Jack and Sarah Salzwedel Honored at United Way’s Tocqueville Reception

Madison, WI (October 4, 2018) – Serving vulnerable people and helping them move toward stability is not just a job for Jack Salzwedel, it is a way of life. You may know Jack as the Chair and CEO of American Family Insurance, a nationwide Fortune 500 insurance company headquartered right here in Dane County, but […]

Anna Burish Receives Women United Philanthropy Award

Women’s Leadership Breakfast Celebrates Women in Philanthropy Madison, WI (June 27, 2018) – UW Madison Alumna Anna Burish was honored today with the Women United Philanthropy Award at United Way’s annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast. The prestigious award celebrates and acknowledges a woman who is committed to helping make our community a better place to live, […]

Immigration & Refugee Task Force Calls for Universal Driver’s Card

Task Force Issues Formal Recommendations Following Community Listening Sessions Madison, WI (June 15, 2018) – In the fall of 2016, local immigration and refugee communities experienced a significant increase in anxiety, fear and unease which threatened family stability, trust in law enforcement, and overall community safety and wellbeing. Local law enforcement and non-profits asked the […]

Exact Sciences Employees Lead “Give Back Day” Throughout Madison

Ongoing Partnership with United Way Helps Strengthen Community MADISON, Wis. – June 7, 2018 – In conjunction with a national staff meeting, and supported by United Way of Dane County, nearly 1,000 Exact Sciences employees are participating in the company’s Give Back Day throughout Madison on June 7, 2018. Taking place at multiple sites, Exact […]

United Way of Dane County Invests Nearly $19 Million Locally

Investments Will Strengthen Community Partnerships and Stabilize Local Families Madison, WI (May 24, 2018) –Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, nonprofits, individual donors and other partners, United Way is investing the $18,775,229 raised in its 2017 campaign to support the fight for the education, financial stability and health of everyone in Dane County. Last […]

Volunteers Honored at 2018 Community Volunteer Awards

28th Annual Event Recognizes 100 Dedicated Volunteers, Groups Madison, WI (May 2, 2018) – Today, 100 nominees were recognized for what often goes unrecognized – exemplary service in volunteerism. They were honored at the 2018 United Way Community Volunteer Awards: Together in Hope, held at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club with more than […]

United Way of Dane County Announces 2018-2019 Board of Directors

Madison, WI – On Wednesday, February 21st United Way of Dane County will appoint eight new board members to its 2018-2019 Board of Directors. Those new members were inducted at our February 21st Annual Meeting. The Board is comprised of community leaders who guide United Way in changing lives in the critical areas of Education, […]

United Way Announces New Affordable Housing Fund

Fund seeks to address the affordable housing crisis in Dane County   Madison, WI (February 21, 2018) – United Way of Dane County is excited to announce the creation of a new Affordable Housing Fund! The fund, which will be housed in and managed by the United Way of Dane County Foundation, is intended to […]

United Way Helps Improve Children’s Literacy and Development

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library launches in Dane County   Madison, WI (February 7, 2018) – As part of our efforts to make sure children are cared for and have fun as they become prepared for school, United Way of Dane County is launching Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to encourage the love of reading among local […]

United Way’s EVP of Community Impact and Strategy retires after 14 years

Former Webcrafters CEO will serve as interim VP   Madison, WI (December 5, 2017) – After more than 14 years of transformation and results, Deedra Atkinson retired from United Way of Dane County on November 30. Atkinson became a Community Building Department volunteer in 1989. She joined United Way’s staff in June of 2004 as […]

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