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United Way of Southern Chautauqua County

2008 Annual Report




2008 United Way Board of Directors is our new call to action!

For the community, it means to give, advocate, and volunteer. For United Way, it means to focus on the issues of education, income, and health which affect the lives of local children, families, and seniors. Our vision is a community in which all of us, together, LIVE UNITED. In 2008 we partnered with 20 member agencies, school districts, faithbased and other community organizations that put LIVE UNITED into practice each day of the year. Collectively we and our partners helped thousands of area youth and families to improve their own lives. We thank all of our community partners for their extraordinary service. In 2009, the United Way will continue to provide leadership on key social issues in partnership with our outstanding member agencies and others. Over 150 volunteers donated their time and talents directly to the United Way in 2008. In addition, hundreds of volunteers in local companies coordinated their United Way campaigns and processed contributions. We appreciate all of our dedicated volunteers who LIVE UNITED for the betterment of their community through our local United Way. Thank you to the thousands of donors who give to the annual United Way campaign. Your generous contributions make these services possible. We are honored to work with all of you to make Southern Chautauqua County a better, more caring place to live for all of us and for our neighbors.

President: Vickye James, Dept. of Youth Services Vice President: Vern Wetmore, SYSCO Food Services of Jamestown LLC Treasurer: Peter Stark, Ellison Bronze Secretary: Lorraine Diggs, WCA Hospital Past President: Hadley Weinberg, Weinberg Financial Group Cindy Aronson, Cindy Aronson Training Chris Colburn, Spectrum Eyecare Jackie Dietrick, Community Volunteer Mike Dye, Carpenters Local 66 Tom Glatz, Glatz Agency, Inc. Faith Graham, Jamestown Community College Jennifer Harkness, Jamestown Savings Bank Div. of Northwest Savings Liz Lingenfelter, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Steve Maggio, NYSUT - Retired Pastor Al Pagan, Nueva Vida Covenant Tamu Reinhardt, Jamestown Public Schools Wayne Rishell, Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, PC Mike Roberts, Allied Alarm Services Jon Scalise, Jamestown Savings Bank Div. of Northwest Savings Steve Skidmore, CSEA 807/JALC Bill Soffel, Vacation Properties Group Gary Sorenson, IBEW 459/JALC - Retired Mark Summers, Dutch Town Graphics Tad Wright, Wright Wright & Hampton

Finance and Building Committee Chair: Peter Stark, Ellison Bronze Vice Chair: Wayne Rishell, Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, PC * Lisa Allenson, Community Bank * Kevin Brombacher, M & T Bank * Todd Hnatyszyn, UBS

Nominating Committee Vickye James, President

Mike Moots, Executive Director

Chair: Jon Scalise, Jamestown Savings Bank Div. of Northwest Savings Vickye James, Dept. of Youth Services Tamu Reinhardt, Jamestown Public Schools Hadley Weinberg, Weinberg Financial Group

Personnel Committee Chair: Mike Dye, Carpenters Local 66 Vice Chair: Mike Roberts, Allied Alarm Services Lorraine Diggs, WCA Hospital Faith Graham, Jamestown Community College

Communications Committee Chair: Cindy Aronson, Cindy Aronson Training Vice Chair: Liz Lingenfelter, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Jackie Dietrick, Community Volunteer *Lory Anderson, Hometown Realty *Nelson GariďŹ , Jamestown Community College *Rosanna Papalia, Time Warner Cable

Council for Community Building Chair: Vern Wetmore, SYSCO Food Services of Jamestown LLC Vice Chair: Tamu Reinhardt, Jamestown Public Schools Faith Graham, Jamestown Community College Vickye James, Dept. of Youth Services Al Pagan, Nueva Vida Covenant Tad Wright, Wright Wright & Hampton *Carmen Montanez, Jamestown Public Schools

Labor Committee Chair: Mike Dye, Carpenters Local 66 Vice Chair: Gary Sorenson, IBEW 459/JALC - Retired Steve Maggio, NYSUT - Retired Steve Skidmore, CSEA 807/JALC

Legacy Giving Chair: Tad Wright, Wright Wright & Hampton Vice Chair: Wayne Rishell, Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, PC *community members

