Wisconsin Comes Together for Lasting Social Change
Madison, WI (September 1, 2017) – Governor Scott Walker has designated the months of September and October 2017 as United Way Months in Wisconsin, in recognition of the launch of United Way annual campaigns throughout the state.
The 42 United Ways across Wisconsin each work within their local communities to meet local needs, using funds raised locally. Together, United Ways fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. We all win when individuals have good health, a child succeeds in school, and families are financially stable. Every year, Wisconsin community members and businesses really step up to supply the expertise and resources to mobilize lasting change.
In 2016, Wisconsin’s United Ways, serving as the primary source of private funds, collectively raised over $123 million to support human services. Wisconsinites have many ways to give, advocate and volunteer with United Way to be a part of the change and help build a brighter future for all.
Last year, United Way of Dane County invested in more than local 100 agencies. This year, our campaign chair Bob Trunzo (CUNA Mutual Group’s President and CEO) is urging everyone to Give, Advocate, or Volunteer in any way they can. United Way of Dane County’s 2017 campaign officially launched on August 22nd.
About United Way of Dane County:
United Way of Dane County fights for the education, financial stability, and health of everyone in Dane County. Through strategic partnerships and collaborative work, United Way brings the many voices of Dane County together to find common ground, develop a strategic architecture for change, and make measurable progress, while engaging organizations and individuals with the opportunity to give, advocate and volunteer to change lives in Dane County