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 […]

Parent Child Home Visitation Program

United Way of Dane County’s Born Learning initiative started in 2007, when we convened a group of community leaders to review the school readiness of children entering kindergarten in Dane County. When this group first looked at the data they found that 42% of our young children were entering kindergarten without the skills they needed […]

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 […]

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 […]