s in the game of REAL life. UNITED WAY OF NORTHWEST GEORGIA
2015 ANNUAL REPORT
G W A N F O Y A W D E T I N U O T E WELCOM BOARD CHAIR & PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE “What an exciting time for United Way! In 2015, we focused on establishing a roadmap for sustainability - our ability to maintain and support human service needs in Northwest Georgia for years to come. We are proud of the successful launch of our endowment and the birth of the Peacock Legacy Society. The key to ensuring future generations continue to have quality of life is United Way’s ability to excel at building relationships within our community, retention of our partners, resource identification, revenue generation, and recognition. Thank you to our Board of Directors, staff, community partners, grantees, donors, advocates, and volunteers. It is truly rewarding to be part of such a powerful team. YOU are Game Changers!” LIVE UNITED, ob Ringer, 2015 Board Chair & Amanda Burt, President B
To unite people and resources to improve lives in Northwest Georgia and build stronger communities through giving, advocacy, and volunteerism.
To be the preferred organization investing in education, basic needs, and health in our community.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bob Ringer & Amanda Burt
Bob Ringer, Board Chair* | Shaw Industries • Zack Adamson | Engineered Floors • Tim Ausmus* | Shaw Industries • Dottie Boring | Community Volunteer • Tom Bundros | Dalton Utilities • Kasey Carpenter | Oakwood Cafe • Oliver Cobb | Oliver F. Cobb & Associates, LLC • Celeste Creswell | Miller and Martin, PLLC • Bill Davies | BB&T • J.T. Finley* | Maryville Jewelers • Jim Gordon | Community Volunteer • Jim Hawkins | Dalton Public Schools • Ken Jackson* | Shaw Industries • Brenda Knowles*| Shaw Industries • Matthew Moore | Shaw Industries • Brittany Pittman | Murray County Sole Commissioner • Micah Riggle | IVC US, Inc. • Pat Sain* | Material Handling, Inc. • Karen Townsend* | Community Volunteer• Jerry Watkins | Morehouse Group • Jamie Welborn | Mohawk Industries • Lynn Whitworth | Brown Industries • Denise Wood |Mohawk Industries • Joe Yarbrough | Carpet and Rug Institute *EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
TREASURER’S REPORT Receipts Campaign Pledges
Other Income Total
Disbursements and Expenditures Program Expenses
Total Change in Net Assets
M 7 . 3 $ H C A E R S R E G N A H C E GAM
J.T. Finley announces United Wayâ€™s goal at the Kickoff Block Party & CEO Trike Race.
Tim Baucom of Shaw Industries enjoys the CEO Trike Race.
Bob Lee and Kevin Sanders have fun hosting the CEO Trike Race.
Members of United Wayâ€™s Board and Campaign Cabinet celebrate surpassing the 2015 Campaign Goal of $3.7 million to improve education, basic needs, and health in Northwest Georgia.
Brian Carson of Mohawk Industries shows his support of United Way at the Mohawk Kickoff!
J.T. Finley and members of the Campaign Cabinet celebrate reaching 40% of the $3.7 million goal!
