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Paul J. Dolan is Presented with the Marc S. Byrnes Award for Community Service

In 2018, United Way of Greater Cleveland established the Marc S. Byrnes Award for Community Service, named for our former board chair in recognition of his leadership and commitment to Greater Cleveland. This award was created to honor, from time to time, an individual who exemplifies Marc’s spirit, courage, and vision. On September 30, Paul

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Award of Lifetime Achievement: Marc S. Byrnes

Marc S. Byrnes, Chairman Emeritus of Oswald Companies, was presented an Award of Lifetime Achievement and named a Life Director at United Way of Greater Cleveland’s annual luncheon on September 30. The award was presented by Paul Dolan, United Way’s Board Chair. “The reinvention of United Way of Greater Cleveland has been a journey of

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Leadership

Recognizing National Minority Health Month

Did you know that April is Minority Health Month? Every year, the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) dedicate the month of April to shed light on the disparities experienced by historically marginalized communities. What is Minority Health Month? In 1915, Booker T. Washington established the National Negro Health Week; National

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10 Women (and Moments) To Remember After Women’s History Month

1. Clara E. Westrop & the Women’s Federal Savings Bank:  If that name sounds familiar, that’s because Clara is a Cleveland native and has a school on the west side named after her. That is in large part because Clara founded the Women’s Federal Savings Bank in 1922, the first savings and loan association directed

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Gendered Language: What Is it and Why Does it Matter?

Happy Women’s History Month! Let’s start off again with some fast facts about the who, what, where, when, why, and how of celebrating the accomplishments of women.  In a similar vein to Black History Month, Women’s History Month actually started in 1978 as Women’s History Week. It began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California

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10 Black Americans You May Not Know

Black History Month is an exciting time of year when we are encouraged to think about the lasting impact that Black people have made to American History. It is an opportunity for us to consider how (and why) important historical figures may have been left out of many of our formal educations. The sad truth

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From the Desk of the CEO

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

This coming Monday, we pause for a moment to reflect on the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrated on the third Monday in January, in honor of Dr. King’s birthday on the 15th, this national holiday has a fascinating history that truly embodies the efforts of an everyday man

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Community Investments

A New Day at United Way of Greater Cleveland

Reinventing how we invest in and serve the community to upend poverty across Greater Cleveland 16 agency partners selected to receive Community Hub for Basic Needs funding for the 2022-2023 cycle As a native Clevelander, I have dedicated most of my career to bringing much-needed change to our community to ensure racial justice and social-economic

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United Way of Greater Cleveland President and CEO response to jury verdict in Chauvin case

Augie Napoli, President and CEO – United Way of Greater Cleveland Today’s guilty verdict against former police officer Derek Chauvin brings justice for the murder of George Floyd and marks a profound moment in our nation’s history. But one year and many more senseless deaths later, racial injustice continues to ravage our nation and communities.

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