United Way News: May 2017

Mary Lou Young Announces Her Retirement

Mary Lou Young, President & CEO of United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, will retire on December 31, 2017.

Join us in congratulating Mary Lou on her exciting next chapter! Since joining United Way in 2009, Mary Lou has been a role model to our staff, volunteers, and donors by her continued compassion and community kindness. Under Mary Lou’s leadership our organization experienced substantial growth, with the annual campaign reaching unprecedented heights from $45.5 million in 2009 to over $60 million in 2016, including the successful integration of the United Way in Waukesha County.

“Mary Lou has been the driving force behind so many successful impact strategies and partnerships that exist in our community,” said Greg Marcus, president and CEO of The Marcus Corporation and current chairman of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County Board.

Listen to Mary Lou reflect on her career and share why it is the right time for retirement.

Celebrate 10 Years of the Philanthropic 5 Awards!

For the past decade, United Way’s Philanthropic 5 Awards have recognized more than 50 community leaders in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who give, advocate, and volunteer to make our community better.

Meet the 2017 Honorees: Danielle Bergner, Craig Cerbins, Melissa Goins, Emma Paulson, Becky Stoner, and our Philanthropic Youth Kalan R. Haywood, II.

Help us celebrate 10 years! Register to attend the annual awards event, June 8, at The Atrium in Shorewood.

A very special thank you to event sponsor BMO Harris Bank and media sponsor the Milwaukee Business Journal.

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Write a Note of Encouragement
May is Older Adults Month! Take 5 minutes out of your day to write a note of encouragement from your phone, tablet, or computer to support an older adult who may feel lonely or isolated. Click here to get started.

My Very Own Library/Build My Bookshelf
Wednesday, May 24 (Milwaukee) and Thursday, June 1 (Waukesha)
Volunteer to help students pick out free books to build their very own home library at schools in Milwaukee and Waukesha.

Labor Health and Hygiene Drive
Nearly two dozen local homeless shelters are in need of health and hygiene products, like toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, razors, alcohol-free mouthwash, feminine hygiene products, hair care, and baby products. Drop new items at United Way, 225 W. Vine St., Milwaukee or 1717 Paramount Dr., Waukesha.

Field Day
Friday, June 2
Volunteer for a fun afternoon at a local school filled with outdoor activities focused on healthy living, building self-confidence, and working as a team. Learn more and register.

Milwaukee LIHF Quarterly Convening
Tuesday, June 13
The Milwaukee Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families (LIHF) Collaborative works to improve infant health outcomes and eliminate disparities in African-American infant mortality. Join us to meet and network with members and learn more about the work of the collaborative. Register here.

Retiree Day of Service
Tuesday, June 20
Retire United invites all community members who are retired or soon to retire to join in this fun annual service event. This year’s event will focus on packing support kits for local caregivers. Register here.

Emerging Leaders Day of Action
Wednesday, June 21
On the annual Day of Action, sponsored by Godfrey & Kahn S.C., the Emerging Leaders invite all to join in on completing a variety of kit-packing and beautification projects that will benefit a local school. Families welcome! Register here.

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