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Transformational Gift from MacKenzie Scott Helps United Way of Racine County Expand Its Equity Work

In January, United Way of Racine County was the recipient of a $5 million donation from MacKenzie Scott. Scott is an American novelist and philanthropist who helped found Amazon. Originally notified of the gift in late December, United Way has spent the weeks since in conversation and planning with its board to identify allocations for the donation. Equity […]

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Consumers Warned About Possible Health Insurance Enrollment Scams

MADISON – Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Mark Afable and Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Secretary-designee Randy Romanski are urging Wisconsin consumers to be wary of robocalls and suspicious sales calls ahead of the new enrollment period on Healthcare.gov. The Biden Administration recently reopened enrollment for potential new participants in health insurance programs covered […]

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United Way of Racine County Invites Participation in the 21-Week Equity Challenge

United Way of Racine County has launched the 21-Week Equity Challenge for Racine County residents. This challenge, adapted by United Way of Wisconsin from the work of Dr. Eddie Moore, is an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and community. Participants receive an email at the beginning of each week, Feb. 1 through June […]

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United Way COVID Relief Awards More Than $60k To Nine Nonprofits

RACINE – The United Way of Racine County (UWRC) has awarded $62,466 in pandemic relief grants to nine local nonprofits. The grants, announced Monday, were the first to be awarded through the UWRC COVID Relief Fund. The grant recipients are: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Racine CountyRacine Health Care NetworkRacine CountyRacine ZooRacine Friendship ClubhouseSAFE […]

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United Way Launches New Phase of Pandemic Relief Efforts

In response to the ongoing needs created by the pandemic, United Way of Racine County (UWRC) has launched new opportunities for local nonprofits to request support and for community members to get involved. Through its UWRC COVID Relief project, local nonprofits can apply for funds, request single-use face masks, and request supplies. Community members are invited to donate to the COVID Relief Fund, donate to the supply drive and volunteer to construct masks. […]

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United Way Seeks Volunteers For Season of Caring

This year, United Way of Racine County is transforming Day of Caring into Season of Caring. This extended volunteer opportunity will run until June 21, 2021, giving everyone the chance to make a difference through volunteerism all year. The United Way is currently collecting volunteer opportunities, both virtual and in-person, from local nonprofit organizations. The […]

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Mitchell School to Become Racine County’s Third Community School

Racine—Beginning in the fall of 2021, Mitchell School will transform into a community school through a partnership between United Way of Racine County and Racine Unified School District. Mitchell will be the third community school in Racine County, following Knapp Elementary and Julian Thomas Elementary. Community schools are part of United Way’s place-based LIFT (Link […]

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Jessica Safransky Schacht Accepts Role as United Way’s COO

As of August, United Way of Racine County has appointed Jessica Safransky Schacht as its new Chief Operating Officer.  Safransky Schacht succeeds former COO Karin Kirchmeier, who accepted the role of executive director at Partners for Community Development in Sheboygan. Safransky Schacht, a Racine native, has been involved with United Way since 1996, when she […]

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United Way Volunteers Help Make Funding Cycle A Success

Through their hard work, volunteers play an integral role in United Way of Racine County’s volunteer investment process. According to Community Investment Director MaryBeth Kallio, volunteers contribute greatly to the time-intensive volunteer investment process and help give United Way the chance to evaluate funded programs over a longer period of time. “We can better watch […]

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United Way Launches “Do More 24” Campaign To Meet Community Needs In Light Of COVID-19

Racine, Wisconsin—As COVID-19 moves through Wisconsin, United Way of Racine County has responded quickly to meet the needs of its community. It launched the Racine County COVID-19 Relief Fund in partnership with the Racine Community Foundation to offer crisis grants to partnered nonprofits; it works with RCF to meet partners’ material needs through the Community […]

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Racine Community Foundation and United Way of Racine County Launch Community Cares

United Way of Racine County and the Racine Community Foundation are excited to announce Community Cares, their new partnership to address the COVID-19 crisis. Community Cares consists of the Racine County Supply Drive and Racine County COVID-19 Relief Fund. The Racine County COVID-19 Relief Fund has been established to provide flexible financial resources to 501(c)(3) […]

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United Way Celebrates Community Support at 2019 Campaign Victory Celebration

More than 300 volunteers, donors, and corporate representatives attended United Way of Racine County’s Victory Celebration on January 23, 2020. The evening celebrated the community’s support of United Way’s work to build an educated workforce, honored United Way contributors, and appreciate successes from 2019. Steven McLaughlin, board chair of United Way of Racine County, opened […]

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United Way of Racine County Introduces New Positions

Five staff members at United Way of Racine County were recently promoted within the company as part of an office-wide restructuring plan. Ali Haigh, the new president and CEO of United Way of Racine County, created three new roles designed to simplify communication and collaboration within the office. Former Vice President of Community Impact Karin […]