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LIVE UNITED UNITED WAY OF SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI 2012-2013 ANNUAL REPORT


FROM THE BOARD PRESIDENT The 11th Annual Home Sweet Home Raffle was a huge success with 2,673 tickets sold. This project alone has raised over $1 million since its inception. This was a transition year with this fundraiser, and I truly want to thank everyone who purchased a ticket, as you are responsible for making this project a success!

John Griffith, Board President Regions Bank

It has been a sincere pleasure serving Southeast Mississippi as this year’s United Way board president. While the actual needs in our area continue, your United Way has made significant strides in improving the lives of many in our community. We continue to make significant progress on our strategic focus where we have transitioned our funds distribution process from an allocation process to a community impact model. This model is built around our four focus areas of education, health, financial stability and support services. For example, we are not funding the YMCA to subsidize monthly dues but are supporting its program aimed at curbing childhood obesity. Our initiative founded under the United Way banner, Friends for Financial Freedom (FFFF), has helped four people become homeowners through our partnership with Habitat for Humanity and our IDA matched savings program. Our partners like the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army and Christian Services were first responders to the February 10th tornado. R³SM, a United Way founded agency after Hurricane Katrina, is now the lead organization in charge of long-term recovery.

The management of your United Way is in good hands, and the financial condition of your United Way is in a strong position. In addition to Dan, Renita, Brooke and Tina, we have added Dr. Joy Smithson as program manager for FFFF, Amanda Lamb as relationship development officer and Aisha Anderson as education initiatives coordinator. We are truly poised for growth and deeper community impact under the leadership of this team. I would like to thank the volunteer board of directors. We have a diverse board, an active board and one whose opinions represent the community and have our investors and partner agencies at heart. I am especially thankful for the board allowing some of our board meetings to be held offsite at our partner agencies like the DuBard School, The YMCA and Excel By 5 and for our agenda to include presentations and testimonials from agencies like The Shafer Center, Aldersgate and South Mississippi Children’s Center; these are the types of things that keep us focused on our mission. Finally, I want to thank all investors, both individuals and local businesses, for your financial commitments and for your volunteer hours serving United Way and our partner agencies and programs. Your dedication is showing what great things we can accomplish when we LIVE UNITED! John Griffith 2012-2013 Board President


UNITED WAY’S COMMUNITY IMPACT FUNDS IN 2012-2013 EDUCATION

Aldersgate Mission Big Brothers Big Sisters Boy Scouts of America, Pine Burr Area Council Children’s Center for Communication and Development The Family YMCA The Salvation Army United Way’s Education Programs

$20,994 $25,006 $72,868 $76,417 $39,023 $64,678 $11,996

FINANCIAL STABILITY

The Carpenter’s Helper $24,700 Friends for Financial Freedom $103,375 Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity $24,185 Housing Consortium $10,000 R³SM $54,551

HEALTH

The Arc $84,999 D.R.E.A.M. $6,623 DuBard School for Language Disorders $103,292 Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi $32,814 Pinebelt Association for Families $23,082

SUPPORT SERVICES

American Red Cross Christian Services Domestic Abuse Family Shelter Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention South Mississippi Children’s Center

$67,169 $79,068 $56,780 $66,143 $62,184

Outside Agency Designations Other UW Program Funding Total Agency and Program Funding

$31,327 $2,347

United Way Worldwide Fee Administrative and Campaign Expenses

$1,143,621 $13,251 $316,598

TOTAL ALLOCATIONS/EXPENSES $1,473,470

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2012-2013 During 2012-2013, United Way of Southeast Mississippi continued its important work in the foundational areas of education, financial stability, health and support services. By sponsoring the Excel By 5 coalition in Hattiesburg and working with the Excel By 5 coalition in Petal, United Way is strategically focusing on preparing young children and their families for success in kindergarten and beyond. With the addition of an education initiatives coordinator on staff, we began to expand our education-related efforts to include early-grade reading comprehension, middle school success and on-time high school graduation. Friends for Financial Freedom, our financial stability initiative, continued its critical work to help people achieve financial independence through training, counseling and case management. Thanks to grant funding and matching community support, four families became new homeowners during the past year using money they saved for down payments. United Way continued to help people break the cycles of poverty and dependence. United Way’s partnership with the ADP’s Pine Belt Young Professionals has increased the young leaders’ awareness of community needs. The group conducted its own fundraising event, and the proceeds were used to refurbish a “Born Learning Trail” in Hattiesburg’s Town Square Park. United Way of Southeast Mississippi held its second annual “Day of Caring” in the fall. This event engaged volunteers from area businesses to work on community service projects. In partnership with the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service, the ADP, The University of Southern Mississippi and United Way agencies, a community-based volunteer center was organized and funded. It helped organize volunteer efforts in the wake of the devastating tornado which struck in February 2013. Through these and other activities, United Way proved once again that it is truly an exemplary steward of the community’s generosity. By advancing the common good of our community, we showed how we LIVE UNITED.


2013-2014: MOVING FORWARD In 2013-2014, United Way of Southeast Mississippi will be stressing the achievement of outcomes in our community impact areas of education, financial stability, health and support services. Our community investment partners and programs will be required to achieve advances and document their work in these areas to receive United Way dollars.

EDUCATION United Way and our new education initiatives coordinator will continue working to achieve Excel By 5 certification in Hattiesburg, along with starting other programs such as the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

FINANCIAL STABILITY Our Friends for Financial Freedom program is growing under new leadership and a new advisory board, with more clients under case management and additional services being offered.

HEALTH United Way is combating childhood obesity and diabetes rates by funding healthy lifestyle programs at The Family YMCA.

SUPPORT SERVICES We will continue funding worthwhile and needed safety net services, like disaster assistance and meals for the hungry.

