ADVANCING EDUCATION INCOME AND HEALTH
SHAPING THE FUTURE 2013 Annual Report
GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER.
Investing in children yields returns for all of us.
Changing the Odds: Cradle to Career
Achieving a Milestone for Success
Shaping the Future
Building Family Networks
Preparing for Kindergarten
Providing a Network to Meet Needs
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Reporting Financial Outcomes
Ensuring Accountability and Trust
LIVE UNITED: One Team
Focusing on Education, Income and Health
Thanking our Volunteer Leaders
7 COUNTIES SERVED
WITH A SHARED COMMITMENT
BY METRO UNITED WAY
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
FROM CRADLE TO CAREER
CHANGING THE ODDS: 2013-2014 LAST YEAR, IN OUR
COMMUNITY IN 2013, METRO UNITED WAY WORKED TOGETHER WITH
More than children received quality child care
1,105 organizations and 58,424 donors gave $27.6 million
youth benefitted from quality outof-school time programs and services
More than families participated in the Ages & Stages Questionnaires Program
over people received assistance to meet their basic needs
139,000 volunteers contributed over 473,981 hours
71,764 calls received through 2-1-1 and 97,138 referrals
of community service valued at
made to local community resources
SHAPING THE FUTURE. CHANGING THE ODDS.
To Our Community: Community focused, volunteer run, and driven to shape our future by changing the odds for our kids: for decades, Metro United Way has focused on solving community problems and that will never change. What has changed is how we help solve those problems; today we work more strategically with more partners to bring more people together to focus much more deeply on root causes of social problems. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when a neighborhood turns around, when families have good health and when workers have solid jobs. At Metro United Way, our vision is a community whose people achieve their fullest potential through education, financial stability and healthy lives – the building blocks for a good quality of life. And today’s reality in our community is this:
47% of our children are not ready to learn when they enter kindergarten; 32% of 3rd graders can’t read at grade level
1 in 4 high school students will not graduate on time and almost 1200 in our community will drop out this year
Over 70,000 people request assistance from Metro United Way’s 2-1-1 referral service annually, many for the first time
to significant, lasting change. And we know that when individuals are unable to meet their immediate needs, it is more difficult to focus on long-term goals such as employment, housing or education…and that’s why we’ll continue to help individuals get back on their feet and on the road to self-reliance. We’re proud of all that we’ve been able to achieve in our long history of service, and we are excited about our community’s future. What can you do to help? Demonstrate your support for our kids with your generosity to Metro United Way. Volunteer – maybe by reading, tutoring or mentoring a child. Raise your voice and be heard as an advocate for education initiatives. If we are serious about reducing poverty, achieving greater equity and social stability, and increasing economic growth for our community, investing in our children is imperative. Join us and Live United.
Studies show that quality education leads to better income and a healthier life. The human price, as well as the economic impact, is staggering when children don’t succeed in school. And the entire community pays that price. To have strong and productive communities, to develop a skilled workforce, to compete in the global economy and so on, we have to focus our energies on those areas that will lead
President & CEO, Metro United Way
Joseph L. Brown, CPA
Partner, Rodefer Moss & Co., Board of Directors Chair, Metro United Way
Not Met Benchmark
Total # Zip Code
63% to 77% Ready
Above 77% Ready
Jefferson County Public Schools 2013 Students Meeting Benchmark in Kindergarten Readiness By Zip Code
2014 JCPS Brigance Data Below 43% Ready 43% to 53% Ready 53% to 64% Ready
Chestnut Street YMCA Child Development Center
Keystone Learning Academy 40242
St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education 40211
40210 40208 40217
Southwest YMCA Child Development Center
Excellence Academy locations
PREPARING FOR KINDERGARTEN In Kentucky, school readiness means that a child enters school ready to engage in and benefit from early learning experiences that best promote the child’s success. Families, early care and education providers, school staff and community partners must work together to provide environments and developmental experiences that promote growth and learning to ensure that all children in Kentucky enter school eager and excited to learn. This community of connected people – all people – united to make a difference for the benefit of all is at the heart of what Metro United Way represents.
Over 100,000 children ages six years old and younger live in the area served by Metro United Way, and sadly, recent data shows that as few as 35% of incoming kindergarteners are ready to learn.
