Diversity Leadership Society

Danishes & Diversity panelists Angela Adams, Sheldon Cuffie, and Andres Gonzalez

Danishes & Diversity

The Diversity Leadership Society invites you to Danishes & Diversity on September 22 from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. This event, hosted by ManpowerGroup, is a panel discussion about the true story of how black and brown dollars have made a massive impact in our communities.

Panelists include Angela Adams (left), Chief Experience Officer C.H.A.R.M.; Sheldon Cuffie (middle), Enterprise CIO at American Family Insurance; and Andres Gonzalez (right), VP Community Engagement and Chief Diversity Officer at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin. The panel will be followed with a cash mob at Sam's Place Restaurant. All proceeds from the event will go to United Way’s Reducing Barriers to Employment and Advancement Initiative.

Register here to attend!

Women United

Empowering Minds

Women United Empowering Minds Luncheon

Join United Way's Women's Leadership Council on Tuesday, September 19 for a luncheon at the Johnson Controls Volunteer Center featuring a panel discussion among subject-matter experts and community leaders about youth mental health.

Learn what our young people are experiencing, how adults can best support them, and what United Way is poised to accomplish with our Empowering Minds initiative. Following the panel, our guests will participate in a kit-packing event, creating mental wellness kits for young people in our schools and community.

Registration is limited, register for the event here.

If you are interested in joining this talented group of women, please contact Nancy Clarkin for more information.

Technology United

Techquity Advisory Council Members

Create Impact Through Techquity's Advisory Council

Join Technology United in bridging the digital divide through United Way's Techquity Initiative, which strives to ensure the digital equity and inclusion of every resident in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington counties. To support this initiative, Technology United is looking for new Techquity Advisory Council Members! As a Techquity Advisory Council Member, you will be advancing the vision and strategies of Techquity, which include Broadband, Devices, Skills, and Advocacy. Applications are reviewed and approved on a rolling quarterly basis. If you are interested, please apply here by September 30.

Tech United would also like to promote the feasibility survey for the Milwaukee Broadband Partnership! Folks can learn more about the MBP and take the survey at mkeconnected.com. Contact Dave Berka at 414.263.8157 with any questions.

Emerging Leaders

Philanthropic 5 Award Winners

Emerging Leaders Celebrates the 2023 P5 Awards!

Thank you to those who joined Emerging Leaders at the annual Philanthropic 5 Awards! If you were unable to attend the event, you can watch the recording here. You can also check out photos from the event via the P5 photo album here. Emerging Leaders would like to thank event sponsors BMO and the Milwaukee Business Journal for providing such a wonderful and celebratory night.

Congratulations again to the 2023 P5 winners: Ayrton Bryan, DeShanda Clark, Robyn Ludtke, Sharlen Moore, Micah Ogé, and Philanthropic Youth winner, Deisy España. Learn more about our P5 Winners here.

If you are interested in joining the Emerging Leaders network of professionals in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, reach out to Kristen Hagen for more details.

Pride United

Carrie Neumann

Pride United Welcomes Carrie Neumann!

A big, warm, Pride United welcome to council member Carrie Neumann, Senior Director of Field Diversity and Inclusion for Northwestern Mutual. Within her current position, Carrie consults leaders of 80+ offices across the U.S on their Diversity and Inclusion strategies.

Carrie is an expert in building inclusive cultures and speaks on Allyship and Fierce Kindness. She is honored to be on the governance team for the Corporate Pride Employee Resource Group and lead the Northwestern Mutual Pride Field Organization which includes connecting over 700+ LGBTQ+ community members and allies across the nation. Her application of positive psychology principles and brain-based research are key in both leader coaching and enterprise-wide change management strategies to advance diversity and inclusion. Welcome to the Pride United Council, Carrie!

If you are interested in joining Pride United, contact Diamond Herring-Rodgers to learn more!

LINC (Lead. Impact. Network. Change.)

LINC Members

Come Volunteer with LINC at Despensa de la Paz Food Pantry!

LINC invites all members and young professionals in their 20s and 30s to come out and volunteer at the Despensa de la Paz Food Pantry on Saturday, September 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Despensa de la Paz Food Pantry is a Friedens Community pantry whose mission is to provide Milwaukee County residents in need with healthy, nutritious food. Volunteer tasks include keeping the pantry stocked throughout the morning, helping community members shop the pantry and pack grocery bags, serving food, and interacting with community members and children at the pantry’s art table. Register to volunteer here.

If you are interested in joining the committee, reach out to reach out to Kristen Hagen for details.

Retire United

Smiling volunteers

Retire United Recognizes National Diaper Need Awareness Week

Retire United invites you to join the National Diaper Need Awareness Week Diaper Repack Event on Saturday, September 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Volunteer at this family-friendly event to support new parents within the community by assembling both diapers and baby essential kits. You can also help to keep our Diaper Bank stocked by bringing a donation of new, disposable diapers to the event (all sizes needed). The event is located at United Way's Volunteer Center (200 West Pleasant Street).

Register to volunteer here. To learn more or join Retire United, contact Bev Arrowood for more information.

Make a Lasting Impact on Our Community

Did you know that 70% of Americans do not have a will? United Way invites you to explore our online estate planning tool that helps you write a legal will at no personal cost. Click here to get started!

If you have already included United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County as a beneficiary in your will, life insurance, IRA, or retirement plan, we say THANK YOU and invite you to share that information with us!

Please visit United Way's Legacy Society page or connect with Shemagne O'Keefe Mullins at 414.263.8202.

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