Events 2019

February
Emerging Leaders Valentine's Family Festival
  • Open to: General Public
  • Registration: No registration required, no cost to attend
  • When: Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 9:30 to noon
  • Where: Maplewood Middle School, 1600 Midway Road, Menasha
  • Details: Valentine's Family Festival is free to the community and provides safe, fun activities for children ages 12 & under and their families. The festival allows families of all income levels to enjoy a morning of fun and entertainment and giveaways such as toothbrushes, books and other goodies. The morning is filled with activities including cookie decorating, carnival games, arts & crafts, and a photo booth. Children who attend the event must be accompanied by an adult. Learn more.
2019 Teen Symposium
  • Open to: High school freshman invited by their school advisors
  • When: Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Where: Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley, 333 W College Ave, Appleton
  • Details: Each year in early February, 300 freshman students from area high schools participate in a day of activities to help build, develop, and reinforce leadership skills. United Way Fox Cities Youth Board members help plan and run Teen Symposium with many exciting leadership activities. This year's theme is, "All good things take time." Learn more about Teen Symposium.
Youth Advocacy Network: Caregiver Capacity
  • Open to: Local professionals working with youth ages 6-25/General Public
  • Registration: No registration required
  • When: Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. (Program: 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.)
  • Where: (Girl Scouts Office), 4693 N. Lynndale Dr., Appleton
  • Details: The Youth Advocacy Network provides local professionals working with youth (ages 6-25) with opportunities for resource sharing, networking, problem solving, and professional development. This month's theme is Caregiver Capacity, presented by NAMI Fox Valley.
Community Conversation: Homelessness and Poverty, facilitated by Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities
  • Open to: General Public
  • When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Where: Little Chute Public Library, 625 Grand Ave., Little Chute
  • Details: Join facilitators from Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities as they lead us in meaningful and respectful conversations around the topics of homelessness and poverty as part of the Fox Cities Reads 2019 events. Objectives of the event include exploring what you learned from reading Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, sharing your thoughts on homelessness and poverty as a result of reading the book, and brainstorm on actions that can be personally taken to help end homelessness and poverty in our communities.
Volunteer: Emerging Leaders and Fifth Quarter (Retiree) Diaper Repacking Event at the Fox Cities Diaper Bank
  • Open to: Emerging Leaders and Fifth Quarter (Retirees) members
  • Registration: Sign up to volunteer
  • When: Monday, February 25, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: Valley Packaging Industies, 110 North Kensington Drive, Appleton, WI 54915
  • Details: The Fox Cities Diaper Bank is an initiative of United Way Fox Cities that helps support low-income families with free diapers. Our Diaper Bank oversees the collection, storage, and distribution of nearly 400,000 diapers each year. Volunteers will work in an assembly line to repack diapers. This repacking process ensures donated diapers are in standard counts for families that receive diapers and helps us to manage our inventory. Approximately 20 volunteers are needed. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Fox Cities Diaper Bank, an initiative of United Way Fox Cities, and get to know other Fifth Quarter and Emerging Leader members.
Community Conversation: Homelessness and Poverty, facilitated by Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities
  • Open to: General Public
  • When: Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Kimberly Public Library, 515 W. Kimberly Ave., Kimberly
  • Details: Join facilitators from Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities as they lead us in meaningful and respectful conversations around the topics of homelessness and poverty as part of the Fox Cities Reads 2019 events. Objectives of the event include exploring what you learned from reading Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, sharing your thoughts on homelessness and poverty as a result of reading the book, and brainstorm on actions that can be personally taken to help end homelessness and poverty in our communities.
March
Community Conversation: Homelessness and Poverty, facilitated by Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities
  • Open to: General Public
  • When: Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Where: Menasha Public Library, 440 1st Street, Menasha
  • Details: Join facilitators from Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities as they lead us in meaningful and respectful conversations around the topics of homelessness and poverty as part of the Fox Cities Reads 2019 events. Objectives of the event include exploring what you learned from reading Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, sharing your thoughts on homelessness and poverty as a result of reading the book, and brainstorm on actions that can be personally taken to help end homelessness and poverty in our communities.
Leadership Event Series: Communicating Across Generations
  • Open to: United Way Fox Cities Emerging Leaders, Fifth Quarter Members (Retirees), and those interested in learning more about these United Way groups
  • When: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 7:15 to 9:15 a.m.
  • Where: Miron Construction, 1471 McMahon Drive, Neenah
  • Details: Join United Way Fox Cities Emerging Leaders and Fifth Quarter (Retirees) Members for this unique training opportunity. What is Communicating Across Generations? Never before in our nation's history have so many people from so many different generations been in the workforce at the same time. as a result, individuals, employers, and organizations are presented with many challenges and many opportunities. Each generation brings diverse perspectives, values, needs, and expectations to the workplace. Those who can communicate effectively across generations have much to gain: (1) Learning to blend the distinctive creative energies and accommodate the different working styles of these generations creates a dynamic team. (2) Helping employees from divergent generations develop skills that enable them to appreciate their differences will greatly enhance production, quality of performance, and job satisfaction.
Volunteer: Emerging Leaders Breakfast at Pillars Adult and Family Shelter
  • Open to: Emerging Leaders and friends
  • Registration: Sign up to volunteer
  • When: Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:15 a.m.
  • Where: Pillars Adult and Family Shelter, 400 N. Division Street, Appleton
  • Details: Join Emerging Leaders in this volunteer opportunity to prepare food and serve it to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Appleton.
