Elisabeth Buck to Retire

United Way of Central Iowa announced yesterday that Elisabeth Buck, the organization’s President since 2017, will retire in July 2021. Buck joined the organization in 2011 as Chief Community Impact Officer, where she oversaw United Way’s...

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211 Iowa Recognizes its Record-Breaking Year on 211 Day

In 2020, 211 usage in Iowa jumped a staggering 81% compared to the previous year. On National 211 Day, 211 Iowa recognizes its record-breaking year and its commitment to continue to serve the state. 

In celebration of National 211 Day on February...

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United Way of Central Iowa Announces its New Strategic Focus: UNITED to THRIVE

United Way of Central Iowa unveiled its new strategic focus today: UNITED to THRIVE. As the principle now guiding the organization’s strategic decisions, United Way of Central Iowa aims to unite central Iowans to foster a thriving community – one...

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United Way Named Most Influential Nonprofit

United Way of Central Iowa was named the #1 Most Influential Nonprofit in Greater Des Moines by the Des Moines Business Record’s "Book of Lists."

The first-ever list of Top 25 Most Influential Nonprofits, which appears in the 2021 Book of Lists,...

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United Way of Central Iowa Released 2021 Legislative Agenda

United Way of Central Iowa released its Legislative Agenda for the 2021 session of the Iowa General Assembly at a virtual event held yesterday for elected officials and members of the community.

The Legislative Update featured presentations on the...

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TextSupport: Central Iowa Schools Provides School District Updates & Resources

United Way of Central Iowa Now Offers “TextSupport: Central Iowa Schools” Initiative to Provide Free School District Updates and Community Resources.

United Way of Central Iowa now offers a free text message support initiative, TextSupport: Central...

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Your Wealth: Control and Compassion amid the Chaos

In this guest blog post, Michelle Mahoney, CFP® and co-founder of Generations Wealth Management, offers options to have control, strengthen your financial position, and help others this year.

These are strange times. During an upheaval like this,...

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Day of Action 2020 Accomplishments

United Way of Central Iowa’s Day of Action is the day of the year when we pull together as a community to harness our collective strength as volunteers. In a normal year, we would be volunteering in person. We would read to students, build houses,...

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Gerry Neugent Honored with Tocqueville Society Award

Gerry Neugent, co-chairman of the board and former CEO of Knapp Properties, was selected as this year’s winner of the prestigious Tocqueville Society Award from United Way of Central Iowa. This award is the organization’s highest honor, given...

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Funding critical community needs during COVID-19 pandemic

United Way of Central Iowa recently invested $518,724 in 44 of its nonprofit partners across Polk, Dallas, and Warren counties in response to their emerging needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This investment is the first distribution from...

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