Championing women and girls across Wisconsin
Our 2021 virtual Women United
Bruncheon on June 10 was a success! Special congratulations to our 2021 Linda T. Mellowes Woman Leader of the Year
award winner: Mary Ellen Stanek. To watch the program, including conversations with Senator Alberta Darling and Senator LaTonya Johnson, click here
. Thank you to everyone who donated to the Women United Endowment Fund to support healthy youth. Visit our website
to learn about ways to advocate for change in our community, including supporting Senate Bill 245.
Diversity Leadership Society
Congratulations to the Spring 2021 Project LEAD class!
On June 16, we virtually celebrated the Spring 2021 Project LEAD
graduates! Speakers included Grady L. Crosby and Annemaire Scobey-Polachek, Johnson Controls; Amy Lindner, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County; and Barbara Cerda, La Revo Books/Project LEAD graduate. Thank you to our sponsor, Johnson Controls!
Are you interested in leadership roles on nonprofit boards and committees? Want to broaden your professional network? Join our next Project LEAD cohort. Enrollment for the Spring 2022 cohort opens in December. Email Samantha Mitchell
to express interest.
Volunteers bring community cheer
Thank you to the many Retire United
volunteers that pitched in for our annual Day of Action activities! Home cleaning kits were assembled and distributed to older adult residents of the Harambee neighborhood, and "notes of cheer," coupled with pharmacy gift cards, were delivered to Waukesha clients of Eras Senior Networks – one of our many agency program partners. For the third year in a row, this project was funded by a grant from United Way Worldwide.
Want to join our community of volunteers? Retire United members are retirees (or soon-to-be-retirees) who recognize the important role volunteerism and philanthropy play in strengthening our community. Learn more here.
Emerging Leaders and LINC
Register to attend: The Emerging Leaders Philanthropic Five (P5) Awards
Every year, Emerging Leaders
highlights five philanthropic leaders in our community and one philanthropic youth. We are very excited to announce
our 2021 Philanthropic 5 and Philanthropic Youth award winners! Register today
to attend the awards celebration on August 5, either in-person or virtually. Thank you to our media sponsor, The Milwaukee Business Journal, and our event sponsor, BMO Harris Bank.
Day of Action made an impact!
Every year Emerging Leaders
members across the country participate in Day of Action, a national movement for volunteering. On June 18, members held a blood drive at United Way, volunteered at two COA Youth & Family Centers locations, cleaned up senior homes, AND held virtual drives for items that promote literacy. Thank you to our sponsor Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin!
May was Older Americans Month
Last month LINC
members volunteered their time helping seniors clean their yards. It was great to get back together in a safe way and help our local seniors take pride in their homes while maintaining their independence. Afterward, members got to reconnect at the local beer garden for catch-up cheer!
Passionate about tech, equity, and championing future leaders?
Join Technology United
, a network of tech professionals who want to make a difference in our community through leadership-level contributions, advocacy, and volunteerism. As a member, you will join a network of professionals using their energy, talent, and passion to positively affect the lives of many. Members receive a complimentary ticket to our annual CIO Forum
, which offers CIO panel discussions about key technology trends and strategies, plus professional networking. Contact Brea Stevenson
to join or learn more.
Members: Please save the date for the 2022 CIO Forum on Friday, February 18, 2022. This event will be virtual for one more year.
Celebrating freedom and supporting economic equity
Juneteenth is the nation’s oldest commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, and the Milwaukee celebration is one of the oldest in the country. It began in 1971. This year, in support of economic equity, United Way covered the vendor registration costs ($250 each) for 15 Black/Brown-led organizations and businesses at Milwaukee’s Juneteenth Day celebration.