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MEETING BASIC NEEDS LIVES ARE SAVED

STRONGER COMMUNITIES

CHILDREN SUCCEED

COMMUNITY FOR THE COMMON GOOD

RESOURCES

CONNECTING OUR

EDUCATION

QUALITY HEALTHCARE

GREAT THINGS HAPPEN WHEN WE LIVE UNITED FAMILIES ARE FINANCIALLY STABLE

PROVIDING HOPE

GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER. CREATING BETTER OPPORTUNITIES

UNITED WAY

UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY 2015

ANNUAL REPORT


TOGETHER WE MADE AN IMPACT

1,400

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

4,800 HOURS SERVED ON VOLUNTEER PROJECTS

VALUE OF DIRECT VOLUNTEER SERVICE

$96K $2.4

MILLION IN DONATIONS & VOLUNTEER

SERVICE LEVERAGED BY UWCK

FUNDED PROGRAMS

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

VISION & MISSION 4 LETTER TO OUR COMMUNITY 5 BOARD OF DIRECTORS 6 COMMITTEE MEMBERS & STAFF 7 COMMUNITY IMPACT HIGHLIGHTS 8 ADVANCING EDUCATION 10 CREATING PATHWAYS TO FINANCIAL STABILITY 12 BANK ON RESULTS 13 BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES 14 MEETING BASIC NEEDS 16 AMERICORPS VISTA PROGRAM 18 UNITED WAY FELLOWS PROGRAM 20 THE VALUE OF UNITED WAY 21 USING RESOURCES WISELY 22 OUR FINANCIALS 23 CORPORATE LEADERSHIP 24 365 LIVE UNITED SMALL BUSINESS CIRCLE 25 LEADERSHIP GIVING 26 TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY 27 IN-KIND DONATIONS 29 CAMPAIGN CORPORATE PARTNERS 30 3


UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY VISION & MISSION

OUR VISION:

Each Individual in our community is self-suffcient in the areas of Education, Financial Stability, Health, and Basic Needs.

OUR MISSION:

Connecting our community for the common good. 4


“Education. Financial Stability. Health. Basic Needs. The building blocks of a self-sufficient life.” Dear Friends, As a region united by the vision of local leaders who believe in creating opportunities that break the cycles of poverty, United Way of Central Kentucky has become the foremost convener of community change. This past year was our most monumental to date as we left a more valuable, measurable, and lasting impact on our region than ever before. The important work we accomplish together is about improving lives person by person and family by family. Our approach is a deeply personal way to care for those in our community who need our help when they fall through the cracks. Research tells us that we can turn poverty into possibility by improving Education, Financial Stability, and Health while meeting Basic Needs. With your help, we’re making those investments now to prevent greater needs in the future. This strategy gives us an opportunity share with our community how gifts to United Way are actually investments that have a return. When people invest in United Way, they should expect results. We are proud to highlight these results in this annual report and we hope you enjoy reading about how your investments are changing the lives of families struggling to succeed. Multiply your example by thousands and you begin to see the true potential of focused financial resources, connected expertise, and volunteer service. This report features some of the most important accomplishments over the past year, which have changed the future of our organization and community. None of this progress would be possible without the dedicated service of our volunteers and the generosity of our donors. At the heart of United Way is helping people - it always has been, and always will be. Our vision is that people in need will have the opportunity to live up to their full potential. We know that when we work together, this can and will happen for our community. Thank you for being an example of what it means to LIVE UNITED. Sincerely, Megan Stith United Way of Central Kentucky President & CEO

Brian Kerr Kerr Office Group 2015 UWCK Board Chair

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WE’RE WORKING

TOGETHER -ACROSS-

COUNTIES & INDUSTRIES

“I give to United Way because I have confidence knowing that my money will be invested wisely to meet the needs of many.” - Greg Milby, WQXE Quicksie 98.3, 2015 Campaign Chair

UNITED WAY’S 2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Board members serve two concurrent three year terms, meet seven times a year, volunteer their time to serve on at least one UWCK committee or volunteer project, and support UWCK’s annual campaign. Brian Kerr, Board Chair Kerr Office Group

Janice Worden Dow Corning

Scott Conway, Vice Chair First Citizens Bank

Jon Ballard Elizabethtown Independent Schools

Brandon Fogle, Treasurer South Central Bank

Kamma Flood The Cecilian Bank

Mary Jo King, Secretary Elizabethtown Community & Technical College

Kendra Stewart-Scott Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health

Trinity Searcy Karbec Allison Baumgardner The Cecilian Bank Andrea Pike-Goff Meade County Schools Chris Ordway The News-Enterprise Chris Reed Hardin County Schools Doug Morgan Akebono Grant Niebuhr Altec Industries

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Mike Embry Citizens Union Bank Nancy Tate UPS Pam Costin Chase Bank MG Bill Barron U.S. Army, Ret. Rita Williams RE Williams, Inc. Executive Committee/Officers Brian Kerr Scott Conway Brandon Fogle Mary Jo King Kirk Chadwick Trinity Searcy


UNITED WAY’S 2015 COMMITTEE MEMBERS & STAFF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Mary Jo King, Chair Barbara Proffitt Berry Cupp Brian Young Cait Embrey Crystal Tilton Dee Grizzell Doug Fredrick Gina Ryan Greg Stapleton Holly Stapleton Jennifer Meyers Kendra Stewart-Scott Kendrick Walker Kerrie Lewis Kevin Clark Kyle Hammer Lisa D’Alessio Patsy Whitehead Rachel Watkins Susan Gifford COMMUNITY INVESTMENT TEAM Scott Conway, Chair Brandon Fogle Brian Kerr Brandi Bradford Carla Thomas

