United Way of Central Ohio 2008 Annual Report
the Common Good
Dear Friend, Itâ€™s time to be bold. For many years your United Way of Central Ohio has been addressing the root causes of some of the most persistent problems that face our community. We have made great progress, but it is not enough. Too many people in central Ohio donâ€™t have access to the building blocks for a good life: a quality education that leads to a productive career, enough income to support a family through retirement, good health, and a safe place to live. Together, we can change this. Together, we can advance the common good by ensuring that everyone in our community has the resources and opportunities to reach their potential. This is a broad and bold vision, and one that will not be achieved easily. But with the support and guidance of our many volunteers and donors, we have been preparing the path to get there. One year ago we approved and began implementing our strategic framework. The framework provides the roadmap for our work, and we have travelled a long way along the course it sets out. We have changed our entire volunteer decision-making structure. We have re-aligned our funding. And we are aggressively pursuing new ideas, research, methods and partners. In short, we have made the kind of bold changes required to go from helping one person at a time to changing the systems that help us all. This spring we launched LIVE UNITED, the most far-reaching call to action in the United Way movementâ€™s history. LIVE UNITED is both a challenge and a promise. As more people commit to living united by giving, advocating and volunteering through United Way, we will advance the common good and improve lives. In the future you will see the pace of our progress accelerate even more. We are entering an exciting new phase of our work where we will set bold goals, and select and build the programs and initiatives we need to achieve them. We will take the effective work we have been doing to the next level. With your support we will continue to build a stronger community through work like the accomplishments outlined in this annual report, and together, united, we will inspire hope and create opportunities for a better life for everyone.
Sincerely, Ann Pizzuti Chair, Board of Trustees United Way of Central Ohio
Janet E. Jackson President and CEO United Way of Central Ohio
How We LIVE UNITED Mission To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.
Vision To build a community where everyone has the aspirations, resources and opportunities to reach their potential.
Key Principles • Commitment to accountability and transparency • Commitment to the importance of agency and systemservice coordination • Commitment to diversity and inclusion • Commitment to the importance of capacity building • Commitment to cultural competence • Commitment to address racial disparities • Commitment to the importance of systems collaboration
Give. Advocate. Volunteer. Give. Giving to United Way is the most effective way to help people in central Ohio. More children are receiving quality early education, more people have gotten the job training that has helped them find good jobs, fewer children are hungry, and more people are off of the streets and living in places with supportive services because of our generous donors.
Advocate. We want everyone engaged with United Way to advocate for our work through word-of-mouth, to let others know that partnering with United Way is an effective way to help others. We also want people to be aware of and involved with public policy issues that affect the well-being of our community. United Way of Central Ohio’s public policy agenda addresses the areas where we can most effectively facilitate lasting, positive change. Speak out.
Volunteer. We want people to volunteer through United Way. We know that volunteering connects people in a way that giving and even advocating cannot. And once that connection is made it is strong and long-lasting.
Advancing the Common Good United Way of Central Ohio is working to advance the common good by focusing on the building blocks for a good life: a quality education that leads to a productive career, enough income to support a family through retirement, good health, and a safe place to live. We conduct in-depth research and bring together a broad range of community partners to ask questions, brainstorm solutions and develop a common vision to create opportunities for a better life for all. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. Living united means being part of the change.
Building Blocks for a Good Life United Way funds programs that address the most critical issues facing our community. Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. We hold ourselves and our partners accountable for achieving measurable, sustainable results in these areas:
EDUCATION • Young children enter kindergarten physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively prepared to succeed • Youth graduate from high school well-prepared for additional learning and productive careers
INCOME • People achieve financial stability • People in crisis have access to emergency food, shelter and financial assistance
HEALTH • People overcome barriers to accessing health and wellness services • People maintain healthy nutrition and physical fitness
HOME • People live in safe neighborhoods • People live in safe and decent housing • The community is prepared to respond to disasters and emergencies in a coordinated and comprehensive way
How I LIVE UNITED
I’M Adrienne, FROM CLINTONVILLE. I’m a mom to my seven-year-old daughter. And I have a great job in communications where I get to do something new and different every day. For a few hours a month, I mentor an eighth grader named Lisa at The Columbus Africentric School. Through Project Mentor, we talk, we do activities together and we play lots of games. I’d heard about these kinds of mentoring programs when I was in graduate school and saw how they really change lives. Getting to know Lisa has helped me better understand some of the problems kids face in our community. She’s given me a window to my own daughter’s future. And I’m proud be guiding her through some tough times and decisions. Everyone has something to share. I’ve been giving to United Way of Central Ohio for as long as I’ve been working. In addition to giving my money, I give my time. That’s how I LIVE UNITED.
