The United Way of Greater Milwaukee recently announced a $51.5 million goal for this year’s community campaign. I am proud to be serving as a co-chair for the campaign because I know the best way to build a strong community it to unite with people around three fundamental issues: education, income and health.
This is an opportunity to showcase Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin as a leader in advancing healthier lives. The United Way is important to me personally and to us as a health system because Children’s Hospital’s future is so closely linked with the economic and social health of the region.
Everyone deserves opportunities to achieve a quality education that leads to a stable job, good health and a safe home. Support from the community ensures programs and services that make a real difference today, while creating long-term solutions and measurable results.
The annual Community Campaign funds quality health and human service programs available to local children and families. United Way contributions are invested in more than 160 programs at more than 80 local agencies, including Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The United Way helps nearly 400,000 people each year in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties.
I encourage everyone to visit unitedwaymilwaukee.org and be part of the change. Give, advocate and volunteer. That’s what it means to live united.
- Peggy Troy, president and CEO, Children’s Hospital and Health System
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin serves children and their families from more than 40 locations throughout the state. We offer a range of primary care, specialty care and urgent care services in southeast Wisconsin. In addition, we are one of the state’s leading providers of services for children and families — including foster care and adoption, health education and child advocacy.