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December 15, 2016

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

Thanks to your generosity, United Way raised an unprecedented $60,130,484 for programs to improve the health, education, and financial stability of all in our community. Additionally, thousands of volunteers donated over 21,124 hours of service during the annual Season of Caring. All we can say is: THANK YOU. 


The 2016 Sweepstakes Prize Patrol had fun surprising this year’s winners, some of whom have given to United Way for 20+ years, while others made their first gift this year!

Watch the Sweepstakes Prize Patrol surprise the winners!


Million Dollar Superstars

Employee giving, special events, and corporate donations combined at 11 companies to create contributions of more than $1 million to United Way. A huge thank you to the thousands of employees who participated in their workplace giving campaigns to help people in our community create a better quality of life.

Check out our Million Dollar Companies.

2016 Season of Caring in Pictures

Who doesn’t love to see volunteers out in the community doing good?

Check out some of the highlights from Season of Caring 2016.

It’s Party Time!

United Way donors, volunteers, partners and staff gathered at Badger Meter’s brand-new Customer Experience Center to celebrate the successful effort to change lives and improve our community. 

All proceeds from ticket sales for this event will go to support United Way’s Community Fund.

View photos from the event.

Check out the conversation on social.


A Message from our CEO

Mary Lou Young, President & CEO of United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, reflects on the year and shares her gratitude.

A Message from our CEO.

You're Awesome

Now show it off!

Because of you, more families will keep a roof over their heads, more kids will go to bed with full stomachs, and more people will find the help they need. Because of you, our community will continue to grow and thrive. Because of you, more people will live their best possible lives.

Show you’re proud to help our region be a better place for all of us. 

View and share on Facebook. 

2016 Campaign Leadership

Special thanks to our 2016 Campaign Co-chairs, Larry Blanton, Jackie Herd-Barber, Richard A. Meeusen​, Steven S. SaLoutos, and our 2016 campaign cabinet. The incredible hard work of the entire team helped make our campaign an extraordinary success.

View full Campaign Cabinet list.

Because of Your Help...

Barry helps Waukesha County seniors live independently by providing volunteer home visits and administrative support.

Billy benefitted from an emergency food pantry and now volunteers there.

Dwight and Nathanial built a strong bond and gave back to the community.

Your gift to United Way not only impacts lives, but it inspires others to want to help more people and improve our community as a whole.

Thank you.

Read more success stories.



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