Sara Engelhart

Sara Engelhart
Strategic Communications Content & Media Manager

Recent Posts

Get to Know Mary Sellers

Please join us in welcoming Mary Sellers back as President of United Way of Central Iowa.

Mary Sellers joined United Way of Central Iowa as President on July 1, 2021. In this role, she is responsible for leading United Way’s work tackling community...

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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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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.

The United Way...

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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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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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COVID-19’s Impact on Capitol Park Early Learning Center

In an effort to keep the students, the staff, and their families safe, Capitol Park Early Learning Center suffered big losses. And more could be on the way.

Capitol Park Early Learning Center has been a part of the Des Moines, Iowa, community since...

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Why Pride Month Matters More During a Pandemic

The pandemic exposed us all to the isolation many LGBTQ+ people feel year-round.

Across the country, many people experienced social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. But did you know that isolation is more intense for LGBTQ+ members of the...

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Civic Action is Community Action

Why the census and voting matter to our community.

United Way of Central Iowa leads the fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. We take actions and provide resources to support strong, healthy, and...

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Cottonelle and United Way Worldwide #ShareASquare with Iowans

The two organizations have selected United Way of Central Iowa as a recipient of 73,728 rolls of donated toilet paper. Food Bank of Iowa to help distribute throughout the state.

Des Moines, IA (June 4, 2020) – This March, Kimberly-Clark’s Cottonelle®

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Announcing Progress toward the Community Goals for 2020

At today’s virtual LIVE UNITED celebration, United Way of Central Iowa announced progress toward the Community Goals for 2020 in Education, Income, and Health with the release of its 2020 Community Impact Report, along with honoring organizations...

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