Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

A Day with Barbara Siemer

  A Life of Philanthropy   Barbara Siemer, the co-founder of the Siemer Institute, is a busy – and brilliant – woman. In addition to providing multi-year grants, and building partnerships with United Ways across the country in...

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Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

Meet Bob Walker

  Bob Walker is one of United Way’s newest board members and comes from a long legacy of supporters from Hewlett-Packard, where he annually donated through his workplace campaign and has aligned public service experience to share with...

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Poverty | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

“To those who are given much, much is expected”

  United Way Bay Area (UWBA) board member Kailesh Karavadra, who is the San Jose Office Managing Partner for Ernst & Young LLP (EY), recently shared an analogy that compares a bamboo tree’s growth cycle to uplifting communities...

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Empowering Youth | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Engineering a Successful Future for Bay Area Youth

At the recent United Way On Track Career Expo in San Francisco, we caught up with Ravi Desphande, a field applications engineer with Texas Instruments (TI) in Sunnyvale, California. Ravi is a friendly, familiar face not only to...

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Partners | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Volunteer Champion for the Holidays and the All-Days

  Spotlight: Daniel Lee, District Manager at Starbucks   Daniel Lee is a district manager for Starbucks. He loves his job, and he’s good at it (as he himself says). Yet again, he volunteered his time with United...

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Poverty | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

A Vision of UWBA’s Future

  A candid talk with eight-year board member and start-up builder extraordinaire, Noah Lichtenstein, about UWBA’s successes and struggles–and his plans to make it even better.     Do you have any ideas of how United Way Bay...

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Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

Paying It Forward

  Every September Cindy Vu motivates her staff at Wells Fargo to take part in United Way Bay Area’s fundraising and volunteer events, which benefit local nonprofit organizations with the goal of alleviating poverty throughout eight counties in...

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Poverty | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

Moments That Last a Lifetime

  Loretta Walker has a long history of involvement in the communities she has lived, as evidenced by her years of service with numerous charitable, civic, and cultural organizations. She is currently the Chair of the United Way...

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