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EDUCATION FINANCIAL

STABILITY & HEALTH

JUNE 30

2011 ANNUAL REPORT


Board of Directors

Volunteer Governed United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra is a volunteer governed organization. This means that your neighbors, your co-workers and your friends make all decisions based on the needs of our community. This board of directors consists of 18 community leaders with diverse backgrounds and a full understanding of the needs of our cities and rural areas. Hundreds of volunteers provide leadership and direction for the organization.

Mary-Ann Andrews Vaughna Bendickson Chris Bosse Nancy Brown Ann Campbell, Secretary Mitch Cohen Joan Dees, Treasurer Larry DeVincenzi Bonnie Drinkwater Paul Dugan, Chair Mendy Elliott Bob Grubic Paula Lee Hobson Curtis McElwee, Vice Chair Heath Morrison Tina Nappe Tom Pfoh Kris Wells


Dear Supporters, On behalf of United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra, many thanks for your continued commitment and support. In 2010-2011, we made great progress in our region. Our volunteers, donors, and advocates invested their passion, resources and expertise to create a better life for all.

Staff Karen Barsell Doni Gassaway Kelsey Piechocki Betty Rose Donna Ruiz Kim Spiersch

Our focus in education, financial stability, and health are the building blocks for a good life. Through your commitment , young children are entering school better prepared to succeed, families are building brighter, more financially stable futures, and people are living healthy lifestyles. Again, thank you. Together we are building a better future. Sincerely,


What is United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra? United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) is a local, independent nonprofit organization that holds itself accountable not just for action but also for results. We are driven by a commitment to make a real difference in the communities we serve and create lasting positive changes in people’s lives. We are guided by our mission statement: “We link the community’s

will and resources to improve lives.” Building on nearly 70 years of service, we seek to achieve our vision of “working together to build a better community” by: • Identifying our most pressing needs • Developing strategies that address these issues • Pulling together financial and human resources • Tackling these issues with innovative funding • Producing measurable results that will make a difference and improve people’s lives.


Our service territory is now made up of 13+ northern Nevada Counties and the Lake Tahoe Basin


THANK YOU TO OUR TOP 25 ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGNS

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WHY

EDUCATION,

FINANCIAL STABILITY ,

DESCRIPTION OF KEY PROGRAM AREAS STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE

FINANCIAL STABILITY

and HEALTH? EDUCATION HEALTH


United Way provided key funding for a brand new initiative: the 2011 launch of Parent University – offering more than 200 classes!



UWNNS Annual Report June 30 2011