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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...
The United Way of Washtenaw County’s (UWWC) Board of Directors launched a pilot initiative in 2015 to increase the financial stability of individuals and families with low incomes. Annual grants totaling $100,000 to local human service organizations are a core component of this initiative. Grants will provide one-time support for programs, projects or initiatives that prioritize women, individuals and families with low incomes, communities of...
United Way of Washtenaw County offers free tax return service as part of initiative to increase financial stability of  working individuals & families with low to moderate incomes  Free tax preparation assistance is available to Washtenaw County taxpayers with low to moderate incomes through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Managed locally by United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC), VITA is a national IRS program providing...
We’re excited to announce a new connection to make it easier for local organizations to recruit volunteers from our community:    In addition to the existing connection between United Way of Washtenaw County’s (UWWC) Volunteer Washtenaw and University of Michigan (UM) Ginsberg Center’s Connect to Community, Eastern Michigan University’s (EMU) VISION Volunteer Center has a new volunteer portal: Volunteer Connection.     Combined Volunteer Portals...
United Way of Washtenaw County awarded 24 local students with a varsity letter from their local high school in recognition of outstanding community service during the school year at an awards ceremony held on June 2, 2017. The Varsity Letter in Community Service recognizes high school students for their outstanding volunteer work during the year by presenting them with a high school specific varsity letter in community service. Students...
Macro View of Nonprofits as BusinessesWhen: Thursday, May 11, 6-7:30pm This presentation will address the priorities of nonprofit organizations and their financial well-being, including staff and target populations. This session will seek to increase awareness and business sense in a financial lens. This workshop presented in partnership with the National Association of Social Workers-Michigan Chapter. (1.5 Social Work CEU's available) Presenter...
We were pleased and proud to honor these outstanding individuals and companies that served United Way of Washtenaw County! They were honored in person at our Annual Celebration on April 12, 2017. See photos of all of our award winners online here. Guenzel AwardLori Pierce and Tony Denton The Robert Guenzel award recognizes someone who has made or is making a difference in Washtenaw County. Some of the traits and qualities that the award...
April 6, 2017 (Ann Arbor, MI) – In just a year since its inception, United Way of Washtenaw County’s Mobile Financial Resource Team (MFRT) has made award winning progress toward financial stability for Washtenaw County residents.  Michigan Works! selected MFRT as the “Outstanding Workforce Development Program” and will formally recognize their work at the upcoming Michigan Works! Impact Awards reception on April 7.   The Michigan Works! Impact...
Protect Health Care The proposal released by Congress contains many changes that are likely to harm Michigan families.     We support any effort that improves the quality and affordability of health care, but the reality of this proposal is that it will do the opposite. The plan dramatically reduces health care funding for those who need it most, putting 400,000 Michigan residents at risk and shifting higher costs onto seniors. This issue is...
This year the United Way of Washtenaw County is encouraging Michigan residents to “check off” for the United Way Fund on Michigan tax returns. Tax form 4642 (Voluntary Contributions Schedule) will allow people to donate all or part of their 2016 Michigan tax return to the United Way Basic Needs Fund, a fund that helps individuals and families meet basic needs. By donating all or part of your state tax refund to the United Way Fund, you are...

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