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Passionate New Director of “Women United” Starts at United Way Quad Cities

August 28th, 2021
Passionate New Director of “Women United” Starts at United Way Quad Cities

Ashley Hicks has spent her whole professional career in banking, but she’s cashed in her experience on and off the job, and is investing it into a major nonprofit – as the new Women United director for United Way Quad Cities. She and her boss already are seeing it reap profitable rewards. “I have watched Ashley from afar, in all of her involvement in the community and her passion. She wears it on her sleeve,” United Way president/CEO Rene Gellerman said Thursday. “Plus, her energy and excitement. She’s very well-known in the community and that’s a great asset for us. Her passion for... Read More

BREAKING: United Way Quad Cities Gives Out $2.9 Million to 54 Local Nonprofits

June 29th, 2021
BREAKING: United Way Quad Cities Gives Out $2.9 Million to 54 Local Nonprofits

BREAKING NEWS: United Way Quad Cities on Tuesday announced it issued $2.9 million in grants to 54 local nonprofits, grassroots organizations and others serving the residents of Scott and Rock Island counties. The Strategic Impact Grants are being awarded to advance equity and improve education, income and health outcomes in the Quad-Cities. The grant total covers a two-year period beginning July 1, 2021. “These investments will support not only basic needs, but also the building blocks of academic success, career preparation, and behavioral and mental health, so that more of our students graduate... Read More

United Way Quad Cities Launches New “Rise United” Campaign

May 6th, 2021
United Way Quad Cities Launches New “Rise United” Campaign

At Deere & Company’s world headquarters in Moline Thursday morning, Dr. LaDrina Wilson recalled the wisdom and importance of the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” That’s a key concept behind the new “Rise United 2030” campaign launched Thursday by United Way Quad Cities. Wilson, the founder/CEO of Iman Consulting, is one of three chairs for United Way’s 2021 Community Campaign, with Caitlin Russell, Senior Vice President at Russell, and Chad Everitt, Managing Director at Deloitte. The campaign tri-chairs will formally kick off fundraising efforts in August,... Read More

Goodwill and United Way in Quad-Cities Primed for New “Rising”

May 5th, 2021
Goodwill and United Way in Quad-Cities Primed for New “Rising”

In response to the Sept. 11, 2011 attacks, rocker Bruce Springsteen implored us to “Come on up for the rising.” In his 2015 musical “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda implored others to “rise up.” Goodwill and United Way in the Quad-Cities are both picking up the hopeful, aspirational “Rising” theme in two new initiatives, aiming for a better post-pandemic world for us all. Goodwill, the leading workforce provider in North America, on Tuesday announced a new, first-of-its-kind coalition called Rising Together, which will work to create an equitable economic recovery and provide job... Read More

Quad City Symphony Orchestra Bringing ‘Masterworks VI: For America’ To Davenport’s Adler Theater

April 4th, 2021
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Bringing 'Masterworks VI: For America' To Davenport's Adler Theater

Quad City Symphony Orchestra is bringing “Masterworks VI: For America” to the Quad-Cities The concert will be held on April 10 (2 & 7:30 pm) at the Adler Theatre with $1 from every ticket sold benefiting the AALS United Way. In celebration of the Figge Art Museum’s “For America” exhibit, the concert weaves together different American musical traditions and celebrates diversity. Stream the concert On Demand via Digital Access from April 11 – May 11 or enjoy in person on April 10. For your support for #UnitedWayQC and AALS, you will receive 30% off the price of your digital... Read More

New John Deere Foundation President Oversees New $200 Million Pledge

April 2nd, 2021
New John Deere Foundation President Oversees New $200 Million Pledge

John Deere is known the world over for its signature green – in its iconic deer logo; its gleaming ag equipment, and literal link to the land. But another kind of green is playing a larger role in the Moline-based institution as it continues a long tradition to devoting time and treasure to communities it serves, through corporate citizenship and charitable contributions. This week, the John Deere Foundation announced it will invest $200 million over the next 10 years in initiatives that will bring to life John Deere’s higher purpose: “We run so life can leap forward.” That recalls the... Read More

United Way Quad Cities Gives Out Over $109K for Covid Rebuilding

March 12th, 2021
United Way Quad Cities Gives Out Over $109K for Covid Rebuilding

A year into the pandemic, United Way Quad Cities has awarded $109,528 to 11 local nonprofits helping to meet residents’ emerging and evolving needs related to their education, income and health. The third distribution of United Way’s Covid-19 Rebuilding Fund grants provides resources for families to receive mental health support, women to find stable employment after a Covid-related layoff, and students and at-risk youth to receive remote learning support or mentoring. “In one way or another, this pandemic has impacted everyone — and even a year in, many Quad Citizens are struggling to... Read More

United Way Quad Cities Awards $275K in New Grants to Promote Racial Equity

February 26th, 2021
United Way Quad Cities Awards $275K in New Grants to Promote Racial Equity

On Friday, United Way Quad Cities announced it has awarded $275,000 in grants to local organizations to help reduce and prevent racial inequities in education, income and health. The new “United for Equity” grants will help 25 nonprofits, grassroots organizations and social entrepreneurs provide access and opportunity to people of color in the Quad Cities by focusing on three primary goals — empowering the next generation, strengthening families, and educating and equipping the community. “In these turbulent times, issues of racial equity and social justice have been magnified. And, our... Read More

United Way Quad Cities Offers Black History Month Programs

February 1st, 2021
United Way Quad Cities Offers Black History Month Programs

As the nation celebrates Black History Month in February, United Way Quad Cities and its African American Leadership Society (AALS) are working with community partners to make it easy to learn about local racial disparities and to lift up contributions and successes of Black Quad Citizens. United Way’s African American Leadership Society is launching multiple initiatives throughout this month — such as recruiting blood donors, publishing a Black experience video series, and partnering with Black authors to support youth literacy in the Quad-Cities. “Black History Month is a time of celebration... Read More

United Way Seeks Ideas for $2M-Plus in 2021 Two-Year Strategic Grants

January 21st, 2021
United Way Seeks Ideas for $2M-Plus in 2021 Two-Year Strategic Grants

United Way Quad Cities is accepting applications for its Strategic Impact Grants from nonprofits, grassroots organizations and others serving the residents in Scott and Rock Island counties. Grants will be awarded to organizations working to improve education, income and health outcomes in the Quad-Cities. “We know there is still uncertainty given the pandemic heading into this year, but the long-term future of our region is bright,” said Rene Gellerman, president and CEO of United Way Quad Cities. “For 50 years, our United Way has been proud to be the stewards of our community’s collective... Read More