United Way Staff Michael S. Moots, Executive Director Angela Banes, Finance Director P. Richard Fleurant, Director of Community Building Kelley Manno, Administrative Assistant Nancy Papalia, Information & Referral Specialist Cindy Schnelzer, 2-1-1 Partner Site Coordinator Sheila Webster, Director of Communications

Advancing the COMMON GOOD In 2008, United Way put over $1.1-million in direct program funding back into the community to advance education, income, and health-related services through member agencies, and through United Way’s own programs. The Relief Zone in Frewsburg was added to our list of partner agencies that receive annual funding from the United Way. In addition, the Dropout Prevention Project of Family Service helped Jamestown Public Schools reduce its high school dropout rate. The United Way recruited five local business leaders who are volunteering to advocate in support of continued Universal Pre-Kindergarten funding for all local school districts in the 2009 New York State budget. They are Dan Berry, President and CEO of Ulrich Planfiling Equipment Corp.; Pierre Chagnon, Director of Human Resources for SKF Aeroengine NA; Michael Metzger, Chief Financial Officer for AcuRite Inc.; Vern Wetmore, President of SYSCO Food Services; and Kristy Zabrodsky, shareholder with Buffamante, Whipple, Buttafaro, PC. These local volunteers are part of a statewide network of UPK business advocates which is being organized by the United Way of New York State, the state association which represents local United Ways to the state government in Albany. Call volume to the 2-1-1 information and referral line grew by an extraordinary 59% in the past year, as the United Way partner site for the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus region improved its outreach and marketing efforts. The number of calls for 2008 totaled 1984 from the two-county area. The greatest number of requests for service is in the area of basic needs such as food, housing, and temporary financial assistance. In addition, callers frequently ask for assistance with justice, legal, and income tax programs, followed by health care, employment, and mental health counseling. Other callers to 2-1-1 ask for help to find program contact information. When you or someone you know needs help finding a program or service, call 2-1-1 or toll-free 1-888-696-9211. United Way is an integral part of the Chautauqua County Earned Income Tax Coalition – recruiting and training volunteers and establishing tax preparation sites to help hundreds of income-eligible taxpayers receive the refunds to which they are entitled. During the 2007 tax season, 47 trained volunteers helped to file 1,273 returns electronically for free in Chautauqua County. As a result, over $996,000 in state and federal refund dollars were returned to our local economy.

MY NAME IS BOB. I’m a delivery driver for Meals on Wheels of the Jamestown Area. I’ve been with Meals on Wheels for three years. Before that I helped out at CARTS for four years as an escort on the buses. I enjoy helping people out in the community. I’m 65 years old, and I’m not one for sitting home and doing nothing. When I was at CARTS, I helped with the dialysis runs, the grocery runs, and the Chautauqua Adult Day Care runs – wherever they needed me. At Meals on Wheels, I deliver hot, cold, and frozen meals to senior citizens five days a week. Sometimes, we drivers are the only ones these people see each day. It kind of brightens their day a bit. I just enjoy doing things for people. I feel like I’m really making a difference. That’s how I LIVE UNITED.

Twelve local residents graduated from the United Way’s Project Blueprint leadership development program in the past year. Project Blueprint is designed to develop leadership for community organizations, promote voluntarism on boards and committees of the United Way, its member agencies, local governments, and other community organizations, with a special emphasis on the increased representation of people of color. Seven of the Project Blueprint graduates were placed on local boards of directors.

United Way worked closely with the Hispanic Outreach Coalition throughout 2008 to develop a plan to better educate Spanish speaking families about support services available in Jamestown and Chautauqua County, and to make referrals to the most appropriate organizations. The United Way Board of Directors approved funding for a service navigator – someone who will work through Joint Neighborhood Project, and in conjunction with staff already operating through other non-profit organizations and Jamestown Public Schools. The project will get underway in 2009.

I was proud to chair the 2008 United Way Campaign, because I believe so strongly that giving to our community is important. Without contributions to the annual Campaign, United Way programs and services would not be possible. It is a privilege to have worked with so many dedicated volunteers, and to be able to announce that we raised $1,380,996 - more than our $1,370,000 goal! Thank you, to the entire community, for making the 2008 Campaign a success and for helping to provide so many important services for local people. Giving back to our community. That’s how we all LIVE UNITED.

