United Way celebrates 2023 campaign with Victory celebration

Jan. 29, 2024 (Racine, WI) — More than 250 United Way supporters gathered Thursday, Jan. 25, at Festival Hall to celebrate the organization’s 101st community campaign.

United Way President and CEO Ali Haigh, United Way board chair Brian Agen and United Way 2023 campaign chair Linda Hoover shared highlights of the annual campaign and the impact created by United Way and the programs and agencies supported by donations to the campaign.

“When you support United Way, you are feeding the hungry, teaching kids to read, helping individuals get their high school diploma, supporting parents in advocating for their children’s education, helping individuals who suffer from mental illness get the support they need, and so much more,” Haigh told attendees. “Last year, more than 76,000 Racine County residents received the support they needed.”

Several organizations and individuals were honored with the following awards:

  • 2023 ECC of the Year Award
    • Jessica Hartmann, Educators Credit Union
  • 2023 Live United Award
    • Focus on Community
  • 2023 Michael Batten Advancing the Common Good Award
    • Stephanie Sklba
  • 2023 Chairman’s Award
    • Racine Unified School District
  • 2023 SC Johnson Loyal Contributor Award
    • Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce

Agen, who is chief human resources officer at Modine Manufacturing, also presented Hoover, who is president and CEO of Educators Credit Union, with a plaque honoring her for her work as campaign chair.

Agen also announced the name of the chair for the 2024 community campaign. Jason Greenwood, president of AMI Information Systems, will step into that role for United Way of Racine County.

To learn more about United Way’s work, visit: UnitedWayRacine.org/Our-Work.