Annual Reports

A word from the President

    Let me start by saying THANK YOU. In 2017, United Way of Racine County celebrated its 95th anniversary and what a special celebration it was.
    Through our annual fundraising campaign, we raised the second largest amount in our history: $5,350,000. However, we could not have done it without all the great corporate partners, generous donors, tireless volunteers, and everyone else who was gracious enough to lend their time and support to our organization.
    As you may already be aware, we have transitioned from a fundraising organization to an organization that focuses on impact, measurable outcomes, and positive community change. 
    We create impact because of the fundraising we do. Fundraising is the means; improving lives is the end. Both are equally important. Our strategic focus of Building an Educated Workforce helps achieve that end.
    As we continue to execute our strategic plan, we’re beginning to see the results that we’d hoped to see in our fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community.
    In Health, by collaborating with community partners we engaged hundreds of people through special events and other efforts focused on mental health and recovery.


   In Education, the LIFT strategy implemented at the Knapp Community School is changing a neighborhood one student at a time by providing after-school programming that helps improve academic achievement and reduce disciplinary referrals.
    In Financial Stability, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helped Racine County residents claim valuable tax credits that are an important resource to help them become financially stable.
    These are examples of real impact and the true measure of our success as an organization. While we know there’s more work to be done, we are proud of what we have accomplished thus far.
    Each year, our Annual Report is a chance to highlight the spectacular efforts we all made together toward our goal of Building an Educated Workforce in Racine County. You’ll notice this year’s report is a little different. 
    I hope you enjoy it and remember, we have one life, to live better we must LIVE UNITED.


United We fight

United Way of Racine County fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. United we build an educated workforce in Racine County. No matter the obtacles. No matter the odds. We surround the community's most critical problems and we fight. Because change doesn't happen alone. Hope isn't a one-man band. And there's no such thing as self taught or self made. We have one life. To live better, we must LIVE UNITED.

Our Impact

600+ hours of after-school programming provided
3,600+ hours of tutoring provided by 161 tutors to 105 students in the Racine Unified School District
40,639 books mailed to Racine County children 
$564,931 in tax refunds returned to community 
$400,000+ saved on prescription medication
24,374 calls for services from Racine County. 
$5,700+ in grants to youth-led community service projects.
New in 2017. Learn how we're helping local veterans. 
New in 2017. Learn how we're helping local middle schoolers.  

Impact Stories: Health

Will Anderson is an 11-year-old boy diagnosed with Congenital Cerebellar Hypoplasia, or “small cerebellum.” This causes motor skill and cognitive delays. For three years, Will has attended Camp Kinder, a youth summer camp organized through RADD that provides activities for disabled youth ... 

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Impact Stories: Education

Chiquita is a wonderful example of giving a hand up and giving back. Chiquita is a single mother who was worn out by her daily commute from Waukegan to Racine. She needed a job near her home and family—which she found at Knapp Elementary, the community school her two children attend. 

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Impact Stories: Financial Stability

David is a veteran who had his taxes filed with the help of United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. His participation in VITA sparked a conversation between United Way and Veteran’s Outreach, which partnered to bring financial literacy classes and a VITA site to the residents of Veteran’s Outreach, where David works ...

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Our History

In 2017, United Way of Racine County celebrated 95 years of working to create postive change throughout our community. Here is a brief look back at United Way's history in Racine County. We look forward to continuing our impact work as we build an educated workforce in Racine County.

Your Impact

Second largest campaign total in United Way of Racine County's 95-year history.
We are so grateful for our amazing corporate partners.
We salute the companies that demonstrate their commitment to LIVE UNITED by supporting United Way.
Leadership Donors contribute $1,000 or more to the Annual Campaign.
We are thankful for the continued support of our generous community.
Thank you to all the leadership donors for showing what it means to LIVE UNITED.
Thanks to all the individuals who volunteered their time helping our community. 
Give an hour. Give a day. Give your best.
Give an hour. Give a day. Give your best.


Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Community Investment
Community Impact Leadership
Community Impact Leadership
Campaign Leadership
Campaign Leadership


Tocqueville Society
Tocqueville Society
Tocqueville Society members contribute $10,000 or more annually.
Ruud Family Foundation
Gus and Sandy Antonneau
Tom and Ginee Burke
H. Fisk Johnson
Scott and Elaine Bowser
Ms. Betty Brenneman
Mr. Frank Canella
Agnieszka and Mark Dahms
John and Lyn Erskine
Herb Kohl Philanthropies
Imogene P. Johnson
Craig Leipold and Helen Johnson-Leipold
Anindita Mukherjee
Alan and Patricia Ruud
Christopher and Chantil Ruud
Ted Sokoly and Nancy Toll
Ernest and Bernice Styberg
Mary and Willard T. Walker  
Fred and Sandra Young
2 Donors chose to remain anonymous
Chairman's Club
Chairman's Club

Chairman's Club companies are acknowledged
for annual contributions of $50,000 or more.

Andis Company
CNH Industrial
Educators Credit Union
Johnson Financial Group
Johnson Outdoors, Inc.
Modine Manufacturing Company
Racine Unified School District
SC Johnson
Twin Disc, Inc
We Energies
Supporting Companies
Supporting Companies

Click HERE for a complete list of supporting companies.


Our Staff