Welcome New Co-Chairs

Each year the councils elect new co-chairs to work alongside veteran co-chairs. Thank you to new and returning leaders!

Women United
Stephanie Chedid, Luther Manor
Aimee Wiedmeyer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company*
Stacy Williams, Baird*

Emerging Leaders
Ann Granitz, BMO Harris Bank*
Eileen Hankes, Milwaukee County
Meg Kurlinski, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.*

IT United
John Dunn, GE Healthcare*
Kerrie Hoffman, FocalPoint
Jane Durment, The Marcus Corporation retiree
Diversity Leadership Society
Grady L. Crosby,  Johnson Controls
Tami Garrison, MillerCoors
Jasmine M. Johnson, Pfizer, Inc.

Matt Bane, Baird
Joe Gibson, Northern Trust*

Retire United
Beverly Jurkowski, We Energies retiree
Thomas Littelmann, Great West Financial retiree

*New in 2018

Thank you to the outgoing co-chairs for their outstanding leadership: Cheryl Carron and Melody Wolske (Women United), Brian Bulgrin and Angela Quigley (Emerging Leaders), Todd MacKay (IT United), and Hayley Novak (LINC).

IT Job Shadows

IT United’s volunteer initiatives provide opportunities for students to engage with careers in technology. One way companies support this work is by hosting job shadows. Most recently, Northwestern Mutual hosted students from Reagan, King, and Washington high schools. Read about the job shadow on the blog.


Women United in the News

The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently highlighted the Women’s Leadership Council’s impressive work in preventing teen pregnancy. Watch the video.

In addition, Comcast Newsmakers featured a segment on Women United. In the interview, Lisa Bowman, chief marketing officer of United Way Worldwide, also praised Milwaukee’s success in teen pregnancy prevention! Watch the video.

Intentional Living in Retirement

Eddy Magnus is a member of Retire United and director of volunteer services for Interfaith Older Adult Programs. In this blog, she shares how retirees can find volunteer opportunities that resonate with them as well as her advice for young professionals. Read the blog and learn more about Retire United.


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. Applications and supporting materials are due March 2, 2018. Email Samantha Mitchell with any questions.

Thank you to Johnson Controls for sponsoring the program!

Upcoming Opportunities

VITA Volunteer Training
Women United invites you to help ALICE this tax season. By volunteering with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program you can help connect families to much-needed refunds. Women United is hosting a training for VITA intake screeners. During the training, you will become certified to volunteer at La Casa de Esperanza during the 2018 tax season.

Fri., February 2, 2018
3:00PM - 5:30PM
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
225 W. Vine Street, Milwaukee
Register online.

CIO Forum
IT United members: Register for the CIO Forum, an annual breakfast networking event which features CIO panel discussions on key technology trends and strategies.

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

Teacher Appreciation
Join United Way as we show gratitude for our community’s hard-working teachers. Volunteers will pack Teacher Appreciation kits with goodies to help alleviate some of the financial burden that comes from providing supplies for their classroom while reminding them how important and valued their work is.

Mon., February 26, 2018
12:00PM - 1:00PM
W233 N2080 Ridgeway Pkwy, Waukesha
Register online.

Wed., February 28, 2018
12:00PM - 1:00PM
100 Manpower Pl., Milwaukee
Register online.

Spring Leadership Panel
Save the date! Join the Emerging Leaders and industry experts for the upcoming Leadership Panel: Innovation & Automation in the Workforce. Get an exclusive tour of the GE Healthcare Customer Showcase at Research Park. Thank you to GE Healthcare for sponsoring this event!

Tues., March 20, 2018
7:30AM - 9:00AM
GE Healthcare – 9900 W. Innovation Dr., Wauwatosa

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