Our Event Sponsors:


A Special Thanks to the Following Companies
for Leading the Discussion


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. Ana discussed how her family has benefited from the program and shared the changes she has seen in her son.

Click the button below to read more on our blog.




New Find Help Lake County Print Guides Are Here!

We are excited to share that the 2017 Find Help Lake County guides are printed and available to order. This free resource is part of our Find Help Lake County Initiative, which connects Lake County families in need with local non-profit health and human service providers. Services included target the physical, emotional, mental, economic, social well-being or educational needs of individuals in our community. You can access the information through this print guide or on our online searchable database, www.FindHelpLakeCounty.org.

The Find Help Lake County print guides are free to the public. Click the button below to place an order.




Together, We Can Build the Next Generation of Leaders

Whether you’re a Fortune 500 company, small business owner or professional organization, your partnership can help us achieve our goal to put Lake County children and families on a pathway to success. United Way of Lake County offers many partnership opportunities to strengthen your company’s employee and community engagement goals.

Click the below to learn about partnership opportunities and the benefits of partnering with United Way.




Save the Date: Giving Tuesday – November 28, 2017

Giving Tuesday is a global holiday dedicated to giving back to your local community and takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Join this global movement by supporting United Way of Lake County. For the third year in a row, Procter and Gamble will be matching 100% of Giving Tuesday donations up to $6,500. A matching gift means that our impact will double for children and families that need and deserve our help.

Click below to how to get involved with Giving Tuesday this year.





Meet Our Staff!

Every Friday we introduce one of our staff members on our blog and social media. It’s an excellent opportunity for our community to meet the faces behind the work we do at United Way.

Click below to check out all of our staff spotlights to-date.





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