Latest Media Coverage

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7.17.19
Child refugees get classroom experience ahead of new school year
-WAVE3

7.8.19
On My Way Pre-K offers opportunities to Southern Indiana families. Program has expanded to all 92 counties in Indiana
-News and Tribune

7.1.19
Free tax preparation for residents filing past due returns
-The Lane Report

6.27.19
New Kentucky law gives more rights to new and expecting mothers in the workplace
-WDRB

6.17.19
AMPED tech training provides skills, job prospects (and hope) through JPMorgan Chase Advancing Cities Grant with help from Metro United Way
-Insider Louisville

6.14.19
CommUNITY Champion: Louisville mother creates program to give children tools they need to succeed
-WLKY

6.12.19
Three Louisville agencies win grants from USA TODAY Network program
-Courier Journal

6.11.19
Metro United Way holding video contest for teens to win ‘Hamilton’ tickets
-WDRB

6.7.19
Metro United Way named one of four honorees in the inaugural Best in HR awards – part of Business First’s 2019 Best Places to Work in Greater Louisville program.
-Louisville Business First

6.6.19
Local nonprofit leaders discuss changing landscape of Louisville’s philanthropy
-Insider Louisville

6.5.19
Independence Bank President Louis Straub: Planning for the future, living in the moment
“Louis served as the 2018 chair for the Metro United Way (MUW) annual community campaign, helping raise $26.3MM for the year…”
-Insider Louisville

5.30.19
GUEST COMMENT: Louisville must work differently to create change
-Louisville Business First

5.24.19
People to know education: Amy Neal, Vice President of Early Childhood Success for Metro United Way
-Louisville Business First

5.22.19
Humana Foundation awards $2M+ to Louisville nonprofits through community relations program
-The Lane Report

5.18.19
‘Sleep Tight’ project builds 50 beds for 50 kids in need
Shepherdsville Elementary School partnered with Louisville’s Metro United Way to build beds for those in need.
-WAVE3

5.16.19
NFIRST LOOK: Norton Commons debuts new home tour — here’s a peek inside
All proceeds from the home tour will go to Metro United Way.
Theresa Reno-Weber, president and CEO of Metro United Way, said she has some ambitious goals for the home tour. “Norton Commons’ last home show raised more than $86,000 in ticket sales for charity,” Reno-Weber said in the release. “We hope to exceed that number this year, which will enable us to expand our efforts in early childhood success, youth success, financial independence and healthy lives.”
-Louisville Business First

5.16.19
Norton Commons features new homes and artists during their annual event
All proceeds benefit Metro United Way.
-WDRB

5.15.19
Organizers preparing for Norton Commons Tour and Design show
All proceeds benefit the Louisville Metro United Way.
-WLKY

5.15.19
Yum! Brands demonstrates commitment to philanthropy by connecting employees with local nonprofits
-Insider Louisville

4.24.19
Mayor’s 2019 Give A Day Week breaks last year’s record with more than 235,000 volunteers and acts of compassion
-LouisvilleKY.gov

4.24.19
South Louisville Community Ministries gives needed assistance
“We are part of the new United Community referral network just announced by Metro United Way. Instead of just handing someone a flyer and saying you need to get to this place across town and I hope that works out for you, we are having a conversation–Can you get there at that time? Do you have child care? Our referral is a warm hand-off, not just a piece of paper.”
-Insider Louisville

4.18.19
Louisville receives $3 million investment for outreach in low-income communities
-WHAS11

4.18.19
Louisville awarded $3 million grant aimed at providing more resources to lower-income neighborhoods
-WLKY

4.18.19
JPMorgan Chase announces first winning cities in $500 million AdvancingCities initiative
-FOX Business

4.18.19
Chicago and Miami are among 5 cities getting a $15 million boost from JPMorgan Chase. It announced the winners of its first contest for $3 million over three years: Chicago, Louisville, Miami, San Diego, and Syracuse.
-Business Insider

4.18.19
JPMorgan Chase Announces $15 million for AdvancingCities Challenge Winners
Chicago, Louisville, Miami, San Diego and Syracuse awarded $3 million each for creative solutions to drive inclusive growth through collaboration among civic, business and community leaders
-Business Wire

4.18.19
Louisville gets $3 million grant from JPMorgan Chase
-Louisville Business First

4.18.19
JPMorgan Chase Advancing Cities awards Louisville $3M for use in expanding economic opportunity
-The Lane Report

4.18.19
Louisville nonprofits to get $3M grant from JPMorgan for high-tech skills training
-Insider Louisville

4.18.19
Louisville wins $3 million to help people gain job skills and financial security
-Courier Journal

4.15.19
Volunteers join together to spruce up VOA Freedom House
-WAVE3

4.9.19
United Community digital platform to help provide services for Louisville residents in need
-WDRB

4.9.19
Metro United Way, businesses, agencies team up to create digital platform for care – United Community
Theresa Reno-Weber, Metro United Way president and CEO, said the new digital platform allows it to “streamline services, ensure quick appropriate solutions for personalized needs, and improve health, education and well-being.”
-Louisville Business First