Research shows that children who start out behind, tend to stay behind. In fact, nearly 2/3 of students who reach 4th grade without proficient reading skills end up on welfare or in prison. This is simply unacceptable, and it drives our belief that we need to work together to get better results given the harsh realities facing many of our kids and families. Today Metro United Way stands at a unique threshold of opportunity for our community; our Mayor has chosen us to be the community-wide convener in transforming Early Care and Education, based on our significant work in early childhood education over the past few years and including our most recent achievements in our Excellence Academy early learning centers. The benefit of kindergarten readiness includes raising lifetime wages and reducing the likelihood that children will drop out of school. That’s why our efforts with our Excellence Academy program are so important; we’re strengthening the skills of preschool teachers, improving classroom environments and teaching kids to love learning.
Substantial evidence shows that early education makes a critical difference for at-risk children. Studies have
found that a dollar invested in early development returns up to $17 as a result of higher education attainment. However we look at it, to invest in a child today is to invest in our common future: the world of tomorrow will inherit the children of today.
According to the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood, the five developmental areas for school readiness are: • Approaches to learning • Health and physical well being • Language and communication development • Social and emotional development • Cognitive and general knowledge
Total Provider Sites
Total Children Served
2013 School Aged Youth (5-17) Served by OST Programs in Jefferson County by Zip Code*
2-1-1 LOUISVILLE LINKED HELP REFERRAL Usage by Level 60% 50% 40%
Louisville Linked Usage
*Includes data from FRYSC Report and Louisville Linked Online Jefferson County Public Schools CES and Data Management. RR.DD.jv.lj. 7.5.1414
Types of Needs Reported 2013-14
Basic Needs Academic Interventions *The numbers for each zip code reflect the number of OST sites located in that zip code and the number of youth who live in the zip code who participated in a MUW funded OST program. Youth in the zip code may have participated in a program outside of that zip code.
Health Fostering Resiliency
ACHIEVING A MILESTONE FOR SUCCESS Education is the foundation for a child’s success in work and life, and high school graduation is a major milestone toward achieving that success. In fact, high school dropouts are four times more likely to be unemployed as those who have completed four or more years of college; sadly, only 3/4 of students nationally graduate on time and the statistics are similar for our region. Metro United Way is committed to ensuring that students all across our community graduate high school in order to succeed, and we are leading the way through our key partnerships to create a premier out-of-school time (OST) system that advances our children’s learning outside of the classroom. The BLOCS OST Coordinating Council is a community partnership – founded by Metro
United Way, JCPS and Louisville Metro Government – that works to bridge in-school and out-of-school time while demonstrating OST is a fundamental support in improving education outcomes. Quality OST programs are universally recognized as a critical tool to help students graduate on time, contributing to key performance indicators including attendance, engagement in learning, test scores and grades.
In fact, youth who attend OST programs are 12% less likely to drop out of school in comparison to their peers who don’t participate. Last
year, the Council’s efforts helped over 32,000 youth access high-quality OST programs that encourage them to stay in school, remain on grade level and graduate. Metro United Way works to help build a system that supports increased quality of and access to OST programs, improve the quality of MUW-funded OST programs and participate in and support the community’s Education Pipeline initiatives. In a new partnership, Metro United Way joins JCPS and Louisville Linked to help
children get what they need outside of school to be successful in the classroom. Students only spend 9% of their lives in school, so it’s important to make every minute count. And when students are struggling with mental health, emotional and behavioral problems, they may not want or be able to process and engage in instruction during school hours. Metro United Way’s 2-1-1 help referral service offers a resource for educators – Louisville Linked – to help JCPS students remove barriers to learning by linking them with partners to help them; over 31,000 students have been “linked” to help meet their needs.
The economic impact of children’s successful high school graduation is staggering: on average, Kentucky high school dropouts earn about $7,800 less each year than someone with a diploma. In fact, if the high school students who dropped out of the class of 2011 nationally had graduated, the nation’s economy would have benefited from the nearly $154 billion in additional income over the course of their lifetimes.
AGES & STAGES QUESTIONNAIRES
Third Edition Results (from June 2009 – August 2014) 70% 60%
50% 40% 30% 20%
% 17% 19
Community Wide Outreach
Zip Codes 40203, 40210, 40212
Typical: The child’s score indicates his/her development is on track at this time. Monitor: The child’s score is 1.0-2.0 standard deviations from the mean and indicates that his/her development should be monitored further over time through periodic screenings. Refer: The child’s score is 2.0+ standard deviations from the mean and the family is provided with information to access further evaluation from a community agency.
Age range of children whose families complete the Ages & Stages Questionnaires 60-66 Months
ASQ Results by County
9-12 Months 12-24 Months
Rate of Return
BUILDING FAMILY NETWORKS At Metro United Way, we know that when families and neighborhoods engage in education, our kids are better prepared for school, have higher academic achievement, better social skills and increased likelihood of high school graduation. Family engagement is a shared responsibility among schools and community organizations and it’s continuous through a child’s life – from birth to adulthood. The most effective family engagement spans across and reinforces learning in the multiple settings where children learn, not just in school.
