Dane County Residents Still Have Time to Sign Up for HealthConnect

Madison, WI (January 30, 2017) – As the deadline approaches to enroll for health insurance in the federal marketplace, United Way of Dane County wants local residents to know there is still time to sign up for HealthConnect and receive assistance with their health insurance premiums. United Way HealthConnect helps low-income individuals and families pay […]

HIRE Summit: Where Employers Learn How to Connect with Job Seekers

Madison, WI (January 27, 2017) – The need is widespread and the barriers stand tall for companies building a qualified workforce and for individuals searching for stable employment. Thanks to United Way of Dane County’s HIRE Initiative, employers and job seekers are connecting, benefiting all involved. More than 170 leaders in business and nonprofit sectors […]

100 Black Men and United Way Team Up for Critical Toy Drive

Madison, WI – When you think of a family of four, who do you picture? To some, that means two parents and two children. But for a growing number of young ones in our community, that picture is dramatically different. Picture a family where the most stable member is a 15-year-old high school student taking […]

December 2016: Here’s the change you created this year

You are creating a better Dane County for all. Thank you for your generosity, advocacy and volunteerism! Look back at the change you created in 2016. February: Local leaders in law enforcement and communities of color convened at United Way for a groundbreaking collaboration. The Special Community/Police Task Force was led by retired UW-Madison Police […]

Grassroots Organizations Serving Communities of Color Granted $25,000

Madison, WI (November 15, 2016) – Seven local, grassroots organizations will receive United Way of Dane County grants ranging from $2,000 to $4,000, totaling $25,000, to further their work in reducing racial disparities, engaging community members and bringing equity for all. United Way offered $25,000 to small organizations that are working in the areas of […]

Dane County Businesses & Individuals Pledge $18.6 Million to Change Local Lives

Madison, Wis. (November 17, 2016) – Thousands of Dane County businesses and individuals came together to pledge $18.6 million to change thousands of lives in our community. More than 66,000 people, including 16,000 children, live in poverty in Dane County. The community’s generosity and United Way’s transparent work will go toward moving those individuals and […]

United Way’s 2016 Holiday Wish List is Out!

Madison, WI (November 4, 2016) – If you are looking for ways to volunteer or donate items during the holiday season, there is a resource where you can find every opportunity in one place: United Way Volunteer Center’s Holiday Wish List. If you are looking to give toys, volunteer to wrap gifts or donate food, the […]

November 2016: Community Celebration is coming

Humbled. Grateful. Thankful for you. We’re just a little more than two weeks away from honoring your caring power. On Nov. 17, we are celebrating you and the change you will create right here in Dane County. Each year, our whole community comes together to celebrate the awesome power each one of us holds to […]

Need Assistance with Health Insurance Premiums? United Way HealthConnect Can Help!

Madison, WI (November 1, 2016) – United Way of Dane County is thrilled to announce the fourth year of its groundbreaking HealthConnect program. United Way HealthConnect understands the difficulty of paying insurance premiums and wants to ease this stress for Dane County residents. Since 2013, HealthConnect has helped more than 1,700 Dane County individuals become […]