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United Way of Dane County kicks off 2023 campaign

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United Way of Dane County officially kicked off its 2023 Community Campaign on Monday at Breese Stevens Field on Madison’s East Side.

The United Way hosted 450 volunteers for an afternoon of family-friendly activities as the group packed more than 4,000 paper product packs to be distributed to nonprofit partners at Community Action Coalition, WayForward Resources, Second Harvest Foodbank and Porchlight.

“The energy at Breese Stevens Field was contagious. It just goes to show how much we can accomplish when we come together as The Power of Many. Working for All. I’m so grateful for the community support as we innovate forward and continue to uplift family well-being in Dane County,” said Pete Vogel, president and CEO of Vogel Bros. Building Company and United Way 2023 campaign chair, in a statement. “We can’t wait to build from this momentum into this year’s campaign season.”

The United Way of Dane County also announced a $18.1 million fundraising goal for the year.

 “Last year, the community’s support of United Way fueled 331,000 instances of service, helping increase parental support, graduation rates and incomes, and decrease homelessness and racial disparities in health. That’s incredible,” said Renee Moe, president and CEO of the United Way of Dane County, in a press release. “But there’s still so much to be done – and we’re calling on every community member to get involved! We believe that, together, we can reach our goal and continue to spark real change for families across Dane County.”