Coffee with Colleagues

Networking and Stimulating Transformation This Session will focus on Stimulating Transformation: volunteer programs, organizations, and self. Be a part of the conversation! The Coffee with Colleagues series gives volunteer managers and nonprofit workers of various levels of experience the opportunity to discuss current projects or concerns with peers, and share best practices and inspiring outcomes […]

2017 Holiday Wish List Now Available!

Spread the holiday cheer by giving back Madison, WI (Nov. 6, 2017) – It’s officially United Way’s Winter Season of Caring! Following a successful Community Kickoff and Fall Season of Caring, we are keeping the spirit of giving back going year-round by offering this year’s Holiday Wish List! This annual compilation from more than 70 […]

Achievement Connections program receives $10,000 Monsanto Fund Grant

Investment will expand math tutoring program at La Follette High School MADISON, WI (July 18, 2017) – Employees from Monsanto’s DeForest location recommended United Way of Dane County’s Achievement Connections High School Math Tutoring program to receive a $10,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund’s 2017 site grant initiative. Funds from the grant will be used […]

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 […]

WKOW-TV: New Tech App to Help the Homeless

MADISON (WKOW) — The tech-engineers at Zendesk, Inc. software company are just a few of the minds behind the newly launched online app. United Way of Dane County has joined forces with the tech company to develop a mobile website to help homeless people locate basic services like food, shelter and medical care. The website called […]

WISC-TV: United Way & Zendesk Partner on Link-Dane

Zendesk is using its innovative technology to create a mobile-friendly site that utilizes United Way 211’s vast resource database. This means, for the first time, our 211 database is easily accessible on your smartphone. Visit link-dane.co to see the site!

Capital Times: Task force formed after Tony Robinson shooting unveils use-of-force recommendations

Published February 19, 2016, Written by Steven Elbow While protesters hit the streets in the weeks after the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen on the city’s east side last spring, a group of law enforcement officers, community leaders and activists began to look at how law enforcement could handle potentially deadly encounters […]

WISC-TV Media Coverage: Special Community/Police Task Force

Madison, WI (Feb. 19, 2016) – In a groundbreaking collaboration between leaders of color and law enforcement leaders, a group is issuing a call to action to all law enforcement agencies in Dane County on the use of force by law enforcement. For More Information, click here. Dane County police chiefs have agreed to support […]

Madison Commons: Making the Affordable Care Act More Affordable

Published by Madison Commons on January 21, 2016 Althea Miller took a big step moving from Los Angeles to Madison to attend University of Wisconsin–Madison for her undergraduate degree. In 2011 she was diagnosed with asthma, and two years later was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Miller, now 26, is a graduate student studying multicultural education. She […]