Task Force Announces Engagement Sessions on Immigrant & Refugee Community Issues

Sessions will engage community, help leaders form recommendations Madison, WI (June 16, 2017) – Dane County leaders are coming together in a groundbreaking effort to establish recommendations on how to build trust between communities of color and law enforcement, especially as it relates to the topic of immigration in our community. The Law Enforcement and […]

Poverty is Focus of $19 million investment in Dane County

United Way of Dane County makes strategic investments toward a better Dane County for all. Madison, WI (May 4, 2017) In a continuing effort to address poverty and related issues in Dane County, the United Way of Dane County is investing $19,142,242 in the community in 2017 with a specific focus on stabilizing young families. […]

Volunteers Honored at 2017 Community Volunteer Awards for Outstanding Service

27th Annual Event Recognizes a Record Number of Dedicated Volunteers Madison, WI (May 2, 2017) – Today, 177 nominees were recognized for what often goes unrecognized – exemplary service in volunteerism. They were honored at the 2017 United Way Community Volunteer Awards: Celebrating the Heart and Soul of Dane County, held at the Madison Concourse […]

United Way of Dane County Restructures to Reflect Renewed Emphasis on Community Engagement

Community Engagement & Marketing Departments to Merge Under New EVP   (March 17, 2017) Madison, Wis. –United Way of Dane County is merging its community engagement and marketing departments to reflect a renewed emphasis on engaging with community members and streamlining the organization’s ability to deliver on our mission.   Jocelyn Harmon will lead the […]

Dane County Latino Community Call to Action

(Madison, WI) September 15, 2016 – Latino leaders have come together for a unique collaboration to raise awareness on the successes, challenges and opportunities for change in Dane County’s Latinx* community. Cuéntame Más is a comprehensive report that documents the needs of this community, whose members are an integral part of our society. *Latinx (la-TEEN-ex) […]

Days of Caring Campaign Kickoff Shines Light on Invisibility of Poverty

Madison, WI (August 16, 2016) – United Way of Dane County kicked off its 2016 Annual Campaign at Madison Mallards Stadium, marking the 23rd Annual Days of Caring. It is the largest annual volunteer event in Dane County, bringing together more than 3,500 people to volunteer across the community. At the kickoff, United Way announced a […]

United Way Accepting Concept Papers for Investment Consideration

Madison, WI (April 25, 2016) – The window is open for Dane County nonprofits to propose new solutions that address our community’s toughest challenges. United Way of Dane County is accepting concept papers through Friday, May 6. These concept papers are the first step for nonprofits to secure investments through United Way. This is the […]

Volunteers Honored at 2016 Community Volunteer Awards

Madison, WI (April 20, 2016) – Today, 74 nominees were recognized for their outstanding efforts to make Dane County a better place for all. They were honored at the 2016 United Way Community Volunteer Awards, held at Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club with 500 people in attendance. Eleven awards were presented to individuals, groups, […]

United Way of Dane County Marks Global Youth Service Day

Madison, WI (April 15, 2016) – United Way of Dane County is proud to join organizations in more than 100 countries to celebrate the 28th Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) this weekend. From April 15 – 17, thousands of youth in Dane County will participate in the world’s largest service event. GYSD began in Madison […]

United Way Youth Group to Award $32,500 to Local Youth Programs

Madison, WI – On April 11, By Youth for Youth (BYFY), a collaborative project of United Way, Dane County Youth Commission and City of Madison Community Development Division, will award $32,500 to 16 local youth programs/projects. The projects will directly impact more than 421 youth and are projected to reach more than 3,361 youth and […]