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Executive Committee Board Chair Carolyn Lukert Center for Dementia Education Vice Chair Matt Fajack University of Florida Finance Chair Kenneth Kurdziel James Moore & Company Communications Chair Quenta Vettel, APR University of Florida Member-At-Large Dennis Gies Community Volunteer Member-At-Large Ester Tibbs Community Volunteer

Board of Directors Kay Ayers AvMed Harbin Bolton Cox Communications Ed Bonahue Santa Fe College Rob Chapman Publix Bill Gair University of Florida Sam Goforth Wells Fargo Josh Greenberg Grooveshark Robert Hunzinger Gainesville Regional Utilities Tony Jones Gainesville Police Department Keith Koford RTI Biologics Hershel Lyons Alachua County Public Schools Ken McGurn McGurn Investments Ed Poppell UF Development Corporation Melanie Ross UF & Shands Andy Sherrard O2B Kids! Dr. Patricia Snyder University of Florida


Dear United Way supporter, I am pleased to present the 2011-12 United Way of North Central Florida Annual Report. Behind the programs you’ll read about and the numbers you’ll note are the real-life stories that exist because of your dedication to our community. Tens of thousands of people — infants to seniors — have hope because of your support of United Way. You’ll read testimonials of residents who turned to 2-1-1, United Way’s free call for help, as a last resort in a tough situation. And, a story of a single mother who depended on the programs funded by United Way to provide safe and affordable childcare so she could have a job and support her family. You’ll also read about how United Way needs your continued support to be able to invest in programs that create solutions in our community. It is these stories that push us to work hard everyday to achieve our goals. Our long-term perspective on the needs in our community identifies gaps in services, convenes experts and determines solutions that improve lives. Our focus on Education, Income and Health helps children succeed in school and families become financially stable and healthy. Success By 6 remains a strategic priority in reaching our education goals. Thank you for the trust you place in United Way of North Central Florida to create lasting change by addressing big issues in our community. I think you will see, throughout the annual report, that we take that trust very seriously. We have recruited the people and organizations from across the community who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to create solutions. I hope this report inspires you to become even more engaged in our work. Please reach out to me anytime to share your thoughts and opinions by phone at (352) 333-0845 or by email at I look forward to hearing from you! Warm regards,

Adrian Taylor Springhill Missionary Baptist Church Brad White SunTrust, N.A. Jenna White Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

Debbie Mason President & CEO

President & CEO Debbie Mason, APR, CPRC, Fellow PRSA


6031 NW 1 Place  Gainesville, FL 32607-2025 352-331-2800 (tel)  352-331-2111 (fax)

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We are pleased to share with you our 2011-2012 Annual Report. Throughout this report, we have included the different ways United Way of North Central Florida advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. We talk about our collective impact and how we recruit the people and organizations from across the community who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. We tell you about our new grant-funded initiatives such as Check and Connect as well as the impact of our cornerstone programs like 2-1-1. We invite you to read about our work and be part of the change to Live United. Annual Reports offer the opportunity to reflect on the past year and share that story with our donors, even while we are knee-deep executing the present year’s work plans. This year we are taking a different approach with the annual report to maximize the resources we invest in producing this piece for our important stakeholders. The first portion of the report tells you the progress we made last year, as well as some current information. The second portion of the report presents the traditional overview of financial resources raised and invested in the areas of Education, Income and Health for the past fiscal year. For the fiscal year 2011-12 (ending June 30, 2012), United Way of North Central Florida saw significant improvements in our fundraising results from the prior year and in our impact work in the community. While the results in fundraising were nowhere near the levels experienced in 2007-08, we can report progress in regaining some previously lost ground during the recession. Because the financial resources were still not at the levels desired for the Community Investment Fund, our Board of Directors made the decision to take $140,000 from reserves to augment the Community Investment Fund and provide additional donor communication and development activities. That decision helped stem the painful decline in resources that many of our funded local Community Impact Partner Agencies already were experiencing from their own declining fundraising.

That decision, unfortunately, will affect negatively in United Way’s net assets. Yet, our Board of Directors believed it was the right decision to make in our role as the community’s largest private funder of human services. It was our way of continuing to provide the safety-net to our community for funding of critical services for immediate needs and strategic services to reach longer-term goals. The fiscal year 2011-12 was the first of the current two-year cycle of payments to local Community Impact Partner Agencies for their execution of special programs in Education, Income, Health and immediate needs. Success By 6 remains our primary education strategy. In 2012-13 (current fiscal year), United Way of North Central Florida is implementing a new Community Investment model. This model uses a three-year funding cycle for programs to reach longer-term goals, and changes to a one-year funding cycle for immediate needs. The three-year funding cycle gives agencies more time to successfully implement programs and demonstrate progress in reaching longer-term indicators. The shorter timeline for immediate needs allows United Way of North Central Florida more flexibility in responding to immediate community needs including food, shelter, etc. Thanks to the generosity of a local donor, United Way of North Central Florida will implement an online funding process,

eliminating the need for agencies to produce huge binders of materials as in the past. True to our role in bringing resources to the community and leading positive change, we’ve taken the opportunity to share this resource with other large funders in our community, creating a “Common Grant” process with the Community Foundation of North Central Florida, the City of Gainesville and Alachua County. This streamlined process for all nonprofits applying for funding to any of the partners saves both staff time and resources of paper, printing, etc. United Way of North Central Florida continues to lead and convene the community to create better systems, such as the Common Grant process and the Alachua County Community Strategic Plan, among others. Thank you for your continued support of United Way of North Central Florida. We welcome your feedback and suggestions, so please reach out to either of us to share your thoughts. Sincerely,

Carolyn Lukert Debbie Mason Chair, Board of Directors President & CEO

United Way at Work United Way of North Central Florida is focused on the building blocks that lead to a good quality of life—Education, Income and Health—because we all gain when children are successful in school, when families are financially stable and people are healthy. Our long-term goals utilize 70% of our resources and 30% of our resources are dedicated to immediate needs. Long-Term Goals Education goal: Increase high school graduation rate to 90% by 2018. Success By 6 remains our primary education strategy. By focusing on programs to strengthen families and prepare children to learn, Success By 6 creates a new generation of students who can thrive in school and life. Income goal: Reduce domestic impediments to education created by poverty (i.e. hunger, homelessness). Health and Safety goal: Children and adults are healthy and safe in their home, community and schools, and have increased access to dental and medical care.

Immediate Needs Services funded under immediate needs are programs providing food, shelter, and urgent assistance to help residents meet their basic needs in times of crisis. Celebrating its 57-year history, United Way of North Central Florida is proud to serve the long-term and immediate

needs of Alachua, Bradford, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy and Union counties today and into the future.

United Way of North Central Florida accomplishes this work in four ways: 1. Invests in results-driven programs offered by Community Impact Partner Agencies which are funded through the Community Impact Fund.

Additionally, United Way of North Central Florida is a natural leader and convener of community building. As part of the community visioning and strategic planning process, we bring hundreds of organizations and experts together to envision, plan and engage in the work we do to build a stronger community.

2. Provides broad-reaching services such as 2-1-1, the 24-hour free call for information and referral for help. 3. Develops grant-funded initiatives such as the Weekend Hunger Backpack Program, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and the School-Based Dental Sealant Initiative. 4. Leverages local funds invested with federal and state dollars into our community and provides free programs to benefit residents such as the FamilyWize® Prescription Drug Program.

United Way of North Central Florida is focused on the building blocks that lead to a good quality of life.



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community investment process Community Impact Partner Agencies are invited to apply for United Way funding through the Community Investment Process. The Community Investment Process is led by a team of community volunteers that use results-driven data to determine how the funds will be invested. The community volunteer team bases their funding decisions on the agencies’ ability to improve on the indicators of at least one strategy under a particular goal.

One strategy under this goal is our Success By 6 initiative. The result is that all children will enter school ready to learn. The indicator that determines if this goal is met is the percentage of children assessed who enter school ready to learn. Community Impact Partner Agencies are responsible for reporting on the indicators they agreed to measure and track. This allows United Way of North Central Florida to track our community’s progress on achieving desired results to create collective impact.

For example, the Education goal is to increase the high school graduation rate in our six-county area to 90% by 2018.

Through initiatives like Success By 6, United Way of North Central Florida is making a real, lasting impact on the communities we serve.

