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ANN ARBOR, MI (January 8, 2019)- In response to home fires that left families homeless at Hamilton Crossing, United Way of Washtenaw County awarded Eastern Michigan University a $3,000 grant to subsidize the cost of renter’s insurance for Hamilton Crossing residents. This grant will provide renter’s insurance to families to protect their personal property in the event of a fire, theft or natural disaster. “United Way providing the grant will...
ANN ARBOR, MI (January 11, 2019)- United Way of Washtenaw County is pleased to announce two newly elected board members, Justin Bagdady, Bodman PLC lawyer and Jason Gold, trainer for Michigan’s Adverse Childhood Experiences. Justin Bagdady is a lawyer for Bodman PLC in Ann Arbor after spending over five years of practice in Washington D.C. As a result of being a community member of Washtenaw County since 2015, Bodman recently joined the audit...
ANN ARBOR, MI (December 20, 2018) - United Way of Washtenaw County awarded Saline Area Social Service (SASS) a $5,000 grant to support the basic needs of the individuals and families they serve. In Washtenaw County, a gap persists between those who are financially secure and those who are living ‘on the brink.’ “Although one of the most affluent counties in Michigan—nearly one third of households report an annual income greater than $100,000--...
ANN ARBOR, MI (December 3, 2018) – The University of Michigan Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs has been selected by the United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) Women United  group as the 2019 Woman of the Year. Dr. Pierce will be honored at the UWWC’s Power of the Purse event on March 14, 2019, at The Kensington Hotel on State Street. “Dr. Pierce exemplifies what the Power of the Purse initiative is about: women taking action to...
ANN ARBOR, MI (November 13, 2018)- United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) announces its grant investments to local programs and initiatives that address racial and socioeconomic inequities in Washtenaw County. These grantees are serving communities of color and individuals and families with lower incomes.  United Way volunteers invested nearly $100,000 in 12 programs, seven of which focus on people in Ypsilanti. These investments are responding...
November 7, 2018   United Way Grant Supports Strategic Planning of Local Nonprofits ANN ARBOR, MI (November 7, 2018) - United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) invested $6,000 to support the strategic planning efforts of four nonprofit organizations in Washtenaw County that provide an array of safety net services to local residents. The strategic planning activities benefited the following organizations: Northfield Human Services, Friends in Deed,...
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI - Washtenaw Coordinated Funders awarded $4.33 million in grants to 36 organizations providing services and programs that address racial and economic inequalities in Washtenaw County.     The grant funding is committed for two fiscal years (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020); with 59 programs funded in the two-year cycle. The Washtenaw Coordinated Funders received more than $8.7 million in requests from area organizations...
ANN ARBOR, MI– United Way of Washtenaw County today announces its investment of $100,000 in local programs to increase the financial stability of women, individuals and families with low incomes, and communities of color. The organization is awarding 12-month grants to six nonprofit agencies. Funded agencies will provide a variety of supports including free tax preparation, financial coaching, transportation, job placement, and literacy tutoring...
Cecilia Fileti has been selected by Women United (formerly the Women’s Leadership Initiative) of the United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) as the 2018 Woman of the Year. Ms. Fileti will be honored at the UWWC’s “Power of the Purse” event on March 14, 2018, at the Kensington Hotel, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Tickets for the event will be available after the first of the year at uwgive.org. “Cecilia has touched so many lives throughout her...

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