United Way News: November 2017

Welcome, Amy!

Last month, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County proudly announced the appointment of Amy Lindner as president of the organization, effective January 1, 2018. Most recently, Amy served as the executive director of Meta House, a Milwaukee-based non-profit whose mission is to end the generational cycle of addiction by healing women and strengthening families.

"We conducted a rigorous search process," says Greg Marcus, president & CEO of The Marcus Corporation and current chairman of United Way’s board, "Amy is a strategic thinker experienced in managing complexity and solving problems."

Current president & CEO Mary Lou Young will stay on as CEO until January of 2019, at which time Amy will be named president & CEO.

Also effective January 1, 2018, Gina Santagati will assume the role of VP – Resource Development for United Way and Linda McFerrin will transition to a new role as VP – Special Projects.

“Gina is extremely talented and has excellent leadership skills,” says McFerrin, “she is well respected as a United Way professional both locally and nationally. She will do a great job leading the Resource Development team to new heights!”

Learn more about this exciting news.

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Upcoming Events & Opportunities

United Way’s Season of Caring 2017
August – December
Create a workplace team to get out in the community or coordinate an on-site activity and volunteer together!
Browse opportunities.

Virtual Volunteer Opportunity: Write a Note of Encouragement to a Veteran
October & November
Take a minute to write a quick note of encouragement to a veteran served by one of our local agencies. You don’t even have to leave your desk to do some good!
Learn more and write a note.

Ready, Set, Work! Women’s Job Seminar
Thursday, November 9
Are you savvy with resumes and preparing for interviews? Whether you're an HR professional or someone with a knack for career coaching, share your experience with local women facing barriers to employment. One-hour, morning, or afternoon shifts available.
Learn more and register.

My Very Own Library
Tuesday, December 5
Assist children in selecting books to start or add to their very own library! United Way has partnered with Scholastic Inc to offer free books to students at 14 Milwaukee Public Schools.
Volunteer Registration

LINC Holiday PhilanthroPARTY
Wednesday, December 6
Join LINC at Harley-Davidson Motor Company HQ for music, appetizers and drinks while spreading holiday cheer to those who need it! Attendees will pack health kits to benefit clients of two United Way partner agencies.
Learn more and register.

Milwaukee LIHF Quarterly Convening
Tuesday, December 12
The Milwaukee LIHF Collaborative is dedicated to improving community conditions that support healthy birth outcomes. Join us at this event to learn more about the work of Milwaukee LIHF.
Register here.

Campaign Closing Celebration
Thursday, December 14
Join us at our 2017 Campaign Closing celebration! Enjoy music, drinks, and appetizers, and find out first if we hit our Campaign and Season of Caring goals!
Register here.

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