United Way of Dane County Announces 2018-2019 Board of Directors

Madison, WI – On Wednesday, February 21st United Way of Dane County will appoint eight new board members to its 2018-2019 Board of Directors. Those new members were inducted at our February 21st Annual Meeting. The Board is comprised of community leaders who guide United Way in changing lives in the critical areas of Education, […]

United Way Announces New Affordable Housing Fund

Fund seeks to address the affordable housing crisis in Dane County   Madison, WI (February 21, 2018) – United Way of Dane County is excited to announce the creation of a new Affordable Housing Fund! The fund, which will be housed in and managed by the United Way of Dane County Foundation, is intended to […]

United Way Helps Improve Children’s Literacy and Development

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library launches in Dane County   Madison, WI (February 7, 2018) – As part of our efforts to make sure children are cared for and have fun as they become prepared for school, United Way of Dane County is launching Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to encourage the love of reading among local […]

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 […]

2017 Holiday Wish List Now Available!

Spread the holiday cheer by giving back Madison, WI (Nov. 6, 2017) – It’s officially United Way’s Winter Season of Caring! Following a successful Community Kickoff and Fall Season of Caring, we are keeping the spirit of giving back going year-round by offering this year’s Holiday Wish List! This annual compilation from more than 70 […]