United Way
United Way  Fox Cities
Issue: 8
In This Issue
2015 Annual Report

Read the full annual report online.

If you have given, advocated, or volunteered, you are a part of the stories featured throughout this year's annual report. Your contributions address our community's greatest needs, including:
  • helping children succeed in school;
  • building healthy families;
  • assisting people in meeting their basic needs;
  • and improving access to mental health services.
You have generously joined us in our work. Let's continue to go far together, let's continue to LIVE UNITED. 

Thank you!
Upcoming Events:

with Chuck V. Loring
September 29, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Bridgewood Resort Hotel,
1000 Cameron Way,

United Way Fox Cities Emerging Leaders
Emerging Leaders is recommended for those age 40 and under.

Serve Breakfast at Homeless Connections
June 11, 7:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Serve Snack at Homeless Connections
June 21, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Happy Hour 
Mr. Brews Taphouse
June 23, 5:00 7:00 p.m.

Serve Breakfast at Homeless Connections
July 9, 7:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Serve Snack at Homeless Connections
July 28, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Happy Hour 
Waverly Beach
July 28, 5:00 7:00 p.m.
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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.

Staff from United Way Fox Cities volunteered for Rock the Block in May.
Rock the Block
United Way Fox Cities is supporting the Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity's neighborhood revitalization initiative Rock the Block® with a multi-year, $300,000 grant. The grant will invest in neighborhoods struggling with decreasing property values and an increasing number of rental properties.

View a video from Rock the Block efforts in 2015.

John Weyenberg, Executive Director of Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity said, "This is a very significant gift for us. It gives us the ability to serve countless numbers of families throughout the Fox Cities and launch Rock the Block®." (Continue reading...)

Tim Short, Peter Kelly (President & CEO at
United Way Fox Cities), and Mike Hochholzer.
Annual Report to the Community 
More than 300 supporters, volunteers, and agency partners joined us for the 2015 United Way Fox Cities Report to the Community. We honored Tim Short and Mike Hochholzer, recipients of the Wes Urch Volunteer Service Award who exemplify our mission: to build a stronger, more caring community for everyone.

The program featured keynote speaker Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, founding medical director of Reach Out and Read Wisconsin who captivated attendees with a presentation about early childhood development and literacy. Locally, Reach Out and Read Partners - Fox Cities is expanding to all 33 local clinics, putting books in the hands of children when they visit their healthcare providers.

Mark Westphal, President of the Fox Valley
Area Labor Council and Bill Becher.

Labor Council Awards Volunteer
Congratulations to Bill Becher for receiving the Fox Valley Area Labor Council Volunteer of the Year Award. Bill was awarded for his outstanding involvement in his local union and as a community volunteer.
Answering the Call for Help

We are excited to welcome Lisa Smith to the team as the United Way 2-1-1 Manager. For the past 14 years, Lisa served as Program Manager for Child Care Resource & Referral. In her role at United Way, Lisa manages the 2-1-1 call center.

2-1-1 is a free, confidential information and referral service anyone can call, any time 
of day, seven days a week to connect to health and human services. (Continue reading...)
Emerging Leaders CEO Talk
David G. Voss, Jr., President & CEO of Miron Construction Co., Inc., presented at the April United Way Fox Cities Emerging Leaders CEO talk. Now in its eighth year, Emerging Leaders is proud to count nearly 800 men and women age 40 and under, giving $500 or more. Membership in Emerging Leaders can include volunteer opportunities, community & networking events, CEO Talks, and participation in Emerging Leaders' committees. Find out more about Emerging Leaders.
Youth Board Gives Back
United Way Fox Cities Youth Board students provided an evening of fun and games at Badger Sports Park for children participating in Best Friends of Neenah-Menasha.
Eat Well for Less
For over a year, United Way Fox Cities and Oshkosh Area United Way have provided direction and support for the Weight of the Fox Valley as the initiative works to build a community that achieves and maintains a healthy weight at every age.

To advance its mission, the Weight of the Fox Valley has formed partnerships throughout Calumet, Outagamie, and Winnebago Counties, and started new projects that encourage healthy habits.

On Saturday, June 4 the Weight of the Fox Valley will kick off a new project to help local families make smart choices  at the grocery store. In partnership with Woodman's Food Market in Appleton, Eat Well for Less , will feature a recipe of the month that provides the right balance of nutrition and price. Each month, the project will have a new recipe card distributed in various aisles at Woodman's. The recipes serve four people for $3 or less per person. Check it out!
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