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Underneath everything we are, underneath everything we do, we are all people. Connected, interdependent, united. And when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. That’s what it means to live united.

2007 Annual Report to the community

Letter from the Board Chair & President

Dear Friends, As we conclude 2007, you can be proud of your investments

good developmental care. This is vitally important to ensure

community service by local high school students. Since

made through United Way of Pierce County. This past year we

young children enter school ready to learn and succeed. This

inception, this program has recognized community service

continued to move more aggressively toward systemic change

group, named the Pierce County Early Learning Consortium,

contributions by nearly 400 students throughout

in key human service areas like early childhood development

quickly got to work developing a business plan that addresses

our county.

and housing. In addition, we sustained our mission of making

early learning in a systemic way and includes nonprofit

measurable improvements in the lives of people in our

partners, local government, for-profit partners, parents and


other caregivers.

In 2007, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded $1

Over the last year, United Way also partnered with healthcare

Independent action is important, however by working together on

million to United Way of Pierce County to help increase the

providers throughout the area to increase dental care for

important issues, we can move bigger mountains, change more

number of affordable housing units in our community. By

thousands of low-income children, advocated for adding a

lives, inspire greater hope and create better opportunities for

partnering with the City of Tacoma, an additional $500,000

mental health component to public benefits and helped improve

thousands of people right here in Pierce County.

from the Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority was

healthcare access for rural communities in east

leveraged to create the Housing Trust Fund Demonstration

Pierce County.


Thanks to your charitable contributions, United Way funded

The Housing Trust Fund Demonstration Project presented its

more than 120 vital programs throughout Pierce County

first award to Habitat for Humanity for two affordable housing

administered by high quality nonprofit partners. You fed,

projects. These projects will make homeownership a reality for

sheltered, taught, mentored, stabilized and cared for thousands

low-income families.

of people in our community.

On an equally important front, United Way of Pierce County

Your commitment to teaching future generations about your

convened a group of local partners to strategize the best way to

passion for giving back is gaining momentum. United Way of

make sure kids 0-5 years of age in our community are getting

Pierce County awarded 113 varsity letters for extraordinary

The successes of 2007 clearly indicate the power of people working together. United Way will be more directly emphasizing that power in 2008 as we launch our new brand – LIVE UNITED.

Thank you for sharing your contributions of time, talent and treasure. We appreciate your commitment to making Pierce County a better place to live.

Jo Anne Coy

Rick Allen

Chair, Board of Directors Vice President, Corporate Communications, Investor & Community Relations Columbia Bank

President, United Way of Pierce County

YOur Gift Shelters Families The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded $1 million to United Way of Pierce County to help solve the affordable housing crisis in Pierce County. Especially for the many Pierce County families making less than $40,000 a year, housing of any kind is becoming almost impossible to find and afford. United Way partnered with the City of Tacoma by combining the Gates’ award with $500,000 from the Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority (TCRA) to create the Housing Trust Fund Demonstration Project. This collaboration provides a leveraging opportunity for local developers to access foundation and grant monies that will increase the potential for building affordable housing units. The Fund made its first award of $200,000 to Habitat for Humanity for their Reynolds Park and Larabee Terrace affordable housing projects. While the total cost of these projects is over $4 million, this demonstration of local support will allow the leveraging of critical state monies. These projects will make home ownership a reality for 28 families making 25-50% of the Area Median Income. These families will put in more than 500 hours of labor each in helping to build their own homes and the homes of their neighbors. Both Reynolds Park and Larabee Terrace will use a family friendly cul-de-sac design with street lights, sidewalks and a playground.

You LIVE UNITED by sheltering families.

