A message from the Humanitarian Society Co-Chairs

Thank you, Humanitarians!

Gary Poth and Kelly Tompkins
Gary Poth and Kelly Tompkins

As Thanksgiving approaches, we thank you for supporting United Way of Greater Cleveland. The holiday season is a time of reflection and gratitude for all the blessings we’ve been given. We have so much to be thankful for this year. Our great city and surrounding communities continue to show an upward trend of economic growth and stability. The Cleveland Cavaliers are world champions and the Cleveland Indians took the Chicago Cubs to a historic game seven of the World Series. But, there remains much work to be done and we can only accomplish the work with you by our side.

Because of you, United Way continues to help reduce barriers to job placement by providing access to training and education. We are proud to say that in 2015, nearly 1,200 people obtained employment through our funded programs like The Centers for Families and Children’s El Barrio Workforce Development program. El Barrio trains individuals to enter the workforce ready and motivated. You can learn more from Ingrid Angel, director of El Barrio at our next Leadership Speakers Series Breakfast Wednesday, December 7, at 7:30 a.m. at The Centers for Families and Children, 4500 Euclid Avenue.

Services such as El Barrio would not be available in our community without the generous support of many donors like you. United Way is committed to providing assistance to needy families and individuals – not just during the holidays, but throughout the year. Through your generosity, we can continue this important work.

We are thankful for Humanitarians like you. Because of you and all of United Way’s generous donors, thousands of children, adults and families in need are able to live richer lives this Thanksgiving and throughout the year. Together, we’re greater.

Please give as generously as you can during the 2016 United Way annual campaign.

Thank you again and Happy Holidays!


Gary W. Poth
Executive Managing Director
Head of Key Family Wealth
P. Kelly Tompkins
Executive Vice President and CFO
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.

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