$250,000 Granted in First Round of COVID-19 Response Fund

$250,000 in Grants Awarded from McHenry County Community COVID-19 Response Fund The Community Foundation for McHenry County and United Way of Greater McHenry Awards announce first round of recipients While McHenry County confronts the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, community members and businesses came together to offer area non-profits a helping hand. The Community Foundation … Continued

Announcing the New McHenry County COVID-19 Response Fund

New McHenry County COVID-19 Response Fund A Proactive Approach to the Pandemic’s Impact on Local Families   MCHENRY, IL (Monday, March 23, 2020)  – In an effort to provide a coordinated philanthropic response to the current COVID-19 health crisis, the United Way of Greater McHenry County and The Community Foundation for McHenry County have launched … Continued

Giving Tuesday: Simple Ideas Are The Best Ideas

Simple Ideas Make The Best Ideas – Giving Tuesday By: Heather Arnold – As published in the Northwest Herald on Monday, November 25, 2019 Isn’t it funny how the simplest ideas are often the best ones? I recently came across a quote from Charlie Munger that really has me thinking: “Take a simple idea and … Continued

Woodstock Stakeholders Go All In for UW

As published in the Woodstock Independent. Story by: Pat Christensen Photo by: Ken Farver Not only has Woodstock declared the month of November as Philanthropy Month, but it’s already done something definite to observe it. According to the United Way of Greater McHenry County, Woodstock is the first community in McHenry County to be “all … Continued

McCaleb: Support for McHenry County United Way is Support for Your Neighbor

Written by Dan McCaleb as seen in the Northwest Herald here: Everyone knows a Jimmy. That was the powerful message delivered Wednesday night at the 2019-20 Campaign Kickoff for the United Way of Greater McHenry County. In this case, Jimmy is the late son of Julie Maggiore, a United Way board member and employee of … Continued

United Way of Greater McHenry County Celebrates $1 Million in Prescription Savings

Partnership with FamilyWize delivers significant savings on prescription medications through its free, easy to use prescription discount card   United Way of Greater McHenry County today announced that over 8,300 McHenry County residents have saved $1 million on their prescription medications, thanks to its partnership with FamilyWize, an organization focused on improving the health and … Continued


Written by: Heather Arnold   One of my relatives loves to share the quote “Be the change” on her social media. She has a such a positive outlook on life and her quotes and pictures can be uplifting and incredibly inspiring. I’ve noticed that often, her posts find me when I need the little reminder … Continued

United Way Celebrates at Annual Awards Dinner

It’s not often that you can get a little bit of Hollywood in McHenry County. However, United Way of Greater McHenry County did just that at their annual campaign celebration on June 4th at Starline Factory in Harvard. With almost 200 supporters, donors and friends gathered, attendees were part of the live studio audience of … Continued

United Way Welcomes New Staff Member

United Way of Greater McHenry County is excited to announce and welcome Heidi Berardi as its new Resource Development and Relationship Manager. Berardi will be responsible for continuing to increase awareness of United Way of Greater McHenry County’s mission to unite people and resources as well as growing relationships and campaign dollars to support the … Continued

Steve Finzel Announced as 2018-19 Campaign Chair

United Way Announces 2018-19 Community Campaign Chair If you have been around McHenry County for a while you have probably heard of the Finzel family. Gracious, giving and community-minded are only a few words to describe them! I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Steve Finzel, president of Golden Eagle Community Bank, since I … Continued