AL DONORS U D I V I D N I 0 0 0 , 3 1 F O M A E T A JOIN YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY $365+ LEVEL
“The Young Leaders Society engages the next generation of philanthropists and volunteers by creating a brighter future for our community, while serving as a driving force in retention of young professionals for local employers. This year, the group gained 68 new members, reaching 322, who together invested $245,536 in United Way.” -Curtis Callaway, Shaw Industries & Jill Schubert, IVC US; YLS Co-Chairs
“The Women’s Leadership Council is a group of women truly generous in heart and spirit who bring vision, energy, talent, and creativity to create lasting change. This year, 310 WLC members invested $1.13 million. We welcomed 50 new women to our group, who brought with them an additional $90,520–which is outstanding.” -Dixie Kinard, Kinard Realty; Karen Townsend, Community Volunteer; and Lynn Whitworth, Brown Industries; WLC Co-Chairs
WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL $1,000+ LEVEL
YLS STEERING COMMITTEE Curtis Callaway, YLS Co-Chair | Shaw Industries • Jill Schubert, YLS Co-Chair | IVC, US • Zack Adamson | Engineered Floors • Trevor Brown | Trevor Brown Law • Amy Cole | Kinard Realty • James Dixon | Shaw Industries • Vance Embry | Shaw Industries • Kristin Ghere | Shaw Industries • Nancy Green | Wells Fargo • Landon Hair | Marketing Alliance • Josh Killion | Shaw Industries • Dana Lake | Shaw Industries • Matthew Moore| Shaw Industries • Jonathan Sierra | Invista • Juanita Perez | Mohawk Industries • Bess Powers | Mohawk Industries
RS AND 59 CORPORATE P A R T N E
“I am happy to announce that our Campaign Cabinet exceeded our 2015 campaign goal of $3.7 million. Leadership giving has been a large focus of corporate campaigns with 709 donors making a household investment of $1,000 or more annually to United Way, representing $1.45 million in giving. We’ve asked our donors to go one step further and take The 10% Challenge this year. Thank you for being game changers!” -J.T. Finley, 2015 United Way Campaign Chair & Owner of Maryville Jewelers pictured with his wife, Alison
PEACOCK LEGACY SOCIETY “I joined the United Way Board in 2014 and quickly became familiar with just how vital the Alexis de Tocqueville and other Leadership Societies are to our campaign each year. It was evident that we needed to develop a strategy for ensuring United Way’s sustainability for future generations. In 2015 at the Peacock Palooza, I was honored to announce the launch of United Way’s Peacock Legacy Society. In just a few weeks, $2 million in seed funds were pledged with a focus on allowing Tocqueville members to endow their annual gift in perpetuity and corporations to deepen their support beyond the annual campaign.” – Ken Jackson, United Way Endowment Chair & EVP-CFO at Shaw Industries
“The Alexis de Tocqueville Society, chartered by Julian Saul in Northwest Georgia in 1996 with 23 members, was created to deepen individual understanding of, commitment to, and support for United Way’s work in education, basic needs, and health in our community. Today, the Tocqueville Society boasts 75 members who invest $897,000 in United Way.” -Bob Chandler, Alexis de Tocqueville Society Chair and Shaw Industries VP of Commercial Sales pictured with Board Member Dottie Boring
ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY $10,000+ LEVEL
UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN CABINET MEMBERS J.T. Finley, Campaign Chair | Maryville Jewelers • Werner Braun | Community Volunteer • Tom Bundros | Dalton Utilities • Curtis Callaway | Shaw Industries • Bob Chandler | Shaw Industries • Landon Hair | Marketing Alliance • Bob Hardaway | Shaw Industries • Ted Hogshead | IVC, US • Ben Kinsey | Dalton Utilities • Mark Poindexter | Mohawk Industries • Bob Ringer | Shaw Industries • Jill Schubert | IVC, US • Ty Sellers | Shaw Industries • Pete Sigmon | Shaw Industries • Karen Townsend | Community Volunteer • Michael Wise | JMW Incorporated • Joe Young | Engineered Floors
THANK YOU TO A L L O U R D O N O R S
Shaw Industries increased their campaign by over $45,000 which kicked off at the Dalton Convention Center. Pictured are Tim Baucom, Ken Jackson, Amanda Burt, Vance Bell, Russell Headrick, and Randy Merritt. 2015 Five Star Champion & Community Pillar
BROWN INDUSTRIES PHENIX
Tom Bundros of Dalton Utilities enjoys a game of pool at RossWoods Adult Day Services, a United Way Community Partner. 2015 Five Star Champion
TEXTILE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES
Phenix really stepped up their campaign this year with a 93% growth!
Each year Brown Industries goes on United Way Impact Tours to see first-hand the work of United Way. Brown also sponsored Make a Difference Day in 2015.
