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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Executive Committee


Warren Krech, Chairman Dan Westhues, Vice Chairman* Faye Edwards, Past Chairman Brandy Bryant, Treasurer* Gaye Suggett, Secretary* Di Aur, Member At Large Greg Gaffke, Member At Large Ann Whaley, Member At Large

The United Way of Central Missouri is a local, volunteer-driven organization that improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.


The United Way of Central Missouri will be the leader in bringing partners and resources together to address priority needs and provide solutions that strengthen our community.


Board Members Ed Farnsworth Brian Francka* Mark Kaiser Dr. Bert Kimble Dr. Carolyn R. Mahoney Willard McCloud Vicki Myers* Jim Perch Darla Porter* Barb Prasad* Laurie Roach Bob Scruggs John Sheehan Lance Stegeman Brent VanConia Janet Wear-Enloe

Ex-Officio Members

United Way of Central Missouri continues to maintain a high standard of accountability and transparency. Partnerships are critical to the operations of the United Way. The United Way of Central Missouri helps support 25 partner agencies and programs that provide unique, direct services to people in need every day. United Way is creating lasting change in our community by focusing on the building blocks for a better life--education, income, health, and basic needs. Funds provide health and human services in Cole, Miller, Moniteau, Osage, and southern Callaway counties. HEALTH 22%



Mike Downey, Communications Chair Dan Lenger, Funds Distribution Chair


Foundation Board of Directors Phil Freeman - President Walt Vandelicht - Vice President Kathy Graessle - Treasurer Ann Littlefield - Secretary Bernie Fechtel Johnny Richardson Bob Robuck Dave Turner Harold Westhues

*Fund Allocation Volunteer

United Way Staff Ann Bax, President Theresa Verslues, Vice President Tonya Willig, Finance Manager Nancy Reeves, Administrative Assistant

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A SUPERHERO? There is a hero inside each one of us…selfless, compassionate and willing to champion the cause for neighbors who are suffering and despairing. It doesn’t take superhuman strength. It doesn’t take a costume. It does take compassion, empathy, gratitude for what you have and an appreciation for your fellow man. As a United Way of Central Missouri supporter you are an everyday hero doing extraordinary things…helping youth reach their full potential, supporting the aging, improving people’s health and promoting self-sufficiency. As more and more people in need in our community look to the United Way of Central Missouri and our partner agencies for help, we look to our local heroes to give, advocate and volunteer. United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Our focus is on education, income, health and basic needs – the building blocks for a good quality of life. United Way recruits people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise and resources we need to get things done. That is why the United Way of Central Missouri funds initiatives and partner agencies to focus on these critical issues in our community. We are blessed to live in a community that cares, as is evidenced by the outpouring of volunteer and financial support during the 2012 campaign. By working together we can achieve results no single individual or group can accomplish alone. Thank you for being a hero to those in need in our community and for standing united--because this is our community, our neighbors, our families and our future. It is your support that moves our community forward. With gratitude, Warren & Ann

Ann Bax President

Warren Krech 2012 Board Chairman

E D U C AT I O N Eighth-graders Falycady and Demetrius found a second home at the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital City. Every day after school they have a safe place to go where they can get homework help, be fed a nutritious dinner, and enjoy spending time with friends. Whether it’s tending the community garden, taking cooking classes, volunteering in the community, participating in dance class or learning how to play a musical instrument--Falycady and Demetrius gain new experiences every day at the Boys & Girls Club. United Way of Central Missouri partners with the Boys & Girls Club and provides annual funding for critical programs. In 2012, the United Way also provided a one-time grant to update the Boys & Girls Club kitchen to provide a hot nutritious dinner at the club. United Way’s support has helped put Falycady and Demetrius on the path to a great future.

HELPING CHILDREN AND ADULTS ACHIEVE THEIR POTENTIAL United Way Impact On Our Community ‹‹United Way provided $612,700 to promote education through partner agencies and one-time grants. ‹‹146 Early Childhood professionals received 12 hours of training to enhance the quality of early childhood programs through the United Way of Central Missouri Early Childhood Initiative. ‹‹70 adults and 34 middle school students received assistance to learn to read or improve their reading skills with ABLE’s volunteer tutors. ‹‹Over 150 children built relationships with volunteer mentors through Missouri Valley Big Brothers Big Sisters.

