The Power of Many.
Working for All.
Be a part of it.

The Power of Many. Working for All.
Be a part of it.

United Way brings our community together in strength to address Dane County’s greatest needs. As we are experiencing racial unrest, an economic downturn and a pandemic, this is more important than ever.

In place of our traditional in-person “Community Kickoff” in August, we will offer monthly opportunities to learn more about community issues, participate in remote or socially distanced volunteer opportunities and support the well-being of our neighbors for the remainder of the year. As in the past, we will celebrate our community’s generosity and impact at Community Celebration in March 2021.

September 2020

Today

Your gift is needed now, more than ever, to ensure the well-being of our neighbors. 

Your gift will be strategically invested into effective, research-based programs to promote equity and advance education, income and health — the building blocks of well-being.

Together, we are The Power of Many. Working for All.

September 30

Working for All Webinar Series: Women United Breakfast
Join us to take a deeper dive into the effects of racial disparities and the pandemic on education. 

Centennial Conversations

Join a virtual conversation to share your voice and inform our next strategic agenda.

September 1 – 16

Support Education in Dane County
Provide essential school supplies though donation drives and socially distanced volunteering. 

September 23

Create Snack Packs to help students succeed in school. Kids who are hungry are more likely to have behavioral issues, repeat a grade or miss school. 

Supporting Education in Our Community

In 2020, United Way is investing more than $6.5 million into Education in Dane County. These funds support programs to make sure children are cared for and have fun as they become prepared for school, and students succeed academically and graduate from high school, prepared for higher education, career and community.
A family lost their child care when the centers began closing, and the mother was unable to work and unsure if she was eligible for unemployment. They had a small savings account for emergencies, but it wouldn't cover rent indefinitely. Working with Reach Dane, they received rent assistance through the Dane County COVID-19 Emergency and Recovery Fund, relieving some of their financial stress. The mother has been able to focus on virtual schooling and her children. She expressed how grateful she was to have received this support and how it came during a time that she was struggling the most.
United Way of Dane County is partnering with nonprofits, government and the business community to help meet the needs of students and their families as we begin the school year. Together, we working to make sure students have the supplies they need to be successful and families can access childcare and support for virtual learning.

Upcoming Events

Join us to learn, volunteer and more!

October

Volunteer Opportunity: Create Paper Product Packs
Paper towels and toilet paper – these everyday household items are rarely donated and are essential for a healthy family.

Working for All Webinar Series:
 Income
Join us to take a deeper dive into United Way’s work focused on Income. Topic to be announced in September.

November

Volunteer Opportunity: Create Diaper Packs
Access to diapers reduces risk of infectious diseases, improves health outcomes for children and families and are frequently needed at pantries and shelters.

Volunteer Opportunity:
Create Feminine Hygiene Packs

Individuals who don’t have access to hygiene products are more likely to miss work or school. A period shouldn’t stop someone from participating and succeeding in school, work and life.


Working for All Webinar Series:
 Health
Join us to take a deeper dive into United Way’s work focused on Health. Topic to be announced in October.

December

Working for All Webinar Series: Community Well-Being
Join us to take a deeper dive into United Way’s work. Topic to be announced in November.

Volunteer Opportunity: 
Holiday Wish List
Help spread holiday cheer! Find donation requests and volunteer opportunities for local nonprofits during the holiday season.

March 2021

Community Celebration
Celebrate The Power of Many, Working for All! This event recognizes the important contributions of donors, volunteers and our corporate and nonprofit partners. The program will feature campaign awards, community volunteer awards and stories about how your gifts of time, talent and treasure make a difference.

Thank you to our generous sponsors

for making these events and volunteer opportunities possible!

Presenting Sponsor:

Supporting Sponsors:

Community Sponsors:

In-Kind Sponsors:

Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Click here to learn more about how you can be involved.