Chris Ordway Doug Morgan Greg Rovinski Janice Worden Kamma Flood Mary Young Melanie Raley Mickey McHale Nancy Tate Ray Springsteen Rita Williams Scott Guenther Sean Mason Sherry Powers Willie Cohns FINANCE COMMITTEE Brandon Fogle, Chair Ron Jones Carla Kederis Scott McCloud Doug Morgan Grant Niebuhr David Pilichowski Brian Woosley

STRATEGIC PLANNING Kirk Chadwick Scott Conway Brian Kerr Trinity Searcy Nancy Tate Janice Worden CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP Greg Milby, Campaign Chair Lindsey Alicna, Leadership Chair Rita Williams, Small Business Chair UWCK STAFF & VISTAS Megan Stith Dana Garrett Christa Shouse Stephanie Hester Katie Kurtz Tommy Evans Natalie Cubbage Elspeth Curtis Tim Garren Hannah Ryan Phyllis Williams Alicia West

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE Trinity Searcy, Chair Jon Ballard Chris Reed

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WE’RE MAKING AN IMPACT FOR

GENERATIONS TO COME

Our local United Way focuses on four areas that intertwine to impact people’s lives: education, financial stability, health, and basic needs. United Way of Central Kentucky is proud to share the following COMMUNITY IMPACT HIGHLIGHTS as we celebrate our many accomplishments in each of these focus areas! • For the first time, results from United Way of Central Kentucky’s funded programs were shared with the community in a new quarterly Impact Report which shares the outcomes and success stories created through their support.

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• This year the Give a Day for Hunger initiative expanded to cover both spring and fall breaks, mobilizing 360 volunteers to pack food bags which helped sustain children when school was not in session to prevent them from going hungry.


• Helped bring 16 additional partners into the Don’t Miss the Bus community-wide school supply drive, raising a record 20,000 supplies for children across Hardin County. • Established the VITA program (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) in partnership with Helping Hand of Hope to begin service in January 2016. The program recruits and trains volunteers to provide free tax preparation services that ensure the 1 in 5 working families who are unaware they qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit receive this valuable boost to their savings. • This year, United Way of Central Kentucky partnered to organize the 2015 Poverty Simulation which brought together 13 different community agencies for over 50 volunteers and participants who experienced the training. Many were touched by their experience and shared that the simulation powerfully impacted their understanding of the challenges faced by clients and families living in poverty. • United Way of Central Kentuky held its first annual Board Expo, which provided a chance for emerging community leaders to explore high-level volunteer opportunities available within 12 nonprofits across our region.

• In 2015, Day of Action grew to an all time high, mobilizing 265 volunteers who served 1,945 hours at 18 different locations. Over 1,900 clients were impacted as a result with an estimated project value of $16,400. • For the very first time, Project United was hosted outside of Hardin County to benefit the Grayson County Alliance. Over 40 volunteers from local businesses across the region lended their time and talents to give the new Alliance facility a makeover. Volunteers donated 200 hours to refurbish the Alliance’s facility donating paint, supplies, décor, and other items at an estimated project value of $20,000. • Held a Housing & Homelessness Summit which led to the establishment of an inter-agency coalition to assess needs and establish long-term plans that address the issue of homelessness. As a result of these efforts, the Room In the Inn initiative provided an emergency shelter plan for winter in partnership with the religious community.

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ADVANCING

EDUCATION

Education is a cornerstone for success in school, work and life. It also benefits the whole community: high school graduates have higher earning potential, contribute more to their local economies, and are more engaged in their communities. Across our region too many children enter kindergarten already behind, spend time alone after school, and are lacking the positive influences needed to keep them on track in school and in life. United Way of Central Kentucky’s model focuses on supportive communities, effective schools, and strong families, using strategies and approaches rooted in research to prevent children from slipping through the cracks. In 2015, UWCK invested over $297,000 in programs that provide early learning opportunities, supportive relationships, and educational experiences for at-risk children. • Breckinridge County Schools - Preschool Program: $4,500 • Breckinridge-Grayson Programs - Education: $7,700 • Grayson Co. Schools-GCHS/Lawler FRYSC: $5,400 • Hardin County Community Early Child Council Ready Communities: $2,000 • Meade Co. Schools - Preschool Program: $7,500 • Meade Co. Schools - Kindergarten Readiness 101: $3,500

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• Big Brothers Big Sisters - Community-Based Mentoring: $35,000 • Big Brothers Big Sisters - Site-Based Mentoring: $10,000 • CASA of the Heartland: $52,000 • Tri-County CASA: $32,000 • LaRue Co. Schools - Kids Crew Plus: $22,500 • Boy Scouts/Learning for Life Champions: $10,000 • Meade Activity Center - REC League After School Program: $12,000 • Grayson Co. Schools - Caneyville FRYSC: $5,950 • Elizabethtown Independent Schools - Panther Place After School Program: $33,000 • Hardin Co. Schools - First Connections: $55,000


“I give because the lack of early childhood education and the complex issues of poverty cannot be eradicated on their own. It takes all of us working together with help from United Way to find solutions. ” - Jerisia Lamons, Kentucky Career Center & UWCK Fellow

United Way embraces a comprehensive approach to education that spans all the way from cradle to career. That’s the philosophy of the United Way Born Learning initiative which helps parents, grandparents and caregivers turn everyday moments into fun, educational opportunities for young kids. In 2015, United Way helped facilitate seven United Way Born Learning Academies throughout our service area using proven tips, tools and resources to help families take a more active role in preparing their children ages 0-5 for kindergarten. Throughout the year 115 parents and caregivers attended the 6 month program to help prepare their children for success in school. 100% of participants shared that they learned activities and ideas they would implement at home from this research-based curriculum saying, “We need more things like this in our community. I loved these workshops, I just wish they had been around when my older two were younger!”

