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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
MIDDLETOWN — This week, two of the top philanthropy trade media publications released their annual rankings of America’s charities. United Way Worldwide was ranked No. 1 in The Chronicle of Philanthropy list of America’s Favorite Charities and The NonProfit Times’ NPT 2019 Top 100. It shows that we maintained the top ranking in public support, despite a slip from No. 3 to Nov. 5 in total revenue. Both publications base their rankings on varying... Read More
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Our Young Leaders Society is gearing up for a busy holiday season and I am so excited to tell you about a few ways you can connect with young professionals in Middlesex County, while also giving back during the holidays. On Nov. 16 and Nov. 17, the Young Leaders Society will be at Stop & Shop in Middletown for their annual Fill-a-Bus food drives to collect non perishables for The Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project. Both drives will... Read More
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
This past summer, I had the opportunity along with our development director, Manny Martinez, to join 225 other United Way professionals at the 2019 United Way Equity Summit in New Orleans, La. The summit was an opportunity for attendees to hear from practitioners in the equity space, as well as to learn from one another, in order to accelerate our work. Highlights from the Equity Summit include thoughtful perspectives from guest speakers,... Read More
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
MIDDLETOWN — We are a few days away from our annual fundraiser, the leadership roast, and we hope you will consider joining us. The event, which honors a different community leader every year, helps to benefit Middlesex United Way’s work in education, financial stability, health and housing. This year’s guest of honor is certainly deserving. Joe Santaniello is the type of person that, after you meet him, you wonder how you had gone so long... Read More
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
MIDDLETOWN —I can’t believe Thanksgiving is just a little over a month away. Here at Middlesex United Way, we are part of the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project, established to ensure that all Middletown families who couldn’t afford to purchase a Thanksgiving meal could still enjoy a holiday feast, and we’re gearing up to assemble 1,000 Thanksgiving baskets for local families and individuals in need. Registration begins Oct. 28 for... Read More
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
MIDDLETOWN — At the Middlesex United Way, we take accountability seriously. We know that if we cannot be trusted, then we cannot be truly effective in our community. This past week, our Board of Directors met and reviewed and approved our recently completed audit and 990. Each year, an independent CPA firm audits the books and provides an audit and management letter to United Way’s Board of Directors. We are happy to announce that the findings... Read More
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
MIDDLETOWN — The Middlesex United Way works in the areas of education, health, housing and financial stability, because to have the best chance at long-term success, we all need a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family, good health, and a safe, decent and affordable place to live. To improve community conditions, we must address the root causes of community problems and invest in long-term solutions that... Read More
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
MIDDLETOWN — Back in April, service providers from across the state, ranging from child welfare to justice to education staff, decided to join together in the 100 Day Challenge to End Homelessness for Youth and Young Adults. The Middlesex United Way, along with other area nonprofits, provided funding and support of this initiative, as well as worked alongside our partners, The Coalition on Housing & Homelessness. While homelessness is... Read More
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
While the sun setting earlier and the hoodies coming out often signify summer coming to an end, things are just starting to heat up here at Middlesex United Way. This time of year marks the start of our annual campaign kick-off, and our staff is preparing for what we hope to be our biggest year yet. In case you don’t already know what a workplace campaign is, here is a summary: At each workplace campaign, a key person or group of individuals,... Read More
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Middlesex United Way is a very small organization in a very large county, so we take a lot of pride in our partnerships with local businesses and organizations. Fortunately for us, we also happen to be located in the same town as Wesleyan University, which is one of our top supporters each year. They run a fantastic workplace campaign and have some of the most generous employees. We have multiple Wesleyan employees who serve on our board of... Read More

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