 GIVE: Visit, mail a check or money order or call 352-331-2800 to provide a credit card or debit card number for a recurring gift to: United Way of North Central Florida 6031 NW 1st Place Gainesville, FL 32607-2025. Remember us in your estate planning to leave a lasting legacy.

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Provides broad-reaching services such as 2-1-1, the 24-hour free call for information and referral for help. GET CONNECTED WITH 2-1-1 2-1-1 is a free service provided by United Way that connects area residents to critical health and social service resources. From help with an electric bill or food assistance to counseling for suicide prevention, United Way’s 2-1-1 help line is open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. The

2-1-1 database of information can be accessed by visiting http://www. There you can live chat with a 2-1-1 referral specialist. 2-1-1 can also be accessed by calling 2-1-1 from any phone or texting 898-211 from any phone with text service.

Number of local residents that called 2-1-1, the United Way of North Central Florida assistance hotline, between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.

Top five reasons local residents called 2-1-1: Housing Assistance 24% Utility Assistance 20% Tax Preparation Services 13% Food Assistance 9% Medical Services 6%

Mark and Kim Fisher United Way Donors since 1990

“We are committed to United Way and initiated the Empowerment Fund this year to help provide financial assistance to the working poor when they experience a crisis to help them move from poverty to self-sufficiency. Our dedication stems from our Christian faith in that we believe we all have a responsibility to care for the less fortunate with our time, talent and treasure.”

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2011–2012 RESULTS • 10 local elementary schools participated

Develops grant-funded initiatives such as the Weekend Hunger Backpack Program, SchoolBased Dental Sealant Initiative, VITA Program: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, ReadingPals and Check & Connect.

• Fed more than 600 children • 72,120 meals were served community impact • More than 50% of participating children improved in school

Weekend Hunger Backpack Program The Weekend Hunger Backpack Program sends food home on weekends in backpacks so kids are given the chance to come to school on Monday fed and ready to learn. In 2011, United Way of North Central Florida transitioned the operations of the Weekend Hunger Backpack Program to Catholic Charities, a Community Impact Partner Agency. United Way remains involved in the program by collecting food, organizing volunteers, collecting data on student participation and as a funder of the program.

$295 adds one child to the program for a year

The Weekend Hunger Backpack Program is offered FREE to schools and children served. Sixty percent of teachers surveyed, indicated an improvement in school performance of those children receiving backpacks on the weekend as part of the Weekend Hunger Backpack Program. Elementary School

NEW in 2012, five more schools in Alachua County will receive backpacks filled with food for their children to take home on the weekends. United Way of North Central Florida created a standard operations procedure for the backpack program to improve the community’s ability to serve children.

Total Children Served 2011–12 School Year

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Nationwide employees prepare backpacks for children as part of the Weekend Hunger Backpack Program.

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• 18.1%

of all households in Alachua County are potentially food insecure, compared to 17.1% of all households in Florida. –Feeding America, 2011

• Some

schools in Alachua County see rates of 95% and higher for children on free or reduced lunch.

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than 13,000 children are enrolled in the free or reduced lunch program in Alachua County.

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VITA Program: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

The VITA Program puts money back in the pockets of hard-working residents. This United Way of North Central Florida program mobilized more than 120 trained volunteers to prepare free tax returns in 2012. The VITA Program is sponsored by grants from the IRS and local financial partners including BBVA Compass and Wells Fargo Banks. This program remains a key strategy in the United Way of North Central Florida goal of supporting healthy, financially stable families.

2011–2012 RESULTS • Earned income tax credits of $428,854 claimed • 20 sites for residents to visit in order to get their tax return prepared • Six counties served • 1,389 people participated in the VITA Program • Filed $1,446,504 million in tax refunds community impact • Improvement in financial stability of participants • More than $2 million of new revenue brought to our community

School-Based Dental Sealant Initiative Tooth decay is the number one chronic childhood disease in the U.S. and children lose more than 51 million school hours each year due to dental-related illness. Through United Way of North Central Florida’s partnership with the University of Florida College of Dentistry and Oral Health America, the School-Based Dental Sealant Initiative ensures that children receive dental sealants, fluoride varnish and referrals for dental care so tooth decay does not impede their ability to learn.

New in 2012, The School-Based Dental Sealant Initiative is being offered in nine schools in the 2012–13 school year and will aim to provide dental care and education to 900 children in Alachua County. University of Florida Dental Students will participate in the program as part of their required dental rotation. Santa Fe College School of Dental Hygiene will partner with the UF College of Dentistry and United Way of North Central Florida to implement this program throughout Alachua County.

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The School-Based Dental Sealant Initiative helps to fill the gap in dental services.

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2011–2012 RESULTS • Six elementary and three middle schools provided service • 219 students received sealants • 800 sealants in total were administered • 270 children treated community impact • Less health-related absences of children who were treated

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ReadingPals ReadingPals is an early literacy initiative that began in the summer of 2012 made possible through the support of Carol and Barney Barnett, the United Way of North Central Florida and the Children’s Movement of Florida. Through this initiative,

Campus. To date, 144 students have been matched up with at least one ReadingPals volunteer to get additional help with reading comprehension and confidence, with more volunteers signing up each week. Each volunteer reads at least one book a month with the student, and the student is able to take that new book home at the end of the month. At the end of the school year, each student that is part of the ReadingPals initiative will have at least nine books to start a home library. United Way of North Central Florida is currently recruiting Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) to 3rd grade ReadingPals volunteers to help with reading during these crucial early years of learning.

A ReadingPals student and his mentor read a book together.

ReadingPals volunteers commit to reading with a 2nd or 3rd grade student for an hour a week for the entire school year. The goal of the program is to increase 3rd grade reading proficiency. Currently, the initiative is at six locations: Idylwild Elementary, Lake Forest Elementary, Terwilliger Elementary, Caring and Sharing Learning Center, Boys & Girls Club Woodland Park and Boys & Girls Club Northwest

Volunteers are still needed and can enroll through Feb. 7, 2013. For more information, please visit www.

AT&T Check & Connect Alachua County’s high school graduation rate has risen significantly in recent years, from approximately 68% in 2007 to approximately 78% in 2011. However, graduation rates among students from families in poverty continue to be lower than average. This gap has the potential to grow as the state of Florida introduces

rigorous new graduation standards. Students from poverty face significant family and cultural barriers to learning that include such practical issues as a lack of adequate food, shelter, transportation and even clothing. United Way of North Central Florida is taking action to increase the high school graduation rate in our area. Because of our solid record of proven results, United Way of North Central Florida has been named one of 47 recipients in 29 states nationwide that will share in nearly $10 million from AT&T to help make this happen. The $300,000 contribution from AT&T will deepen the partnership United Way of North Central Florida has with the Alachua County Public Schools to fund the Check & Connect Program. This evidence-based program places drop-out prevention specialists in the three high schools with the greatest population of youth at risk of dropping out: Gainesville, Eastside and Hawthorne. Each of the AT&T Aspire Check and Connect Specialists connect as mentors and counselors with up to 40 students and their families to provide social service referral and family strengthening assistance.

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L everages local funds invested with federal and state dollars into our community and provides free programs to benefit residents such as the FamilyWize® Prescription Drug Program. RSVP Grant Awarded in 2012 by the Federal Corporation for National and Community Service, United Way of North Central Florida received a three-year grant to implement a volunteer program for seniors age 55 and older. The volunteers are charged with improving educational outcomes in our community by serving in the following programs: ReadingPals for children attending low-performing VPK programs, ReadingPals for children in 2nd and 3rd grade, and mentors and/ or tutors for 9th grade students participating in the Check & Connect Drop-Out Prevention Program. Some of United Way of North Central Florida’s 28 Community Impact Partners receive a state- or federally-funded match solely as a result of their gift from United Way of North Central Florida. For example, the Early Learning Coalition, a United Way of North Central Florida Community Impact Partner, receives a 16:1 federal match to any funding it receives from United Way. The match varies for each Community Impact Partner Agency and is based on the individual state or federal program.

The result of United Way of North Central Florida’s investment means several million dollars drawn down into our community; increasing access to necessary services.

FamilyWize® Prescription Drug Program The FamilyWize® Prescription Drug Program creates affordable access to prescription drugs to help keep families healthy. United Way of North Central Florida offers area residents the FREE FamilyWize® card, a prescription drug discount card that can save users an average of 30 percent on many prescription drugs.

