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With your help we are creating a better community for all by: • Investing in quality programs and services that provide a safety net to over 130,000 people in the community annually. • Leading initiatives aimed at creating lasting solutions to our community’s most pressing needs. • Mobilizing nonprofit, government, corporate and community partners to work together on efforts that address tomorrow’s problems... today.




CHAIRMAN: Terrance McWilliams El Pomar Foundation

MEMBERS: Jay Alexander Agilent Technologies Vic Andrews USAF/USAA (Ret.) Kathleen Boe Boecore Liz Cobb ERA Shields Real Estate Jerome Forte Colorado Springs Utilities Kent Fortune USAA Nicholas Gledich Colorado Springs School District 11 William Hodgkins Boeing Tim Mason AXA Advisors Kimberly McKay BKD, LLP

On June 8th, Pikes Peak United Way celebrated 90 years of serving our community. Fifteen days later, on June 23rd, the Waldo Canyon Fire – the most devastating fire in Colorado history – changed all our lives. As our community leaped into action and joined forces to assist in any way possible, so too did Pikes Peak United Way and its Partner Agencies. Our 2-1-1 community specialists took over 6,500 calls the first week alone, connecting those in need with the resources they required and freeing up 911 to address more life threatening situations. In addition, our Partner Agencies immediately provided emergency safety net services – many of them life essential. Additionally, the El Pomar Foundation generously initiated and then selected Pikes Peak United Way to administer the Waldo Canyon Fire Assistance Fund. Thanks to the generosity of some 3,700 donors from 42 states and two countries, more than $933,000 has been raised and is currently being awarded to organizations directly serving El Paso and Teller County residents impacted by the fire. If ever you wanted to see what LIVE UNITED is all about, the community’s Waldo Canyon Fire effort embodies the LIVE UNITED spirit. Pikes Peak United Way is thankful for your support; proud of our legacy of stewardship, accountability, transparency, and impact; and, most important, confident that together we can continue to build a community that is measurably better for all our neighbors.

Paula Miller Pikes Peak Library District Carm Moceri Community Leader Gary Peacock Walmart Stores, Inc. Jill Tiefenthaler Colorado College Barb Winter Ent Federal Credit Union

Terrance McWilliams Chairman, Board of Trustees

JD Dallager President and CEO


2-1-1 INFORMATION AND REFERRAL is a free, confidential service connecting people in need

of health and human services with the resources they require, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. By directing people to the proper resources and preparing them for their visit, 2-1-1 assists in more connectivity and decreases frustrations to individuals already in crisis. Last year, 2-1-1 provided life changing information and referrals to 28,336 residents. More than half of those callers were first-time users of the service. Reaching out to our neighbors in Eastern El Paso County, 2-1-1 also entered into a partnership this year with the Calhan Community Outreach Coalition to increase health and human services referral into the rural outlying areas. Additionally, it continues to work with the Area Agencies on Aging and the Emergency Evacuation Registry to support older adults and individuals with disabilities through its ARCH program and its relationship with the Office of Emergency Management.

SUCCESS BY 6 operates on the belief that every child in our community should be prepared to

succeed when he/she starts school. To that end, Pikes Peak United Way’s Success By 6 program provides the structure necessary to encourage individuals and organizations to work together for the betterment of our children. This spring, after narrowing our focus to Early Learning and Literacy, as well as Parent Education and Home Visitation programs in the geographic areas of Harrison School District 2 and Colorado Springs School District 11 (where our most impoverished children and families live), 13 programs were allocated a total of $510,000 per year for a two-year period to help impact the newly specified areas of importance.

The COMMUNITY INFORMATION SYSTEMS program continues to manage a computerized data collection application designed to capture information of program and service needs of adults and children at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Without this program, our community would forfeit over $5 million annually in city, state and federal funding.

The fifth QUALITY OF LIFE INDICATORS report was released in September of 2011, providing local residents and leaders of the Pikes Peak region with quantitative measures of the quality of life in our community. Three themes were identified as significant: the local economy’s impact on the region, the need for increased infill and development, and the need for continued conversations and collaborations between community entities to address and solve social issues such as drug abuse, suicide rates, and child and elder abuse.

Pikes Peak United Way’s VOLUNTEER CENTER remains the one-stop shop for volunteerism in the Pikes Peak region, encouraging professional development and promoting community service. The impact is mutually beneficial to the volunteers, nonprofits and corporate sector, as it fills the gap between the needs of the community and resources available to meet them. Last year, nearly 3,000 citizens contributed 24,681 hours of volunteer time to more than 100 community projects.


