United Way of Washington County Celebrates Record-Breaking Campaign in 2022

Photo of United Way volunteers holding blue numbers that show how much money the 2022 campaign raised, $1,877,694

United Way of Washington County raised $1,877,694 for the 2022 campaign. This fundraising total once again tops our previous record, set in 2021 by more than 4%!

“Thank you Washington County,” stated Randy Averill, campaign co-chair. “We couldn’t have reached new heights without the generosity of so many individuals and companies.” 

A team of Past Presidents and its CEO from the Kettle Moraine YMCA chaired the 2022 campaign – YMCA Legacy Team:

  • Randy Averill, Baird Retiree
  • Dr. Carey Cameron, West Bend Medical
  • Kirk Emerich, Westbury Bank
  • Rob Johnson, Kettle Moraine YMCA
  • Kevin Steiner, West Bend Mutual Insurance

“Chairing the campaign provided an opportunity to advocate about the growing lack of resources that individuals and families are facing here in Washington County. It was uplifting to see the community unite to help their neighbors.” highlights Dr. Carey Cameron, campaign co-chair.  

The pandemic impacted many individuals and organizations including the United Way, causing us to lose more than 1,000 donors in just a few years. “Our goal was to unite the community to build back our donor base and raise money to help more local residents in need,” states Kirk Emerich, campaign co-chair. 

Highlights from the 2022 annual campaign include:

  • Pacesetter campaigns collectively increased giving by 22% over prior year giving
  • Residential giving up 24%
  • Leadership giving (individuals giving $1,200 and more) totaled $406,000 and increased 34%
  • Overall number of donors increased by 621 donors and is up 28%  

By exceeding the local United Way campaign goal, United Way is able to support more than 25 local programs in the area of Education, Financial Stability and Health. Prior to the pandemic, challenges such as addiction, hunger, homelessness, and mental health were growing. Since, these issues have increased even more. United Way will continue to fund its mental health initiative, ensuring our youth have increased access to mental health counseling.  

2022 LEADERBOARD – Companies/organizations with a giving total of $10,000+

Affiliated Clinical Services
Advocate Aurora Health Care
BMO Harris Bank
Broan NuTone
DACO Precision Tool
Delta Defense, LLC
Forte Bank 
Froedtert Health
Johnson Controls
Melitta S & Joan M Pick Charitable Trust
Menasha Packaging Company
Oscar & Augusta Schlegel Foundation
Prescott Family Foundation
R & R Insurance Services
Robert W Baird
Russ Darrow Group
Slinger School District
Steel Craft Corporation
Summit Credit Union
The Norbert
Washington County Employees
We Energies Foundation
West Bend Mutual Insurance & Foundation 
West Bend School District
Westbury Bank
Ziegler Family Foundation
“The community stepped up and responded generously to our request for new and regained support,” states Kristin Brandner, CEO of United Way of Washington County. This year’s campaign chair team set goals, and lofty goals at that and then delivered. It truly was a united effort.”

United Way of Washington County invests in local programs that improve Education, Financial Stability, and Health. Funds are allocated by panels of community volunteers. Program applications are evaluated based on alignment with United Way goals and focus areas, and strength of outcome results.

The 2023 United Way campaign will be held during the fall season.