Plymouth Community United Way
2012 Annual Report
Mission Statement To reach out and serve human needs.
2012 Board of Directors Paul Hood, Chairman Louis Whitlock, Vice Chairman Paul Fessler, Secretary Mike Wysong, Treasurer Howard Behr, Board Member Art Butler, Board Member Trayce Dillard-Parker, Board Member Gregory Foster, Board Member Maria Holmes, Board Member Alison Hug, Board Member Martha Logan, Board Member Mike Schoenle, Board Member
Staff Marie Morrow, President Linda Chomin, Campaign & Community Relations Associate Nick Stonerook, Finance & Campaign Associate Cindy Bumgardner, Administrative Assistant Betty Nolan, Special Events Coordinator Samantha Bray, Campaign Associate Stephanie Driver, Intern, Madonna University
Thank you, Martha! We would like to recognize Martha Logan from Chase Bank for her commitment and service to the Plymouth Community United Way Board of Directors from 2004 - 2013. Martha has been a valued Board Member for 9 years. Thank you Martha for your dedication to our community.
Chairman of the Board’s Message Spring is a time for millions of Americans to reflect on their own personal blessings. Many are thankful for the love of family and the warmth of friends. I know this season I am feeling especially grateful to have been raised in such a generous and caring community. Through my involvement in the Plymouth Community United Way fundraising campaign, I witnessed a level of giving that truly sets our area apart. In spite of a difficult economy, many people reached out to help their neighbors whom are in need. Johnson Controls, Lear Corporation, DTE Energy, and many of our other corporate partners have been very generous to our United Way and I would like to say thank you to each one of them and their families for their generosity. These donations will make a real and lasting difference in our community to help many local people, who may have otherwise gotten lost in a larger bureaucratic system. It took all of us from the area - companies large and small, employee groups, labor unions, government employees and individuals - to make this past year a success for our neighbors in need. The funds that were raised one dollar - and one donor - at a time will go to help support the critical work of basic human needs in the Plymouth/Canton Community. As I finish my second year serving the United Way as its chairman, I can’t help but to think of all the lives we have had an opportunity to touch in a positive way. Going forward, I leave you in the very capable hands of Lou Whitlock; a gentle man with a very caring heart… Lou brings with him an excellent set of skills, honed from his many years at Ford, Visteon and now Lear Corporation. I want to express my sincere thanks to each person who gave of their resources - time, money, and in many cases both - to our Plymouth Community United Way. Thank you for making our community a stronger place to live! Paul Hood 2012 Chairman of the Board
2012 Summary Our economy has begun to stabilize. Full results of recovery have yet to be experienced. However, we have been able to provide a consistent level of funding for our community needs. Our campaign runs over a 16 month period. Pledges are considered revenue, and shrinkage is adjusted as the campaign is finalized. Our unaudited 2012 campaign pledges totaled $935,645 and our 2012 administrative costs were 3.36%. These figures are subject to the completion of the campaign and audit. Our 2012 golf outing was again very successful and the funds were allocated to the 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 2011 audit was in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and without negative comments or recommendations. Corporate Key Contributor Award levels Platinum Gold Silver Bronze
$150,000 + $25,000 - $149,999 $10,000 - $24,999 $1,000 - $9,999
Individual Contributor Award levels Alexis deTocqueille $10,000 or more Platinum $5,000 - $9,999 Gold $1,500 - $4,999 Silver $1,000 - $1,499 Bronze $500 - $999
It takes a whole community working together to reach our goals.
Working Together Plymouth Community United Way (PCUW) is all of us working together to enrich the quality of life in Plymouth, Canton and Western Wayne County. Although part of a worldwide network, your local United Way operates independently to serve residents in this area. We believe our community is strong because of PCUW’s work during its nearly 70 years of existence. You can rest assured that your donation is being put to good use. PCUW mobilizes a caring power in our community to oversee your gift. A volunteer Board of Directors composed of local business executives makes sure that we adhere to strict standards of financial transparency and accountability. A committee of volunteers determine how locally raised funds are distributed to programs that demonstrate measurable and lasting results. In the last several years, the Annual Fundraising Campaign has been more challenging since our donors have also felt the effects of a difficult economy. Unfortunately, this happens at a time when PCUW is in even greater need of donations. Through our Campaign we have partnered with industry, business, professionals, and residents who believe in our mission “to reach out and serve human needs.” Whether your donation is a payroll deduction, stock, endowment, cash or check, we are all pitching in to help our neighbors. We thank everyone who generously gave their time, talent and financial resources to PCUW to help improve lives.
