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 Once again United Way is ranked #1 by The Chronicle of Philanthropy in its “Philanthropy 400” list, which will be published next month.  United Way has been ranked #1 for the past several years.  United Way raised $5.14 billion in 2011-2012, reflecting $3.903 billion in the U.S. and $1.237 billion from our partners and members around the world, making United Way the world’s largest privately-supported charity. 

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When I was in sixth grade, I wanted to be the next “Adele.”  By the time I hit seventh grade, I wanted nothing more than to become a professional hockey player. Well, as you may be able to guess, this wishy-washy idea of what I wanted to do for a future career continued for a very long time and my goals changed on an almost monthly basis.

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The 2011/2012 Annual Report to the community is now available online! Read more 
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*From The Wenatchee World

Blog: Common Ground

Can you imagine being a high school senior and having an inspirational award named in your honor in perpetuity?

That's what happened to Keisha Engley of Eastmont High School at the Youth United awards ceremony last night at the Wenatchee Convention Center. She was moved to tears in accepting the award.

 

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Rotary Book Drive for WestSide High School!

Wenatchee Rotary is conducting a book drive to benefit WestSide High School, which does not currently have a Library.

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 Brian Gallagher, president and CEO of United Way Worldwide testified before the Senate Finance Committee hearing, “Tax Reform Options: Incentives for Charitable Giving.”  In his testimony, Mr. Gallagher urged lawmakers to preserve the charitable tax deduction, stating that proposed limitations would unfairly burden those at the bottom of the economic spectrum.

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This is how it is supposed to be. Selflessness, volunteerism, people organizing to help others is sustainable. Enthusiasm for good deeds does not wane or gently fade until it disappears, as it often does in some other place. It doesn’t happen here.

 

 

So why is the fourth Saturday in October so important in North Central Washington? Why does Make a Difference Day, the national day of doing good, grab our attention and hold it so strongly? Why, year after year for more than two decades, have so many people chosen this day to come out to help their neighbors, to simply make a difference?

 

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 WENATCHEE — The Community Foundation of North Central Washington will distribute more than $72,800 in grants.

The grants are made twice a year. Established in 1986, the Community Foundation manages more than $40 million and has to date awarded more than $12 million in local grants and scholarships.

 

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 Dear Abby: I read the letter from “On My Own in Bloomington, Ind.” (Aug. 5), who needed a ride to her colonoscopy appointment but didn’t have transportation. Your suggestions were admirable, but there is another service you should be aware of.  

Many states have a 2-1-1 Information and Referral Service, often sponsored by the local United Way...

 

 

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 Locally, Thornock said, the Red Cross gets its funding from United Way of Chelan and Douglas counties. She urged people who want to help the Red Cross to donate to United Way.

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What keeps you awake at night?

When you think about the challenges facing our communities here in Chelan-Douglas Counties what concerns you the most? What are you passionate about?

United Way of Chelan-Douglas Counties, like many United Way organizations across the nation, is working to identify and address the community’s most pressing concerns. A new emphasis on Community Impact is driving us to find unique and comprehensive community-wide ways to create long-lasting positive changes that address the underlying cause of community problems.  

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WENATCHEE — Not all people seen at the DSV Crisis Center were in crisis or had experienced violence.

That’s one of the reasons the center has changed its name to Sage, which stands for safety, advocacy, growth and empowerment.

 

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The United Way of Chelan and Douglas counties has embarked on an effort to discover the most important issues that are confronting our communities and how the organization can evolve to meet those needs. They’ve started holding a series of focus group conversations throughout the two counties to understand the opportunities.

 

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  The 2011 United Way Annual Report is now available online!

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