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 ambassador, and 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. See the program and register here!

Volunteer with Retire United

Join Retire United at Penfield Children's Center on Saturday, December 7 to help with a variety of tasks to ensure the children and families have a happy holiday party! Learn more and register.

Thank you to our program sponsor, Vesta Senior Network!

LINC (lead. impact. network. change.)

Join LINC at our November Event!

Join LINC, United Way’s young professional network, at Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee - Pieper Hillside Branch on November 20 for an evening of volunteering. Learn more and register.

Save the date for the Philanthroparty!

Save the date! LINC’s annual Philanthroparty will be on Thursday, December 5! More information coming soon.

Thank you to our program sponsor, Harley-Davidson!

Emerging Leaders

Fall Leadership Panel

On Thursday, November 19 Emerging Leaders will host their Fall Leadership Panel at Saint Kate- the Arts Hotel from 7:30am – 9:00am. Join the Emerging Leaders and a number of industry experts for a panel discussion on how transportation is affecting our community and what lies ahead for our residents and businesses. Also learn how transportation plays a crucial role in the work that United Way invests in around the issues of employment and access to jobs. The panel will be moderated by Keith Stanley, Executive Director of the Near West Side Partners and 2019 Philanthropic 5 Award recipient.

Thank you to our event sponsor, Marcus Hotels & Resorts!

Panelists include:
Learn more and register.

Diversity Leadership Society

Linda McFerrin Award Nominations are Open

The Diversity Leadership Society is accepting Linda McFerrin Award nominations through December 13. The award recognizes an outstanding African American nonprofit executive who has provided exemplary leadership in the community. The recipient of this annual award will be chosen by United Way’s Diversity Leadership Society and a $5,000 grant will be made by United Way to the organization they represent. Nominations can be submitted through our online form.

Supporting materials can be emailed directly to Samantha Mitchell at

Recycle the Black Dollar Expo – The Holiday Edition

Project LEAD Graduation

Join us at the fall 2019 Project LEAD graduation! We will formally recognize all participants for successfully completing the seven-week board training program. United Way agency partners are encouraged to attend. RSVP by November 8. Learn more and register.

Thank you to our program sponsor, Johnson Controls!

Women United

Mentoring Series Success

Over 20 women, including two Women's Leadership Council Members and two former Philanthropic 5 Award Winners, volunteered at the first session of Women United’s Mentoring Series at James Madison Academic Campus, a United Way Community School, on Tuesday, October 15. The mentoring series is comprised of four sessions designed for students and volunteers to engage in candid conversations around professionalism, resume building, and preparing for interviews. Student surveys included responses like, "I hope the next time comes soon!" "She shared a lot of information I will always remember. I would love to do this again," and "My mentor really got me and respected me."

Technology United

Hour of Code

Technology United would like to encourage tech professionals to consider participating in Milwaukee’s Hour of Code, brought to you by NEWaukee and MKE Tech Hub Coalition. The Hour of Code is a regional challenge of teaching an hour of code to local students during Computer Science Week: December 9 - 15, 2019. The goal is to teach at least 5,000 hours across the Milwaukee region.

To participate, simply sign up, teach an hour of coding during Computer Science Week (December 9-15), report results, and share across company and community communications channels. For help planning your Hour of Code, just follow the easy steps highlighted here.

Safe & Stable Homes: Ending Family Homelessness

Join the Fight

Over 700 individuals accessed services and resources at Milwaukee Project Homeless Connect. The event was successful thanks to our hundreds of volunteers. Read about John, a volunteer who returns to Project Homeless Connect every year after finding services that ended his homelessness at Project Homeless Connect in 2015.

It’s not too late to make an extra impact this year. Consider volunteering for one of our family volunteer events, Pantry Project or Winter Bites, which provide meals for local families during Thanksgiving and Winter breaks. Supplies are also needed and can be found on our Amazon Wishlist.

Learn more about our goal to End Family Homelessness by 2025.

Additional Ways to Make An Impact

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 November’s supply drive go here.

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