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.

The United Way...

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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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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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