UNITED WAY’S BUDGETED FUNDING FOR 2013-2014 EDUCATION

Aldersgate Mission $21,109 Big Brothers Big Sisters $29,005 Boy Scouts of America, Pine Burr Area Council $66,112 Children’s Center for Communication and Development $76,297 DuBard School for Language Disorders $102,084 Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi $21,740 The Salvation Army $65,133 United Way’s Education Programs $38,600

FINANCIAL STABILITY

The Carpenter’s Helper $21,089 Friends for Financial Freedom $100,000 Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity $34,592 Housing Consortium $10,000 R³SM $53,746

HEALTH

The Arc $83,225 Domestic Abuse Family Shelter $55,955 D.R.E.A.M. $9,598 The Family YMCA $42,398 Pinebelt Association for Families $21,042 Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention $72,115 South Mississippi Children’s Center $62,541

SUPPORT SERVICES American Red Cross Christian Services

$58,608 $77,875

Outside Agency Designations Other UW Program Funding Total Agency and Program Funding

$28,778 $7,400

United Way Worldwide Fee Administrative and Campaign Expenses

$1,159,042 $13,690 $355,285

TOTAL ALLOCATIONS/EXPENSES $1,528,017


2012-2013 COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PARTNERS Services Provided in 2012-2013

EDUCATION Aldersgate Mission 601-544-8141

Aldersgate Mission, a ministry of Main Street United Methodist Church since 1972, serves more than 135 youth of the downtown Hattiesburg area. It is the mission of Aldersgate to enhance the academic, social and spiritual development of the youth of the Briarfield community in order for them to become independent and productive young men and women of the world. The agency, through partnerships with The University of Southern Mississippi, William Carey University, Hawkins Elementary School, Baby University, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and many others, offers programs to help children develop appropriate social skills, maximize graduation rates, aid with academics, maximize leadership potential, teach compassion, build self-confidence, deter children from potential gang affliation, explore talent, build character and promote spiritual growth. Total served in 2012 - 85 Maximum served daily - 66

United Way’s Investment:  United Way dollars funded the the Compass Learning literacy program. The Impact of Your Investment: 75 students improved their reading scores through this program, and they now have a better chance to excel in school and graduate high school.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Pine Belt 601-596-3488 l 601-596-3499 l www.bbbsms.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Pine Belt is a non-profit organization receiving funding through United Way, community and corporate contributions, as well as agency fundraisers. The mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of children youth primarily - through a professionally supported one-to-one relationship with a caring adult and to assist them in achieving their highest potential as they grow up to become confident, competent, caring individuals by providing committed volunteers, national leadership and standard of excellence. The role of the “BIG” (adult) is to be a friend to a “LITTLE” (child) who is struggling academically, displaying behavioral problems, experiencing family problems, seems withdrawn or is simply a child in need of a friend. Big Brothers Big Sisters offers two programs: the community-based program and the site-based program. Big Brothers Big Sisters has two offices to serve the greater Pine Belt area. Total number served in 2012 - 480 Children on waiting list in 2012 - 37

United Way’s Investment:  United Way supported the community and site-based mentoring pro-


grams in Hattiesburg and Petal. The Impact of Your Investment: “Littles” in the program felt safer, more important and closer to their mentor after one year of being matched with their “big.” These children perform better in school and will grow to become more confident individuals and more productive citizens.

Boy Scouts (Pine Burr Area Council) 601-582-2326 www.pineburrbsa.org

“As a college student studying special education and as someone who grew up in foster care, I know the importance of a good education. I want to help others learn the value of a good education. I also know the importance of background knowledge. That’s why I enjoy taking Victoria to shows and shopping and the beach and the waterpark and different places, so she incorporates more background knowledge. It makes education fun. I got involved with the program to try to make a difference in just one child’s life because at the end of the day, that’s all that really matters.”

Provides service for 17 counties in Southeast/South Mississippi. Offers a yearround program that places emphasis on character development, citizenship and - Megan , speaking about her participation with Victoria in moral and ethical training Big Brothers Big Sisters through Cub Scouts, Boys Scouts and Venture. Council targets Scoutreach and Learning for Life character education programs as well. Camp Tiak in South Forrest County is the official Boy Scout Camp covering the 17 southernmost counties of Mississippi. It is an 1,100-acre primitive camp that is nationally certified and holds all state and local certifications. Total youth served in area in 2012 - 6,070 Cub Scouts - 3,792 Boy Scouts - 2,050 Venture Scouts - 158 Explorer Scouts - 70 Volunteers - 1,891 Participants in Scoutreach - 767 Scouts earning rank of Eagle Scout - 57 Eagle Scouts in Scoutreach division - 5 (89 Eagle Scouts in division since 1999)

United Way’s Investment:  United Way funds were used for the Scoutreach program, which provides underprivileged youth the opportunity to participate in Scouting. The Impact of Your Investment:  Children are developing to their full potential, growing in a safe and healthy environment that promotes learning. Scouts earning the rank of Eagle Scout are motivated to finish high school and attend college.


The Children’s Center for Communication and Development 601-266-5222 l www.usm.edu/childrenscenter

Provides speech and language therapy, special education, audiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, behavior management, auditory-verbal therapy and parent education for for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities. Select Center staff serve on the Forrest General Hospital NICU follow-up team, providing developmental screenings, parent education and referrals to other services. The Center also offers outreach and technical assistance to public school early intervention programs in service development, assessments and intervention design. A resource loan library is maintained for families of children with disabilities who require adaptive toys, specialized equipment and educational information. Total served in 2012 - 412 Enrollment, therapy and evaluations - 174 Consultations/referrals - 238

United Way’s Investment: United Way helped fund services to preschool children with disabilities in communication and development, including education, therapy and special materials and equipment. The Impact of Your Investment: Hundreds of children received services, including 90 children who received individualized education and therapy. The children’s skills improve, enabling them to enroll in traditional school districts after graduating from the Center.

The Family YMCA of Southeast Mississippi 601-583-4000 l www.ymcasems.org

The YMCA mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The Y is proud to have played a part in helping thousands of people experience life changing moments. The goal in all programs is to provide a positive environment and variety of experiences that will allow individuals the opportunities to grow. The YMCA provides a myriad of programs and services for children, teens, adults, families and active adults, many with a special emphasis on fitness. In addition, The Family Y provides recreational and social programs at no charge for those with special needs and mental disabilities. All programs at the Y are structured around the core values of caring, honesty, respect, faith and responsibility. The Family YMCA is committed to helping people grow in spirit, mind and body, regardless of financial circumstances. The Y will never turn anyone away due to an inability to pay. Financial assistance is available for all programs. With the Gandy Child Development Center, the renovation of the main facility and the expansion of the Petal Family YMCA in 2008, The Family YMCA continues to identify the needs of our population as it builds strong kids, strong families and strong communities. Total Served in 2012 - 21,726 Forrest County - 15,243 Lamar County - 5,405 Perry County - 173 Other Counties - 905


United Way’s Investment:  In 2012, United Way funded scholarships for families unable to pay for pre-school programming. The Impact of Your Investment: Twenty of the 42 children in the pre-school program received financial assistance. By the end of the program, the children showed significant academic improvement and are better prepared for kindergarten.

