We work every day to improve lives

To create lasting change, we recruit the people and organizations from all across the community who bring the passion, expertise and resources to get things done. Financial resources are invested in over 100 programs, initiatives and grants serving more than 100,000 people in the Fox Cities.


 Jean Maurice and Sue

Jean Maurice Boyer and Sue DeCaro, recipients of the Wes Urch Volunteer Service Award, pose with Peter Kelly, President and CEO at United Way Fox Cities.

Congratulations to our Wes Urch Volunteer Service Award Recipients!

April 23rd to 29th marks National Volunteer Week, a perfect time to thank our volunteers for all they do to help us build a stronger, more caring community. We want to thank our nearly 300 volunteers who give more than 5,000 hours each year and lend their time, talent, and voice to support United Way Fox Cities! We couldn't do our work without you.

Earlier this week, at our Annual Report to the Community, we recognized two individuals for their years of volunteerism helping us achieve our mission. Jean Maurice Boyer and Sue DeCaro received the Wes Urch Volunteer Service Award, named in honor of Wes Urch, who was the first executive director of the Neenah-Menasha Community Chest and remained a very active community volunteer after retirement.

Read about their contributions

Children and Youth

Developing Children & Youth

We improve early learning opportunities to make sure that all children start kindergarten ready to learn and invest in programs that promote healthy youth development.

Basic Needs

Improving Self-Sufficiency

We support programs that provide families with food, shelter, clothing, transportation and other basic needs as they work toward becoming self-sufficient.

Health and Healing

Promoting Health & Healing

We invest in programs to ensure mental health services, health care and dental care are available to all residents. We support programs that work with victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence.


Strengthening Families

We support programs that give families the necessary tools to succeed, whether young families with children, older adults or persons with disabilities.