4.9.19
United Community platform to connect Louisville residents with needed services
-Insider Louisville

4.5.19
Building BLOCS in Louisville is essential to student’s success in the future
-Courier-Journal

3.27.19
Mayor Greg Fischer kicks off Give A Day week of service
-WHAS11

3.27.19
Mayor rallies community for eighth annual Give A Day Week of Service, April 13-20
-LouisvilleKY.gov

3.25.19
Norton Commons Tour of Homes & Design Show
May 18 – June 2 event will feature 12 unique homes and interior designs, with ticket proceeds to benefit Metro United Way.
-Kentucky Monthly

3.22.19
A Mission to Build a Bed for Every Child
-Today’s Woman

3.21.19
#FacebookDown Or Not, Why Your Nonprofit Should Be On Twitter
-Forbes

3.21.19
Fighting human trafficking, domestic violence and opening doors for Louisville women
-Courier-Journal

3.15.19
People to know nonprofits: Adria Johnson
-Louisville Business First

3.12.19
Pregnant women would have the right to request “modest” accommodations on the job, such as more frequent breaks or lighter duties under a bill that cleared a House Committee on Tuesday.
-Courier Journal

3.4.19
SES Project to help build 50 new beds for those in need
Article – Part 1 | Article – Part 2
-The Pioneer News

2.15.19
Here’s how the Humana Foundation is working to improve your health
-Courier Journal

2.8.19
IUS study shows local need for affordable, high-quality early education
-News and Tribune

2.4.19
Initiative aims to address affordable housing crisis in Southern Indiana
-News and Tribune

2.1.19
United Community: No Wrong Door
“There are too many people who are negatively affected by social and economic factors that limit their overall well-being,” said Theresa Reno-Weber, president and CEO of Metro United Way. “United Community affords us the chance to address this reality and become known as a leading community that uses technology and collaboration to connect people with the services they need. It’ll be easier for people to get what they need when they need it. United Community makes it easy to meet multiple needs of individuals and families across sectors, and ultimately track their experience to measurable outcomes.”
-Medical News – The business of healthcare

1.28.19
City officials announce free tax help for low-income residents
-WHAS11

1.28.19
Louisville program offers free tax help to qualifying residents
-WDRB

1.24.19
Meals and bill assistance offered to federal workers in Louisville
-WDRB

1.21.19
‘We have gone back to business as usual’
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Stated Clerk recalls Poor People’s Campaign, other King legacies

-Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) Presbyterian Mission

1.21.19
Jeffersonville event lends hand to furloughed workers
Food, services offered Sunday as salve for residents affected by shutdown

-News and Tribune

1.10.19
Duplicator Sales & Service helps Metro United Way with its mission
-Insider Louisville

1.9.19
Citizens Union Bank has great fun raising money for Metro United Way
-Insider Louisville

1.3.19
LG&E and KU giving campaign raises over $2M for nonprofits across Kentucky
-The Lane Report

12.27.18
Metro United Way President & CEO, Theresa Reno-Weber named one of 19 fascinating people in Louisville in 2019
-Courier Journal

12.15.18
Floyd County ranked among most charitable counties in Indiana
-News and Tribune

12.12.18
Man spending 12 days of Christmas in a tent for homeless awareness
It is that time of year again, but Joe Bohannon knows it’s not always merry for everyone.
-WHAS11

12.11.18
Forbes Names United Way Top Charity
Forbes released its list of America’s Top Charities and United Way topped the list of the nation’s 100 largest charities again. Forbes evaluated each charity on several financial-efficiency metrics. Their annual package also includes tips on how to maximize charitable deductions, despite last year’s changes in the tax law.
-Forbes

12.10.18
Shepherdsville men spend 12 nights outside to raise funds, awareness about homelessness
-WAVE3

12.5.18
Metro United Way making dreams come true for children through Build-a-Bed
Metro United led a coalition of volunteers in Southern Indiana to build 150 beds for children without beds. Studies show a strong link between a well-rested child and their scholastic, social and emotional development.
-The Corydon Democrat

12.1.18
Local non-profit builds beds for 150 southern Indiana children in need
180 volunteers built 150 beds for southern Indiana children in need as part of Metro United Way’s Build-a-Bed.
-WHAS11

11.27.18
Giving Tuesday to help BC First Housing
-The Pioneer News

11.26.18
United Way battle benefits Southern Indiana Build-A-Bed program
Metro United Way and Build-a-Build seek to build 150 beds for children in the Southern Indiana this weekend. There’s a direct link between scholastic and emotional development, and a good night’s sleep. This effort focuses on two of Metro United Way’s core pillars, early childhood success and youth success.
-News and Tribune

11.21.18
Ladles of love to help Farmers Feeding Families: Homemakers, United Way soup lunch to help fight food insecurity
-The Sentinel-News