YOUR GIFT GETS KIDS READY TO SUCCEED IN LIFE Ask any kindergarten teacher and you will hear that development prior to entering school

Early Learning Contributors

is essential to a child’s success in the classroom. Research says that the same holds true

Special thanks to our Early Learning Legacy Partners who have made multi-year commitments to support early childhood development efforts.

for success later in life. Early learning is critical. In Pierce County, more than half of our children start school without the necessary social and emotional skills needed to thrive. We must change that. To get started, United Way of Pierce County and a team of local partners collaborated to tackle the issue and the Pierce County Early Learning Consortium was born. In 2007, the Consortium developed a business plan to not only get our young kids ready to learn but to

City of Tacoma* Columbia Bank Concrete Technology KBTC-TV*

secure the financial support needed to sustain the effort. Helping parents be the first, best

Pierce County*

and most important teacher for their children is a primary focus of the work. Child care

Rainier Pacific Bank*

providers are also targeted for assistance.

Russell Investments* R-4 Printing

To date, 13 organizations have made financial commitments totaling well over $1 million,

TAPCO Credit Union

many of which are multi-year commitments to this vital task. Parents, child care providers,

Totem Ocean Trailer Express*

nonprofits, businesses, educational institutions and governments have joined to improve our

Tucci & Sons*

early learning system.

You LIVE UNITED by getting kids ready to succeed.

Other Contributors Foundation for Early Learning Greater Pierce County Community Network

* Commitments from these partners exceed $100,000 over five years.

Your Gift Cares for People

YOur Gift Provides Solutions

Living confined to a wheelchair can pose many challenges. For

many programs funded by UWPC. A caseworker helped her find

When the Smith family arrived at Tacoma Rescue Mission’s Family

Tacoma Rescue Mission’s case manager helped Mr. Smith find work

Dorothy, living in a home that was not wheelchair accessible

resources that could equip her chair to recline, making sleeping

Shelter their needs went far beyond finding a place to live. A bout

and assist his wife in getting needed surgery. The family was accepted

posed more challenges. Confined to a wheelchair by Muscular

more comfortable. They also helped her find an apartment suited

of unemployment and unmet medical needs led to marital problems

into transitional housing at Tyler Square and the many burdens that

Dystrophy, Dorothy was often forced to sleep in her chair

for her wheelchair.

and truancy.

were weighing on their marriage eased. The family was able to focus

Thanks to your gift through United Way of Pierce County, Dorothy

The Smith’s became one of the more than 200 homeless families

obtained help to maintain her independence.

in transitional and emergency housing in Pierce County. During the

because she could not maneuver it into her bedroom. Dorothy is one of approximately 117,000 people in Pierce County with a disability. It is estimated that more than 25,000 people with disabilities live under the federal poverty level here. Dorothy sought help from the local Salvation Army, one of

2007 Annual Homeless Count, nearly 300 families, including more

Your gift helped 1,467 people live on their own.

than 500 children were homeless in Pierce County.

on getting their kids back into school.

Your gift helped shelter 46,204 people in Pierce County.

Tocqueville donors play a key leadership role for United Way. They not only make major gifts themselves. They also help many others see the impact we can have when we care for others in our community.

Craig Ueland Tocqueville Chair

2007 Tocqueville Society We are grateful for the generous leaders in our community who have shown their faith in United Way by investing $10,000 or more through the Tocqueville Society. Steve & Donna Albers

Brad & Carolyn Cheney

Steve & Sandy Hill

Pat Shuman & Dave Edwards

Craig & Niki Ueland

Ernie & Pamela Ankrim

Ann Copeland

Bill & Elizabeth Hyde

Todd & Scott Silver

Bill & Gail Weyerhaeuser

Babare Family Foundation

Mark & Val Crisson

Randy & Joyce Lert

Greg & Amanda Stark

George & Wendy Weyerhaeuser

They taught her about energy conservation and helped her better

Joanne & Cal Bamford

Bob & Janna Crist

Jeff & Susan Lyon

Willie Stewart

Jim & Muriel Will

worked hard to stretch her income and support her family. But the

understand nutrition. They also linked her to resources that helped

Charley Bingham

Brian & Ana Dammeier

Bob Magee

Hal & Ann Strong

Jamie & Sally Will

expenses were more than she could handle.

her clothe and feed her children.

