United We Dine - October 4

Make your breakfast, lunch, and dinner plans for United We Dine on Wednesday, October 4!

A percentage of proceeds at participating restaurants will go to the Community Fund to help solve the most pressing issues in our local community.

Check the map to find a restaurant.

Partnership MKE Launches

United Way and the Milwaukee Jewish Federation are launching Partnership MKE to help address biases in our community. Built on the legacy of The Milwaukee Mosaic Project (2000-2010), Partnership MKE will pair community and business leaders across social divides and guide them through a one-year process of building relationships, understanding, and trust.

United Way and the Milwaukee Jewish Federation will promote Partnership MKE at the 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival. On October 4, Mosaic alumni and the community are invited to screen the award-winning “Big Sonia,” a character-driven documentary to inspire hope in troubled times. A panel discussion will follow. Learn more.

Meet the Project LEAD Class

Project LEAD’s Fall 2017 class met for the first time September 13. The new class is preparing for roles on nonprofit boards and committees by learning about governance, fundraising, financial management and other critical topics.

Thank you EY for sponsoring the fall session!

Tocqueville Society

On September 12, Madeleine and David Lubar hosted United Way’s annual Tocqueville Society event at their home. The event celebrated the generosity of more than 160 United Way Tocqueville Society members and also recognized the upcoming retirement of United Way’s President & CEO, Mary Lou Young.

Serving Our Partners

LINC and the Diversity Leadership Society volunteered with agency partners in September!

On September 8, the DLS partnered with Guest House of Milwaukee to work on Cream City Gardens. About 20 volunteers cleaned up the garden, picked up litter, and landscaped the back of the lot.

On September 16, LINC volunteered at Vision Forward Association. The group worked on landscaping, gardening, raking, and cleaning at the sensory playground.

ITU Member Connect

IT United members gathered at Central Standard Craft Distillery on September 6. Moderator Matthew Cordio, Founder of Startup Milwaukee & Skills Pipeline led a conversation on Milwaukee’s growing start-up community with Tom Wondra, Shift Savings; Manoj Nair, Buzzi; and Eric Haberichter, Access HealthNet.

Retire United Connection

Retire United hosted a conversation on Preparing for Unexpected Costs in Retirement on September 12 at Easterseals Southeast Wisconsin. Thank you to our presenters, Baird representatives Brian Ellenbecker, CFP, Senior Financial Planner; Jennifer Roettgers, Financial Advisor; and Brian Wielgus, Financial Advisor.

Want to learn more about Retire United and its members? Read Veronica Carter’s blog on life in retirement and staying involved in the community.

Upcoming Opportunities

Women United is hosting this fashion show to support the Community Fund. Project ReUNITED will showcase new designs from past Project Runway contestants, and guests can shop the looks directly after the show! Buy tickets.
Thank you to the Boston Store for its sponsorship!

Sat., October 11
5:30 PM
InterContinental Milwaukee

Buy a bundle package: tickets to Project ReUNITED and SPREE to save $30. SPREE is a luxury shopping experience with local, women-owned retailers as well as a live auction. Proceeds benefit the Community Fund.

Thurs., November 2
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts

Join the Emerging Leaders for a discussion on the Milwaukee Food Scene: Community, Sustainability & Giving Back. The panel will cover a range of topics including sustainability, the development of local talent in the food industry, wages and tips in the service industry, and how restaurants support the local community. Register today.
Thank you PwC for sponsoring this event!

Tues., October 24
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Volunteer at Milwaukee Project Homeless Connect, a one day, one-stop shop event that brings multiple resources and services under one roof for people experiencing homelessness. A variety of resources will be available including haircuts, dentistry services, access to cold weather clothing, basic hygiene items, job training programs, and housing information. More than 400 individual and team volunteers are needed to make the event a success. Sign up to volunteer.

Thurs., October 19
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
(Morning and afternoon shifts available)
Marquette University

Share your experience and talent to help a student build confidence and pursue her future! Join Women United’s mentoring series in support of James Madison Academic Campus to mentor sophomore girls on professionalism, resumes, and preparing for interviews. Learn more.

October 25, November 29, February 14, April 18
9:15 AM to 10:50 AM
James Madison Academic Campus

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