The Salvation Army 601-544-3684 l www.salvationarmyhattiesburg.org

Serves Forrest, Lamar, Perry, Marion, Greene, Jefferson Davis and Covington counties. Provides crisis intervention and direct services to area residents in need. Temporary assistance given for housing, food, clothing, rent, utilities, medicine, eyeglasses, transportation and counseling emergencies. Provides summer camping programs for adults, assistance during times of disaster, school supplies for needy children, seasonal assistance during Thanksgiving and Christmas and senior adult centers in Perry and Forrest counties. Provides character building programs for youth through Corps Youth activities, summer camps for youth and The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club programs. These include a variety of activities for children ages 6-18 provided through the following core areas: Education and Career Development; Health/Life Skills; The Arts; Sports/Fitness & Recreation; Citizenship/Leadership Development; Cultural/Social Enrichment and Spiritual Growth. Boys and Girls Club Program Educational Sessions - 15,954 Recreational Sessions - 14,963 Total members - 2,854

United Way’s Investment: United Way funds were used to support the activities of The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club. The Impact of Your Investment: The club members, whose grades are above the state average for club members, are encouraged to finish high school, attend college and become productive citizens.

Additional Education Programs 601-545-7141, ext. 4

United Way’s Investment: United Way is the sponsor for the Hattiesburg Excel By 5 coalition and is a partner with the Petal Excel By 5 coalition. Excel By 5 focuses on getting children ready to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. Hundreds of families have been served in our area through community forums, health fairs, training sessions, classes and other activities. United Way is also the local sponsor for the Early Development Instrument (EDI) pilot. Over 1,000 local kindergarten students have been surveyed using the EDI tool, and the data show where resources need to be focused. The Impact of Your Investment: Through these programs, children are more prepared for kindergarten, giving them a better chance to succeed in subsequent grades and be more likely to graduate high school.


FINANCIAL STABILITY The Carpenter’s Helper 601-582-3330 l www.carpentershelper.net

The Carpenter’s Helper’s mission is, “To the best of its ability and resources, correct deficient housing conditions for persons in our immediate area who lack the resources or the physical or mental abilities to correct the problems themselves.” This includes widows, widowers, the disabled and the disadvantaged. Work has included many different types of projects ranging from repairing substandard roofing systems, making homes handicap-accessible, installing a septic system and remodeling damaged housing. Homes repaired in 2012 - 19 Forrest County - 12 Lamar County - 3 Perry County - 4 People impacted by home repairs - 40

United Way’s Investment:  United Way dollars were directed toward home repair projects for the elderly and disabled in Forrest, Lamar and Perry counties. The Impact of Your Investment: The long term impact for the homeowner, in addition to better health, are the financial benefits of home weatherization and repairs and increased value in the home.

Friends for Financial Freedom 601-545-7141, ext. 213 www.friendsforfinancialfreedom.org

“They walked me through everything I needed to take care of. We sat down, and we made out a budget. They helped me realize that I can save, that I do have something left over at the end of the month to save. It has changed my life because now I have something specific that I save for. In five years, I see that I will have a nice little savings account because I have made a resolve with myself to continue the process of saving, and that’s thanks to United Way.” - Valerie, participant in Friends for Financial Freedom and Habitat for Humanity

Friends for Financial Freedom is a United Way of Southeast Mississippi sponsored initiative dedicated to building a continuum of services that encourages and supports prosperity for our most financially challenged citizens. The program offers services that provide families the means to become self-sufficient and improve their quality of life. It strives to serve clients and all citizens with the highest level of professionalism, compassion and respect. Friends for Financial Freedom is dedicated to helping people achieve a greater sense of community ownership. Asset devel-


opment is an important strategy to help low-income families enter the economic mainstream and become more vital community members. Total Served in 2012 - 141 Real Cents Money Management class graduates - 77 Long-term case management - 28 Actively Saving IDA program participants - 6 Community Workshops - 30

United Way’s Investment:  United Way provided funding to cover the operational expenses of the program, including staff compensation, materials and other support. The Impact of Your Investment: Dozens of individuals and families have been able to obtain economic stability by finding a balance between income and expenses. Some have even become homeowners thanks to the IDA matched savings program.

Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity 601-582-4663 l www.hattiesburghabitat.org

Helps low-income families in need by building affordable, simple and decent housing through a partnership between families, volunteers and a coalition of individuals, businesses, churches and others with the necessary resources to accomplish its mission. In 2012, Habitat continued its partnership with Friends for Financial Freedom to provide two Individual Development Account grants. The recipients each saved $1,000, and their savings were matched four to one, giving them $5,000 each to purchase their very own home! Additionally, five of Habitat’s partner families are working with Friends for Financial Freedom to help them become successful homeowners once they close on their mortgage. Total Homes Built in 2012 - 2 (including first home in Petal) Total Homes Repaired in 2012 - 6 Total family members assisted - 10 Adults - 7; Children - 3

United Way’s Investment:  United Way dollars helped complete the construction of two Habitat homes. The Impact of Your Investment: Whether through a new home or needed home repairs, the need for adequate housing in our community is being addressed. Through financial counseling required of partner families, more people are becoming financially literate.

R³SM (Recover, Rebuild, Restore Southeast Mississippi) 601-544-5115 l www.r3sm.org

The mission of R³SM is to coordinate recovery services designed to alleviate suffering and stress for the people of Forrest, Lamar and Perry counties who have un-


met needs due to the occurrence of a disaster. R³SM’s primary focus is to support efforts to repair and rebuild homes and lives beginning with the most vulnerable first, including the elderly, disabled, single parents with minor-aged children, as well as evacuees from other hurricane impacted states. Additionally, as resources permit, families eligible to receive R³SM’s services in its defined vulnerable population group who have extreme housing needs, (not related to disaster damage), and limited ability to alter their condition, will be considered for assistance. This aspect of future assistance will be accomplished in collaboration with non-profit, faith-based and governmental entities with similar goals designed to eradicate the existence of unsafe, unlivable, undesirable housing in Southeast Mississippi. In 2012, R³SM provided case management services to 4,809 clients who had no disaster recovery plan and no hope for a solution to their housing, job and other basic life needs. Case managers were able to assist them in establishing a written recovery plan. In many cases, they were able to successfully advocate and assist them in meeting their unmet needs. This was a collaborative effort with other state non-profits and governmental programs. Total served in 2012 - 4,809 Forrest County - 1,160 Lamar County - 395 Perry County - 3 Marion County - 1,980 Other Counties - 1,271 Volunteers in 2012 - 221 Volunteer hours - 7,410

United Way’s Investment:  United Way funds helped with operational expenses to assist this long-term disaster recovery program as it coordinates home repairs and re-builds. The Impact of Your Investment: Victims of natural disaster, most recently Hurricane Isaac, received case management services. These victims received the long-term assistance to “get back on their feet” and become more financially stable.