EDUCATION IMPACT

378 1,461 122 59 156

HIGHLIGHTS

children were screened for developmental delays that would otherwise keep them from being prepared for success in school. Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade, LaRue, and Hardin County children and their caregivers learned skills needed to be ready for kindergarten. children benefitted from a safe place to go after school, where they receive help with homework and engage in physical activities. at-risk children were supported by the positive influence of a mentor. abused and neglected children in the court system were mentored by a trained, professionally-supported volunteer advocate, with 35 children being permanently placed in safe homes in the last 6 months. 11


CREATING PATHWAYS TO FINANCIAL STABILITY

A good job benefits more than the employee - it benefits their entire family and the community as a whole. That’s why United Way of Central Kentucky focuses on lasting solutions that go beyond charity to help people build skills and attain the education needed to get, keep, and advance themselves in a successful career.

FUNDED PROGRAMS

HOW WE HELP

In 2015, UWCK invested over $107,000 in programs that provide job training skills, teach financial education, help seniors live independently, and connect families with multiple resources needed to regain their self-sufficiency.

• Legal Aid Society - Central KY Legal Services Program: $5,000 • Breckinridge-Grayson Programs - Parent, Family, and Community Engagement: $10,000 • Central Kentucky Community Action - Community Collaboration for Children: $4,200 • Central Kentucky Community Action - Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP): $4,200 • Central Kentucky Community Action - Senior Companion Program (SCP): $8,000 • SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program: $60,000 • Meade Co. Schools - Relationships for Success: $10,000 • Elizabethtown Independent Schools - Industry Certification Testing: $3,000 • Hardin County Schools - The $100 Solution: $3,000

Research has shown that the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the largest anti-poverty tools working in the United States. In 2015, UWCK provided a comprehensive guide to free and reduced-cost tax preparation services available in the UWCK service area with the goal of increasing awareness about the EITC. This guide, which included information about the United Way program, MyFreeTaxes.com, was distributed at multiple sites throughout the community as part of our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service project. UWCK also works in partnership with financial education providers like Junior Achievement to teach financial education, work readiness, and entrepreneurial education workshops to local students in grades K-12. In 2015, 180+ students received instruction from these volunteers.

“I give because I find it very rewarding to make a positive contribution to our community.” - David Reed, Hardin County Schools Retiree, Bank On Instructor & United Way Fellow

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BANK ON PROGRAM

RESULTS

Along with investing in community programs that address this issue of financial stability, the United Way Bank On initiative serves those who are un-banked or under-banked through a series of financial education workshops instructed by local, trained volunteers. Participants attend two classes where they learn more about managing their money and saving for their future, which then makes them eligible to open a checking or savings account at their choice of partnering financial institutions, regardless of their banking history. Our volunteers provide trusted, impartial, and experienced guidance that helps individuals move back into the financial mainstream where they are given the resources they need to make smart financial decisions, reducing their need for assistance and empowering them to meet their own basic needs.

BANK ON PARTNERS

Financial Institutions The Cecilian Bank First Citizens Fort Knox Federal Credit Union Kentucky Neighborhood Bank Lincoln National Bank PNC Bank Republic Bank South Central Bank Financial Education Providers Apprisen Bank On Instructors Stephen Kreiztin Community Partners Breckinridge County Attorney Kentucky Career Center The Commitment House Dix-E-Town Lanes Elizabethtown Community & Technical College FDIC, James Lamar Davis, Community Affairs Specialist Grayson County Extension Office Grayson County Schools Hardin County Public Library Hardin County Attorney’s Office Hardin County Detention Center Hardin County Schools Helping Hand of Hope Larue County Community Action Meade County Library Meade RECC MCPC Shepherd’s Pie Passages Transitional Housing Program Warm Blessings Meal Kitchen

BANK ON INSTRUCTORS

Ashley Benningfield - Lincoln National Bank Brent Ditto - Ditto Wealth Management Chellie Lafollette - Lincoln National Bank Christina Swift - First Citizens Bank Cindy Gibson - The Cecilian Bank Cole Whobrey - First Citizens Bank David Butler - PNC Bank David Reed - E.I.S. Retired Principal Deborah Williams - PNC Bank Emily Moorman - The Cecilian Bank Gina Lewis - Lincoln National Bank Gwen Brink - First Citizens Bank Heather Strain - PNC Bank Jennifer Gray - First Citizens Bank Jim Rachlin - ECTC Kamma Flood - The Cecilian Bank Katie Kurtz - United Way of Central Kentucky Kerrie Lewis - Sign Makers of Elizabethtown Marilyn Ford - First Citizens Bank Mary Schultz - Lincoln National Bank Pat Howell Regina Parker - First Citizens Bank Sabrina Mills - PNC Bank Stephanie Davis - Republic Bank Tavetha Walz - The Cecilian Bank Tiffany Perry - Lincoln National Bank Tricia Beebe - Fort Knox Federal Credit Union Yona Gayden - AmeriCorps VISTA

331

Participants

41

Volunteers

39

Workshops

111

Certificates Issued

12

Workshop Locations

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BUILDING “I give because understanding the challenges and problems our community faces is the first step to becoming part of the solution.” - Kendia Whobrey, Publicis Touchpoint Solutions, & United Way Fellow

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES United Way of Central Kentucky is building healthier, more resilient communities by promoting healthy eating and physical activity, expanding access to quality health care and integrating health into early childhood development. Whether it is a neighbor without health insurance or at-risk children in need of access to physical activities, we believe the road back to self-sufficiency starts here.