Mike Roberts 2008 Campaign Chair

2008 UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN TEAM Chair: Mike Roberts, Allied Alarm Service Vice Chair: Chris Colburn, Spectrum Eyecare

Business Team Co-Chair: Lorraine Diggs, WCA Hospital Co-Chair: Jim Smith, Short & Smith Insurance Associates Rob Black, Habiterra Marissa DeLeon, Jamestown Savings Bank Patty Durnell, WCA Hospital Lorie Johnson, M & T Bank Mary Beth Johnson, WCA Hospital Kathy Lindstrom, WCA Hospital Lisa Miller, WCA Hospital Pam Pelow, WCA Hospital Al Short, Short & Smith Insurance Associates Faith Sikorski, Anderson Cleaners Becca Smith, Jamestown Savings Bank Susan Stancombe, Jamestown Savings Bank Deb Swanson, WCA Hospital

Education Team Steve Maggio, NYSUT - retired Chris Reilly, Jamestown Teachers Association Tom Schmidt, Sherman Central School

Finance Team Co-Chair: Pete Morgante, Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, PC Co-Chair: Mark Prechtl, Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Co. Co-Chair: Linda Tampe, Community Bank Todd Allen, Smith Barney Dean Benson, Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Co. Donna Germain, Five Star Bank Jamie Gustafson, M & T Bank Ed Miner, Courier Capital Sally Myers, Jamestown Savings Bank Brian Willink, Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Co.

Foundations Hadley Weinberg, Weinberg Financial Group

Industrial Team

Professional Team

Co-Chair: Dan Berry, Ulrich Planfiling Co-Chair: Dan Lausterer, Hope’s Windows Co-Chair: Eric Livengood, Ulrich Planfiling Rachel Caprino, Hope’s Windows, Inc. Rich Dixon, County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency Rhonda Howard, Blackstone Ney Ultrasonics Dave Johnson, Community Volunteer Max Krug, Performance Management Associates, Inc. Bill Lehman, All Metal Specialties Tom Turner, Century 21 Turner Brokers Ralph Wallace, Jamestown Metal Products

Co-Chair: Chris Colburn, Spectrum Eyecare Co-Chair: Sam Price, Jr., Price Flowers Malin & Westerburg Bill Schuver, Schuver Chiropractic

Labor Team Mike Dye, Carpenters Local 66 Steve Skidmore, CSEA 807/JALC Gary Sorenson, IBEW 459/JALC – Retired

Leadership Circle Co-Chairs: Peter & Holly Sullivan, Community Volunteers Hans & Kari Auer, Merrill Lynch Rhoe Henderson, Rhoe B. Henderson Insurance Jake Kane, Merrill Lynch Mike Metzger, Acu-Rite Companies, Inc. Paul & Sue Ruflin, Community Volunteers Greg Smith, Rhoe B. Henderson Insurance Bill & Kari Soffel, Vacation Properties Group Laurie Whitermore, Community Volunteer Rick Wight, Merrill Lynch

Pacesetter Campaign Lisa Lane-Gniewecki, Chautauqua Blind Association Rick Wight, Merrill Lynch

Public Service Team Co-Chair: Debbie Basile, Chautauqua County RSVP Co-Chair: Vince Horrigan, American Red Cross Frank Bercik, Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers Mark Eckendorf, YMCA Deb Kathman, Chautauqua Striders Jeff Kroon, Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown Patty Perlee, Joint Neighborhood Project Donna Vanstrom, Family Service of the Chaut. Region Barrie Yochim, Meals on Wheels

Retirees/Special Gifts Team Co-Chair: Gordy Black, Community Volunteer Co-Chair: Karen Cotten, Community Volunteer

Speakers Bureau Cindy Aronson, Cindy Aronson Training Pam Atkins, Cummins Inc. Jackie Dietrick, Community Volunteer Mike Dye, Carpenters Local 66 Patty Eckwahl, Lutheran Social Services Nelson Garifi, Jamestown Community College Steve Maggio, NYSUT - retired Mike Roberts, Allied Alarm Services Gary Sorenson, IBEW 459/JALC - Retired

THANK YOU United Way programs are made possible thanks to these generous donors and the hundreds of other individuals, smaller companies, and their employees who contributed to the 2008 campaign. $125,000+


Cummins, Inc. Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation

Allied Fire Protection Chautauqua County Employees Chautauqua Institution City of Jamestown Employees Dawson Metal Co. Ellison Bronze, Inc. Falconer Central School Habiterra Jamestown Business College Jamestown Community College Johnson Foundation National Grid Company Phoenix Metal Fabricating, Inc. Ring Precision Components Shults Auto Group Tops Markets, Inc./Wilson Farms

$75,000+ Gebbie Foundation, Inc. SKF Aeroengine N. A.