Jerry Beckendorf

Melanie & Bob Dressel

Corry & Donna McFarland

Jim & Jenise Sweeney

John & Judy Woodworth

Gary & Pam Beil

Karl Ege

Jim & Patty Morton

Dr. George & Mrs. Kimi

Single female head of households make up about 25% - more than

Thanks to your gift through United Way of Pierce County, Cathy and

Steve Bradway &

Stephen & Sharon Elsoe

Jim & Vicki Murphy

25,000 - of all households with children in Pierce County. The

her family are on the road to financial stability. Hundreds of families

John & Buzz Folsom

Amy Palmer

Graham & Julie Tash

average single female-headed household has an income deficit of

just like Cathy’s were also helped right here in Pierce County.

Sam Brown

Dr. Robert & Mrs. Lori Girvin

Don Rhodes

Ray & Marilyn Tennison

Ron & Tracy Bundy

Gail Goralski

Kent & Lin Roberts

Allan & Judy Trinkwald

Monica Butler

Dave & Misty Grieger

Mike & Colleen Rogers

Jack & Joan Tornow

George & Rebekah Cargill

Bob & Linda Gutmann

Steve & Connie Rogel

Michael & Mary Jo Tucci

Diane Cecchettini &

Rich & Joy Hanson

George & Dion Russell

Mike & Mimi Tucci, Jr.

Frank Scoggins

Phil & Sally Hayes

Francis Shovlin

Tim & Barbara Tucci

Your Gift Helps Families Get Back on Track Cathy was living in poverty for nearly a year. As a single mom, she

more than $8,100 a year. Cathy turned to Intercommunity Mercy Housing for help. The connection helped Cathy find transitional housing she could afford.

Your gift helped provide safe, permanent housing for 467 people.

Susan Hagel Bradway




Youth United

This hard-working, dedicated group of young professional volunteers has supported

In late 2007, United Way of Pierce

Having fun helping others has never been easier. Youth

Pierce County for more than two years. During this time, they have organized and

County took on the Retired and Senior

United offers young people opportunities to discover and

hosted numerous volunteer and social events, and have consistently reached out to

Volunteer Program (RSVP). This

develop skills, apply their academic knowledge through

hundreds of people in their 20s and 30s.

program engages volunteers 55 years

service learning projects and receive recognition for their

and older to address critical community

volunteer efforts.

The group hosted fundraising events at Indochine, the Harmon and at a Tacoma Rainiers baseball game. They volunteered for the Pierce County AIDS Foundation’s annual walk, served food at My Sister’s Pantry, and planted vegetables and flowers at L’Arche Farms.

needs. It provides a quality volunteer experience that both enriches the lives of the volunteers and those they serve. Volunteers work at more than 50

Additionally, with the support of State Farm Insurance, the group hosted Zootastic, a

locations around the county including

free educational fair at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium for Pierce County children. More

schools, hospitals, senior centers, food

than 50 volunteers, including representatives from local police and fire departments

banks, museums and many more.

In 2007, 113 youth representing 23 schools received varsity letters in community service. This unique program, with the

Youth United volunteers recorded 3,353 hours valued at $65,417

highest level of participation in the country, was designed in partnership with superintendents from across Pierce County.

and members of the military, were on hand to help make this an unforgettable day for the 1,000 attendees.

Project:U volunteers recorded 542 hours valued at $10,574


Since July 2007, 724 RSVP volunteers gave 84,153 hours valued at $1,641,825


We live united by coordinating opportunities for social networking and volunteering. Connecting people in their 20s and 30s promotes strong relationships which compel individuals to invest in their communities. Diana, Jake & Dave Community Volunteers

Like most teens, I love shopping with my friends. I live united by serving as the Puyallup Chapter Youth Leadership Council President, a member of United Way’s Board of Directors and volunteering my time with the Pacific Northwest Key Club! Jessica Puyallup High School 2008 Daffodil Princess

Community Partnership Awards

Premiere Partners

Award winners demonstrate exceptional commitment to making Pierce County a better place to live. For their exemplary efforts and leadership, we honor them with the highest form of recognition.

