Pride United

Last Chance to Register!

Our inaugural Pride Homecoming is just two weeks away, and the Pride United network is excited to celebrate with you! This party-style event, taking place in the ARC Theatre at Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, will include hors d'oeuvres, music provided by Milwaukee Airwaves, a Wine Pull curated by Pride United council member Casey Renn, and more!

Register here.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Emerging Leaders

Thank You!

Thank you to the attendees of the Emerging Leaders Transforming Schools Panel. We echo the theme of the shared leadership as we continue to support the mission to transform schools into places where students, families, staff, and the surrounding community can work together to ensure every student is successful.

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Philanthropic 5 Awards: Nominate a Leader Today!

Each year, Emerging Leaders honors five community leaders in their 20s, 30s, or 40s for their leadership, volunteerism, mentoring, and philanthropy. We will also present the Philanthropic Youth Award to an individual under the age of 20 for their achievements and volunteerism at this event!

Do you know an outstanding philanthropic individual in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, or Waukesha County that deserves to be recognized? Tell us their story!

We are currently accepting nominations for the P5 Awards and Philanthropic Youth Award. The award ceremony will take place in early August.

Please submit your nomination and email supporting documents to Diamond Herring-Rodgers no later than May 5.

If you are interested in joining the Emerging Leaders network of professionals, please reach out to Diamond Herring-Rodgers.

Smiling P5 winners



Technology United

Get Involved! Technology Initiatives at United Way

Technology United is still elated from our largest live CIO Forum event yet and are back in full swing with focus on our current Technology initiatives.

Techquity
Techquity continues to organize funding, digital resources, and volunteers to advance its strategies for bridging the digital divide in both Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County. To date, Techquity donors have supported the distribution of thousands of digital devices, including laptops, desktop computers, smartphones, and data plans.

Tech for Good Marketplace
Tech for Good Marketplace serves to match local nonprofits with key individuals and organizations affiliated with Technology United to support their technology needs. Since its start in 2020, this initiative has served 11 nonprofit agency partners and taken on 23 different projects.

Student Engagement
We are very excited to announce the return of our student engagement efforts within the 2023-24 school year. Technology United will be collaborating with MPS Community Schools and youth-serving organizations to increase awareness and interest in technology careers among local students.

If you'd like to get involved, please fill out our Technology Initiatives Interest Form or contact Cassidy Korpela.

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Pictured: our Tech for Good Marketplace team (Craig Miller, Scott Sievert, and Steve Hannan) with the Lifetime Achievement Awardee, Tina Chang from SysLogic Inc., for her lifelong commitment to Nonprofit Technology Support.



LINC

In partnership with Emerging Leaders, LINC will be partnering with MPS Community Schools to volunteer with students in grades K3-12 grade to broaden their academic knowledge and future career options.

Volunteers will read books to the students at Zablocki Elementary School, dive into career exploration with the students at Grantosa Drive Elementary School, and conduct mock interviews with students at South Division High School.

Register to volunteer here.

If you want to connect with our area's top young professional talent, reach out to Diamond Herring-Rodgers to learn more!

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Women United

New Date for the Annual Bruncheon

Mark your calendars! We have changed the date of our annual Women United Bruncheon to Wednesday, May 31!

Join hundreds of community leaders and philanthropists at the Pfister Hotel on May 31 to learn about our new key initiative supporting youth mental health, Empowering Minds.

Did you know that 75% of adults with behavioral/mental health conditions experienced symptoms by age 24? In our pilot year, we will find out what it takes to create a "Mental Health School of Distinction" and share how you can help make it happen.

Stay tuned for more details about this exciting event!

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Diversity Leadership Society

DLS Co-chairs

Spring Mixer Event Recap

Thank you to the 100 guests that attended our DLS Spring Mixer on March 21. Attendees heard from newly funded United Way Initiative Reducing Barriers to Employment & Advancement and Racial Equity Fund agency partners Walter Lanier from the African American Leadership Alliance Milwaukee and Janan Najeeb from the Milwaukee Muslim Womenís Coalition. Additionally, DLS co-chairs, Samantha Maldonado and DeVona Wright Cottrell shared new and exciting updates about DLSís impact to-date and ways to stay engaged.

Thank you to our women-owned business vendors: Dreams Catering Co., Qtie Bakes, Gray Jett, and DJ TruStar!

Additional thank you to our Reducing Barriers to Employment & Advancement sponsor, ManpowerGroup, and our beverage sponsor, Molson Coors!


Project LEAD logo

Welcome, LEADers!

Congratulations to the Spring 2023 Project LEAD cohort!

Meet the leaders who are ready to take their volunteerism to the next level through nonprofit board service and learn more about Project LEAD.

Thank you to our sponsor, Johnson Controls!


Retire United

Tax paperwork with a sticky note that says Tax Time

Tax Time is Here!

Did you know? A charitable IRA rollover makes it easy to use your IRA assets to make charitable gifts. Your qualified charitable distributions can satisfy all or part of the amount of your required minimum distribution from your IRA.

This provision allows individuals to make a charitable contribution directly from their IRA without treating the distribution as taxable income. While you cannot claim a charitable deduction for IRA gifts, this distribution from your IRA counts toward your minimum required distribution for the account and does not trigger income tax for you. Contact your tax advisor to learn more.

To learn more or join Retire United, contact Bev Arrowood.


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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