Education UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL OHIO’S EARLY LEARNING INITIATIVE START SMART IS ADDRESSING THE NEED for quality early care and education by helping 99 local providers achieve national accreditation. The number of accredited centers in central Ohio is more than double the national average. These learning environments prepare young children to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. BORN LEARNING, THE PARENT EDUCATION COMPONENT OF UNITED WAY’S START SMART INITIATIVE, HAS DISTRIBUTED more than 37,000 information kits through unique partnerships with corporate, government and media partners. These kits offer important information on the growth and development of young children and provide ways for parents to turn everyday moments into learning moments. UNITED WAY INVESTS MORE THAN $6.2 MILLION ANNUALLY IN AFTER SCHOOL AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS. Last year, more than 55,000 young people in central Ohio participated in these programs which help reinforce educational goals and prepare them to graduate from high school.
Income UNITED WAY IS A KEY PARTNER IN THE FRANKLIN COUNTY EITC COALITION which provides free tax preparation services to low- and moderate-income households. In 2008, the coalition processed over 3,100 returns – almost double the previous year’s total – helping people receive over $2.4 million in refunds and save almost $800,000 in tax preparation fees. This money helps hardworking people build assets and financial stability while strengthening the local economy. IN 2007, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS SUPPORTED BY UNITED WAY PLACED OVER 2,000 PEOPLE IN FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT at an average starting wage of $9.13 per hour. An additional 317 people entered into training programs to gain the skills that will make them more competitive in the workplace. UNITED WAY DEDICATED MORE THAN $3.2 MILLION TO PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDED FOOD, SHELTER AND EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE to 390,000 people. 115,000 people were served in food pantry programs supported by United Way.
How I LIVE UNITED
I’m Victoria, from Gahanna. I work in community affairs at a local bank, and I believe passionately in helping others through volunteering. I’m especially interested in making sure people have access to financial education and services. I’m a native Spanish speaker, so I volunteer to teach members of the Hispanic community about financial stability and financial literacy. I serve on several United Way committees that focus on financial stability, and I volunteer with the Franklin County EITC Coalition, which provides free tax preparation for low- and moderate-income people. The tax returns help so many people become more financially stable and save for the future, and I feel good knowing I was a part of that. I volunteer and advocate for financial education. That’s how I LIVE UNITED.
Health IN 2007, UNITED WAY-SUPPORTED PROGRAMS LINKED MORE THAN 6,400 PEOPLE TO MUCH-NEEDED HEALTH CARE SERVICES. One program provided visiting nurses to 347 people who did not have a regular source of health care such as a medical office or clinic. Of those people, 70% were linked to at least one additional health care service. Over 2,200 children and youth participated in United Way-funded youth sports and physical activity programs. These programs help children stay physically fit and avoid the many health problems linked to being overweight. One program, which emphasizes the importance of regular physical activity and healthy food choices, reached 242 participants, helping nearly 70% improve their level of physical fitness and cardiovascular endurance.
Home NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIP GRANTS ENGAGED OVER 1,500 VOLUNTEERS in 53 different community-based projects representing $300,500 in investments. These grants are a result of a partnership between United Way, The Columbus Foundation and Osteopathic Heritage Foundation. Additionally, 739 participants completed 67 trainings or workshops hosted by the Neighborhood Training Academy, which helps residents learn how to improve the safety and appearance of their neighborhoods. In 2007, United Way provided support for The Affordable Housing Trust of Columbus and Franklin County which closed 702 loans creating much-needed safe, decent and sanitary housing for low-income residents. UNITED WAY PROVIDED $1.9 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS and response services in 2007. These funds assisted over 148,000 people in recovering from emergencies, and helped our community prepare for potential future disasters.
