2018 Events

Featured Event:
United Way Fox Cities 2017 Annual Report to the Community
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.
at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel

Steve

Please join us for a community breakfast and program that will include a review of 2017 and the announcement of the Wes Urch Volunteer Service Award recipient(s).

Our keynote speaker will be Steve Jones, nationally recognized, award-winning Head Football Coach at Kimberly High School. With another perfect season, Kimberly High School continues to hold the nation’s longest active winning streak at 70 straight victories.

Steve also teaches two different leadership courses at Kimberly High School. Servant leadership is the foundation of both the courses and the Kimberly football program.

Culture either happens by design or default. Steve will be discussing how to intentionally create and grow a “winning” culture by developing leaders within your organization and community.

Register online


April
Volunteer: Emerging Leaders Snack At Homeless Connections
  • Open to: Emerging Leaders
  • Registration: Register online
  • When: Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.
  • Where: Homeless Connections, 400 N Division Street, Appleton
  • Details: Emerging Leaders provide a snack for about 40-50 residents
Fox Cities Youth Worker Coalition: Summer Opportunities for Youth
  • Open to: General Public
  • Registration: No registration required, no cost to attend 
  • When: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Lou's Brew Café located on College Avenue
  • Details: Networking discussion of youth-serving organizations sharing information about summer activities and opportunities available for youth in local communities. Organizations encouraged to bring handouts for distribution.

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative: Join a Board (Diversity & Inclusion)
  • Open to: General Public
  • Registration: Register online
  • Cost: Free
  • When: Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Fox Cities Stadium, 2400 North Casaloma Drive, Appleton
  • Details: The event features networking and panel presentations by local nonprofits interested in potential board members. The topic for this session is Diversity and Inclusion, and includes the organizations Rainbow Over Wisconsin, Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities, IndUS Fox Valley, Hmong American Partnership, and United Hmong American Association.
Leadership Event Series: United Way Fox Cities Emerging Leaders
  • Open to: Emerging Leaders and those interested in becoming Emerging Leaders
  • Registration: Invitations will be e-mailed soon!
  • When: Monday, April 23, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: Best Western Premier Bridgewood, 1000 Cameron Way, Neenah
  • Details: Wilson Jones, President and CEO at Oshkosh Corporation will be presenting "People First."
United Way Fox Cities 2017 Annual Report to the Community
  • Open to: General Public
  • Registration: Register online (Please RSVP by April 19, 2018)
  • Cost: $18 per person or $180 for a table of ten
  • When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. (Registration opens at 7:00 a.m.)
  • Where: Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, 333 W. College Avenue, downtown Appleton
  • Details: We welcome everyone in the community to learn more about the work of United Way Fox Cities. Keynote speaker will be Kimberly High School Football Coach, Steve Jones. The program will also include a review of 2017 and the announcement of the Wes Urch Volunteer Service Award recipient(s).
Celebrating Volunteers
  • Open to: General Public
  • Registration: Register online (Registration deadline April 19 - no refunds after this date)
  • When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 5:15 to 8:00 p.m. (Registration, cash bars open at 5:15 p.m.)
  • Where: Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, 333 W. College Avenue, downtown Appleton
  • Details: Each spring, hundreds of people in the Fox Valley area of Wisconsin come together to celebrate volunteerism and honor those who go above and beyond to help make the community a better place with their gifts of time. Volunteer awards in eight categories will be presented during the 21st Celebrating Volunteers community gala April 26, 2018, in downtown Appleton. Thanks to the generosity of award sponsors, each award recipient receives $5,000 for their favorite Fox Valley charity (youth recipient receives $1,000 for charity plus a $1,500 scholarship). Since 1998, award sponsors have given $660,000 to local charities selected by their award recipients! Find additional information on the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region's website.
May
Volunteer: Emerging Leaders Snack at Homeless Connections
  • Open to: Emerging Leaders
  • Registration: Register online
  • When: Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.
  • Where: Homeless Connections, 400 N Division Street, Appleton
  • Details: Emerging Leaders provide a snack for about 40-50 residents
Fox Cities Youth Worker Coalition: AODA Trends - Drug Threats to our Youth
  • Open to: General Public
  • Registration: No registration required, no cost to attend 
  • When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Lou's Brew Café located on College Avenue
  • Details: Learn about new and ongoing trends with substance abuse threats that our youth encounter daily. Presenter will be a Local Law Enforcement Representative.

