United Way Celebrates 50 Years at Dinner

Written by Heather Arnold as featured in the Northwest Herald June 25, 2017   Fifty years ago, a gallon of gas cost 32 cents. Fifty years ago, the mini skirt became the height of fashion and Pampers created the first disposable diaper. Fifty years ago, Star Trek debuted on television, the same time that color … Continued

Q & A With Executive Director Carole Peters

On Feb. 20, United Way of Greater McHenry County had the pleasure of welcoming a new face to our team, longtime Marengo resident Carole Peters. Carole was hired as the new executive director of United Way, and it has been a privilege to have a few weeks to get to know her and her engaging, … Continued

MyFreeTaxes Available to McHenry County Residents

United Way of Greater McHenry County Announces Enhanced Security Features to Free Online Tax Filing Tool MyFreeTaxes.com provides a free, safe and easy way to file state, federal taxes   United Way of Greater McHenry County announced enhanced security features to MyFreeTaxes designed to further safeguard taxpayer information. MyFreeTaxes is a free, safe and easy way … Continued

United Way of Greater McHenry County Names New Executive Director

As featured in the Northwest Herald on Friday, February 10, 2017 By BRITTANY KEEPERMAN bkeeperman@shawmedia.com McHENRY – United Way of Greater McHenry County has a new executive director after a three-month, nationwide search. Carole Peters of Marengo will lead the organization beginning Feb. 20. Former director Steven Otten resigned from the position in November to pursue … Continued

Reasons to Give During This Time of Year

As featured in the Northwest Herald on December 18, 2016 I’m having one of those weeks where something just sticks with me. Ever have those? When someone says something to you that you think about constantly for a few days? I was in conversation and was asked why I think that people tend to be … Continued

United Way’s Carrie Holtz Recognized As Best Under 40

McHenry County’s Best Under 40 class of 2016 was celebrated Thursday night at a dinner at the Crystal Lake Country Club. Every year, the Northwest Herald seeks nominations for local professionals younger than age 40 who have made significant contributions to McHenry County professionally and through their work in the community. A panel of past … Continued

Arnold: Community’s generosity still needed 50 years later

  As published in the Northwest Herald on October 7, 2016 When I was interviewing at United Way of Greater McHenry County back in the spring, I called both of my parents to drill them on what they knew about United Way. Although I had been doing some of my own research, I figured they … Continued

United We Dine at Georgio’s Pizzeria & Pub

Be a Piece of the Pie! Join us at Georgio’s Pizzeria & Pub on Monday, October 24th from 4:000pm-9:00pm and enjoy a great night of food and fun to help raise money for United Way of Greater McHenry County! Georgio’s Pizza will donate 15% of its dine-in sales and 10% of its carry out sales … Continued

Northwest Herald’s Our View: Give Support to United Way

As Published in the Northwest Herald on October 2, 2016 The United Way of Greater McHenry County recently kicked off its fundraising hoping to raise about $150,000 more than the little more than $1 million the agency collected last year. It’s an aggressive goal, and we wish them much success. We’d also urge McHenry County … Continued