EDUCATION Quality eduction helps youth and adults achieve their full potential.


Early Childhood Tutoring Mentoring Adult /Youth Literacy Leadership Building Life Skills

‹‹Over 18,780 students participated in educational, preventive and intervention substance abuse programs through the Council for Drug Free Youth. ‹‹273 children had an opportunity to learn life skills by planting a garden or taking a class; and receiving homework help through the Boys & Girls Club. ‹‹10,657 children learned leadership skills and gained new experiences through Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and 4-H.

United Way Early Childhood Initiative coordinated a week of activities to celebrate the Week of the Young Child. Preschool children participated in a carnival with many hands-on activities to develop motor and cognitive skills.


I N C O M E Donna and Rebecca were caregivers to home-bound seniors at Homemaker Health Care (HHC). Both had dreams of increasing their education in the nursing field, but with limited resources, knew it was impossible to go back to school to obtain a Nursing degree. United Way provided HHC a grant to provide Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training to their employees. Because of good attendance, patient satisfaction, and supervisor recommendations, Donna and Rebecca were chosen to enroll in the CNA classes. They completed the six week course and increased their income by nearly $2.00 per hour. Both agreed it made a positive difference in their lives. “Now we provide patients with additional care. It is great to know we are helping them stay in their homes longer and avoid the high cost of a nursing home,” Donna said. “I would like to continue my education and eventually become an RN,” Rebecca added. The United Way’s support has given Donna and Rebecca confidence and enabled them to take steps toward achieving their goals.


PROMOTING FINANCIAL STABILITY AND INDEPENDENCE United Way Impact On Our Community ‹‹United Way provided $58,935 to promote self-sufficiency and financial stability through partner agencies and one-time grants. ‹‹United Way provided a one-time grant to provide Certified Nurse Aide training to Homemaker Health Care staff. ‹‹United Way provided a one-time grant to Cole County Extension for Family Financial Education to teach financial life skills to adults and link them to resources to improve their lives.

INCOME Financial stability promotes independence.


Employment Assistance Transportation Dress For Success Quality Childcare

‹‹125 women received appropriate interview and business apparel, motivation and follow-up support through Dreams to Reality. ‹‹Adults with disabilities received transportation to their jobs at Capitol Projects through Osage County Community Living. ‹‹128 adults with disabilities received job training through Capitol Projects. ‹‹Parents maintained employment and self-sufficiency as a result of childcare assistance through Jefferson City Day Care Center and Jefferson City Area YMCA Child Development Center.

Patricia, Carrie, Jamie and Rachael work successfully at Capitol Projects (Sheltered Workshop) while also enjoying friendship with co-workers.


H E A LT H Donna has been coming to the Community Health Center of Central Missouri (CHCCM) since April 2011 for the monitoring and care of her chronic health problems. One of her health problems is diabetes, which requires careful maintenance of diet to achieve adequate blood glucose control. Donna has been without teeth since 1983, and as a result she skips meals and looks to coffee or diet soda which has no nutritional value. During a conversation with Tabatha, the CHCCM Care Coordinator, Donna described her life without teeth, and recounted a day she ate out with her daughter and was unable to chew steamed broccoli as it was too tough. Too embarrassed to send the food back, she did not eat. Donna did not have insurance or funds to purchase dentures, so CHCCM staff agreed Donna was a great candidate for United Way dental assistance. It’s a new year and Donna will receive a new smile and a new opportunity to improve her health. When asked what her first meal would be after receiving her new smile, Donna replied, “I’m going to eat some broccoli.”


