Centennial Jubilee - 11/11/2023

It’s time to sparkle and shine, as United Way of Kenosha County celebrates 100 years of making a difference in our community. To celebrate and recognize the impact we have made together in our community, United Way of Kenosha County is hosting the Centennial Jubilee: A Night to Celebrate. Please dress in your finest formal attire (black-tie) and get ready to enjoy this elevated, celebratory experience.

The Centennial Jubilee Silent Auction is now open! Click on the link below to view over 100 auction items. 

Saturday, November 11, 2023
5 p.m.
Carthage College - Todd Wehr Center


What to Expect

A night of celebration awaits you as we commemorate a century of dedicated champions and inspiring stories. Your presence will make this milestone truly memorable.

5:00 p.m.: Social Hour
6:15 p.m.: Program & Dinner
8:30 p.m.: Commemorative Gifts and Good-Byes

Event registration is now closed. 

Silent Auction

The silent auction is open. Check out these donors who will have items featured.

Scavenger Hunts by Let's Roam. Cave of the Mounds. Townsville Art. Summerfest. Safari Lake Geneva. Pinot's Pallete. Milwaukee Public Museum. Milwaukee Milkmen. Milwaukee Admirals.Lake Geneva Ziplining, Chicago Boat Cruises, Bookshop.org. And many others!


NextHome Signature Group


jfg snap-on carthage
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15 concerned citizens came together to launch the Community Chest, an effort to bring local institutions together to make an impact.Kenosha News reported the meeting as "one of the most enthusiastic meetings of a public nature ever held in Kenosha County." 1923

April 1923

The Community Chest launched its first fundraising campaign with the slogan, "Suppose Nobody Cared!" The campaign raised a total of $91,000. In today's dollars, that's close to $1.5 million! 1923


As times changed, so did the Community Chest Association of Kenosha. During the 1940's, the organization experienced an increase in appeals from health agencies and changed into the War Fund. war fund


After World War II, the War Fund dissolved, and the name changed to Kenosha Community fund, remaining so until 1959. community fund


The United Fund brought everyone in Kenosha into the "Same Boat" in favor of all of Kenosha County. united fund


Our organization's name changed for the last time, when the mision was made to align with the national United Way movement. The board adopted the name United Way of Kenosha County along with the national logo, which is how we are still recognized today. united fund


Snap-on has been a longtime supporter of United Way of Kenosha County and is recorded to have "Agreed upon United Way" in 1973. The organization is well-known locally for its commitment to bettering our community through their support of several nonprofits. snap-on


United Way of Kenosha County's first annual Day of Caring kicked off the 1994 fundraising campaign. The enthusiasm and work of the community came together to ensure a better quality of life for everyone! day of caring

May 2012

Relocated to the organization's current location at 5500 6th avenue with the goal to provide greater access for the community. Stop in and see us here still today! 2012


Hosted 100 Years, 100+ Volunteers: A Day of Service to kick-off the celebration of United Way’s 100th anniversary of mobilizing the caring power of our community. 100years


We want to see your United Way of Kenosha County Pictures! Send your moments and memories to Marisa Markowski, director of resource development, at mmarkowski@kenoshaunitedway.org.