2011 - 12: The Year of Innovation United Way Annual Report
2012: The Year of Innovation This has been a Year of Innovation at United Way of East Central Iowa. As we look forward to our centennial year in 2014, we also reflect on a long legacy of commitment to the community and those most in need. United Way has been successful the last 98 years thanks to you. This past year we have implemented new programs, accessed new funding sources and continued progress to build a 21st century communications strategy. We know these changes are necessary as we address issues today and in the future. Our neighbors need our help more than ever before. Thirty-one percent of residents in our six-county area, which consists of Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Jones, Linn and Washington counties, received services through United Way partners last year. United Way continues to invest in projects that are impactful. We collaborate, innovate and connect people to create community change. In fiscal year 2012, a total of $11.5 million was raised through donations, grants and special gifts. In addition, we coordinated 80,669 hours of volunteer services, valued at $1,757,778. These efforts helped more than 100,000 people. We have appreciated your contributions during this marvelous and exciting journey and look forward to working with you in the future. Warmest regards, Lois Buntz United Way CEO and President
Kevin Knutson 2012 Board of Directors Chair
Look for this symbol throughout this annual report for some of our innovative projects.
Thank you for supporting United Way. Tim Kintner
Bankers Trust President / CEO 2011 Campaign Chair
22,000 People and 500 Companies Work Together
Investments in 2012
More than 22,000 of your neighbors and friends – as well as 500 companies – contributed to the 2011 United Way campaign. “United Way raised $10,581,690 and set a new record,” said Tim Kintner, 2011 Campaign Chair. “Plus, almost another million was raised outside the traditional campaign.” A total of 5,876 individuals or couples participated as leadership givers. These leadership investments are vital to the work of United Way and our community partners. It’s only with your help that United Way and our community partners are able to bring solutions, goals and resources together to improve our community. Your support truly is changing the condition of the community we call home.
Your Investments in the Community
money Health $2,506,850 (22%)
More than $10.1 million is used to fund agencies and services in our three impact areas — education, financial stability and health. Gaps in services are addressed through initiative funding, community leadership and research. The remainder is used for fundraising and other administrative costs. Eightyeight cents of each dollar directly benefit our mission.
Education $2,354,452 (20%)
The chart to the right shows how we invest your dollars into our community.
Initiative Funding $1,280,738 (11%)
Thanks to our donors and volunteers, we have been able to help thousands of people.
Community Leadership/Research $826,635 (7%)
Financial Stability $1,822,250 (16%) Donor Designation $1,370,165 (12%) Administration $1,338,910 (12%)
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Your Investment in Education CHILDREN NEED OUR
WE INVESTED MORE THAN
7,333 KIDS BE SUCCESSFUL
1,959 parents received parent education and skill development classes.
Our goals by 2016:
47 percent of lowincome Cedar Rapids school district fourth graders are not reading proficient.1
Increase the number of low-income children ready for school by 50 percent. Increase the number of low-income youth with 21st Century skills by 25 percent.
302 home providers, classrooms and teachers participated in education, training and assessments to improve the quality of their work. 1,438 youth participated in quality out-of-school time programming. 507 youth participated in academic assistance programs to raise their grades. 992 youth were paired with a caring mentor to provide stability and academic support.
Above based on fiscal year 2012 reports. Clients may have used multiple services and may be counted more than once. 1 Iowa Department of Education APR State Student Achievement Data, 2012
The Yearâ€™s Highlights in Education RED Ahead Enrolled 600 Clients
Youth Achievement Corps Received Grant
RED (Read Every Day) Ahead began in September 2011 and is enrolling Women, Infants and Children (WIC) clients who have a child under age 1 and clients who are in their third trimester of pregnancy. RED Ahead is a program for parents to help their children develop the language skills they need to be ready for kindergarten.
United Way was awarded a threeyear federal grant to begin the Youth Achievement Corps project in September 2011. This program is providing quality in-and out-of-school time education and social support programs for low-income families to help improve academic achievement.
Play & Learn Grew In 2010, United Way launched Play & Learn, a new program for economicallydisadvantaged families to help their young children learn the skills necessary for kindergarten. The program is sponsored in part by the Young Leaders Society. The program has grown from serving 120 people to 800.
Your Investment in Financial Stability FAMILIES IN OUR AREA
WE INVESTED MORE THAN
TO BE FINANCIALLY STABLE
IN FINANCIAL STABILITY
More than 14,100 families (24 percent) in our area need access to support services to cover the gap between their income and their cost of basic expenses.1 By the end of 2014, nearly 12,000 new and replacement jobs need to be filled. Sixty-six percent of these jobs will require education beyond a high school diploma.2
USE FINANCIAL STABILITY SERVICES 34,787 rides were provided to individuals to access education, employment or community services.
Our goal by 2016: Increase the number of financially stable households by 15%.
4,077 free tax returns were filed, returning $6,898,191 to low-income households in our community. 3,269 individuals (1,209 households) accessed homeless prevention services, and 1,311 individuals (834 households) were sheltered. 2,296,254 pounds of food were distributed to 102 partners.
