Living united: buffalo & erie county

AAI of WNY: Meet Employer Anna

Monday, November 12th, 2018

2018 Philanthropists of the Year: Robert and Chesterine Stevenson

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Robert and Chesterine Stevenson’s commitment to this community exemplified by whole-hearted community service, strong organizational leadership, and selfless philanthropy is why we are proud to name them as the 2018 Philanthropists of the Year.

The Benefits of Sports For Girls Go Far Beyond the Playing Field

Friday, October 26th, 2018

We asked Anna-Lesa Calvert of Algonquin Sports for Kids why she thinks sports can make such a big difference in the lives of young women.

Pitch 10 Helps Grassroots Gardens WNY Prepare for Winter

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Grassroots Gardens WNY share their experience participating in Next Generation United's Pitch 10 event.

United Way Helps Preschoolers Learn to Read in Lackawanna

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

United Way Education Program Director Melodie Baker shares how a new reading program made all the difference in Lackawannan Pre-K classrooms.

Our Founder Ansley Wilcox

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Since UWBEC’s first campaign in 1917, it has always been a product of community effort; however, we credit Ansley Wilcox as our “founder.” Now here’s a piece of trivia for you: Which president was close friends with Ansley and was sworn into office at the Wilcox Mansion on September 14, 1901?

Celebrating Labor over the Years

Monday, September 4th, 2017

2017 marks the 75th anniversary of our partnership with labor organizations. Check out our blog for some throwback photos and some highlights from over the years!

All About Tocqueville

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Today is Alexis de Tocqueville’s 212th birthday! Read our special blog post for a little history behind our Tocqueville Society!

Memory Lane: The 1996 Olympic Torch Run

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Do you remember the 1996 Olympic Torch Run? Did you come out to see the Olympic flame passed through your town? Were you a “torchbearer” yourself? Tell us what you remember! Or take a run down memory lane in our most recent blog post…

A Poet’s Donation

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

In the spirit of National Poetry Month, we’d like to share something we found in our historical archives. In 1919, a Buffalo poet donated a poem for us to use during campaign time.

An Old Tradition: Miss United Way

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Did you know that United Way used to host “Miss United Way” competitions in the 70s? Check out our blog for some blast-from-the-past pictures!

Alice Williams Paved the Way

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Happy Women’s History Month! Our first full-time Executive Director was a woman. Alice Williams was hired in 1921 and served UWBEC for over 28 years! Read more about Alice and her role in the United Way on our blog!

How the Family Justice Center Began

Monday, February 6th, 2017

February is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In honor, we would like to highlight an agency that addresses domestic violence within our community. See today’s blog post for a history highlight of the Family Justice Center.

The Changing Names of United Way

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Here’s a challenge for you! Over the past 100 years, our organization has operated under different names. Can you name all five of our titles?