How I LIVE UNITED
I’m Long, from the west side of Columbus. I’m married and have a newborn son. That makes me an IT consultant who can change a diaper in under 45 seconds. I’m good with computers, good at tennis, good at scuba, and ok at golf. I’ve been a United Way donor because United Way has many programs to help people. I’ve also been volunteering and helping out with the community since high school. In addition to helping out with the Asian Festival each year, I serve as an advocate for Hepatitis B awareness. It’s a big killer in the Asian community, and many don’t recognize the importance of screening, testing and immunization. Some also have a language barrier or difficulty knowing where to go, and I help them access the care they need. My son’s birth made me realize that you may not ever be able to do enough, but you do your best and try whenever you can to help out the community, whether it’s donating your time or money. I’m Long, and I lend my voice. That’s how I LIVE UNITED.
Give. Advocate. Volunteer. UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL OHIO HAS STRENGTHENED RELATIONSHIPS WITH DONORS through better and more frequent communication, and expanded its efforts to reach new givers. As a result of donors’ generosity, United Way achieved a record 2007 campaign of $56 million. UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL OHIO’S KEY CLUB CELEBRATED ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY BY RAISING OVER $1 MILLION for the United Way campaign. Key Club is one of the premiere African American giving groups in the country. In addition to giving over $7 million over the last decade, Key Club members have pioneered important programs like the African American Leadership Academy which mentors young professionals who demonstrate potential for top leadership. UNITED WAY’S ADVOCACY EFFORTS WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN THE PASSAGE OF House Bill 138 in the Ohio state legislature. This law will help reduce the growing number of vacant and abandoned properties in our communities, which can be havens for criminals and threaten the safety of our neighborhoods. UNITED WAY AND PARTNERS STONEWALL COLUMBUS AND COLUMBUS AIDS TASK FORCE RELEASED THE RESULTS OF THE GROUNDBREAKING GLBT CENSUS OF CENTRAL OHIO. The survey provides the most comprehensive data on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in central Ohio. Census results have already led to better understanding and improved service for this segment of the population. AS PART OF ITS DEDICATION TO PROMOTING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION, UNITED WAY LAUNCHED PRIDE LEADERSHIP, an intensive training program designed to prepare members of the GLBT community to serve in leadership roles on the boards of local nonprofit organizations. Talented and enthusiastic applicants quickly filled the program to capacity. UNITED WAY’S START SMART-BORN LEARNING EARLY LEARNING INITIATIVE PARTNERED WITH COSI TO PROVIDE FREE ONE-YEAR MEMBERSHIPS to 28 families participating in the Immigrant Family Parent Education Program. Through this program these families were able to experience the many learning opportunities at COSI for the first time. THOUSANDS OF VOLUNTEERS FROM MORE THAN 120 LOCAL COMPANIES AND STATE AGENCIES ACCOMPLISHED NEARLY 200 PROJECTS FOR UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL OHIO’S 16TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY CARE DAY. This is the largest single volunteering event in central Ohio. United Way member agencies and local schools received an estimated $600,000 in equivalent labor costs from this work.
How I LIVE UNITED
I’m Linda, from the South Side. My husband and I have a blended family of six kids. I work as a custodian, I love gardening, and I have a real soft spot for animals. My brother was murdered by drug dealers. I put my sadness and my anger to work in cleaning up our neighborhood, which was so bad that you couldn’t see up the street for the addicts, gang members and prostitutes. I got together with some neighbors to found a Block Watch program, and we’ve spent countless hours tracking down absentee landlords and homeowners. We’re also on the streets at all hours of the day looking for criminals, drug houses, prostitutes, vacant houses and code violations. With determination and cooperation, we’ve really cleaned things up, and the neighborhood is a safe place to live again. United Way of Central Ohio helped us along the way with Neighborhood Partnership Center classes. Now, I not only continue the work in my own neighborhood, I advise other people on how to accomplish what we have done. I stand strong in trying to turn neighborhoods around and put vacant and abandoned houses into the right hands to help to better our communities. That’s how I LIVE UNITED.