Above based on fiscal year 2012 reports. Clients may have used multiple services and may be counted more than once. 1 US Census Data 2 Corridor Alliance and Kirkwood Community College Skills 2014 Report
The Yearâ€™s Highlight in Financial Stability Helping Families Earn a Liveable Wage with KPACE In partnership with Kirkwood Community College, we helped launch the Kirkwood Pathways for Academic Career Education and Employment program (KPACE) in fall 2011. KPACE is a career pathway program that provides low-income individuals access to training in industries that are in demand of skilled workers and offer wages that can assist families in becoming self-sufficient.
KPACE student trains to be a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Sixty-seven total students have been enrolled in the program. Seventy-six percent of students earned a credential.3 3
KPACE FY2012 End of Year Report. Percentage is based on forty-six students.
Your Investment in Health THE NEED FOR HELP
WE INVESTED MORE THAN
IS GROWING 3,072 children and 5,950 low-income women are uninsured in United Way of East Central Iowa’s area.1 Older adults are projected to account for 22.4 percent of the population in 2030, an increase over the 14.9 percent from 2010.2
53,975 PEOPLE INCREASE WELL-BEING AND INDEPENDENCE
24,850 substance abuse prevention activities were provided to youth, teachers and parents.
Our goals by 2016: Increase healthy choices by 10 percent. Increase the number of older adults who are able to meet their daily living needs by 25 percent. Above based on fiscal year 2012 reports. Clients may have used multiple services and may be counted more than once. 1 US Census Data 2 Older Iowans: 2012. Iowa Department on Aging. Retrieved from: http:// www.aging.iowa.gov/Documents/Statistics/OlderIowans2012.pdf
The Year’s Highlight in Health
12,216 youth received oral health screenings and were connected with a dental home. 1,055 persons completed substance abuse treatment with their goals met. 2,950 older adults were provided with a nutritious meal. 2,786 received case management services allowing them to remain in their homes longer.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) We are committed to learning more about the root cause of health issues. The United Way Volunteer Health Solutions Team identified ACEs as a “breakthrough area” that influences education, financial stability and health. It is considered a root cause for many health and social conditions that United Way is trying to impact with its community investments. United Way has researched best-practice models to address ACEs and has helped educate service providers about ACEs and their long-term effects. Knowing about ACEs, for example, changes service provider language from, “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?”
Our Investment in 2-1-1
A RESOURCE FOR OUR COMMUNITY
CONNECTING PEOPLE WITH
Most Requested Services
These services accounted for 82 percent of calls.
calls were placed in the service area.
Housing/Shelter Individualcalls / Family Support 12,979 Income Support/Assistance Food and Meals 7,265 calls Income Food andSupport Meals 2,769 calls Housing/Shelter
searches placed on our website FirstCallForHelpIowa.org.
Individual/Family Support 2,038 calls Health Care 1,854 calls Information Services 1,673 calls
TAX ASSISTANCE HELPS PEOPLE United Way 2-1-1 contributes more than 270 hours of scheduling services for free taxpreparation sites.
Information reflects data from July 2011 - June 2012 in Cedar, Benton, Iowa, Jones, Linn and Washington counties.
The Yearâ€™s Highlight in 2-1-1
4,180 tax returns completed. 32 percent of clients were eligible for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). $7,012,447 in federal refunds were received by clients.
New Website We launched a new website for 2-1-1 at FirstCallForHelpIowa.org in January 2012. The site features an easy keyword search and the ability to refine a search by ZIP code and distance. Users can also save their searches and send the search information to a printer or email. The site is constantly updated with the most current information.
The Gazette Company employees volunteer on Day of Caring and paint at Four Oaks.
Making a Difference with Volunteering We partner with over 100 non-profits, have referred 2,800 people to volunteer opportunities and coordinated 80,669 hours of service, valued at more than $1.7 million.
More than 1,400 volunteers participated in Day of Caring 2012 “We encouraged our team to spend the day cleaning city trails or work on other non-profit projects,” said Marc Gullickson, President of Ryan Companies, Midwest Region. “It’s the perfect mix of public companies working through United Way projects to help the non-profit community.” We also work with businesses on corporate service projects and align projects with our impact areas.
Volunteer App We were the first United Way to launch a volunteer app for iPhone and iPads. It’s now easy for people interested in volunteering to access the app and map volunteer opportunities around them. Download the app at UnitedWayofEastCentralIowa.org/App.
Please join me in supporting United Way for the next 100 years.
BankIowa Market President Planned Giving Committee Chair
Endowing the Second Century Touch Tomorrow Society Fifty-five couples or individuals have made a planned gift to United Way. They are members of the Touch Tomorrow Society. Currently, United Way has $3.3 million in an endowment fund. The goal for United Way’s centennial year - 2014 - is to raise the Endowment Fund to $5 million.