HEALTH The Arc 601-583-4251

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www.hattiesburgarc.com

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. In addition, The Arc provides information and referral to broaden community knowledge, acceptance of and interaction with people with mental disabilities. The Arc provides services to this population and their families through such programs as After-School Child Care (state licensed), Men’s Respite, Women’s Respite, Weekend at The Arc (respite for individuals with


disabilities that require the services of a nurse), Friends Night at The Arc, Summer Adventures, Mother’s Day Out and adult activities, such as dances. The Arc also participates in a special buddy program developed to provide “buddies” for children with disabilites. The Arc also offers comprehensive recreational programs in its multi-purpose facility and a “Rise and Shine” daytime program for adult clients. Total served in 2012 - 9,651 Forrest County - 5,077 Lamar County - 4,174 Perry County - 56 Other Counties - 344

United Way’s Investment:  United Way funds were directed toward educational and recreational activities for special needs youth and adults including respites and summer programming. The Impact of Your Investment: Physical activities and social interaction improve the health and overall quality of life for individuals with mental disabilities.

D.R.E.A.M. (Drug-free Resources for Education and Alternatives in Mississippi) 601-545-2102 l www.dreamofhattiesburg.org

DREAM of Hattiesburg, Inc.’s mission is to prevent and/or reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. DREAM’s vision is “Prevention for Everyone. Everyone for Prevention.” DREAM of Hattiesburg provides a tutoring program Monday through Thursday from 3-5 p.m. with a monthly parent component. Total served in 2012 with United Way funding - 57

United Way’s Investment:  United Way dollars went toward after-school tutoring, substance abuse prevention activities and youth leadership development programs. The Impact of Your Investment: DREAM’s tutoring program helped 40 students improve their grades. Students who perform well in school are less likely to abuse drugs, thus allowing them to lead healthier lifestyles. The Parent Program engaged 17 parents in educational activities learning how to assist their families to live healthy lives.

DuBard School for Language Disorders 601-266-5223 l www.usm.edu/dubard

The DuBard School for Language Disorders provides an 11-month program that offers intensive multisensory instruction for preschool and school-aged children with severe language-speech disorders and/or hearing impairments, including the disorder of written language, dyslexia. The school offers guidance for parents and families. Children are taught using the DuBard Association Method®. DuBard School also provides outclient therapy, evaluations and resource/referral services. Total served in 2012 - 585 (2011-12 school year)


Enrollment, therapy and evaluations in 2011-12 school year - 195 Consultations/referrals - 390

United Way’s Investment: United Way funds helped provide services to children with speech, language, hearing and reading disorders. The Impact of Your Investment:  Students improve their oral and written language skills, enabling them to transition back to traditional school districts. This increases academic achievement and, thus, school success and employability in adulthood.

Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi 601-582-1455 www.gsgms.org

“After researching DuBard, we realized it was a better fit for Chase’s needs. DuBard has helped Chase with his speech and language. They also helped him emotionally because now he’s able to be around children that are the same as him. Before he was with other kids that were not the same as him. So they helped his self esteem. They helped him mentally. They acutally helped purchase hearing aids for Chase this past year. DuBard helps us a great deal with learning to deal with Chase’s disability by helping us with training and giving us different techniques and methods to use for a child with a disability.”

The Girl Scout mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The Girl Scout Leadership Ex- Merrill, mother of Chase, a student at DuBard School perience enables girls in grades for Language Disorders K-12 to develop the values and skills they need to take leadership roles in a changing global society. Total served in 2011-2012 - 12,166 Forrest County - 462 Girls - 336; Adults - 126 Lamar County - 437 Girls - 327; Adults - 110 Perry County - 58 Girls - 52; Adults - 6 Other Counties - 11,209 Girls - 8,465; Adults - 2,744

United Way’s Investment:  United Way dollars funded in-school troop activities for underserved girls in Forrest, Lamar and Perry counties. The Impact of Your Investment:  Girl Scouts develop a strong sense of self and gain practical life skills. They are better able to solve problems, take on leadership roles and learn to make healthy life choices.


Pinebelt Association for Families 601-582-0909 l www.paffpetal.org

R.A.P.P. (Relatives as Parents Program) provides services to grandparents (and other relatives) raising grandchildren. Services include: support groups, information and referral, health insurance and benefits counseling, in-home services, respite, tutoring for grandchildren, school interventions, behavior management programs, educational forums, intergenerational physical fitness programs and a psycho-educational summer program for grandchildren ages 6-14. Special services are available to grandparents over 55 years old. Also offers free monthly activities for grandparent families. United Way funds have made it possible for families to enjoy educational and recreational activities and build strong kinship families. Grandchildren who used to be hesitant to try new things and meet new people now ask their grandparents when the next “new thing is going to happen.” Total served in 2012 - 251 Forrest County - 142 Perry County - 10 Other Counties - 99

United Way’s Investment:  United Way dollars funded the Relatives as Parents program, which allows grandfamilies to participate in nutritional and educational activities. The Impact of Your Investment:  Through these programs, grandparents have become healthier, more informed and better caregivers.

SUPPORT SERVICES American Red Cross 601-582-8151 l www.southmsredcross.org

Helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies such as disasters and medical emergencies. Provides emergency communication to members of the Armed Forces and financial assistance to the elderly or disabled. Provides a variety of community services, volunteer and service-learning opportunities. Emergency Services: Single-family fires - $63,132 in financial assistance to 316 clients Forrest County - $34,704 to 214 clients Lamar County - $15,193 to 53 clients Perry County - $12,495 to 49 clients Other South MS Counties - $347,965 to 2,103 clients Service to the Armed Forces: Military families receiving emergency communications - 1,271 Soldiers receiving Red Cross briefings - 10,767 Health and Safety Aquatics/Water Safety courses taught to 204 students


CPR/First Aid courses taught to 1,809 students Instructors certified - 4

United Way’s Investment:  United Way provided funds for disaster preparation and response services, emergency relief services, armed forces emergency services and health and safety classes. The Impact of Your Investment:  Emergency needs following a disaster can be met when the time arises in our community.

Christian Services, Inc. 601-582-5683 l www.christianserve.org

Provides a hot noonday meal five days each week and operates a Meals on Wheels program. Operates a residential recovery program for adult men. Provides emergency help with food, utilities, medicine, etc. Distributes high-quality, low-cost nutritional food boxes on a monthly basis. Shares large quantities of frozen and dry food with other area ministries/agencies. Holds special community holiday dinners. Sponsors weekly programs and holds special events for children. Thrift store offers low-cost clothing, furniture, etc. six days each week.

