A Year in Doing Good

Leadership donors made a big impact in 2017. They gave, volunteered, and advocated for the health, education, and financial stability of everyone in our local community.

Women United hosted several events to benefit the Community Fund including the Bruncheon, Project ReUNITED, and SPREE. It continued hosting its Mentoring Series in which volunteers help sophomore girls prepare for the professional world. In addition, Women United’s professional clothing drive collected more than 3,000 items for partner agencies to give to job seekers.

The Diversity Leadership Society connected with the community at Danishes and Diversity and honored outstanding advocates at the Driver of Diversity Awards. The group also led a service day at Guest House of Milwaukee.

The Emerging Leaders honored exceptional community members at the Philanthropic Five Awards and hosted two Leadership Panels. The group completed improvement projects at Lincoln Avenue Elementary for Day of Action and collected 2,000 books for 400 Emerging Readers.

IT United hosted its annual CIO Forum benefitting the Community Fund as well as networking and educational events during the year. IT United members volunteered at the Technology Career Fair, talked to students about IT career paths, and led job shadows at their companies.

LINC packed imagination kits for the Boys and Girls Clubs, collected school supplies for MPS’s College and Career Readiness Centers, cleaned up the grounds at Vision Forward Association, and packed health kits for agency partners.

At Retire United’s Day of Service, retirees packed support kits for caregivers that were distributed by community partners and at senior resource fairs. They collected socks for Project Homeless Connect and volunteered at the event. The group also hosted educational events to support retirees in the community.


Amy Lindner and Thelma Sias pose at Project ReUNITED.

Emerging Leaders plant a garden at Day of Action.

Retire United volunteers write cards for caregivers.

Apply for Project LEAD

Applications for Project LEAD's spring session are open. This eight-week training prepares community members for leadership roles on nonprofit boards and committees. The program emphasizes recruiting participants from underrepresented board populations. Applications and supporting materials are due March 2, 2018. Email Samantha Mitchell with any questions.

Thank you to Johnson Controls for sponsoring the program!

Carla Elena Echeveste graduated from the fall session.

LINC PhilanthroPARTY

More than 85 young professionals and community leaders joined LINC at Harley-Davison Motor Company on December 6. The group packed over 400 health kits for St. Joseph’s Medical Clinic and Community Outpatient Health Clinic. They enjoyed music, food and beverages all while spreading holiday cheer to those who need it most. Check out the photos on Facebook.

Thank you to Harley-Davidson Motor Company for sponsoring!


Part of the LINC committee poses in the photobooth.

Intentional Living in Retirement

As the executive director of ERAs Senior Network, Kathy Gale knows the importance of having purpose in retirement. Learn more about intentional living and how to connect with Retire United.

Kathy Gale encourages retirees to take action in retirement.

Upcoming Opportunities

CIO Forum
IT United members: Save the date for the CIO Forum, an annual breakfast networking event which features CIO panel discussions on key technology trends and strategies.
Not an IT United member? Email Ger Yang to become one.

Fri., February 9, 2018
7:30AM - 12:00PM
Hilton Milwaukee City Center

IT professionals catch up at the CIO Forum.

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