2015 Five Star Champion & Community Patron
2015 Growth Award
Textile Management Associates held employee presentations at all of their facilities with a 14% increase. Pictured are Brenda Franco, Terri Hawkins, and Steve Townsend. 2015 Community Collaborator
Dorsett took employees on Impact Tours to see United Way in action. They are pictured at RossWoods Adult Day Services, a United Way Community Partner. 2015 Community Collaborator & Highest Overall Participation Award
HOW TO BE A 5-STAR UNITED WAY CHAMPION
CEO supports the campaign with a personal and corporate gift The right people are appointed to the United Way team to lead the employee campaign Employees go on United Way Impact Tours to see their investment at work
Employees are asked to give, the campaign is up over last year, and results reported to United Way by Oct. 31 The company has employees who volunteer with United Way through volunteer projects, board service, etc.
G ERS N A H C E M A G L A E R G N I E B FOR
BEAULIEU OF AMERICA
Beaulieu won the CEO Trike Race at the Kickoff Block Party! Pictured are Nicolas Bouckaert, Karel Vercruyssen, Bob Lee, Carl Bouckaert, and Stan Bouckaert. 2015 Community Collaborator
MARKETING ALLIANCE GROUP
Thank you to Marketing Alliance for competing in the CEO Trike Race, holding an employee campaign, and volunteering with United Way. Pictured are Bryan Hair, Mel Abernathy, Ken Renz, and Landon Hair. 2015 Five Star Champion & Community Collaborator
Joe Young from Engineered Floors took his team on a United Way Impact Tour of Friendship House. Their campaign increased by $50,000. 2015 Five Star Champion, Community Patron, & Largest Percentage Growth
J+J FLOORING GROUP
J+J Flooring has a long history of support for the United Way campaign with great employee participation. Pictured are Doug Schneller, Josh Hall, Tom Pendley, and Bill Blackstock. 2015 Community Patron
IVC employees see how their gift to United Way impacts the entire circle of life: education, basic needs, and health, through tours and campaign presentations. 2015 Five Star Champion
STRATEGIC PARTNER LEVELS $1 Million $500K $250K $100K $50K
Community Pillar Community Builder Community Samaritan Community Patron Community Collaborator
Mohawk Industries had a game-changing campaign with an increase of over $125,000 for Murray and Whitfield counties. Pictured are Jamie Welborn, Amanda Burt, and Brian Carson. 2015 Five Star Champion, Community Builder, & Largest Overall Dollar Increase
MEDIA PARTNERS Billboards for Education • The Daily Citizen News • Lifestyles for Women • The Local Scene • North Georgia Radio Group • Optilink – Dalton Utilities • Shaw Media Group
THANK YOU TO ALL O U R D O N O R S ! JMW, INC.
DALTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Thank you Michael Wise for leading JMW in their first ever employee level campaign! 2015 Newcomer Award
Over 50% of DPS staff gave to United Way this year! Jim Hawkins, J.T. Finley, Amanda Burt, and Nancy Zahn hosted the leadership campaign. 2015 Five Star Champion
Thank you to Gary Dale of Americhem for hosting employee level campaigns and giving associates the opportunity to learn how United Way connects people and resources. Gary Dale is pictured with Tracy Dillard. 2015 Five Star Champion
COLDWELL BANKER KINARD REALTY NPC SOUTH
Andre Willis, a United Way donor at UPS, dropped off our United Way pens just in time for the 2015 Campaign! 2015 Global Corporate Leader Award
HAMILTON HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Kinard Realty employees nearly doubled their gifts to United Way in 2015. Thank you to Mike Maret. 2015 Growth Award
NPC South grew their campaign by 72% thanks to Campaign Coordinator Yvonne Jones and CEO Roland Cantrell who is pictured with Amy Ross. 2015 Growth Award
CEO Jeff Myers hosted a Young Leaders Society Lunch with Leaders over the summer at Hamilton Medical Center. Their campaign increased by 33%. Great job! 2015 Community Collaborator
VOLUNTEER C E N T E R UNITED WAY VOLUNTEER CENTER 2015 In total, United Way mobilized 4,013 volunteers who gave 41,170 hours of service in 2015. This represents an impact of $957,614 to our community. United Way Volunteer Center organized 161 hands-on volunteer projects in 2015. Tandus–Centiva partnered with United Way to host a Day of Service called People of Purpose where 58 volunteers gave 340 hours of service. BOARDWALK, our board service training program, trained 27 volunteers this year and has provided 320 trained board members to area non-profits since the program’s inception. Make a Difference Day, sponsored by Brown Industries, mobilized 843 volunteers this year, who gave 3,017 hours of service.
