Day of Action draws more than 700 volunteers

More than 700 volunteers gave their time to 29 nonprofits and four metro-area school districts yesterday (September 14) as part of United Way of Central Iowa’s Day of Action, the largest day of volunteer service in the region.

“Day of Action is an...

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Athene donates 425 computers to United Way partner agencies

Athene, a leading provider of retirement savings products, donated 375 laptops and 50 desktops to United Way of Central Iowa and its partner agencies.

The gently-used computers donated by Athene will help so many of our nonprofit partners to update...

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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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Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

United Way of Central Iowa is proud to have earned a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator for a remarkable 16 consecutive years. It’s an incredible accomplishment for us; here’s what 4-stars means for you, our donors, and collaborators.


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Volunteer Spotlight- Farm Bureau Financial Services

For seven years, Farm Bureau has cultivated one of the most consistent and successful Corporate Giving Garden in the central Iowa area. Involving around 70 employee volunteers, they create a space onsite not only for employees to give back to their...

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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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