In the News
On October 22, United Way of the National Capital Area hosted a Fun, Fly & Fit event, Hometown Huddle at Lake Arbor Elementary School in Mitchellville, MD with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation.
On October 9, more than 200 CEOs from local nonprofit organizations, board chairs, board members and prospective board members joined United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) and the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington for the Nonprofit CEO/Board Summit. What could have been a potentially dry, albeit crucial, topic—board management—proved, in fact, to be a dynamic conversation between presenters and attendees, who were brimming with questions and comments.
On August 29, 2013, United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) joined Mayor Vincent C. Gray in announcing a collaborative effort to train 600 D.C. residents for positions at the Washington Marriott Marquis Convention Center.
This past Thursday, July 25, nonprofit management experts and leading marketing professionals offered practical advice and engagement strategies at our Annual Member Conference.
We commissioned George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis to conduct a study that assesses the social well-being of counties within the footprint of United Way of the National Capital Area.
The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and United Way of the National Capital Area teamed up to host more than 850 elementary school students at a field day event on May 7, 2013. “Recess With the Redskins Powered by United Way” was held at the Prince George’s Sport and Learning Complex in Landover, Md. The special event celebrated students’ participation in the first year of our P.E.P. Grant-funded Fun, Fly & Fit program, which encourages kids to eat healthy and stay active.
Hundreds of men and boys attended the Prince George's County Brotherhood Summit held at Bowie State University on Saturday, May 4. Co-hosted by United Way of the National Capital Area and Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks, this star-studded, special event featured Judge Greg Mathis; former NFL All-Pro Brian Westbrook; Kweisi Mfume, former Congressman, Maryland 7th District and NAACP President and CEO; as well as ABC7/WJLA-TV anchor Leon Harris. Created to reduce youth violence in the Prince George’s County community, the Brotherhood Summit was open to boys, ages 13 to 18, and men interested in serving as mentors.
On Thursday, February 28, the Washington Business Journal awarded Joe Rigby, Chairman, President and CEO of Pepco Holdings, Inc. with the 2013 Outstanding Directors Award. Joe was recognized for his six years of service on the United Way of the National Capital Area board and for his leadership in turning United Way NCA around to better serve the growing needs of the greater Washington community.