William P. and Gayle S. Whipple Legacy Circle William Whipple and his wife, Gayle, were the first Eastern Iowans to endow an annual campaign gift to United Way. In recognition of their stunning generosity, United Way established the William P. and Gayle S. Whipple Legacy Circle. William once said, “The more I am able to give, the more that is given to me. For me, giving is almost a religious experience. I get a feeling of happiness that I have not gotten any other way.”
Volunteer Leadership Thank you to our 2012 Board of Directors and Board of Trustees.
2011-2012 Board of Directors Joan Aune, Transamerica Jon Bancks, Morgan Stanley Dave Benson, Cedar Rapids Community Schools John Bickel, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll PLC
2011-2012 Board of Trustees Dick Lorenz, Ansira Marketing Services Beth Malicki, KCRG-TV9
Terri Christoffersen, Community Volunteer
Katie Mulholland, Linn-Mar Community School District
Lee Clancey, Community Volunteer
Greg Neumeyer, BankIowa
Loren Coppock, TrueNorth Companies
Greg Brecht, Cargill
Ron Olson, Paulson Electric
Karl Cassell, Civil Rights Commission
Matt O’Rourke, Transamerica
Gary Chadick, Rockwell Collins
Mary Ann Osborn, St. Luke’s Hospital
Kyle Decker, Bergan Paulsen Cindy Dietz, Rockwell Collins Barbara Gay, Foundation 2
Maureen Osako, Informatics
Steve Ovel, Kirkwood Community College
Cathy Gullickson, Community Volunteer
Rue Patel, General Mills
Marc Gullickson, Ryan Companies
David Pohlman, GreatAmerica Leasing
Jim Haddad, Community Volunteer
Dick Pilcher, U.S. Bank
Terry Roemig, The Kitchen Sink
Stuart Haker, TrueNorth Companies
Cathy Terukina, The Gazette Company
Brad Hart, Bradley & Riley
Mike Wilkins, United Fire Group
Larry Helling, Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust Tim Kintner, Bankers Trust Kevin Knutson, Holmes Murphy & Associates Doug Kopp, Alliant Energy
Tom Aller, Alliant Energy
Jack Cosgrove, Community Volunteer Steve Dummermuth, IGD Industries Inc. Kathy Eno, Community Volunteer Rex Eno, Community Volunteer Jack Evans, The Hall-Perrine Foundation Marc Gullickson, Ryan Companies Tom Hayden, Shive-Hattery, Inc. Jared Hills, Divine Engineering Joe Hladky, The Gazette Company Jim Hoffman, 2001 Development Corporation Dick Johnson, Community Volunteer Clay Jones, Rockwell Collins Frank Kintzle, Principal Financial Barbara Knapp, Community Volunteer
Kevin Knutson, Holmes Murphy & Associates Robert Kucharski, Community Volunteer Susan McDermott, Community Volunteer David Miller, Community Volunteer Cheryle Mitvalsky, Community Volunteer Iris Muchmore, Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC Chuck Peters, The Gazette Company Mary Quass, NRG Media LLC John Rife, McIntyre Foundation Joe Schimberg, Schimberg Company John Smith, CRST International Gary Streit, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll Dan Thies, OPN Architects, Inc. Ted Townsend, St. Luke’s Hospital John Wasta, Tallgrass Business Resources
United Way Staff, 2011-2012 Thank you to all of our donors, volunteers and community advocates from the staff of United Way of East Central Iowa. Administration
Lois Buntz, President / CEO
Hilery Livengood, Vice President of Donor Relations
Sue Mueller, Executive Assistant
Jennifer Schulte, Donor Relations Manager
Jackie King, Administrative Assistant
Aileen Simmons, Senior Campaign Coordinator
Jay Larson, AFL / CIO Labor Liaison Coordinator
Christoph Trappe, Vice President of Communications and Innovation
Tiffanee Beardsley, Annual Campaign Coordinator
Erica Bergfeld, Event Planner
Cindy Motsinger, Designer
Kris Riley, Chief Financial Officer
Caitlin Wiedenheft, Video Editor
Liya Fitzpatrick, Controller
Amy Kelly, Senior Coordinator - Pledge Services
Leslie Wright, Vice President of Community Building
Abbie Covenah, Information Systems Manager
Douglas Griesenauer, Manager, Education
Sarah Kerr, Data Integrity and Analysis Coordinator
Judy Stoffel, Manager, Financial Stability Eugenia Vavra, Manager, Health Chris Juett, Manager, 2-1-1 Program Sue Driscoll, Manager, Volunteer Engagement Caitlin Flaherty, Youth Achievement Corps / AmeriCorps Coordinator Jessica Link, RSVP Coordinator
View the 2011 Leadership Directory online at: UnitedWayofEastCentralIowa.org/2011-Leadership-Directory/
United Way of East Central Iowa 317 7th Avenue SE, Suite 401, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401 319-398-5372 â€˘ 800-332-8182 UnitedWayofEastCentralIowa.org
Published on Apr 23, 2013