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Plymouth Community United Way

2011 Annual Report

Mission Statement To reach out and serve human needs.

2011 Board of Directors Paul Hood, Chairman Louis Whitlock, Vice Chairman Jerry Schoenle, Secretary Howard Behr, Treasurer Art Butler, Chairman Trayce Dillard-Parker, Board Member Paul Fessler, Board Member Gregory Foster, Board Member Maria Holmes, Board Member Alison Hug, Board Member Martha Logan, Board Member Michael Wysong, Board Member

2011 Campaign Team Jeff Bell, Chairman James Haling, Industrial Division Tony Bruscato, Business Division Mark Hutchins, Professional Division Mark Evenson, Advisor

Current Staff Marie Morrow, President Linda Chomin, Campaign & Community Relations Associate Nick Stonerook, Finance & Campaign Associate Pat VanDusen, Administrative Assistant Betty Nolan, Administrative Assistant, Special Events & e-Way Coordinator

Chairman of the Board’s Message As I complete my first year as Chairman of the Board of Directors, I am encouraged by the progress Plymouth Community United Way has made over this past year. Many constructive improvements have been made in the process to aid those in need within the Plymouth-Canton community. We as an organization are committed to continue this positive relentless action, a term Governor Snyder so fondly uses. We are also encouraged by the recent performance of our partners within the automotive sector. Ford, General Motors and Chrysler, along with their suppliers (and one of our biggest supporters) Johnson Controls, are beginning to cause all of us to have a more optimistic view of our local economy. Unemployment is dropping, the automotive business is stabilizing, and the generosity and benevolence of our fellow citizens is keeping pace. Our mission to aid in basic human needs would not be possible without the strong leadership of Marie Morrow and her staff. They have the monumental task of stretching each and every dollar to get the most out of it. Thank you to all of our confident and competent staff for making this possible. This coming year, we have a very clear view of who we are and where we are going . We hope to fulfill many more of our goals within the strategic plan and be a great community partner. With your continued support, we will be able to focus on advancing the common good. I hope you will continue to be a generous supporter of the Plymouth Community United Way and its work. Together, we will make our community stronger. Please remember, we all succeed when we work together, and we all win when we LIVE UNITED. Thank you, Paul Hood 2011 Chairman of the Board

2011 Financial Results Summary After a few years of constant negative news, the Plymouth Community United Way is starting to see a slight economic rebound, but we move forward with caution. Our campaign runs over a 16 month period. Pledges are considered revenue, and shrinkage is adjusted as the campaign is finalized. Our unaudited 2011 campaign pledges totaled $1,070,207, and subject to the completion of the campaign and audit. Our 2011 administrative costs were 15.7%. Disbursements in 2011 for agency allocations, grants and designations were $557,421. Our golf outing netted $147,640 for our Long Term Investment Fund. The intention of the LTI Fund is to one day completely fund our administrative costs enabling PCUW to support urgently needed programs and agencies thereby better serving our community. Our Board of Directors and Finance Committee are made up of community members with strong business and financial backgrounds. Each year an independent auditor reviews all financial transactions. Our 2010 audit was in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and without negative comments or recommendations.

It takes a whole community working together to reach our goals.

Donations may be made to the Plymouth Community United Way by: Designating your donation to PCUW through your employer’s United Way Campaign  Stock/Endowment/Planned Giving  Donate by mail, by phone or online 960 W. Ann Arbor Trail Ste. 2 Plymouth, MI 48170 (734)453-6879  Become a volunteer 

Campaign Chairman’s Letter As I reflect back on 2011, it stands out to me as a year of hope and faith. We all witnessed the big three automotives, General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, return from the brink of extinction to become award winning, viable companies once again. This remarkable recovery has proven to many in Washington and around the world that the American auto industry, as well as the great state of Michigan, are on the road back! The media reports that jobs are now being created in Michigan instead of being lost. This is a wonderful sign of hope for our local community as well as our state. I want to take this opportunity to say a special thank you to everyone who has given so generously of their time, talent and financial resources during this past year. Thank you to the large companies who carefully navigated their way through these tough economic times and with the support of their employees were still able to help us with our goal. Thank you as well to the small business owners who, while facing difficult challenges were still committed to helping the United Way Campaign. The incredible outpouring of support that you have given to help our community, our neighbors or a stranger needing a helping hand, has given me faith that we will get through these tough times together. I would be remiss if I didn’t say a special thank you to the leaders of the 2011 United Way Campaign. Without the hard work and dedication of these great people we would not have been able to reach our goal of one million dollars. I believe in the Plymouth-Canton community and the people who live and work here. It is why I have chosen to live and work here myself. Thank you for your support, and for allowing me to be a part of the United Way team. As we close the books on another successful campaign, we cannot forget that there are many people in our community who are still in need of our help. It’s time now to start preparing for our 2012 campaign. With everyone’s help we can make it the best year yet. Thank you and God bless, Jeffrey Bell Schrader-Howell Funeral Home 2011 PCUW Campaign Chairman

Thank you Jerry We would like to thank Jerry Schoenle for his commitment and service on the Plymouth Community United Way Board of Directors from 2002 - 2011. Jerry has been a valued Board Member and has held the office of Secretary of the Board for 10 years. Thank you Jerry for your dedication to our community.

