Technology United

Technology United raises $330,000 at 10th Annual CIO Forum

The tenth annual Technology United CIO Forum was held on February 21 with 300 technology professionals in attendance. The event featured panel discussions around Cyber Security and Technology as a Competitive Advantage. This year’s raised a record-breaking $330,000 for United Way! Thank you to the event sponsors, United Way’s Technology United Council and CIO Advisory Board for their tremendous support. The event reached capacity this year. Thanks to the generous event host, the Marcus Corporation, the Technology United CIO Forum will be moving to the Pfister for 2021, effectively doubling capacity. Save the date for next year’s Technology United Forum: Friday, February 12, 2021 from 7:30AM to noon; you won’t want to miss it!

Career Fair

The Technology United Career Fair is an opportunity for students who participate in United Way-funded programs to interact with innovative technologies through hosted demonstrations. The 2020 Career Fair will take place on Wednesday, April 1 from 4:30PM - 8:00PM at the Johnson Controls Volunteer Center. Please consider participating and spreading the word; additional demonstrations and volunteers are needed.

Learn more and register.

Diversity Leadership Society

Shop local, shop diverse!

Check out United Way’s recent blog post listing Black-owned businesses in your community you can frequent all year long.

Read about Chef Deborah's journey of owning her own business.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Service recap

Special thanks to Rockwell Automation for sponsoring United Way’s inaugural MLK Week of Service activity - Reducing Barriers to Employment: Kit Packing & Conversation. Over 35 community members came together to hear from Diversity Leadership Society Council member, Judge Derek Mosley, about existing barriers to employment across our region. Volunteers packed 500 job seeker kits that will be distributed later this year at United Way’s annual Men’s & Women’s Job Seminars.

Women United

Join Women United at our annual Bruncheon!

The Women United Bruncheon will be held on Wednesday, May 20, from 11:00AM to 1:00PM at the Pfister. Learn how Women United members are continuing their successful teen pregnancy prevention work and extending their efforts in fighting for the education and financial stability of every person in our local community. Additionally, Women United will honor their annual Linda T. Mellowes “Woman Leader of the Year” award recipient.

Learn more and register.

Thank you to the event sponsor, Aurora Health Care!

Emerging Leaders

Council Member Spotlight: Dante Houston

Dante Houston is a longtime supporter of United Way and Emerging Leaders. You can find him at many of United Way’s volunteer events, often with his daughters, and he serves as a current co-chair of the Emerging Leaders Council. Dante tirelessly gives, advocates, and volunteers for United Way.

Here’s why Dante says he LIVES UNITED:
As a young person, growing up in the central city of Milwaukee, I saw first-hand the needs that were being fulfilled by United Way. My first job, at age 13, was with a partner agency, Silver Spring Neighborhood Center. Since being given that opportunity I have had an undying commitment to the goals and mission of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County. We adopted our daughters six years ago and have found it integral that they participate in volunteer activities with United Way. Prior to my wife and I welcoming them into our home, they were no strangers to going to bed hungry or wondering where their next meal would come from. Working on food insecurity projects has become their community passion. Other youth could also learn from contributing as well. In addition to bringing my family to events, I have led employer campaigns, been a community volunteer, and now I am proud to serve as Co-Chair of the Emerging Leaders Council. My family will always LIVE UNITED and GIVE UNITED!

Nominations opening soon for the Philanthropic 5 Awards

The Philanthropic 5 Awards are just around the corner. Do you know of an incredible young professional improving our local community? Keep an eye out for nominations that will be opening up in April. Interested in learning more about the nomination process? Contact Casey Renn.

Retire United

Family friendly volunteer opportunities

Saturday, March 21 in Waukesha and Saturday, April 4 in Milwaukee United Way is hosting their inaugural Spring Break Service Staycations! Join like-minded community members and fellow volunteers for a morning of activities and volunteerism this spring break. Children of all ages are welcome.

Registration is limited – reserve your spot today.

Thank you to the event sponsor, Johnson Controls!

LINC (lead. impact. network. change.)

February volunteering recap

LINC, United Way’s young professional network, rolled up their sleeves and volunteered at Pathfinders, a United Way partner agency, on February 13. Volunteers assembled hygiene kits, made pizzas and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the drop in center, deep cleaned, and sorted the storage room. Everyone walked away with a deeper understanding of how valuable Pathfinders is to our community and our youth.

Keep an eye out for the next LINC events! If you want to make sure you’re on the invite list, contact Casey Renn.

Thank you to the program sponsor, Harley-Davidson!

Additional Ways to Make An Impact

Curious about what United Way has been up to with Safe & Stable Homes: Ending Family Homelessness? Check out this blog post!

Learn how you can improve our community for generations to come by joining the Legacy Society. Support your community for generations to come and create your will for free by using

Consider donating to Mary Lou’s Closet. For this winter's supply drive go here.

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