Women United

Women's Leadership Council Co-chairs
From left to right: Amy Lindner, Julia Currie, and Patty Cadorin.

Thank you to our Women's Leadership Council Co-chairs.

Our Women United program is the largest in the world. This network of powerful women create change for healthy youth, women's empowerment, and financial stability. Since its founding in 2002, Women United members have raised over $200 million to support United Way-funded programming. A special thank you to the guidance and leadership of this year's Women's Leadership Council Co-chairs:
  • Julia Currie, Direct Supply
  • Patty Cadorin, Retired, BMO
If you are interested in joining this network of inspiring women, click here.

Pride United

Pride United

Pride United plans homecoming for LGBTQ+ community.

Many LGBTQ+ individuals didn't get to take the date of their choice to homecoming, and United Way is going to change that!

Pride United is planning their signature event, Homecoming, for 2023. If you'd like to get involved and support this event, please contact Casey Renn.

Retire United

Retire United volunteers

Thank you, Retire United volunteers!

Retire United members recently met to share their valuable time and help fill backpacks with school supplies for students in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties. In just four shifts, volunteers packed more than 1,200 backpacks! In all, United Way will be distributing 8,136 free backpacks to students in need before the new school year begins.

Interested in making a financial contribution to the Backpack Coalition? Donate here.

Diversity Leadership Society

Partnership MKE

Diversity Leadership Society prepares for upcoming events.

Diversity Leadership Society presents: United for Action & Impact (formerly Danishes & Diversity)! Join us Monday, September 19 at Northwestern Mutual to learn more about the Society's continued work on Reducing Barriers to Employment & Advancement, hear from Nancy Hernandez, United Way 2022 Campaign Co-chair, and from newly funded grantees: La Casa de Esperanza, Inc. and MobiliSE. Then, learn how you and/or your organization can get involved. Register here.

Save the Date

Save the Date!

On Wednesday, October 26, ManpowerGroup, in partnership with United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County and Goodwill Industries of Southeast Wisconsin, will host a combined men's and women's job seminar, Ignite your Future in the New World of Work from 9:00 am to noon. More details will be announced soon.

Emerging Leaders

Philanthropic 5 Award Winners

Emerging Leaders celebrates the Philanthropic 5 Awards!

On August 10, the Emerging Leaders network recognized their annual Philanthropic 5 Award winners with a celebration at the War Memorial Center on Milwaukee’s beautiful lakefront. Attendees applauded the philanthropic work of Katie Cummings, Marquayla Ellison, Rachel Hunter, Angela Pecoraro, Nick Welle, and Philanthropic Youth winner Amira Adams who have gone above and beyond to serve their local communities. Without the continuous work of these six individuals, our community would not be such a great place to work and live. Learn more about our winners and view the recording here.

If you are an individual in your 20s, 30s, and 40s and want to be more involved within your local community, contact Stephanie Ziemke for details about how you can become a member and learn more about Emerging Leaders' work.

LINC (Lead. Impact. Network. Change.)

Smiling Baby

LINC supports our Diaper Bank in a big way.

In July, LINC members gathered at the Outsider Bar on the rooftop of the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel for their monthly volunteer event and quarterly meeting. LINC members were asked to donate diapers for United Way’s Diaper Bank efforts which amounted to 250+ diapers and 1,300 wipes from this one meeting alone. United Way's new Diaper Bank Initiative serves families in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington Counties. Learn more about United Way's Diaper Bank efforts here.

If you are interested in becoming a member of LINC or joining the LINC Committee, reach out to Stephanie Ziemke for more details!

Technology United

Happy kids with computers

Techquity distributes no-cost devices to residents in Milwaukee

Last month, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, in partnership with Digital Bridge, collaborated with Silver Spring Neighborhood Center and the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee to bring 300 computers to the residents of Westlawn Gardens on Milwaukee’s north side. It was the first major device distribution of its kind for United Way and Digital Bridge alike. Through similar distributions in the coming months and years, United Way and Digital Bridge aim to distribute at least 50,000 computers to residents without device access. Learn more about Techquity here.

If you're interested in supporting this initiative, you can contact David Berka or reach out to Cassidy Korpela to join our Technology United donor network to uplift this important issue area.

Additional Ways to Make An Impact

Learn how you can improve our community's future by joining the Legacy Society. Support your community for generations to come and create your will for free by using www.freewill.com/unitedway.

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