Agencies Angela Hospice provides home health care, hospice home care, a hospice inpatient care center and pediatric programs. First Step offers shelter and comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, a 24-hour help line, counseling and support groups.

Great Lakes Council Boy Scouts of America offers a wide range of experiences that influence character development, personal fitness and citizenship training for young men.

Growth Works provides comprehensive services for adolescents and young adults focusing on assessment and treatment of substance abuse and addiction.

Heart of Michigan Girl Scouts helps girls ages 5-17 develop self-reliance, basic values and critical life skills, with emphasis on decision making, community service and leadership.

Plymouth Community Council on Aging publishes a monthly newsletter and offers support services, bus transportation and programs for elderly residents.

Plymouth Opportunity House provides housing for adults with developmental disabilities and encourages educational and social development, with emphasis on community integration and greater independence.

The Salvation Army Plymouth Corps efforts include a food pantry, emergency rent/utility assistance, counseling, emergency shelter, and seasonal camping programs. Senior Citizens Club of Plymouth increases the quality of life for our senior citizens through multi-purpose services and activities. YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit - Plymouth Branch offers a variety of training and sports programs for the entire family, including aquatics and preschool programs.

Special Needs Grants In addition to the regular charity and service organizations supported by the PCUW, a portion of the available funds are distributed as one-time grants for particular needs in the community. These grant recipients include: Community Opportunity Center Services for the mentally challenged New Hope Center for Grief Support Grief counseling for children Plymouth Canton Community Schools Backpack program Personalized Nursing LightHouse Addiction treatment Plymouth Community Council on Aging Focus Hope seniors holiday food SE MI Veterans Stand Down Aid to homeless veterans St. Christine Food Bank Food

St. Vincent de Paul Society Our Lady of Good Counsel Rent & utility assistance St. Vincent de Paul Society St. John Neumann Rent & utility assistance Holiday Family Support Thanksgiving & Christmas food and gifts for needy Suburban Human Services Network Crisis intervention TEFAP Monthly food assistance The Salvation Army Plymouth Corps Rent & utility assistance Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency Rent & utility assistance


2011 Special Events TEE OFF FOR A FRIEND GOLF CLASSIC The 13th annual "Tee Off For A Friend" golf outing at Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center was held on the 18th of August. DTE was the major sponsor and Johnson Controls was co-sponsor. Ninety-five teams of suppliers and community partners participated in a great day of golf, food and prizes. The event netted $147,640 toward a fund designed to defray administrative costs.

FOOD DRIVES Several Food Drives were held to support local families. Plymouth Canton Community elementary and middle schools, The Whalers, ITT Tech, Fox Hills, Shiloh and several other organizations and individual donors participated in food drives to help replenish dwindling supplies at local food pantries. In March, 2011 PCUW became an administrator of the Wayne County TEFAP monthly food distribution program for low income Plymouth and Northville residents.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY On the morning of November 5th, 350 dedicated volunteers came to the assistance of 50 seniors and disabled neighbors in Plymouth and Canton. Yards were cleaned and leaves raked. These fabulous volunteers filled over 900 yard waste bags that day. In addition to their readiness to work, volunteers also donated canned food to help stock The Salvation Army Food Pantry. Assisting in the success of the day were many local businesses who donated breakfast foods and lawn bags, and The Salvation Army Plymouth Corps offered their facility for kicking off the event. The senior citizens and disabled people were so grateful for the labor of love provided by the volunteers and to PCUW for organizing this project. PCUW also sponsored a spring yard clean-up, tending to the yards of 32 senior and disabled residents in May.

SALUTE TO OUR HEROES NIGHT Our Salute to our Heroes night was held during the Whalers hockey game on November 19th at Compuware Arena. All branches of service were invited to attend and were presented with a certificate of thanks. The EMU Color Guard presented the colors before the game and during the award ceremony. PCUW had a table for people to write postcards thanking our service men and women overseas. The cards and donations were given to “Cards From Destiny” for distribution.

TEDDY BEAR TOSS On December 3rd, Whalers’ fans came to the game with their teddy bears! What a celebration it was as 800 stuffed animals were being tossed on the ice celebrating the Whalers’ first goal of the game. This annual event ensures that local charities will have stuffed animals during the holidays and in crisis situations to comfort children.

