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 […]

FamilyWize Partnership Saves Dane County $250,000 on Prescription Meds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2012 41 percent of adults say it’s a problem for their family to pay for prescription medications. Since 2008, the United Way of Dane County/FamilyWize partnership has officially saved Dane County over $250,000 on the cost of prescription medicines. The FamilyWize discount drug card is free of charge – there […]

February 11th is National “2-1-1 Day”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2012 United Way of Dane County’s 2-1-1 helped 65,798 callers get answers and assistance in 2011. February 11 is official national “2-1-1 Day” in recognition of the free, confidential, easy to remember phone number that connects people to essential community resources. In Dane County, the United Way 2-1-1 call center […]

United Way 2-1-1 History

In 2012, United Way 2-1-1 will celebrate 10 years in Dane County. However, the service has a much longer history of providing Information & Referral (I&R) to those in need find resources. United Way 2-1-1 started in the late 1960’s as “Info,” a federally funded service of the state of Wisconsin, became a program of […]

United Way Helps Anonymous Donor Give $100,000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 13, 2011 This week United Way of Dane County will distributed $100,000 provided by an anonymous philanthropist to make the holidays brighter for teens and families who need extra help. The Dane County donor approached United Way for the second year in a row to give gifts and gift cards to […]

Dane County Surpassing Campaign Goal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 17, 2011 Dane County residents prove “Together, our goals are reachable!” United Way of Dane County announced it’s projecting to reach its $16,600,000 and has high hopes of surpassing the goal to improve the community through the Agenda for Change. “Together Dane County, is standing together to end family homelessness, keep […]

Golden Years

Olivia discovered her independence was at risk by accident. Olivia loves volunteering in her community, playing with her grandchildren and giving back to the community. After years of independence, Olivia was shocked to find herself in the middle of a mystery. One afternoon, she was walking around her apartment, and the next thing she knew […]

Housing First

Chi-Race had to choose between paying rent and paying for food. As a single mother without a strong support network, it became increasingly difficult to make ends meet. She moved in with her parents when a major disagreement changed her life. Soon she and her children were bouncing between shelters and motels. That’s when they […]

Parent. Child. Home.

It’s hard to finish school when you’re not ready to start. Two years ago, Ma worried that her daughter, Ariya, wasn’t developing the skills she’d need to be successful in school. Ariya was extremely shy and showed little interest in books or toys. Ma and Ariya enrolled in United Way’s Parent-Child Home Program. Twice a week, […]