Media Contact

Kristen Rotz
President, United Way of Pennsylvania, and Executive Director, PA 211

krotz@uwp.org
(717) 238-7365 x201
(717) 448-1663


Latest Press Releases

July 8, 2022
United Way Concerned by Pennsylvania Budget That Fails to Deliver Sustainable Tax Relief for Working Families
United Way of Pennsylvania’s President Kristen Rotz, issued the following statement on behalf of the organization, highlighting the missed opportunity to provide working families with meaningful tax relief – and depriving all residents of related economic growth - in the state budget that is being considered by the General Assembly:...
June 8, 2022
Coalition of Business, Labor, Children’s Advocates, United Way Calls on Legislators to Pass a Tax Credit for Working Families
                                                                                                Media Contact: Jeanette Krebs                                                                                                 Cell: 717-418-6106                                                                                                 Email: jk@krebs.solutions June 7, 2022 Coalition of Business, Labor, Children’s Advocates, United Way Calls on Legislators to Pass a Tax Credit for Working Families United Way of Pennsylvania says tax credit will boost job growth, help tackle poverty HARRISBURG, PA –...
April 7, 2022
New research: 73% of Pennsylvania’s Black Children Lived in Financial Hardship Pre-Pandemic
New report and interactive tools reveal that federal poverty data undercounts how many children of all races are growing up amid financial insecurity. HARRISBURG, PA – The majority of Pennsylvania’s Black and Hispanic children — 73% and 69% respectively — lived in households that couldn’t afford the basics in 2019, compared to...
February 11, 2022
More than One Million Pennsylvanians Utilized PA 211 Services Since the Beginning of the Pandemic; 211 Launches Statewide Web Chat for Pennsylvanians Who Prefer to Connect Online
Harrisburg, PA - On February 11, PA 211 Day, United Way and the Pennsylvania 211 network are celebrating the ability to connect from Hello to Help for more than one million individuals who sought help since March of 2020 via phone, text, or web search, and launching a new website...
January 28, 2022
United Way Calls for a Refundable Earned Income Tax Credit in Pennsylvania, Backed by New Economic Impact Study Demonstrating a Seven-Fold Return on Investment
Lemoyne, PA – United Way of Pennsylvania is calling for state legislators to join 28 other states that currently offer individual working taxpayers some tax relief in the form of an Earned Income Tax Credit. A new economic impact study commissioned by United Way of Pennsylvania and released today shows...
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