Orlando United

Article written by Rich Harwood Our national fortitude and belief in ourselves are being tested once more. The massacre in Orlando defies explanation and plainly reminds us that evil exists. It also raises important questions: How does the Orlando community now find a way to pick itself up after such a horrific incident has knocked

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United Way and Community Foundation of Whitley County Partner to Bring Informational Forum

A special forum will discuss human trafficking and sexual exploitation and the vulnerability of Whitley County youth. The Community Foundation and United Way of Whitley County have partnered with Indiana Youth Institute to sponsor a special program at Peabody Public Library this month. The forum will be held Wednesday, June 29 from 11:30am – 1pm.

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Whitley County Farmer’s Market: Power of Produce (POP) Kid’s Program

The Whitley County Farmer’s Market is thrilled to announce the start of the POP Kids Club, a program designed to engage kids in the market by receiving purchasing power and allowing them to learn more about healthy food choices. Thanks to the support of Parkview Whitley Hospital, the program is the first of its kind

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Congratulations, Leadership Whitley County Class 15!

On April 22, 2016 Leadership Whitley County (LWC) celebrated the completion of class 15!  Due to a generous grant received through the Indiana State Association of United Ways, United Way of Whitley County provided tuition assistance to the following LWC class 15 participants: Leslie vonSeggern ~ United Way of Whitley County Arika App ~ YWCA

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Recognizing Our Volunteers: United Way Board of Directors

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, held April 10 – 16, United Way of Whitley County would like to take the opportunity to introduce and thank the hardworking women and men who guide and provide leadership for the organization as its board of directors.  Saying, “YES”, to serving on the board for United Way opens

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United Way of Whitley County Partnering with Columbia City High School to Offer Camp Invention, June 20 – 24

Strengthening American competitiveness continues to be one of our country’s greatest challenges, and key to achieving a competitive workforce is investment in innovation beginning at an early age.  To help meet this challenge, United Way of Whitley County is partnering with Columbia City High School (CCHS) to support Camp Invention, a one-week program for children in

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United Way of Whitley County Board Member Bio: Lori Shipman

There are always faces behind the scenes of every organization and we thought it was time for you to meet one of the individuals who provides guidance and leadership to United Way of Whitley County. Lori Shipman is currently in her second year of service as a United Way board member.  Lori is happily married

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United Way Worldwide, United Way of Central Indiana and Eli Lilly Sign Global Partnership Agreement

A few weeks ago in front of a packed audience at one of the most impactful community centers in Indianapolis, I had the honor to sit beside United Way Worldwide President and CEO Brian Gallagher and Eli Lilly and Company CEO (and Chairman of UWW’s Board of Directors) John Lechleiter, and sign a global partnership

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Shawn Ellis Elected to Indiana Association of United Ways Board of Directors

Indiana Association of United Ways (IaUW) elected Shawn Ellis to its Board of Directors at its State Leaders Conference on March 17, 2016. Ms. Ellis is a strong community leader in Whitley County, Indiana and brings extensive United Way experience to the table. Her involvement with the Whitley County United Way expands from serving on

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Extra Prep for Incoming Kindergarten Students Through United Way and WCCS Partnership

Details are being finalized in a partnership between WCCS and United Way of Whitley County to provide incoming kindergarten students with extra prep before they begin attending school this fall.  WCCS Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Laura McDermott, said the program is set to provide pre-school preparation for 20 – 40 children thanks to funding through United

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