United Way of Dane County Marks Global Youth Service Day

Madison, WI (April 15, 2016) – United Way of Dane County is proud to join organizations in more than 100 countries to celebrate the 28th Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) this weekend. From April 15 – 17, thousands of youth in Dane County will participate in the world’s largest service event. GYSD began in Madison […]

United Way Youth Group to Award $32,500 to Local Youth Programs

Madison, WI – On April 11, By Youth for Youth (BYFY), a collaborative project of United Way, Dane County Youth Commission and City of Madison Community Development Division, will award $32,500 to 16 local youth programs/projects. The projects will directly impact more than 421 youth and are projected to reach more than 3,361 youth and […]

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 […]

Thanks to the Community’s Generosity, United Way of Dane County Invests More Than $19 Million Locally

Madison, WI (March 30, 2016) – Thanks to the generosity of Dane County workplaces and individuals, more than $19 million will be invested in local, critical strategies dedicated to our community’s toughest issues. Dane County companies and residents demonstrated the power of their giving in 2015 with an incredible response to the community’s campaign. After […]

Registration is Open for 2016 Global Youth Service Day

Madison, WI (March 28, 2016) – Spend a spring day with your friends and family while building a better Dane County for all. United Way of Dane County is proud to join organizations in more than 100 countries to celebrate the 28th Global Youth Service Day on April 15th-17th. We are looking for volunteers between […]

United Way of Dane County Announces 2016-2017 Board of Directors

Madison, WI – United Way of Dane County welcomes seven new members to its 2016-2017 Board of Directors, following an election at our February 25th Annual Meeting. The Board is comprised of community leaders who guide United Way in changing lives in the critical areas of Education, Income and Health – the building blocks of […]

United Way of Dane County Hires Executive Vice President of Resource Development

Madison, WI – United Way of Dane County is proud to announce the hiring of Kim Hearn, who will serve as Executive Vice President of Resource Development. Hearn will lead the Resource Development team made up of staff and hundreds of community volunteers to innovate and transform how the community can give, advocate and volunteer […]

100 Black Men Create Program to Tackle Chronic Absenteeism

Madison, WI (March 2, 2016) – Today, the 100 Black Men of Madison announced its new initiative, Project SOAR, which stands for Student Opportunities, Access and Readiness. Project SOAR is a comprehensive program to lower truancy rates and raise high school graduation rates. The program involves one-on-one mentoring, career exploration and cultivating discussion on a […]

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 […]