$25,000+ Acu-Rite Companies, Inc. Chautauqua Region Community Foundation - Clark Trust Hultquist Foundation Jessie Smith Darrah Fund Merrill Lynch SYSCO Food Services of Jamestown LLC Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

$10,000+ Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro PC Carnahan Jackson Foundation Hope’s Windows, Inc. Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Employees Jamestown Public Schools Employees Jamestown Savings Bank Div. of Northwest Savings M & T Bank RHI Monofrax LTD TitanX Engine Cooling United Parcel Services WCA Hospital Care & Share Fund Winifred Crawford Dibert Foundation Weber-Knapp Company

$2,500+ Allied Alarm Services Bemus Point Central School Blackstone Business Enterprises Bon Ton Chautauqua Striders, Inc. Combined Federal Campaign Community Bank NA Farm Fresh Foods Jamestown Container Corporation Key Bank National Association NYS Federated Appeal The Post-Journal Quality Markets, Inc. The Resource Center Rhoe B. Henderson Insurance Short & Smith Insurance Associates

Slone Melhuish/Mayville Tremaine Insurance Southwestern Central School Spectrum Eyecare Time Warner Cable Turner Brokers United Way of Southern Chaut. County Vacation Properties Group Weinberg Financial Group

$1,000+ All Metal Specialties Inc. Alliance Advisory Group, Inc. American Red Cross Blackstone-Ney Ultrasonics Bodell Overcash Anderson & Co., Inc. Cargill Animal Nutrition Chautauqua Adult Day Care Center, Inc. Chautauqua Metal Finishing Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Co. Clymer Central School Dahlstrom Roll Form E. E. Austin and Sons, Inc. El Greco Woodworking, Inc. Family Service of the Chautauqua Region Frewsburg Central School Gebbie Foundation Employees Goodell & Goodell Hanson Sign Companies Harrington Sandberg Architecture & Engineering PC HSBC Bank USA, NA IBM, Inc. Inscape

2008-09 LEADERSHIP CIRCLE Alexis DeTocqueville Society $10,000+ Anonymous

Founders Circle $5,000+ *Mr. & Mrs. Verland and Doris Danielson Mr. & Mrs. Charles and Terri Lynn The Walter Family Dr. Ellen and Mr. Hadley Weinberg

Builders Society $2,500+ Joe and Betty Lenna Fairbank Mary and Frank A. Farrell, Jr. Lyndon and Melanie Gritters Mike and Cathy Moots Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Ostrom Ida-Grace Parsons Sam and Petey Price Dr. Bert and Mary Rappole Sue and Paul Ruflin Bill and Kari Soffel Tyler C. Swanson Jack and Ann Swartz Mr. & Mrs. Vernon and Diana Wetmore

Stewardship Society $1,500+ Cle and Penny Austin Mr. Robert Bargar Mary H. Blair Mr. & Mrs. Elwood Blanchard Mr. Almet Broadhead Michael and Mickey Brown James J. Cirbus, MD Dr. & Mrs. James Dahlie Mr. & Mrs. Marvin and Bonnie Eimiller Mr. & Mrs. William Evans Chuck and Linda Hall Rhoe and Sharron Henderson Mr. & Mrs. Martin and Patricia Idzik Mr. & Mrs. Gary and Kay Johnson Robert S. and Ethelyn M. Johnson Steve and Gesele Koehler Miles and Gloria Lasser Stan and Sara Lundine Mr. David L. Maines Mr. & Mrs. Brian Mallory Rex and Micki McCray David and Linda Melquist Mr. & Mrs. Michael and Marge Metzger Dr. Lillian Vitanza Ney Kim and Becky Peterson Priscilla H. Robbins Mr. & Mrs. Michael Roberts Mr. & Mrs. John Sellstrom

