MMSD & United Way Commit to Closing Achievement Gap

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 30, 2012 United Way and Madison Metropolitan School District recommit their long-term partnership on closing the achievement gap to include professional development for teaching and support staff. In alignment with the on-going partnership between United Way of Dane County and Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD), their Boards met today to discuss […]

Journey Home is Making Dane County Safer for Everyone

Each year, between 500 to 700 ex-offenders are released back into Dane County seeking a new and fresh start to their lives. Upon returning, they are faced with multiple challenges and obstacles such as finding a job and a permanent place to live. To be successful, ongoing health and addiction issues also need to be […]

United Way Celebrates National Volunteer Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2012 United Way of Dane County is joining the nationwide celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, spotlighting the vital work done by volunteers in communities across Dane County. National Volunteer Week is about recognizing those who have already taken action and encouraging other individuals and their respective communities to […]

Goodbye to the Goodmans

Published by the Wisconsin State Journal on 4/7/2010 There manner was always more impressive than their money. Madison jewelers Robert and Irwin Goodman spent less on themselves so they could spend more on their community. They treated everyone — regardless of background or stature — with the same warmth and attentiveness. They lived long, healthy, […]

United Way 2012 Women’s Initiative Chair

United Way of Dane County is pleased to have Dorothy Steffens serve as our 2012 Women’s Initiative Chair. Dorothy Steffens is the vice president of Publication Operations in the Credit Union National Association’s Madison, Wis. location. CUNA’s Madison office provides education and training, publications and Internet-related services, research, new product development, and other services for […]

United Way Partner Agency Community Action Coalition Increases Access to Healthy Free Food

United Way of Dane County is committed to decreasing family homelessness in Dane County. One of the key strategies in this work is increasing access to free, nutritious food. One of our partner agencies is doing phenomenal work in our community in this area. Community Action Coalition (CAC) of South Central Wisconsin empowers individuals and […]

United Way Celebrates AmeriCorps Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2012 United Way of Dane County will join the nationwide celebration of AmeriCorps Week, March 10-18, spotlighting the vital work done by AmeriCorps members in communities across Dane County since the national service program began 17 years ago.  The theme this year, AmeriCorps Works, communicates the value and effectiveness of […]

Volunteerism is Improving Dane County

Volunteerism provides benefits to volunteers, the people and organizations they serve and the community as a whole. By connecting strategic financial investments and well-managed nonprofit organizations with dedicated volunteers, we make measurable progress in all areas of our community’s Agenda for Change. United Way understands the valuable work volunteers provide in our community. Since we […]

United Way Announces its 2012 Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2012 United Way of Dane County announced the election of the 2012-2013 Board of Directors during their Annual Meeting on March 1, 2012.  The board is comprised of community leaders who guide the organization in its efforts to change lives through our community’s Agenda for Change. The Agenda is focused […]

United Way Volunteer Dr. Steven Barczi featured Speaker at Madison Rotary Meeting on February 29th

United Way’s Safe and Healthy Aging Initiative to Reduce Negative Drug Reactions and Falls among Older Adults Negative drug reactions and falls are identified to be two acute yet preventable health triggers of functional decline in older adults that often lead to hospitalizations, emergency room visits and even deaths. On  February 29, at the Inn […]