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Metro United Way Receives Record $20 Million from Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

The investment recognizes organization’s work to address systemic barriers, build racial equity, and advance opportunity for all through education and financial independence
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2.22.21

Metro United Way’s Chief Equity Officer, Daryle Unseld joins Dawne Gee on WAVE Country to promote Beyond Buzzwords with Dr. Robin DiAngelo.
-WAVE Country with Dawne Gee, WAVE3

2.18.21
Can the new Group Violence Intervention program rein in Louisville’s runaway gun deaths?
-The Courier Journal

2.11.21
House advances bill realigning felony theft threshold
-Forward Kentucky

2.10.21
Giving up on integration? Why JCPS is breaking its rules for diversity in schools
-The Courier Journal

2.8.21
Meet the leaders participating in Business First’s 2021 Mentoring Monday event
-Louisville Business First

2.4.21
Release: Theresa Reno-Weber stepping down as Metro United Way President and CEO after hitting major milestones

2.4.21
Metro United Way president and CEO to step down after more than 4 years at helm
-The Courier Journal

2.4.21
Metro United Way President/CEO Theresa Reno-Weber Stepping Down
-Spectrum News

2.4.21
Theresa Reno-Weber talks about her plans to leave Metro United Way
-Louisville Business First

2.4.21
Free Tax Prep Is Available To Some Louisville Residents. Here’s Where To Find It
-Spectrum News

2.4.21
Volunteers offering free tax preparation services for eligible Louisville residents starting Monday
-WDRB

2.4.21
City announces free tax prep service for eligible Louisville residents
-WAVE3

1.28.21
Survey: Childcare issues leading Kentucky parents to change jobs
-The Lane Report

1.26.21
Louisville launches $10M program to help people behind on utility bills
-WLKY

1.26.21
$10M bill assistance program launched in Louisville
-WAVE3

1.19.21
Groups urge state to move child care providers up vaccine priority list
-WTVQ

1.18.21
Louisville Rev. Charles Elliott honors friend, Martin Luther King Jr., with annual rally
-The Courier Journal

1.8.21
GUEST COMMENT: The path to an equitable business community
By Daryle Unseld

-Louisville Business First

12.23.20
Boxes of Love packs thousands of meals for families across Greater Louisville
-WAVE3

12.19.20
Metro United Way, Goodwill Industries receive millions from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott
-WHAS11

12.17.20
Metro United Way gets record $20 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott
-WDRB

12.17.20
Metro United Way is getting millions from a billionaire philanthropist
-Louisville Business First

12.17.20
MacKenzie Scott gives to another Louisville nonprofit: $20 million to Metro United Way
-WLKY

12.15.20
384 Ways to Help
-Mackenzie-Scott.Medium.com

12.15.20
MacKenzie Scott Announces $4.2 Billion More in Charitable Giving
-New York Times

12.15.20
MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, says she gave $4.2 billion to charity
-CBS News

12.15.20
MacKenzie Scott gives away $4.1 billion in pandemic charity spree
-NBC News

12.15.20
MacKenzie Scott reveals she has given away nearly $4.2 billion in the last four months
-CNBC

12.15.20
MacKenzie Scott is giving away her $60 billion fortune at a record pace
-Fortune

12.15.20
MacKenzie Scott Gives Away $4.2 Billion in Four Months
-Bloomberg

12.15.20
MacKenzie Scott donates $4.2B to organizations helping under-resourced, marginalized groups
-USA Today

12.15.20
Mackenzie (Bezos) Scott Announces She’s Donated $4.1 Billion To 384 Groups In Recent Months
-Forbes

12.13.20
Two Vital Organizations Helping Kentuckians During the Pandemic
-KET Connections

12.12.20
Local Imagination Library chapters seeking more children for free books
-News and Tribune

12.10.20
Opinion: We may not be able to rid the world of racism, but we can mitigate its impact
-The Courier Journal

12.10.20
U.S. Bank Good Truck rolls into Louisville to help distribute items to those in need
WAVE3 coverage
WLKY coverage

12.3.20
Community-led research project sheds light on racial gaps in Louisville
-WLKY

12.2.20
Shelby County Community Foundation: A force for good
-The Sentinel-News

12.1.20
Local organizations hope GivingTuesday donations inject meaningful dollars into the community
-WAVE3

11.30.20
How To Support Racial Justice, Diversity and Activism This Week In Louisville (11/30)
-Leo Weekly

11.30.20
Metro United Way hosting friendly competition for Giving Tuesday
Whether you’re in Jefferson, Oldham, Bullitt or Shelby County, you can give back to your community on Dec. 1.
-WHAS11

11.19.20
‘Bikes or Bust’ drive looks to help families in need during the holidays
-WHAS11