IMPROVING PEOPLE’S HEALTH United Way Impact On Our Community ‹‹United Way provided $296,800 to improve people’s health through partner agencies. ‹‹5,064 people received assistance resulting in $551,738 in prescription medication savings through Familywize Discount Prescription Drug program. ‹‹263 elderly residents received life-sustaining meals each week through Senior Nutrition Council’s home-bound meal program. ‹‹In addition to the 980 pairs of shoes provided to children in need, the Dental, Eye and Shoe program provided low-income children critical dental and vision services.

HEALTH People succeed in life when they enjoy good health.

KEY PROGRAMS INCLUDE • Community Clinic • Discount Prescription Drug Program • Mental Health Counseling • In-Home Care • Home-bound Meals • Dental And Vision Care

‹‹Over 4,000 individuals were provided mental health services through Family Counseling Center and Pathways Community Behavioral Health Care. ‹‹265 elderly and disabled individuals received in-home services through Homemaker Health Care which allowed them to remain safely at home and avoid prolonged costly institutional care. ‹‹7,846 patients received affordable medical, dental and mental health services through the Community Health Center of Central Missouri.

Martha volunteers to deliver home-bound meals to Alma so she can stay in her home longer and live independently through the support of United Way of Central Missouri. Photo courtesy of Julie Smith, News Tribune


SAFETY NET Elizabeth knew she needed to leave St. Louis to make a better life for herself and her granddaughter, but she did not know where to go. As a result of a suggestion from a family member, she moved from the big city to Central Missouri. That’s when she met, Tiwan, Salvation Army’s Emergency Services Caseworker. Elizabeth was a resident at the Salvation Army Center of Hope from September to December. In December, she received notice from public housing that an apartment was available, but in order to move in she had to pay a past utility bill. With the help of Salvation Army, CMCA, and the United Way of Central Missouri, Elizabeth was able to pay the past utility bill and move into her own apartment just in time for the holidays. “I don’t know what I would have done without the help and guidance of Tiwan,” Elizabeth said. Thanks to the Salvation Army, CMCA, and United Way, Elizabeth is on her way to becoming self-sufficient.


MEETING BASIC NEEDS United Way Impact On Our Community ‹‹United Way provided $379,860 to meet basic needs and respond to emergencies through partner agencies and one-time grants. ‹‹United Way’s Osage County Advisory Board coordinated a health fair for Chamois schools to meet the needs in this rural community. ‹‹United Way provided a one-time grant to continue the Buddy Pack program in Osage County. ‹‹United Way provided a one-time grant to the Rape and Abuse Crisis Service to assist with first month’s rent and deposits for women leaving the shelter.

SAFETY NET Food, clothing, shelter, and safety are the basic foundation for life.

KEY PROGRAMS INCLUDE • Emergency Food & Shelter • Food Distribution • Energy & Rental Assistance • Missouri 2-1-1 • Disaster Programs

‹‹14,968 people in emergency situations were helped with food, clothing, shelter, and utilities through Salvation Army. ‹‹119 individuals sought shelter to escape the effects of domestic violence through the Rape and Abuse Crisis Service. An additional 579 clients received counseling and advocacy. ‹‹More than 6,700 children received a “Buddy Pack” of nutritious food weekly through The Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri.

American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter volunteers comfort a client whose home was destroyed by fire.




WE ACCOMPLISH MORE TOGETHER THAN WE CAN ALONE Because of the generosity and support of individuals, businesses and organizations of central Missouri, the 2012 United Way of Central Missouri Campaign resulted in more than $1.75 million for our community. Our campaign Superheroes...employee coordinators, campaign co-chairs, campaign leadership team, and agency leaders spent countless hours to help make this possible.

TOP 40 EMPLOYEE CAMPAIGNS 1. Central Bank/Central Technology Services* 2. Missouri State Charitable Campaign 3. Scholastic 4. Ameren Missouri 5. Jefferson City Public Schools 6. Capital Region Medical Center* 7. Jefferson Bank / Central Mortgage* 8. Hawthorn Bank* 9. Missouri Farm Bureau* 10. Cargill* 11. St. Mary’s Health Center* 12. Jefferson City Medical Group* 13. Modern Litho-Print/Brown Printing* 14. Speedline Technologies 15. Osage Industries* 16. Modine Manufacturing* 17. Unilever 18. Joe Machens Capital City* 19. ABB 20. Gerbes 21. State Farm Insurance 22. Providence Bank* 23. Huber & Associates* 24. United Parcel Service* 25. Learfield Communications 26. Wallstreet Group*

GIVE Invest in your community.


