United Way of Marathon County is a highly successful organization that is regarded as a leader in supporting the needs of our community.
- Improve kindergarten readiness
- Improve academic performance and career readiness
- Reduce hunger and homelessness
- Increase skills to improve self-sufficiency
- Decrease relationship violence and sexual assault
- Improve mental health
- Reduce alcohol and drug abuse
- Improve seniors' ability to live independently
In 2014, the direction first outlined in our Roadmap for Change was reaffirmed through an extensive Strategic Planning process. During that process five key roles for United Way were identified:
- Convening – bringing community groups together to work on common goals
- Mobilizing – supporting coalitions and building capacity with volunteers and special projects
- Connecting – people to resources and volunteer opportunities
- Evaluating – determining community needs and progress
- Investing – in programs at area non-profits that get results
Additional achievements include:
- Being named the 2015 Small Business of the Year by the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce,
- Receiving Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star ranking and achieving campaign growth despite difficult economic times.
- Scoring 91.4% on United Way Worldwide Business Performance Survey, compared to the field average of 47.6%.
Read more about United Way of Marathon County in our annual report.