PRESCRIPTION “I give because United Way has an indelible impact on our community.” - Lindsey Keith Alicna, Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance

SAVINGS PROGRAM

For those who need prescription medications that are not covered under their insurance, or have high co-pays or annual deductibles, a United Way partnership with FamilyWize Community Services allows us to offer free prescription discount cards to local families.

4,080 FAMILYWIZE CLAIMS FILED, TOTALING

$89,356

LOCALLY IN 2015 14


2015

FUNDED PROGRAMS

MARTHA’S SUCCESS STORY

Community Health Clinic:

$75,000

Clients Served - 516 Meade Activity Center, Summer Program:

$15,000

Meade Activity Center, Youth Sports:

$5,000

Meade Activity Center Clients Served - 3,136

IMPROVING ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOODS In addition to funding the distribution of produce through Feeding America’s Farms to Foodbanks program, we have helped companies like Altec engage their employees in growing healthy fruits and vegetables for those in need. Altec’s Grow for Good initiative encouraged staff to plant extra seeds in the spring so additional produce could be developed through our partnership with Feeding America. This was an easy and low-cost way for more local residents to have better access to fresh foods they may not otherwise be able to afford.

Martha, a resident of Hardin County, a full-time student at ECTC, a mother and wife, hadn’t been feeling well for some time. While her husband and son did have insurance, she did not. Unfortunately, she didn’t qualify for assistance and couldn’t afford the high premiums offered by her husband’s employer or on the healthcare exchange. After learning that she did qualify for assistance at the Community Health Clinic, Martha began seeing several volunteer physicians, eventually learning that she would require open heart surgery. A short time later she found herself in surgery having a triple by-pass, later learning that she had 70, 80 and 90 percent blockages. Martha is now in rehabilitation and is giving back to those that helped her by serving as a site VISTA (Volunteers In Service to America) for the Community Health Clinic.

516 PATIENTS WERE TREATED THROUGH 5,178 SERVICES

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MEETING

BASIC NEEDS

When individuals are unable to meet their immediate needs, it is more difficult to focus on long-term goals. United Way recognizes that basic needs services are essential to the most vulnerable in our community and critical to getting people back on the road to self-sufficiency.

2015 FUNDED PROGRAMS American Red Cross:

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$30,000 Clients Served: 2,128

Feeding America:

Grayson Co. Ministerial Association:

Clients Served: 44,969

Clients Served: 222

$75,000

$5,000

Meade County Angel Ministry:

MCPC Shepherd’s Pie:

Clients Served: 672

Clients Served: 14,813

$7,441

$18,000

Helping Hand of Hope:

Grayson County Alliance:

Clients Served: 3,915

Clients Served: 19,760

$160,000

$57,000


GIVE A DAY FOR HUNGER

In a partnership between United Way, Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland, and HealthSouth Regional Lakeview Hospital, the Give A Day for Hunger initiative mobilizes hundreds of volunteers to fill bags full of food for children living in poverty in Hardin County. The Give a Day for Hunger initiative originated in 2014 from a then 10 year old student, Nate Jarboe, who came to United Way wondering what happened to his classmates who relied on food from the BackPack Program while school is not in session during spring and fall breaks. In 2015, over 352 volunteers joined together for the 3rd and 4th Annual Give a Day for Hunger initiative to provide Hardin County School students with an extra bag of food from the BackPack Program over spring and fall breaks. As a result, volunteers gave over 553 hours to fill 4,832 backpacks that ensured no students would go hungry.

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PROJECT UNITED

United Way took their premiere community-wide volunteer event Project United on the road for the first time to Grayson County to transform a vital organization in the community, the Grayson County Alliance. Over 40 volunteers from local businesses across the region gave the new Alliance facility a makeover. Volunteers gave 200 hours to refurbish the Alliance’s facility donating paint, supplies, décor, and other items at an estimated value of over $20,000! This new facility will support the Alliance’s efforts to offer more services such as Nutrition Workshops, which serve to teach families how to make healthy food choices. Last year alone, the Alliance’s Food Pantry served over 900 households (400 of those including children).

“The generous gift means a longtime dream of housing our programs under one roof would finally be realized.” - Melissa Williams, Former Grayson County Alliance President

PROJECT UNITED SPONSORING PARTNERS

• The Cecilian Bank • Grayson County Schools • Dow Corning Corporation • Fort Knox Federal Credit Union • Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust Co. • HealthSouth Regional Lakeview Hospital

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AMERICORPS

VISTA PROGRAM

AmeriCorps VISTA members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve and focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that advance education, improve health, and foster economic development. United Way mobilized 15 full-time volunteers to strengthen the capacity of 7 nonprofits to fight poverty in 2015.

In 2015, AmeriCorps VISTA members raised $1.347 million in donations, recruited 2,515 volunteers, and generated over 13,094 hours of service at a value of $266,000. Last year alone, the VISTA program had a $1.6 million impact on our community. Since 2010, AmeriCorps VISTA members have brought over $7 million in value to our region.

