Events

2018

November
Wake Up with Weight of the Fox Valley (FREE!)
  • Open to: General Public
  • Cost: Free
  • Registration: Register online. Please register by November 2, 2018.
  • When: Friday, November 9, 2018 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.
  • Where: Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel, 1000 Cameron Way, Neenah, WI 54956
  • Details: Join us as Dr. Jenny Thomas, Aurora Healthcare, discusses why breastfeeding is so important to baby's health throughout the lifespan, the challenges breastfeeding moms face when returning to work, and how businesses benefit from having breastfeeding mothers in the workplace. Breastmilk is more than just food; helping baby to develop their immune system, feel safe and warm, have normal sleep patterns, be more likely to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and less likely to develop diabetes, asthma, or arthritis. Women with small children are the fastest growing segment of the United States workforce. Learn about the challenges new moms face with breastfeeding when returning to work and how businesses benefit from having breastfeeding mothers in the workplace. Learn more.
Volunteer: Emerging Leaders Breakfast at Pillars Adult & Family Shelter
  • Open to: Emerging Leaders
  • Registration: Register online
  • When: Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.
  • Where: Pillars Adult and Family Shelter, 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, Appleton
  • Details:  Who to call and when to call if abuse of neglect is suspected. Presenter will be Outagamie County Children Youth & Families staff.

Social Hour: Emerging Leaders in partnership with PULSE @Mondo! Wine Bar & Retail
  • Open to: Emerging Leaders, PULSE Members, and those interested in learning more about Emerging Leaders or PULSE
  • Registration: No registration required
  • When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Mondo! Wine Bar & Retail, 220 W. College Avenue, Appleton
  • Details: Thanksgiving wine tasting and happy hour
Volunteer: Emerging Leaders Snack at Pillars Adult & Family Shelter
  • Open to: Emerging Leaders
  • Registration: Register online
  • When: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.
  • Where: Pillars Adult and Family Shelter, 400 North Division Street, Appleton
  • Details: Emerging Leaders provide the food and serve a snack for 40-50 residents.
December
Fox Cities Youth Worker Coalition: Engaging Youth in Volunteering
  • Open to: General Public
  • Registration: No registration required, no cost to attend 
  • When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Lou's Brew Café located on College Avenue, Appleton
  • 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.

Volunteer: Emerging Leaders Snack at Pillars Adult & Family Shelter
  • Open to: Emerging Leaders
  • Registration: Register online
  • When: Tuesday, December 13, 2018 from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.
  • Where: Pillars Adult and Family Shelter, 400 North Division Street, Appleton
  • Details: Emerging Leaders provide the food and serve a snack for 40-50 residents.

2019

January
28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
  • Open to: General Public
  • Registration: No registration required
  • When: Monday, January 21, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Lawrence University Memorial Chapel, 510 E. College Ave, Appleton
  • Details: Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. The event will also include essay contest winners, musical entertainment, Jane LaChappell McCarty MLK and MLK Educator Awards Presented by Lawrence University and African Heritage, Inc. along with many community sponsors and supporters.
2018 Campaign Celebration
  • Open to: General Public
  • Registration: Registration required, coming soon
  • When: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers - The Fox Club, 2400 N. Casaloma Drive, Appleton
    (Please enter through the main gates and proceed to the second floor via elevator or stairs)
  • Details: 2018 United Way Campaign Recognition and the winner of the 2018 Chevy Trax with kayak package donated by Bergstrom Automotive will be announced! Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar (program begins at 5:40 p.m.).
Social Hour/Volunteer: Emerging Leaders Book Packing for Valentine's Family Festival
  • Open to: Emerging Leaders those interested in learning more about becoming an Emerging Leader
  • Registration: Registration coming soon
  • When: Thursday, January 24, 2019 (time TBD)
  • Where: TBD
  • Details: Emerging Leaders will pack book kits to be distributed at the Valentine's Family Festival.
February
Emerging Leaders Valentine's Family Festival (FREE)
  • 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.
March
April
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
  • Registration: Registration coming soon
  • Cost: TBD
  • When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • Where: TBD
  • 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.
Save the Date: United Way Fox Cities Annual Report to the Community
  • Open to: General Public
  • Registration: Registration coming soon
  • Cost: TBD
  • 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.