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Thursday, February 4, 2016
2015 Nonprofits and the Economy Survey Report A Nonprofit Coalition composed of the United Way of Washington County, UW‐Extension, UW‐Washington County and the Volunteer Center conducted a survey of the Washington County nonprofit community in order to: Measure the fiscal health of the nonprofit community Identify nonprofit needs for future Nonprofit Toolbox workshops Measure longer‐term outcomes of the Nonprofit Toolbox series A comparative analysis between the 2012 and 2015 surveys was conducted in order to determine if any changes or trends could be observed. The key finding from this...
Friday, January 29, 2016
Thanks to the incredible generosity of people in our community, more people will now be able to obtain emergency services, educational support, and preventative programming in the upcoming year. United Way of Washington County announced today that they exceeded their $1,339,000 fundraising goal, raising $1,400,747 during the 2015 campaign. This year’s total also exceeds the organization’s previous record of $1,305,892, which was raised in 2014. “The increase in funds will allow United Way to increase our capacity as investor, convener, facilitator, and partner in solving community problems,”...
Monday, September 28, 2015
68,000 MEALS PACKAGED DURING KICKOFF United Way of Washington County’s annual fundraising campaign officially kicked off on September 24. They celebrated the occasion with their United Against Hunger event at Washington County Fair Park. More than 500 community volunteers—including families, individuals, and company teams—united to package more than 68,000 meals for distribution to six local food pantries. See event photos. United Way’s strategic partner, the Volunteer Center of Washington County, helped coordinate the event and West Bend Mutual Insurance Company was a sponsor. “Tom and I...
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Seventeen local companies are taking the lead as Pacesetters in the 2015 United Way campaign. These organizations energize the community by getting an early start on raising funds and awareness. Pacesetter campaigns run through October. “We are thrilled to have four times as many Pacesetters compared to last year,” said Pat Strachota, 2015 United Way Campaign Co-Chair. “United Way researches community problems, crafts smart solutions, invests resources responsibly, and evaluates the results. I think their long-term, root-cause approach is resonating with members of the business community.”...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The 2014 Community Health Survey commissioned by Aurora Health Care, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin found that drugs and alcohol, chronic diseases, and mental health were the top health concerns in Washington County. In response to these community-identified needs, United Way of Washington County is increasing efforts to improve AODA and mental health services, encouraging collaborative work and coalitions.  2014 Washington County Community Health Survey: Drugs and alcohol, chronic diseases, and mental health were the top health...
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
United Way of Washington County presented Michael Bloedorn with the Clifford A. & Elizabeth M. Nelson Volunteer Leadership Award at the Champions of Change volunteer awards event on June 24. The Clifford A. & Elizabeth M. Nelson Volunteer Leadership Award was created to recognize an individual in Washington County who has demonstrated community leadership and a long-term commitment to volunteering. It 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...
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Tom and Pat Strachota have stepped forward to build on past successes and lead United Way of Washington County’s 2015 fundraising campaign. Tom is the General Manager of Dairyland Seed Co., Inc. near Kewaskum, and Pat is the former Majority Leader of the Wisconsin State Assembly. “As long-time residents, Tom and I have tremendous pride in Washington County—it’s a great place to live and work,” Pat said. “As a volunteer on United Way’s health allocation panel, I experienced the impact of United Way first-hand. Their in-depth vetting and accountability process ensures that donor dollars are...

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