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United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties’ Financial Stability Coalition is hosting the Finance and Investment Challenge Bowl on February 25, 2021.  A program of Asset Builders, the Finance and Investment Challenge Bowl (FICB) is a financial literacy program for high school students.  The FICB culminates in a college-bowl tournament where teams compete to determine a regional champion.  This year’s event will be held virtually with...

United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties held its 2020 Annual Meeting last night virtually, welcoming new incoming directors and thanking outgoing directors for all their time and hard work.

Recognition of outgoing directors included:

  • Tom Hunn, Lycon
  • Terry Whitmore, Nekoosa Public Schools

During last night’s meeting, the 2021 officers were elected:

  • President Emily Weiler, Paper City...

“2020 has been a year of changes and challenges. 2-1-1 quickly adapted and began handling COVID-19 information calls. Statewide we answered over 53,000 COVID-19 related calls, and locally we took 2,210 of those calls. These new calls increased our call volume by almost 50%.  We took over 6,600 local calls in 2020, more than in any of the past 5...

United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties is currently accepting funding applications for programs that address the Education and Health areas of our Agenda for Change.  Programs that receive funding in this cycle will receive a two-year grant for 2022 and 2023.  Financial Stability and Safety Net Services programs are currently funded through 2022. 

How to Apply

Programs that wish to apply...

United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties will be holding its 2020 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 via Zoom.  The meeting will be held at 5:00pm; the public is welcome to attend. To request a link for the meeting, contact Stefanie Drexler at stefanie@uwswac.org by 12pm on February 10th.

Agenda items include:  The Year in Review, Election of 2021...

United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties’ Financial Stability Coalition encourages all community members to adopt new financial habits in 2021 by creating and reviewing their household budget.

“Creating a household budget can be a daunting task under normal circumstances.  Adding in the challenges of COVID-19 uncertainties can make budgeting seem impossible” says United Way’s Community Impact Director Jodi Friday.  “The Financial...

United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties’ Early Years Coalition and Youth Success Coalition are teaming up to help families crush cabin fever this February with a family friendly bingo-style activity called the Cabin Fever Challenge.

The last twelve months have been challenging, especially for families as they navigated online learning, altered or eliminated youth activities, limited socializing and possible financial strains.  “...

United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties thanked its many supporters Wednesday night during the Thank You and Recognition Celebration at Bull’s Eye Country Club.  “We have many things to be thankful for,” said Tari Jahns, CEO.  “Our donors, our volunteers, and for the caring communities that we live in.”

During the Thank You Celebration we thanked ours donors - in particular, those in one of our “Giving Communities”

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Tari Jahns, CEO United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties 

Creating lasting change is not easy.  You need vision – a direction to go and a road map to get there – a mission.  United Way’s vision for our communities resides within our Agenda for Change and our desire to create a better life for all by focusing on the building blocks of a better life: education, income, health & safety net services.  We...

By Amy Fluno, 2-1-1 Program Director

2019 is half over already and it was a busy time for us here at United Way's 2-1-1! We took on a new project of making tax appointments for our friends in Marshfield and that really kept us on our toes. We took over 2500 calls in the first half of the year with 702 being tax appointments. 

Top 5 Calls for 2019:

  1. AARP Tax Aide Program
  2. Affordable Housing
  3. Utility...

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