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A BEACON OF HOPE – AN OPEN “THANK YOU” NOTE TO MACKENZIE SCOTT

  Author: Ena Yasuhara Li Tis the season for thank you notes. As we start the new year, many of us may be writing thank…

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WOMEN UNITED SPOTLIGHT WITH ARCHANA VENUGOPAL

United Way Bay Area’s Women United Volunteer Helps With 211 Data Analysis to Improve the 211 Program   United Way Bay Area’s networking group, Women…

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EMERGING LEADERS SPOTLIGHT WITH JOSH GILBERT

  United Way Bay Area’s networking group, Emerging Leaders, has been a group where like-minded professionals grow their leadership skills and make a commitment to giving…

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HOME IS WHERE THE START IS

  By: Kevin Zwick Growing up, having a safe and stable home meant that my sister and I had a sturdy foundation on which to…

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HOW I BECAME AN ADVOCATE THROUGH WOMEN UNITED

  By: Barbara Bennett I never ever imagined myself being a “lobbyist.” But for a day in mid-February last year (right before the California State…

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A VETERAN AND HIS SON FIND SHELTER AND SUPPORT

  Father and son find out what it’s like to finally feel at home.   David and his teenage son, Steven arrived at Compass Family…

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CEO Kevin Zwick: ‘My First Six Weeks on the Job’

When I accepted the position as CEO of United Way Bay Area in June of 2020, I knew there would be big challenges ahead. The…

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United Way Bay Area CEO Anne Wilson to Retire

United Way Bay Area (UWBA) CEO Anne Wilson has announced her retirement after 40 years of service—she joined the nonprofit in 1980 and became its…

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Emerging Leaders Fighting Poverty

Read how one of UWBA’s Emerging Leaders is helping fight Bay Area poverty. Meet Oscar Alvarez. He is a new member of the Steering Committee…

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CEO Anne Wilson: Looking Back, Moving Forward

In honor of women’s history month, Anne Wilson talks about her professional journey from college intern to CEO of UWBA, a career that spans nearly…

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