Shifting Strategies: Schools of Hope Coverage

Published by Wisconsin State Journal on 08/31/2015 One of United Way’s trademark programs is shifting strategies this fall to make sure more students succeed in school. This year, Schools of Hope celebrates its 20th anniversary as a major volunteer tutoring project in Dane County. The Wisconsin State Journal reported on the program’s new focus to […]

WISC-TV Coverage on Middleton Days of Caring

Published by WISC-TV on 08/28/2015 United Way of Dane County’s Days of Caring continued in Middleton on August 28, 2015. WISC-TV’s Dave Delozier showcased the wonderful day with this story. More than 100 adult volunteers spent one-one-one time with 90 children from three area community centers. The pairs learned how to fish, grabbed some lunch […]

United Way High School Group Awards Over $32,000 to Local Youth Programs

Teenage leaders from area high schools will reveal the funding decisions of grants to go to benefit local youth lead organizations. On April 6, the By Youth for Youth Committee (BYFY), a collaborative project of United Way, Dane County Youth Commission, and City of Madison Community Development Division, will award $32,000 to 15 local youth […]

United Way of Dane County Announces 2015 Board of Directors

United Way of Dane County announced the election of the 2015-2016 Board of Directors during it’s Annual Meeting on February 26, 2015. The board is comprised of community leaders who guide the organization in its efforts to change lives through our community’s Agenda for Change in the areas of Education, Income and Health. United Way […]

February 11th Is National “2-1-1 Day”

United Way of Dane County’s 2-1-1 provided 72,153 referrals for local residents in 2014.February 11 is national “2-1-1 Day” in recognition of the free, confidential, easy to remember phone number that connects people to essential community resources (e.g. non-emergency 9-1-1.) In Dane County and surrounding areas, the United Way 2-1-1 call center is available 24 […]

Dane County’s Generosity Fuels Most Effective Solutions Toward Community’s Greatest Needs in Education, Income, and Health

United Way Board of Directors announces investments of over $19.7 million into our Dane County community to change the human condition. The United Way of Dane County Board of Directors approved over $19.7 million from the 2014 campaign to invest in strategies focusing on solutions to community-identified areas of greatest need. More than 35,000 Dane […]

Dane County Achieves Record Campaign By Pledging $19.6 Million

November 20, 2014 DANE COUNTY ACHIEVES RECORD CAMPAIGN BY PLEDGING $19.6 MILLION TO CHANGE LIVES IN OUR COMMUNITY Amount includes $1 million for The HIRE Initiative to help families out of poverty United Way of Dane County announced today it expects its 2014 campaign will raise a record $19.6 million to continue the community’s Agenda […]

Meriter – UnityPoint and St. Mary’s Hospital in Unique Partnership with United Way to Provide Books and Parent Resources

Ensuring children enter kindergarten ready to learn is a key strategy is closing the racial achievement gap in Dane County. Developmental gaps appear in the first 1,000 days of life. November 11, 2014 Today, hundreds of “Books for Babies” bags are being delivered to Meriter – UnityPoint Health and St. Mary’s Hospital birthing centers. The […]