Our North Star

November 3, 2021

Teddy is one of the thousands of North Stars who guide United Way’s work. His gratitude and warmth shine through even during the toughest of times, of which there have been plenty. As a child, Teddy lived in a dozen foster homes. But his childhood circumstances did not define his future – his determination did. […]

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Philanthropist Spotlight: Robert and Sylvia Reitman

October 31, 2021

Sylvia and Bob Reitman have left their imprint on our community. From University Hospitals to Playhouse Square to a long-standing partnership with United Way of Greater Cleveland, the Reitmans set an example for others of how to give back with generosity and humility. “Repair the world,” in Hebrew tikkun olam, is a Jewish concept that […]

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PNC is Committed to the Communities It Serves

As a Main Street bank, PNC understands that each of its communities is unique. That understanding plays an important role in not only its business model but in its philanthropic philosophy as well. “PNC is a large bank. We are the 5th largest bank in the country, but we go to market locally,” explained Pat […]

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Red Feather Spotlight: Jane and Jon Outcalt

The very meaning of the word philanthropy is “love of humanity” – a reminder that all giving stems from an innate desire to care for others.  Jane and Jon Outcalt are philanthropists to their very core.  Whether in service to Cleveland’s hospitals, schools, arts or social services organizations, Jane and Jon’s lives have been defined […]

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With 211, You are Never Alone

October 26, 2021

Meet Herman. Herman was enjoying retirement with his wife in a Cleveland suburb. They had planned carefully for their retirement and were living on a modest budget. But, then, Herman's wife became ill. Her condition required medication to control her symptoms and to delay the progression of her disease. Their monthly co-pay was more than […]

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2-1-1 Anchors Cleveland Community In Need During The Covid-19 Pandemic

February 9, 2021

Without 2-1-1 HelpLink, people in need would face a monumental challenge: navigating through the thousands of agencies in this community that provide potential resources, not knowing where to begin or what they may qualify for.

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United Way of Greater Cleveland and NAACP Cleveland branch present 10-part series of Community Conversations about the Cleveland Consent Decree and Police Reform

January 29, 2021

First discussion led by retired Cleveland Judge Ronald Adrine with panelists instrumental to the implementation of the mandates identified in the 2015 Consent Decree. NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CLEVELAND (January 27, 2021) – The NAACP Cleveland Branch and United Way of Greater Cleveland today presented the first in a 10-part series of Community Conversations about the […]

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