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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
United Way of Washington County presented Tom Hostad with the Clifford A. & Elizabeth M. Nelson Volunteer Leadership Award at the Champions of Change volunteer awards event on June 14. United Way’s Volunteer Leadership Award was created to recognize an individual in Washington County who has demonstrated notable community leadership and a long-term commitment to volunteering. The award is named in honor of the late Cliff Nelson and his wife Betty, who are known for their outstanding volunteer efforts on behalf of human service, civic, and arts organizations. Each year, past Nelson Award...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
United Way of Washington County presented Family Promise of Washington County with a $45,000 grant for their emergency shelter and homeless singles program. The funds will be used to support individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Washington County. The community’s only homeless shelter for single adults closed their doors more than five years ago. Short-term solutions were implemented by several agencies, but the temporary shelter also closed its doors last year. Family Promise is moving forward with community leaders to develop a permanent homeless shelter for men and...
Monday, April 17, 2017
Kevin Steiner, president and CEO of West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, will serve as United Way of Washington County’s 2017 campaign chair. This is not Steiner's first volunteer role with the organization. He served on their Board of Directors from 1997 to 2003, and as president in 1999. “I like to work with winners. And United Way is a winning organization,” Steiner said. “They listen to what the community needs and they respond with comprehensive solutions. I believe in United Way because they collaborate and build smart partnerships that increase nonprofits’ efficiency and effectiveness...
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Pictured left to right: Daren Sievers, Slinger School District; Pete Rettler, Moraine Park Technical College; Nikki Kiss, Inspire Washington County; Sarah Malchow, United Way of Washington County; Jim Smasal, Kewaskum School District; Jon Duhr, Hartford Union High School District; Erik Olson, West Bend School District. School district administrators from West Bend, Hartford, Kewaskum, and Slinger met at Moraine Park Technical College today to discuss implementation of a new program for high school students called Inspire Washington County. Inspire Washington County is an innovative cross-...
Friday, February 3, 2017
UNVEILS NEW EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVE More than 200 donors and volunteers attended United Way of Washington County’s Team Celebration on February 2. The event, held at West Bend Mutual Insurance’s Prairie Center, marked the end of both the organization’s annual fundraising campaign and their 80th anniversary celebration. United Way of Washington County announced that they exceeded their 2016 campaign goal, raising $1,449,502. This year’s total tops the organization’s previous record, which was set in 2015, by more than 3%. “We are so grateful to our community,” said Kristin Brandner, Executive...
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Thank you for generously supporting United Way of Washington County’s 2016 campaign. Together, you set a new record, raising more than $1.4 million for our community! Way to go team!     < Back to News 
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
United Way’s Pacesetter campaigns are now ended and early results show positive growth. Pacesetters are organizations that started early fundraising and awareness campaigns to support the community through United Way of Washington County. “By volunteering to be Pacesetters, these organizations demonstrated commitment to corporate philanthropy and care for our community,” said Kristin Brandner, Executive Director of United Way of Washington County. “As we celebrate 80 years of local impact, there’s a lot of excitement and momentum building.” Each Pacesetter organization set their own goal for...
Monday, October 3, 2016
United Way of Washington County kicked off their annual fundraising campaign by uniting more than 400 local volunteers Thursday evening. The event, called United for Our Future, was held at the West Bend Mutual Insurance Pavilion at Washington County Fair Park. More than 400 volunteers from 30 local businesses, school districts, and nonprofit organizations—united to create school-readiness bags for 2,500 preschool-age children. “For the last three years, we’ve had tremendous success with our food packaging events, engaging more than 1,000 community volunteers and providing nearly 200,000...

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