The earlier in a child’s educational process parent involvement begins, the more powerful the effect. Families are critically important in the early stages of a child’s life, especially in their roles to:
• Understand they are their child’s first teacher, nurturing and stimulating their child’s development • Provide safe and financially stable homes • Build wellness awareness including nutrition and exercise, and • Access information on how to advocate for their child’s learning and development. Today, Metro United Way works in low-income neighborhoods with parents and caregivers to build support networks of participants that share a passion for children and learning. Led by a volunteer “parent advocate” who represents Metro United Way’s focus on the building blocks for a good quality of life – education, financial stability and health – while respecting the families’ needs and interests in these communities, these groups engage families through a variety of activities together designed to provide consistent interaction, learning opportunities, family-centered events and more. This is important, in part, because school activities to develop and maintain partnerships with families decline with each grade level and drop dramatically at the transition to middle grades.
Families whose children are doing well in school often exhibit the following characteristics: • • • • • •
Establish a daily family routine Monitor out-of-school activities Model the value of learning, self- discipline, and hard work Express high but realistic expectations for achievement Encourage children’s development/ progress in school Encourage reading, writing and discussion among family members
Parents and caregivers often initially get involved in their child’s development through Metro United Way’s Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ). By enrolling in this program
and completing the series of questionnaires, parents help their children learn and grow as much as possible during the crucial early years, and also give them a boost that will make a difference from kindergarten to career. This program offers confidential support and resources to help improve outcomes, especially for children who may be behind. It’s quick, easy and free to gain access to these through Metro United Way.
Metro United Way
75,565 People found
TOP FIVE NEEDS REQUEST
the help they need
Information and Referral Lines
Calls for information answered
2-1-1 online searches completed
made to local community resources Food Pantries
Utility Service Payment Assistance
16,219 Rent Payment Assistance
2-1-1 CALLER PROFILE Women Men Unknown Age Range Average
All results are from July 1, 2013 â€“ June 30, 2014
76% 19% 5% 11-102 49
PROVIDING A NETWORK TO MEET NEEDS For decades, Metro United Way has focused on solving community problems. With nearly 100 years of service, we have worked to advance the common good in our community by creating opportunities for a better life for all by providing a network of services for people’s most basic needs of food, shelter, health and safety. Basic need services are critical to getting people back on their feet and on the road to self-reliance. Metro United Way sees how interconnected we all are in our community and we know that the ultimate measure of our success is in the ways we impact the quality of life for all of us. Serving core and
basic needs includes our work to support a strong network of services that address the basic needs
seniors; this network touches 1 in 3 in our community every year. In part, our efforts to improve lives includes our work to: • Provide access to information and referral through our 2-1-1 help line, answering nearly 72,000 calls for assistance last year, 7% more than prior year. Our 2-1-1
service is available in nine counties in Kentucky and an additional three counties in Indiana; today this partner network of resources supports growing community needs such as educational initiatives (Louisville Linked, Destination Degrees and JCPS summer programs), increased
COUNTIES SERVED: Clark (IN)
numbers of senior citizens as well as those of transitioning Veterans, and continued fluctuations in employment rates. • Serve as the volunteer backbone and proud partner for the Mayor’s Give a Day week of volunteer service, coordinating over 144,000 acts of compassion during this period that demonstrates the caring, compassionate nature of our community, how interdependent we all are and how powerful we can be when we come together. We also support other services that help ensure everyone has the opportunity for a better life because we all want to make our community stronger. In the end, we will reach our mutual goals by working together – by working with dozens of service organizations and community leaders, hundreds of companies and thousands of citizens all across our community. We are a trusted partner across sectors, we recruit people to the cause, get commitments for actions and connect expertise and systems with the resources that get things done for longterm, sustainable change.
