Women United Bruncheon

Women United

2024 Women United Bruncheon

Last week, Women United hosted its annual Bruncheon and gathered more than 500 community leaders to be the first to publicly hear our goal for our newest initiative, Teen Mental Wellness: Empowering Minds. Amy Lindner, President & CEO of United Way announced: "Empowering Minds Schools will elevate the mental wellness of 21,000 high school students by 2030."

In 2024, United Way will add five more schools to the two schools that participated in the 2023 pilot program, serving a total of seven schools during 2024-25 academic school year.

Click here to learn more about United Way's Teen Mental Wellness: Empowering Minds High Schools and how you can play a key role in this important effort by becoming a Sustaining and/or Inaugural Donor.

Please contact Erin Keating or Nancy Clarkin if you have any questions.

Diversity Leadership Society

Save the Date to celebrate Juneteenth with the Diversity Leadership Society

Project LEAD

United Way's 2024 Project LEAD Cohort kicked off their learning on Wednesday, May 1!

Project LEAD is a board training program that emphasizes preparing community members from underrepresented board populations. The focus is to equip women, racially and ethnically diverse, LGBTQ+, and young professionals with the skills they need to take on leadership roles on nonprofit boards and committees.

Diversity Leadership Society co-chair Samantha Maldonado joined a panel of five community leaders at the group's Orientation to talk about her journey with serving on nonprofit boards.

If you have questions about Project LEAD, please contact Diamond Herring-Rodgers Diamond Herring-Rodgers.

LINC (Lead. Impact. Network. Change.)

LINC BluTenders

LINC to Leadership

On April 30, LINC brought together members of all donor networks at their LINC to Leadership BluTender at the Pfister. The LINC Committee hosted a wonderful, collaborative night that encouraged members to connect with other networks that they would like to learn more about.

Join us in thanking our Celebrity Bartenders: Lindsey Ashenden, Emerging Leaders; Angela Quigley, Pride United; Tim Dickson, Technology United; and Tracie Sparks, Diversity Leadership Society.

Please contact Kristen Hagen to learn more about LINC.

Pride United

Pride United logo

June is Pride Month!

Get your Pride Live United shirt now through May 30 here.

Looking to get involved this Pride Month? Save these dates and stay tuned for these upcoming events:
  • PrideFest: June 6-8 at Henry Maier Festival Park
  • Pride Parade: June 9 in Walker's Point
  • Brewers Pride Night: June 11th at American Family Field
Learn more about Pride United here.

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

Technology United

Summerfest Tech

Techquity x Summerfest Tech

United Way is partnering with Summerfest Tech on June 25 & 26 at the Potawatomi Casino Hotel. Join us for the following:
  • Techquity Panel - June 25 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – The panel will address broadband accessibility in metro Milwaukee.
  • Technology United will host an information table between sessions – stop by!
  • Volunteer for the mentor sessions available for various topics.
More details can be found in an upcoming email, and the full program can be found here.

If you are interested in learning more about Technology United, please reach out to Cassidy Korpela.

Retire United

Gunna Middleton

Share your Leadership Skills!

Campaign Coordinators are seasonal staff that join United Way from August to mid-December to help support the hundreds of organizations that run workplace campaigns. This role is ideal for retirees looking for fulfilling, short term employment that provides a source of income too! Gunna Middleton (pictured) has served in this role since 2019. Here's what she says:
"The experience and impact gets more meaningful each year, because every day I continue to learn more about what United Way does and how they work with mission-driven organizations and businesses that have powerful and positive impacts in our community. I know more about the incredible investment and generosity, by so many, to United Way and how it continues to improve the lives of so many in our community.

As a result of my Campaign Coordinator experience and work, I believe in United Way. It has strengthened my knowledge of community issues, and I am honored to work with key organizations that work towards addressing those issues. I know we all must play a part in creating a stronger and safer community and to Live United."
Learn more about the position here.

To learn more about Retire United, please contact Bev Arrowood.

Emerging Leaders

Day of Action volunteers

Day of Action

Join Emerging Leaders for our 2024 Day of Action on Friday, June 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Browning Elementary School - 5440 N. 64th Street, Milwaukee.

All community members are welcome to join this event, so please invite any energized volunteers in your networks!

Expect a full day of projects that connect community well-being at Browning Elementary, a Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership school, and the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, a United Way Agency Program Partner. Don't miss this chance to give back and inspire change!

Register here.

If you're interested in learning more about Emerging Leaders and how to join, reach out to Kristen Hagen.

Legacy Society

Caring for Our Community – Today, Tomorrow, & Always
Your Annual Gift makes changing lives possible today. Your Legacy Society Gift makes improving our community possible for new generations.

Retirement Plan Beneficiary is a simple and efficient way to leave a lasting legacy for organizations you trust to care for our community. Contact your retirement plan administrator to designate United Way as beneficiary of all or a portion of your account.

Learn more about the power of estate plans and adding United Way as a beneficiary in your will, life insurance, CD, IRA or retirement plans in this blog. Already included United Way? Please share this great news with us! Visit our Legacy Society page or reach out to Shemagne O'Keefe Mullins at 414.263.8202.

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