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United Way of Inner Wisconsin



Welcome to the 2015 Campaign

  • By John Culhane, 2015 United Way of Inner Wisconsin Campaign Chair
  • Welcome to the 2015 United Way of Inner Wisconsin annual campaign.  Whether you are a long term contributor or considering making your first investment in our community, you are the fuel that powers the local programs and initiatives we support.
  • My family has been a part of this community for the last 17 years.  During those years there has been an incredible amount of change impacting many people, especially young families with children.  One thing that hasn’t changed is the strong community support for those in need and the ability to work together to get things done.  I encourage you to continue that support by making a generous contribution to your United Way.
  • Each individual contribution is important to our success. Last year over 2,800 of your friends and neighbors made a contribution to the campaign.  72% of our campaign goal was met through donations from individuals like yourself.  Those contributions allow us to provide funding to 37 partner programs, serving nearly 20,000 individuals in south Wood and Adams County. The support we provide also helps our partners leverage additional private and public funds for their programs.
  • Your United Way is evolving to meet changing needs.  We are more than a convenient way to donate to the community through one payroll deduction.   Our Agenda for Change focuses on both Safety Net Services of food and shelter and the building blocks of a better life; Education, Income and Health.  We are bringing agencies, organizations, businesses and volunteer groups together in coalitions to leverage their expertise and develop long term solutions.
  • We are also changing so that supporters can contribute in a way that is convenient for them.  While the ease and convenience of payroll deduction through a company campaign works for many of us, you can also set up ACH withdrawal, make a contribution online at or use your phone by texting  GIVETODAY  to 41444.
  • For new contributors the best time to get involved is now.  For our existing contributors we appreciate your past support and hope you can continue or increase your annual United Way pledge.   On behalf of your United Way and the community I thank you for your generous support.