A Recap of our 2020 Working for All Webinar Series

With the COVID-19 pandemic putting restrictions on in-person events in 2020, we had to get creative about how we would share crucial information with the community. So, we hosted a four-part Working for All Webinar series focusing on the needs of Dane County in the areas of education, income and health.

Weren’t able to attend? No problem! We recorded each webinar to make the information accessible long-term. Here’s what you missed:

August: Community Response & Recovery

In the first installment of our Working for All Webinar Series, Renee Moe, our President & CEO, and Paul Kundert, President/CEO of UW Credit Union and 2020 Campaign Chair shared an update on the current needs and resources in Dane County. Community members joined to learn how United Way remains focused on bringing Dane County together to address racial disparities and support recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

While this update was given several months ago, the call for help is still relevant! Learn how by watching the full webinar today.

September: Women United Breakfast – With a Focus on Education

For our second webinar of 2020, we combined our annual Women United Breakfast with a deep dive on the education landscape in the time of COVID-19. We honored Fabiola Hamdan with the Women United Philanthropy Award and hosted a panel featuring Erin Arango-Escalante (Wisconsin Department of Children and Families), Dr. Carlton Jenkins (Superintendent of Madison Metropolitan School District), Karen Menéndez Coller (Centro Hispano) and Ginger Zimmerman (Murphy Desmond S.C.). Watch to learn more about the current challenges we’re facing in education and how you can help.

October: Income

In the third installment of the series, we discussed our community’s needs related to securing family-sustaining wages and stable housing – both critical pieces in moving individuals and families on pathways toward well-being. We also highlighted our HIRE initiative, and hosted a panel featuring Dave Beck-Engel (J.H. Findorff & Son), Sabrina Madison (The Progress Center for Black Women), Vanessa McDowell (YWCA Madison), Baltazar De Anda Santana (Latino Academy of Workforce Development) and Melissa Mennig (The Road Home Dane County).

Tune in now to learn about the many challenges amplified by the pandemic, and how you can help us work toward a Dane County where all can succeed in work and life.

December: Health

With the pandemic continuing to put a strain on our community, health was the hot topic for 2020. So, we ended our webinar series by discussing our community’s health-related needs – including access to healthcare and mental health resources. Panelists Jesi Wang (CEO of MetaStar) and Nelsie Stern (Journey Mental Health) shared how healthcare has changed over the last several years, the implications of the pandemic and how we need to support the community moving forward.

The issue of health in our community affects us all. So, watch the recording to learn more and see how you can help.

Thank you to our sponsors!

All 2020 webinars were made possible with the help of our generous sponsors:

UW Credit Union, Hooper Corporation, Group Health Cooperative, J.H. Findorff & Son, Madison Gas and Electric, TASC and Vogel Bros. Building Co.