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76 BRAVA MAGAZINE | JUNE 2014 June 1 | 7:30 a.m. CF CYCLE FOR LIFE Enjoy 25- and 50-mile fully supported rides through scenic terrain to raise funds toward fi nding a cure for cystic fi brosis. Fireman's Park, Middleton. fi ghtcf.cff .org. GO+DO CATALYST ON A MISSION: NONPROFIT EVENTS June 21 | 11 a.m. AL ARNOLD READER'S CUP Tee off to raise funds for the Dean Foundation Arnold Reading Clinics' program for struggling readers, to benefi t children of active and retired military, fi re fi ghters and fi rst responders. Cherokee Country Club, Madison. thegolfaff June 14 | 7:30 a.m. DUCK DASH PADDLE AND RUN Paddle across Lake Wingra, then dash back on foot in an 8K or a family friendly 2K to benefi t Clean Lakes Alliance outdoor education programs. Vilas Beach start, Madison. PHOTOGRAPHED BY SHANNA WOLF LONDA DEWEY WOMEN OF THE YEAR IN PHILANTHROPY BY BRITNI MCDONALD, NBC 15 NEWS ANCHOR "I CARE ABOUT MAKING OUR COMMUNITY THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE, WORK, PLAY AND VOLUNTEER." –LONDA DEWEY, UNITED WAY'S WOMAN OF THE YEAR IN PHILANTHROPY WHEN LONDA DEWEY commits herself to something, you know she is in it for the long haul. She worked at U.S. Bank-Madison for 25 years and has been the president of a Madison human re- SOURCESǠRMŀ E25*(ROUPFORSEVEN ŀ ROUGHOUT ˬLL OF IT SHE HˬS BEEN ˬN ESSENTIˬLVOLUNTEERˬTTHENONPROǠTORGˬ nization, United Way of Dane County. ŀ ISMONTH%EWEYmSDEEPCOMMITMENT is being recognized when she receives the Woman of the Year in Philanthropy Award at United Way's Women in Lead- ERSHIP $OUNCIL -UNCHEON ŀ E ˬWˬRD created last year by the Women's Lead- ership Council, recognizes outstanding donors, philanthropists and volunteers in Dane County who are committed to driving real changes in the community. Dewey has certainly made her mark. 4HEWˬSONEOFTHEǠRSTWOMENTOLEˬD a United Way campaign that raised $10 MILLION"STHEǠRSTFEMˬLEPRESIDENTOF U.S. Bank in Madison, Dewey also estab- lished the annual U.S. Bank Eve in Madi- son that has been a beloved and popular New Year's Eve celebration for families in the community for more than 20 years. 5ODˬYSHEISTHEPRESIDENTOFˬCOMPˬNY that provides employment opportunities to more than 2,000 people in Wisconsin every day. Dewey's dedication to others has made a real impact. Dewey has been a major contributor to United Way for more than YEˬRSˬYEˬRMEMBEROF5OQUEVILLE Society's annual leadership giving com- mitment. She calls United Way a "cata- lyst for change" and one that focuses on the education, safety, and health in our community. Sarah Listug, United Way assistant director of community engagement, calls Dewey "a gift to our community." "Londa is a true visionary and an advocate for our community. She believes that every person in Dane County should have the ability to reach their full poten- tial and achieve their dreams. You see this in everything she does whether she's leading a volunteer group, fundraising at a local event or connecting with local community leaders," says Listug. Dewey is humble about her contribu- tions but passionate about her reasons for THEMn*GETˬGREˬTDEˬLOFSˬTISFˬCTIONIN working with people to make our com- MUNITYBETTERoSHESˬYSn*BELIEVEˬNY one who gets involved in the community WILLBEMOREEFFECTIVEINTHEIRROLE*FYOU focus on making something better that's bigger than yourself, and you work with PEOPLETOFULǠLLTHˬTMISSIONYOUWILLBE VERYFULǠLLEDo The United Way honors Dewey for her philanthropy, advocacy and volunteerism June 5 at its Women in Leadership gathering. Nakoma Country Club, Madison.

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