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United Way's upcoming Celebration of Service

Author: KUTV | April 13, 2015
Amy Bosworth, United Way of Salt Lake's corporate relations director tells us about the upcoming Celebration of Service event happening May 27th.

Op-ed: South Salt Lake is proving the value of after-school programs

Author: Cherie Wood | March 21, 2015
Most people support improving our nation's educational system and encouraging young people to achieve their dreams, but many do not see the amount of work that goes on beyond the average school day to prepare school children for the future. On March 24, leaders from across the country will gather to pledge their support and raise public awareness of the importance on after-school programs and their benefits to school-age children and their communities.

United Way: Women's Leadership Council

Author: KUTV | March 9, 2015
(KUTV) Zenia Friendt is the leadership giving director on the Women's Leadership Council of the United Way and she joined us to talk about what the council is working on.

Utah schools collect prom dresses and suits for poor and refugee students

Author: Christine McCarthy | March 5, 2015
The Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way donated dozens of dresses last year to Cottonwood High School in Murray and Kearns High School. Since then, student body officers students, friends and neighbors have donated both new and used attire, as well as jewelry and accessories.

Utah students celebrate Dr. Seuss Day

Author: Deseret News | March 2, 2015
Volunteers gather at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School to read books to students as part of Dr. Seuss Day Monday, March 2, 2015. It was also part of the National Education Association’s Read Across America initiative.

Could private investors help fund area pre-K classrooms?

Author: Tim Shea | February 22, 2015
Social impact bonds — commonly referred to as “pay for success bonds” — are a type of financing in which private investors put up money and manage a public project. They are usually targeted at improving outcomes for at-risk populations, with the end goal of reducing government spending on those populations in the long term.

Can state leaders, Herbert compromise on Medicaid before session?

Author: Lisa Riley Roche | February 14, 2015
Legislative leaders and Gov. Gary Herbert are still split over his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion, but there's a chance an agreement can be reached before the 2015 Legislature begins meeting Jan. 26. "Next week we are locking ourselves in a room and seeing if we can't come to some sort of idea, compromise agreement," Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox said Wednesday at the United Way's annual legislative preview breakfast.

United Way 2-1-1

Author: Brittany Graham | February 11, 2015
Sarah Anderson, 2-1-1 Operations Manager with United Way 2-1-1 is here to tell us about the program.

February 11th is National 2-1-1 Day!

Author: Jerilyn Stowe | February 10, 2015
February 11 is National 2-1-1 Day, in recognition of the free, user-friendly phone number that serves 90 percent of America's population, and connects some 16 million people a year to critical resources, information, and services.

United Way of Salt Lake President and CEO Deborah Bayle announces retirement

Author: | February 8, 2015
After a nearly 40-year career dedicated to strengthening our community, Deborah Bayle – who has served as the President and CEO of United Way of Salt Lake for the past 15-plus years – has announced her plans to retire in the summer of 2015, UWSL officials confirmed.

Salt Lake United Way CEO announces retirement

Author: Deseret News | February 5, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY — Deborah Bayle, who has served as the president and CEO of United Way of Salt Lake for more than 15 years, has announced her plans to retire this summer.

United Way Dr. Suess Day

Author: Studio 5 | January 28, 2015
Do you have any new or gently used books that your kids don't read anymore? Heather MacDonald, the volunteer and community Engagement Director with United Way of Salt Lake, shares how you can help. For more ways you can help go to

Herbert, state leaders work on Medicaid compromise

Author: Lisa Riley Roche | January 15, 2015
Legislative leaders and Gov. Gary Herbert are still split over his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion, but there's a chance an agreement can be reached before the 2015 Legislature begins meeting Jan. 26.

Utah lawmakers: Medicaid, gas tax on tap for 2015 session

Author: Cache Valley Daily | January 14, 2015
Top Republicans and Democrats in Utah's House and Senate say expanding Medicaid, raising the gas tax and moving the state prison will be some of the top issues lawmakers will tackle in the upcoming legislative session.

On-site after-hours dental care now in 13 Title I schools in Utah

Author: KUER | December 18, 2014
13 Title-I schools in Salt Lake are now providing on-site after-hours dental clinics thanks to a complex partnership of 11 groups including United Way of Salt Lake and Intermountain Healthcare.

Grant will provide dental care to low-income kids

Author: Deseret News | December 18, 2014
Intermountain Healthcare has announced a $200,000 grant to United Way of Salt Lake and its 10 collaborative partners to provide oral health care in underserved communities.

Small cities solving big problems

Author: Pooja Bhatia | December 15, 2014
USA TODAY takes a look a five small cities across the U.S. and how they're finding innovative solutions to big social and environmental issues, including the Social Impact Bond created by United Way of Salt Lake and Goldman Sachs for early childhood education.

$5 million grant to further reach of United Way's community school initiative

Author: Marjorie Cortez | December 4, 2014
United Way of Salt Lake receives a $5 million grant from the Daniels Fund to expand the reach of the community school initiative. Find out why this program is becoming the main force for change in our community!

Annual gala inspires Utah women

Author: Good 4 Utah | October 30, 2014
United Way of Salt Lake Women's Leadership Council (WLC) is inviting everyone to the "Power of Your Purse". It's an annual gala to help the Council in their goal to support and inspire young women to achieve their potential through education.

At Morris Murdock Travel, we care for our communities

Author: Morris Murdock Travel | October 6, 2014
Morris Murdock Travel and Morris Meetings & Incentives teamed up with United Way for the 22nd annual United Way Day of Caring 2014 Community Partner Project to give the Guadalupe School Community a "Back to School Carnival."

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