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VISTA

HOST AGENCIES

• The Community Health Clinic • Breckinridge County Schools • Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland • United Way of the Bluegrass • United Way of Central Kentucky • USA Cares • Hardin County Schools


VISTA PROGRAM 61 $225K 24

OUTCOMES

Children in Hardin County were administered the Ages and Stages screener in an effort to increase the current school readiness rate of 50% by Hardin County Early Childhood Council VISTA, Tereasa Boose, who is currently serving her VISTA term at North Park Elementary School. Because increased awareness and involvement of parents leads to early intervention, Tereasa is now offering this screening to all preschool aged children in Hardin County. In cash and in-kind donations was leveraged by Darla Brown, USA Cares’ Social Media/Grant Preparation VISTA, in an effort to increase the capacity of her organization. Three grants totaling $147,500 support USA Cares’ Four Core Programs: Combat Injured, Jobs Assistance, Emergency Assistance, and Housing Assistance. Under Darla’s management, Google AdWords has awarded $77,656.00 in in-kind advertising to the organization’s media campaigns. Volunteers were recruited by Yona Gayden, Preschool Program VISTA at Hardin County Schools, to organize a playground revitalization for 9/11 Day of Service. Volunteers from UPS, Akebono, cohort VISTAs and the school’s own Girl Power Group gave almost 50 hours to repair, landscape, and clean the preschool playground at Howevalley Elementary School in Hardin County, Kentucky. Yona’s efforts earned national recognition for United Way of Central Kentucky’s VISTA Project.

$10K

In both cash and in-kind donations were leveraged by United Way of Central Kentucky Resource Development VISTA, Tommy Evans, who organized a Mud Volleyball Tournament hosted by UPS. The event, which benefits United Way of Central Kentucky’s grant-making fund, brought together 25 volunteers who gave 180 hours to support the event.

$101K

Was raised at USA Cares’ 2015 Annual Gala themed “Standing in Reflection” thanks to the efforts of a small committee including VISTA member Gwen Brashear, who spent an entire year planning the organization’s largest annual fundraiser. Funds raised at the event were used to support USA Cares’ four core programs which make a real and life-changing impact on the lives of our Nation’s heroes.

9,047

Post-9/11 soldiers, veterans, and their families were served as a result of the capacity created by USA Cares’ VISTA members, Gwendolyn Brashear and Darla Brown in 2015. Of those served, 91% achieved financial stability.

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UNITED WAY FELLOWS PROGRAM

In 2015, United Way launched the United Way Fellowship Program which invites individuals to learn and serve as they put their passion for service and professional skills to work for our community. Fellows completed a 6 month-long program which included an overview of the region’s most urgent needs, giving participants the opportunity to tour and learn more about several United Way funded programs.

“I give because I want to pay forward all my gratitude to the people who gave me a hand up when I needed it most.” - Cait Embrey, CASA of the Heartland

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2015 UNITED WAY FELLOWS GRADUATES • • • • • • • •

Brent Ditto Cait Embrey Cole Whobrey David Gary David Reed Dayna Parrett Dee Grizzell Melissa Mudd

• Erica Frierson • Jennifer Phelps • Jennifer Richardson • Jerisia Lamons • Jessica Bondia • Kendia Whobrey • Lori Jarboe

• • • • •

Rhonda Blanks Teran Ransom Tiffany Barnes Trena Floyd Ed McCoy


THE VALUE OF

UNITED WAY

2015 UWCK COMMUNITY VALUE

$4,533,796 HOW WE GOT THERE...

In addition to raising over $1.2 million in donations from individuals, corporate gifts, and special events, UWCK leveraged an additional $17,200 in grant funding for internal programs, generated $18,000 in donated goods and services to reduce operating costs, and engaged thousands of volunteers at a value of $96,000. Increased financial management efforts also led to the collection of an additional $21,036 in 2014 campaign payments. AmeriCorps VISTA program members raised $665,096 for their partnering nonprofit programs. UWCK’s 2015 funded programs and agencies also leveraged $2,490,095 in additional in-kind donations and volunteer resources, for a total impact of $4,533,796 in value provided to the community in the past year!

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WE’RE USING OUR RESOURCES WISELY Total 2015 Grant Requests: $1,256,888 United Way of Central Kentucky was able to fund 65% of the requests.

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Financial Stability

Health

Basic Needs 22

1 in 2 children are not prepared when they enter kindergarten. UWCK was able to fund 60% of the $487,506 in grant requests. Last year education investments increased to 35% of all grants. 42,632 residents in our region are unbanked or under-banked. UWCK funded all requests for $101,400 in financial stability programs. These investments increased to 12% of all grants in 2015. 6,818 child abuse cases happened in our region last year. UWCK allocations covered 62% of the $152,900 in grant requests. Health-related grants make up 11% of all funding awarded. 1 in 6 area residents lives in poverty. UWCK investments went to 63% of the $558,725 requested. This percent decreased from 82% in 2014, but 2015 investments in Basic Needs made up 42% of all grants awarded.


OUR

FINANCIALS

Summary of Financial Position (Tax Year Ending March 31, 2015) Total Revenue - $1,131,285; Total Expenses - $1,077,962; Year End Net Assets - $1,086,267

Fundraising, $71,359 (7%) UWCK’s fundraising costs resulted in yet another successful 2015 campaign with more than $1.2 million raised for our community, a R.O.I. of 175%.

Management & General, $134,204 (12%) UWCK is committed to a strong return on investment. Our costs have remained below the Better Business Bureau and IRS overhead recommendation of 25-35%.

Community Investment Grants, $777,967 (72%) UWCK provided financial support to 24 local nonprofit agencies and 34 programs in its five county region of Hardin, Breckinridge, LaRue, Grayson and Meade Counties which provided over 62,262 client’s with services in 2015.

Program Services, $94,432 (9%) Programs and initiatives led by UWCK advance the common good by creating lasting results in education, financial stability, and health, while also providing a safety net of basic needs services.

