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Taking our NFL partnership to new heights with the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award


United Way Worldwide President and CEO Brian Gallagher attends an April 2016 Character Playbook event. Character Playbook will receive a donation in the home market of each Walter Payton Man of the Year team nominee.

At United Way, we’re always looking for ways to grow our partnerships and increase our commitment to building stronger communities.  By becoming a supporter of the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, we’re doing both.

International Volunteer Day

On December 5th -- International Volunteer Day (IVD) -- United Way and organizations across the globe will applaud the power and potential of volunteers. IVD is an annual, worldwide annual celebration designated by the United Nations (UN) in 1985 as a day to shine a light on the important work volunteers do in promoting development and social change. IVD 2016’s theme, "#GlobalApplause – Give volunteers a hand," recognizes volunteers’ role in advancing peaceful societies and sustainable development.

Prop HHH: A Victory for Compassion in Solving Homelessness

Compassion and understanding won in Los Angeles with the passage of Prop HHH on Nov. 8. Voters overwhelmingly approved the measure, designed to end chronic homelessness by providing permanent supportive housing for the 28,000 homeless people living in Los Angeles.

“In an election cycle filled with polarization, the enthusiastic confirmation of Prop HHH shows the power of what can happen when people come together to understand that human compassion is needed to solve human problems,” said Elise Buik, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Los Angeles.

Brian Gallagher: A bold new focus for United Way

On Wednesday morning November 9th, I posted two tweets.  One read, “At United Way, we fight for the health, education, and financial stability of Every person in Every community.  We stand ready to work on those terms.”  The other said, “We’re divided!  Healing will happen community by community, not in DC.  Keep the Faith!”  Today, eight days later, I am convinced that it will take the creation of more good jobs and greater community cohesion to begin the healing process and strengthen our communities.


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