• 27. Mid America Bank 28. Schnuck’s* 29. Lincoln University • 30. DST Systems 31. Missouri Hospital Association* • 32. County of Cole* 33. CenturyLink 34. Elsevier • 35. GFI Digital 36. City of Jefferson 37. Healthcare Services Group 38. Fechtel Beverage & Sales* 39. Dillard’s* 40. Lutheran Senior Services*

Campaign Goal: $1.65 million 50% of goal raised by Pacesetter Companies 79% of giving came from Individuals 668 Individuals & Businesses gave a leadership gift of $500 or more

*Pacesetter Company

Superhero Campaign Co-Chairs Lori Massman, Scholastic; and Jake Green, UPS




REACH OUT A HAND TO ONE AND INFLUENCE THE CONDITION OF ALL United Way partner Agencies & Initiatives advocate every day for those they serve--whether it’s a child, senior, family, or individual with disabilities. ‹‹ 4-H

‹‹Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) ‹‹ Boys and Girls Club of the Capital City ‹‹Boy Scouts-Great Rivers Council ‹‹American Red Cross, Heart of Missouri Chapter ‹‹Capital Projects ‹‹Community Health Center ‹‹Council for Drug Free Youth ‹‹Dental, Eye, and Shoe Program ‹‹Dreams to Reality ‹‹Early Childhood Initiative ‹‹Energy Assistance Program ‹‹Family Counseling Center ‹‹Familywize Discount Prescription Drug Program ‹‹Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland ‹‹Homemaker Health Care ‹‹Jefferson City Day Care Center ‹‹Jefferson City Area YMCA Child Development Center ‹‹Missouri 2-1-1 ‹‹Missouri Valley Big Brothers Big Sisters ‹‹Osage County Community Living ‹‹Pathways Community Behavioral Health Care ‹‹Rape and Abuse Crisis Service ‹‹Salvation Army ‹‹Senior Nutrition Council ‹‹Special Learning Center ‹‹The Food Bank of Central & Northeast Missouri ‹‹Tri-County YMCA

ADVOCATE Champion the cause. Make change happen with your voice.

WAY TO ADVOCATE • Get informed • Tell your friends about United Way • Wear your LIVE UNITED shirt • Volunteer for United Way or one of our partner agencies

Dave Griffith, Executive Director of American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter, is a superhero and advocate for those they serve.




GIVE YOUR TIME. GIVE YOUR BEST. Each year hundreds of volunteers work in some capacity for the United Way of Central Missouri. They are invaluable to the success of the organization’s mission.

VOLUNTEER Give the Gift of You.

‹‹United Way assisted in the coordination of a community-wide Day of Service. Over 300 volunteers helped with beautification projects throughout the city.

KEY FACTS ‹‹United Way coordinated the annual Days of Caring with 186 people volunteering at ten different United Way partner agencies. ‹‹United Way facilitated volunteer advisory groups for Early Childhood, Osage County, and an Income Focus group. ‹‹26 business leaders volunteer their time, talent and treasure as members of the United Way of Central Missouri Board of Directors.

• Over 400 individuals volunteer with the United Way • United Way has over ten committee opportunities to showcase your special talents • Missouri 2-1-1 facilitates volunteer opportunities

‹‹Over 60 community leaders volunteer as members of five fund allocation panels. ‹‹United Way brings volunteers and resources together to address priority needs and provide solutions that strengthen our community.

JCMG is one of thirteen businesses that participated in Days of Caring. LeAnn, a JCMG employee, enjoys reading stories to children at the Jefferson City Day Care Center.