of young children, families and our
STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION
STATEMENTS OF ACTIVITIES Metro United Way
Metro United Way April 30, 2014 and 2013 ASSETS Cash and Cash Equivalents Investments
Pledges Receivable, Net of Allowance for Uncollectible Pledges Other Receivables and Prepaid expenses Land, Building, and Equipment, Net Assets Held for Custodian Funds Investments Held by Others Total Assets
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS Allocations Payable
Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses
Grant Funds Payable
Pension Liability Amounts Due Custodian Funds Total Liabilities
NET ASSETS Unrestricted Invested in Land, Building and Equipment
Total Net Assets Total Liabilities and Net Assets
Years Ended April 30, 2014 and 2013
April 30, 2014
April 30, 2013
2013 (2012) campaign: Total 2013 (2012) campaign results Donor designations Total 2013 (2012) campaign contributions
$26,462,448 (5,583,887) $20,878,561
$27,660,108 (6,723,441) $20,936,667
Revenues, gains, and other support: Total campaigns Legacies and Bequests Grant and Other Incomes Total public support
$21,630,473 500 270,152 21,901,125
$20,897,861 261,395 2,891,258 24,050,514
197,095 39,548 408,808 102,359 268,620 22,917,555
109,839 42,950 431,849 88,695 283,010 25,006,857
17,653,537 (5,583,887) 12,069,650
19,888,266 (6,723,441) 13,164,825
5,664,763 3,036,716 1,800,220 22,571,349
5,620,173 2,976,493 1,706,465 23,467,956
1,290,638 (16,990) 38,867 1,312,515
(82,288) 792,094 269,263 979,069
Investment income Rental income Realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments Appreciation (depreciation) of investments held by others Other fees and miscellaneous sales Total revenues, gains and other support Allocations and other functional expenses: Gross allocations to agencies and partners Less donor designations Net allocations to agencies and partners Programs/community services Fund raising Management and general Total allocations and other functional expenses Pension related changes other than net periodic pension costs Change in net assets: Unrestricted Temporarily Restricted Permanently Restricted Total change in net assets Net assets at beginning of period Net assets at end of period
ACCOUNTABILITY CHECKLIST Transparency All supporters, partners and others have access to Metro United Way documents on our website at metrounitedway.org including:
• Our mission and how we accomplish it • Summary of annual audited financials • IRS tax return (Form 990) • Annual Report • Board of Directors roster • Partner listing
Volunteer-Led Organizational Self-Assessment Every three years, Metro United Way evaluates organizational performance by conducting a volunteer-led self-assessment. The last organizational selfassessment was conducted in fall, 2011. Our complete audited financial statement can be found on Guidestar.
Does Metro United Way have an active Board of Directors comprised of citizen leaders that meets regularly? • Yes No The Board is comprised of 32 local community leaders representing business, government and other sectors. Does the Board of Directors review and approve the annual budget and monthly financial statements? • Yes No The annual budget and monthly financial statements are approved by the Board following thorough review by the Finance Committee. Does Metro United Way have a Finance Committee? • Yes No The Finance Committee is comprised of financial and business experts. Does the Board of Directors review and approve the annual independent audit report as well as the auditor’s management letter comments? • Yes No The annual audit is approved by the Board following thorough review by the Finance Committee and the Executive Committee. Does the Board of Directors review its bylaws and governance documents at least once every three years? • Yes No Does Metro United Way have additional oversight committees? • Yes No Finance Committee, Human Resources Committee, Investment Committee and Community Impact Cabinet.
Does Metro United Way have ethics and conflict of interest policies? • Yes No The Board members and staff are required to sign a Code of Ethics and a Conflict of Interest Statement annually. Does Metro United Way adhere to an investment policy approved by the Board of Directors? • Yes No Does Metro United Way have a diversity and inclusion policy? • Yes No Does Metro United Way have a “whistleblower” policy? • Yes No Is the CEO’s performance and compensation reviewed and approved? • Yes No The Board Chair heads a five person committee that reviews the CEO’s performance and recommends a salary adjustment. The full Board then approves the CEO’s salary adjustment. Is the senior management team’s performance and compensation reviewed and approved? • Yes No The CEO conducts annual performance appraisals of the senior management team. These appraisals, along with compensation levels of the senior management team, are reviewed and ratified by the CEO. The Board of Directors and Executive Committee approve the salary adjustment “pool” that is distributed to staff.
