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, […]

Dane County Latino Community Call to Action

(Madison, WI) September 15, 2016 – Latino leaders have come together for a unique collaboration to raise awareness on the successes, challenges and opportunities for change in Dane County’s Latinx* community. Cuéntame Más is a comprehensive report that documents the needs of this community, whose members are an integral part of our society. *Latinx (la-TEEN-ex) […]

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 […]

Days of Caring Campaign Kickoff Shines Light on Invisibility of Poverty

Madison, WI (August 16, 2016) – United Way of Dane County kicked off its 2016 Annual Campaign at Madison Mallards Stadium, marking the 23rd Annual Days of Caring. It is the largest annual volunteer event in Dane County, bringing together more than 3,500 people to volunteer across the community. At the kickoff, United Way announced a […]

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 […]

United Way Accepting Concept Papers for Investment Consideration

Madison, WI (April 25, 2016) – The window is open for Dane County nonprofits to propose new solutions that address our community’s toughest challenges. United Way of Dane County is accepting concept papers through Friday, May 6. These concept papers are the first step for nonprofits to secure investments through United Way. This is the […]

Volunteers Honored at 2016 Community Volunteer Awards

Madison, WI (April 20, 2016) – Today, 74 nominees were recognized for their outstanding efforts to make Dane County a better place for all. They were honored at the 2016 United Way Community Volunteer Awards, held at Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club with 500 people in attendance. Eleven awards were presented to individuals, groups, […]