Thanks to the Community’s Generosity, United Way of Dane County Invests More Than $19 Million Locally

Madison, WI (March 30, 2016) – Thanks to the generosity of Dane County workplaces and individuals, more than $19 million will be invested in local, critical strategies dedicated to our community’s toughest issues. Dane County companies and residents demonstrated the power of their giving in 2015 with an incredible response to the community’s campaign. After […]

Registration is Open for 2016 Global Youth Service Day

Madison, WI (March 28, 2016) – Spend a spring day with your friends and family while building a better Dane County for all. United Way of Dane County is proud to join organizations in more than 100 countries to celebrate the 28th Global Youth Service Day on April 15th-17th. We are looking for volunteers between […]

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 […]

United Way of Dane County Hires Executive Vice President of Resource Development

Madison, WI – United Way of Dane County is proud to announce the hiring of Kim Hearn, who will serve as Executive Vice President of Resource Development. Hearn will lead the Resource Development team made up of staff and hundreds of community volunteers to innovate and transform how the community can give, advocate and volunteer […]

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 […]

Bluegrass Concert Will Celebrate 15 Years Of Benefitting United Way Of Dane County

Madison, WI – Looking for a family-friendly way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Come to the Barrymore Theatre at 1 p.m., February 14th, for the 15th Annual United Way Bluegrass Benefit. Six bands and performers are volunteering their time and talents with all proceeds going to United Way of Dane County. Longtime United Way advocate Dave […]

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 of Dane County Foundation Grants $10,000 to Local Construction/Manufacturing Nonprofit, WRTP/BIG STEP

Madison, Wis. – United Way of Dane County Foundation is proud to announce a $10,000 grant to Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership (WRTP)/Building Industry Group Skilled Trade Employment Program (BIG STEP) today. On behalf of the Foundation, our Loaned Executives presented the donation to WRTP/BIG STEP. WRTP/BIG STEP is a non-profit organization that helps the private […]