Elaine and Allen Short Tim and Betsy Shults Peter and Holly Sullivan Dr. Randall and Linda V. Swanson Clayton A. Sweeney Rick and Terry Turner Michelle and Tom Turner *Mr. Scott VanKampen Mr. & Mrs. Barclay O. Wellman Tom and Susan Wright Mr. & Mrs. Allen Yahn Mr. & Mrs. John Zabrodsky

Leadership Circle $1,000+ Bob and Marie Allison Delores S. Anderson Mr. John Anderson in memory of Judith J. Anderson Hans and Kari Auer Mr. & Mrs. Gene and Ann Marie Aversa Tom and Jane Becker Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Benson Mr. & Mrs. Dan and Vicki Black Dr. & Mrs. Jonathan and Myra Blasius Mr. & Mrs. Lyman and Janette Buck, III Kevin and Sally Burns Todd J. Button Stanley Y. Byun *Jack and Jackie Carlson Paul Cesana and Tish Brady *John and Alison Churchill Drs. Jill and Chris Colburn Craig and Becky Colburn Dr. & Mrs. Patrick and Karen Collins *Mr. & Mrs. James Cooper Marty and Sandy Coyle Dr. & Mrs. Gregory and Laura DeCinque Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence and Lorraine Diggs Carol M. Drake, CPA Mr. & Mrs. Rodney A. Drake *Mr. & Mrs. Kurt and Kymberly Eimiller *Alan and Joan Erskine Mr. & Mrs. Raymond and Jeanine Fashano Suzanne A. Foley Carolyn French *Anonymous Dr. & Mrs. Timothy Grace *Patrick and Susan Green *Chantel and Paul Haase Mat and Lane Hagberg Mark and Donna Hampton Anne and Paul Hedin Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Jake and Wendy Kane Jane and Rolland Kidder Dr. & Mrs. Andrew and Mary Kohl Drs. Ranjit and Sarojini Laha

John M. LaMancuso, MD Howard W. Lindstrom Tom and Liz Lingenfelter *Mr. & Mrs. Guy F. and Norma J. Lombardo Chad Madden *Randy and Susan Manitta John C. Merino Drs. Diane and Rudy Mueller Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. William and Suzanne Myott Mr. & Mrs. Daniel and Brigetta Overcash *Anonymous Mrs. Marvin W. Patric Rosalie H. Pembridge Mr. & Mrs. Gene Phaneuf Dr. Marie and Mr. John Plumb Ann S. Reading Wayne and Victoria Rishell Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan P. and Sally J. Scalise Terry and Brenda Schultz Mr. & Mrs. Douglas and Elizabeth Schutte Dr. & Mrs. Robert and Barbara Scott *Mr. Steve Senske Mark and Amy Shafer David and Elizabeth Shepherd Alexis and Todd Singleton Gregory and Linda Smith James M. Smith *Julie and Curtis Songster Peter and Rosanne Stark Leon and Jennifer Stein Ken and Lois Strickler Gary and Cindy Swanson *Mr. & Mrs. Joseph and Nancy Thoman Ms. Sandra Tompsett Mr. & Mrs. Richard and Autumn Turner Mr. Robert VanEvery and Judge Judith Claire Robert and Aileen Walter Mrs. Herbert A. White Greg and Laurie Whitermore *Mary Ann and Robert Whitney Richard Wight Tad and Betsy Wright

Young Leaders $500+/40 and under *Justin J. Bohall *Hillary Elleman *Mr. Mike Gurdak *Mrs. Jennifer Harkness *Mr. & Mrs. Peter Morgante *Albert and Sabena Persia *Ms. Kimberly Spence *Mr. Barrie Yochim *indicates new members

JC Penney Company Jamestown Area Medical Associates Jamestown Cycle Shop, Inc. Jamestown Electro-Plating Works, Inc. Jamestown Macadam Inc./LER Concrete Jamestown Pediatric Associates Kessler Group, Inc. L. J. Stein & Company Lake Shore Savings Lockwood Agency, Inc. Lutheran Social Services Matric Limited Meals on Wheels of the Jamestown Area Media One Moore & Myott, LLP New York State United Teachers Nornew, Inc. Panama Central School Randolph Central School Salvation Army SAM’s Club Serta Mattress Company Sherman Central School Southern Chaut. Federal Credit Union Summit Financial Advisors Ulrich Planfiling Equipment Corp. WalMart Welders Supply Raimy Corporation YMCA of Jamestown YWCA of Jamestown