Stuart Nelson, President at Brown Industries and CVC member, volunteered at Oakhaven on Make a Difference Day.
Shaw Industries partnered with United Way to host their LIVE UNITED Week of Service which mobilized 883 Shaw associates who volunteered for 99 projects, giving 4,124 hours of service.
2015 VOLUNTEER AWARD WINNERS Annually, United Way recognizes outstanding volunteer service through the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards, The Connie Woodward Award, and the Elaine Butler Award. Starting in 2014, Shaw Industries partnered with United Way to present two $5,000 Elbert Shaw Memorial Scholarships to area juniors and seniors in high school.
Tim Ausmus (Chair) and members of the United Way Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) are committed to expanding the capacity of non-profits and schools through the Volunteer Center. The CVC is leading this effort by connecting employees, families, churches, and students to service opportunities and organized projects.
Jose Gonzales | Connie Woodward Award for Outstanding Volunteerism in Whitfield County • Stephanie Whisenant | Elaine Butler Award for Outstanding Volunteerism in Murray County • Northwest Whitfield High School Service Learners | Youth Volunteer Group of the Year • Murray County 4-H | Adult Volunteer Group of the Year• Tori Richards | 2015 Youth Volunteer of the Year & Elbert Shaw Memorial Scholarship Recipient • Dakota Owens | Elbert Shaw Memorial Scholarship Recipient
CORPORATE VOLUNTEER COUNCIL MEMBERS Tim Ausmus, CVC Chair | Shaw Industries • Howard Elder | Community Volunteer • Scott Grafe | Dorsett Industries • Erin Istanbulluoglu | Tandus-Centiva • Stuart Nelson | Brown Industries • Micah Riggle | IVC Group • Mike Stein | Hamilton Health Care System • Cathy Swiney | Community Volunteer• Robert Varner | BB&T• Sarah Walker | Shaw Industries • Jared Warnack | Phenix • Denise Wood | Mohawk Industries
Get kids ready for kindergarten, reading at grade level by 3rd grade, and graduating on time with skills to be career and life-ready
children and youth attended subsidized after school and summer programs, helping them avoid risky behaviors
2,367 people who contacted United Way were provided with information and referral, benefitting approximately 7,100 individuals
children learned to recognize or prevent abuse
Top requests from callers seeking assistance from United Wayâ€™s help line are: 1) Utilities, 2) Housing, and 3) Food
children received programming with the goal of them reading on grade level by 3rd grade
matches of children and adults participated in a mentoring program
18 volunteers serve as the local board for the Emergency Food and Shelter program
young adults received character education, leadership development, outdoor education, and workforce development
abused and neglected children were supported by a volunteer court advocate
youth were able to have an overnight summer children received high camp experience individuals received quality childcare cooperative parenting classes designed to enhance healthy communication between divorced/separated parents
Reduce the long term need for food, housing, and utility assistance through life skills education and financial counseling
Support prevention services so youth and adults are healthy and avoid risky behaviors
146 children benefited from forensic interviews to prosecute sexual violence abusers
children received hearing, vision, and dental screenings
216 elderly and disabled received nursing care, bathing, nutrition, therapeutic activities, and programming during the day
meals were delivered to home-bound elderly
patients with birth defects had access to lifesaving medical care
hours of respite care were provided for clients who are caregivers of individuals with dementia
people received food assistance
nights of shelter provided
domestic violence calls were answered
people benefited from disaster services and house fire assistance
individuals received residential treatment for drug and alcohol addiction
individuals received assistance to reduce their long-term need for food, housing, or utility assistance through counseling, life skills education, or budgeting
TOGETHER, WE IMPACTED 60,850 CHILDREN, YOUTH, ADULTS, & ELDERLY
IMPACT 2015 DID YOU 69 United Way KNOW? Community Solutions Volunteers make funding decisions.
