Press Releases

With media inquiries, contact Hannah Savage at 713-524-8170 or Amy Rosen at 713-685-2350.

July 07, 2022 UWGH Advances Strategic Plan with New Technology Tool to Integrate Family Financial Stability

April 29, 2022 United Way Board of Trustees Elects Willie Chiang as Chair

April 14, 2022 United Way and Kinder Institute Announce Collaboration to Improve Financial Outcomes

February 16, 2022 United Way StratusLIVE Ignite Selection

February 09, 2022 United Way Kicks off Black History Month with Book Drive

February 07, 2022 United Way Wage and Benefits Survey 2021

December 20, 2021 United Way Names Jaideep Hebbar as Vice President and Chief Strategy and Financial Officer

December 02, 2021 Nancy and Rich Kinder Make Third Consecutive $1 Million Gift to United Way

September 01, 2021 Houston Harris County Winter Storm Relief Fund Invests Remaining $3.4 Million in Grants

August 03, 2021 United Way Announces Scott Hallam as Chair of 2021-22 Annual Community Campaign

June 17, 2021 Citywide Socks and Underwear Drive as Pandemic-Related Financial Constraints Continue

June 07, 2021 Two Nonprofits Join Forces to Strengthen Community’s Disaster Recovery Resources

May 27, 2021 Additional $2.5 Million in Grants Invested by Houston Harris County Winter Storm Relief Fund

May 25, 2021 Amegy Bank CEO Steve Stephens Named Volunteer of the Year

January 29, 2021 United Way Seeks to Expand Network of Social Service Agency Partners

December 21, 2020 During Time of Unprecedented Community Need, Nancy and Rich Kinder Make $1 Million Gift

December 17, 2020 United Way of Greater Houston Announces Angel Harris as New Chief Advancement Officer

October 20, 2020 UWGH Launches “Houston Saves” Matching Funds Campaign to Help Houstonians

October 01, 2020 GHC19RF Invests Remaining $2.3 Million in Grants, Including Newly Launched COVID-19 Lost Loved One

August 19, 2020 GHC19RF Invests $1.45 Million to Provide Emergency Financial Assistance for Area’s Most Vulnerable

July 29, 2020 Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund Grows to $17 Million

July 15, 2020 $1.525 Million Invested to Support Area’s Unemployed and Food Insecure Households

July 02, 2020 Houston-Area Students to Benefit from Citywide Socks and Underwear Drive

June 18, 2020 Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund Grows to $16.8 Million

June 16, 2020 Houstonians Encouraged to Give Back to Local Community through Virtual “Day of Action”

June 04, 2020 Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund Grows to $15.5 Million as the Region’s Most Vulnerable

June 02, 2020 Stephen Fraga Named Volunteer of the Year by United Way of Greater Houston

May 28, 2020 $8.2 Million Invested to Aid Area’s Most Vulnerable

May 12, 2020 Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund Grows to $13.8 Million

May 07, 2020 Homeless, Domestic Violence Survivors and Food Insecure Identified for Emerging Needs Grants

April 29, 2020 UNITED WAY OF GREATER HOUSTON NAMES AMANDA M. MCMILLIAN AS PRESIDENT AND CEO

April 22, 2020 UWGH BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTS H-E-B EXECUTIVE ARMANDO PEREZ AS CHAIR

April 21, 2020 GHCRF Expands to $8.7 Million as Economic Crisis Creates Growing Demand for Basic Needs

April 15, 2020 $1.5 Million Invested in Houston-Area Nonprofits in Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund

April 08, 2020 As Economic Hardships Rise for Community’s Most Vulnerable,  Donations Urged

March 25, 2020 Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund

January 14, 2020 United Way Establishes New Luminary Leadership Giving Level with $1 Million Lead

May 23, 2019 UWGH CEO Announces Plans To Step Down After 14 Years of Strong, Effective Leadership

March 12, 2019 Texas Veterans Harmed by Payday and Auto Title Loans

January 28, 2019 United Way ALICE Report Reveals Nearly Half of Texas Households Struggle to Afford Basic Needs

December 13, 2018 United Way of Greater Houston Names Delphia Ridley as Chief Development Officer

May 09, 2018 United Way Announces Additions to 2018-19 Board of Trustees

May 07, 2018 Neil Duffin Named Volunteer of the Year

January 03, 2018 Record-Breaking 1,056,998 Calls For Assistance Answered By 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE in 2017

October 26, 2017 Nearly Half a Million Invested in Montgomery County Harvey Recovery

October 12, 2017 United Way Relief Fund Grows to $44 Million

September 11, 2017 United Way Relief Fund Grows to $26 Million

September 06, 2017 United Way Relief Fund Grows to $23.8 Million to Help Those Devastated by Hurricane Harvey

September 01, 2017 United Way Relief Fund Grows to $16 Million with $2.5 Million Gift from ConocoPhillips

August 29, 2017 Over $7.2 Million Raised and Growing Hourly for United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund

August 29, 2017 Hurricane Harvey: National Appeal to Help Those Devastated in Houston

August 27, 2017 United Way of Greater Houston Establishes Flood Relief Fund as Hurricane Harvey Devastation Grows

August 07, 2017 United Way THRIVE Center Opens In Waller County

April 27, 2016 David McClanahan Named Volunteer of the Year By United Way of Greater Houston

February 25, 2016 United Way of Greater Houston and Montgomery County United Way Agree to Merge

April 28, 2015 Sandy Johnson Named Volunteer of the Year by the United Way of Greater Houston

September 05, 2014 United Way of Greater Houston Launches Tiny Libraries