Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

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 COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the inequities in our region and the lack of...

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Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

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 first female CEO in 2000. Under Anne’s leadership, UWBA has raised more than...

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Emerging Leaders | Philanthropy | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

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 of United Way Bay Area’s Emerging Leaders, a group of philanthropic young professionals...

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Philanthropy | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

Salesforce.org & United Way Introduce New Volunteering Capability

Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the global leader in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and United Way Worldwide, the world’s largest privately funded nonprofit, today announced a new volunteering capability for Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud that allows employees to volunteer and connect...

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Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

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 four decades. Her passion, dedication, and leadership are an inspiration to both women...

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Basic Needs | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

California Wildfire Relief Funds

  UNITED WAY ESTABLISHES WILDFIRE RELIEF FUNDS   In response to the wildfires which have devastated Northern and Southern California in recent days, the regional United Way in each area has established relief funds to provide assistance to...

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Spotlight | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Raising credit scores and morale.

SparkPoint helped Dana move on from foreclosure, rejuvenate his finances—and life outlook.   Like a lot of our clients, Dana first came to SparkPoint during a time of transition—and stress—in his life. He and his wife had adopted...

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Partners | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

United Way & Salesforce.org Team Up to Transform Philanthropy

Imagine a social networking platform that allows corporate employees to get involved with social impact causes they care about, allows them to give to their favorite charities and see which causes are trending within their company. This new...

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Emerging Leaders | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

SPOTLIGHT: Elaine Dang, Emerging Leaders Member

Elaine Dang is an Associate with McKinsey and Company and volunteers with UWBA’s Emerging Leaders (EL) affinity group in her spare time. Dang recently participated in an EL Holiday Party where she sponsored a family in need by...

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Advocacy | Spotlight | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Donors Tell How IRA Gift Benefits Them & United Way

Kathy and Mike, long-time United Way supporters, are making their first Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) ever this holiday season. They’ve chosen to write a sizable check directly from Kathy’s IRA to United Way Bay Area. The two Alameda...

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