Business Partnerships The PCUW recognizes 2 long term business partnerships: Johnson Controls Inc. As well as participating on the Board of Directors and other Committees, they annually reach our Platinum level of giving through employee and corporate donations. They are also a major sponsor for our annual Golf Outing. DTE Energy provides strong financial support as a Gold Key Contributor as well as many leadership hours on the Board of Directors and Committees. They are also a major sponsor for our annual Golf Outing.
Thank you Johnson Controls and DTE Energy.
Our Agencies in Action
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 boys and 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 offers support services, programs, bus transportation, and publishes a monthly newsletter 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 grants for particular needs in the community. These grant recipients include: Christmas in Action Home repairs for Canton senior citizens
St. Aloysius Food bank
St. Christine Food Bank Food bank Community Opportunity Center Services for the mentally challenged Society of St. Vincent de Paul Our Lady of Good Counsel Rent & utility assistance Human Service Collaborative Assistance for crises cases Society of St. Vincent de Paul New Hope Center Resurrection Rent & utility assistance for Grief Support Grief counseling Society of St. Vincent de Paul Our Lady Queen of Martyrs St. John Neumann Food pantry assistance Rent & utility assistance Plymouth Canton Community Schools Reading and math summer academy Plymouth Community Council on Aging Seniors services, food programs & senior transportation Plymouth Dental Fund Emergency dental care
Holiday Family Support Thanksgiving & Christmas food and gifts for the needy Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency Energy education classes for low income residents SE MI Veterans Stand Down Aid to homeless veterans
PCUW and the Community working together!
2012 Special Events Tee Off For A Friend Golf Classic The 14th annual "Tee Off For A Friend" golf outing at Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center was held on August 23rd. Johnson Controls was the major sponsor and DTE was co-sponsor. Ninety-six teams of suppliers and community partners participated in a great day of golf, food and prizes. The event netted $143,843 toward a fund to defray administrative costs.
Food Drives and Hats for the Homeless We thank AAA, at&t, Bob Jeannotte Buick GMC, C.L. Finlan & Son, Comcast, Comfort Keepers, Federal Mogul, Iron Mountain, Kiwanis Colonial Club, Macy’s, Madonna University, Plymouth Community Council on Aging, Sanden International, Shiloh Industries, TRAM, Tower International, Twin Arbor, and many others for holding a Food Drive and/or Hats for the Homeless Drive at their facility to support local families. We also received donations from many individual donors who cared about replenishing dwindling supplies at local food pantries and warm clothing for people at area shelters.
TEFAP This was our second year of administering the Wayne County TEFAP monthly food distribution program for low income Plymouth and Northville families. St. Kenneth Catholic Church allows us to use their facility for monthly distribution. Residents in other areas of Wayne County can receive monthly food through TEFAP at a location within their community.
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 17th supplied 80 Thanksgiving turkeys for holiday meals. They also filled our van with food donations for local food pantries.
Salute to our Heroes & Teddy Bear Toss This year the Whalers chose to combine the Salute our Heroes and the Teddy Bear Toss at the same game on December 1st. All branches of service were invited to attend and receive a certificate of appreciation. The EMU Color Guard presented the colors before the game and during the award ceremony. Fans stopped by the PCUW table to write 85 postcards thanking our service men and women overseas. The cards and donations were given to “Cards From Destiny” for distribution. It was a very festive night with 1274 stuffed animals tossed on the ice celebrating the Whalers’ first goal of the game. PCUW was able to comfort even more children than in the past with stuffed animals during the holidays.
