Women United

Women United Bruncheon

Registration Open For 2024 Women United Bruncheon

Join United Way for the 2024 Women United Bruncheon at the iconic Pfister Hotel on Thursday, May 23, 11am - 1pm! This annual event will host 500 community leaders to celebrate the power of women as philanthropists, volunteers, and change makers.

This year's event will feature guest speakers who will talk about their family's journey to mental wellness. We will announce our goal for United Way's initiative supporting school-based youth mental health, Empowering Minds, and share the progress from our pilot year.

Register here – individual registration and sponsorships are available.

Please reach out to Erin Keating with any questions.

Technology United

CIO Forum

2024 CIO Forum

Technology United's CIO Advisory Board hosted the 2024 Technology United CIO Forum on March 8. The event was a great success, with over 400 in attendance, and $650,000 raised for United Way.

To celebrate International Women's Day, we hosted a panel on women in technology. We also honored Jane Durment with the Technology United Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication to this event over the last 14 years!

Participants had the opportunity to engage in panel discussions, a round table, and networking, with over 50 CIOs, CISOs, and Technology Executives. They also heard about United Way's impact in the technology space, including our key initiative, Techquity, and the work being done with local nonprofits and students.

Thank you to our event sponsors and attendees for making this the best event yet! Check out our 2024 CIO Forum webpage to view recordings of the live panel discussions.

If you are interested in supporting Technology United, please reach out to the Technology United Engagement Manager, Cassidy Korpela.

Diversity Leadership Society

Resource Fair

The Diversity Leadership Society would like to thank our agency partners who joined us at the Sherman Phoenix on Tuesday, March 19, for our 2024 Diversity Leadership Society Resource Fair. This event focused on agencies in three community pillars: education, transportation, and involvement in the justice system.
  • Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin
  • Fathers Making Progress
  • Grand Avenue Club
  • IMPACT, Inc
  • Legal Action of Wisconsin
  • MobiliSE
  • My Way Out
  • Next Door MKE
  • Project Return
  • United Community Center
  • United Way Diaper Bank
  • Wisconsin Community Services
Diversity Leadership Society Council Members are serving as ambassadors in our community network to connect our members with events from our agency partners. If your agency did not receive an email, please contact Diamond Herring-Rodgers at dherring-rodgers@unitedwaygmwc.org.

LINC (Lead. Impact. Network. Change.)

LINC to Leadership BLUtender

LINC to Leadership BLUtender

LINC is excited to invite you to connect with other Donor Networks members at LINC to Leadership, a mix and mingle event for a good cause. Representatives from Diversity Leadership Society, Emerging Leaders, Pride United, Retired United, Women United, and Technology United will be present to talk with you about their network's mission, events, and key initiative.

This event is free to attend and 10% of the proceeds and 100% of tips will benefit United Way's Community Fund. Enjoy drinks and food from the bar from our celebrity bartenders: Lindsay Ashenden, ManpowerGroup - Emerging Leaders; Tim Dickson, Regal Rexnord - Technology United; Angela Quigley, Married in Milwaukee - Pride United; and Tracie Sparks, Rockwell Automation - Diversity Leadership Society.

Tuesday, April 30, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
BLU at the Pfister Hotel

Please contact Erin Keating if you have any questions.

Emerging Leaders

Philanthropic 5 Award Winners

Philanthropic 5 Awards

Each year, Emerging Leaders honors five community leaders in their 20s, 30s, or 40s for their leadership, volunteerism, mentoring, and philanthropy. We also award a young adult for the Philanthropic Youth Award for outstanding volunteerism and philanthropy.

To nominate a leader for our annual Philanthropic 5 Awards or to learn more, please visit us here. Nominations are open now through April 17. The Award Ceremony will take place in August 2024.

Questions? Contact Kristen Hagen.

Pride United

Pride United supporting Safe and Stable Homes

Pride United Supports Safe & Stable Homes

Pride United is excited to announce that we will be supporting Safe & Stable Homes as our 2024 Key Initiative.

The goal of Safe & Stable Homes is to prevent homelessness whenever possible for families, and when it can't be prevented, make homelessness a brief, one-time experience. Safe & Stable Homes has led Milwaukee & Ozaukee counties to be the first in the country to declare that they've met the federal criteria for ending family homelessness.

In 2024, we are excited to announce that – as leaders in the Queer Community – Pride United will support the Safe & Stable Homes initiative and increase its capacity to support Queer parents and youth at risk of homelessness. The intersection of the LGBTQ+ community with the issue of homelessness is deeply rooted in systemic failures during crucial stages of life, hindering individuals from embracing their authentic selves.

Contact Diamond Herring-Rodgers to learn more about Pride United Diamond Herring-Rodgers.

Retire United

Tax preparation

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, please contact Bev Arrowood.

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