Friday, June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020, Tacoma, Wash. — This year marks the 20th anniversary of the annual Willie Stewart Community Service Scholarship. From the very beginning, United Way of Pierce County has supported this scholarship program to recognize a select number of Pierce County high school seniors who demonstrate a tireless commitment to volunteering in... Read More

Friday, June 5, 2020


The past couple of weeks have been hard for our communities. We are outraged by the brutality that led to the murder of George Floyd and other senseless acts of violence against African Americans. Even in our own community, we mourn the death of Manuel Ellis. Add to this the growing protests across our country, the... Read More

Friday, March 27, 2020

Pierce County connected is an aligned philanthropic response to COVID-19 in Pierce County

Media Inquiries Contact: Megan Sukys, 253.345.4173 VP Communications, GTCF

The PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED Emergency Fund reached $4 million on Thursday, March 26, 2020 as funders around the Puget Sound region united to support organizations in... Read More

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

United Way of Pierce County (UWPC) invites you to join us for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on January 17, 2020 Tacoma, WA

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Pierce County and communities around the world come together to honor Dr. King’s legacy and harness the volunteer spirit to improve the conditions in which they live... Read More

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Keynote Speaker Maurice A. Jones Shares Proven Housing Solutions

United Way of Pierce County presented the third annual From Poverty to Possibilities poverty summit, which has become a signature event focused on communitywide solutions in removing barriers for struggling local families. Approximately 250 participants... Read More

Monday, November 4, 2019

Enjoy this special CityLine Halloween segment with United Way CEO Dona Ponepinto as she  provides an update of the November 12 event. Her perfectly themed farmer costume is a great tie to Pitch to Ditch Poverty Challenge, because we are ditching poverty in Pierce County!

Read More
Monday, October 21, 2019

To reflect a diverse population and critical social issues facing Pierce County, United Way has doubled down by building a board that not only looks like the community but has a deep passion for addressing poverty in Pierce County.

According to United Way of Pierce County President and CEO, Dona Ponepinto, “We were very intentional... Read More

Thursday, September 19, 2019

United Way of Pierce County rallied community members to work together in a new way to spark dialogue on complex social issues, by hosting A Concert and Conversation with Peter Buffett, son of investor Warren Buffett, at the Schneebeck Concert Hall at the University of Puget Sound on Tuesday.

United Way Worldwide is partnering with Peter... Read More

Thursday, August 29, 2019

United Way of Pierce County’s South Sound 211 operation will begin providing free Lyft rides to eligible clients in select cities in September

Recently, United Way Worldwide announced the launch of Ride United, a transportation access initiative that will help individuals in need overcome transportation barriers. Ride United launches... Read More

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Premier Corporate Partners, Local Philanthropists and Students are United for the Future to Bring Philanthropy and Social Activism Together

Who:   United Way of Pierce County and Peter Buffett, youngest son of investor, Warren Buffett. Through his music and media presentation, Peter Buffett will share fascinating stories, his views on... Read More