“I am a volunteer with Christian Services. I assist other volunteers with the daily meal preparation that we provide to the needy in the local area. Every day we feed the needy in the area. With a lot of the people we see, sometimes it’s the only meal they receive that day. Along with the in-house, we serve a carry-out program also. In addition to the daily feeding program, Christian Services is involved in many other areas of our community, whether it be Christmas or Thanksgiving dinners or the Loving Hands food boxes for the needy.” - Skip, Christian Services feeding programs volunteer

Total meals served in 2012 145,632 Daily meals served - 552 daily Meals on Wheels served 64,350 Emergency assistance provided to 1,018 families (2,592 total family members) Food distributed to other ministries/ agencies - 487,500 lbs. to 23 ministries/ agencies Residential recovery treatment 39 men (4,868 nights) Placements to other Christian recovery centers - 8 men; 2 women Thrift store shoppers - 23,000 Job interview outfits provided22 Holiday dinners - 1,835 (Thanksgiving); 749 (Christmas) One Harvest boxes - 746 boxes to families from 5 counties Yule care baskets - 64 families (209 family members) Special Events (Birthday Party for


Jesus, Back-to-School Rally and Easter Fun Day) - 1,200

United Way’s Investment:  United Way funds were directed to the feeding services, which include the Soup Kitchen, Compassion Van, Meals on Wheels and One Harvest programs. The Impact of Your Investment:  Thousands of hungry people were fed through the feeding programs at Christian Services. In addition to the obvious physical nourishment, when people are not hungry, they also have better self image and more hope for the future.

Domestic Abuse Family Shelter 1-800-649-1092 l www.domesticabusefamilyshelter.org

Provides services for victims of domestic violence at no charge, including a 24hour crisis line and a 24-hour shelter providing safe housing for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Shelter services include child care, counseling, transportation, aftercare case management and referrals. Provides non-residential counseling, victim advocacy, information and referrals to victims from the community. Education and prevention of domestic violence are provided through educational programs and trainings to schools, agencies and the community; and domestic violence intervention classes are also provided for abusers. Total housed in Hattiesburg shelter - 115; Women - 58; Children - 57 Total housed in Laurel shelter - 67; Women - 35; Children - 32 Crisis calls answered - 1,786 After-care case management - 3 Non-residential counseling - 80 Children receiving therapeutic childcare - 89 Victim Advocacy Program - 109 Domestic Violence Intervention Program - 33 Referrals for women - 1,027 Referrals for children - 567 Educational programs - 176 Media contacts provided - 73 Volunteers trained - 4 Volunteer service hours - 717

United Way’s Investment:  United Way funds were used for the daily operation of the Hattiesburg shelter, counseling and support services, victim advocacy, public education, special services for children and case management. The Impact of Your Investment:  Hundreds of victims have their immediate needs met, and the after-care case management assists victims in avoiding their abusive environments in the future, changing their lifestyles entirely.

Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention Regionally toll-free 601-264-7777 l www.shafercenter.info

Provides support, counseling, referral and information to victims of all types of


sexual assault and survivors of homicide and suicide victims. Provides a 24-hour Crisis Line for direct toll-free service. Offers escort services to accompany a victim to the hospital, police department and/or court proceedings. Educates the community on issues related to homicide, the sexual abuse of children and adults and in regard to personal safety and rape prevention. Total served in 2012 - 331 direct service recipients Children - 50; Adults - 281 Females - 259; Males - 72 Homicide co-victims - 85 Suicide survivors served - 24 Follow-up contacts - 2,000+ Court support - 18 Sexual assault primary victims - 148 Sexual assault secondary victims - 74 Crisis line calls - 522

United Way’s Investment: United Way allowed for services such as a 24-hour crisis line, counseling, victim services and support for sexual assault victims and survivors of homicide and suicide. The Impact of Your Investment:  When tragic situations occur, victims are assisted in minimizing the negative impact, helping them move forward and lead productive lives.

South Mississippi Children’s Center 1-800-635-9056 l www.mchscares.org

Provides a safe, homelike refuge for youth ages 9-17 who are abused, neglected, runaway and/or homeless. Community sponsor for Project Safe Place. Provides 24-hour admissions and crisis line for runaway, homeless or in-crisis youth. Total served in 2012 - 186 Forrest County - 28 Lamar County - 12 Marion County - 7 Other Counties - 139 Bed days utilized - 3,115 Hours of outreach and aftercare - 464.5 Total Safe Place calls - 98 Total Safe Place calls housed - 33 Total served in outreach - 10,520

United Way’s Investment:  United Way helped cover the costs to operate the full-time shelter for runaway and homeless youth, provide case management, offer youth programs and provide outreach through Project SafePlace. The Impact of Your Investment:  Almost 200 children in crisis situations were able to receive shelter and counseling from abusive or troubled home envrionments. The children’s immediate, emergency needs are met; and they are provided with a temporary safe, stable home, which increases the children’s social and academic skills.


2012-2013 CAMPAIGN You did it, Southeast Mississippi! For the first time in five years, United Way of Southeast Mississippi was able to pass its campaign goal thanks to the generosity of our community. Over $1.4 million was contributed by individuals and businesses to the 2012-2013 campaign. THANK YOU! These funds will make a positive impact in our community thanks to the work of our community investment partners. This year’s Campaign Chair Susan Slaughter expressed her pride in the campaign’s success and her thankfulness for the volunteers and donors. “This is truly an outstanding accomplishment,” Slaughter said. “Our community has generously given once again to help their friends and neighbors. United Way’s partners and programs can now use these funds to improve the quality of life for everyone in our area. I am overjoyed at the caring nature of Southeast Mississippi shown through this campaign, and I extend my sincere thanks to all our donors and volunteers!” Slaughter also expressed her gratitude to this year’s Campaign Cabinet for their leadership efforts. The Cabinet members were: Russ Hendley, Pacesetters; Tracie Fowler, businesses; Valencia Williamson, community businesses; Steve Swiggum, industries; Shawn Harris, professionals; Joy Yates, healthcare; Becky Hurston, education; David Miller, public service; Drs. Alan and Melinda Lucas and Jim and Toni Wild, Grand Givers Society; Jeanette and Tom Price, retirees; Dan Henley, agencies; and Nancy Carpenter, communications. At this year’s annual meeting, United Way of Southeast Mississippi recognized its Award of Excellence winners. These organizations had admirable employee participation rates of 95% or more. They were six organizations that have had this level of participation for at least three consecutive years. They are The Carpenter’s Helper, Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity, Hunt-Southland Refining, R³SM, Rain CII and

Forrest General campaign volunteers pose with the hospital’s “campaign scoreboard” showing how many employees contributed to United Way.

