Introducing United Way St. Croix and Red Cedar Valleys

Exciting News: Our Merger Completed - Introducing United Way St. Croix and Red Cedar Valleys!

Hudson and Menomonie, WI – United Way St. Croix Valley and Dunn County United Way have completed their merger, effective July 1st, 2024. The nonprofits had previously announced their intent to merge to form a stronger, more unified force for community impact.

The combined organization is “United Way St. Croix and Red Cedar Valleys” (UWSCRCV) and will serve communities throughout Burnett, Dunn, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix counties. The merged website is

“We are excited to start this new chapter,” said Steve McCarthy, Executive Director of the merged organization. “By combining our efforts, we can better serve our communities, more capably mobilize resources, and more ably create lasting solutions to the challenges facing our region.”

The two organizations combined their boards to form a new board of volunteer leaders from throughout the six-county area. “Representation from all of our communities is vitally important,” explained board president Todd Sherman. “Our intent is to listen to local communities, partner with nonprofits doing work that aligns with our data-driven approach, and support select nonprofits’ efforts through our annual campaigns.”

The merger will enable United Way St. Croix and Red Cedar Valleys to streamline operations, eliminate duplication, and maximize the impact of donor investments. Additionally, the organization will leverage the strengths and expertise of a combined board and experienced staff to expand effective programs and services through its annual campaigns.

“Together, we will continue to work hard to create thriving communities where everyone has the opportunity to succeed,” said Tim Bartels, former president of the Dunn County United Way Board and now Treasurer of the merged organization.

United Way will continue to have a local presence, opening a second office location at 800 Wilson Avenue, Menomonie, in addition to its office located in Hudson. A Ribbon Cutting with the Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce will be held late summer.

For more information about St. Croix and Red Cedar Valleys United Way, visit or contact Steve McCarthy, Executive Director at About United Way United Way St. Croix and Red Cedar Valleys fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Western Wisconsin. United Way is dedicated to improving lives and strengthening communities. By mobilizing the caring power of donors, volunteers, and partners, United Way works to create lasting change for every person in Western Wisconsin.