Thank you to the following businesses for their extraordinary and wide-ranging contributions to our community in 2007. Their quality workplace campaigns, community service, in-kind support and sponsorship helped change reality.

Campaign of the Year Private Sector Large Business Rainier Pacific Bank Campaign of the Year Private Sector Small Business JC Penney - Puyallup Campaign of the Year Public Sector Tacoma Public Utilities Campaign Volunteer of the Year Kathi Bradley - Comcast Kim Hladecek - Community Health Care Robert Kinch - Community Health Care Community Partner of the Year Pierce County Early Learning Consortium Community Partner of the Year Labor Pierce County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO Community Volunteer of the Year Paul Jackson - KBTC-TV Lindsay Pruett - Rogers High School/Youth United Spirit of Pierce County State Farm Insurance

Albers & Company Bank of America Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound Brown & Brown Insurance of Washington City of Tacoma Columbia Bank Comcast DaVita Employees Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound Franciscan Health System Intel JC Penney Merrill Lynch Metro Parks Tacoma MultiCare Health System

Advertising Sponsors

Nordstrom Pacific Lutheran University Pierce Transit/ATU 758 Pilkey-Hopping & Ekberg Puget Sound Energy R-4 Printing Rainier Pacific Bank Regence BlueShield Russell Investments State Farm Insurance Tacoma Public Utilities The Boeing Company The News Tribune Totem Ocean Trailer Express Tucci & Sons Weyerhaeuser

Event Sponsors

Gifts in Kind Thanks to the following companies who gave to our community through gifts of in-kind donations (products used by nonprofit organizations). Last year United Way facilitated the distribution of nearly $1 million in donated products. Bed, Bath & Beyond Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound Broadway Center Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints Communities in Schools of Orting Costco Business Service Center CU Factory Built Lending Deliverance Bible Church Fairmount Olympic Hotel Fife Family Center Franciscan Health System Gene Juarez Academy Gottshalks GUESS Half Price Books Hobart Bakery Systems

Hyatt Regency Bellevue Investco JC Penney Logistics Jewell’s Premier Consignment  Job Carr Cabin Museum Kensington Apartments Key Arena Kidz Kaboodle  Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital McCaw Hall Metro Parks Tacoma New Horizon Christian Church Northwest Marine Association Office Depot Nordstrom Old Navy Pacific Lutheran University Pierce County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO Pierce Transit

Pilkey-Hopping & Ekberg Regence BlueShield Russian-Jewish Cultural Center Russell Investments RSM McGladrey Safeway Seattle Center Selden’s Home Furnishings Site Crafting Supervalu Starlight, Starbright Children’s Foundation Sweet Willie’s Family Center Talbot’s Tacoma Little Theatre Target The Nonprofit Center Thunder Fireworks Time and Again Toray Composites

Toy Rescue Mission University of Puget Sound Windermere Realty - Tacoma World Vision

I have spent my life putting “unity” back into the community because it’s so important that we all Live United. Claudia Lakewood City Council

Days of Caring

Back to School

Season of Caring

We thank the nearly 1,600 volunteers who logged more than 10,000 hours at 80 community projects through Days of Caring. The value of this generous work was $195,802 using national standards for volunteer work.

Thanks to the many who donated school supplies and sponsored children. You helped more than 1,300 children start the school year off right.

Our special thanks to the following companies who sponsored or provided donations to 1,660 families over the holidays.

