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Posted on March 29, 2019 by Stacy Emond

  I strongly believe that the business of a business is to improve the world. Those words by Marc Benioff, Salesforce’s CEO, echo the many […]

Minnesota Capitol Steps
Posted on March 18, 2019 by Liz Werner

On March 13, in partnership with the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, Greater Twin Cities United Way joined more than 200 organizations and nearly 800 […]

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Posted on March 1, 2019 by United Way Staff

At Greater Twin Cities United Way, we know the numbers surrounding need when it comes to hunger: One in eight Americans are food insecure. One […]

United Way 2-1-1 Call Center
Posted on February 8, 2019 by Liz Werner

Every 2.3 minutes, United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline addresses a local need. 2-1-1 assists people facing a problem or looking for opportunities by providing information about […]

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey speaks to United Way Emerging Leaders on Feb. 1.
Posted on February 6, 2019 by Jenna Bennett

Greater Twin Cities United Way welcomed Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey as part of our Executive Leadership Series, hosted by Emerging Leaders. This series brings together young […]

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Posted on December 7, 2018 by Sam Blackwell

Sometimes, I look back and reflect on the time when I started my career at a local nonprofit in the Twin Cities as an AmeriCorps […]

Kyle Rudolph visits United Way booth at Super Bowl Experience
Posted on December 6, 2018 by United Way Staff

Today, United Ways across the country joined with the NFL and Nationwide to announce their team’s nominees for the Walter Payton Man of the Year […]

Sam Blackwell gets his photo taken, downtown Minneapolis in the background
Posted on November 6, 2018 by Sam Blackwell

At Greater Twin Cities United Way, we know a place to call home is the foundation of a safe, stable life. For youth who are […]