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Aug 25, 2015, 10:37 ET

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey to Host Philadelphia Mayoral Town Hall Debate

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) is pleased to host The Future of Philadelphia: A...

Aug 18, 2015, 09:52 ET

United Way's 2-1-1 Helpline for Health and Human Services Now Available 24/7

 United Way's free, easy-to-remember phone number – 2-1-1 –  connecting residents of the five-county southeastern Pennsylvania...

Aug 13, 2015, 15:36 ET

United Way Announces 2014-15 Regional Campaign Award Winners

 United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) is pleased to announce its 2014-15 regional campaign award winners. The...

Aug 06, 2015, 15:36 ET
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More than 24,000 Local Low-Income Children Benefit from Cradles to Crayons - United Way Backpack-A-Thon™

More than 400 corporate volunteers stuffed 24,000 backpacks with school supplies for children from low-income and homeless backgrounds during the...

Aug 04, 2015, 12:00 ET

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Names 2015-16 Campaign Leadership

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) has kicked off its 2015-16 annual fundraising campaign. Bobby Keyes, vice...

Jul 20, 2015, 11:30 ET
United Way recently announced a $50,000 investment in New Jersey's non-emergency helpline NJ211 to support a dedicated call specialist for displaced casino workers during a recent coalition meeting of nonprofits and other organizations coordinating their efforts in order to maximize available resources.  Pictured from left: Alex Marino, Atlantic County Freeholder, Assistant to the Provost for Atlantic City at Stockton University and chair of UWGPSNJ's Local Board; Joe Geleta, NJ211 executive director; Jim Cawley, UWGPSNJ's president and CEO; and John Emge, UWGPSNJ's vice president and regional executive director.

United Way Invests $50K To Enhance NJ211 Helpline

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) will invest $50,000 in New Jersey's non-emergency helpline NJ211 to ensure...

Jul 13, 2015, 10:12 ET
Melinda K. Holman of Holman Automotive named Regional Board Chair for United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Melinda K. Holman of Holman Automotive Named Regional Board Chair for United Way

Melinda K. Holman, Chairman of Holman Automotive, has been named chair of the regional Board of Directors for United Way of Greater Philadelphia...

Jun 16, 2015, 10:55 ET
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and partners return more than $41 million to the community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

United Way and Partners Return $41 Million to Local Taxpayers

In the 2015 tax season, more than $41 million was returned to taxpayers in our region because of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program...

Mar 11, 2015, 10:32 ET

United Way Announces New Regional Leadership Structure in Southern New Jersey

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) today announced a new leadership structure in Southern New Jersey designed to...

Mar 02, 2015, 11:00 ET
Lorina Marshall-Blake, president of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, will receive the 2015 Women's Initiative Award from United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey on March 25.

Independence Blue Cross executive Lorina Marshall-Blake Named 2015 United Way Women's Initiative Honoree

 Lorina Marshall-Blake, president of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation and vice president of Community Affairs for Independence Blue...

Jan 13, 2015, 09:24 ET
Jim Cawley named president and CEO of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Jim Cawley Named President and CEO of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

 Jim Cawley has been named president and chief executive officer of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ),...

Dec 11, 2014, 10:55 ET

United Way and The Main Line Chamber of Commerce Honor PECO for Outstanding Community Leadership

 The Main Line Chamber of Commerce (MLCC) and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) have honored PECO with the...

Oct 29, 2014, 09:50 ET

United Way and Philadelphia Education Fund Boost Academic Success for Philadelphia Students

Through the Early Warning Response System (EWRS), United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) and the Philadelphia...

Sep 09, 2014, 09:45 ET

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Announces One-Year Targeted Investments

 United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) will invest more than $9 million in one-year targeted investments from...

Sep 02, 2014, 10:40 ET

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Kicks Off 2014-15 Regional Fundraising Campaign

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) has kicked off its 2014-15 annual fundraising campaign. Karen Dougherty...

Aug 28, 2014, 16:14 ET

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and Uber Partner to Provide Safe Rides at Made in America Festival

 United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) and Uber have joined forces to ensure Budweiser Made in America Festival...

Jun 18, 2014, 10:32 ET

Former PwC Managing Partner, Tony Conti, Named Interim President and CEO of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

 Anthony J. Conti, retired managing partner of PwC's Philadelphia office, has been named interim president and CEO of United Way of Greater...

Jun 04, 2014, 12:17 ET
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and partners return $36 million to local taxpayers through VITA in 2014. (PRNewsFoto/United Way of Greater ...)

United Way and Partners Return $36 Million to Local Taxpayers

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ), along with volunteers, the IRS, and dozens of community partners, returned...

May 28, 2014, 10:55 ET

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Announces Three-Year Impact Investments

PHILADELPHIA, May 28, 2014 United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) has announced the recipients of the...

May 22, 2014, 13:15 ET

Jill Michal Resigns as President and CEO of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Jill Michal, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ), has resigned, effective June 30, it was...