FAMILY STABILITY COLLABORATIVE:
KEEPING FAMILIES IN THEIR HOMES AND KIDS IN SCHOOLS In 2007, Barb and Al Siemer, founders of the Siemer Family Foundation, proposed an innovative new program to United Way of Central Ohio designed to prevent homelessness and reduce student mobility among low-income families in the Columbus City School system, and throughout our community. The program was based on a successful pilot effort started four years ago in Sarasota, Florida, and had the strength of addressing two key areas of United Way’s work — education and financial stability. As a result of the Siemers’ proposal, United Way partnered with the Community Shelter Board to launch the Family Stability Collaborative, which provides at-risk families with a combination of immediate emergency funds and ongoing services to help them achieve long-term stability. The collaborative focuses on families who are at immediate risk of homelessness, with priority given to families with school-age children. The program targets neighborhoods and schools with high student mobility rates, which research has shown to negatively impact student achievement, attendance and discipline. Full-time prevention specialists are assigned to work intensively with these families for three to six months, and follow up with them for up to a year. Each family commits to making the long-term changes needed to maintain their stability. The specialists will help to negotiate with landlords, utility companies and other entities to work out solutions that allow families to stay in their homes. Counseling and follow-up contacts help families develop the skills, knowledge and resources to help them build lasting stability and avoid future economic and housing crises. Specialists also connect the family to youth programs, health care, job and financial literacy training and behavioral health services, and serve as advocates for the children with school and social service representatives. The collaborative launched in April 2008, and plans to serve 186 families each year. As of August 2008 nearly 90 families were enrolled. The eventual goal of the Siemer Family Foundation is to expand the program across the country. United Way of Central Ohio has brought together several of its member agencies to make the collaborative a success. Partners include the Community Shelter Board, Communities in Schools, Central Community House, Gladden Community House and the YWCA Family Center. The Columbus Foundation, the State of Ohio Department of Development and the Franklin County Commissioners are providing program funding. The Siemer Family Foundation challenged United Way to match their grant, which will extend for three years to firmly establish the program, and the local building industry has stepped up to help United Way meet the challenge through a targeted fundraising campaign. Jeff Copeland (Elford, Inc.), Mark Corna (Corna/Kokosing Construction Co.), Darrell Gammell (Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 189), Jim Hess (Messer Construction Co.), and Randy Sleeper (Bruner Corp.) are co-chairing the effort. “This work is so cost-effective,” says Barb Siemer, “Estimates show that there is a 9 to 1 payback for every dollar we spend to prevent eviction and keep people in their homes.”
How we LIVE UNITED
We’re Barb and Al, from New Albany. We’ve been committed to helping young people get good educations and become self-sufficient for a long time. Through our family foundation we support programs like the Family Stability Collaborative that help kids stay in school, and give struggling families a better chance at success. We want our legacy to be measured in the number of children who will succeed in school and lead productive lives because of these programs. We’re very hands-on when it comes to giving. We do our homework and we only support work that gets results. That’s why we give to United Way of Central Ohio. United Way understands that issues like education and financial stability are interconnected, and that we must address all of the roadblocks that people encounter if we want to help them move forward. We want to help create a world where every child has the opportunity to learn and succeed. We give our time, energy and money to help make that happen. That’s how we LIVE UNITED.
Moving Forward In 2009, United Way of Central Ohio will set bold goals to achieve concrete and lasting change in our community. United Way recognizes that the time has come to set ambitious but achievable goals and hold ourselves and our partners accountable for them. Our volunteer leadership and staff is currently developing these bold goals and the strategies and tools we need to achieve them. United Way has begun the process of reviewing new partners and programs that will help our community move the needle in areas that are important to the success of everyone. Our funding system will be more open and inclusive than ever before. It will strengthen existing relationships and build new ones, bringing everyone together to concentrate on achieving bold goals that will create lasting change. United Way is initiating a Constituent Relationship Management system that realigns our organization to focus on relationships and customer service. Chosen as one of thirteen United Ways to participate in the United Way of America CRM Early Learning Circle, we are implementing the processes required to be a more customercentered organization. Early Learning Circle participants will share best practices and experiences while developing processes that can be adopted by the entire United Way system. United Way is helping to prevent childhood obesity through the new Happy Healthy Preschoolers program, which will identify at-risk preschoolers in areas of Franklin County with the highest childhood obesity rates, and work with the children, their families and the community to promote healthy lifestyles. Collaborative partners include include Nationwide Childrenâ€™s Hospital ,Columbus City Schools, Columbus Public Health, The Ohio State University School of Public Health, and YMCA of Central Ohio. United Way is one of the founding members of the Community Health Funders Collaborative which is dedicated to identifying and prioritizing health and wellness issues and addressing them with coordinated responses. The collaborative is committed to making Franklin County the leading community in the nation in quality of life and the health of its residents. It is led by Osteopathic Heritage Foundation, the Columbus Foundation, Columbus Medical Association Foundation and United Way of Central Ohio.
