November 2016: Community Celebration is coming

Humbled. Grateful. Thankful for you. We’re just a little more than two weeks away from honoring your caring power. On Nov. 17, we are celebrating you and the change you will create right here in Dane County. Each year, our whole community comes together to celebrate the awesome power each one of us holds to […]

October 2016: SAFE at Home Strives to Keep Older Adults Independent

“Should we stay in our own home or should we move to a facility?” This life-changing question faced Reuben and Elizabeth Clark, a couple who are both in their eighties and have lived in their Madison home for the last 40 years. Living at home or moving into a facility is a major life decision, […]

September 2016: HIRE Initiative: See it in action!

Every day, thousands living in poverty in Dane County search for family-sustaining job opportunities while local employers are on a search of their own, looking for qualified candidates to add to their team. To better connect these two, United Way created the HIRE Initiative. HIRE brings together several of United Way’s nonprofit partners with local […]

August 2016: Days of Caring Kicks Off United Way’s Campaign

Days of Caring kicks off in just two weeks! It’s three days of incredible events that bring our community closer together. More than 3,500 volunteers will volunteer across Dane County, marking the largest annual volunteer event of the year! Join us for our Days of Caring Campaign Kickoff at Mallards Stadium on Tuesday, August 16. […]

June 2016: United Way touches everything. That’s why I give.

“I was born and raised in Madison, and my parents were givers. I was two years old when I first heard about United Way. My aunt and uncle and cousins were over, and it was a hot, humid Saturday night. My uncle got up to go to the bathroom and collapsed. He left behind five kids, plus […]

May 2016: The emerging leaders in Madison are hungry.

United Way is home to so many inspiring leaders in Dane County. From By Youth For Youth to Key Club and Tocqueville Society, we are connected to an incredible number of community members who want positive change and make it happen through their leadership. This month, we are showcasing the young professionals who are becoming […]

April 2016: Happy National Volunteer Month!

Volunteers are the soul of United Way. Every decision made is formed by and discussed with volunteers. Does engaging the community with and through volunteers slow things down and add complexity? Sure. But we believe wholeheartedly that United Way exists by the community and for the community, and volunteer involvement is a critical and irreplaceable […]

March 2016: United Way convenes partners, volunteers to create new homes

“Our goal is to get to 5% vacancy rate, which if we build 1,000 units a year for the next decade, we still won’t get there. So we’ve got a long way to go. It means that every unit counts.” – Mayor Paul Soglin, City of Madison The power of the community created new homes […]

February 2016: Verona Teen Group Works to End Poverty

“Our goal is just to do as much as we can and help improve as many lives as possible.” – Kirsten Queoff, Verona Area High School Senior and Verona Aid member There’s a movement growing in Verona and a group of teenagers is doing everything possible to create positive change in their own community. Verona […]