Lead United

Invested. Compassionate. Impactful.

Our Purpose

We cultivate community-minded individuals to Lead United in their workplaces, in our community and through their philanthropy. Our local network of leaders is invested, compassionate and focused on understanding Dane County’s critical issues and achieving professional growth. Help us make real, measurable change and maximize the full potential of every neighbor.

Our Impact

We create real, measurable change in our community by taking action to promote equity and strengthen United Way’s vision of a Dane County where everyone can succeed in school, work and life. The dollars invested by Lead United members help to tackle Dane County’s toughest issues in the areas of Education, Income and Health – the building blocks of well-being.

In 2019, we accomplished the following:

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4 year olds in ParentChild+

88% of 4-year-olds in ParentChild+ are 4K ready, exceeding the national benchmarks for the 4th straight year. Learn more about United Way and education here.

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Together with our partners we have cut family homelessness by 50% since 2014. Learn how United Way is working to improve financial stability in Dane County.

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Adults

insured with HealthConnect premium support, improving health care outcomes and reducing community costs. Learn how United Way helps provide access to affordable quality primary, dental and behavioral health care.

Join Us

Lead United members develop lasting relationships within our community, inspiring and enacting positive change. When we band together, talent and skills are maximized, and our community grows stronger and more vibrant. Individuals donating at least $1 a day ($365 per year) automatically become members of Lead United.

Membership Benefits

Real, measurable change in our community through your annual investment

Connections with committed and engaged community leaders and professionals

Deeper understanding of critical issues in Dane County and how you can make a difference

Invitations to special events and curated volunteer opportunities providing a personalized experience

Professional growth through educational events and opportunities to develop your leadership skills

Stay Tuned: 2020 Events
We look forward to offering a variety of networking, educational and professional development events this year. Keep an eye on your email for invitations!
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What we're up to

Tocqueville Conversation Series

Join us for lunch, networking and conversation designed to inform and inspire. Programs feature remarks by United Way President & CEO, Renee Moe, and a keynote by business and philanthropic leaders. Save the date for our upcoming Conversations on August 11 and December 1.

Tocqueville Society Membership Dinner

Each fall, we gather to celebrate the impact our United Way Tocqueville Society gifts have on the Dane County community. We also honor and celebrate the philanthropy and commitment to our community of a member household. This year’s event, on October 8, will honor Dan and Patti Rashke.

United Way of Dane County Foundation

Gifts to United Way of Dane County Foundation extend your family’s legacy of effective, local philanthropy. Our Foundation advances United Way’s mission to improve lives through key initiatives in education, financial stability and health... today and for future generations.

FAQs

Lead United is a United Way of Dane County donor network, made up of individuals committed to leading in the community and achieving professional growth. These leaders are invested, compassionate and focused on understanding Dane County’s critical issues and creating real, measurable change. Through volunteer, educational and networking opportunities, Lead United members develop their professional skills and networks.

Lead United was formed in 2020, built upon the foundation of Rosenberry Society and Key Club. We removed barriers, such as age restrictions, and combined the efforts of both groups into one unified network of donors.

Lead United was created to cultivate our community’s philanthropic leaders and strengthen our vision of a Dane County where everyone can succeed in school, work and life. United Way is committed to supporting and developing Dane County’s community and business leaders – Lead United is a key element in this work.

Donate to United Way of Dane County! Individuals donating at least $1 a day ($365 per year) automatically become members of Lead United.

No, Rosenberry Society and Key Club have merged and are now Lead United.

Yes! The events may be a little different, but we will continue to incorporate fun ways to connect with others who are invested in both giving back to the community and professional growth.

Of course! Volunteering is a great way to deepen your connection to partner agencies of United Way of Dane County, expand your network and have fun while making a difference in our community.

No, everyone is included! Individuals giving at least $1 a day ($365 per year) to United Way of Dane County automatically become members, joining other professionals and community leaders at various points in their careers.

Create real, measurable change. The dollars invested by Lead United members help to tackle Dane County’s toughest issues in the areas of Education, Income and Health – the building blocks of well-being.

Feel good about giving back to our community and develop a stronger sense of purpose.

Understand the impact of your donation – see how your dollars are amplified through United Way’s initiatives.

Deepen your understanding of critical issues within our community, how our nonprofit partners are addressing them and what you can do to help.

Attend unique events and volunteer opportunities with others who are looking to make a difference.

Build your network by gaining access to professionals and community leaders and developing lasting relationships with others invested in the mission of United Way.

Achieve professional growth through educational events and opportunities to develop your leadership skills.