Day of Caring Albers & Company American Family Insurance Bank of America Baxter Hobart BNY Mellon Asset Servicing Brown & Brown Insurance of Washington City of Lakewood City of Tacoma Clover Park Technical College Columbia Bank DaVita Enterprise Rent-A-Car Group Health Cooperative JC Penney Logistics JC Penney - Tacoma Mall Lindquist Dental Clinic Metro Parks Tacoma MultiCare Health System Mutual of Enumclaw Nordstrom Pierce Transit Prium Companies Puget Sound Energy Rainier Pacific Bank Regence BlueShield Russell Investments Safeco St. Joseph’s Medical Center State Farm Insurance Tacoma Public Utilities Tacoma School of the Arts Target - Puyallup

The Boeing Company The News Tribune Trusteed Plans Service Corporation UFCW 141 - Nurses Union US Bank Wells Fargo Bank Weyerhaeuser

Youth Day of Caring American Red Cross - Mt. Rainier Chapter Annie Wright School Bethel High School Bethel High School Natural Helpers Bethel Junior High Boy Scout Troop 219 Boy Scout Troop 299 Brown & Brown Insurance of Washington Children’s Home Society Clover Park High School Curtis R.A.K.E DASH Center for the Arts Drum Intermediate School Edgemont Junior High Emerald Ridge High School Evergreen Primary/State Farm Insurance Friends United Gateways for Incarrcerated Youth/ Americorps Retention Project Gig Harbor High School Girl Scout Troop 684 Girl Scout Troop 828

Girl Scout Troop 892 Girl Scouts of Western Washington Graham Kapowsin High School Graham Kapowsin High School DECA John L Scott Lincoln High School JROTC/ U.S Army Mount Tahoma High School JROTC Mount Tahoma High School Key Club Pacific Lutheran University Puget Sound Educational School District/AmeriCorps Puyallup High School Rogers High School Rogers High School Key Club Rogers High School Leadership Class Rogers High School Step Team Spanaway Lake High School Stadium High School Honor Society Stadium High School Key Club Steilacoom High School Stewart Middle School ASB Tacoma Housing Authority/ AmeriCorps Tahoma Audubon Society Tacoma School of the Arts TRIO Washington High School Key Club Wilson High School Key Club Youth Leadership Council Youth United

Albers & Company Bank of America Comcast GES Exposition Services Girl Scout Troop 378 Harborstone Credit Union Harland Business Solutions Homestreet Bank IUOE Local 612 JC Penney Logistics Milton Fife Family Support Center MultiCare Health System NuStar Energy Old Navy Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel Pinnacle Business Finance Rainier Pacific Bank Rotary #8 South Puget Sound Northwest Human Resource Management Association State Farm Insurance Tone Transitional Center Trusteed Plans Service Corporation UFCW 141 - Nurses Union United Way of Pierce County Washington State Department of Revenue Washington Women’s Employment & Education + 24 individual and family sponsors

Albers & Company All Caring Massage Therapy AmeriCALL Communications Company American Fast Freight American Society of Women Accountants Ann Taylor Loft Best Buy Bruce Titus Automotive Group Camas Prairie Elementary City of Puyallup Comcast Cutters Point Coffee David Evans & Associates DaVita Department of Assigned Counsel Dock Street Litigation & Evaluation Eurest Dining Services Federal Express Fred Meyer - Puyallup Foss Harbor Marina Girl Scout Brownie Troop 4369

Girl Scout Troop 302 Girl Scout Troop 684 Golden Hemlock Golden State Foods Good Hope Community Church Graybar Electric Harland Business Solutions Hughes Panagiotu PS Intel JC Penney Logistics J.L. Darling Corporation Juventus ‘94 Kitsap Credit Union Kennedy/Jenks Consultants Lakewood Orthopedic Law Enforcement Agency - Records Division Support Lighthouse Christian Center Macy’s McChord Air Force Base - Legal Office McFarland Cascade

McLane Northwest NuStar Energy Old Navy Pierce County Health Department Pierce Transit Pinnacle Business Finance Puget Sound Energy Rainier Pacific Bank Seattle Ruff Ryders Selden’s Home Furnishings SME Solutions Social Security Teleservice Center Unit 6 South Sound Church of Christ Stadium High School Key Club Sure House Open Bible Church Tarragon The Red Hot Time for Tots Childcare Totem Ocean Trailer Express United Way of Pierce County United Way of Pierce County Loaned Executives