LEADING THE WAY WITH BEST PRACTICES IN GOVERNANCE United Way of Central Kentucky is proud of our commitment to transparency and proactive adherence to best practices in organizational governance. We successfully met all 20 standards of accountability to be certified as a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity and are in good standing as members of the United Way Worldwide network. In 2015, we revised our governing documents and developed a Board approved code of ethics, diversity policy, and whistleblower procedures. We revised the Audit Policy for funded agencies to allow more of their grant dollars to go to programs and services for their clients and planned a new applicant financial review committee for our 2016 allocations process. In order to ensure long-term stability of the organization, we established an operating reserve account and endowment fund, which will allow donors to take advantage of giving options such as the Endow Kentucky Tax Credit while making a forever investment in UWCK. Our policies are available for public review at http://www.unitedwayck.org/policies-governance.

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COMMUNITY IMPACT

LEADERS

$60,000+ UWCK Campaign or $10,000+ Corporate Gift

VISIONARY

INVESTORS

$30,000 to $59,999 UWCK Campaign or $5,000 to $9,999 Corporate Gift

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LIVE UNITED

PACESETTERS

$10,000 to $29,999 UWCK Campaign or $1,000 to $4,999 Corporate Gift

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365 LIVE UNITED

SMALL BUSINESS CIRCLE

• • • • • •

Air Care Heating and Cooling Brown Funeral Home Elaina Janes Photography Cumberland Products Dix-Etown Lanes Gold Star Realty

• • • • • •

LaRue County KFB Insurance Messer Construction Sign Makers of Hardin County Stiles Carter & Associates R.E. Williams, Inc. United Residential Mortgage 25


2015 LIVE UNITED

LEADERSHIP GIVING BENEFACTOR ($2,500 - $4,999) AGC Scott A. Guenther Teresa Nall Bonita Rock Cumberland Products Daniel L. Amos Bruce Barlow First Citizens Bank Marilyn & Randy Ford Fischbach Kirk Chadwick Hardin Memorial Health Dennis & Tracy Johnson Metalsa Gerera Wilson Mouser Cabinetry Steve Mouser Keith Mouser South Central Bank Brandon M. Fogle The Cecilian Bank Greg Pawley Mary C. Young LEADERSHIP ($1,000 - $2,499) James Duplessis William B. Richardson Robert & Mary Brown Mike & Carol Jones Dr. Brian & Debra Nickoloff Eugene & Kerrie Lewis Gregory Schreacke AGC Kristal M. Dicarlo Akebono Eddie T. Hobbs Rashad Cleaver Jeff T. Fox Mike Kinder Doug Morgan Ralph B. Shaw

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Altec Industries Grant A. & Katherine Q. Niebuhr

Aaron D. Riggs Sean C. Mason Bryan T. Hall Crystal L. Cundiff Gary W. Fraley Anothony S. Lee Anthony C. Sarver Cindy Wimp Jackie R. Amos Timothy A. Barry Tony & Melissa Hart James M. Parwell John M. Waggoner Derrick W. Helm

Sarah Miller Ruth A. Scribner Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Dean W. Nason Alfreda H. Weedman

The Cecilian Bank Brenda K. Brady Beth M. Cox James D. & Tanya Thomas Kamma Flood Lisa Day David B. Downs Pam A. Basham Brenda K. Boyd Cynthia J. Gibson John Hartlage Adam W. Hinton Debbie G. Jaggers Pete Mahurin

Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland Gary Miles

Citizens Union Bank James Long Claudio Monzon Communicare Terry L. Reams Stephen J. Hall Dow Corning Patrick Clark Trent & Janice Worden Brian & Wendy Erickson Donna Helm Lacy McGuffin Ericka Newton Lisa Conner Steven Clark Susan Young David Mather Nolan Meyers Elizabeth Turner Lisa Hess Martin Lee Patrick Wallace Casey Drane Rebecca Gilpin James Strickland Jeffrey Wilson Deana Keith

Elizabethtown Independent Schools Kelli Bush Greg & Donna Rovinski Jon and Courtney Ballard Enterprise Rent-A-Car Richard Conklin

First Citizens Bank David Hunt Donna Mulligan Scott Conway Richard Clements Brenda Gayler Matthew W. Tyler Lloyd C. Hillard William C. Nash Terry Patterson Fischbach USA Darin E. Williams Patrick J. Bauer Cynthia A. Bass David W. Hayes Marketta Johnson Gates John M. Jones James B. Knisely Hardin County Schools Nannette & Kenneth Johnston Hardin Memorial Health John Godfrey Terry Henry John Horvath Deborah Davis Kevin Sullivan Vincent Coale Tanya Miller Karbec Troy W. Fackler Nicholas P. Nelson Kerr Office Group Brian Kerr


WE’RE Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health John Wash Meade RECC Marty Littrel Metalsa Kelly Carroll Robert Dupin David Eady Sharon Schmitt Debbie Pugh Betty McCray Dennis E. Weaver Dennis Weaver Monument Chemical Joseph G. Wroczynski Mouser Cabinetry Steve A. Pfister Scott L. Freyberger Roger L. Hager Daniel S. Manley Mark A. McDonald The News-Enterprise Chris Ordway Quicksie 98.3 David Gary Pinkham Lincoln Mercury Steve & Rhonda Pinkham South Central Bank Ken Dozer Summit Polymers Marjorie L. Sabino Daryl B. Pelletier United Way of Central Kentucky The Stith Family UPS Harry Cook Fredrick Douglas Kevin Etter Parker Hendricks Michael Edlin Brian Martin Warren RECC Kevin W. Shaw

TAKING ACTION

TOGETHER From our individual givers to volunteer groups, our dedicated donors keep us moving forward. United Way’s Tocqueville Society consists of profoundly generous donors who devoted their time, talent and resources, giving at least $10,000 to United Way this past year.

TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY MEMBERS Mr. & Mrs. Brian & Lindsey Alicna Mr. & Mrs. Roy & Linda Keith Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Steve & Pam Montgomery Diane Logsdon Mr. & Mrs. Carl & Anne Swope Mr. & Mrs. Bob & Jan Swope Mr. & Mrs. Bill & Betty Swope

CREATING SUCCESS STORIES

After one particularly traumatizing evening for her daughter, a mother packed what she could in her car and started driving. Not only had she suffered the abuse, but she and her daughter had also resorted to living in their car because they had no money for a hotel. She and her daughter relocated to SpringHaven and with the help of community partners, immediately began counseling to help both her and her daughter cope with the trauma. After a few months they received housing vouchers for victims of domestic violence and were moved to their own apartment. To assist with the move, SpringHaven used United Way dollars to assist with the security deposit, moving expenses and to purchase necessities for the apartment. They now participate in the shelter’s Voucher Program which provides case management services and is designed to help them become self-sufficient and live a violence free life.

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LEADERSHIP GIVING EMERGING LEADER ($500 - $999)

James Tharpe Debbie D. Gassett Ben LaRue Carol Meriwether Rita T. Williams AGC Automotive William D. Bryan Milton Jackson Marvin J. Dye Barry Jaggers William J. Weibel Akebono Carl E. Hale Myron Henderson Chace M. & Donna Herringshaw Barbara Johnson Donald E. Barbour Melissa B. Burton Randal Dykstra Gregory L. Fraze Brian Koester James Perry Ian Riddle Destiny Roberts Mark W. Sumrall Charlotte Thomas John Whitehouse Altec Joe D. Bickett Malisa Reed Jason M. Gentry Mary K. Gray Lisa Griffin Jeremiah R. Hawkins Colby A. Coogle Maria A. Curry Steven J. Norris Charles T. Pearman Marty Riggs David B. Tharpe Tara F. Lindsey Jason W. Keplinger Cathy S. Mudd Patricia A. Preston Emily Smith Kai Albert Krista D. Barnett Mark D. Best Shianne S. Black Jesse T. Brown Angela S. Cox Jorge L. De La Garza Dave Foran Terry R. Harris

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Michael S. Hoyle Sherman D. Laslie Robert L. & Amory Mott James E. Skees Henry L. Sparks Donna L. Williamson American Red Cross Cynthia K. Lineberger Bluegrass Cellular Scott McCloud Sherry L. Powers Jeff Blevins City of Elizabethtown Scott J. & Ann Fiepke Jefferey A. Camp Barbara L. Jones Edward J. Poppe Comcast Shipley A. Marcum Communicare Rebecca Jackson Fatimah M. Malik Kristy McGrew Cheryl A. Shook Cynthia D. Whitaker Missy Brown Lisa G. Lands Abigail M. Shelton Michelle L. White Debra D. Mulligan Cindy R. Norfleet Cumberland Products Wayne Moore

Dow Corning Corporation Michael Burnett Rebecca E. Aulbach Jason E. Martin Derek Braden Jerry Davis Robert Enlow Charles Garcia Cheryrel A. Porter Cynthia L. Riggs Pamela Bowling Chad A. Bernard Kayla Shoemaker Brittni M. Tebedo Leigh A. England Jill O. Mattingly James Rogers Elizabethtown Community & Technical College Linda G. Howard

Elizabethtown Independent Schools Leah V. Gardner Mary Bell Candace Payne Laurie Parker Enterprise Rent-A-Car David Keown First Citizens Bank Sandra Nevitt Jeffery Pendleton Jordan C. Whobrey Brenda Fullerton Patty Edlin Carla Kederis Melissa Payne Linda Pepper David P. Tackett Denesa Embry Tina M. Walker Sandra L. Rogers Amy L. Smith Aonymous Retired Employee Kimberly Douglas William J. Godfrey Terry Bennett Fischbach USA Gary & Lisa M. Hatfield Matthew S. Miller Michael L. Trueblood David W. Massaro Nancy C. Parr Gary W. Sheroan Nicholas R. Huddleston Shannon Reeves Gates Corporation Marc P. Casenhiser Randall L. Ford Steven R. Hayes Lewis L. Sloan Cathy P. Wilson Joseph E. Ashley Wenlin W. Wu

Phillip & Dana B. Wilson James & Lana R. Honaker Hardin Memorial Health Joseph & Nancy McGimsey Bonnie Nickerson Deborah Ryan Carla Walters Dana Noland Denise Koebel Carole Hokeah Frieda Hutchins Jutta Musselwhite Jacqueline Thomas Anna Walters Steven White Corazon Veza Health South Rehab Tina M. Desjourdy-Drake Tina M. Arcovio Lori R. Jarboe HMH Surgical Specialist Marshall Johnson MD Karbec Trinity T. Searcy Kentucky Neighborhood Bank Alan Howell Deborah Carr Auston Bridges Kerr Office Group Paul Smith Kroger Alice Sullivan Tony J. Bishop Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health Shaun D. Saulsberry Angela M. Oughton Linda Ringleka Deborah C. Routte

Gold Star Reality Mark Haynes

Meade County Schools Julie E. Backstrom

Grayson County Schools Ann S. Marshall

Meade County RECC Melanie S. Raley

Hardin County Government E G. Thompson Harry L. Berry David R. Klinglesmith Pamela K. Rose

Metalsa John Bryant Richard Distler Kristina Oke Carmillia Montgomery Steve Reynolds Thomas Whittmore Richard Patterson

