“LEARN United” Tour Connects Business & Community Leaders with United Way’s Work

An up-close and personal look at United Way’s impact in the community is only a bus ride away. Volunteers, donors, local community and business leaders learned more about United Way’s work in ending family homelessness on March 13th by loading several Badger Buses and embarking on United Way of Dane County’s first LEARN United Tour. […]

United Way Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors

United Way of Dane County announced the election of the 2014-2015 Board of Directors during its Annual Meeting on March 6, 2014.  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, Safety and Health. United Way […]

United Way Expands HealthConnect Program to Help Individuals up to 150% FPL

HealthConnect’s goal is to provide assistance to as many as possible of the estimated 9,500 individuals between 100-150% federal poverty level with premium assistance before sign-up deadline of March 31 HealthConnect, a United Way of Dane County health insurance premium assistance program supported by UW Health, is expanding its eligibility requirements to help more people […]

HIRE Education Employment Initiative Showing Strong Promise in First Eight Months of Work

HIRE Education Employment Initiative has reached over 227 individuals helping them on their path to stable, long-term employment since April 2013. United Way’s HIRE Education Employment Initiative which benefits adults (18+) who haven’t graduated and are seeking steady employment is showing extremely positive results in the first eight months of its work.  This innovative employment […]

United Way is Still Accepting Applications for HealthConnect

  IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 18, 2014 HealthConnect, supported by UW Health, has already enrolled over 100 low income individuals who are benefiting from full payment of their premium purchased through the Health Insurance Marketplace. HealthConnect, a United Way of Dane County health insurance premium assistance program supported by UW Health, is still accepting applications for […]

Leadership Givers Honored at 1st Annual Thank You Breakfast

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 17, 2014 More than 90 local companies were honored for their philanthropy and leadership at United Way of Dane County’s first annual Leadership Giving Thank You Breakfast. On February 6, United Way of Dane County held its first ever Leadership Giving Thank You Breakfast at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s […]

United Way Celebrates National 2-1-1 Day

United Way of Dane County’s 2-1-1 helped 51,881 callers get answers and assistance in 2013. February 11 is official national “2-1-1 Day” in recognition of the free, confidential, easy to remember phone number that connects people to essential community resources. In Dane County and surrounding areas, the United Way 2-1-1 call center is available 24 […]

From our Foundation Chair

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the United Way of Dane County Foundation, and we thank the many donors who have invested in our endowment through gifts that honor colleagues, remember loved ones, or celebrate milestones. The Foundation exists to support the mission of United Way.  Through gifts to the Foundation, donors can extend […]

United Way Invests $17 million in Dane County Community

United Way announces investments of over $17 million into the Dane County community through targeted research-backed strategies aimed to change the human condition in Dane County. On January 28, 2014 the Board of Directors at United Way of Dane County approved over $17 million from the most successful ever 2013 campaign to invest in community […]

It’s not too late to sign-up for HealthConnect!

With all of the changes underway that affect eligibility for health insurance coverage under BadgerCare here in Dane County and provisions of the Affordable Care Act, many in our community will be affected and may not know where to turn for help. Having health insurance is important because coverage helps people get timely medical care […]