Zeon Chemicals. Other Award of Excellence winners were: Aldersgate Mission; American Red Cross; BancorpSouth; Boy Scouts, Pine Burr Area Council; Copy Cats Printing; Domestic Abuse Family Shelter; DREAM of Hattiesburg; Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi; and The Salvation Army. Thank you for your partnership! All-Star Campaign awards were presented to campaigns that went the extra mile with special efforts or revitalized leadership. The All-Stars were: BancorpSouth, Christian Services, Deloitte, Forrest General Hospital, Georgia-Pacific Leaf River Cellulose, Hattiesburg Clinic, Hattiesburg Public Schools, Kohler, Lamar County Schools and Regions. Way to go, All-Stars! “Top Ten” honors for campaigns raising the most money this year went to (in order of largest amount raised): Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg Clinic, Georgia-Pacific Leaf River Cellulose, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg Public Schools, Regions, BancorpSouth, Zeon Chemicals, Mississippi Power and Wesley Medical Center. Great work, Top Ten! Special thanks also go to our Pacesetter organizations, which started the campaign with great momentum. The Pacesetter organizations were Anderson Design Center, BancorpSouth, Christian Services, Dixie Electric Power Association, Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg Clinic, Mississippi Power, Regions, Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Target and Zeon Chemicals.


11TH ANNUAL HOME SWEET HOME RAFFLE For the 11th year in a row, a lucky person in our area has been the winner of a brand new home in the Home Sweet Home Raffle. And for the 11th straight year, United Way has been fortunate to benefit from the proceeds of this important raffle fundraiser. This year’s event was another success, with 2,673 tickets being sold. United Way would like to thank everyone who purchased a ticket and the many businesses, banks, local media and volunteers who work together to pull off this major fundraising project. A big “Thank You” also goes to our homebuilder, Craig Flanagan, for his great work! This year’s raffle home was located in Kingsmill. The $235,000 home had three bedrooms and two bathrooms and was located on a large lot next to the neighborhood swimming pool. Lynell Brackman of Anderson Design Center was the interior designer.

Alana Abney Backstrom was the big winner this year. Although Alana loved her prize, she planned to put the house on the market Home Sweet Home Raffle Winner Alana Abney Backstrom and her to sell. With husband Mike Backstrom. her husband serving as a Lamar County supervisor, and the home’s location not in his district, the Backstroms would not be able to live in the home. Other winners in the raffle who received runner-up prizes were: Dianne Speed of Collins, who won a computer donated by Owens Business Machines; Helen B. Short of Hattiesburg, who won a gift card to Ashley Furniture Home Store; Zeb Baucum of Soso, who won a gift card to Best Buy; and Lindsey Topp of Jackson, who won a gift card donated by Corner Market.

Special Thanks to: American Insulation Anderson Design Center Ashley Furniture Home Store BPI Best Buy Blakeney Communications Lynell Brackman Caesar Stone Camp Shelby Youth Challenge Citizens Bank The Citizens Bank Clear Channel Communications Coffee News Columbia Block and Brick Comcast

Community Bank Copy Cats Printing Corner Market Crosby’s Painting The First Craig Flanagan FOX23 Grand Bank Hattiesburg American Hattiesburg Publishing Havard Pest Control Herzog CPA Company, PLLC House Plan Zone The Impact Lamar Advertising Mississippi Materials Neel-Schaffer

Overhead Door of Hattiesburg Owens Business Machines Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association March Pigford ProBuild Company, LLC Regions Bank Sears Contract Sales Southern Brass Stoneworks, LLC – Dana Smith Systems 9 TSI – Perry Phillips WDAM-TV WHLT – CBS22


2012-2013 VOLUNTEERS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE John Griffith, Board President, Regions Susan Slaughter, Campaign Chair, Hattiesburg Clinic Russ Hendley, Pacesetter/Assistant Campaign Chair, Hattiesburg Coca-Cola Bottling Company Karen Griffis, Secretary/Treasurer & Finance Chair, Regions Susan Yarrow, Funds Distribution Chair, Hattiesburg Clinic Nancy Carpenter, Communications Chair, Forrest General Hospital Home Care and Hospice Troy Daniels, Personnel Chair, Forrest General Hospital Dr. Bill Smith, Community Impact Chair, The University of Southern Mississippi Mike Pasquale, Audit Committee Chair, Community Volunteer Jerome Brown, Past President, The First

BOARD OF DIRECTORS John Griffith, President, Regions Allen Anderson, Anderson Design Center *Lora Anderson, Zeon Chemicals James Bacchus, Hattiesburg Public Schools *Jerome Brown, The First Julia Brown, Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources Billy Browning, Mississippi Power Clyde Bryant, State Farm Insurance Sam Buchanan, Mississippi Center for Legal Services Dave Bush, The First Nancy Carpenter, Forrest General Hospital Home Care and Hospice Nadine Coleman, Petal School District Troy Daniels, Forrest General Hospital Andrew Ellard, City of Hattiesburg Tracie Fowler, Hattiesburg American Roman Galey, SouthGroup Insurance Bill Granberry, Richton Bank and Trust

Mary Dayne Gregg, Retired Karen Griffis, Regions Russ Hendley, Hattiesburg Coca-Cola Bottling Company Dr. Eddie Holloway, The University of Southern Mississippi Wren Hood, Hood Companies Dr. Scott Hummel, William Carey University Becky Hurston, Lamar County Schools Jason Lee, Mississippi Power *Rev. Anthony McCullum, Piney Grove Baptist Church *Hayden Mitchell, The First Mike Neuendorf, Wesley Medical Center *Joe O’Connell, Bryan Nelson Gene Owens, Owens Business Machines Mike Pasquale, Community Volunteer Mike Ratliff, Johnson, Ratliff & Hays, PLLC Janice Robinson, Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative Marcus Robinson, Magnolia State Bank Wes Rouse, BancorpSouth Kemi Simmons, Grand Bank for Savings Susan Slaughter, Hattiesburg Clinic *Dr. Bill Smith, The University of Southern Mississippi Joe Stevens, Wise, Carter, Child & Carraway Greg Thrash, Johnson Controls Richard Topp, Nicholson & Company Dave Ware, City of Hattiesburg Jim Wild, Regions Valencia Williamson, Area Development Partnership Dora Willis, Community Volunteer Susan Yarrow, Hattiesburg Clinic *Joy Yates, Hattiesburg Clinic *Term expired March 31, 2013 or earlier

CAMPAIGN CABINET Susan Slaughter, Campaign Chair, Hattiesburg Clinic Russ Hendley, Pacesetter/Assistant Campaign Chair, Hattiesburg Coca-Cola Bottling Company