“Serving through United Way gives the Community Solutions Volunteers and me an opportunity to be engaged in many aspects of the community from helping our children become confident & successful adults to disaster relief to feeding our homebound elderly.” -Pat Sain, Community Solutions Chair & CEO of Material Handling, Inc. pictured with Board Member Bob Spahn
35% BASIC NEEDS
Community Partners, Grantees, and Programs Alzheimer's Association American Red Cross Big Brothers Big Sisters Boehm Birth Defects Center Boy Scouts Boys & Girls Clubs Carter Hope Center Cross Plains Community Partner Dalton Area Project Family Frameworks Family Support Council Friendship House Girl Scouts Looper Speech & Hearing Center Meals on Wheels Murray County 4-H Murray County Developmental Center NWGA Family Crisis Center RossWoods Adult Day Services The GreenHouse The Salvation Army United Way Community Solutions United Way Volunteer Center Whitfield County-Dalton Day Care Center
Whitfield County 2,633 65 917 57 1,890 819 46 107 24 1,940 13,709 248 821 539 398 7 634 101 87 11,209 4,617 2,673 317
Murray County 68 63 39 17 259 540 12 4 575 3,978 28 159 181 204 1,135 40 239 21 44 7,311 732 1,340 3
Sain, United Way Community Solutions Chair, COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS PANELS Pat Material Handling, Inc.
FAMILY SERVICES | Anita Thornton, Chair | Shaw Industries • Brian Allen | Shaw Industries • Jeannie Davis | Community
Volunteer • John Davis | Shaw Industries • Joe Faith | Shaw Industries • Judy Gilreath | Whitfield County Schools • Candi Hampton | Shaw Industries • Jim Keen | Shaw Industries • Jim Kortum | Shaw Industries • Sandi Ownby | Shaw Industries • Bill Plemons | Mohawk Industries
YOUTH SERVICES | Bob Spahn, Chair | Shaw Industries • Gene Autry | Shaw Industries • Carla Clark | Shaw Industries •
Doug Gross | Mathews and Parlo Carpet • James Hammonds | Shaw Industries • Wendy Hanson | Community Volunteer • Pres Jenkins | Mohawk Industries • Debra Ramsay | J&J Industries • Leslie Rush | Dalton Utilities • Dean Stamper | Shaw Industries • Wendy Tieck | Shaw Industries • Melissa White | Community Volunteer
BASIC NEEDS SERVICES | Bill Brueckner, Chair | Shaw Industries • Denil Bryson | Shaw Industries • Tracy Corbin | Shaw Industries • John Cowart | Mohawk Industries • Tatum Hackney | Shaw Industries • Stephanie Seay | Shaw Industries • Renee Shearer | Shaw Industries • David Wilkerson | Shaw Industries • Greg Wilkins | Shaw Industries
COUNSELING/ADVOCACY SERVICES | Shanda Wein, Chair | Shaw Industries • Mike Brigman | Shaw Industries • Nathan
Donahue | Shaw Industries • Brian Etzel | Cargill • Mark Griffin | BB&T Mortgage • Dennis Hart | Shaw Industries • Ron Johnson | Shaw Industries • Tommy Johnson | Engineered Floors • Allison Oxford | Murray County Schools • Dewayne Patterson | Mohawk Industries • Mark Rogers | Shaw Industries • Phillip Seeley | Shaw Industries • Mike Sethna | Mohawk Industries • Joey Stuart | Shaw Industries
SPECIAL NEEDS SERVICES | Randy Selby, Chair | Georgia Power • Terri Brown | Hamilton Medical Center • Welton Davison | Shaw Industries • Rachel Fisher | Shaw Industries • James Gordy | Mohawk Industries • Brandon Hall | Community Volunteer • Heath Harrison | Chatsworth Water Works • Lea Hartline | Hartline Hair • Brad James | Mohawk Industries • Margaret Johnston | Community Volunteer • Cleatus Little | Mohawk Industries • Debbie Patterson | Shaw Industries• Ken Renz | Marketing Alliance Group • Bill Richards | Shaw Industries • Lori Roberts | Shaw Industries • Janis Whitehead | Shaw Industries
GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER.
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