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Before the summer blockbusters start, May is all about BOOKS to MOVIES! Books have shared a long history with movies, from literary monsters like Dracula and Frankenstein’s creation turning into big-screen scares in the earliest days of film, to all the superhero movies coming out today, modeled after Marvel and DC Comics. Sometimes it...

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016

United Way’s 2nd Power of the Purse was held May 5, 2016 at Pear Tree Estate in Champaign. It was a great success! Our Louis Vuitton sponsor was Northwestern...

Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016

April’s theme is POETRY! Rhyming is an amazing tool to assist young readers with difficult words and spelling, yet according to Dr. Seuss, a pioneer in introducing poetry into children’s books, “The problem with writing a book in verse is, to be successful, it has to sound like you knocked it off on a rainy Friday afternoon. It has to...

Posted: Friday, April 15, 2016

March brings a list of CLASSICS. (Or maybe they’re just classic tales to our millennial intern!) Each generation has a collection of books they hold dear, and these are only a few books that have won numerous awards and shaped our culture. What books have you wanted to share with others because you have fond memories with an old copy? What books caused you to feel differently, or to stop and think about something important? Those are the classic books...

Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Established in 2015, the Million Dollar Circle of Caring celebrates workplace giving campaigns who have topped $1 million in lifetime cumulative giving. This is a dedicated and special group whose commitment to United Way is truly humbling. The award is shared by the company and the employees, as much of the giving comes from employee payroll deduction campaigns. This award shows the power of everyone giving a little bit,...

Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016

We take the time at our Annual Meeting to honor our outgoing board officers and members. It's a great chance to tell them publicly how much their dedication to our work means.

This year we have just one Board Member whose term has come to an end - the indomitable,...

Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016

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