2011–2012 RESULTS • Prescription drug discount used 16,060 times • Total local savings on prescription drugs of $282,744 community impact • Discounted access to prescription medication for thousands of community residents

individuals living without prescription drug coverage by $1 billion nationally. Even individuals and families with insurance can receive a discount on prescriptions. There are 60,000 participating pharmacies nationwide. Find your free prescription discount card on the back of this annual report.

The goal of the FamilyWize® community partnership is to reduce the cost of medicine for children, families and

Joyce Krajnick, AvMed United Way Donor since 1990

“I give to United Way of North Central Florida because so many of the programs it funds have helped so many people I know.”


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Get involved. Volunteer. United Way of North Central Florida is a volunteer-driven organization. In other words—we cannot do our work without YOU! Throughout the year, United Way has volunteer opportunities that give individuals, groups and organizations an opportunity to give back, engage and have fun.

In 2011–2012, local companies such as Nationwide, Publix Super Markets, Inc. and RTI Biologics volunteered in the community during their Day of Action, tailored specifically for each company. Volunteer activities included extreme makeover projects at schools and Community Impact Partner Agencies as well as opportunities to read to children at local elementary schools and at the Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County. Among other volunteer opportunities through United Way, the Volunteer

Income Tax Assistance Program recruits volunteers to help area residents save thousands of dollars on their tax returns each year. The RSVP grant gives seniors the opportunity to volunteer by reading to children as part of the ReadingPals initiative or working with at-risk youth in three area high schools. Volunteers make a positive difference in our community. To become a volunteer with United Way of North Central Florida, please call 352-3312800 or visit volunteer.

Ivy M. Bell United Way Donor since 1996

“I give to United Way because, through its support of so many agencies and organizations, United Way touches practically every area of need within our community. My annual contribution is a great opportunity for me to be a part of that positive impact.”

 VOLUNTEER: Visit or call 352-331-2800 for volunteer opportunities.

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Dollars Received





Residential Giving/ Workplace Campaign

UFCC (Donor-Directed Dollars)

Grants/Sponsorship Funding

Emergency Food & Shelter Funds (Federal Dollars Distributed)

+ Value of Initiatives and Services





Services (2-1-1)

Food, Books & Volunteer Hours

(Returned to Community)

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Matching Grants

FamilyWize速 (Free/Lower Cost Prescriptions)

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Community INVESTMENT Funded Programs Impact Area

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Child Abuse Prevention Project (CAPP)



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Reducing Trauma to Abused Children

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Micanopy Collaborators for Educational Excellence

Friends of the Micanopy Library


Home Visitation

Gainesville HIPPY Inc.


Athletics Program

Girls Place, Inc.


Home Visitation

Healthy Families


Violence Prevention Program

Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network, Inc.



Mentoring Children for Successful Futures

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Florida



Comprehensive Youth Development Program

Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County, Inc.


Emergency Assistance Program

Catholic Charities Bureau, Inc.



Interface Youth Program

CDS Family & Behavioral Health Services, Inc.



St. Francis House Emergency Shelter Program

St. Francis House, Inc.


Older American’s Act Meal Programs

ElderCare of Alachua County, Inc.


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Food Pantry & Clothing Distribution Program Rural Mobile Food Distribution Program

Community Care for the Elderly Program Services


Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten

Gilchrist County School Board

School Readiness: Workforce Match Dollars

Early Learning Coalition of Alachua County


GallenKamp Emergency Shelter

Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network, Inc.



Children’s Oral Health and Outreach Education/ Tooth Fairy & Teen Smiles Dental Program

ACORN Clinic







Medication for the Uninsured Program







Healthcare for the Rural Uninsured









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Partners Our Community Impact Partners meet high standards of effectiveness and efficiency while delivering lasting change and quantifiable services. ACORN Clinic Another Way Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Florida Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County, Inc. Catholic Charities Bureau, Inc. CDS Family & Behavioral Health Services, Inc.

Child Abuse Prevention Project (CAPP) Child Advocacy Center, Inc. Children’s Home Society Early Learning Coalition of Alachua County Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast ElderCare of Alachua County, Inc.

Episcopal Children’s Services Florida Institute for Workforce Innovation Friends of the Micanopy Library Gainesville HIPPY, Inc. Gilchrist County School Board Girls Place, Inc. Healthy Families Kids Count

North Central Florida YMCA, Inc. Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network, Inc. Reichert House St. Francis House, Inc. Suwannee River AHEC The ARC of Alachua County, Inc. Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc. VETSPACE, Inc.

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Affinity Groups United Way of North Central Florida provides leadership donors with value-added ways to engage in community and network with others that Live United and advocate for the common good. United Way of North Central Florida’s Women’s Leadership Council This dynamic group celebrates the power of women to bring about positive change in our community through philanthropy and service. The WLC is a movement of women that are Leadership Donors to United Way and are uniting to create opportunities for a better life for all. The women of WLC focus on Education, Income and Health – the building blocks for a good life. They invest in quality programs, advocate for better

United Way of North Central Florida’s Young Leaders Society This group of Leadership Donors ages 45 and younger, actively give, volunteer and advocate every day in our community. At monthly Leadership Chats with executive United Way donors, the

policies, engage people in the community and generate resources. 2012 Women’s Leadership Council Executive Committee Council Chair Jane Adams, University of Florida Council Co-Chair Wendy Crites-Wacker, RTI Biologics Steering Committee Kay Ayers, AvMed Ivy Bell, Alachua County Jennifer Blades, AvMed Patti Breedlove, UF Sid Martin Research Laurie Denny, O2B Kids Terri Dildine, Nationwide

Cat Ferris, Nationwide Jaye Hamblet, Nationwide Carol Hinton, University of Florida Kathryn Lancaster, Edward Jones Amy Mayes, Nationwide Laura Robertson, University of Florida Terry Van Nortwick, PRO iNK Kathy Viehe, GRU Jodi Webb, Nationwide Nicole Wheeldon, Nationwide Victoria White, VA Hospital

To get involved in Women’s Leadership Council, please visit

group discusses philanthropy and ways to use their leadership skills for the common good in our community. The group plans socials, trainings and opportunities to volunteer.

Chris Nielsen, Alachua County Administration Stephanie Nielsen, UF Budget Office Jacob Schmidt, Nationwide Samantha Vloedman, RTI Biologics

2012 Young Leaders Society Steering Committee

To get involved in Young Leaders Society, please visit

Carvone Allen, Enterprise Holdings Lindsey Crouse Kim Jamerson, SumTotal Melissa Johnson, University of Florida Christian Long, AvMed


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UNiTED DOWNTOWN 2011 RESULTS • Thousands of residents attended seven United Downtown events in 2011 • Media partners publicized and covered United Downtown on air and in print interviews • United Way recruited new volunteers and supporters community impact • United Downtown served as a way to increase awareness of United Way of North Central Florida during the 2011 fall campaign season Children of all ages enjoy O2B Kids play area at United Downtown.

United Way of North Central Florida launched United Downtown during the 2011 Gator Football season. United Downtown, a free family-friendly street festival and pep rally, gives Gator football fans and visitors a chance to have fun before the games, celebrate downtown Gainesville and learn about the work of United Way. Children and adults browse booths of local artists and vendors, enjoy the cuisine of local restaurants, listen to local bands play

on the Bo Diddley Stage and play in the O2B Kids area. Children of all ages enjoy having their faces painted, jumping in the bounce houses and making arts and crafts.

Thanks to our 2011 United Downtown Sponsors

United Downtown is one of the many ways United Way gives back to the community and engages residents to give, advocate and volunteer throughout the year.

