Racial Equity Portfolio
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United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Racial Equity Portfolio

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At United Way, we believe in racial equity. We believe in building a community that offers access, resources, and the opportunity for long-term success. We believe in leading the fight to create communities where everyone can thrive.

This new portfolio is focused on a commitment to deepen our impact as funders, partners, and conveners, especially as related to racial equity and social justice.

Our goal is to increase funding to Black- and Brown-led organizations and advocate and support Black and Brown-led ideas.

We know that we will do this better side-by-side with the community. We have formed an advisory committee focused specifically on racial equity and justice. Members will represent the communities that we seek to support through our investments.

Together, we will commit to dismantle systemic inequities by building capacity of Black- and Brown-led organizations to identify and address Black and Brown defined priorities.

This portfolio also includes:

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New and increased gifts to the Racial Equity Portfolio are doubled by Northwestern Mutual from 7/1/21 to 6/30/22 up to $250,000.

Racial Equity Advisory Committee

Jason M. Holton, Marlaina S. Jackson, Shanee' Jenkins, Arvind Gopalratnam, Samantha Maldonado, Melody McCurtis, N. Lynnette McNeely, Lynn Menefee, Lilliann Paine, Paula Phillips, Maria Rodriguez, Warren Scherer, Nieves Valdez

Special Thanks to our Racial Equity Match Sponsor



Staff Lead: Shannon Reed, 414.263.8133 or email.