Our Local Beginnings

The United Way of Northern Ozaukee (UWNO) has come a long way since its origin in 1950 as a United Red Feather Agency Community Chest. Many of our founders were business leaders of the community who shared a vision of financially supporting programs that provide health and social services to the citizens of Ozaukee County. Fulfilling the dream of its early founders has been the mission of UWNO.

As it approaches its 65th year, United Way of Northern Ozaukee is moving forward with a renewed commitment to mobilize our community to GIVE, ADVOCATE and VOLUNTEER and advance EDUCATION, INCOME and HEALTH in Ozaukee County.  With a strong volunteer base, United Way of Northern Ozaukee has been an exceptional investment and will continue to be an equally powerful investment for the next 65 years.  It is also an organization of remarkable impact, touching the lives of thousands of people, tackling relevant issues facing the community, recruiting strategic partners, and investing in programs that drive positive change for the community and its members.

  • 1950 - United Red Feather Campaign - Community Chest of Port Washington, Inc. Officers: Erv Peiffer, Elmer Adam, Joe Barrett, Roger Lauters
  • 1962 - United Fund of Port Washington, Inc.
  • 1982 - United Way of Port Washington & Saukville, Inc.
  • 1997 - United Way of Northern Ozaukee County, Inc.