UPS – Supply Chain Solutions US Air Force 62nd Refueling Maintenance US Air Force Fabrication Flight VOLT Washington State Department of Revenue Washington – Hoyt Elementary ASB West End Neighborhood Council Westgate Physical Therapy Willow’s Optical Shop Women’s Intel Network Youth Leadership Council + 31 Individuals and Families

Loaned Executive Sponsors United Way of Pierce County thanks the following companies for providing employees or sponsorship to the Loaned Executive program. Loaned Executives are key to the success of our fundraising and community outreach efforts in Pierce County. Columbia Bank Fort Lewis Franciscan Health System Group Health Cooperative Madigan Army Medical Center McChord Air Force Base Merrill Lynch Puget Sound Energy

Russell Investments State Farm Insurance Tacoma Public Utilities The Boeing Company Totem Ocean Trailer Express United States Postal Service Washington Air National Guard Weyerhaeuser

I LIVE UNITED by teaching my kids the importance of paying it forward. My family has been so blessed that we are excited to help others in need. Michael Campaign Coordinator US Bank

Community Programs

Where Your Investment Goes

Your gift funds more than 120 programs at these partner agencies. American Red Cross - Mt. Rainier Chapter Associated Ministries

$184,290 3,954

Good Samaritan Hospital - Children’s


Therapy Unit

Salvation Army - Puyallup Valley Corps


Salvation Army - Tacoma Corps


Bates Technical College


Greater Lakes Mental Health


Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County


Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Puget Sound


Helping Hand House




Birth to Three Development Center


Indochinese Cultural & Service Center


Tacoma Community House


Boy Scouts Pacific Harbor Council


Intercommunity Mercy Housing


Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority -

Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound Camp Fire Orca Council

178,627 17,256

Jerry Beckendorf Scholarship Sponsorship


Housing Trust Fund

Jump Start


Tacoma Daycare & Preschool


Tacoma Learning Center

CARES of Washington


Korean Women’s Association

Cascade Christian Child Care


Kreative Kid

Catholic Community Services


L’Arche Tahoma Hope

893 7,500


Tacoma Pierce County Affordable Housing

69,648 9,690 10,000



Lakewood Area Shelter Association

Centro Latino - SER


Lakewood Senior Activity Center


Tacoma Pierce County Health Department


Lifetime Advocacy Plus


Tacoma Rescue Mission


Charles Wright Academy Child & Family Guidance Center

100 182,328

Lindquist Dental Clinic for Children


Children’s Home Society of Washington


Little Winners

City of Tacoma - Project Homeless


Lutheran Community Services Northwest


Clover Park Technical College


Martin Luther King Housing Development


Communities in Schools of Orting


Community Counseling Institute


Community Health Care



Tacoma Pierce County Child Care Resources

The Food Connection The Youth Connection Tillicum American Lake Gardens Community

Mary Bridge Children’s Health Center


University of Washington


University Place Presbyterian Church


MultiCare Health System

Community Montessori


Nativity House

Comprehensive Mental Health


Neighborhood Clinic


Washington Women’s Employment & Education

Cottesmore Child Care Center


New D.A.Y. - Diaz Art for Youth


Willie Stewart Community Service Scholarship


New Phoebe House Association



Northwest ESD 189

Diabetes Association of Pierce County Eatonville Area Council - Family Agency Erling O. Mork Scholarship Fund Exodus Housing Executive Alliance

500 19,008 400



Donor Directed to Affordable Housing


Board Directed to Affordable Housing, Healthcare Access




10%**** Resource Development

Uncollected Pledges

Community Solutions Fund

(Investments in Community Programs by UWPC board)

In-Kind Resources Raised and Distributed in 2007


to other nonprofits) Back to School (Value of school supplies)


Season of Caring (Value of food, clothing and gifts to families)


