Latest Media Coverage

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4.26.22
Lamar Jackson, Teddy Bridgewater returning to Louisville for wellness day
-WAVE3

4.19.22
Lamar Jackson, Teddy Bridgewater return to Louisville for Derby City Reunion Weekend
-Courier Journal

4.13.22
City aims to expand access to child care facilities by loosening zoning restrictions
-WFPL

4.13.22
Metro United Way makes executive team hire from JCPS
-Louisville Business First

4.13.22
Release: Metro United Way Names Robert E. Gunn Jr. Chief Impact Officer

4.11.22
Report: Expectant mothers need equitable access to prenatal care in Jefferson County
Adria Johnson, president and CEO of Metro United Way, said for children to grow into successful adults, they need a supportive early foundation.
-WHAS11

4.5.22
Bill uses state money to fully fund child care costs for some low-, middle-income households in Kentucky
-WDRB

4.4.22
Five on the Rise: Adria Johnson – Louisville Business First
-Louisville Business First

3.29.22
Humana Foundation investing $5.5M in health equity efforts, including in Louisville
-Louisville Business First

3.28.22
Louisville lines up several activities for National Youth Violence Prevention Week
-WDRB

3.21.22
UK signee earns Miss Basketball honors; Mr. Basketball will go to EKU
Ralph Beard Lifetime Achievement Award: Phil Bond, Manual, University of Louisville, CFO at Metro United Way of Louisville.
-Lexington Herald-Leader

3.17.22
Opportunity Louisville: Welcome to the first in a series of 2022 special reports
-Louisville Business First

3.17.22
Metro Council eases restrictions on where Louisville child care centers can operate
-Courier Journal

3.15.22
Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Kentucky Labor Steps Up to the Plate to Help Communities
-AFL-CIO Blog

3.14.22
Commentary: Educational opportunities are critical to fighting Kentucky’s high recidivism rate
-Northern Kentucky Tribune

3.10.22
Labor steps up to the plate to help communities
-Forward Kentucky

3.9.22
Mayor Fischer extends Give a Day community service program to full month
-WAVE3

3.2.22
‘Ya Lift’ program seeks to help young adults in 3 Louisville neighborhoods with high poverty rates
-WLKY

3.2.22
Metro Board of Health discusses city’s child care provider shortage
-WAVE3

3.2.22
Indiana museum commemorates 10th anniversary of deadly tornado outbreak
-WHAS11

2.28.22
Meet our 5 on the Rise — business leaders set to make waves in 2022: Adria Johnson, CEO, Metro United Way
-Louisville Business First

2.25.22
Guaranteed income programs are expanding across the nation. What can Louisville expect?
-Courier Journal

2.24.22
Making Black History: Adria Johnson has a proven ability to lead as President & CEO for Metro United Way
-Louisville Defender Newspaper

2.24.22
Carter joined Metro United Way to give back to his Community (Page 3)
-Louisville Defender Newspaper

2.24.22
10 Best Women CEO’s of 2021: Adria Johnson, President & CEO at Metro United Way
-Industry Era Women Leaders

2.23.22
FROM THE TOP: Mentoring Monday executives on the most valuable advice
-Louisville Business First

2.22.22
More food, less stress: What Louisville can expect from its guaranteed income pilot
-Spectrum News 1

2.16.22
February 2022 events calendar: 60+ things to do around Louisville this week
Top February 2022 events: Metro United Way’s Beyond Buzzwords
-Courier Journal

2.15.22
The United 46: One Year Later
-Medium.com

2.14.22
Meet your mentor: Here are the local mentors for Mentoring Monday 2022
-Louisville Business First

2.11.22
Louisville to pay some residents $500 a month through guaranteed income program
-WAVE3

2.11.22
Louisville Metro Is Handing Out $500 A Month, No Strings Attached As Part Of A Guaranteed Income Pilot Program
-LEO Weekly

2.11.22
Young adults hoping to be selected for Louisville’s guaranteed income program
-Spectrum News

2.11.22
$500 a month for a year, no strings attached | Who’s eligible for Louisville’s guaranteed income program?
-WHAS