Volunteer: Emerging Leaders Breakfast at Homeless Connections
  • Open to: Emerging Leaders
  • Registration: Register online
  • When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.
  • Where: Homeless Connections, 400 North Division Street, Appleton
  • Details: Emerging Leaders provide the food and serve a warm breakfast for 50-75 residents.
June
Fox Cities Youth Worker Coalition: Impact of Animals on Youth Wellness
  • Open to: General Public
  • Registration: No registration required, no cost to attend 
  • When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Lou's Brew Café located on College Avenue
  • Details: How pets improve wellness in our youth. Learn how community programs utilize animals (dogs) to interact with children and youth to promote mental wellness. Presenters will be Officer Jeff Jorgenson & Geller, Elementary SRO & Facility Dog, from the Menasha Police Department.

Volunteer: Emerging Leaders Snack at Homeless Connections
  • Open to: Emerging Leaders
  • Registration: Register online
  • When: Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.
  • Where: Homeless Connections, 400 N Division Street, Appleton
  • Details: Emerging Leaders provide a snack for about 40-50 residents
July
Volunteer: Emerging Leaders Breakfast at Homeless Connections
  • Open to: Emerging Leaders
  • Registration: Register online
  • When: Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.
  • Where: Homeless Connections, 400 North Division Street, Appleton
  • Details: Emerging Leaders provide the food and serve a warm breakfast for 50-75 residents.
August
September
Fox Cities Youth Worker Coalition: Sleep Hygiene Community Campaign
  • Open to: General Public
  • Registration: No registration required, no cost to attend 
  • When: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Lou's Brew Café located on College Avenue
  • Details: Learn how lack of sleep impacts mental health of children and youth. Presenters will be Wendy Harris Magas, Project Director, and Beth Clay, Executive Director with the N.E.W. Mental Health Connection.

Volunteer: Emerging Leaders Breakfast at Homeless Connections
  • Open to: Emerging Leaders
  • Registration: Register online
  • When: Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.
  • Where: Homeless Connections, 400 North Division Street, Appleton
  • Details: Emerging Leaders provide the food and serve a warm breakfast for 50-75 residents.
October
Fox Cities Youth Worker Coalition: Human Sex Trafficking
  • Open to: General Public
  • Registration: No registration required, no cost to attend 
  • When: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Lou's Brew Café located on College Avenue
  • Details: Learn about efforts to prevent, educate, and respond to sex trafficking of youth within the child welfare and youth justice systems. Learn about child sex trafficking in this community, factors that make youth more vulnerable, methods of recruitment and grooming tactics. Presenters will be Jenny Jamison, Anti-Trafficking/Prevention Education, Reach Counseling, and Abby Persons, Anti-Human Sex Trafficking specialist, Outagamie County Youth and Family Services.

November
Volunteer: Emerging Leaders Breakfast at Homeless Connections
  • Open to: Emerging Leaders
  • Registration: Register online
  • When: Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.
  • Where: Homeless Connections, 400 North Division Street, Appleton
  • Details: Emerging Leaders provide the food and serve a warm breakfast for 50-75 residents.
Fox Cities Youth Worker Coalition: Child Protective Services (CPS) Mandatory Reporting - Myth vs. Reality
  • Open to: General Public
  • Registration: No registration required, no cost to attend 
  • When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Lou's Brew Café located on College Avenue
  • Details:  Who to call and when to call if abuse of neglect is suspected. Presenter will be Outagamie County Children Youth & Families staff.

December
Fox Cities Youth Worker Coalition: Engaging Youth in Volunteering
  • Open to: General Public
  • Registration: No registration required, no cost to attend 
  • When: Wednesday, November 12, 2018 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Lou's Brew Café located on College Avenue
  • Details: Learn about youth volunteering in the Fox Cities and what resources are available to help guide them to opportunities. Presenter will be Kirstin Cates, Marketing & Events Director for the Volunteer Center of East Central Wisconsin.