$500+ Advanced Manufacturing Technology Anderson Cleaners, Inc. BOCES - Erie2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown Brigiotta’s Farmland Stores Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council Chautauqua Blind Association Chautauqua Lake Central School County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency Dryden Mutual Insurance Company Dutch Town Graphics Elks-Jamestown Lodge 263 Empire State Carpenters Local 66 Gierston Tool Company Glatz Agency, Inc. Hoffman Laroche Jamestown Housing Authority Johanson Agency, Inc. Joint Neighborhood Project Legal Aid of the Chautauqua Region, Inc. Lind Funeral Home Pine Valley Central School PNC Bank Quick Solutions RK Creations RW Larson Associates Rodgers Land Surveying Shults Ford, Lincoln Mercury UBS Financial Services

$100+ AAA ACME of Jamestown, Inc. Ahlstrom-Schaeffer Electric Corp. Allegheny Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America Arro Tool & Die, Inc. CASA of Chautauqua County, Inc. Cassadaga Valley Central School Charles M. Smith Insurance, Inc. Chaut. Region Community Foundation Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy Circle Mechanical, Inc. Collins Construction Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation Emco Finishing Products, Inc. Everyday’s Super True Value Falconer Printing & Design Five Star Bank Frantz & Russell Sanitary Service G. L. Olson, Inc. Gale E Sauer Consulting Gary N. Johnson Insurance Agency

Geer-Dunn Co., Inc. Girl Scouts of Western New York Girton’s Flowers & Gifts Gladys E. Peterson Fund Greenlee-Winchester Insurance Agency, Inc. Hartley Buick, Inc. Hectors Sales Inc. Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #459 J.W. Realty James B. Schwab Co., Inc. Jamestown Area AFL-CIO Jamestown Audubon Society Jamestown Ice & Storage, Inc. Jamestown Kitchen & Bath Jamestown Roofing Inc. Kings Heating & Sheet Metal Krist Hansen Nursery La Bianco Salon Legend Group Lena’s Pizza & Sub Shop MAC Truck Parts & Equipment Co., Inc. Management Strategies Monarch Plastics Inc. NACO Express R-Co Products Corp. Roger Tory Peterson Institute Schuver Chiropractic Software Solutions Southern Tier Financial/David Switala Stahlman Realty, Inc. Stanton’s Garage, Inc. State Farm Insurance/Robinson Tim Hortons Valu Home Centers Veracity Benefit Designs, Inc. Village of Falconer

Up to $100 Abers Acres AJ Texas Hots Allen Park Women’s Club Caflisch Trucking & Construction The Chatterbox Custom Stitches by Roxanne Hulbert Counseling Services CSW PC Ives-Johnson Insurance Agency Jamestown Electric Supply Jamestown Rubber Stamp Co. Johnny’s Lunch LaBardo Advisors, Inc. Monro Muffler/Brake, Inc. Pace’s Pizzeria Phillips Lytle Hitchcock Salon 1 Triple E Manufacturing Val Pro Sanitary Supplies Italics indicate employee participation

Thank you to the members of these labor unions for their participation AFSCME Building Trades Carpenters CCSEA CSEA IAFF IAMAW IATSE IBEW IBF&O Ironworkers IUOE Jamestown Area Central Labor Council JCAA Kendall Club/PBA NYSUT Sheet Metal Production Workers Sprinkler Fitters & Apprentices Steelworkers Teamsters UAW UFCW UFWA Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these listings. We sincerely apologize for any errors or omissions.

United Way focuses on the BUILDING BLOCKS for a good life. EDUCATION






» Improving access to quality, affordable care for young children and mentoring for at-risk youth

» Helping hardworking people file tax returns and improving financial education

» Partnering with schools and parents to improve graduation rates

» Supporting emergency and basic needs

» Providing elder care to assist working families

» Supporting vision screenings, and safety training and substance abuse education » Providing mental health counseling » Helping victims of domestic violence and increasing child safety

» Reaching out to teens and adults to develop skills and community leaders Allegheny Highlands Council, BSA Youth Scouting


Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown After School Day Care Aquatics Educational/Vocational Guidance Group Physical Education Social/Outdoor Education Project LIFT

$28,500 $13,000 $25,000 $30,500 $19,000 $28,000 $13,089

Chautauqua Striders Lighted Schoolhouse Project REACH Project Visions

$12,153 $19,060 $6,500

Family Service of the Chaut. Region Drop Out Prevention Program Partners for Children

