Community on track to raise $18.3M for United Way

Community on track to raise $18.3M for United Way

Dane County is on track to meet this year’s goal of raising $18.3 million to support programs that help stabilize families in Dane County, according to officials.

More than 700 people representing local businesses and other organizations came together at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center to celebrate Thursday, according to a release from United Way of Dane County.

Today more than 64,000 Dane County residents, including 15,000 children, live in poverty, according to the release. United Way hopes to use the money raised to help move those individuals and families out of poverty in 2018 through investments in education, financial stability, housing and health.