Emerging Leaders

Emerging Readers Registration is Open!

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County will match you with a child in programming at one of our partner agencies. You will create a book package for that child and drop it off at United Way offices four times this year. Reading packages include new or like-new books, notes of encouragement or book reviews, and other items to accompany your reading selections. United Way will deliver the packages to agencies for distribution to child participants.

Book packages are due on the following dates:

October 25, 2019
December 6, 2019
February 7, 2020
April 17, 2020

Register here!

Philanthropic 5 Event Recap

Each year, United Way Emerging Leaders honor five community leaders for their commitment to the community through their Philanthropic 5 Awards. On Thursday, August 8, nearly 200 business and community leaders gathered to recognize the incredible efforts of our Philanthropic 5 winners.

The awards, created by United Way's Emerging Leaders Council, recognize five community leaders in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who give, advocate, and volunteer for change throughout Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha's nonprofit community. Please click here to learn more about our winners. Click here to check out more photos from the event.

Thank you to our emcee Judge Derek Mosley, event sponsor BMO Harris Bank, and media sponsor The Milwaukee Business Journal!

Women United

Our Popular Mentoring Series is Around the Corner

Share your professional experience and talent to help a student build confidence and pursue a bright future! Volunteer for Women United's Mentoring Series in support of James Madison Academic Campus, a United Way Community School Partner. Join us for one or all four of the sessions this school year. Volunteers are paired one on one or in small groups with freshman girls to help them gain the skills and confidence to get their first job as well as opening their eyes to career opportunities after high school.

Read about one volunteer's experience meeting with sophomore girls to discuss professionalism, resumes, and interviews.

Registration coming soon! Contact John Renaud at jrenaud@unitedwaygmwc.org for questions and to be among the first to receive the registration links.

SPREE: Shopping for Change

Join us for Women United SPREE: Shopping for Change hosted by the Women's Leadership Council on Thursday, November 14 at Saint Kate Hotel! Enjoy a luxury shopping experience with a collection of select, locally based, women-owned retailers. You can also bid on high-end designer handbags and other unique experiences during a live auction. Proceeds benefit the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County. Learn more and register.

Thank you to our event host The Marcus Corporation!

LINC (lead. impact. network. change.)

September Event

Join LINC, United Wayís young professional network, on Wednesday, September 25 at the Harley-Davidson Museum! Your favorite LINC Committee members will be slinging drinks for a Do Good Time. Complimentary appetizers will be provided and for every $1 in tips, you will be eligible for an entry into a raffle for Brewers Tickets, Harley Swag, and much more! Tips benefit United Wayís Community Fund.

Join us to watch the Milwaukee Brewers in the hunt for the playoffs as they take on the Cincinnati Reds. Event will also feature a photographer for complimentary headshots. Learn more and register.

Thank you to our program sponsor, Harley-Davidson!

Diversity Leadership Society

Danishes & Diversity

Interested in learning more about the Diversity Leadership Society and our work on Reducing Barriers to Employment & Advancement? Join us at Danishes & Diversity Monday, September 16 at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee. Learn more and register.

Thank you to our event sponsor Advocate Aurora Health and host 88Nine Radio Milwaukee!

Men's Job Seminar

The Diversity Leadership Society has set a goal to reduce unemployment among African-Americans in the region by 15% by 2025. To support this goal, join us as we collaborate with ManpowerGroup for the fourth annual Success Starts Here! Menís Job Seminar on Wednesday, September 18 starting at 9 a.m. at ManpowerGroup. This is a free seminar for local men to boost their interview skills, update their professional resume, and build their professional network. Register to attend or volunteer here.

Technology United

Fall Connection Event

Join Technology United on Thursday, October 24 for an evening of networking with technology professionals featuring a panel discussion around technology in manufacturing. Heavy appetizers generously provided by Casablanca. Learn more and register.

Thank you to our event sponsor GE Healthcare and host Casablanca Brookfield!

Retire United

Fall Connection Event

Join Retire United on Tuesday, November 5 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm for a discussion with Alzheimer's caregiver and ambassadorand former Wisconsin Governor Martin J. Schreiber. Marty will share what he has learned, which is included in his award-winning book, My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer's Caregiver.

Marty's book will be available for sale, $15 per copy. Cash or checks preferred. All net sales proceeds are used to support Alzheimer's caregiver support programs.

Register here.

Learn about other events to stay involved in your retirement.

Additional Ways to Make An Impact

Learn how you can improve our community for generations to come by joining the Legacy Society.

Consider donating to Mary Louís Closet. For Augustís supply drive go here.

2019 United Way Campaign Kickoff

Thursday, August 29, 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Join us at Miller Park as we kick off the 2019 Community Campaign and announce our fundraising and volunteer goals! Enjoy food and beverages and an evening at the ballpark. Register to attend.


A Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffett

Through his music and media presentation, Peter shares stories about growing up in the Buffett family, his personal views on complex social issues and the important role of philanthropy. This event will take place on Tuesday, October 29 at the Marcus Performing Arts Center, 929 N. Water Street, Milwaukee, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

5:30pm   VIP Pre-reception
6:00pm   Doors Open for General Admission | Networking
6:30pm - 7:45pm   Concert & Conversation
7:45pm - 8:30pm   Reception, Light Appetizers, & Beverages

Please register by October 18, 2019.


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