Category: News

The National Opiate Epidemic: A Different Perspective & New Opportunity

 A community roundtable investigates mental health and substance abuse in the Greenwich community. The focus of education should be on fostering emotional stability in our youth, rather than demonizing drugs.  GREENWICH, Conn., — At the Greenwich United Way’s Community Planning Council’s March meeting, the Chief Operating Officer at Liberation Programs, Cary Ostrow, offered a different perspective on the opiate epidemic Liberation […]

Written by on March 28, 2018

Greenwich United Way Reaches Early Childhood Achievement Gap Solutions Fundraising Goal

Organization’s new Early Childhood Achievement Gap Solutions Program, one of its three ‘Direct Impact Programs’, is now fully funded for three years under the organization’s new dual philanthropic model. Greenwich Alliance for Education was the initial funder for Early Childhood Achievement Gap Solutions over sixteen months ago and also closed the three-year funding goal in […]

Written by on February 27, 2018

Greenwich United Way Reading Champions Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

The Greenwich United Way volunteer program, Reading Champions, turns ten this year. The program was inspired by Greenwich resident and retired teacher, Joan Lowe, who guided the program in collaboration with Greenwich Public Schools during the fall of 2008 at North Mianus School. Today the program has expanded to engage over 100 active volunteers who […]

Written by on February 1, 2018

Greenwich United Way Makes Big Announcement at Annual Meeting

The Greenwich United Way Board of Directors Annual Meeting happened on Wednesday, January 24, at the Innis Arden Golf Club in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. Members of the Organization’s staff and Board welcomed five new Board members; Karen Chaplin, Grace Lockhart Djuranovic, Jaime Eisenberg, Mario Forlini and Eva Maria Janerus. Four members retired from the Board; […]

Written by on February 1, 2018

Greenwich Jr United Way: Greenwich Teens Volunteer to Meet Local Human Service Needs

Last month the Greenwich Jr United Way (GJrUW) launched a Hoodie Drive at Brunswick School, Greenwich Academy, Eastern Middle School and Christ Church Nursery School to collect warm clothing for Neighbor to Neighbor. In addition, the teens at Brunswick School organized a fundraiser to help support the Annual Campaign at Greenwich United Way. “This unique […]

Written by on December 21, 2017

Greenwich United Way Community Planning Council: Youth: A Conversation with Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jill Gildea

GREENWICH, Conn., Monday, December 18, 2017 — On Tuesday, November 21, the Greenwich United Way Community Planning Council hosted its monthly discussion forum which focused on youth and featured a conversation with Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Jill Gildea. According to the Greenwich United Way’s Needs Assessment, the community places a high priority on meeting the needs […]

Written by on December 18, 2017

Greenwich United Way Annual Campaign: Why They Need Your Support by Dec. 31

Fundraising for grants that support critical health, education and self-sufficiency programs in the Greenwich community. GREENWICH, Conn., Monday, November 27, 2017 – With only one month left until the Greenwich United Way awards its grants as part of their Community Investment Process, they are seeking the support of the Greenwich community. Households will shortly receive […]

Written by on November 27, 2017

Dance for Champs to Benefit Greenwich United Way at Greenwich Academy on Sunday, October 22

Greenwich Dance Studio and Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich Host Fundraiser for Champions Programs GREENWICH, Conn., Monday, October 16, 2017 — The Greenwich United Way is expanding the organization’s Champion’s programs, spearheaded by their Reading Champions program, to include other subject areas including Math, Homework and Finance Champions over the next year. To help […]

Written by on October 16, 2017

Greenwich United Way Announces New Community Investment Process

Task force revises process to include new priority areas; mental health, youth, and self-sufficiency. GREENWICH, Conn., Friday, September 15, 2017 — Greenwich United Way will launch their 2017-18 Community Investment Process (CIP) later this month. This year, the application process will be open to all human services agencies serving Greenwich residents. In addition, Greenwich United Way is […]

Written by on September 15, 2017

Greenwich United Way Grants Additional $296,500 into the Community with New Extension Grant Program

Close to 20 local programs received grant extensions during the 2016-17 fiscal year following the latest Community Investment Process. GREENWICH, Conn., Friday, September 8, 2017 — Greenwich United Way CEO, David Rabin, sent a letter to all existing Community Investment grantees on May 24, with the news that the organization would be providing additional funds […]

Written by on September 8, 2017

Athleisure Brand Wu & Y Partners with Greenwich United Way

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPT. 30th GREENWICH, Conn., July, 26, 2016 — Greenwich United Way is looking for artists with a connection to Greenwich, Connecticut to submit designs inspired by reading for a chance to have their design featured on Wu & Y ( joggers and yoga pants during the month of October. The collaboration is the first for […]

Written by on July 27, 2016