Community Cancer Center of North Florida

O2B Kids

Corks & Colors



The Sky 97.3 FM News Talk

89.1 WUFT-FM Florida Works The Gainesville Sun Hampton Inn 98.5 KTK Radio 103.7 FM The Gator

Pennington & Bailes

SunBelt Moving & Delivery North Florida Retirement Village WRUF WUFT-TV

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Workplace Campaigns currently generate most of United Way of North Central Florida’s revenue. July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012 $100,000 and more Publix Super Markets, Inc.............$474,358 Shands HealthCare......................$258,579 Nationwide................................ $227,015 $50,000 –$99,999 City of Gainesville/GRU.................. $95,325 RTI Biologics................................ $80,187 AvMed........................................ $73,762 Wells Fargo................................. $65,370 $25,000 –$49,999 Alachua County Public Schools....... $42,573 Santa Fe College........................... $31,497 Enterprise Holdings...................... $30,087 UPS........................................... $28,837 $10,000 –$24,999 The Gainesville Sun...................... $24,500 North Florida Regional Medical Center......................... $24,252 Florida Food Service..................... $23,252 AT&T Inc... ................................... $20,192 SunState Federal Credit Union......... $17,696

Ball Corporation.. .......................... $16,771 M & S Bank................................. $16,370 Wal-Mart.. .....................................$16,211 Campus USA Credit Union............... $14,032 Macy’s.. ....................................... $12,778 jcpenney...................................... $12,404 Bank of America............................ $10,936 Alachua County Administration......... $10,903 Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk.... $10,406 SunTrust Bank, North Central Florida...................... $10,120 $4,500–$9,999 WCJB TV-20................................... $9,504 O2B Kids ..................................... $9,461 United Way of North Central Florida.. .. $9,112 James Moore & Co., P.L................... $8,975 NORDSTROM................................. $8,594 Duke Energy.. ................................ $8,192 Enterprise Rent-A-Car...................... $8,007 Dollar General............................... $7,754 Alachua County Tax Collector............ $7,719 Alachua County Library District......... $7,418

Target Stores, #0687....................... $6,869 CH2M Hill..................................... $6,734 North Florida Retirement Village........ $6,633 SiVance, LLC.. ................................ $6,402 TD Bank....................................... $6,241 Gainesville Real Estate Mgmt............ $5,667 Cox Communications...................... $5,404 Early Learning Coalition of Alachua County....................... $5,227 Dillard’s........................................ $5,105 Koss-Olinger Financial Group............. $5,101 Alachua County Clerk of Circuit Court........................... $5,096 The Crom Corporation..................... $5,036 Burkhardt Sales and Service............. $4,783 Fabco-Air, Inc................................. $4,772

We salute our Top 50 Workplace Campaigns!


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our Tocqueville Society Members Gifts of $10,000 and above French aristocrat Alexis Charles-Henri Clerel De Tocqueville was 26 years old when he came to America in 1831. As a keen observer of American society, he recognized, applauded and immortalized the voluntary spirit that lives in America’s heart. His observations formed the basis for Democracy in America, a book describing this new country and its people. United Way’s Tocqueville Society was created to honor the goodwill and community leadership that inspired De Tocqueville’s writings more than 175 years ago. The Tocqueville Society honors leaders locally and nationally who exemplify that spirit through their high level of personal giving to United Way. Our local society is a growing community of individuals and families who make an outstanding difference through influential leadership, outstanding volunteerism and selfless giving. Today, the Tocqueville Society is one of the world’s most prestigious institutions for individuals who are passionate about improving peoples’ lives and strengthening communities. United Way donors who give $10,000 or more annually are members of the Tocqueville Society and are recognized both locally and nationally. United Way of North Central Florida is pleased to present our local Tocqueville Donors and recognize this exemplary level of commitment with deep gratitude and sincere appreciation: Anonymous Nick and Kelly Banks Dharma Endowment Foundation Mark and Kim Fisher Mike and Sonia Gallagher Sam and Deborah Goforth Laura and Tim Goldfarb David Guzick and Donna Giles Linda and Ken McGurn Janet and John Verne McKenzie Paul McKnight Nancy A. and William J. Robinson

our Leadership Donors Platinum Level Donors ($5,000–$9,999) Kay & David Ayers William Bryson Ms. Lisa E. Gobber Jim & Sibet Grantham Jennifer Hagenbuch Brian & Julie Hutchison Randy & Sally Scott Diamond Level Donors ($2,500–$4,999) Jane & Steve Adams Janis L. Bomar Dr. & Mrs. Ronald J. Cain Lisa Davies & Jeff Martin Matthew & Regina Fajack Michael & Vivi Fitzgerald Ronnie Fraser John Wayne Hamblet Marilyn & Jim Islam Gerald & Kathryn L. Kidder Mr. & Mrs. Donald Koons Marian Limacher, MD & Tim Flynn, MD Debbie Mason Kenneth W. Osborne Bradley S. & Marta E. Pollitt Wendy & Steven Resnick Thomas & Karen Rose Meredeth Rowe James Stringfellow Paul & Amy Sweeney David J. Thoman Steve & Elaine Truluck Rick & Cathy Weaver Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Wheeler Tim White Karen A. Williams Emerald Level Donors ($1,500–$2,499) Irene Alexaitis Al Amirin Helen & Marvin Berk Dan & Darla Boyd Carrie Burch Marina T. Cecchini Alan & Toni Chatman Paula Clarkson James & Dana Clayton Alana & Jason Cole

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Jim & Heather Doughton Lyndon & Lisa Edwards John Gildroy Daniel Graybill Lamar Hatcher Jr., D.D.S. Robert & Jennifer Hunzinger Joel & Nan Islam Mr. Edward Jimenez Evan & Priscilla Jones Timothy & Nona Jones Dean & Mary Kelley Scott R. Koons Joyce Krajnovich Maggie Labarta, Ph.D. John & Skylar Lane The Lanzillotti Family Foundation Frank Latini Ed & Laurie Lenhart Joe & Lucille Little David MacPhaul Carol & Les Magee Charles S. Maule Lisa & Robert McNichols Peg Nattress Arvid & Lynn Olson Janice Peacock Louisea Pittman David & Regina Richardson Steve & Lorraine Ritz Rebecca Miriam Roberts Roger Rose Ms. Tonya M. Ross Marian B. Rush Mr. Carlos Sanchez Gary Robert Sanford Robert Scott, III Danny & Kathy Self Betsy & Jim Severance Jeffrey L. Shorb Stan & Rita Smith Koven & Ginny Smith Mr. Bruce K. Stechmiller Randy & Patricia Stuart Drs. Craig & Trish Tapley Dr. Portia L. Taylor & Dr. Curtis F. Jefferson Richard Thomas Gordon H. Tremaine Ron Umpleby Andrew & Wendy Wacker Barry & Abby Wagner Jim & Jaynie Walsh Mary Walsh Nancy Walsh Colleen & Mark Warring Nicole A. Wheeldon Roger & Kathleen Whitney Wade D. Wickre Edward & Kate Wilkinson

Jim & Carole Woodward Tom & JoAnne Young Warren C. & Mary C. Young Julie Zhu & Paul Xia

Gold Donors ($1,000–$1,499) Greg Adams Carvone Allen Darron Alvarenga Eileen Amos Maddie Anderson Russell & Susan Armistead Joseph Armstrong Sherry Augustine Mr. Guy Bair Tricia A. Banker Chad Barnes Ms. Natasha Barnett Dimetress Barnwell Ms. Sharon E. Batie David & Diane Beaulieu Ms. Ivy M. Bell Dr. Tammy Bennett Brad & Debbie Bentley Russ & Arzella Blackburn Scott & Jennifer Blades Michelle R. Blair Catherine S. Bonthron Charles Brabham Ms. Bernadette Bradley Anna Michelle Brandt Mr. Darryl R. Brown Rhea D. Broyles Betty Brunson Mr. Thor Buckingham Aleasha Burnell Rhonda Burns B. Joy Butler Donald Calabrese Michael Carr Frank & Jane Catalanotto Rob & Pam Chapman Thomas Chmielewski Brent & Holly Christensen Janet L. Christie Jennifer & Anthony Clarizio Charna & Stuart Cohn Robbin Collins Robert Cook C. Ryan Cooke Mr. Joseph R. Costa Mr. & Mrs. Mark Crews Ruthellen Crews Ms. Ursula P. Crews Keith & Leigh Ann Crutcher Larry & Gale Danek Frank E. Davis Lynne McLean Davis Dr. Roger Dearing

Beverly Ann Dickinson John F. Dickinson Terri L. Dildine Margaret M. Downey LJ Duncan F. Charles & Dorothy Duryea Kathy Dushlek, RN Peter & Loretta Fauerbach Cathariya Ferris Ms. Cynthia Firestine Paul E. Folkers Von Fraser, Tax Collector Christopher Fuller Dennis Fuller Ms. Pinkie H. Gainey Michael S. Gayheart Claire M. Germain Judy Geroni Micaela B. Gibbs Joyce & Denny Gies Ms. Laura Gillman Edwin H. Goutier Dr. John M. Graney Mr. Todd J. Gregory Fred Hamilton Caroline Hartill Donna M. Hazellief Dr. James Heaney Mitchell & Jazmin Herbert Steven E. Hitt Ray & Rhonda Hoskavich Sherry N. Houston Clarence B. Hyde Ben Ingram Jeff & Katie Islam Margaret James Karen Johnson & Ann Gill Daryl Johnston Rob Jordheim Robert M. Judah LouAnn Kapper Marie Kasprow Constance Keeton James M. Keites Deborah A. Kennedy Robert J. King Ms. D. E. Kley Maggie Kocher Keith & Wendy Koford Mary & Bill Koss Kenneth & Rebekah Kurdziel Jeff & Judy Laake Martha LaTour Michael Lawton Henri Logan Carolyn Lukert Dianne & Tom Mallini Walter & Alice Markham Bo & Crisi Mashburn