How your contribution makes an impact United Way of Central Ohio would not be a successful agent for change without the trust and confidence of its donors and volunteers. To continue to earn that trust, we have established comprehensive accountability guidelines that are regularly reviewed by our Board of Trustees and finance committee. As part of our efforts to be both accountable and transparent in our operations, our annual audit and IRS Form 990 are available at our website liveunitedcentralohio.org. 11.8% 22.3% 7%
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Kindergarten Readiness High School Graduation Financial Stability Barriers to Health Care Healthy Nutrition and Fitness Safe Neighborhoods Safe, Decent Housing Emergency Assistance Disaster Preparedness Other
Volunteer Leadership Community Impact Cabinet Mike Gonsiorowski, Chair Rhonda Johnson, Vice Chair John Bickley Marilee Chinnici-Zuercher Dave Daniel Karen Susan Days Rob Edmund Marshall Loeb Robert Marx Marty Miller C. David Paragas Marjory Pizzuti Kay Monroe Townsend Demetries Walker Anthony White Jeffrey Wilson Claus von Zychlin
Ensuring Children & Youth Succeed Impact Council Robert Edmund, Chair Robert Marx, Vice Chair Demetries Walker, Vice Chair Michael Asher Elaine Bell Barbara Boyd Eric Fenner MorraLee Holzapfel Christopher Kealy Brad Mitchell Ezetta Murray Nancy Nestor-Baker Marcie Rehmar Julie Rinaldi Hope Sharett Douglas Shoemaker Reina Simms Sandra Smith Barbara Smith-Allen Wendy Smooth Nicholas Stanutz Tei Street Yeura Venters Josue Vicente Rebecca Westerfelt Jane Whyde William Wise
Kindergarten Readiness Results Committee Christopher Kealy, Chair Barbara Acton Diane Bennett Peggy Calestro Linda Day-Mackessy Shelby Dowdy Peggy Fein Doreen Luke Brad Mitchell Kathy Shahbodaghi Bernice Smith Hope Sharett Jane Whyde
High School Graduation Results Committee
Nutrition & Fitness Results Committee
Individuals & Families Impact Council
Financial Stability Results Committee
Nancy Nestor-Baker, Chair Michael Asher Elaine Bell Barbara Boyd Natala Hart MorraLee Holzapfel Mariangee Merino Michelle Mills Sherry Minton Brad Mitchell Darren Nealy Marcie Rehmar Sandra Smith Wendy Smooth Tei Street Yeura Venters
Claus Von Zychlin, Chair Marty Miller, Vice Chair Marjory Pizzuti, Vice Chair Dan Walsh, Past Chair Seleshi Asfaw Lori Bergman Jeffrey Biehl Lea Blackburn Dennis Guest Sidney Hargro Laura Hill Thomas Horan Steve Keyes Crystal Laferty Mysheika LeMaile-Williams Robert Murray Victoria Nunes Cinnamon Pelly Beth Pierson Mark Ridenour Nancy Rini Denise Robinson Shaunda Scruggs Anthony Sharett Marianne Steger Malinda Susalla
Barriers to Care Results Committee Jeffrey Biehl, Chair Rae Arnold Florence Greasamar John Gregory Eleanor Johnson Olga Lucia Beth Pierson Robert Rodriguez Thomas Scheid Alicia Smith Julie van Putten
Laura Hill, Chair J.D. Beiting Lori Bergman Lisa Eible Jan Fetters Elizabeth Guzman-Bowman Cori Henthorn Anthony Joseph Randi Love Douglas Morgan Sonia Murphy Robert Murray Mark Ridenour Jose Rodriguez Autumn Trombetta
Steve Keyes, Chair Dave Alstadt Suzanne Coleman-Tolbert Frank Foster Jessica Goldman Eddie Harrell Jon Honeck Mary Lou Langenhop Stephen Mangum Victoria Nunes Cinnamon Pelly Sue Pohlman Chip Santer Kathy Virgallito Jane Whyde Qiana Williams Bruce Wyngaard