$43,858 $32,159

Girl Scouts of Southwestern NY Comprehensive Girl Program Resident and Day Camp

$13,420 $11,533

Joint Neighborhood Project Community and Hispanic Outreach Live and Learn English Youth - Summer Day Camp

$20,000 $6,350 $10,000

The Relief Zone, Inc. Jumpstart Before School Program


Safe House for Chautauqua County affiliated agency YMCA Camp Onyahsa Eastside YMCA Outreach Jamestown Child Care Teen Programs

$5,000 $31,000 $7,500 $23,000

YWCA Early Care & Education Parent Services TEAM

$66,100 $18,539 $15,663

United Way Project Blueprint Hispanic Outreach

$10,000 $25,000

American Red Cross Disaster Services


Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers Scholarship Fund


Joint Neighborhood Project Emergency Services


American Red Cross Blood Services Health & Safety Services Armed Forces Services

$1,000 $7,000 $18,500

CASAC Alcohol Prevention Ed./Intervention


$3,000 $15,000

Legal Aid of the Chautauqua Region Legal Aid Case Handlers


Chautauqua Blind Association, Inc. Healthy Vision/Eye Safety Education Rehab Ed. for the Visually Impaired

The Salvation Army Comprehensive Financial Assistance


Chaut. County RSVP Volunteer Travel Assistance

YWCA Transitional Housing United Way VITA/EITC Community Food Drives Emergency Food & Shelter Program


$25,000 $5,000 $2,000


Court Appointed Special Advocates CASA of Chautauqua County, Inc.


Family Service of the Chaut. Region Office Based Counseling


Hospice Chautauqua County affiliated agency Meals on Wheels Home-Delivered Meal


The Salvation Army Children & Family Outreach Non-Residential DV/RC Program Residential DV Program

$19,363 $10,485 $27,926

YMCA Youth and Family Development


MY NAME IS LIZ. I am a volunteer with CASAC’s Awareness Theatre. Why? I get to help people, but it’s a lot more than that. I volunteer because I know that it is the right thing to do, and I’m not just helping people, I’m helping save lives, and helping prevent problems, and I get to do all of this through something that I love to do. I mean, before this I never used my acting skills at all, and now instead of using them for my own publicity and my own selfish wants, I’m using it for other peoples needs. Acting for the good of others. That’s how I LIVE UNITED.

MY NAME IS BERK. I am a volunteer with the Court Appointed Special Advocate program. I work with children who, through no fault of their own, find themselves living with people other than their parents. I have the opportunity, in some small way, to improve the lives of these children, and I have the privilege of being a part of the complex and well designed system of federal, state, and county agencies that exists to help and protect them.

UNITED WAY SERVICES CONNECTING PEOPLE TO PROGRAMS » Linking people with services in our community » Distributing funds to programs to help advance the common good

2-1-1 of Western New York


Community Building, Program Planning & Fund Distribution


United Way Fund Raising Mgmt. & General

$99,224 $54,924

2008 United Way Allocations Committee

My advocacy efforts remind me of both the strengths and shortcomings in my local community, and the tremendous difficulties faced by so many children whose lives might otherwise be invisible to me and my fellow CASA volunteers. I speak up for children whose voices so often go unheard. That’s how I LIVE UNITED.

2008 financial statement United Way of Southern Chautauqua County Balance Sheet as of 12/31/08

Co-Chair: Jon Scalise, Jamestown Savings Bank/Northwest Co-Chair: Tom Glatz, Glatz Agency, Inc. Vern Wetmore, SYSCO Food Services of Jamestown LLC Plus all Panel Co-Chairs listed below

Panel 1 Co-Chair: Tom Glatz, Glatz Agency, Inc. Co-Chair: Mark Summers, Dutch Town Graphics Jane Campbell, Century 21 Turner Brokers Steve Deyo, Jamestown Cycle Shop, Inc. Laurie Livingston, Silver Creek Central School Mark Nelson, Alliance Advisory Group, Inc. Kim Spence, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Lisa Yaggie, Blackstone Business Enterprises, Inc.