Diane & Don Mauldin David & Kathy McCarty The McClintic Family James McDavid Nicholas E. McFadden Don McIntyre Keith & Paulette McKernan Mr. Barry B. Moore Scarlott Mueller Mr. Ray Mullins Mrs. Earle Muschlitz Kevin & Lisa Muth Deborah & Jessie Myers Hope Newman Bill & Laura Northcutt Leigh Ann & Will Olinger Sandra & Bill Olinger Mary Patient Dawn Petrella Bill & Kem Poe Ed & Sharron Poppell Edward R. Prestemon Randal Pulliam Gwen Qualizza Angela E. Raiford Dr. Kathleen Reilly Davis & Judi Rembert Foundation Philip A. Restuccia Curtis A. Reynolds Mr. Justin M. Reynolds Rhoden Family Ronda Roberts Debbie Robins George & Pam Rollins Symatha Rolston Lawrence W. Roose Michael & Sabrina Roper Chad & Melissa Rubin Dr. & Mrs. Jackson N. Sasser Mary C. Sausaman Pete & Yvonne Scammacca Terry Seaney Adam Service Alex & Yesi Sevilla Anne & Joe Shands Jason Shank Mr. Paul Shealy Brian & Wendy Sheehan Debra Sirota Mr. Freddie Slater Ms. Nina M. Sloan Scot Smith Patricia Snyder Pascale Spears Ms. Lisa Stamper Joel H. Stratton Betsy Styron Janet Sweat Ms. Bilinda Terrell


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Ms. Lonnie E. Tetstone Robert Thoburn, MD Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Tibbs Mr. Michael J. Timmes V. Morgan & Melissa Tyrone Brian Vincent Sandra A. Vincent Bob Watson Gaye Weisbaum Jenna White Charley & Alyson Widmer James Willis

Silver Donors ($750–$999) Ralph Alee Mrs. Marjorie J. Alexander Wendy Alexander Ralph & Bennye Alligood Harley Keith Alltop Mr. Rick Armitage Dr. Lisa R. Armour Peter F. Backhaus Ms. Maria Baker Craig W. Bakuzonis Terasa E. Banks Shawn & Lymaris Barger Sandy Barnard Carolyn A. Barrett Ms. Amanda R. Barron Robin Beaton Jennifer Bender Jacquelyn Benefield Kathy Birthisel & Michelle Ortiz Kathleen V. Black Ricky & Crystal Blackwell Christie Blakely Ms. Amy L. Blanchard Dr. Ed Bonahue Carol Bosshardt & Mel Clark Scott Boyer Dr. Patti R. Breedlove Pete & Sharon Breitinger Rodney Lorenza Brown Keith & Donna Brown Robin L. Brown Devyn Perry Bryant Jeannie Butz Dr. Bill & Clotiel Caffey Ms. Jo Caldwell Melanie A. Camacho Bonnie J. Carlin Kari Cassel Ms. Christine Cassisi Rebecca J. Catalanotto Bill & Missy Caton Alvin Jeffrey Chisom Ryan C. Clark

Maria Clemens Kathy Colson Dr. & Mrs. Richard S. Conley Ms. Marlo B. Cook Bill & Faye Coorpender Windy K. Copperthwaite Margaret G. Coram Lindsey Crouse William J. Cunningham Angela Marie Cutler Anne D’Amico Daniel J. Danner Don L. Davis Jon Dechow & Pamela West Nancy V. Dickson Markus Dietrich & Ginny Linder Ben & Bonnie Doerr Mr. Brian M. Dolski Joann Dorval Chassity J. Dougherty Adrian & Patricia Dovell Joan Marie Drane Kimberley Dyle Brian D. Ebel Rick & Sheryl Eddie Brenda & Sture Edvardsson William G. Elliott Erving Adele Abby J. Estilong Mr. Osee R. Fagan Geza T. Farkas John & Pamela Farmer Janet Farrington Charles R. Fellows David & Cassie Fernandez Melvin & Marlene Foster Suzanne Friis Suzanne & Ed Gable Dan & Barbara Galligan Sylvia Gaona Gerri & Ira Gessner Ms. Virginia Gibson Mona & Leo Gil de Gibaja Dr. Susan D. Gillespie Danny & Karen Gilliland Andrea Goodman Harvey Goldstein Frank & Sherry Graddy Chris & Cristine Gray Dr. & Mrs. Jesse F. Gregory Betty Grisham Guy Grover Susan Grover Tom & Joy Hampson David & Megan Hanegan Mary A. Hansen Randy Harmatz

Mr. Kenneth Harrington Ceann M. Harris Dr. Theresa Harrison Liz Hayes Dwight Hersey Jr. Joan E. Hesters Carol Hinton Sandy Hollinger Dianne M. Hope Susan C. Horton Tim Hoskinson Diane W. Howell Sean L. Hudson Margaret Mary Hull Kenneth & Jennifer Hunt Tracy V. Ison Kelly Jo Jambretz Kimberly D. Jamerson Paula F. Johns Mark & Maria Johnson Melissa & Peter Jones Carole & Louis Kalivoda T. C. Kellermann Kevin & Teresa Kelly Kimball B. Kendall Shelly Kennedy Mustafa R. Khan Kirk & Michelle Klein Jasen A. Kloeppel Ms. Sarah J. Knight Gail Meredith Knowland Alan K. Knudsen Chip & Debbie Koval Mr. Glenn Ladwig Philip M. Lambert Philip & Kathryn Lancaster Ms. Mary B. Landsman Ms. Becky Legate Barbara N. Limbaugh Jeff Lloyd Christian J. Long Sherri Riley Madden Jeff Majewski, RRT Beth & Ken Maree Christine Marion Tim & Tina Matsubara Jeanie M. McCallister Mr. & Mrs. Steven L. McElroy Charles J. McGinn III Robert M. KcKey Anne Meiring Madeleine & Joseph Mills John Mitchell The Honorable Toby Monaco & Mrs. Monaco Terri L. Monaghan Ronald P. Montagna Christopher J. Montrowl

Mr. Mitchell Morgan Michael Wayne Morris Victoria Mugica Christine M. Myers Dana & Shane Napier Timothy C. Nesler Karen G. Norman Dr. Victoria Emma Pagan-Wolpert Bob & Patty Page Mr. James S. Parker Dr. Michael & Renee Perfit Gregg & Jeanne Perry Lindsey S. Phillips Rebecca Ann Piazza Larry Pitcher Kathy A. Powell John & Linda Power Pamela Primus Mark D. Ramsey Brenda Ray Derek Raynes Jeff & Amy Register Dr. David H. Reitze David M. Richardson Tracy Riggins Dewayne Byron Roark James Roberts Kay Rogers Ms. Rebecca P. Rogers Kimberly Anne Rose Kathy Rossa Harriet & Jeffrey Roth Kimberly Rousseau David & Nancy Saliwanchik Andrew & Tracy Savona Jacob E. Schmidt James Selner Beverly Sensbach Don & Carol Shaw Joe Shaw Bill Shepherd Andrew & Katharine Sherrard Dr. Judith P. Shoaf Ken Simmons Diane Skorupski Brian & Shay Smith Amy Latrell Smith Andrew Smithson Patricia D. Sokol Marian & Dennis Speed Marc & Erin Spiwak Michelle Springer-Llana Theresa A. Spurling-Wood, CIE Steve & Karen Stagliano William T. Stormant

Joan Suchorski & Leon Larson Betty J. Sullivan McKenzie Talib Leslie K. Taylor Chris D. Thomley Marilyn Tubb Michele & Rick Venick Larry & Quenta Vettel Kathy Viehe & Cindy Flowers Art & Barb Wachna Tom M. Wallace Lewis & Dana Walton Jannet Ward Dawn Watkins Jodi L. Webb Brad & Cheri White Victoria White Gary Willard Amanda N. Williams Jonathan O. Wilson Eileen Winn Robin D. Witeka James & Patricia Wynne Nicole Zimmerman Cheryl Zirger Lynne Zirkelbach