Building Vibrant Neighborhoods Impact Council Anthony White, Chair John Bickley, Vice Chair Jeffrey Wilson, Vice Chair Shirleen Anderson Robert Caldwell Joy Chivers Lisa Courtice Bern Dempsey Christine Doerfler Pam Foster Catherine Girves Steve Gladman Paul Haggard Gordon Henderson Robyn Mackey Pam McCarthy Janet McLaughlin Angela Mingo Ellen Moore Vince Papsidero Jackiethia Saunders-Morris Barb Seckler Christine Schraf Steve Scott Michael Springer Stephanie Steward-Young James Sweeney Rayshawn Wilson
Safe Neighborhoods Results Committee Robert Caldwell, Chair Wednesday Forest Joseph Foster Leesa Kern Josh Martin Ellen Moore Ruth Peterson Derrick Russell Jerry Saunders Christine Schraf Michael Springer Steven Van Dine Deana Wilkinson Rayshawn Wilson
Safe & Decent Housing Results Committee James Sweeney, Chair Joseph Copeland Laura Donahue Reverend John Edgar Pauline Edwards Brian Higgins Rita Parise Dana Rose Daniel Ruggiero Theresa Saelim Steven Scott Rollin Seward Julie Smith Kathy Werkmeister Sharon Young George Tabit
Meeting Emergency & Short Term Basic Needs Impact Council
Kay Monroe Townsend, Chair Marilee Chinnici-Zuercher, Vice Chair Dave Daniel, Vice Chair Evelyn Behm John Boxill Colleen Bain Gold Roxyanne Cartier-Burrus Robert Chilton Martin Dinehart Michael Fielding Michelle Hannan Mike Lex Shelly McCrae Tim Miller Dennis Nicodemus Adam Porter Emily Savors Jim Stein Shakita Trigg Mike Tynan Tim Wilson
United Way of Central Ohio is led by a diverse group of volunteers who give generously of their time and talents to create lasting change in our community. The success of United Way is a direct result of the dedication of our many volunteers, who come together to craft solutions that move us all forward. Emergency Food, Shelter & Financial Assistance Results Committee Mike Lex, Chair Tom Albanese Loretta Ballow Colleen Bain Gold Kristin Mullins Aaron Riley Dave Simmons Shakita Trigg Tim Wilson
Disaster & Emergency Preparedness Results Committee John Boxill, Chair Read Harris Greg Hendricks Alexander Kuhn Barb Lyon Dennis Nicodemus Emily Savors Tonya Woodruff
Accountability Committee Marshall Loeb, Chair Jeanne Grothaus, Vice Chair Christine Adams Surendra Adhikari Melissa Beers Suellen Bennett Jennifer Campbell-Williams Kristen Cole Ida Copenhaver Dawn Dickson Beth Eck Priscilla Hapner David Julian Jackie Kemp Courtney Kimbrough Debora Myles Kym Nelson Melissa Pierson Robert Reynolds John Rhind Jeffrey Rupert Lisa Russell Dinessa Solomon Gary Timko Chuck Weiden Kathy Wolfgram
Diversity & Inclusion Committee Karen Days, Chair Michelle Ward, Vice Chair Vicki R. Abbott Terry Anderson Lourdes Barroso de Padilla Lynne Bowman Melinda Carter Courtnee D. Carrigan Marvin Clayton Jeanetta Darno Kevin Dixon Wanda Dillard Janet D. Ferguson Stephen S. Francis Tom Grote Tom Guy Stephanie R. Harper Patricia Larkins Hicks Rabbi Idit Jacques Chris Kloth Sara Neikirk Janica Pierce Theresa Saelim Michael T. Spencer Linda Stallworth Linda Thompson Kohli Willa Young
Public Policy Committee C. David Paragas, Chair Charles Gehring, Vice-Chair Herb Asher Barbara Benham Tim Burga William Byers Marilee Chinnici Zuercher TaKeysha Sheppard Cheney Karen Cookston Reed Fraley Roberta Garber Chester Jourdan Mary Lou Langenhop Maria McCoy Adams Jackiethia L. Saunders-Morris Senator Steve Stivers Jo Anne St. Clair Steve Tugend Dawn Tyler Lee Tammy Wharton Nathan P. Wymer