GOLF FOR A TURKEY Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center provided a great reason to get out on the golf course one last time before the snow flies. “Free Golf for a Turkey Donation” on November 19th supplied 45 Thanksgiving turkeys to a local food pantry.

HATS FOR THE HOMELESS PCUW’s Hats for the Homeless campaign was held from October through December. An excellent response came from corporations, school children, organizations, and many residents to help keep the homeless warm this winter. The total count of hats, scarves, gloves, coats and miscellaneous items was over 1,900. The donated items were gratefully accepted by shelters and agencies that work with the homeless.

Plymouth Community United Way 2011 Key Contributors Platinum Johnson Controls, Inc. jCIM

Gold Comcast DTE Energy General Motors

Silver Automotive Components Holdings, LLC Burroughs Payment Systems Community Financial Robert Bosch LLC UAW Local 845 UPS Visteon

Bronze AAA at&t Bank of America Bank of Ann Arbor Blackwell Ford Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MI Bob Jeannotte Buick GMC Chase Bank C.L. Finlan & Son City of Plymouth Comerica Bank Consumers Energy Federal Mogul Friction Products Federal Mogul Technical Center FedEx Flint Group Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center Gordon Food Service - Canton Hines Park Lincoln Huron Valley Ambulance JCPenney JTEKT North America, Inc. Kohl’s - Canton South

Koyo Corporation of USA Kroger Store #670 Kroger Store #671 Kroger Store #703 Link Engineering Company Meijer Store #32 Merck & Co., Inc. Merrill Lynch Monroe Bank & Trust Plymouth Canton Community Schools Plymouth Rotary Foundation Plymouth Township PNC Bank Post, Smythe, Lutz & Ziel, LLP Raymond James Rofin Sinar, Inc. Shiloh Industries, Inc. SKF Target Store #354 Target Store #2415 Tram, Inc. Yazaki North America, Inc.

2011 Community Service Awards We are honored to recognize the following groups for partnering with the Plymouth Community United Way and showing their commitment and outstanding service as we work together to serve our community. Bird Elementary and Hulsing Elementary Schools donated an outstanding amount of food in a challenge to help local needy families (sponsored by the Plymouth Whalers.) Panera Bread #748 has consistently provided pastries for our volunteers on service days and also raised funds for United Way thorough their “Operation Dough-nation�. Einstein Bros Bagels #2344 has been a faithful giver for years supplying bagels for our continental breakfasts for volunteers. Plymouth Home Depot #2762 donated an abundance of lawn bags for spring and fall yard clean up projects for senior citizens. Kiwanis Club of Colonial Plymouth and Mark Hutchins are being recognized for being the largest donor in the 2011 Hat for the Homeless project collecting 371 winter items. Mark Hutchins also chaired the Professional Division of the 2011 United Way Campaign as well as recruited a hard working team of volunteers to clean up yards for senior citizens at our Make A Difference Day.

Plymouth Community United Way recognizes Comcast, National Sponsor, Media Partner and 2012 Annual Meeting Host Comcast is a proud partner with the United Way and a member of its Global Corporate Leadership program - the United Way’s premier program for corporate supporters. Comcast’s strategic partnership brings tremendous visibility to the United Way’s mission, raises necessary dollars to effectively address issues specific to local Comcast communities and motivates employees to volunteer with local non-profit organizations. Comcast supports hundreds of local United Way agencies through an annual company-wide giving campaign conducted simultaneously across the country. Locally, Comcast’s 2011 United Way campaign accomplished tremendous results. Thanks to the generosity of Comcasters, more than 40% of Comcast’s 5200 Heartland Region employees pledged during the campaign. Comcast’s contributions have benefited United Way chapters across America by providing more resources to effectively address needs in the communities in which Comcast employees live and work. “The Plymouth Community United Way is pleased to partner with Comcast and to have their support throughout the year in addition to having Comcast Community Affairs Manager, Maria Holmes, as a board member” said Marie Morrow, PCUW president. “Among other contributions, their media sponsorship includes public service announcements that bring increased awareness to the United Way’s mission. We thank Comcast and their employees for their generosity.”

Providing Vital Community Impact Nurturing Children & Youth  Character Development  Pre-School and Extended Day Care Programs  Day Camps  Literacy

Promoting Health & Wellness  Home Health Care  Pediatric Care  Dental Care  Nursing Care  Hospice

Protecting the Vulnerable  Support for Mentally Challenged  Senior Services  Food Banks  Emergency Services

Strengthening Families  Counseling  Substance Abuse Treatment  Domestic Violence Intervention

By partnering with the Plymouth Community United Way YOU bring about the changes that matter in our community.

Plymouth Community United Way

Thank you Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the efforts of our campaign team, allocations, designations and grants paid to agencies in 2011 totaled $557,421.


In appreciation of your commitment and service to our community, we thank all our faithful Donors and Volunteers!

Plymouth Community United Way


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