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United Way of Greater Cleveland Appoints Kenneth Surratt Vice President of Community Investment And Chief Investment Officer

October 11, 2021

Media contact: Katie Connell, United Way of Greater Cleveland: 404.895.5513 and kconnell@unitedwaycleveland.org Organization Also Announces Community Investment Team Promotions and New Hire CLEVELAND (Oct. 11, 2021) – August A. ("Augie") Napoli, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Cleveland, announced today the appointment of Kenneth L. ("Ken") Surratt as vice president of Community Investment […]

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KeyBank Foundation Invests $2.1 Million To Help United Way Of Greater Cleveland Fight Systemic Poverty

September 9, 2021

The KeyBank Foundation announced today a philanthropic investment of $2.1 million in United Way of Greater Cleveland. This investment will take place over three years and is part of KeyBank's $40 billion National Community Benefits Plan, which is symbolic of the bank's longstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. It will support United Way's Community Hub for Basic Needs.

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Cleveland Clinic Commits $2.5 Million To Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition to Advance Lead Poisoning Prevention Efforts With United Way Of Greater Cleveland

The Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition has received a $2.5 million gift from Cleveland Clinic to the Lead Safe Home Fund. The five-year financial commitment will help support a collaboration with United Way of Greater Cleveland to remove harmful sources of lead exposure from local homes.

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United Way of Greater Cleveland Partners with Leading Hospitals and Healthcare Insurers to Bring Health Innovation to Clevelanders

September 2, 2021

United Way of Greater Cleveland, The Rose Centers for Aging Well and 11 hospital and health insurance partners today announced the launch of the Collaborative Investments + Health program, an innovative and sustainable investment strategy that brings together hospital networks, Medicaid managed care providers, and other stakeholders to collaborate on and lead programs designed to improve the lives of Clevelanders.

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United Way Of Greater Cleveland President & Ceo August A. (“Augie”) Napoli To Retire

August 11, 2021

Board of Directors Launches Search for Successor CLEVELAND (August 11, 2021) – Paul Dolan, chairman and CEO of the Cleveland Indians and Chair of the United Way Board of Directors, announced today that August A. (“Augie”) Napoli will retire from his position as president and CEO of United Way of Greater Cleveland, effective June 30, […]

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Legal Aid and United Way Grow Free Eviction Help in Cuyahoga County

July 1, 2021

Today Legal Aid and United Way formally launch Free Eviction Help – expanding outreach and services for people who need legal counsel while facing eviction.  This comes on the one-year anniversary of the launch of Right to Counsel in Cleveland Housing Court.

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Cleveland Public Library and United Way of Greater Cleveland: A Partnership for the People

June 22, 2021

JUNE 22, 2021 (CLEVELAND, OH) – Help from United Way of Greater Cleveland’s 2-1-1 team of navigators is now just one phone call away at all Cleveland Public Library locations. Starting today, June 22, the Library is teaming up with United Way to provide Clevelanders with a direct link to vital resources and services.

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CHN and United Way Announce Cleveland Scholar House

May 19, 2021

CHN Housing Partners and United Way of Greater Cleveland today announced a plan to build Cleveland Scholar House, a service-enriched apartment building for single parents who are college students and their minor children. In addition to CHN and United Way, other core partners include Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA), Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), Cleveland State University (CSU) and Step Forward.

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United Way of Greater Cleveland’s 2-1-1 Helplink Serves as An Anchor to a Community in Need, Marking National 2-1-1 Day with Nearly 200,000 Calls Handled Since the Covid-19 Pandemic Began

February 11, 2021

Cuyahoga County and United Way's 2-1-1 HelpLink partnered to open a dedicated COVID-19 Vaccination Information Line, available 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. every Monday – Friday, providing resources, referrals and assistance to seniors and others who wish to schedule and receive the vaccine CLEVELAND (February 11, 2021) – United Way of Greater Cleveland's 2-1-1 HelpLink marked […]

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Right To Counsel Prevented 93% of Cleveland Family Evictions in First Six Months of Program That Provides Low-Income Tenants With Free Legal Assistance

February 10, 2021

CLEVELAND: United Way and Legal Aid announced that Right to Counsel Cleveland’s (RTC) early results show 93% of those at risk of eviction and represented in Cleveland Housing Court by a Legal Aid attorney avoided an eviction or involuntary move between July – December 2020. In addition, more than $3.8 million of rent relief was distributed by CHN Housing Partners within Cleveland as a result of legal assistance provided to tenants, preserving landlords’ income.

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