Resource Development Committee Martyn Redgrave, Chair John Bickley Michael Carroll Brandon Dupler Darrell Gammell Mike Gonsiorowski Tom Grote Cindy Hilsheimer Chad Jester Tom Katzenmeyer Robert Lee Jeff Lyttle Greg Overmyer Bob Perryman Ann Pizzuti Susan Rector Jon Ricker Peggy Simmons Ben Tyson Kellie Uhrig Mataryun Wright
Martyn Redgrave, Chair Jeff Miller Greg Overmyer John Parms Rick Schumacher Nick Stanutz Susan Tomasky
Finance Committee Jonathan Dargusch, Chair Bob Barnes Bruce Braine Bern Dempsey James DeSantis Jeff Gilliam Jeffrey Hastings Jerome Jones Melissa L. Kidd Sam Rubenstein Candi Siemer Brian Waeltz Tammy Wharton
Governance Committee Pat Hatler, Chair John Bickley Jonathan Dargusch Tom Griesdorn Gene Harris Susan Tomasky
Marketing Committee Anthony Hebron, Chair Elizabeth Boyuk Katy Burrier Jenny Camper Jeri Grier-Ball Michelle Hurley Drew McCartt Mike McCoy Teresa McWain Kathleen Murphy Steven Schreibman Jeffrey Wilson
Nominating Committee Msgr. Joseph Hendricks, Chair John Bickley Jonathan Dargusch Mike Gonsiorowski Ann Pizzuti Susan Tomasky
Campaign Cabinet Chris Aschinger Jerry Bahlmann Daniel A. Bailey Teresa T. Berliner Elizabeth Boyuk Bill Brownson Bill Calvert Karen Cookston Tanny Crane Ellen Daly Dave Daniel Bern Dempsey Dennis Duchene Jennifer J. Eighme Rocco Evangelista Pam Foster Darrell Gammell Jessica D. Goldman Kim Greaves Gene Harris Stan Harris Jim Hess Al Hill Karen Hollern Brett Justice Mike Keegan Wade M. Kozich Thomas R. Kromer Linda M. Laughlin Brian Lindamood Jonathan Lucas Randy Malloy Fred B. Miller II Mike Morris Greg Overmyer Ken Peters Robert Rankin Chad Readler Michael Robinson Gary Ross Larry Seward Randy Sleeper Philip Smith Bruce Soll Mark H. Stewart Jacqueline M. Taylor Philip H. Urban Jeffrey Wilson
Tocqueville Society Members United Wayâ€™s Tocqueville Society honors individuals who contribute $10,000 or more annually to United Way of Central Ohio. This unparalleled commitment reflects the extraordinary dedication of society members to improving lives and strengthening our community. Tocqueville Premiere ($100,000+)
Anonymous (1) Jameson Crane Loann Crane Tanny Crane and John Wolff Patty and Jerry Jurgensen Linda and Frank Kass Mo and David Meuse Jeanie and Jay Schottenstein Thekla and Don Shackelford Barbara J. and Arnold B. (Al) Siemer Peggy and Bob Walter Abigail and Leslie H. Wexner Sara and Randy Wilcox
Tocqueville Vingt-Cinq ($25,000 - $99,999)
Anonymous (5) Kerrii and Douglas T. Anderson Beth Biffle Janis and Michael Bloch Wayne Boich, Jr. Deborah and Ronald Brooks Delaney and Stuart Burgdoerfer Nora and Kerry Clark Peter Coratola Jamie Crane and Tim Miller Paige and Michael Crane Elizabeth Crane and Richard McKee Sharon and Michael F. Curtin Lisa and Jeffrey W. Edwards Suzie and Pete Edwards, Sr. Jane and Michael Endres Kathy and Rocky Felice Fishel Foundation Gigi and Samuel Fried Eydie and Donald E. Garlikov Mary Teresa and Mark Giresi DeeDee and Herb Glimcher Denise and Michael Glimcher Lori and David Greeley Patricia R. Hatler and Howard Coffin Terri Hill Cindy and Larry Hilsheimer Ann and Thomas Hoaglin Susan and Peter Horvath Marci and Edgar W. Ingram III Alexis Jacobs Nancy and Tad Jeffrey Susan and Michael Jeffries Mary and C. Robert Kidder Isabel and Gerard Kurek Kevin Lonergan Mimi and Curtis A. Loveland Jane and John B. McCoy Bonnie and David Milenthal Molly and M. Cameron Mitchell Cynthia and Louis Mitchell Linda and Michael Morris Lynda and Stephen Nacht Ann and Ronald A. Pizzuti