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UF Campaign for Charities Senior Leadership Society ($10,000 and above) Joe & Pat Alba Jeremy N. Foley David Guzick & Donna Giles Chris & Liz Janiszewski Bernie & Chris Machen Gary & Laura McGill Douglas E. & Pamela S. Soltis Platinum Division ($5,000–$9,999) Mark Andrew Fenster Jill & Keith Herndon Melinda Jeanne McAdams Stephen J. Pritz, Jr. & Patrice C. Moore Dr. Bryan & Mrs. Terry Weber Dr. Sno E. White Tim White & Mary Duryea Dr. Wolf Diamond Division ($2,500–$4,999) Jane & Steve Adams Henry & Susan Baker Doug & Macky Barrett William A. Bomberger Leslie D. Bram & Mark J. Flannery Carolyn & David Brown Amy & Lee Catledge Art & Katherine Edison Zina L. Evans Matthew & Regina Fajack Joe Glover Michael & Danette Good Dave & Laura Gruber Jonathan Hamilton James R. Leighton Robert & Lisa Jerry Douglas F. Johnson Charles & Maureen Wood Pramod & Seema Khargonekar Marian Limacher, MD & Tim Flynn, MD Dr. Michael E. Mahla Martin & Pamela McMahon Michele Newberry

Stephen J. Pearton & Cammy R. Abernathy Dr. Steven Roper Kayser Enneking & Mark Scarborough Lynda Tealer Patricia Telles-Irvin & Don Irvin Theresa & William Vernetson D D Warfield R. Stan Williams, MD Barbara & Charles Wingo

emerald Division ($1,500– $2,499) Patti & Jim Atchison Rod & Beverly Bartlett Dr. David G. Bloomquist Dr. Libby F. Brateman Sr. Aso. Dean Michael & Dr. Cheri Brodeur Kimberly Browne David & Susan Burchfield Dr. Dale F. Campbell Mary Kay Carodine Drs. Lawrence & Janet Caruso Dr. Arthur E. Clark Jr. Philip & Lynne Collis Debbie & Mike Conlon Alan & Nicole Cooke Curbow-Carlberg Family Sally & George Dawson Nancy & Dave Denslow Terri Dolan & Stan Given Prof. Ben M. Dunn Tony & Michele Dunn Mr. Larry J. Fowler Paul Gader & Libby Dunn Jason P. Goble Dr. & Mrs. Eugene Goldberg Paul & Maggie Gulig Melanie & Stephen Hagen Stephanie Hanson Jeff & Sarah Harrison Ann & Marc Heft Marion & Bruce Hoffmann Joel & Sherry Houston Julie Johnson Jeffrey & Debra Jones David & Cheryl Kays Brian & Elizabeth Keith

Judy King Jack & Sandy Kramer Amie Kreppel Lucinda Lavelli Dr. Pauline Lawrence & Dr. Carlton G. Davis John Leavey Joe & Lucille Little Daniel Logan, MD Richard & Rachel Lutz Ken Marx & Linda Hayward Niccie L. McKay Drs. William M. & Nancy P. Mendenhall Dan Miller Marcus & Lori Moore Linda Morgan Dr. Paul A. Mueller Dr. Rose M. Nealis Dr. June Nogle Donna & George O’Connor Judith & William Page Donald & Virginia Pemberton Bob & Lorie Primosch Bill & Judy Riffee Paul & Susan Robell Gail Sasnett-Stauffer & Dave Stauffer Debbie Scheuer & Howard Haeker Ruth & Mark Sherwood Dietmar Siemann Brad & Debra Staats Mr. Bruce K. Stechmiller Michael Stoufer Elaine & Colin Sumners Drs. John & Rita Sutherland Dan & Karen Talham Drs. Craig & Trish Tapley Dr. Kenneth B. Wagener Dr. Nancy Waldron Dr. Tim Wheeler & Dr. Janet Pappas Bruce C. Wheeler Edward & Kate Wilkinson Bob & Corinne Willits Edythe Zettler

Gold Division ($1,000–$1,499) Mavis Agbandje-McKenna Doug & Linda Archer Russell & Susan Armistead Michael Arnold

Sheri Austin Mr. Christopher Barnett Russell M. Bauer Sherry Benton Kenneth Berns Michael W. Binford Mr. John R. Bloom Dr. Michael V. Bowie Dave & Marie Brumbaugh Martha & Floyd Thompson & family Jane Anne Carey Mrs. Joy C. Carlson-Waters Anne & George Casella Frank & Jane Catalanotto Bonnie Cauthon Charlotte & Paul Chadik Jeff & Pam Chorlog Kirsten Cooke Stephen & Diane Craig Thomas & Nancy Dana Laura & Paul D’Anieri Rick & Judie Davidson Jeffrey Davis David & Jean Day Carmen Diana Deere Mr. Richard D. Delker Lawrence C. Dodd Steve Dorman Alan Dorsey & Jacqueline Johnson Matthew & Andria Doty Betty Dunckel Norbert & Kim Dunkel Mary Lou & Donald Eitzman Mr. & Mrs Duke Emerson Drs. Fonda Davis & John R. Eyler Thomas R. Fasulo Kevin L. Ferguson, M.D. Jim Ferrer Dr. Margaret U. Fields Dr. Norman G. Fitz-Coy Dr. Jeffrey R. Fitzsimmons Mr. William A. Fletcher Kelly D. Foote, MD Dr. Jose A. Fortes William A. Friedman Dr. Marcia Wayne Funderburk Ken & Melissa Gerhardt Micaela Gibbs Janice & Mark Gold Mr. Brian S. Gray

Dr. Michael & Mrs. Alee Gunderson Mary Ann Hagler Karen Karisse Hamilton Alice Harmon James & Diane Heaney Richard & Bobbi Henken Greg & Amanda Hodges Bette & Paul Holloway Alice E. Holmes Stuart E. Hoskins Margaret James Drs. William & Carol Ritzen Kem Dr. Charles J. Kibert Mr. & Mrs. Charles Koenig Dave & Judy Kratzer Philip Laipis Dr. Linda Lanier Dr. Alfred S. Lewin Yuqing Li Henri Logan Kathleen Ann Long & David Solomon Larry M. Lopez Greg McEachern Sue McGorray Mark W. Meisel & Anna-Lisa Paul David Meurer Dr. William J. Millard Bill & Jean Mitchell Ms. Patricia Moon Tapper Mr. Thomas O. Munyer Michael E. Nyland Brad O’Hara John T. Patterson Drs. Daniel & Rebecca Pauly Michael G. Perri Ed & Sharron Poppell Roger & Anne Portell Scott K. Powers Ann Progulske-Fox & William D. Fox Richard J. Rathe Mr. Curtis A. Reynolds Michael Riley Dorene & Jack Ross Meredeth Rowe Christopher Scuderi D.O. Dr. Constance L. Shehan Ms. Kerry N. Siebein


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Drs. Christopher & Isabel D. Silver Kim C. Simpson Paul Sindelar & Alyson Adams Karen M. Smith, M.D. Janis Smith Tina Smith & Ed Bonahue Patricia Snyder Venita Sposetti & Larry Rooks Dr. Arun Srivastava Keith & Sarah Stone Neil & Robyn Sullivan Bob & Adrienne Thieke Dr. Johannes J. van der Aa Deborah W. Vincent Drs. Kelli A. Komro & Alexander C. Wagenaar Carol J. Walker Linda & Adam Wendling Norris & Nancy Williams Laura A. Wilson John & Fran Wingard Mary & Mark Wise Ms. Marie Zeglen

silver Division ($750–$999) David Allred & Elizabeth Dudenhausen Chris Aytug Bala & Uma Balachandar Nina Barker Harold Barrand Laura Barton Rich & Denise Bennett Dr. B. Hudson Berrey, Jr. Christina & Neal Birmingham David C. Bloom Linda Bloom Mary B. Brown Mr. Peter A. Calamore Priscilla Caplan David E. & C. Jeanne Carlson Jacqueline Castagno, MD Bryan & Brandi Cooke James F. Corey Dr. Lauren & Matthew Daley Ms. Ann P. Daunic Dr. Laurie K. Davies Walter E. Drane William T. Driebe, MD & Family Paul & Margo Duncan Dr. J. Bert Flanegan Susan D. Gillespie Jesse & Barbara Gregory Ruth E. Harris John W. Harvey