Tracie Fowler, Business Chair, Hattiesburg American Valencia Williamson, Community Business Chair, Area Development Partnership Steve Swiggum, Industry Chair, Hattiesburg Paper Company Becky Hurston, Education Chair, Lamar County Schools Shawn Harris, Professionals Chair, Trustmark National Bank Joy Yates, Healthcare Chair, Hattiesburg Clinic David Miller, Public Service Chair, Forrest County Drs. Alan and Melinda Lucas, Grand Givers Society Co-Chairs, Oak Grove Family Dentistry Jim and Toni Wild, Grand Givers Society Co-Chairs, Regions Tom and Jeanette Price, Retirees Chairs, Retired Dan Henley, Agencies Chair, The Family YMCA Nancy Carpenter, Communications Chair, Forrest General Hospital Home Care and Hospice

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE Nancy Carpenter, Chair, Forrest General Hospital Home Care and Hospice Samantha Andrus, Hattiesburg Clinic Emily Bond, Community Volunteer Jana Bryant, Georgia-Pacific Leaf River Cellulose Leigh Canoy, Forrest General Hospital Sarah Case-Price, The Children’s Center for Communication and Development Dan Davis, Southern Pines Electric Power Association Linda Boutwell Griffith, BancorpSouth Bill Hickman, Community Volunteer Jane Kingsafer, Realty Executives Catherine Lott, DuBard School for Language Disorders Amanda McDonald, William F. Horne & Company, PLLC Linda Nary, Community Bank Sara Peterson, South Mississippi Electric Power Association

Elizabeth Radley, Area Development Partnership Katie Townsend, WHLT-TV

FUNDS DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE Susan Yarrow, Chair, Hattiesburg Clinic Lora Anderson, Zeon Chemicals David Arnold, Retired James Bacchus, Hattiesburg Public Schools David Bailey, Regency Hospital Ione Bond, Retired Julia Brown, Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources Dave Bush, The First Vicky Buxton, Forrest General Hospital Audrey Charoglu, Community Volunteer Patrick Calomese, Mississippi Power Kassie Coleman, Forrest County District Attorney’s Office Nadine Coleman, Petal School District Judi Collins, Community Volunteer Annette Davenport, A&B Express Products Lamar Evans, Association Management Systems, Inc. Tracie Fowler, Hattiesburg American Tina Gibbs, BancorpSouth Kristy Gould, Hattiesburg Clinic Mary Dayne Gregg, Retired Debbie Haskin, The University of Southern Mississippi Wren Hood, Hood Companies Carolyn Karlovich, Lowe’s Demaris Lee, ServiceMaster of Petal Marcia Line, Community Volunteer Angela Mucha-Brooks, Forrest General Hospital Cornell Nelson, Johnson Controls, Inc. LaSandra Pace, Forrest General Hospital Pam Peterman, BancorpSouth Rhonda Rains, First Continental Leasing, BancorpSouth Dr. Steve Ramp, Westminster Presbyterian Church Deborah Reynolds, Community Volunteer Julie Russum, Hattiesburg Clinic Elaine Temple, First Continental Leasing, BancorpSouth


2012-2013 LEADERSHIP DONORS ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY Gifts of $10,000 or more

One anonymous donor Carolyn and Warren Hood Joe F. and Dr. Virginia Tatum Thad and Gerry Waites

PLATINUM SOCIETY

Gifts from $5,000 to $9,999 Dan and Dr. Vicki Kibodeaux Lance and Marcia Line

DIAMOND SOCIETY

Gifts from $2,500 to $4,999 Dr. Theodore and Anita Gail Atkinson David and Judy Burckel John and Della Faust C.D. and Ruby Galey Glenn and Gayle Galey Dr. and Mrs. Hilton L. Gillespie, Jr. Neal and Karen Griffis Dr. and Mrs. Robert Heath Wren Hood Doug Jones Edward J. and Lynda Langton Morgan and Angela McCarty Katie Rose McClendon Rita Porter Dr. and Mrs. Glenn B. Ruffin Bill and Marcella Strong Mrs. Mary Margaret Tatum LTC(R) Frederick and COL(R) Sheila Varnado Dr. and Mrs. Alphonso Willis

STERLING SOCIETY

Gifts from $1,500 to $2,499 Mr. and Mrs. James Bacchus Deborah and Keith Barrett Dr. Lisa Clark Bushardt Phil Campbell Fran and Gene Carothers Mike and Judi Collins Larry and Beth Davis

Tom Duff Quenyatta Echols-Williams James Brad Edwards Dr. and Mrs. Creed Fox Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Q. Gilder Drs. Sarah Morgan and Les Goff Dr. James W. Griffin, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. William H. Gullung, II Dr. Harry Halliwell Mr. and Mrs. William Highsmith Dr. and Mrs. Bo Hrom Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hurston Dr. Frances A. Karnes Terry and Jan Lacy Paul and Sherry Laughlin Ken and Linda McCaskill Mr. and Mrs. W. Holt McMullan Hayden and Janet Mitchell Deborah and Steve Moore Joseph and Jane O’Connell Brenda and Gene Owens Cindy Pennington Dr. Bill and Karen Peters Duane and Jo Ann Raanes Robert and Charlene Robbins Marcus and Jan Robinson Traci and Wes Rouse Mickey and Carol Ryan Robert and Amy Sevier Dr. and Mrs. J. Larry Smith Howard and Suzanne Stroud Tommy and Martha Thornton Richard and Debra Topp Kay Warren Dr. Greer and Mrs. Sandy Whitacre Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Whitworth Dr. Denis Wiesenburg Jim and Toni Wild Dawson and Brenda Wilkerson Dr. Suyon Rhee and Young Yu


CRYSTAL SOCIETY

Gifts from $1,000 to $1,499 Nine anonymous donors Don and Darlene Agee Mr. and Mrs. Alex H. Agnew Jeff and Nina Allen Mr. and Mrs. Mickey G. Allen Lora Anderson Dr. and Mrs. Rocco Barbieri Ken Barbor Stephen and Dawn Beam Hugh Bolton Linda Bond Jerome and Celeste Brown Billy and Sherra Browning Dave Bush Margaret Buttross-Brinegar Nancy and Michael Carpenter Serina Carpenter Drs. Barbara and George Carter Vincent and Deborah Gambrell Chambers Mikell F. Chatham Dr. and Mrs. Steve Cockerham Mr. and Mrs. Jim Compton Rick and Lisa Conn Dr. and Mrs. Dean Cromartie Mark and Jennifer Crosby Leisa Flynn and Robert Cunningham Randy and Carol Daniel Mr. and Mrs. Troy Daniels Ms. Martha Dearman L. Andrew Dews, CPA Mayor and Mrs. Johnny DuPree Geroldean Dyse Dr. Cynthia Easterling Joel and Charity Engle Wendy Farrell Lee and Linda Fedric Dr. Nollie Felts Mr. and Mrs. L.Y. Foote, Jr. Joey and Ashley Ford