Expenses 4% $56,536

1% $16,498 Investments & Other Income

12% $182,986

Agency Allocations Grants & Initatives

United Way Campaign

Administrative Costs Loss on Collections

99% $1,599,446

81% $1,286,115

3% $52,470 Information from 2011 Audit & IRS 990

Governing Body

The Governing Body serves three important roles. Members of this group elect the United Way Board of Directors and new members of the Governing Body; approve changes to the United Way of Central Missouri bylaws; and serve as potential candidates for the Board of Directors and other United Way of Central Missouri committees. Al Able Lori Allen Spencer Allen* Matt Alsager* Sara Alsager Paul Andrews Jean Armstrong Corey Backues David Baird Dot Baker Phil Baker Lynne Bateman Everett Benson* Amy Berendzen Brian Berhorst Jeff Boessen Jami Buffington Sharon Campbell Jim Carlson Gary Castor Rod Chapel Tammy Chute* Michelle Clark Gary Collins Belinda Couty 15

Michael Couty Matt Cowell Ricky Cox Dawn Crockett* Kathy Crow Jeff Davidson Terry Donner Dr. Paul Dupuis Christine Ellinger* Marc Ellinger* Alicia Embley-Turner William R. England III Andy Fechtel* Bernie Fechtel Ken Ferguson Bret Fischer* Ron Fitzwater* Ryan Freeman Heath Garvin Russ Goldammer Sally Graham* Jayne Gratz Jake Green Dr. Joseph Gulino Jane Haslag

Jan Haviland* David Heidbreder Joe Henderson A. J. Henry Daniel Hilte Lori Hoelscher Craig Husting Jim Jones John Jurgovan John Kehoe Mark Kunze Jenny Lamb* Stephanie Lehman Dan Lenger* Susie LeRoy Ken Littlefield Trae Lorts Ski Mariea John Marquart Lori Massman* Todd Mayfield Bob Mazur Kathy McGhee Amy Mitchell Dr. Brian Mitchell

Alan Mudd Joe Newberry Mike Oldelehr Terra Parris Marie Peoples Chuck Pierce Joe Pierle Dr. Bryan Pope Dr. Chandra Prasad Sheila Prenger Cynthia Quetsch Dr. Winston Rutledge* Dr. Jeff Sanders Joe Scheppers Kathy Scheulen Julie Schlup Cyndy Schnieders* Shirley Seabaugh Marty Siddall Brad Sieg* Mary Simmons Lori Simms* Debbie Snyder* Dr. Michael Snyder Bev Stafford

Jill Struemph Cornell Sudduth Ken Theroff Bernard Thompson Matt Tollerton* Lonna Trammel Christy Trimble Kyle Trimble Larry Vincent* Arlene Vogel* Carl Vogel Bob Volmert Jim Vossen Gus Wagner Chuck Weber Mike Wehrle Harold Westhues Greg White Lee Wilbers Chris Wood* Tippy Wren Misty Young

*Fund Allocation Volunteer

SPONSORS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS The United Way of Central Missouri strives to be good stewards of every dollar entrusted to us by our giving community. By maintaining strong partnerships with businesses and individuals in our community, the United Way is able to keep operating costs at a minimum. We thank the following sponsors and community partners for their support in 2012. Ameren Missouri Capitol Coupons Capital Region Medical Center Central Bank CenturyLink Coca-Cola Bottling Company DINE/SHOP UNITED Businesses Doormail Plus Fechtel Beverage & Sales GFI Digital Hawthorn Bank Jefferson Bank Jefferson City Medical Group

Jim Dyke Jim Logan Joe Machens Capital City KJLU/JCTV KOMU KRCG-TV KWOS Lincoln University Luetkemeyer Signs Madison’s Cafe Mid America Bank Missouri Farm Bureau Modine Manufacturing

Naught-Naught Insurance Agency News Tribune N.H. Scheppers Distributing Providence Bank Rich Wright Photography LLC River City Florist St. Mary’s Health Center Scholastic The UPS Store UPS United Way Partner Agencies


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2012 Annual Report  

United Way of Central Missouri 2012 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report  

United Way of Central Missouri 2012 Annual Report