Does Metro United Way post its annual independent audit summary, annual IRS tax return (Form 990) and its current IRS tax exempt determination letter on its website? • Yes No Available for download. Has Metro United Way established written human resources, accounting, use of assets, pledge processing and internal control policies? • Yes No All policies are systematically reviewed and updated. Does Metro United Way have a written Donor Bill of Rights? • Yes No A copy of the policy is available on the website. Does Metro United Way prohibit providing donor information to third parties? • Yes No Does Metro United Way have adequate insurance coverage? • Yes No Does Metro United Way have a Board-approved business expense reimbursement policy? • Yes No Does the Board or their delegates review and approve all funding decisions? • Yes No
THANKING OUR VOLUNTEER LEADERS With sincere gratitude for their contributions of time, talent and treasure, we recognize our volunteer leadership, including our Board of Directors:
Mr. Joseph L. Brown, Chair Rodefer Moss & Co. Mr. Joseph P. Tolan, President & Secretary Metro United Way Mr. Barry R. Pennybaker, Treasurer Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP MEMBERS
Mr. J. Barry Barker Transit Authority of River City Mr. Jeffrey A. Been Legal Aid Society, Inc. Mrs. Marsha Biven Baptist Health LaGrange Mr. Kent Blake LG&E and KU Energy LLC Mr. Christopher L. Bottorff Centra Credit Union Mr. David M. Bowling Citizens Union Bank - Shelby County Campbell Boyer Boyer Consulting Group
Mr. Robert W. Bracy Greater Louisville Central Labor Council
Mr. Alan D. Shepard First Savings Bank Clark County
Mr. Christopher S. Burnside Frost Brown Todd LLC
Mr. Tim Snavely BKD, LLP
Dr. Julie Temes Ellis KentuckyOne Health
Mr. Joel Stone Fifth Third Bank, Kentucky, Inc.
Ms. Christine A. Harbeson Hope Southern Indiana
Dr. William D. Stout University of Louisville
Mr. Chris Hermann LG&E and KU Energy LLC
Mr. Justin M. Suer Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
Ms. Lynn Howard Louisville Metro Government
Dr. Robert L. Taylor The Oliver Group
Ms. Joni Jenkins Jefferson Community & Technical College
Ms. Pattie Dale Tye Humana Inc.
Mr. Thomas Johnson Norton Healthcare
Mr. Vincent Walker Chase
Ms. Beverly Keepers Spalding University
Ms. Anne S. Wilhelmus Community Volunteer
Ms. Gail Lyttle Fifth Third Bank, Kentucky, Inc.
Ms. Deborah B. Williams PNC
Mrs. Jane C. Morreau Brown-Forman Corporation Dr. Anthony L. Newberry Jefferson Community & Technical College
Thank you to Metro United Wayâ€™s dedicated and talented staff who Live United every day.
SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM
Joe Tolan President & CEO
Gil Betz Chief Strategy Officer
Sam Johnson, Jr.
Phillip Bond VP & CFO
Mary Gwynne Dougherty VP, Human Resources
Glen Powell Erica Price
Maggie Elder VP, Community Building
Mary Grissom Engagement Initiatives Director
Carmen Hickerson Principal Gifts Officer Betsy Paulley VP, Marketing, Communications and Engagement Joe Phelps VP, Labor Services
Emily Sprawls Donna Wooten STRATEGIC INITIATIVES
Julie Bowie Kimberly Broecker Mia Cooper Kofi Darku TJ Delahanty
CENTRAL SERVICES & TECHNOLOGY
Ed Post Dennis Renschler John Sands
Tonya Schweitzer Katherine Smith
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Jill McNatt Melody Murphy
Terry Stinnett ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVES
Nikki Johnson Aleksandra Jozic Mary Sullivan Daryle Unseld, Jr.
Success in school is the cornerstone of individual and community success. But with more than 1.2 million children dropping out nationally each year, America faces an education crisis. The cost? More than $312 billion in lost wages, taxes and productivity over their lifetimes. These trends are reversible, but only when communities and public, private and nonprofit sectors work together.
BUILDING BLOCKS FOR SUCCESS Education, financial stability and health are the building blocks for a better life and a stronger community. Remove any one, and the other two topple. Build them all up, and we have a strong foundation for collective success.
The challenge of improving graduation rates goes beyond our schools.
Parents with good jobs are able to provide adequate healthcare for their families, and kids are more likely to succeed in school if they’re healthy and well-fed when they enter the classroom.
e om Increasing individual and family financial security
Preparing children to enter and graduate from school
Increasing access to health care, nutrition and healthy environments
That’s why we focus on these Community Aspirations: • All children enter kindergarten ready to learn • All youth complete high school on time prepared for college, work, and life • Parents and caregivers have the knowledge, skill and abilities to maintain family stability and help their children succeed • We sustain a compassionate network of services that address basic needs.
To reach our goal, we need your help. We invite you to give,
to advocate, or to volunteer – only by working together can we help every child unlock their full potential and empower the workforce of tomorrow. Join us and LIVE UNITED.
If we are serious about reducing poverty, achieving greater equity and social stability and increasing economic growth, investing in children is imperative.
ADVANCING EDUCATION INCOME AND HEALTH
OUR MISSION Improve lives and our community by engaging people to give, advocate and volunteer.
OUR VISION A community whose people achieve their fullest potential through education, financial stability and healthy lives.
LIVE YOUR DAY UNITED
GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER.