United Way’s EVP of Community Impact and Strategy retires after 14 years

Former Webcrafters CEO will serve as interim VP   Madison, WI (December 5, 2017) – After more than 14 years of transformation and results, Deedra Atkinson retired from United Way of Dane County on November 30. Atkinson became a Community Building Department volunteer in 1989. She joined United Way’s staff in June of 2004 as […]

Give Back to Local Kids on #GivingTuesday

Gifts will benefit United Way’s Parent-Child Home Program in partnership with RISE   Madison, WI (November 26, 2017) – This time of year holiday shoppers head to the malls or online for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. We’re encouraging all Dane County shoppers to put some of those dollars toward a program that will […]

100 Black Men and United Way Launch Holiday Toy Drive

Drive Will Benefit Local Students and Families Madison, WI (November 21, 2017) – The holiday season is upon us, and for many that means shopping for holiday gifts. Hundreds of local high school students are the sole caretakers of their younger siblings, and holiday gift giving can cause emotional and financial stress on those teens. […]

Community On Track to Raise $18.3M for United Way

Money will provide pathways to stability for approximately 1/3 of Dane County families living in poverty Madison, Wis. (Nov. 16, 2017) – Thanks to the generosity of thousands of individuals, businesses and other organizations, our community is on track to meet this year’s goal of $18.3 million to support life-changing programs that help stabilize families […]

Seven Community-Based Organizations Granted $25,000 by United Way of Dane County

Madison, WI (October 24, 2017) – Seven community-based organizations have been awarded micro investment grants. Those grants range from $1,200 to $5,000, totaling $25,000.   United Way offered $25,000 to small organizations that are working in the areas of equity, social justice, community organizing and volunteer engagement with the goal to broaden support to community […]

United Way Helps Local Families Get Insured

HealthConnect makes health care more affordable Madison, WI (October 30, 2017) – United Way of Dane County is helping local families and individuals afford health insurance through its HealthConnect premium assistance program.   HealthConnect, now in its fifth year, eases the financial burden of having health care coverage for disadvantaged residents. The UW Population Health […]

United Way Months Proclaimed

Wisconsin Comes Together for Lasting Social Change Madison, WI (September 1, 2017) – Governor Scott Walker has designated the months of September and October 2017 as United Way Months in Wisconsin, in recognition of the launch of United Way annual campaigns throughout the state. The 42 United Ways across Wisconsin each work within their local […]

Summit Credit Union Employees Give Back to United Way in Innovative Way

Virtual Reality Experience Raises Money for United Way of Dane County Madison, WI (August 30, 2017) – Summit Credit Union is finding new and innovative ways to give back to our community. What would otherwise be a standard employee meeting ended with an opportunity for employees to engage in a virtual reality experience! For a […]

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 […]

We’re Better When We Row Together

Click on the video above to hear a mid-year update from Renee Moe, United Way of Dane County’s President and CEO. 2017 is United Way’s Year of Connection. Our focus this year is to better explore how private, public, non-profit and grassroots systems connect to one another in our community, all to improve alignment and […]