United Way Worldwide Hires Leslie Ann Howard

United Way Worldwide Hires Leslie Ann Howard Howard Will Be Senior Advisor to CEO Brian Gallagher Alexandria, VA. – United Way Worldwide is excited to announce the hiring of Leslie Ann Howard, current CEO of United Way of Dane County, as Senior Advisor to United Way Worldwide CEO Brian Gallagher. Howard joins a new consulting […]

Dane County Businesses & Individuals Pledge $19.54 Million to Change Lives

Madison, Wis. – Tens of thousands of caring Dane County businesses and individuals came together to pledge $19.54 million to change thousands of lives in our community. “We are overjoyed at the generosity shown by Dane County,” said Dan Rashke, 2015 United Way Campaign Chair and CEO of TASC. “Local companies and donors rocked this […]

United Way HealthConnect to Enter Third Year Thanks to Generous UW Health Gift

Madison, WI—October 19, 2015— As the open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace approaches, a crucial community program is beginning its third year, bolstered by a new $1.3 million gift. Open enrollment for 2016 coverage begins in 13 days on November 1, 2015 and runs to January 31, 2016. At today’s press conference, United […]

United Way of Dane County Awarded Prestigious 4-Star Rating by Charity Navigator

Madison, Wis. (September 10, 2015) – United Way of Dane County received the prestigious 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, the largest charity evaluator in the country. The 4-star rating is Charity Navigator’s top rating and only awarded to the most fiscally responsible organizations in the United States. United Way of Dane County scored 100% in […]

United Way of Dane County Honors Londa and Walter Dewey for Decades of Service to the Community

Madison, Wis. (September 17, 2015) – Londa and Walter Dewey received the 2015 United Way of Dane County Tocqueville Society Award on September 17. The award was part of the Tocqueville Society’s annual membership reception at The Edgewater Hotel. The event was sponsored by Johnson Bank and Baker Tilly. The Deweys began their involvement with […]

Free Assault-Prevention Rides from YW Transit

Madison, WI. (September 17, 2015) – This weekend’s brutal assault on Madison’s East side is a tragic reminder that we have work to do as a community. The YWCA Madison and United Way of Dane County stand with the young woman who was brutally assaulted and all those who have had to survive sexual assault: […]

Finding HOPE in Solutions for Affordable Housing Issue

Published in National Mortgage News on 09/14/2015 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will spend nearly $40 billion in 2015 on affordable housing programs, yet, according to arecent Urban Institute report, “only 28 adequate and affordable units are available for every 100 rental households with incomes at or below 30% of area median […]

Days of Caring Launches United Way of Dane County’s Largest Campaign Goal

Madison, WI – United Way of Dane County kicked off its 2015 Annual Campaign at Madison Mallards Stadium, announcing its largest-ever fundraising goal of $19.3 million. This announcement marked the 22nd Annual Days of Caring, the largest annual volunteer event in Dane County and was sponsored by Oscar Mayer/Kraft. “Days of Caring is a terrific […]

Shifting Strategies: Schools of Hope Coverage

Published by Wisconsin State Journal on 08/31/2015 One of United Way’s trademark programs is shifting strategies this fall to make sure more students succeed in school. This year, Schools of Hope celebrates its 20th anniversary as a major volunteer tutoring project in Dane County. The Wisconsin State Journal reported on the program’s new focus to […]

WISC-TV Coverage on Middleton Days of Caring

Published by WISC-TV on 08/28/2015 United Way of Dane County’s Days of Caring continued in Middleton on August 28, 2015. WISC-TV’s Dave Delozier showcased the wonderful day with this story. More than 100 adult volunteers spent one-one-one time with 90 children from three area community centers. The pairs learned how to fish, grabbed some lunch […]