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May 31, 2018

Written by Katie Kuhn, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Each year, United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council welcomes hundreds of guests to The Pfister Hotel’s Grand Ballroom to celebrate the impact of women on our local community. In 2018, we heard from Keynote Speaker Anna Maria Chavez of the National Council on Aging, Linda T. Mellowes Woman Leader of the Year Award winner Elizabeth Brenner, and many more. Thank you to everyone who attended our largest Women United Bruncheon to date!

2018 Linda T. Mellowes Woman Leader of the Year Award winner: Elizabeth Brenner

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Oversight Committee co-chair and Milwaukee Business Journal retiree Elizabeth Brenner reflects on her personal and professional journey of growth. Read more.


Pack the purse!

Donate new or like-new women’s purse and work bags and pack them with feminine hygiene products. Donate Individually or host a drive

Purses may seem like an “extra” but we know that when women feel proud, their heads are held a little higher and interviews go a little better.

Donate new or like-new purses and work bags to be gifted to local women currently facing barriers to employment at United Way’s annual Milwaukee & Waukesha County women’s job seminars this fall.

A low estimate of a woman’s monthly cost of feminine hygiene products is about $7.00. When an individual is homeless these products are not affordable or accessible.

Time of the Month Club will distribute donated feminine hygiene supplies such as pads and tampons to our agency partners including Sojourner Family Peace Center, The Women’s Center, and Cathedral Center.

Short on time but still want to help?
Order directly from our Amazon wish list and have them shipped to United Way (address below).

Donations can be dropped off at the Milwaukee United Way office through June.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
225 West Vine Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Questions? Contact Jeriah Ebling at 414.263.8156 or

Meet Amber

At this year’s event, we shared the story of Amber. Amber dreamed of moving out of her two-bedroom apartment, where she lived with her parents and three children, and into a house. Through a United Way-funded financial stability program, Amber repaired her credit, built a budget, and finally met her goal. Meet Amber.


Join us at SPREE: Shopping for Change

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind shopping experience with a collection of local-based, women-owned retailers. Proceeds will benefit United Way’s Community Fund. Purchase your tickets or become a sponsor today.

Thank you to our event and table sponsors!

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