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

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increase in calls to United Way of Dane County’s 211 non-emergency help line in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Requests for food, rent and utility assistance top the list of needs. With so many people out of work and businesses closed or struggling to stay open, our community goal is to help individuals and families to well-being.

But there’s always hope. By supporting United Way of Dane County, your donation makes a real difference and helps families achieve stability. We hope you consider donating today.

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.

December 2020


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.

Your charitable donation to United Way is tax deductible. Due to the CARES Act, a new $300 deduction is available for those who donate by December 31, 2020 and take the standard deduction on their 2020 taxes.

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Working for All Webinar Series:
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Holiday Wish List
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Virtual Volunteering
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Supporting Health in our Community

When Mac, a waiter at a local restaurant, lost his job this spring, he was left to rely on unemployment benefits to keep his home. But when those were slow to come in, one of our partner agencies was able to tap into our COVID-19 emergency funds to help Mac with two months of rent – getting him through a difficult time.
When Liza found herself unable to afford a crucial medication in the midst of the pandemic, she reached out to one of our partner agencies for help. They were able to quickly get her the financial assistance she needed so that she could rest easy, knowing her health was once again in her hands.
When Kara, a single mom who relies heavily on school-provided meals, found herself unable to feed her 3 kids, she reached out to another of our local partners. Using the COVID-19 funds, they were able to provide Kara and her family with 93 meals over a 12-week period.

Upcoming Events

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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.

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!

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