11.19.20
Radio host living on lift to support bike donations for children
-WAVE3

11.6.20
Free bikes for the holidays for children in Kentucky and Indiana
-WAVE3

10.22.20
Becoming the Village: Local Organizations Supporting Students
-Today’s Woman

10.21.20
New partnership incubated by Metro United Way aims to bolster Louisville’s Black community
-Louisville Business First

10.9.20
GE Appliances delivers over 1,000 backpacks to Jefferson County students
-WLKY

10.9.20
GE Appliances employees stuff 1,000 backpacks for JCPS students
-WDRB

10.6.20
Community Foundation announces $240,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.
-News and Tribune

9.24.20
Louisville’s Metro United Way wants community to come together
-The Courier Journal

9.23.20
U.S. Bank donates $5 million to local communities as part of Rebuild and Transform Fund
-USBank.com

9.15.20
Metro United Way program helps with financial empowerment (part 1)
Metro United Way program helps with financial empowerment (part 2)
-WHAS11 Great Day Live

9.14.20
Kentuckians in Final Stretch to Complete U.S. Census Forms
-Public News Service

9.14.20
Republic Bank creates diversity position, makes hire from JCPS
-Louisville Business First

9.8.20
Yvette Gentry named interim chief of LMPD
-Louisville Business First

9.8.20
Community leaders react to new interim LMPD chief
-WAVE3

9.2.20
KFC, Yum! to spend $6M in Louisville to advance ‘equity and opportunity’
-WDRB

8.28.20
Work To Be Done 100 Years After Suffrage
-Spectrum News

8.26.20
This Week In Conversation: Unexpected Consequences Of COVID-19, featuring MUW Chief Development Officer, David Lopez
-WFPL

8.25.20
The collective power of women should not be ignored in 2020. Here’s how to lend your voice
-Courier-Journal

8.18.20
Louisville groups hosting school supply drive Aug. 22
-WHAS11

8.18.20
New Little Free Library Box dedicated
-WAVE3

8.17.20
Column: Lawmakers should lift ban on Pell grants so more colleges can work with corrections
-WAVE3

8.7.20
MUW, CUB team up to help first-time homebuyers
Will offer classes to help navigate common hurdles
-The Sentinel-News

8.3.20
After 171 years, St Joe’s prepares for its first-ever virtual picnic
WAVE3’s David Mattingly spoke with Metro United Way Chief Development Officer, David Lopez, about how MUW has adjusted during these times, including with our “Giving Tuesday Now” efforts.
-WAVE3

7.29.20
United Way, UPS announces new efforts to combat human trafficking
-WAVE3

7.29.20
United Way, UPS team up for new program to battle human trafficking
-WDRB

7.29.20
Louisville to Pilot United Way Anti-Human Trafficking Effort
-Spectrum News 1

7.29.20
UPS and Metro United Way join to fight human trafficking in Louisville and other cities
-Courier-Journal

7.28.20
Kindergarten Kickoff Will Prepare Soon-to-Be Students
-Spectrum News 1

7.23.20
Parents stressed about child care, groups push for federal support
-WTVQ

7.22.20
Market Review | A lot to love in Louisville
Vibrant culture plus business-friendly environment equals a great place to live and work
-The Lane Report

7.9.20
HCCF grant gives food pantry needed boost
-Corydon Democrat

6.28.20
Youth service organization RAK Louisville collects snack kits for kids
-WLKY

6.15.20
Metro United Way picks Louisville CEO to lead community investment efforts
-Louisville Business First

6.15.20
How To Support Racial Justice and Diversity This Week In Louisville (6/15)
-LEO Weekly

6.12.20
Groups launch Kentucky resource hub for those leaving incarceration
-The Lane Report

6.9.20
Survey: Some Kentucky child care providers will close without federal aid increase
-WDRB

6.4.20
Community donates supplies to Metro United Way for peaceful protests
-WAVE3

6.2.20
Volunteers in Louisville hit the streets to share joy amid protests
-WDRB

6.2.20
SEE IT: Louisville football players help clean downtown amid continued protests
-Courier-Journal

6.2.20
Streets of downtown Louisville cleaned after protests
-WAVE3

5.21.20
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Support for one another during the pandemic inspirational
-News and Tribune

5.20.20
MUW, community up relief effort
-The Sentinel-News

5.18.20
Metro Louisville begins accepting applications for COVID-19 Relief Fund for non-profits
-WDRB

5.18.20
Doing the right thing: Alums offer Class of 2020 advice on the value and future of a career giving back to communities, featuring Theresa Reno-Weber
-The Harvard Gazette

5.14.20
SILVER LININGS: UPS helps fund potential coronavirus breakthrough
-Louisville Business First

5.1.20
United Way makes funding available for nonprofits
-The Sentinel-News

4.29.20
COVID-19 relief grant open to non-profit agencies
-News and Tribune

4.27.20
2020 Enterprising Women: Theresa Reno-Weber
-Louisville Business First

4.21.20
Indiana coronavirus update: Clark, Floyd, Harrison counties receive $1.4 million grant
Metro United Way will receive a $1.4 million grant that will be used to support COVID-19 relief efforts by organizations in Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties. The grant is awarded by Lilly Endowment, in partnership with Indiana United Ways.
-Courier-Journal