2.11.22
New Louisville program will pay select youth $500 a month to help with financial independence
-WLKY

2.11.22
Louisville pilot program guarantees some young adults will receive basic income payments for one year
-WFPL

2.11.22
Louisville launches guaranteed income program with ‘no strings attached’
-WDRB

2.11.22
$500 a month and no strings attached. Louisville launches guaranteed income program
-Courier Journal

2.11.22
TOPS CARES: Metro United Way
-TOPS Louisville

2.4.22
Louisville Metro Council launches first-ever Women’s Caucus to focus on gender equity
-WFPL

1.24.22
Louisville Metro councilwoman aiming to ease restrictions on in-home day cares amid shortage
-WDRB

1.18.22
WAVE Country’s Dawne Gee interviews Metro United Way President & CEO, Adria Johnson (interview begins at 5:45)
-WAVE Country with Dawne Gee

1.14.22
Metro United Way’s new leader pushes equity in philanthropy
-WDRB

1.11.22
Metro United Way President & CEO, Adria Johnson, interviewed on WAVE3 News (interview begins at 8:30)
-WAVE3 News

1.12.22
Ottersbach leads Metro United Way’s Indiana mission (Page 30)
-Southern Indiana Business, Jan/Feb 2022 issue

1.11.22
More child care, more food justice: These groups seek Louisville’s next round of ARP funds
-Courier Journal

1.10.22
‘Champion of Service’ virtual event honors Muhammad Ali for his 80th birthday. What to know
-Courier Journal

1.7.22
Muhammad Ali 80th birthday to be marked with virtual event
-AP News

1.3.22
WHAS11 Great Day Live: New Metro United Way CEO Shares New Vision

12.24.21
Volunteers team up to pack food, love into boxes for Kentucky families in need during Christmas
-WLKY

12.24.21
Coalition of representatives, nonprofits push Louisville to expand child care options
-WFPL

12.23.21
‘Boxes of Love’ food drive feeds thousands of people in Kentucky, Southern Indiana
-WAVE3

12.20.21
Parents worry as monthly child tax credit payments could come to an end
-WAVE3

12.16.21
Floyd County Commissioners award $1 million to local nonprofits
-News and Tribune

12.14.21
UofL, partners awarded Build Back Better grant to boost health tech workforce and innovation
-UofL News

12.6.21
Build a Bed
-News and Tribune

12.3.21
Louisville charity organizations seeking more donations as need increases
-WDRB

12.2.21
Louisville native Jack Harlow makes Forbes’ Under 30 list
-Louisville Business First

11.30.21
Leaders ask for millions in ARP funds to be invested in child care across Louisville Metro
-WLKY

11.27.21
How to give back to Louisville and Southern Indiana charities, nonprofits this Giving Tuesday
-WHAS11

11.22.21
Metro United Way adds to executive staff, including new C-suite role
-Louisville Business First

11.18.21
Bikes or Bust! 2 Indiana radio hosts living on a scissor lift to get bikes for kids for Christmas
-WDRB

11.18.21
The Living Wage | Local non-profit working to bridge pay gap
-WHAS11

11.15.21
Thousands of bikes assembled to donate to Louisville families this Christmas
-WAVE3

11.8.21
Louisville wants to let more child care centers open. Advocates say it’s just step one
-Courier Journal

11.1.21
Release: METRO UNITED WAY ANNOUNCES BLACK L.O.V.E. PARTNERSHIP GRANT AWARD RECIPIENTS
Black-Led Social Change Organizations Receive Historic Multi-Year Investments

11.1.21
Sign-ups underway for utility assistance program for low-income Louisville families
-WDRB

10.21.21
Jack Harlow, Bryson Tiller Celebrate Louisville in New Video for ‘Luv Is Dro’
Rapper also announces five-night, five-venue tour of hometown Kentucky city
-Rolling Stone