Cindy and Stephen S. Rasmussen Edward Razek Lynne A. and Martyn R. Redgrave Rhett Ricart Jon Ricker Sharon and Robert Rosholt Genevieve and Lewis R. Smoot, Sr. Joy and Bruce Soll Joanne and Cyrus W. Spurlino Kathy and Peter Taub Kathleen and Buzz Trafford Sharen Jester Turney and Charles Turney Claudia and R. Blane Walter Bobbie and Alan Weiler Arlene and Michael Weiss Ann I. and John F. Wolfe
Alexis de Tocqueville Society ($10,000 - $24,999)
Anonymous (7) Christiane Pendarvis and David Abner Catherine Adams and Gregory S. Lashutka Poe A. Timmons and David J. Adler Alice-Diane W. Albanese Jakki and Jerry O. Allen Jamie and Steve Allen Carol J. Andreae and James P. Garland Cindy and Ralph Antolino, Jr. Wendy and Scott Arlin Janice and Dan Bailey Peg and Mark Bainbridge Linda and Don Barger Dawn and Robert T. Barkley Ann and Wesley Bates Jewel and Frank Benson, III Jill and Kerry Beraud Ashley and James Bersani Shelley Bird Shirley and John Bishop Kris and David Blom Mary and Kevin Blosser Diane and Robert Bolone Sally and Paul Boyer Christina Madriguera and Steve Brechter Yvette McGee Brown and Anthony Brown Vicki A. and Stephen R. Buchenroth Laurie and John Buell Kevin D. Calland Deborah and William H. Carter Ann and Don Casto, III Megan and Jonathan F. Catherwood Tina and August Cenname Cynthia J. and John J. Chester, Sr. Linda and Joseph Chlapaty Laurie and Tom Clements Amy W. and Rob O. Click Stampp Corbin Patricia Davidson and William Cotton Anne and Ronald G. Coviello Meredith and Jay Crane Sally Crane and John Nance Michael Cress Gini and Jim Curphey
Jill and Ron Dean Kathryn A. Denardo Karen and Irving Dennis Ann and Ari Deshe Jami and Rob DeWolf Marina and Roderick Dillon Anne and Robert Dotson Carol Hershey Durell Molly and Stephen Dutton Tami and Bill Ebbing Phaedra and Michael Edwards Karen Eisenbach and Dan Yee Lisa and Lawrence D. Ellerbrock Jane Ann Ellis Geri and Edwin Ellman Linda and Carl English Jenny and Bob Eversole Steven D. Farrell and Charles F. Kessler Barbara K. Fergus Joseph Fitzsimmons Sheena Foley Sharon T. and Ivan K. Fong Barbara and Randy Fortener Bethmara Kessler and Lynne Frishman Phyllis and Wayne M. Fritz Joyce and Russ Gertmenian Megan and John Gilligan Nancy and Jim Gilmour Michael K. Gire Lynn and Phil Glandon Judy and Gary Glaser Joy and Mike Gonsiorowski Kathleen and Robert Gorman Jason A. Griffin Julie Rindler and Kevin Griffith T.R. Gross, Jr. Thomas R. Gross, Sr. Ruth Guzner and Robert Massie F. David Haas Julie Kunkel and Tom Hall Marian S. Halliday Kelly and Chris Hamilton Lori and Joseph Hamrock Sue and Alfred Harmon Gene and Stan Harris Polly Harris and Michael Tracy Mary and Darren E. Hart Lynn and Jeff Henderson Jennifer and James Henson Tricia and Douglas Herron Charlene Hinson Geraldine Schottenstein Hoffman and Martin Hoffman Susanne and Fordham Huffman Penny and Richard Jackson Janet E. Jackson Vivek Jain Donna and Larry James Rebecca and John Jeffries Jan and Earl Jennings Mary and Floyd V. Jones Merilyn and Tommy Kaplin Melissa and Jonathan Kass
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