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United Way USA, based in Alexandria, Virginia, is a non-profit organization that works with more than 1,200 local United Way offices throughout the country as well as offices in Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands in a coalition of charitable organizations to pool efforts in fundraising and support. The focus of United Way is identifying and resolving pressing community issues, as well as making measurable changes in the communities through partnerships with schools, government agencies, businesses, organized labor, financial institutions, community development corporations, voluntary and neighborhood associations, the faith community, and others. The issues United Way offices focus on are determined locally because of the diversity of the communities served. However, the main focus areas include education, income and health. Visit United Way in the United States

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Spirit of America Award

In celebration of its 125th anniversary, United Way Worldwide recognized Procter & Gamble (P&G) with the 2012 Spirit of America award for philanthropy, volunteer efforts and community impact. Continue reading »

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Global Resident Fellows Graduate and New Class Announced

Established in 2008 by Lilly Endowment, the Global Resident Fellows Program was created to identify, engage and develop the next generation of worldwide United Way leaders. The program offers a year-long leadership development journey through various events and activities led by United Way Worldwide and external thought leaders including on-the-job cross-functional projects, cross-cultural awareness, action-learning projects, mentoring and discussions with United Way thought leaders around the world. Continue reading »

Lessons of Global Resident Fellows Impact Local Communities

Heath Niemeyer has worked for United Way since 2007 and currently serves as the Director of Resource Development at United Way of Tarrant County, Fort Worth, Texas. One of 26 United Way leaders representing 14 languages and ten countries, Heath is a recent graduate of the Global Resident Fellows Program, where he acknowledges that being exposed to and working with different cultures, approaches and points of view has helped strengthen his ability to address local priorities and programs. Continue reading »