4.17.20
Louisville leaders ask for donations as COVID-19 response fund dries up
-WAVE3

4.14.20
Fiscal Court partnering with Metro United Way for coronavirus relief fund
-The Oldham Era

4.13.20
Theresa Reno-Weber: ‘We’re a community with tremendous heart’
-Louisville Business First

4.2.20
One Louisville: COVID-19 Response fund a rare example of ‘going fast together’
-Louisville Business First

3.31.20
UofL students mobilize food delivery to senior citizens during COVID-19 outbreak
-UofL News

3.31.20
Broad coalition, including conservative groups, calls for Beshear to reduce inmate numbers
-Courier-Journal

3.29.20
Hurt by havoc of COVID-19, Kentuckiana nonprofits need help
-WDRB

3.19.20
COVID-19 relief fund created for Louisville, donors sought
-WLKY

3.19.20
Louisville mayor announces response fund for those affected by coronavirus outbreak
-WDRB

3.18.20
Louisville To Offer $1,000 Payments To Households In Need Due To Coronavirus
-WFPL

3.13.20
20 People to Know in Nonprofits: Dulce Solorio
-Louisville Business First

2.28.20
WAVE 3 Listens Live! Census Awareness Week Feb 28, 2020
-WAVE3

2.14.20
Opinion: How investing in preschool and child care will grow Kentucky’s economy. By Metro United Way President & CEO, Theresa Reno-Weber and CEO & President of GLI, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom.
-Courier-Journal

2.14.20
Make Ends Meet: Filing taxes quickly & correctly through Metro United Way’s 211
-WAVE3

2.3.20
An abandoned house was completely renovated for a homeless veteran, and his reaction to the surprise will warm your heart
-Insider

1.28.20
Homeless No More, Marine Veteran Receives Keys to New Home
-Spectrum News

1.28.20
LG&E pledges $2 million to community nonprofits in 2020
-WHAS11

1.27.20
Volunteers spend months rehabbing house for homeless Louisville veteran
-WDRB

1.20.20
More than 100 W.E.B. Dubois Academy students headed to Washington, D.C.
-WLKY

1.17.20
Championship boxer Carlos Dixon participates in day of service honoring Muhammad Ali
-WLKY

1.17.20
Muhammad Ali Center observing champ’s birthday by honoring his legacy of giving back
-WDRB

1.17.20
Hundreds give back in honor of Ali’s 78th birthday
Ali’s birthday has been coined as The Greatest Give Back
-WHAS11

1.17.20
Volunteerism embodies Muhammad Ali on his 78th birthday
-WAVE3

1.15.20
Muhammad Ali Center to host events celebrating boxer’s birthday, MLK Day
-WDRB

Latest News Releases

For media inquiries contact Taylor Mankle at taylor.mankle@metrounitedway.org

7.8.20
METRO UNITED WAY INVITES NEW COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO DRIVE IMPACT AND INNOVATION AROUND CRITICAL NEEDS
Nonprofits Eligible for Funding to Address Gaps in Wealth, Education and Other Persistent Inequities

6.15.20
METRO UNITED WAY ANNOUNCES GE APPLIANCES CEO KEVIN NOLAN AS COMMUNITY INVESTMENT CHAIR
Nolan to Lead Investment Initiatives Across the Region

5.26.2020
$1.4 Million Grant Expanded to Support Critical Metal Health Services and PPE Procurement
Southern Indiana Counties Received Grant to Address COVID-19 Relief Efforts

5.13.2020
JEFFERSON COUNTY TO RECEIVE MORE THAN $800K TO FUND EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAMS
Metro United Way Awarded Funding by Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program and the CARES Acts

4.30.2020
METRO UNITED WAY PARTICIPATES IN #GIVINGTUESDAYNOW
Global Day of Giving Benefits Lives Touched by COVID-19 Pandemic
and Celebrates Strength in Community

4.29.2020
METRO UNITED WAY ISSUES RFP FOR COVID-19 ECONOMIC RELIEF INITIATIVE GRANT IN SOUTHERN INDIANA
RFP Open to Nonprofit Agencies Serving Floyd, Clark, and Harrison Counties

4.29.2020
Southern Indiana Counties to Receive $1.4 Million Grant to Address COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Metro United Way Awarded Economic Relief Grant by Lilly Endowment Inc. through Indiana United Ways

4.21.2020
METRO UNITED WAY ISSUES RFP FOR COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDS IN GREATER LOUISVILLE
RFP Open to Nonprofit Agencies in Oldham, Shelby, and Bullitt County

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