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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Keynote Speaker Dr. Michael McAfee Urges Leaders to Take Action Toward Policy Change

United Way of Pierce County, in partnership with The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation held its second annual From Poverty to Possibilities poverty summit, which has become a keystone for community activism, considering one in three... Read More

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

“Earn it, Keep it, Grow it.” This is the motto at the Center for Strong Families, a United Way of Pierce County initiative that helps families elevate their economic situation through an innovative two-pronged approach. Offering both  employment coaching and financial counseling, the Center for Strong Families helps its clients get a bird’s eye... Read More

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
From Poverty to Possibilities Event to Focus on Policy and Systems Change with
Keynote Address by Dr. Michael McAffee, CEO Policy Link                                                                                          

Who:               United Way of Pierce County and The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
What:             ... Read More

Friday, October 5, 2018

Check out the latest CityLine featuring Dona Ponepinto, President & CEO, United Way of Pierce County and Tanisha Jumper, Acting Director, Media and Communications Department, City of Tacoma. This episode focuses on the important role that United Way plays in our community and how the City of Tacoma supports us in raising funds and awareness... Read More

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

United Way recognized businesses across Pierce County with a fun and inspiring format at Foss Waterway Seaport in Tacoma on Thursday, September 13. Sponsored by NuStar Energy, U.S. Oil & Refining Company, WestRock and The Boeing Company, the event featured a scavenger hunt, networking and a unique blend of music from Lisa Donovan and... Read More

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The cycle of poverty is vicious and difficult to break. But that hasn't discouraged Dona Ponepinto from dedicating much of her life

to helping those who struggle. Experienced in the barriers faced by South Sound people who live above, below, and on the poverty line, Ponepinto has led the United Way of Pierce County since she was hired as... Read More

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

One in six children struggles with hunger and many children who rely on school meals, struggle to get enough to eat during the summer months. This fact is unacceptable to United Way of Pierce County as well as many local health and human service partners that are fighting hunger. Together, they are helping to provide kids with nutritious food... Read More

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

(TACOMA, WA) Recently, Bill Berry, who serves as a strategic financial leader for Tacoma Public Utilities, was appointed as Chair of the United Way of Pierce County Board of Directors.

Bill has extensive executive experience in public power and water utilities, in addition to utility-focused investment banking and strategic financial... Read More

Friday, June 22, 2018

Watch Dona Ponepinto, President & CEO United Way of Pierce County in her interview with Amanda Westbrook of CityLine as she shared the current ALICE poverty report as well as insights about the interconnect challenges families face in our community. Despite seemingly positive economic signs, the ALICE data shows that financial hardship is... Read More

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Staggering new United Way reports reveal more Washingtonians struggling to make ends meet.  
BY MATT DRISCOLL  mdriscoll@thenewstribune.com  

More people know the name than ever before, it seems. ALICE is referenced often, especially by well-meaning politicians trying to make a point about the need to do more to help those living on the... Read More

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