neighborhood network

United Way Spotlight: Introducing the Evanston Neighborhood Network

In December 2014, the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago announced that Evanston has been added to its Neighborhood Network community, making their network of resources in education, income, and health prominently available to the city. Learn more >>

Northwestern University's United Way Campaign

The Northwestern University community exceeded our $300,000 goal, with donations from nearly 800 donors! Thank you for your support of the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago or the charity of your choice. You are changing the story for children and families across our region.

Donor Assistance

United eWay Help is able to assist with log-in information, donation website, donation history, and tax receipts. 

Donation Receipts for Tax Purposes

United Way mails donation receipts for any single contribution of $250+ to the donor's home address that they have on file. If they do not have a home address for the donor, they can then issue the receipt to a work address if requested.
United Way does not typically generate tax receipts for payroll deduction gifts. Per the IRS, a donor needs two things to substantiate a charitable payroll deduction amount:

  1. a copy of the donor's last paycheck stub of the year, which lists his/her deduction amount, and
  2. a copy of his/her completed donor form or eWay confirmation email.

In the absence of one or both of those documents, United Way can issue the donor a receipt, but they will need a document that lists the actual amount deducted from the donor's paychecks in the relevant calendar year (e.g., a paycheck stub).
If you have any questions about donation receipts, please contact United eWay Help at 312-906-2204 or

Payroll Deductions

In order to sync up all payroll donations with the start of the calendar year, all payroll deductions began in January 2016. For employees who are paid bi-weekly, payroll deductions will be taken out of the second paycheck of the month.
If you need to make changes to your monthly payroll deduction, please contact Northwestern University’s Payroll Department at: 847-491-7362 (Evanston), 312-503-9700 (Chicago), or 

Thanks for making our 2015 United Way campaign season a success!