1946    Founded as a Community Chest, community raised $15,161 

1970    Changed name to the Marshfield Area United Fund, community raised $45,489 
1972    Transitioned to a United Way
1986    JC Pfeiffer hired as the first paid Executive Director
1987   First office was rented at Central Plaza
1989   Mission Statement was adopted
           Ann Boson hired as first full-time Executive Director
1991   First Call begins as a collection of community information phone numbers in United 
           Way office
           Michelle Boernke hired as the first paid Communications Director
1992   Jeanne Denk hired as Administrative Assistant
1994   Pacesetter campaign established
1995   Marshfield Clinic first company to give more than $100,000 
1996   United Way's 50th year of service, community raised $531,473
           First leadership giving campaign and The Marsh Society is developed to recognize 
           individual gifts of $500 or more
1997   Marshfield Area Volunteer of the Year Awards Celebration held, a partnership with 
           Marshfield News-Herald
1998   Restaurant Week established, where local eateries donate a portion of proceeds to
           United Way
2002   First Call for Information becomes county-wide program
           Mary Friesen hired as first Volunteer Center Coordinator
           Make a Difference Day held in Marshfield for first time 
           Transition to “Impact Funding” begins: Allocation Committee becomes Community
           Impact Committee funding decided based on a focus on program results
           Initiated Vision Councils—for community human service programs network and problem
           solve together throughout the year
2005   First Call for Information evolves into United Way’s 2-1-1—one toll free number, 
           operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  
2006   60th Anniversary: Drive Chairs Bill & Darlene Berry lead campaign that raises 
           Make a Difference Day has 348 volunteers and 69 people served
           National Youth Service Day has 120 volunteers
2007   Marshfield Clinic first campaign to raise more than $300,000
2008   First year with no public goal, instead community focuses on people in need in the 
           Marshfield area, a message made more poignant as the country fell into a 
           Paula Jero hired as Executive Director.
2009   Marshfield Area United Way launches first Dare to Dream House Raffle
           FamilyWize prescription discount cards made available: a free option to allow residents 
           to save on prescription medication.
           Loyal Contributors, donors who have given to any United Way for 10 years or longer, 
           tracking begins
           First Day of Action held
           Money Smart week launched
2010   Moved to new location at 156 S Central Avenue
           video added to website
           Partnered with City for free tax preparation
           Record number of backpacks collected (over 500)
           Over $100,000 in prescription drug savings with Family Wize
2011   Ashley Winch hired as Campaign/Marketing Coordinator, 2-1-1 coordinator
           Marshfield Clinic issues $25,000 challenge
           Backpack extended to include Loyal, Neillsville, Granton & Greenwood area
           Keep Warm project launched with Mfld. Community Foundation
2012   Schwans Truckload Sale for United Way
           Reach Out Read launched
           House raffle expanded to include a car (2013 Mustang from V&H Auto)
           Give Back Marshfield launched as Volunteer Day with Leadership Mfld. group
           First Wipe-Out challenge
2013   Nutrition on Weekends Started
           Job Center, NCCAP, AARP tax prep, W2 all moved into United Way offices
           First 5K for United Way
           Children’s Book Swap
2014   SNAP Challenge Held
           Circle of Care Women's Group started 
2015   Mary Wolff hired as Community Impact and Volunteer Center coordinator
           First Sweepstakes held for 4 ($1,000) cash prizes 
           NOW program serving 300 children weekly
2016   First Wine Walk held
           Lang Furniture donation for fundraiser
           Implemented a new mobile response website
          Greenwood and Loyal added to NOW program
          Green Bay Packer Foundation grant received for R2P4A
2017  Simplicity Credit Union post wine/cheese/grub at Oven above the Pub for NOW
          Jeanne Denk retired in October after 25 years  
          Green Bay Packer Foundation grant received for NOW Program 
          Jason, Kim, and Angell Family were Drive Chairs
           Schalow’s hosted Patio Nights to support NOW and Backpack Drive
          Campaign Goal was $800,000.00 and we raised $804,212.33
          There were enough NOW Sponsorships to fund the 400 Students for school year
2018   Marty, Jennifer, and Anderson Family Drive Chairs
          Krystal Bowman hired as Resource and Office Manager
2019   Paula Jero retired in May after 11 years as Executive Director
           Ashley Winch promoted to Executive Director
          Krystal Bowman promoted to Communications Director
          Cassie Zopfi hired as Resource and Office Manager
          First LIVE UNITED 365 Golf Scramble held at Riveredge Golf Course
          First Dueling Pianos event held at Riveredge Golf Course
          Heidi Heckel (Nancy Heckel estate) donated a house to Marshfield Area United Way
2020  COVID-19 Pandemic
          Emergency Food Boxes, Safer-at-Home, Hygiene Kits, and Partnered with MACF for COVID Relief Fund
          Wine Walk and Dueling Pianos events cancelled
          NOW an Supplies 4 Success had different distribution methods to comply with social distancing recommendations
          Dargenio Family named 2020 Campaign Drive Chairs
          Joe G. held virtual concert to raise funds for United Way
          Ashley Winch named WAOW Hometown Hero
          Recipient of the Forward Bank $10,000 Facebook Contest
          Raised over $90,000 for Heckel House Renovations
          Selected as a recipient of Festival Foods icon sale
          Moved out of 156 S Central Ave. (to temporary location at 331 S Central Ave)
          Held a Holiday Raffle, to give locally and to support local small businesses
          Both Campaign Goal and NOW Sponsorships were met and exceeded prior to year end
2021  Moved into our forever home at 612 W Blodgett St (The Heckel House)
          Cassie Zopfi promoted to Marketing and Development Manager
          Sarah Chy hired as Resource and Office Manager
          Ashley Winch 10-year anniversary
          Ribbon Cutting and Open House held to celebrate our new home and our 75th anniversary
          A tree with a time capsule buried with it were planted as part of the anniversary celebration
          United for Community Wellness collaboration with the school district, Children’s Wisconsin, and the Marshfield Area Community Foundation
          continued to help provide information the community about mental wellbeing