Our Mission


Lake Area United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community.  We all have a stake in what befalls our fellow man. We all benefit when a child succeeds in school, when someone finds a job that will help them provide for their family, or when more people are able to access quality, affordable health care.

The solutions we create for our communities go beyond short-term charity for a few.

When Lake Area United Way’s support for  pre-k expansion  helps  more than 200 pre-school children become better prepared for kindergarten, it’s not just the students, or even just the families of those students who benefit. These children now have a bright start, a strong foundation and have a much better chance of succeeding in school — and that translates into a safer, healthier and more prosperous community for everyone.  


Together, we rise.  With your support, we can reach new heights.