10.20.21
Live Nation to donate $1 from each Jack Harlow tour ticket sold; benefits Louisville non profits
-WHAS11

10.19.21
Jack Harlow announces 5 consecutive nights of shows later this year in Louisville
Live Nation will donate $1 from each ticket sold for the shows to one of the five Louisville organizations Harlow recently donated to: AMPED, The Center for Women and Families, Grace James Academy, the Louisville Urban League and Metro United Way.
-WDRB

10.8.21
GE looks to give back to Louisville through ‘Blue Wave’ initiative
-WHAS

10.6.21
‘Giving back to Louisville’ | Jack Harlow donates to 5 local organizations
-WDRB

10.6.21
Giving back: Rapper Jack Harlow is donating money to 5 Louisville organizations
-Courier Journal

10.5.21
Louisville rapper Jack Harlow makes donation to 5 hometown organizations
-WHAS

10.5.21
Louisville rapper Jack Harlow donating to 5 hometown organizations: ‘People need hope’
-WLKY

10.4.21
Jack Harlow Donates To Five Louisville Charities, ‘My Career Feels Like A Mission’
-LEO Weekly

10.4.21
Jack Harlow Announces Donations to Local Louisville Organizations: ‘People Need Hope, They Need Love’
-Billboard

10.4.21
Jack Harlow Donates to Local Hometown Organizations, Says Louisville Is ‘Part of My DNA’
-People

10.4.21
Jack Harlow Is Donating to Five Louisville Organizations Close to His Heart
-Complex

9.24.21
Louisville’s Largest Nonprofit Organizations
-Louisville Business First

9.24.21
Forty Under 40: David Lopez
-Louisville Business First

9.20.21
House in Louisville rehabbed, dedicated for homeless veteran
-WDRB

9.16.21
Workforce issues bubble up in Louisville roundtable with U.S. labor secretary
-Louisville Business First

9.13.21
Meet the 2021 WLKY Bell Award recipients
Former MUW board member Deborah Williams has been recognized with a WLKY Bell Award for her work in the community.
-WLKY

9.10.21
COVID-19 fallout drives greater need for assistance in Southern Indiana
-News and Tribune

9.10.21
20 years later: Louisville executives look back on 9/11
-Louisville Business First

9.7.21
Metro United Way launches free reading program for Louisville kindergarten students
-WHAS

9.7.21
Metro United Way kicks off new initiative with free books to encourage Louisville youth to read
-WLKY

9.7.21
Metro United Way’s book giveaway aimed at building home libraries
-WDRB

9.4.21
Executive Insights: Adria Johnson of Metro United Way
-Louisville Business First

9.2.21
Courier Journal partners with Frazier Museum, Ali Center for ‘Racial Reckoning’ series
-Courier Journal

9.1.21
James Graham Brown Foundation hands out nearly $10M in grants
-Louisville Business First

8.28.21
Annual ‘California Day’ brings community resources to west Louisville neighborhood
-WDRB

8.24.21
Release: METRO UNITED WAY ANNOUNCES CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS TO EMPOWER BLACK-LED SOCIAL CHANGE ORGANIZATIONS THROUGH NEW BLACK L.O.V.E. PROGRAM

7.31.21
Metro United Way names new leader
-Louisville Business First

7.31.21
Why businesses should commit to DEI in the workplace
-Louisville Business First

7.31.21
Change hasn’t happened fast enough: Metro United Way evolving its approach to ensure targeted investment
-Louisville Business First