Panel 2 Co-Chair: Patty Eckwahl, Lutheran Social Services Co-Chair: Steve Sandberg, Harrington Sandberg Architecture Helen Adams, KeyBank Chris Colburn, Spectrum Eyecare Matt Ewalt, Chautauqua Institution Matt Hanley, City of Jamestown Judy Roach, Falconer Central School Catherine Way, James Prendergast Library

Panel 3 Co-Chair: Leslie Brown, Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro PC Co-Chair: Bob Kenyon, City of Jamestown Pam Atkins, Cummins Inc. Sally Burns, Merrill Lynch Wendy Marchincin, HSBC Bank USA, NA Faith Sikorski, Anderson Cleaners, Inc. Taylor Swanson, Alliance Advisory Group, Inc. Dave Walter, Habiterra David Young, Weber Knapp Company

Assets Cash Investments Total Cash & Investments



Total Receivables – 2007 & 2008 Campaign Years Fixed Assets

1,445,390 873,520 473,676

Total Assets Liabilities Accounts Payable Total Liabilities


Fund Balance Board Designated Allocations to Agencies Unrestricted Fund Balance Temporarily Restricted (CB, 211) Temporarily Restricted (Admin, Campaign, etc.) Fixed Asset, Board Designated & Restricted Fund Balances Total Fund Balance











965,705 161,971 87,379 278,602 1,286,592

Total Liabilities & Fund Balance

Statement of Revenue and Expenses for year ending 12/31/08

Panel 4 Co-Chair: Michele Giordano, SYSCO Food Services of Jamestown LLC Co-Chair: Jennifer Harkness, Jamestown Savings Bank David Conklin, Jamestown Business College Herb Hotchkiss, Truck-Lite Catherine Iannello, Jamestown Community College Sharon Odorisio, SKF Aeroengine N. A. Dan Scapelitte, Randolph Central School Carol White, Community Volunteer

422,661 1,022,729

Year to Date Amount Total Operating Revenues Total Expenses (includes depreciation) Revenue Over (Under) Expenses Note: Does not include endowment loss (market value)

$1,422,962 $1,438,006 ($15,044)

Unaudited Statement Full audit report available upon request

Budget Amount $1,363,543 $1,434,043 ($70,500)

2007 Budget Variance $59,419 $3,963 $55,456

VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR United Way chose three women as its Volunteers of the Year in 2008, Patricia and Dolores Rewers and their mother, Valeria Rewers. The sisters began volunteering in the community after their retirement, and a short time later got their mother involved as well. While they started as volunteers with the Sports Hall of Fame, they have since volunteered through RSVP at any community organizations including the YMCA, Chautauqua Striders, and Lutheran Social Services. When United Way changed the way it packages materials for campaign last year, they sought volunteers who would be thorough and efficiently handle detailed work. RSVP sent in the Rewers’. United Way Volunteer Coordinator Kelley Manno said, “We have always been pleased with their work. When we need people who are organized and detail-oriented, we call the Rewers’ now. We know they will do a thorough job and they are such nice people to have in the office.” “We like to help with mailings and clerical work, since it lets us use our old office skills. We enjoy working together, and as we talk while we work we have met so many nice people,” Dolores said. Patricia added, “Anywhere a volunteer goes, it helps. If more people volunteered, they would find out what a great place this is to live!” Volunteering is how the Rewers’ LIVE UNITED.

JOSEPH H. MASON AWARD Jack C. Rudy received the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County’s 2008 Joseph H. Mason Community Service Award. He is a member of CSEA Local 903 and is President of the Jamestown Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO. Mr. Rudy is a delivery volunteer for Meals on Wheels, and past chairman of “Take Kids Ice Fishing”, in association with Chautauqua County Cooperative Extension. He is a past member of the Fluvanna Fire Department, and former EMT certification trainer. Mr. Rudy is a U.S. Navy Veteran, a retired employee of Chautauqua County and was a member and past president of CSEA Unit 6500. He is a charter member, officer, and executive board member of the Western New York Area Labor Federation, and a member of the Workforce Development Center of Western New York. He is a life member and past president of the Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association, and a life member of VFW Post 557, Amvets Post 1996, and War Vets Rec. The award was presented by Charles DeAngelo, son-in-law of the late Joseph Mason, and United Way Executive Director Mike Moots. Labor involvement in the community is part of how we LIVE UNITED.

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2008 Annual Report  

Annual report from the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County