Hardin County Schools Gale M. Hardy


IN-KIND Gary Andrews Curtis Buckles Robert Defevers Eric Devary Jennifer Hall Steve Hornback Robert Jones James McDowell Lewis Tillotson Melissa Allrutz Jerry Bale Joseph Bourn Judy Carroll Garnett Chappell Timothy Dennis Gerald Embry Michelle Gierman Kevin Holding Michael Linfoot Jesse Locke Theresa McIntosh Eric Merciers Robert Milam Jeanetta Mills Jackie Mullens Steven Pickett Albert Ponce Fredrick Schmitt Thomas Strader Glennecew Sylvester Greg Tivitt Michael Vogt Stephen Wheeler Elizabeth Williams Mark Williams Juan Yates Stewart Jordan Monument Chemical Michael T. McHale Scotty Blevins Rachel P. Flaherty Debbie D. Gossett Lawana K. Redmon Barry M. Stewart Mouser Cabinetry Christopher S. Wheatley David M. Mouser Christopher A. Allen Martha A. Harden Jeffrey D. Ramsey William M. Stillwell Richard C. Taylor Clifton M. Clark Merle F. Reed Mike W. Rogers Chris A. Weaver Isaac D. Mouser MTD Keith Collard

Eric Grant Kimberly Narvaez Nolin RECC Donald D. Propes Rick L. Pugh Richard A. Ryan Pinkham Lincoln Automotive Benny M. Brown Gary Burris Remington Arms David Schluckebier SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program Belinda L. Burd Stantec Consulting Services Paul J. Cooper Stiles, Carter & Associates, PSC Ann Fisher Summit Polymers Allyson L. Dukes Brian K. Maxwell Don R. McCullough Julie A. Richardson Anita Allen Trey A. Fout Swope Family of Dealerships Lawrence L. Cottingham The Cecilian Bank Gary P. Chapman Anthony Conder Courtney D. Hornback Erin S. Brangers Hope L. Edlin Wesley A. Mudd William G. Groves B.G. Owsley Gary D. Watkins The News-Enterprise Jeff & Lisa A. D`Alessio Erin H. Hahn Sarah B. Phelps Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center Michele Vincent Wayne Meriwether United Way of Central Kentucky Stephanie Hester Dana Garrett

UPS Dennis Grant John Maddox Carl Norris Joseph Veirs Gary Becker Scott Blanford Dorsey Demaster Melissa Leach Amy Louden Chequita Donner Warren RECC Aaron K. Decker Janet L. Love Your Community Bank Denise Conover Pamela J. deRoche Jacqueline A. Duvall Catherine A. England Trena M. Floyd

DONATIONS

Anonymous Award Center Barnes & Noble C&C Portables Cheddars Dix E-Town Lanes Dow Corning Etown Swim & Fitness Fazoli’s First Citizens Bank First General Baptist Church Fort Knox Federal Credit Union Grayson County Alliance Hardin Memorial Health ICON Engineering and Inspection Services Kentucky Neighborhood Bank Addington Transportation Leitchfield Women’s Club M&H Media Master’s Supply Inc. McAlister’s Deli Microsoft Mouser Cabinetry Movie Palace Papa John’s Penn Station Rafferty’s Red Lobster RMJ Media Staples Stevenson’s Paint and Wallpaper Store Target Tektel Texas Roadhouse The Cecilian Bank Tumbleweed UPS WQXE Zac Newton Announcing Zaxby’s

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CORPORATE PARTNERS

Top 25 Corporate Partners: Dow Corning Altec Metalsa Akebono Hardin Memorial Health UPS Mouser Cabinetry Swope Family of Dealerships Cecilian Bank First Citizens Bank AGC Automotive Hardin County Schools Communicare Fischbach USA Summit Polymers LG&E - Kentucky Utilities Elizabethtown Independent Schools News Enterprise Meade County RECC Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health

Cumberland Products Monument Chemical Meade County Schools Your Community Bank Grayson County Schools AGC Accumetric Air Care Akebono Altec American Red Cross AT&T Belk

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Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home Bluegrass Cellular Big M Chevrolet BP Newcomb Oil Breckinridge County Schools Breckinridge Health Inc Brown Funeral Home Buffalo Wings & Rings The Cecilian Bank Central KY Community Action Chase Bank Citizens Union Bank City of Elizabethtown City of Radcliff City of Leitchfield Comcast Communicare Combined Federal Campaign Commonwealth Bank & Trust Community Health Clinic Computer Services Inc. Cumberland Products Dix-Etown Lanes Dow Corning ECTC Elaina Janes Photography Elizabethtown Independent Schools Enterprise Rent a Car Feeding America First Citizens Bank Fischbach Fort Knox Federal Credit Union

Gates Gold Star Reality Grayson County Schools Hardin County Government Hardin County Schools Hardin County Water #2 Heartland Communications Consultants Hardin Memorial Health HealthSouth Helping Hand of Hope iPay/Jack Henry Jenkins Essex Construction JC Penney Karbec KECC Kentucky Neighborhood Bank Kerr Office Group Knox Hills KIA Store Kroger LaRue County KFB Insurance LaRue County Schools Legal Aid Society Sign Makers LG&E/KU Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health Lowes Macy’s Magnolia Bank Meade Activity Center Meade Co. Cattlemans Association Meade Co. RECC Meade Co. Schools

Meade Co. Young Leaders Network Messer Construction Metalsa Modern Plating Monument Chemical Mouser Custom Cabinetry MTD The News-Enterprise Nolin RECC Pinkham Lincoln Mercury PNC Quicksie 98.3 Republic Bank MCPC Shepherd’s Pie South Central Bank SpringHaven Stiles Carter & Associates Summit Polymers Swope Family of Dealerships Target The Calipari Foundation Twin Lakes Regional Medical United Residential Mortgage UPS UWCK Walmart Warren RECC Wilson & Muir Bank Your Community Bank


THANK YOU FOR CREATING SUCCESS STORIES!

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