Local Residents Join United Way to Improve Dane County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 10, 2012 United Way of Dane County welcomes 34 Loaned Executives working full-time for the 2012 United Way Campaign. Loaned Executives help United Way raise funds to tackle the underlying causes of the issues deemed most critical in the community’s Agenda for Change.  These matters include but are not limited to: […]

United Way hosts Child Protection Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 30, 2012 On May 31, United Way of Dane County held its first Child Protection Summit to ensure organizations and community members have the resources to fight child sexual abuse and to provide a safe space for youth. In partnership with organizations throughout the community, including Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center, […]

MMSD & United Way Commit to Closing Achievement Gap

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 30, 2012 United Way and Madison Metropolitan School District recommit their long-term partnership on closing the achievement gap to include professional development for teaching and support staff. In alignment with the on-going partnership between United Way of Dane County and Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD), their Boards met today to discuss […]

United Way Celebrates National Volunteer Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2012 United Way of Dane County is joining the nationwide celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, spotlighting the vital work done by volunteers in communities across Dane County. National Volunteer Week is about recognizing those who have already taken action and encouraging other individuals and their respective communities to […]

United Way Celebrates AmeriCorps Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2012 United Way of Dane County will join the nationwide celebration of AmeriCorps Week, March 10-18, spotlighting the vital work done by AmeriCorps members in communities across Dane County since the national service program began 17 years ago.  The theme this year, AmeriCorps Works, communicates the value and effectiveness of […]

United Way Announces its 2012 Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2012 United Way of Dane County announced the election of the 2012-2013 Board of Directors during their Annual Meeting on March 1, 2012.  The board is comprised of community leaders who guide the organization in its efforts to change lives through our community’s Agenda for Change. The Agenda is focused […]

FamilyWize Partnership Saves Dane County $250,000 on Prescription Meds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2012 41 percent of adults say it’s a problem for their family to pay for prescription medications. Since 2008, the United Way of Dane County/FamilyWize partnership has officially saved Dane County over $250,000 on the cost of prescription medicines. The FamilyWize discount drug card is free of charge – there […]

February 11th is National “2-1-1 Day”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2012 United Way of Dane County’s 2-1-1 helped 65,798 callers get answers and assistance in 2011. February 11 is official national “2-1-1 Day” in recognition of the free, confidential, easy to remember phone number that connects people to essential community resources. In Dane County, the United Way 2-1-1 call center […]

United Way Helps Anonymous Donor Give $100,000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 13, 2011 This week United Way of Dane County will distributed $100,000 provided by an anonymous philanthropist to make the holidays brighter for teens and families who need extra help. The Dane County donor approached United Way for the second year in a row to give gifts and gift cards to […]

Dane County Surpassing Campaign Goal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 17, 2011 Dane County residents prove “Together, our goals are reachable!” United Way of Dane County announced it’s projecting to reach its $16,600,000 and has high hopes of surpassing the goal to improve the community through the Agenda for Change. “Together Dane County, is standing together to end family homelessness, keep […]

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