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From blogs to broadcast, we invite you to contact us for any additional information, story ideas, photos, or interviews.


Welcome to the Media Center. United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona offers information, tips and expert spokespeople to develop compelling stories informing the public about the most pressing health and human service issues facing Tucson and Southern Arizona.

If you are a member of the media and have questions, please contact:

Melissa D’Auria
Senior Director of Marketing and Communications


In The News

United Way of Tucson Elects New Officers, Board Members 

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona has announced the new officers and board members who have joined the organization’s leadership at the start of a new fiscal year. 

United Way of Tucson donates $10,000 to town of Bagdad 

The United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona donated $10,000 to help the community of Bagdad recover from a wildfire.

‘My Summer Library’ program distributes more than 25K books in Pima County

Summer learning loss can be a real challenge for many students. That is why the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona launched the “My Summer Library” program.

United Way kicks off 2021 ‘My Summer Reading’ Program

A summer reading program is back this year in southern Arizona. The United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona “My Summer Library” program gives hundreds of kids in our area books of their own to read when they’re not in school.

Media blitz pushing COVID-19 vaccinations hits Tucson

The two-month drive is aimed at minority communities and will include knocking on about 10,000 doors, making phone calls, and handing out literature about COVID-19 in English and Spanish.

‘Take Your Shot’ vaccine hesitancy campaign launches

More than 2.7 million Arizonans are fully vaccinated, but our state is still millions away from herd immunity.

Tax Day is here: Local organization helps residents file taxes

The IRS and the State of Arizona made the change to help those impacted by the pandemic. United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona offer a program to help you file your taxes.

United Way COVID-19 Fund has helped tens of thousands of southern Arizonans

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona has raised more than $1.35 million dollars to help people impacted by the pandemic.

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona Offers Free Tax Help For Qualifying Households

“The idea for low income tax preparation is to help those with low and moderate income obtain the credits they can get, make sure their tax return is accurate and help them stay away from preparers that might create a fraudulent return.”

COVID concerns send 2021 volunteer tax assistance online

Almost 14,000 taxpayers used the free service last year.

Local organizations to hold affordable housing for older adults virtual summit

Local organizations are holding a summit to share information about housing opportunities for older adults in Pima County.

Local United Way gets $10M donation from Amazon fortune

The United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona received a $10 million donation Tuesday, the largest in the organization’s nearly 100-year history.

Op Ed by Tony Penn – Tucson Opinion: Time for our leaders to refocus

“It is true that any position taken on a social issue can impact the organization’s investors, employees, customers…”

United Way is helping families survive during pandemic

Non-profit raised $1 million dollars for COVID-19 fund

United Way Tucson CEO: When will enough be enough?

United Way believes that every person is entitled to being treated with dignity and respect; this includes equal treatment and access to justice.

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MacKenzie Scott Gift

MacKenzie Scott Gift

NEWSROOM Make A DonationGet InvolvedFind ResourcesAttend An EventMake A Donation MacKenzie Scott Donates $10 Million to United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona to support the organization’s work in promoting equityUnited Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona is honored...