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Outstanding Community Impact | Az Business Angels Awards for 2021
Community Honoree | 57th Annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Celebration
2021 Community Champion Impact Award | The Greater Phoenix Chamber
Carla Vargas Jasa | 2021 Most Admired Leader | The Phoenix Business Journal
Recognizing the anticipated influx of human trafficking victims that will be in need of help, Valley of the Sun United Way recently partnered with New Life Center by providing an emergency grant of $50,000 to support the organization’s increased response efforts surrounding the Valley’s upcoming events.
Today, the Aviation Department officially launched its City of Phoenix Airport Worker Child Care Scholarship Program. Valley of the Sun United Way – under contract with First Things First - will be managing the application process.
Valley of the Sun United Way announced today the addition of three new vice presidents to the organization’s leadership team that will help lead its five-year plan for Mighty Change by 2026.
Co-working offices available to nonprofits beginning July 1; conference rooms available to community
Phil and Nita Francis and John and Kathleen Graham generously commit to step up to the $5 Million Dollar Roundtable and $1 Million Dollar Roundtable, respectively to lead other strategic community investments.
Valley of the Sun United Way will provide 21 nonprofit organizations with support totaling more than $1 million for programs and services that will help individuals raise their income and create sustainable careers through strategies outlined in the Workforce Development goals of MC2026, United Way’s five year plan for creating Mighty Change across Maricopa County.
In collaboration with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, and the Yale Child Study Center + Scholastic Collaborative for Child & Family Resilience, Valley of the Sun United Way recently released the School Success Kit, a collection of social-emotional learning resources for families to support their children’s development.
John Graham and Maria Harper-Marinick elected to Board Executive Team to lead local United Way’s MC2026 plan to achieve seven bold community goals.
Kaiser will lead United Way’s strategic priority to partner with Valley companies and their employees to deepen their relationships with nonprofits, achieve their CSR objectives and help to solve the Valley’s most pressing issues.
Senior Connect Program Will Provide More than 78,400 Meals and Information to Older Adults
Organization Seeks Donations for Annual Bottled Water Drive and Heat Relief Kits.