Large Company Division - Over 500 Employees USAA Wells Fargo Ent Federal Credit Union T. Rowe Price Associates FedEx

$507,566 $164,960 $147,604 $123,244 $114,890

Medium Company Division - 101-500 Employees Agilent Technologies El Paso Western Pipelines United Parcel Service Woodford Manufacturing Company CenturyLink

$172,521 $115,751 $90,436 $78,374 $56,655

Small Company Division - 100 Employees or Less Rampart Supply Nor’wood Limited, Inc. Neumann Systems Group Junior Achievement USA Black Hills Energy

$134,120 $115,286 $49,715 $46,450 $34,994

FINANCIAL OVERVIEW Funding Sources in FY 2011-2012 $6,336,640 Employee/Workforce: 63% Workplace Special Events: 2% Corporate Donations: 20% Individual Contributions: 15%

Campaign 83%

Grants 7%

Fiscal Agent/Sponsorships 10%

Expense Allocations in FY 2011-2012 $6,161,411 Colorado Springs Housing & Community Development: 79% Military Family Assistance Program: 14% El Pomar Emergency Fund: 6% Miscellaneous Sponsorships: 1%

Fiscal Agent/Sponsorships 8%

Donor Designations 30%

Community Programs 22%

Administration 7% 2-1-1 Information & Referral: 28% Community Information Systems: 25% Community Impact: 17% Success By 6: 8% Community Events: 5% Community Investment/Fund Allocations: 5% Quality of Life Indicators: 3% Volunteer Center: 3% Other: 6%

Partner Agencies: 48% Non-partner Agencies: 52%

Community Fund 24%

Fundraising 9% Safety Net Services: 66% Success By 6 Programs: 34%

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS • Despite the local economy continuing to set a slow pace for recovery, Pikes Peak United Way’s annual campaign revenue held steady at $5.6 million. Leaders in Giving, individuals who donate over $1,000 annually to Pikes Peak United Way, contributed $2.6 million towards the campaign, comprising 46% of the total. • $3.3 million was distributed to nonprofit agencies and programs. This includes donor-directed designations to specific agencies and funds allocated through the volunteerdriven Community Fund. • The Community Fund supports the programs and services of our 41 Partner Agencies and 5 Affiliates. Examples include providing food to hungry families, shelter to the homeless, heat for impoverished seniors living alone, healthcare to pregnant women, mentoring to youth, and child care and early education for economically disadvantaged families. These programs provide a hand up – not a hand out – to help individuals and families to become self-sufficient. • Administrative and fundraising costs continued to be significantly underwritten by the generosity of nearly three dozen corporations and foundations via our Cornerstone program, ensuring that donor contributions go directly to programs and services, not overhead costs. • Total income from all funding sources was $6,336,640; expenses totaled $6,161,411. The net income of $175,229 includes $149,495 attributed to the Waldo Canyon Fire Assistance Fund. These funds will be paid in the next fiscal year to agencies that provided direct assistance. • Pikes Peak United Way was again awarded Charity Navigator’s highest four-star rating, an honor that is achieved by less than 10% of charities nationwide.

CORNERSTONE PARTNERS SUMMIT LEVEL $100,000+ El Pomar Foundation PINNACLE LEVEL $50,000 - $99,999 The Anschutz Foundation Rampart Supply VISTA LEVEL $25,000 - $49,999 Agilent Technologies Direct Checks Unlimited Wells Fargo Foundation MESA LEVEL $15,000 - $24,999 Current, Inc. Ent Federal Credit Union T. Rowe Price Foundation RED ROCKS LEVEL $10,000 - $14,999 El Paso Western Pipelines Hewlett-Packard Company United Parcel Service U.S. Bancorp CANYON LEVEL $5,000 - $9,999 Aeroflex ANB Bank Black Hills Energy Comcast Corporation Delta Solutions and Strategies, LLC FedEx FirstBank GE Johnson Construction Company Kaiser Permanente Neumann Systems Group Northrop Grumman Target Walmart Stores, Inc. Plus ten additional contributors under the $5,000 level

Pikes Peak United Way is committed to transparency and accountability to donors, partners and the community. For more detailed information, please review Pikes Peak United Way’s audited financial statements online at

Pikes Peak United Way

518 North Nevada Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80903

OUR PARTNER AGENCIES Air Force Youth Activities – USAFA & Peterson AFB • American Cancer Society • American Red Cross Pikes Peak Chapter • Army Community Service, Ft. Carson • AspenPointe Health Services • AspenPointe Youth Directions • BethHaven, Incorporated • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, Inc. - Pikes Peak • Boy Scouts of America, Pikes Peak Council • Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region • Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado • Catholic Charities of Central Colorado • Cerebral Palsy Association of Colorado Springs • Cheyenne Village, Inc. • Colorado Legal Services • Community Partnership for Child Development/Head Start • Consumer Credit Counseling Service • Disability Services, Inc. • Early Connections Learning Centers • Energy Resource Center • Franciscan Community Counseling, Inc. • Girl Scouts of Colorado – Pikes Peak Region • Griffith Centers for Children/CHINS UP • LULAC National Educational Service Center, Inc. • Lutheran Family Services – Rocky Mountains • Multiple Sclerosis Alliance of Southern Colorado • Partners In Housing • Peak Vista Community Health Centers • Pikes Peak Community Action Agency, Inc. • Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, Inc. • Pikes Peak Partnership • Rocky Mountain Health Care Services • Silver Key Senior Services, Inc. • Southern Colorado AIDS Project • TESSA • The Arc of the Pikes Peak Region • The Center for Hearing, Speech and Language • The Resource Exchange, Inc. • The Salvation Army, El Paso County • Tri-Lakes Cares • Women’s Resource Agency, Inc.

OUR SUCCESS BY 6 AFFILIATES CASA of the Pikes Peak Region • Child Care Connections • Diakonia • Joint Initiatives for Youth & Families • Pikes Peak Library District Foundation

2011-2012 Annual Report  
2011-2012 Annual Report  

Pikes Peak United Way is thankful for your support; proud of our legacy of stewardship, accountability, transparency, and impact; and, most...