11.19.18
Q&A: Theresa Reno-Weber MPP ’08
-Harvard Alumni

11.16.18
The difficult decisions facing Warren Buffett’s son – and why he was in Louisville
-Louisville Business First

10.12.18
2 appointed to United Way of Kentucky Board of Directors
-The Lane Report

10.4.18
Beckett’s revelation to feed homeless turns into winner for whole county
-The Pioneer News

9.18.18
By connecting non-profit resources, Metro United Way seeks to impact every person in the community
-Insider Louisville

9.13.18
‘On My Way Pre-K’ off to slow start in Floyd County
-Louisville Business First

9.06.18
INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIP: How an entire neighborhood benefited from this collaboration
-Louisville Business First

8.22.18
IN PERSON: Before most people had email, Lesa Seibert saw the tech wave coming
-Louisville Business First

8.16.18
Thanks, Louisville, for investing in our youth outside the classroom, by Theresa Reno-Weber and Marty Pollio.
-Courier Journal

8.16.18
Metro United Way shakes up senior leadership team
-Louisville Business First

8.15.18
‘Beyond the Shop’ offers mental education to young men and adults
-WLKY

8.9.2018
Pollio holds back-to-school community conversation, addresses state audit
-WAVE3

8.9.2018
JCPS superintendent says district’s response to state takeover is ‘imminent’
-WDRB

8.9.2018
JCPS superintendent: Counteroffer being sent to state is ‘imminent’
-WLKY

8.9.2018
Pollio: ‘Agreement proposal’ in hands of attorneys
-WHAS11

7.28.2018
Volunteers renovate South Louisville home for homeless veteran
-WHAS11

7.28.2018
Louisville Volunteers working to create home for homeless veteran
-WDRB

7.24.2018
WAVE 3 News Guest Editorial – July 24, 2018: Transition to Kindergarten
-WAVE3

7.16.2018
Stimulating the senses: Playground specially designed for Clarksville facility
-News and Tribune

7.13.2018
Announcing: 2018 Partners in Philanthropy
-Louisville Business First

6.27.2018
Metro United Way Announces Co-Chairs For 2018 Community Campaign
-The Voice-Tribune

6.27.2018
Volunteer groups getting schooled on Medicaid waiver
-Insider Louisville

6.20.2018
‘Racial Equity Here’ Commitment Launched to End Structural Racism
-Philanthropy News Digest

6.13.2018
Farmers Feeding Families aims to help food insecurity
-The Sentinel-News

6.4.2018
Will businesses support Kentucky’s Medicaid overhaul?
-Insider Louisville

6.4.2018
Celebrate Good Times From The Metro United Way
-The Pioneer News

5.30.2018
Metro United Way Affects More Than 250,000 Lives with a $21.2 Million Investment in the Region
-The Voice-Tribune

5.29.2018
WAVE 3 News Editorial – May 29, 2018: Accolades
-Wave3

5.23.2018
Events celebrate United Way’s impact in Southern Indiana
-News and Tribune

4.24.2018
The Next Louisville: Why West Louisville’s Poverty Doesn’t Define It
-89.3 WFPL

4.2.2018
IU Southeast event to take on school safety
-News and Tribune

3.29.2018
Grow with Google seeks to equip Kentuckians with tech skills
-WHAS11

3.28.2018
Unbridled Charitable Foundation, Inc. Recognizes 16 Charities with Proceeds from Derby Eve Gala
-The Voice-Tribune

3.23.2018
People On The Move: John Blair, Chief Brand Officer at Metro United Way
-Louisville Business First

3.22.2018
New LouieConnect App Aims To Better Connect People With Resources
-WFPL

3.20.2018
New report says after-school programs in Louisville are on the rise
-WDRB

3.20.2018
We asked nonprofit professionals: ‘How do you see the face of philanthropy changing in Louisville over the next few years?’
-Louisville Business First

3.3.2018
Here’s how you can help Louisville flood victims and volunteer with cleanup crews
-Courier Journal

2.27.2018
Louisville’s fifth Financial Empowerment Summit to be held March 7
-The Lane Report

2.26.2018
Mayor Fischer rallies Louisville for 7th annual “Give A Day” Week of Service, April 14-22
-LouisvilleKy.gov

2.26.2018
Grow with Google tour is coming to Louisville
-Louisville Business First

2.20.2018
How free outdoor pantries are helping solve the hunger crisis in Bullitt County
-Courier Journal

2.08.2018
POV | Darts and Laurels
“The first Laurel goes to Metro United Way…”
-WDRB

1.25.2018
Editorial: Metro United Way hits $1 billion in donations
-Courier Journal

1.22.2018
Monday Business Briefing: Metro United Way hits two big targets
-Insider Louisville

1.19.2018
Metro United Way hits unprecedented goal, raises 45.8 percent more than 2016
-Louisville Business First

1.5.2018
The cold isn’t stopping just yet. Here’s how to stay safe – and warm – in Louisville
-Courier Journal

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