Unify, Amplify, Give: Live UNITED Spectacular

Join us in your cocktail attire for an evening of inspiration and celebration at the United Way of Kenosha County's event, "Unify, Amplify, Give: Live UNITED Spectacular." This unforgettable event will highlight the caring power of the Kenosha community and the incredible impact we've achieved together. Come together with fellow supporters, volunteers, and partners to honor the strides we've made in strengthening our community. From bolstering education to supporting families in need, our collective efforts have truly made a difference. During this special gathering, we'll highlight the stories of individuals and organizations whose dedication has helped shape a brighter future for Kenosha County. Through live presentations, testimonials, and performances, we'll showcase the transformative power of unity and generosity. Whether you've been a longtime supporter or are new to our cause, this event is an opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments and recommit to our shared mission of improving lives and building a stronger, more vibrant community for all.

Together, we can continue to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who need it most.

Living UNITED Spectacular Tickets are on Sale now! 

Saturday, November 9, 2024
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
6:30 p.m.: Program & Dinner
8:30 p.m.: Commemorative Gifts and Good-Byes

Event registration is now open! 

Silent Auction

The silent auction will be open October 1, 2024!

CHECK OUT OUR SPECTACULAR RAFFLE PRIZE! 

   

Raffle tickets will be for sale in the United Way of Kenosha County starting July 30, 2024 prior to the Live UNITED Spectacular and at the event. 

THANK YOU SPONSORS!

 

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THANK YOU IN-KIND DONORS!

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OUR HISTORY

3/29/1923

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

1940s

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

1940's-1950's

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

1959

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

1973

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

10/3/1978

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

10/11/1994

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

4/1/2023

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.