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Join the Family Dinner Club!

Join the Weight of the Fox Valley's "Family Dinner Club"! Send a photo of your family eating dinner with the name, age and occupation of the people pictured and a description of the dinner being served. Your submission may win a friendly professional opinion from a Community Dietitian and be featured on the Weight of the Fox Valley Facebook page. You can email your entry to Weight of the Fox Valley Manager, Keren Rosenberg.


Be our Friend of the Month!

Become the Weight of the Fox Valley "Friend of the Month" by sharing your health-related success story! Email your story to Weight of the Fox Valley Manager, Keren Rosenberg with details of the healthy habits you have incorporated into your life, your health-related accomplishments and your photo. We may choose your story to win "Friend of the Month" on our Facebook page and inspire others to start their own healthy habits.

Take the Pledge!

If you would like to join a community of people who have committed to starting one new, healthy habit, you too can "Take the Pledge." Download and print the "I took the pledge!" sign, take a selfie, then share your pledge on the Weight of the Fox Valley Facebook page.

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Mission Statement
United Way Fox Cities improves lives by bringing diverse people together to build a stronger, more caring community for everyone.
Volunteers Make an Impact
Through an exciting new partnership with Kimberly-Clark's Depend® brand and United Way Worldwide, United Way Fox Cities was chosen as one of ten United Ways nationally to expand volunteer outreach to encourage healthy, active and independent living at all ages. (Read about the volunteer events...)
Emerging Leaders Valentine's Family Festival
United Way Emerging Leaders set a new record this year, with more than 600 children attending the Valentine's Family Festival for free family fun. (View more Valentine's Festival photos)
Teen Symposium 2015
Teen Symposium 2015 marked the fifteenth annual youth leadership conference hosted by United Way Fox Cities and the YMCA of the Fox Cities. This year's theme focused on Theodore Roosevelt's quote, "Believe you can and you're halfway there." The conference featured multiple guest speakers, a volunteer resource fair and various leadership activities. This year's event had the largest attendance yet, with more than 350 ninth grade students from 20 different local high school groups. (View more photos from Teen Symposium 2015)
Labor Council Awards Volunteer
Congratulations to Rick Grissom, who served as a United Way Board Member for six years, for receiving the Fox Valley Area Labor Council Volunteer of the Year Award. Rick was awarded for his outstanding involvement in his local union and as a community volunteer. Thank you for your service to our community!
2014 Annual Report to the Community

At the 2014 Annual Report to the Community, nearly 350 United Way supporters gathered to review the year's accomplishments, including a successful community campaign that exceeded the $8.1 million goal. The agenda included the announcement of Wes Urch Volunteer Service Award recipients, Mary Jo Buchberger and Liesl Britzke, in recognition of their outstanding service to United Way Fox Cities. Diana Buechel, United Way Fox Cities Board Chair also made the announcement that United Way Fox Cities has awarded grants totaling $540,000 that address a range of community issues, from supporting early childhood education to reducing isolation for those with dementia.


In addition, new board members Mike Carini, USW Local 2-482, Kimberly-Clark; Pam Henson, Post Crescent Media; Dave Morton, Morton Long Term Care; and Tom Riordan, Neenah Enterprises, were elected. Board members Tim Bergstrom, Bergstrom Automotive, and Mark Westphal, Fox Valley Area Labor Council were elected for a one-year special appointment and Shannon Full, Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Jim Kotek, Menasha Corporation; and Melanie Miller, Bemis Co. were elected for a second three-year term. (Read the full press release)

United Way Fox Cities By the Numbers

Do you ever wonder how your donation to United Way Fox Cities is making a difference in our community? Check out our "By the Numbers" for a few ways that, together in 2014, we built a stronger, more caring community for everyone.  

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