Arthur F. Hebard Carol Hinton Michael M. Howell Marjorie A. Hoy Shehla Islam Doug & Sheila Jones Dr. Joe & Pam Joyce Carole Kimberlin Mr. Steven P. Kirn Dr. Anthony J. Ladd Mr. Thomas C. Ladun Dr. Lynn H. Leverty John & Lucia Madey Jeanna Mastrodicasa & Clay Sweger Wayne T. McCormack Ms. Katherine Mcdonald Michael & Rebecca McKee Silvia Menendez & Jeffrey Harman Brian & Cheryl Mikell Rebecca Martin Nagy Ranga Narayanan Mary Ann O’Daniel Dr. Victoria Emma Pagan-Wolpert Dr. & Mrs. David A. Paulus Dr. Michael & Renee Perfit Ms. Lila W. Pittman Isabelle Degremont & David Reitze B. E. Robinson Lori & Mark Robinson Harriet & Jeffrey Roth Judy Russell Desmond & Nadine Schatz & Family Beverly Sensbach Diana & Jeff Shamis Y. Peter Sheng Dr. Judith P. Shoaf Toby & Christine Shorey Dr. Susan B. Sinnott Elspeth Keller & Richard Snyder Dr. Karl J. Soderholm Mike Spranger & Karen Blyler Dr. David B. Tanner Arthur Teixeira & Marjorie St. John Leslie Paul Thiele Dr. Patrica A. Travis Anastasia Ulanowicz Dr. Stanislav Uryasev Dr. Varella Mr. Frank Varosi Larry & Quenta Vettel Dr. Peggy Wallace

David & Vangi Weiner Dr. Stanton K. Wesson

copper Division ($500–$749) Mr. Jerome Able Abi Adewumi Mrs. Kim P. Ahrens Miles Albertson Anne L. Allen Lori J. Altmann Ms. Mary J. Angelo Dr. Billy R. Appleton Wayne Archer Dr. Patrica T. Ashton Margaret Atherton Dr. Ikramuddin Aukhil Donald Duane Ault Dr. Paul R. Avery Derrick & Shelia Bacon Phillip & Jennifer Barkley Dr. James E. Barrett Kirby Barrick Dr. Robert Bates & Dr. Carol Stewart Bates Darren J. Baxley Kevin E. Behrns Mark A. Bergeron Christine A. Best The Charnas Family Neel & Anu Bhattacharyya Ms Kevin R. Bishop Scott & Jennifer Blades Dr. Gijsbertus Bosman Steven & Marcia Bourdon David & Susan Bowles Jesse & Pidge Boyles Dr. Jeffrey K. Brecht Jennifer Brindise Mrs. Yvonne B. Brinson Dr. H.J. Brockmann Judy Bousquet Broward Dr. Mark T. Brown Babette Brumback Diane Bruxvoort Ms. Dianne T. Bryant C. Michael & Deborah Bucci Dr. Jorg Bungert Jacob & Katharine Burks Becky Burleigh Dr. Robert & Ms. Andrea Burne Nancy Burns Robert & Margareth Buschbacher Cynthia & William Butler Linda C. Butson Brian D. Cain John Lowell Capinera

The Caruthers Family Norman Carvalho, MD Cathy Cavanaugh Christine D. Chase Jim “El Guapo” Chichester Denise Chichester Mr. Thomas L. Clanton Kenneth C. Cline Kathryn Clinefelter Jerry Alan Cohen, M.D. Susan B. Collingwood Mr. Matthew J. Collins Ms. Linda H. Collins Ms. Nancy L. Corbett Gwenda L. Creel Ms. Holly H. Creel Dan Cromer Susan Crowley Dr. John B. Dame Eddie Daniels Douglas D. Dankel II Dr. Matthew Dennis Bon Dewitt Larry & Colleen Di Matteo Dr. Richard B. Dickinson Dr. Pamela L. Dickrell Mingzhou Ding Ms. Grace L. Dixon Dr. Calogero Dolce Dr. William P. Duff Colleen Ebel Elias & Michele Eldayrie Mr. Dennis Hiltunen & Ms. Ageliki Elefteriadou Ms. Dorette Ellis Dorothy L. Etienne Dr. Richard L. Fearn Mr. Francis Ferguson Howie Ferguson & Family Ms. Beatriz S. Fernandez Ms. Alyson Craig Flournoy Bruce Floyd Ms. Susan S. Floyd Chris Forsmark John Freund Dr. Frederick J. Fricker Dr. Jason S. Fromm Dr. James N. Fry Paula & Greg Fussell Bill & Susan Gair Maria Gallo Sharon L. Gavin, M.D. Dr. Joseph P. Geunes Anthony W. Giardino Nancy & Maurice Giunta Susan Goffman & Bill Abrams Jim Gorske Wendy Graham

Karen & Jeff Grater Greg Gray Linda G. Green Dr. Cynthia Carlson Griffin Randall & Cavelle Grimes Dr. Marcio Guelmann & Dr. Ariela Notzer-Guelmann Maria Gutierrez Martin Dr. James W. Hall III Eileen Handberg Kimberly D. Hankerson Mr. Daniel P. Hanson Dr. Nancy S. Hardt Eloise M. Harman Charles J. Harris Ms. Alice M. Harris Dr. Faye V. Harrison John & Alanna Haven Mr. Richard C. Heipp Mr. William T. Heitman Mr. Rodger E. Hendricks Ms. Elaine M. Henjum Mr. John V. Hite George & Marilyn Hochmuth Susan Hodges Jeff & Kay Holcomb Rob & Angie Holland Dr. Linda L. Hon Rebecca M. Hoover Mr. Stephen C. Howard Donna Rowland Jodi Irving Ms. Eve M. Irwin Ms. Kelly M. Jackman Raymond Patrick Jacob Ms. Lisa Jefferson Dr. Richard D. Johnson Dr. Pierce H. Jones Dr. Michael E. Jubien Dr. Kevin P. Keating Ms. Shannon M. Kerwin Mr. Ronald J. Kirsch James Klausner Dr. Tatyana M. Koropeckyj-Cox Petia Kostadinova John H. Kranzler Dr. Pradeep Kumar Ms. Jan M. Large Ms. Elizabeth T. Lear Robyn LeBoeuf Lyrissa & Howard Lidsky Judith Lightsey L. Lilley Jim & Angela Lindner Barbara E. Lindsey Jill Lingard Earlene & Gary Lipowski

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Mrs. Susan C. Luther Bruce & Jeannette MacFadden William C. Mann Maurice R. Marshall, Jr. Kevin & Marlene Marshall Ghania Masri Albert R. Matheny & Jane E. Adair Cheryl May Heather McAuslane & Hans Alborn Ms. Amanda Jayne Mccrary Charles L. McDonald Ms. Leslie E. Mcelvey Mark & Julie McLellan Mr. Timothy E. Mclendon Jack & Sue Mecholsky Denis J. Mercier Mr. Edmund P. Miller Jon & Beth Mills Michael & Jeannene Mironack Julia L. Mitchell Ms. Kelly S. Mitchell Martha Monroe & Tom Harris Myra F. Morgan Ms. Jessica E. Mrozinske Jillian Munoz Ms. Amy S. Murphy Dr. Larry C. Muszynski Obrene & Annie Newman Stephanie & Chris Nielsen Dr. Susan Nimmo Ms. Audrey Ann Nowicki Louise & David Okken Bernard & Eileen Oliver Stacey Oliver Linda Orfield Craig W. Osenberg Debbie Otero Dr. Allen R. Overman Donna M. Parker, M.D. Sharvari & Praveen Pathak Mr. Dipanwita Pati Mr. John Chris Patrick Jr. Mary Peoples-Sheps Elisabete & Roberto Pereira Fabian Perez Dr. Anna Peterson Mrs. Janet A. Plumley Ms. Julia D. Porter-Roberts Norman E. & Margaret B. Portillo Mr. John P. Powell Jr. Lou Powers Robin E. Poynor Beckie Preston Kenneth H. Rand Konda R. Reddy

