2021 Legislative Priorities: Sine Die and Success

With the 2021 Iowa Legislative session adjourned, United Way of Central Iowa sees big successes across our Legislative Priorities.

On Wednesday May 19, 2021, Iowa legislators adjourned the 2021 Legislative session sine die, or without any future...

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23,610 Children’s Books to Be Donated to Central Iowa Kids

Employees from 29 central Iowa organizations, along with individual contributors from the community, donated 23,610 children’s books to United Way of Central Iowa’s Stuff the Bus book drive. The results were announced at the annual community-wide...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Sammons Financial Group

The COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations and companies to redesign volunteering in 2020 to provide a safe way for their employees to continue to serve our community. Sammons Financial Group was one of those companies that found a way to transform...

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Mary Sellers to Return as President

United Way of Central Iowa announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Mary Sellers as President upon Elisabeth Buck's retirement in July 2021.

Mary formerly led the organization from 2012 to 2017 until she was appointed as U.S....

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Community Goals for 2020 Final Results and  LIVE UNITED Award Recipients

United Way of Central Iowa’s 2021 Community Impact Report shares the final results toward the Community Goals for 2020. Companies and individuals recognized with annual LIVE UNITED Awards, including Athene as the recipient of the prestigious Spirit...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Corteva Agriscience

The COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations and companies to redesign volunteering in 2020 to provide a safe way for their employees to continue to serve our community. Corteva Agriscience was one of those companies that found a way to transform...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Willis Automotive

The COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations and companies to redesign volunteering in 2020 to provide a safe way for their employees to continue to serve our community. Willis Automotive was one of those companies that found a way to transform their...

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Hy-Vee Partners with 211 Iowa to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Hy-Vee Partners with 211 Iowa to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for 3,500 People on April 3 (dose one) and April 24 (dose two) at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines. Vaccinations available by appointment only through 211...

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Danielle Johnson Selected for Worldwide Leadership Program

United Way of Central Iowa was honored to have one of their own selected for the United Way Worldwide Fellowship Program. Danielle Johnson, Finance Officer, shares her experience of the leadership program during the pandemic.

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Continuing to Fund Current and  Critical Needs

United Way of Central Iowa invested an additional $518,848 back into the community to respond to current critical community needs.

United Way of Central Iowa recently invested $518,848 in 26 of its nonprofit partners across Polk, Dallas, and Warren...

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