Make a Difference Day & Rake~N~Go On November 3rd over 400 fantastic volunteers came to the assistance of 50 seniors and disabled neighbors in Canton, Plymouth and Plymouth Township. Our dedicated volunteers spent the morning raking leaves of city residents to the curb as well as filling over 800 yard waste bags that day. In addition to their readiness to work, volunteers also donated canned food to help 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 homeowners were so grateful for the labor of love provided by the volunteers and to PCUW for organizing this project. PCUW also sponsored a spring Rake~N~Go clean-up with 120 volunteers, tending to the yards of 38 senior and disabled residents on April 28.
2012 Key Contributors Johnson Controls, Inc. jCIM Comcast DTE Energy General Motors
Community Financial Consumers Energy Meijer #32 Robert Bosch LLC Shiloh Industries, Inc. UPS Visteon
AAA at&t Automotive Components Holdings Bank of America Bank of Ann Arbor Blackwell Ford Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MI Bob Jeannotte Buick GMC Burroughs Payment Systems Chase Bank C.L. Finlan & Son City of Plymouth Comerica Federal Mogul Friction Products Federal Mogul Technical Center FedEx Flint Group Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center Freudenberg-NOK Gordon Food Service - Canton Hines Park Lincoln Huron Valley Ambulance
JTEKT North America, Inc. Koyo Corporation of USA Kroger Store #670 Kroger Store #671 Kroger Store #703 Link Engineering Macyâ€™s Merck & Co., Inc. Merrill Lynch Monroe Bank & Trust Panera Bread #748 Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Plymouth Rotary Foundation PNC Bank Post, Smythe, Lutz & Ziel, LLP Raymond James Rofin Sinar, Inc. Target Store #354 Target Store #2415 TRAM, Inc. UAW Local 845 Yazaki North America, Inc.
2012 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. All Saints Catholic School donated 464 hats, gloves, scarves, and socks as well as food to help low-income families and individuals.
Dodson Elementary students and staff contributed nearly as many warm winter items, coming in second with a total of 385 hats, scarves, and gloves. Smith Elementary helped replenish dwindling shelves at local food pantries with their very successful food drive. They also collected hats for the homeless. The Inn at St. Johnâ€™s collected 280 backpacks with school supplies inside for needy students in Plymouth-Canton and area schools. Golfers received a free round of golf for each backpack donated. FedEx held a Purple Tote Project that yielded two carloads of food, hats, clothes, childrenâ€™s books, toiletries, and cleaning products in addition to a check for $932. A great big thank you to the many other corporations, businesses, clubs, and individuals who donated food, hats, toiletries, blankets, and frozen turkeys. Thank You to Panera Bread #748, Home Depot #2762, Einstein Bros Bagels #2344 for their continued support.
Plymouth Community United Way recognizes Comcast, National Sponsor, Media Partner and 2013 Annual Meeting Host Comcast is proud to partner with the United Way and to be 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 2012 United Way campaign accomplished tremendous results. Thanks to the generosity of Comcasters, nearly 50% of our 5600 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 Investment Director, 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 Basic Needs Supports local food pantries Organizes community food drives Distributes TEFAP food Funds emergency dental, rental and utility assistance Collects warm clothing for the homeless Partners with the Human Service Collaborative
Stability Supports housing for developmentally disabled adults Counseling and shelter for domestic violence victims Funds substance abuse treatment and education Sponsors senior transportation Education Supports youth life skills programs Coordinates health and nutrition programs Funds summer school programs
Human Service Collaborative PCUW took a lead to establish The Human Service Collaborative in 2004. The purpose of the Collaborative is to create a network of churches, organizations and public service groups to assist our residents with specific issues that one resource may not be able to handle, but collaboratively make a positive impact in the family’s or individual’s life. Every year grateful residents thank the Collaborative for helping them with situations that fall between the cracks. Dental Fund The purpose of the Plymouth Dental Fund is to treat under-privileged people in our area with emergency dental care. The PCUW has funded this program each year. Thank you to the following dentists who have worked with us to provide emergency care at reduced fees. Dr. George Atsalis, Dr. Thomas Covington, Dr. Dennis Gut, Dr. Howard Hamerink, Dr. Richard Scott, and Dr. David Sturtz.
By partnering with the Plymouth Community United Way YOU bring about the changes that matter in our community. Allocations, designations and grants paid to agencies in 2012 totaled $513,392.
In appreciation of your commitment and service to our community, we thank all our faithful Donors and Volunteers!
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