#WhyWednesday: Bill Cheeks

Bill Cheeks began his journey with United Way when he was a child. Now as President of Abba Associates, Inc. and board member of United Way of Greater Atlanta, he is excited to improve child well-being and financial stability throughout Greater Atlanta. Today, hear why he gives back to his community!

United Way is committed to improving child well-being in Greater Atlanta. Read about the how we are impacting the lives of children, families and communities in our 2018 stakeholder report.
How are the children doing in your community? Explore your child well-being score here.

#WhyWednesday: Candice Dixon

“United Way has served as the place where I’ve learned to become a more impactful volunteer and community leader.” Today, hear why Candice Dixon, Director of Corporate Partnership Development at Community Health Charities and member of United Way’s Young Professional Leaders, is dedicated to helping communities in Greater Atlanta thrive!

How do you get involved and raise awareness for issues that matter to you? United Way of Greater Atlanta Young Professional Leaders (YPL), is a compassionate, committed group of individuals on a mission to encourage the spirit of philanthropy. YPL members represent some of the top emerging leaders in Greater Atlanta, including Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “40 under 40,” as well as community and civic leaders. Chosen as one of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s five professional clubs for millennials, YPL is the group of choice for community-minded young people. In 2015, 1,335 members donated more than $1.9 million to United Way of Greater Atlanta. Join the YPL movement as they take ownership today of Atlanta’s tomorrow! Learn more about YPL and how you can get involved here.

#WhyWednesday: Kelly Solomon

Kelly Solomon, a member of the IT team at Rollins, gives back to Greater Atlanta with United Way. Today, hear how her experience as a United Way of Greater Atlanta investment volunteer opened her eyes to the work United Way is doing in the community.

How do you invest in your community? With United Way of Greater Atlanta, it’s easy to make a difference. Whether you’re interested in skills-based volunteering, joining a giving group, or advocating for community change, we can help you make an impact on the issues you care about most.

#WhyWednesday: Sarah Smith

For Sarah Smith, the inspiration to give back came early—and it all started with her Nana. Today, hear why this Young Professional Leaders advisory board member gives, advocates and volunteers with United Way of Greater Atlanta.

Sometimes the inspiration behind community service isn’t a why – it’s a who! Is there someone who has sparked your interest in philanthropy? We’d love to hear all about it. Give your inspiration a shout-out and send in your story to United Way of Greater Atlanta!

#WhyWednesday: Neha Negandhi

“If you are a citizen in this community, you are responsible for the legacy you leave for this generation and the generations that come after that.”

Neha Negandhi, United Way VIP graduate and host of the radio show Seen from the INside, shares why she gives back and gets involved in her community.

Are you ready to build connections and a legacy of community service? United Way’s Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP) can help you get there. With three 10-week sessions a year, United Way of Greater Atlanta’s VIP board training program helps develop civic-minded individuals into effective board members. Click here to apply!

#WhyWednesday: Andrew Maiorino

Today, hear from Cambridge High School student and Youth United board member Andrew Maiorino! What’s Andrew’s “why”? He says, “My passion is literacy, because literacy opens doors.”

Hear more about why Andrew chooses to give back to his community as a Youth United board member:

United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Youth United is a place for the next generation of community leaders to share ideas, take action and make an impact. Open to high school students, Youth United is student-led and focused on service. Click here to learn more about joining Youth United or submit a board application!

#WhyWednesday: Dr. Elizabeth Ford

“When you improve the life of a child, you improve the life of a community.”

Dr. Elizabeth Ford is a United Way of Greater Atlanta board member and the District Health Director for DeKalb County. Why does Dr. Ford give back to Greater Atlanta alongside United Way? For Dr. Ford, it’s all about the Child Well-Being Index.

Do you know how well kids are doing in your community? Enter your zip code into United Way of Greater Atlanta’s interactive Child Well-Being Map to find out.

#WhyWednesday: Khushi Magiawala

Khushi Magiawala is passionate about improving education and mental health in Greater Atlanta. Today, hear this Alpharetta High School senior & Youth United board member share why she lives united!

What are the issues you care about? Whether it’s education, health, financial stability, or homelessness, United Way of Greater Atlanta has a way to plug in and make a difference. Click here to learn more about what we do to improve community well-being across Greater Atlanta’s 13 counties.

#WhyWednesday: Christopher Jones

Today, hear why United Way of Greater Atlanta team member Christopher Jones chooses to use his talents to improve the well-being of children in our communities.

How do you give back to Greater Atlanta? Whether you’re a volunteer, advocate, donor or board member– United Way of Greater Atlanta wants to hear the “why” behind your community service. Share your why with United Way!

#WhyWednesday: Robyn Roberts

“All of us use the village to raise our children.”

Hear Robyn Roberts, champion for children and our community, share why she’s working to improve child well-being as a member of Tocqueville Women United.

Tocqueville Women United is made up of committed business and civic leaders who take action to improve the lives of children in Greater Atlanta. They join together with our Cole Women United to serve our community and further the child well-being movement in our region. To learn more about joining Tocqueville Women United, click here.