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!

Apply for Project LEAD

Applications and supporting materials for Project LEAD's fall session are due August 1. This seven-week training prepares community members for leadership roles on nonprofit boards and committees. Email Samantha Mitchell with any questions.

Thank you to Johnson Controls for sponsoring the program!

Partnership MKE Cohort Announced

Meet our dynamic 2019-2020 cohort! Be sure to congratulate anyone you may know!

Thank you to our partner, Milwaukee Jewish Federation!

LINC (lead. impact. network. change.)

Volunteer with LINC!

Join LINC, United Way's young professionals network, on Thursday, August 15!

Volunteers will engage adults with developmental disabilities from the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center at the Thiensville stop of the Traveling Food Truck festival. This Jewish Community Center program has been wanting to attend this food truck event, but have been lacking volunteer support. Help make it happen!

Learn more and register to volunteer.

Save the Date!

Join LINC on Wednesday, September 25 at the Harley-Davidson Museum to watch the Brewers take on the Cincinnati Reds! Watch for more details soon.

Emerging Leaders

Meet our Philanthropic 5 winners!

Each year, we are proud to recognize five outstanding community leaders in their 20s, 30s and 40s who give, advocate, and volunteer for a stronger community through the Philanthropic 5 Awards. We also recognize one exceptional leader under 21 as our Philanthropic Youth. Meet this year's winners!

We are so happy to announce that Judge Derek Mosley will be the 2019 Philanthropic 5 awards emcee.

Join us to celebrate and honor these winners at the Philanthropic 5 Awards event at Venue Forty Two on Thursday, August 8. Get more details and register to attend!

Thank you to our long time event sponsor, BMO Harris Bank and media sponsor, Milwaukee Business Journal!

Retire United

Backpack Packing Event

We invite you to join Retire United for their sixth annual Day of Service volunteer opportunity on Tuesday, July 30 from 10:00am to 12:00pm in the Johnson Controls Volunteer Center.

Back by popular demand, volunteers will pack backpacks and sort school supplies in support of the Backpack Coalition. The Backpack Coalition provides backpacks and school supplies to students in need across Milwaukee and Waukesha County.

In 2018, Retire United had 66 volunteers who packed almost 700 backpacks. This year our goal is 1,000, and we'll need more volunteers to do that! Consider bringing a friend or two. Register here.

If you have any questions, please contact John Renaud by email or 414-263-8187.

Save the Date!

In the early evening of Tuesday, November 12, Retire United will host former Governor Marty Schreiber for a discussion on aging.

Interested in giving, advocating, and volunteering during retirement?

A checklist of monthly Retire United events will be mailed soon. Contact Jeriah Ebling to ensure you’re on our mailing list.

Women United

Supply the Cycle – Update

Thank you for all those that contributed to Supply the Cycle, Women United’s call to action for menstrual products for local students at our Community Schools.

To date, we’ve collected over 40,000 menstrual products and on July 16, over 60 volunteers assembled 1,000 Period Packs.

Making an Impact Locally and Globally

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County hosted the inaugural Women United and Emerging Leaders Midwest Regional Convening on Wednesday, June 19. Participants included staff and volunteers from United Ways located in Detroit, Des Moines, Chicago, Racine, Madison, Indianapolis, Memphis and Omaha. Representatives from United Way Worldwide started the day by sharing key trends in women’s engagement and young adult engagement. The Regional Convening afforded United Way staff and volunteers the opportunity to share best practices and learn from other area United Ways. Our local United Way is so proud to continue to have the largest Women United network in the world! Thank you to our incredibly generous contributors.

Thank you to our very own Gail Lione, who served as chair of the Women United Global Leadership Council for the last two years, and officially passed the gavel on Friday, June 19, during her final Council meeting, which was hosted by United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County. Gail has been involved in United Way’s Women United chapter since its inception, in 2002, and has played a significant role in the network ever since. Thank you, Gail, for your incredible leadership!

Technology United

Save the Date!

Join Technology United on Thursday, October 24 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Casablanca in Brookfield for networking with technology professionals and a panel discussion on technology in manufacturing.

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 Lou’s Closet. For July’s supply drive go here.

We are hiring and we need your help!

Your United Way is seeking individuals to join our team that supports our mission to fight for the Health, Education and Financial Stability of every person in our four-county region. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, meaningful work environment for staff and volunteers who believe that we need to Give, Advocate and Volunteer to build a strong community. Please share the job openings below with your networks. For a current list of job openings please check out our website.

Candidates will be considered if they upload resume to Milwaukee Jobs posting below:
Donor & Agency Services Specialist
Major Gifts Officer, Resource Development
Account Manager, Resource Development

The below have a targeted start date of 8/5/2019:
Administrative Loaned Executive
Military Veteran Loaned Executive
Loaned Executive

Great American Lobster Fest

August 16, 17, and 18
Celebrate summer, great food, and great community with us by volunteering with United Way at the first annual Great American Lobster Fest in Milwaukee at the Fiserv Forum. Learn more and register to volunteer.

Check out our new Waukesha office!

Since 1930 we have been right here in Waukesha County. Please join us at an upcoming open house to see our new space and learn about the lasting change that is happening in Waukesha County by companies, local government, nonprofits, and individuals like you.

  •  Tuesday, August 6, 9:15am – 10:30am
  •  Thursday, August 8, 8:45am – 10:00am
  •  Thursday, August 15, 8:45am – 10:00am
  •  Monday, August 26, 9:15am – 10:30am

Located at 2717 North Grandview Blvd., Suite 102.

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.

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