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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The Difference YOU Made in 2015 !!

Like you, we are settling into the new year but not without taking some time to look back over the wonderful year 2015 was for United Way of Whitley County.  And, quite honestly, YOU were what made 2015 so wonderful for us ! YOU did a lot of what YOU always do best when it comes to investing with

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Changing Lives: Video from Community Partner PASSAGES, Inc.

Our community partner, Passages, Inc., recently created this wonderful video of employees and what it means to them to be a part of Passages.  Passages works diligently with residents throughout Whitley County with developmental disabilities, and as the video suggests, the employees get just as much out of their experiences as the clients do ! 

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United Way, WCCS Partner for Kids

Matching grant to help fund new program to jumpstart learning for pre-k students. A new approach in preparing children for kindergarten is being supported through the United Way of Whitley County and a matching grant offered now through the end of 2015. Kindergarten Countdown is a program designed for children, entering kindergarten, who have not

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Northeast Indiana: Road to One Million

Source: Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership Northeast Indiana’s Road to One Million economic development plan was selected as a regional winner of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s (IEDC) Regional Cities funding. Northeast Indiana’s winning Road to One Million plan, spearheaded by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and Greater Fort Wayne Inc., is the rallying cry for

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