7.30.21
Meet the 2021 Forty Under 40 class
-Louisville Business First

7.29.21
Adria Johnson becomes first Black president of Metro United Way
-WHAS11

7.28.21
WLOU talks with new President and CEO of Metro United Way, Adria Johnson

-WLOU

7.27.21
Meet the Leadership Louisville class of 2022 (PHOTOS)
-Louisville Business First

7.19.21
Metro Budget Committee holds public hearing for American Rescue Plan funding
-WDRB

7.19.21
Public weighs in on how Louisville should spend millions in American Rescue Plan funding
-WLKY

7.15.21
Housing, jobs and transportation: Southern Indiana leaders pitch ways to spend fed funding
-News and Tribune

7.14.21
Child tax credits touted as ‘game changer’ for Louisville families
-WDRB

7.13.21
Release: Additional COVID-19 Relief Coming to Metro United Way

7.12.21
Release: METRO UNITED WAY NAMES ADRIA JOHNSON AS PRESIDENT AND CEO

7.12.21
Louisville native to serve as first Black CEO of Metro United Way
-WDRB

7.12.21
Metro United Way promotes Chief Impact Officer Adria Johnson, will become organization’s first Black CEO
-WAVE3

7.12.21
Metro United Way names first Black CEO, who served as state’s top social services official
-Courier Journal

7.12.21
Metro United Way names Johnson as new President & CEO
-The Lane Report

7.12.21
Release: METRO UNITED WAY OPENS REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL TO ADDRESS FOOD INSECURITY IN SHELBY COUNTY

7.9.21
GE Appliances recognized as a top company for multicultural women
-Louisville Business First

7.5.21
Southern Indiana nonprofit providing free cleaning, baby items this summer
-News and Tribune

6.30.21
GE Appliances Named One of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women
-Business Wire

6.24.21
BEST IN FINANCE: Phillip Bond
-Louisville Business First

6.10.21
Give for Good Louisville raised nearly $8M in 2020. Here’s how you can get involved in 2021
-Courier Journal

6.9.21
PAINTING THE TOWN: Hundreds to participate in Jeffersonville sidewalk mural
-The Herald Bulletin

6.4.21
‘THE MOVE FORWARD’: Panel to address race and equity issues in Southern Indiana
-News and Tribune

5.27.21
INVESTOR SPOTLIGHT: METRO UNITED WAY
-Greater Louisville Inc.

5.6.21
‘Discussion to action’: Task force created to address racial inequities among Kentucky nonprofits
-WLKY

5.4.21
Why local and state leaders must dedicate American Rescue Plan money to digital inclusion
-Courier Journal

4.23.21
Want to participate in the Give-A-Day campaign? Here’s how you can without leaving your couch
-WHAS11

4.19.21
ANNOUNCING: Meet our 2021 Best in Finance honorees
Back for its fifth year, Louisville Business First held its Best in Finance awards, presented by Truist, to recognize outstanding professionals working in a finance position at a Louisville-area company or nonprofit organization. This year our own CFO, Phillip Bond was honored and today they held a special virtual event to celebrate all the honorees.
-Louisville Business First

4.12.21
Eviction Prevention Initiative helps individuals, families facing eviction
-News and Tribune

4.6.21
Release: METRO UNITED WAY LAUNCHES CEO SEARCH WITH KOYA PARTNERS

4.6.21
Metro United Way launches CEO search
-The Lane Report

4.6.21
Metro United Way picks executive search firm
-Louisville Business First

4.6.21
5 Ways to Spend Time Outdoors in Louisville This Spring
-StyleBlueprint

4.1.21
Mayor Fischer kicks off month-long ‘Give a Day’ community service celebration
-WLKY

4.1.21
Mayor Fischer Kicks off National Volunteer Month With “Give A Day” Event
-Spectrum News 1

4.1.21
Mayor Fischer kicks off monthlong Give A Day event
-WAVE3

4.1.21
Louisville mayor: Everyone should participate in monthlong Give A Day celebration
-Courier Journal

3.19.21
Black L.O.V.E Philanthropic Partnership receives big donation
-WHAS11

3.20.21
Passport Health donates $25k to Metro United Way for community equity efforts
-WLKY

3.19.21
Passport Health Plan makes $25,000 donation to support Black-led philanthropy in Louisville
-WDRB

3.4.21
POWER 50: Meet all of the Louisville area’s top business influencers on our inaugural list
Metro United Way President & CEO, Theresa Reno-Weber, named a “Power 50” honoree
-Louisville Business First

3.4.21
City of Louisville expands Give A Day event to a month of volunteer work
-WAVE3

3.4.21
Louisville’s 2021 Give a Day event to last a full month
-WDRB

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

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