Community Conversation: Homelessness and Poverty, facilitated by Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities
  • Open to: General Public
  • When: Monday, March 11, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Neenah Public Library, 240 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Neenah
  • Details: Join facilitators from Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities as they lead us in meaningful and respectful conversations around the topics of homelessness and poverty as part of the Fox Cities Reads 2019 events. Objectives of the event include exploring what you learned from reading Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, sharing your thoughts on homelessness and poverty as a result of reading the book, and brainstorm on actions that can be personally taken to help end homelessness and poverty in our communities.
Connect to Courage: Hope, Help, and Healing (Helping Our Heroes Stay Strong)
  • Open to: General Public
  • When: Wednesay, March 13, 2019 from 1:00 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Performing Arts Center, 400 W. College Avenue, Appleton
  • Details: Connect to Courage provides resources, services, and educational tools to assist those who served, their families, and our community. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more.
Youth Advocacy Network: UW Extension
  • Open to: Local professionals working with youth ages 6-25/General Public
  • Registration: No registration required
  • When: Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. (Program: 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.)
  • Where: (Girl Scouts Office), 4693 N. Lynndale Dr., Appleton
  • Details: The Youth Advocacy Network provides local professionals working with youth (ages 6-25) with opportunities for resource sharing, networking, problem solving, and professional development. This month's theme is Sources of Strength, presented by UW Extension.
Community Conversation: Homelessness and Poverty, facilitated by Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities
  • Open to: General Public
  • When: Friday, March 15, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Where: Kaukauna Public Library, 207 Thilmany Rd., Suite 200, Kaukauna
  • Details: Join facilitators from Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities as they lead us in meaningful and respectful conversations around the topics of homelessness and poverty as part of the Fox Cities Reads 2019 events. Objectives of the event include exploring what you learned from reading Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, sharing your thoughts on homelessness and poverty as a result of reading the book, and brainstorm on actions that can be personally taken to help end homelessness and poverty in our communities.
Leadership Event Series: Emerging Leaders 101
  • Open to: All United Way Fox Cities Emerging Leaders are welcome, especially those interested in learning more about Emerging Leaders
  • When: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: United Way Fox Cities, 1455 Midway Road, Menasha
  • Details: Learn about United Way's work in the Fox cities, the history of the Emerging Leaders program, and how you can volunteer to make a difference in our community.  This is a great opportunity to network with other young leaders.
April
Community Conversation: Homelessness and Poverty, facilitated by Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities
  • Open to: General Public
  • When: Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Kaukauna Public Library, 207 Thilmany Rd., Suite 200, Kaukauna
  • Details: Join facilitators from Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities as they lead us in meaningful and respectful conversations around the topics of homelessness and poverty as part of the Fox Cities Reads 2019 events. Objectives of the event include exploring what you learned from reading Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, sharing your thoughts on homelessness and poverty as a result of reading the book, and brainstorm on actions that can be personally taken to help end homelessness and poverty in our communities.
Save the Date: Emerging Leaders Leadership Series Talk
  • Open to: Emerging Leaders, Leadership Givers, and those interested in learning more about becoming an Emerging Leader or Leadership Giver
  • Registration: Registration coming soon
  • Cost: TBD
  • When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel and Conference Center, 1000 Cameron Way, Neenah
  • Details: The leadership talk will feature Kim Underhill, Group President, Kimberly-Clark North America.
Author Matthew Desmond Presentation & Book Signing
  • Open to: General Public
  • Registration: No registration required
  • When: Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Menasha High School, 420 7th Street, Menasha
  • Details: Event is hosted by the Fox Cities Book Festival. Please join Pulitzer-prize winning author Matthew Desmond as he presents about his book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. A book signing will be held after the presentation. View additional details.
Author Matthew Desmond Presentation & Book Signing
  • Open to: General Public
  • Registration: No registration required
  • When: Friday, April 12, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Where: Lawrence Memorial Chapel, 510 E. College Avenue, Appleton
  • Details: Event is hosted by the Fox Cities Book Festival. Please join Pulitzer-prize winning author Matthew Desmond as he presents about his book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. A book signing will be held after the presentation. View additional details.
Volunteer: Emerging Leaders Snack at Pillars Adult and Family Shelter
  • Open to: Emerging Leaders and friends
  • Registration: Sign up to volunteer
  • When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.
  • Where: Pillars Adult and Family Shelter, 400 N. Division Street, Appleton
  • Details: Join Emerging Leaders in this volunteer opportunity to prepare food and serve it to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Appleton.
Save the Date: United Way Fox Cities Annual Report to the Community
  • Open to: General Public
  • Registration: Registration coming soon
  • Cost: $20 per person or $200 for a table of ten
  • When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
  • Where: Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley, 333 W College Ave, Appleton
  • Details: Join us to celebrate the great work happening in our community!
May
Save the Date: 22nd Annual Celebrating Volunteers Community Gala
  • Open to: General Public
  • Registration: Registration will be open March 1, 2019
  • Cost: $35 per person, $350 per table of 10
  • When: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
  • Where: Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley, 333 W College Ave, 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. 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! Learn more.
Volunteer: Emerging Leaders Snack at Pillars Adult and Family Shelter
  • Open to: Emerging Leaders and friends
  • Registration: Sign up to volunteer
  • When: Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.
  • Where: Pillars Adult and Family Shelter, 400 N. Division Street, Appleton
  • Details: Join Emerging Leaders in this volunteer opportunity to prepare food and serve it to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Appleton.
Volunteer: Emerging Leaders Breakfast at Pillars Adult and Family Shelter
  • Open to: Emerging Leaders and friends
  • Registration: Sign up to volunteer
  • When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:15 a.m.
  • Where: Pillars Adult and Family Shelter, 400 N. Division Street, Appleton
  • Details: Join Emerging Leaders in this volunteer opportunity to prepare food and serve it to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Appleton.