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Karen Burch, Vice President, Community Engagement and Marketing
email:     mobile: 941-713-0850.

‘Everyone wants to feel their voice is important’: United Way of Dane County launches campaign to help register, educate voters

MADISON, Wis. — A Dane County organization doesn’t just want people to vote, it wants them to realize their votes matter. The United Way of Dane County has helped lift the voices of the community for close to a century. This year, the organization is using its influence to bring more voices to the table that aren’t always heard...

Plain Talk: The United Way's fundraising campaign is more vital than ever

Dave Zweifel | The Capital Times Sep 7, 2020 - The coronavirus pandemic has upended so much of our everyday activities and none more so than the many nonprofits that exist to help the very people who need them now more than ever...

A Message from United Way of Dane County’s CEO (June 12, 2020)

New report detailing financial hardship in Dane County

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – The ALICE, asset limited, income constrained, employed, report released by United Way reveals that 30 percent of Dane County households struggled to make ends meet before COVID-19. Read more

Announcing Lead United

Built upon the foundation of Rosenberry Society and Key Club, Lead United is a new, unified network of community-minded individuals who Lead United in their workplaces, in our community and through their philanthropy. Lead United is about taking action to promote equity and support a Dane County where everyone can succeed in school, work and life.

Lead United members are invested, compassionate and focused on understanding Dane County’s critical issues and creating real, measurable change. Join by making an investment of at least $1 a day ($365 per year).

Additional benefits of membership include connections with other leaders, special events, curated volunteer engagements and opportunities to support your professional and personal development. 

What Can We Do?

Response to Community Unrest Over Racism, Police Use of Force, Protests and Riots

June 10th, 2020 – Rotary Club of Madison Meeting-
Guest Speaker is Fellow Rotarian Renee Moe

Wisconsin State Journal Guest Column

“Calls to United Way’s 211 information and referral helpline have skyrocketed in recent months, with calls increasing over 300% at the peak of the pandemic. Our 211 team has been working to connect people to critical health and economic services – food, diapers, rent, employment, healthcare – many for the first time.”  Read More