United Way of Dane County Announces 2016-2017 Board of Directors

Madison, WI – United Way of Dane County welcomes seven new members to its 2016-2017 Board of Directors, following an election at our February 25th Annual Meeting. The Board is comprised of community leaders who guide United Way in changing lives in the critical areas of Education, Income and Health – the building blocks of […]

100 Black Men Create Program to Tackle Chronic Absenteeism

Madison, WI (March 2, 2016) – Today, the 100 Black Men of Madison announced its new initiative, Project SOAR, which stands for Student Opportunities, Access and Readiness. Project SOAR is a comprehensive program to lower truancy rates and raise high school graduation rates. The program involves one-on-one mentoring, career exploration and cultivating discussion on a […]

Strong Roots: Building Economically Stable Families Press Release

(Feb. 25, 2016) Madison, Wis. – Today, local leaders began a conversation with the community on how, collectively, we can implement strategies to reduce poverty. Poverty is one of the largest challenges children and families face in Dane County. United Way of Dane County convened the Delegation to Create Economically Stable Families in 2014, led […]

United Way Worldwide Hires Leslie Ann Howard

United Way Worldwide Hires Leslie Ann Howard Howard Will Be Senior Advisor to CEO Brian Gallagher Alexandria, VA. – United Way Worldwide is excited to announce the hiring of Leslie Ann Howard, current CEO of United Way of Dane County, as Senior Advisor to United Way Worldwide CEO Brian Gallagher. Howard joins a new consulting […]

Dane County Businesses & Individuals Pledge $19.54 Million to Change Lives

Madison, Wis. – Tens of thousands of caring Dane County businesses and individuals came together to pledge $19.54 million to change thousands of lives in our community. “We are overjoyed at the generosity shown by Dane County,” said Dan Rashke, 2015 United Way Campaign Chair and CEO of TASC. “Local companies and donors rocked this […]

United Way HealthConnect to Enter Third Year Thanks to Generous UW Health Gift

Madison, WI—October 19, 2015— As the open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace approaches, a crucial community program is beginning its third year, bolstered by a new $1.3 million gift. Open enrollment for 2016 coverage begins in 13 days on November 1, 2015 and runs to January 31, 2016. At today’s press conference, United […]

United Way of Dane County Awarded Prestigious 4-Star Rating by Charity Navigator

Madison, Wis. (September 10, 2015) – United Way of Dane County received the prestigious 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, the largest charity evaluator in the country. The 4-star rating is Charity Navigator’s top rating and only awarded to the most fiscally responsible organizations in the United States. United Way of Dane County scored 100% in […]