WISC-TV Coverage on Middleton Days of Caring

Published by WISC-TV on 08/28/2015 United Way of Dane County’s Days of Caring continued in Middleton on August 28, 2015. WISC-TV’s Dave Delozier showcased the wonderful day with this story. More than 100 adult volunteers spent one-one-one time with 90 children from three area community centers. The pairs learned how to fish, grabbed some lunch […]

Dane County’s Generosity Fuels Most Effective Solutions Toward Community’s Greatest Needs in Education, Income, and Health

United Way Board of Directors announces investments of over $19.7 million into our Dane County community to change the human condition. The United Way of Dane County Board of Directors approved over $19.7 million from the 2014 campaign to invest in strategies focusing on solutions to community-identified areas of greatest need. More than 35,000 Dane […]

Editorial: Early Childhood Zones Show Promise

Published by Wisconsin State Journal on 11/10/2013 The Dane County budget totals more than $500 million, with nearly half of that going to human services. So County Executive Joe Parisi’s $165,000 initiative to create more “early childhood zones” hasn’t received a lot of attention. But it should. The effort to get more young children — […]

Editorial: On Board for Schools

Aired on WISC-TV Channel 3 on 10/29/2013 It’s beginning to appear that among the many positive recent developments in strategic thinking around the state of Madison’s public schools is a new level of trust. That trust was evident at Tuesday morning’s joint meeting of the United Way of Dane County’s Board of Directors and the […]

InBusiness Chartiable Giving Guide

In the July Issue of InBusiness Magazine, United Way was featured as one of the key organizations in their Charitable Giving Guide. QBE and CUNA Mutual Group were shown as key examples of companies who’s partnership with United Way has strengthened both the community and their businesses. Published by the InBusiness Magazine on 7/1/2013 United […]

Schools of Hope is Reaping Success in Closing Racial Achievement Gap

On February 6, United Way of Dane County and the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) announced that new data show that the Schools of Hope (SOH) program is showing success in closing gaps in student achievement. The new data shows several areas of achievement in the program which include: increased academic achievement in literacy skills […]

Dane County Pledges $17.6 Million to the Community

On November, 15 United Way of Dane County announced it’s projecting to reach $17.6 million for its 2012 Campaign.  Nick Meriggioli, 2012 United Way Campaign Chair and President of Oscar Mayer, kicked off this year’s campaign at the Days of Caring at the end of August with the announcement of a challenging goal of $17,500,000.  […]

United Way & Dane County Executive Unveil Birth to Four-Year Old Kindergarten Program to Address Achievement Gap, Find Families Jobs

On September 25, United Way of Dane County’s President & CEO Leslie Ann Howard announced they will partner with Dane County to launch a new pilot birth to four-year-old kindergarten program to help more children and families succeed in Madison’s Leopold Elementary School neighborhood.  To read detailed coverage of this announcement, see the links below. […]