United News May 2019

May.31, 2019

May Edition


Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud Featured in Hartford Business Journal

Our United Way is ready to usher in a new era of giving. The Hartford Business Journal spoke to Maura Cook, Director of Community Engagement and Marketing, to learn more about how Salesforce.org and United Way have partnered to combine the expertise of United Way in community building, fundraising and impact with the state-of-the-art technology of Salesforce.

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United Way Awards $429,500 to Support Summer Learning

Nearly 3,400 children will participate in summer learning programs and receive healthy food as part of United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut’s Summer Smarts initiative.

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Thank You: Harc

Our United Way’s mission is to engage and bring together people and resources committed to the well-being of children and families in our community – resources like Harc. We’re proud to support Harc’s Stepping Stones program, so children like Quinn Hilerio receive the help they need to succeed.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Karen Hinds and Patti MacRae

Power of the Purse Event Co-Chairs Karen Hinds and Patti MacRae recently spoke to Steve Parker at WTIC 1080 AM about United Way Women United’s signature fundraiser slated for June 13 at the Connecticut Convention Center.


United Way Women United 8th Annual Power of the Purse Luncheon and Silent Auction – June 13, 2019

11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Connecticut Convention Center | Hartford, CT

Presented by TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, event proceeds support programs and initiatives that help families get on the pathway to a financially secure future. Since 2011, our Women United has raised more than $1 million to provide financial services for women and families in Greater Hartford.


United Way Day of Action – June 21, 2019

3:00-7:00 p.m. | Rawson Elementary School | Hartford, CT

On and around June 21, tens of thousands of people across the globe volunteer for United Way Day of Action, providing opportunities for volunteers, donors and advocates to be part of solutions that make a real difference in people’s lives. Join us on our Day of Action, a Summer Meals Blitz, in partnership with End Hunger Connecticut!, Hartford Public Library and Hartford Public Schools. Volunteers are needed from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at Rawson Elementary School, 60 Holcomb St., Hartford to distribute information to local families to help raise awareness about free summer meals.


United Way Employee Engagement Summit

8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Hartford Yard Goats’ Dunkin’ Donuts Park | Hartford, CT

Are you responsible for employee engagement at your workplace? Are philanthropy and corporate citizenship a focus of your organization? If you answered “yes” to either of these, or you’re looking to start, this summit is for you! The Employee Engagement Summit is free to attend.

Keynote speaker Stan Phelps challenges leaders to think differently about their most important stakeholders: customers and employees. He’ll provide best practices to effectively engage your employees in ways that build empowerment and efficiency while also building a brand of purpose.