Roger Reep John Regenfuss Kellie Ritari Laura Robertson Mr. Harry P. Rockwell Jr. Daniel & Talia Rogers Dr. Kathleen A. Ryan Michael Sagas R. Matthew Sailors David & Becky Sammons Linda C. Sanchez Susan Schaffer John David Schert David J. Segura Angeline Sellung Randy E. Settle Dr. Elizabeth A. Shenkman Pierre Sikivie & C. Chennault Rodrigo C. Silva, MD Betsy Simpson Lynn & Andrea Sollenberger Harriet M. & Sam Stafford Keith & Linda Stanfill Mr. Randall A. Staples Gerald & Sara Stein Ruth L. Steiner Mr. Donald W. Stevenson Joyce Stewart Mark Taylor Nathaniel Terrell, Jr. Ms. Michelle D. Tillander Scott & Jill Tomar Dr. Gladys M. Torres M.D. Nayda Torres Dr. Donna M. Treloar Mr. Vladimir Vincek Wayne & Rhoda Wainwright Mr. Craig D. Warner Bart & Shirley Weitz Teresa & Joseph Welch Alan M. West Milton J. Wetherington Mary Ann Whitley Dr. Myra D. Williams Mr. Stephen V. Williams Dr. Joseph N. Wilson Nancy L. Winterbauer Andrew Wolpert Roger Wray DDS Samuel S. Wu Shen-Ling Xia Anthony T. Yachnis Dr. Lijun Yang Eric Young Tania Zuluaga Toro

Brad and Marta Pollitt United Way donors for more than 20 years

“Gainesville is such a caring place; it has many organizations that offer support for its people; and sometimes it is hard to know how best to support our community organizations. United Way of North Central Florida is the only organization that can see the big picture of needs in the community and ensures all of these pillars of the community are reinforced where needed, and bound together into a foundation to build upon. Contributing through United Way is an easy and meaningful way to support our community in a very productive and effective manner. We all want to help—United Way of North Central Florida allows us to do that for the most impact where it is most needed.”


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Without the ongoing support of our Academy Sponsors, our signature donor events – aimed to improve Education, Income, and Health – would not be possible.

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2011-2012 sponsors Event Sponsors:

A special thanks to our academy sponsors Academy Sponsors provided ongoing support of $10,000 or more last year to help United Way underwrite its signature donor events. We thank AvMed, Cox and Publix for their support during the inaugural year of our Academy Sponsorship Program.

Edward Jones Gateway Bank James Moore & Co.

Loaned Executive Sponsors: Bank of America Publix

VITA Sponsors: BBVA Compass Wells Fargo

In-Kind Sponsors:

United Way of North Central Florida welcomes two additional Academy Sponsors in 2012:

98.5 KTK Corks and Colors Fun4Gator Kids Gainesville Ice The Gainesville Sun Giggle Magazine GTN News Miller Lite O2B Kids Pepsi Subway SunBelt Moving & Delivery Co. WRUF

ď ľ ADVOCATE: Champion a cause; raise awareness of a cause; be informed; engage with your community; tell the United Way story.


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FINANCIAL POSITION ASSETS Cash & Investments Campaign Pledge Receivable, net Other Assets Land, Building and Equipment

1,242,595 1,438,318 23,904 360,281



LIABILITIES Accounts Payable Designations Payable Deferred Revenue

128,966 846,228 83,758







PUBLIC SUPPORT AND REVENUES PUBLIC SUPPORT: Public Support, Net 3,450,856 Agency Transaction (1,297,407) Provision for Uncollectible (121,167) OTHER PUBLIC SUPPORT Community Impact Grants 131,557 Sponsorships 33,366 In-Kind 30,486 OTHER REVENUE Investment Income, Administrative Fees & Other Total Support And Revenues

172,692 2,400,384

ALLOCATIONS AND EXPENSES PROGRAM SERVICES: Agency Allocations Grant Payments Functional Expenses

940,000 97,779 711,152

SUPPORT SERVICES: Management and General 258,257 Fundraising 572,721 Total Allocations & Expenses


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3% 3%


n 57% – United Way Workplace & Residential Campaigns n 27% – University of Florida Community Campaign n 2% – Florida State Employees’ Charitable Campaign n 3% – Grants n 3% – Sponsorships and Special Events


n 7% – Investment Income & Other

57% 3% 32%

MONEY RAISED $3,819,011


n 32% – Gifts directed by Donors to more than 700 local agencies (Designations) n 20% – Programs & Services (2-1-1, FamilyWize®, VITA) n 24% – United Way Volunteers Invest in Local Programs (Allocations to Community Programs & Success By 6)


MONEY InVESTED* $3,998,484


n 21% – Fundraising and Management & General Expenses n 3% – Uncollectibles

*B  ecause the financial resources were still not at the levels desired for the Community Investment Fund, the United Way of North Central Florida Board of Directors made the decision to take $140,000 from reserves to augment the Community Investment Fund and provide additional donor communication and development activities.

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Leadership Team Debbie Mason, President & CEO Dana Clayton, VP, Resource Development Kim Faenza, Director, Communications & Marketing Rhonda Johnson, Director of Operations Nikki Wagner, Development Director, Leadership & Affinity Groups Amy Bell, Community Impact Manager, Education

Barbara Brady, Check and Connect Specialist Sarah Coulson, Communications Specialist Allison DiGioia, AmeriCorps VISTA Bob Guerriere, Resource Development Manager Christine Henderson, AmeriCorps VISTA

volunteers Executive Committee Carolyn Lukert, Board Chair, Center for Dementia Education Matt Fajack, Vice Chair, University of Florida Kenneth Kurdziel, Finance Chair, James Moore & Company Quenta Vettel, APR, Communications Chair, University of Florida Dennis Gies, Member-At-Large, Community Volunteer Ester Tibbs, Member-At-Large, Community Volunteer

Board of Directors Kay Ayers, AvMed Harbin Bolton, Cox Communications Ed Bonahue, Santa Fe College Rob Chapman, Publix

Bill Gair, University of Florida Sam Goforth, Wells Fargo Josh Greenberg, Grooveshark Robert Hunzinger, Gainesville Regional Utilities Tony Jones, Gainesville Police Department Keith Koford, RTI Biologics Hershel Lyons, Alachua County Public Schools Ken McGurn, McGurn Investments Ed Poppell, UF Development Corporation Melanie Ross, UF & Shands Andy Sherrard, O2B Kids Patricia Snyder, University of Florida Adrian Taylor, Springhill Missionary Baptist Church Brad White, SunTrust, N.A. Jenna White, Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

Annetta McCloud, Check and Connect Specialist Ashley Williams, RSVP Project Coordinator Patrick Wright, Check and Connect Specialist

their United Way story Ms. Williams


Ms. Williams, a single mother of three children works full time and goes to school. She reached out to the Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County, a United Way Community Impact Partner, to help care for her three children after school. Ms. Williams’ children have been active members of the NW Boys & Girls Club for the past four years and she is a regular volunteer.

Danielle called 2-1-1 to secure child care for her two-yearold daughter through the Early Learning Coalition. The ELC saved Danielle hundreds of dollars per month on reduced-cost child care for her daughter.

“Volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club is the least I can do. You just do not have any idea what the Boys & Girls Club means to my family. They have been there for us during my hard times. God sent them to us as a blessing that I never take for granted.”

Jennifer Jennifer reached out to 2-1-1 after her grandmother passed away. While her grandmother was sick, Jennifer quit her job to care of her. Because of this sacrifice, Jennifer’s family needed help paying rent and monthly bills.

“The person on the other end of the phone made me feel like everything was going to be OK. I told my husband that I think United Way has angels answering their phones because my mood was instantly changed and I knew we would receive the help we needed. You never know when you are going to need help and 2-1-1 will be there for you.”

“If 2-1-1 was not available to help me, my child would not be able to go to a reduced-cost childcare facility and I would not be able to have a job or further my education.”

Anthony Clarizio Senior Director ElderCare of Alachua County Anthony’s team operates the Meals on Wheels program, supported by United Way of North Central Florida. This program provides meal sites and home-delivered meals to seniors. Each meal meets one-third of the required daily allowance for the senior age group. “United Way of North Central Florida is so important to seniors because the money we receive helps us bring in additional dollars to the community through a 10:1 match so we can feed more chronically-hungry seniors.”

The programs of United Way of North Central Florida impact everyone in our community From infants to seniors. with your help, United Way is making a measurable difference.

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2011-2012 United Way of North Central Florida Annual Report  

2011-12 United Way of North Central Florida Annual Report

2011-2012 United Way of North Central Florida Annual Report  

2011-12 United Way of North Central Florida Annual Report