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United Way of Washington County celebrates community generosity and impact | By Kristin Brandner

Washington County, WI – In an extraordinary display of community spirit and dedication, United Way of Washington County officials announced it raised $1,901,036 from the 2023 campaign.

This fundraising total reaches a new milestone and once again tops the organization’s previous record for highest amount raised, set in 2022.



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“Thanks to the unwavering support and generosity of so many individuals, businesses, and partners throughout Washington County, United Way is poised to continue its mission and impact,” said Kelly Tighe, Campaign Co-Chair.  “We couldn’t have reached new heights without a collective effort.”

A team of Board Members and its Executive Director from the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County chaired the 2023 campaign.

“Chairing the campaign provided an opportunity to build awareness about growing needs and encourage other businesses to get involved and support the campaign,” said Robb Steiner, Campaign Co-Chair.  “It was an honor to serve in this role to help our neighbors in need.”

With the dollars raised, United Way is able to support over 25 local programs.  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.

CLICK HERE to read the 2023 LEADERBOARD – Companies/organizations with a giving total of $10,000+

“The community stepped up again in a huge way and responded generously,” said Kristin Brandner, CEO of United Way of Washington County. “We extend our deepest gratitude to all who have contributed to this campaign. Your belief in our work fuels our ongoing efforts to make Washington County a place where every individual has the opportunity to thrive.”

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 2024 United Way campaign will be held during the fall season.

About United Way of Washington County

United Way’s mission is to improve lives and community conditions in measurable and lasting ways. United Way is a volunteer-driven organization that serves communities in Washington County. It is governed by a board of community volunteers, dedicated to providing funding and community resources for health and human services needs in the areas of Education, Financial Stability, and Health.

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