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United Way Celebrates Philanthropy in Sheboygan County

United Way of Sheboygan County (UWSC) celebrated the close of the 2022-23 Campaign and 2023-24 Investment commitment of $1.85 million in funding for local programming and community impact initiatives on July 18th at Christopher Farm & Gardens. (Click here for a full listing of program investments.)

“As Pam and I close our second year as co-chairs, we are continuously amazed by the ongoing support from individuals and businesses to improving lives in Sheboygan County” said Mike Langan, UWSC Campaign Co-Chair, at the celebration event. Mike Langan, retired community members and volunteers, along with his wife Pam Langan, completed their second term as Campaign Co-Chairs.

Completing the recent campaign June 30, 2023, over 165 businesses and foundations contributed, with 3,500+ employees donating through workplace campaigns and about 250 individual community members. 

UWSC is proud to announce the 2022-2023 Top 10 Most Generous Workplaces, which performed the largest workplace campaigns for United Way in Sheboygan County, were:

Sargento Foods

Kohler Co.

Johnsonville Sausage

Plastics Engineering

Masters Gallery Foods

Rockline Industries

Bemis Manufacturing



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UWSC board of directors and staff recognized the success of local fundraising, awarding the top 5 workplace campaigns by business size at the July Celebration as well.

The Top 5 Most Generous Workplaces in the large-sized companies (100+ Employees) category, in alphabetical order, were:

Johnsonville Sausage

Kohler Company

Masters Gallery Foods

Plastics Engineering Company

Sargento Foods

The Top 5 Most Generous Workplaces in the medium-sized companies (99-26 Employees) category, in alphabetical order, were:

BMO Harris Bank

Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah School District

Prairie States Enterprises

UnitedOne Credit Union

US Bank

The Top 5 Most Generous Workplaces in the small-sized companies (25 & Less Employees) category, in alphabetical order, were:

Huberty CPAs & Trusted Advisors

Road America

Ross Glove Company

Summit Credit Union

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In addition, UWSC presented three awards highlighting the outstanding efforts made by businesses to ensure 2022-23 Campaign’s success.

The 2022-23 Rising Star Award was awarded to Masters Gallery Foods. Granted to businesses that significantly increase their workplace campaign this last year, Masters Gallery Foods staff increased their workplace giving not just to United Way. Masters Gallery Foods continues to match those contributions at 100%; doubling the impact of each staff gift in Sheboygan County. Additional nominees in this category were Toro Company and Festival Foods.

The Campaign Ambassador(s) Award, which celebrates the United Way champions that rise above in their commitment to organize and lead a workplace campaign, was awarded to the Lakeside Pepsi Team. Working closely with United Way staff, Campaign Ambassadors nominated in this category implement innovative ideas in their workplace campaigns, increase engagement and understanding of the impact employees make with their gift. Additional nominees in this category were Consumer Credit Counselling and Sheboygan Falls Schools.

The Sustained Excellence Award recognizes businesses and corporate partners whose continued philanthropic commitment creates a foundation to help United Way fulfill our mission to improve lives and community conditions in measurable, lasting ways. This year’s award was granted to Johnsonville Sausage for their years of dedication to supporting United Way. Additional nominees in this category include long standing donors from Old Wisconsin and Wisconsin Bank & Trust.

Contributions to UWSC stay local to support valuable programs which serve a diverse range of needs in our community within the areas of education, health, financial stability, and basic needs/access to care.

2023-2024 Investments include 40 programs facilitated by 23 Partner Agencies, UWSC’s 3 Community Impact Initiatives (Community Partnership for Children (CPC), Providing Access To Healing (PATH), and the Volunteer Center of Sheboygan County, along with other services such as 2-1-1 Resource Center, support for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI), and additional financial support for local nonprofits through Small Grants, Emergency Reserve Grants, and 2022 Day of Caring grants. A full listing of these investments can be found online at:

“United Way fundraising and investments are community-owned and data-driven,” Kate Baer, UWSC Executive Director, states. “It is through this amazing collaboration, that together we are creating deep and meaningful impact.”

To receive more information and get involved, reach out to UWSC by calling 920-458-3425 or emailing