Volunteer Projects Completed in the Community - 96,100 hours


Donor Designated Gifts through United Way to Specific Programs


(Value of volunteer hours by national standards)

73,026 1,000

YMCA of Tacoma Pierce County


YWCA of Pierce County

36,204 2,000


Prison Pet Partnership


Franciscan Foundation


Puget Sound ESD


Puyallup Playcare Center


Safe Streets






Total Community Investments of Dollars, In-Kind Gifts and Value of Community Project Time




FISH Food Banks of Pierce County

Good Samaritan Community Services



Pierce County Labor Community Services





Donor Directed to Early Learning


Pacific Lutheran University - Wellness Center

First Place for Children


Gifts in Kind (Local donated products distributed by UWPC


Pierce County Aids Foundation

Willie Stewart Community Service Scholarship

5,760 10,854

Youth Resources




Youth for Christ

Parents & Students in Action

Bequest, Grants and Other Income

Donated Advertising***



Other Resources Raised for Current and Future Use


Northwest Leadership Foundation

Families Unlimited Network - UPPC

Girl Scouts Pacific Peaks Council

Washington State University


Local and National Dues


Center United Way of Lewis County - Flood Relief


and Youth Development



Total Distributions to Community Programs (previous page)

Donor Designations to Community Nonprofits

3,907,979 * Includes Combined Federal Campaign $1,140,364 and Washington State Fund Drive $321,533.

Facilitated by United Way * United Way of Pierce County Community Programs** 1,276,002 (includes 211, Volunteer Center, Gifts in Kind, Youth United, Labor Partnership, RSVP)

** Does not include income/expenses of Betye Martin Baker Human Service Center “BMBHSC” (which is not funded by annual donations).The BMBHSC operates in the black. *** Does not impact administrative cost calculation. **** Operational Costs: Administration, Resource Development, Dues to Affiliates constitute $1,854,108.

Total Distributions to Community Programs


United Way reserved $312,725 for uncollectible pledges and has one of the lowest uncollectible rates in the nation (approximately 3%).

Board of Directors Donna Albers Steve Albers Doug Baker Dennis Bloom Meghan Bradway Jawana Cain Maria Casella Jo Anne Coy Ione Crandall Amy Goings David Graybill Linda Gutmann Donna Haynes Tyler Kalberg Paul Knebel Rod Koon Jim Krueger Bob Magee Gary Magonigle Thaddeus Martin IV James (Jamey) McCormick Waylin McCurley Rick Meeder Jessica Merrell Madlyn (Mady) Murrey Sharon Ness Kent Roberts Patty Rose Deborah Smith George Tanbara Vicki Thompson Pamela Transue Michael Turek Jan West Cynthia Winder Scott Winship David Wrench Debra Young

Albers & Company Albers & Company Association of Boys & Girls Clubs of WA Merrill Lynch Annie Wright Tacoma-Pierce County Employment & Training Consortium State Farm Insurance Columbia Bank Pacific Lutheran University Clover Park Technical College Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce Russell Investments Pilkey-Hopping & Ekberg Russell Investments Machinist Union District Lodge 751 Port of Tacoma Vandeberg Johnson & Gandara American Shipping Group Washington Air National Guard The Law Office of Thaddeus P. Martin Messina Bulzomi Christensen Rainier Pacific Bank Intel Puyallup High School Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital UFCW 141 Columbia Bank Pierce County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO Exodus Housing Pediatrics Northwest Russell Investments Tacoma Community College The Boeing Company Regence BlueShield The News Tribune Vandeberg Johnson & Gandara Russell Investments City of Lakewood

Our Mission

Make measurable improvements in the lives of people in our community.

For the third consecutive year, United Way of Pierce County received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. Receiving the four-star rating indicates that United Way “excels, as compared to other charities in America, in successfully managing the finances of your organization in an efficient and effective manner.” According the Charity Navigator, “Only 9% of the charities we’ve rated have received three consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating United Way of Pierce County outperforms most charities in America.”

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