Rahn and Tiffany Freeman Greg and Amy Garraway Dr. John Gaudet Dr. and Mrs. Lamar Glaze Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Granberry John Griffith and Linda Boutwell-Griffith Mickey Harrison Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Heinmiller Dr. Wendell Helveston Brandi Hooker Jimmy Hopkins Dr. and Mrs. Craig S. Howard Kim and Kinny Howell Milan and Stephanie Hoze Toni Hudson Carol and Skip Hughes Wayne and Terri Hughes Dr. and Mrs. Scott Hummel Gwen James Mr. and Mrs. Paul Johnson Jeff and Debbie Jones John Jones Mark and Raymona Jordan Dr. Tommy King and Mrs. Sandra King Steven H. and Regina P. Knight Pati Landrum David and Demaris Lee John and Gayle Lee DeeDee and Robert Lowery Drs. Alan and Melinda Lucas Aubrey and Ella Lucas Cara J. Magee Charlie and Mary Pat Manogue Maureen K. Martin David and Carolyn Masters Victor and Shirley Mattson Jerry and Kay Mayo Mary Jo and Harry McArthur Daniel and Karen McCall Mike and Marci McMahan Frank and Peggy McWhorter Andy and Stace Mercier Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Messer Mr. and Mrs. Doug Montague


H.A. and Kay Moore Mr. and Mrs. Nick Moore Dr. Barry and Ann Morris Dr. Troy and Natalie Morrissette Dr. Alan Oubre and Susan Oubre David and Sara Ann Owen Dr. Gregory R. and Kathy Owens Paula Diane Parker Gwen Pate Denny and Debbie Patterson Meg and Joe Paul Doug and Pam Peterman Carl and Pat Peterson Dr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Phillips Don and Katherine Pittman Louis and Lou Ann Poynter Edward H. Purcell Mary Ann R. Purvis Drs. Steve and Ellen Ramp Justice Mike and Kathy Randolph Patricia S. Raulston Teresa Raybourn Charles Reeves Dr. and Mrs. David Richardson Paul and Margaret Rocconi Dr. and Mrs. Randolph Ross Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Rouse Larry and Ka Russum Debbie Sanford Dr. Cathy Sessums Mr. and Mrs. Akbar Shaheed Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Shemper Travis and Michelle Sisson Lisa Slade Susan and Jay Slaughter Caroline Smith DeLois and Lavon Smith Bryan N. Stevens and Donna R. Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. W. Kenneth Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Mark Stockstill Steve and Janice Swiggum Rick and Vicki Taylor Ken and Elaine Temple Betty Thomas Doris Vaughn Roy and Lincy Viator

Benny and Pam Waddle Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Warden Drs. Joseph and Elizabeth Washburne Sarah and Ted Webb Dr. Joe Whitehead Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Y. Whitehead Mr. and Mrs. Larry Winborne Lai Wong Chris L. Wooten Rod and Deborah Woullard Joy and Jason Yates Francis and Kathy Yadrick Zipple

We also extend our deep appreciation to the many professionals, retirees and other individuals who donated to this year’s campaign.


2012-2013 CAMPAIGN PARTNERS EMPLOYEE CAMPAIGNS PLUS CORPORATE GIFT AT&T Alter Trading^ Anderson Design Centerw BancorpSouth*w+^ Boardwalk Pipeline^ Central Sunbelt Federal Credit Union Christian Services*w Citizens Bank Coldwell Banker, Don Nace, Inc. Realtors Comcast Cable Community Bank Dillard’s Dixie Electric Power Associationw Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up Group^ Eli Lilly^ Georgia-Pacific Leaf River Cellulose*+ Hancock Bank Hattiesburg American Hunt-Southland Refining^ Johnson Controls^ Liberty Mutual Lowe’s The Merchants Company Mississippi Powerw+ Moore Funeral Home Nationwide Insurance^ Rain CII Regions*w+ Sam’s Club^ South Mississippi Electric Power Association SouthGroup Insurance Stuart C. Irby Co.^ Targetw Truck Service and Equipment^ Trustmark National Bank UPS Walmart.Com^ Walmart #2717 – Highway 49^ Walmart #916 – Highway 98^ Walmart #1-1168 – Columbia^ Walmart #0887 – Petal^ Wells Fargo William Carey University Zeon Chemicalsw+^

EMPLOYEE CAMPAIGNS 32º Abbott Labs Aldersgate Mission American Red Cross – South Mississippi Chapter Area Development Partnership Bank of America Boy Scouts of America – Pine Burr Area Council The Carpenter’s Helper Children’s Center for Communication and Development City of Hattiesburg City of Petal Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Copy Cats Printing Deloitte* Domestic Abuse Family Shelter D.R.E.A.M. of Hattiesburg DuBard School for Language Disorders ExxonMobil The Family YMCA FedEx The First Forrest County Forrest County Department of Human Services Forrest County Schools Forrest General Hospital*w+ Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi Grand Bank for Savings Green Eye Institute Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity Hattiesburg Clinic*w+ Hattiesburg Coca-Cola Bottling Company Hattiesburg Convention Commission Hattiesburg Paper Company Hattiesburg Public Schools*+ Health Partners, PA JC Penney Johnson and Johnson Kohler Company* Lamar County Lamar County Schools* Lumberton Public School District Magnolia State Bank Manpower


MegaGate Broadband Neel-Schaffer Nicholson and Company Nissan Office Depot O’Reilly Auto Parts Pearl River Community College Perry County Schools Petal School District Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources PriorityOne Bank R³SM Richton Bank and Trust Richton School District The Salvation Army South Mississippi Children’s Center South Mississippi State Hospital Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiativew Southern Bone and Joint Specialists Turner Industries United Way of Southeast Mississippi staff The University of Southern Mississippi+ Wesley Medical Center+ * indicates All-Star campaign w indicates Pacesetter organization + indicates Top Ten campaign ^ indicates corporate dollar-for-dollar match

CORPORATE GIFTS Bayview Strategies Belk Downtown Tonsorial Parlor Herzog CPA Company Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home Hunt Insurance Agency Panama Forestry Equipment Parker’s Landscape Service Southern Oaks House and Gardens State Farm Insurance Touchstone Motors Western Container Wis-Pak

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STAFF Dan Kibodeaux, Executive Director

Aisha Anderson, Education Initiatives Coordinator Brooke Bryan, Campaign/ Communications Associate Renita Hatten, Finance and Administrative Coordinator Amanda Lamb, Relationship Development Officer Dr. Joy Smithson, Friends for Financial Freedom Program Manager Tina Ulmer, Friends for Financial Freedom Case Manager

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United Way of SE Mississippi 2012-13 annual report