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EDUCATION INCOME

HEALTH

PROVIDING THE

BUILDING BLOCKS FOR A GOOD LIFE 2010-11 ANNUAL REPORT


June 2010 marked the 16th annual Day of Caring conducted by United Way of Greater Kansas City and the Heartland Combined Federal Campaign. More than 3,000 people spent part of their Saturday volunteering at 165 projects throughout the community. Projects ranged from yard work to collecting food donations and hosting events for nonprofit clients.


At United Way of Greater Kansas City, we know that we all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable and when people have good health. That’s why we are working to provide building blocks for a good life – Education, Income and Health – for all of our neighbors. It not only helps the individual, but makes all of our community stronger. That work has not changed, despite the challenging economic climate of the past few years. We have continued to focus on creating opportunities for everyone to reach their full potential. To that end, we have many exciting accomplishments from the past year to share with you. We are one year into our three-year strategic plan, which provides us a road map for our organization’s work to help us define who we are and the role we must play in bringing the community together. Two years from now, with the strategic plan fully implemented, we envision a United Way that has fundamentally changed the way it does business and is delivering even greater results to the community. We have also seen our Community Impact Agenda come to life, especially through the community change strategies that are addressing some of our community’s specific human service issues. As a direct result of one of those change strategies, Decade of Difference, as well as our ongoing efforts to fight poverty, we are proud to announce that United of Greater Kansas City was recently selected as one of 11 United Ways from across the country to participate in United Way Worldwide’s income mobilization pilot. This two-year effort will help our United Way to accelerate the strong community impact work we already have in place as well as to identify opportunities for new resources that go beyond the annual workplace campaign. The first step in this effort is to become more externally focused through better community engagement and listening, which should ultimately help us build stronger communication approaches and more partnerships. We know that building blocks can only be stacked on a firm foundation, and that it is United Way of Greater Kansas City’s dedicated donors and volunteers that make all of this work possible. We thank you for continuing to be such a giving community. The investment you’re making in creating long-lasting change is indeed providing a solid foundation for generations to come.

Carol Marinovich Chair, Board of Trustees United Way of Greater Kansas City

Brent Stewart President and CEO United Way of Greater Kansas City

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COMMUNITY

IMPACT


A good life. It means something different for each of us. Yet, there are basic things that we all need for a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, income that can support a family through retirement, and good health. United Way of Greater Kansas City’s Community Impact Agenda was developed with one simple goal in mind: making sure every person in our community has those things. Of course, making that goal a reality is complex. It will require numerous strategies, diverse resources and great commitment, but United Way’s community partners, volunteers and donors are determined to provide opportunities for everyone in Greater Kansas City to reach their full potential. Below, you’ll see a graphic overview of the Community Impact Agenda, and on the following pages you’ll learn how we’re working to create long-lasting changes in the impact areas of Education, Income and Health. Each building block requires multiple approaches including a community change strategy, community initiatives and the funding of programs at partner agencies. This past year included some major transitions in our approach to community impact, including a move to a three-year funding cycle, which will provide more stability and consistency that is beneficial to both United Way and its funded programs. Volunteers this year also identified six funding focus areas that they determined should receive increased resources in 2011 through the program allocation process. Those areas include family violence intervention and treatment, early learning, quality after school opportunities, emergency assistance, access to health care and services for older adults.

THE COMMUNITY IMPACT AGENDA Advancing the common good by providing the building blocks for a good life

EDUCATION

INCOME

HEALTH

Successful Children, Youth & Families

Financial Stability and Safety Net

Healthy People, Healthy Communities

Children and youth attain their full potential.

People achieve financial independence and stability.

People and their neighborhoods are safe, healthy and thriving.

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BUILDING BLOCK:

EDUCATION Sixth-grader Josh Tripp thinks some adults might be surprised to discover what goes on after school at Whatsoever Community Center. Creating an active center of learning is at the heart of Quality Matters, United Way’s community change strategy to improve the quality of out-of-school time programs for children. At Whatsoever, that could mean building a rocket to launch at a nearby park or putting on a fashion show of the youth’s own designs. In addition, staff members are given coaching and technical assistance to help better engage students.


COMMUNITY CHANGE STRATEGY

THE FACTS

That’s why Quality Matters, an effort to champion quality out-of-school time, was launched in November 2009 with 10 organizations and 24 sites. In the pilot program, program managers not only found the process effective and worthwhile but they reported a more supportive environment for students, better interaction between staff and youth, and more engaged students who had a better sense of belonging.

• In the Kansas City region, three out of four school age children live in households where all parents are in the labor force.

Parents have always looked for out-of-school programs that are safe. But, research shows that quality out-of-school programs are also linked to better school attendance and performance, less disciplinary action and higher educational aspirations.

The program more than doubled in Fall 2010 to include 22 organizations and 43 sites, including new partners like the Johnson County Park and Recreation District and Kansas City Parks and Recreation. The initiative has also been expanded to include all elementary school grade levels.

PROGRAM FUNDING AT PARTNER AGENCIES

In 2010, United Way of Greater Kansas City invested more than $7.3 million to 132 programs at local nonprofit agencies that provide services to children, youth and families. Programs included early education programs; youth development; mentoring; before and after school programs; prevention, intervention and education for at-risk youth; parent education; violence prevention services; education and therapeutic services for children with disabilities; residential treatment for children in crisis; family violence intervention and treatment.

• In Missouri and Kansas, the percentage of children responsible for taking care of themselves after school is 32% and 35%, respectively.

SUCCESS BY 6

Eleven United Way Success by 6 resource centers are aimed at helping children enter school ready to learn. The centers offer educational training, materials and technology stations for anyone who cares for children, from parents and grandparents to child care providers. Working with local schools and organizations, these centers provide creative and fun ways to learn by lending educational toys and books appropriate for children birth to age 8. Last year, the centers served nearly 4,200 children, reaching more than 4,000 households in the Greater Kansas City area.

TRI-COUNTY SMART START COALITION

Tri-County Smart Start works to increase the number of quality early learning programs in Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties by providing financial assistance, training and coaching to 20 early learning programs. Primarily funded through a grant by the Kansas Children’s Cabinet, United Way of Greater Kansas City provides matching funding.

In January 2011, United Way of Greater Kansas City’s Gifts in Kind program received 90,000 books from Country Inns & Suites. The books were then distributed to United Way partner agencies. Here, representatives from Don Bosco Community Centers browse children’s books for its youth programs.

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BUILDING BLOCK:

INCOME High school senior Kalib Gilmore says he has every reason to believe he will achieve all his dreams, especially now that he has received financial education through Decade of Difference, one of United Way’s community change strategies. “It is very difficult to change attitude and behavior once a youth is out in the workforce and has already developed financial baggage because of inexperience or poor choices,” says Becky Gripp, who taught the classes through Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph and Urban Rangers, United Way partner agencies. Kalib hopes to attend Tuskegee University in Alabama to major in aeronautics.


COMMUNITY CHANGE STRATEGY

In April 2010, United Way of Greater Kansas City launched Decade of Difference, an effort focused on providing financial stability to at-risk youth and young adults during the critical transition decade of ages 16 to 26. Research shows that young people on a positive path by age 26 are well-positioned for success, while those who are still struggling are likely to face lifelong challenges. Two grants from the CITI Foundation and a Federal Assets for Independence grant help support Decade of Difference. Financial education along with case management and 2:1 matching individual development accounts (IDAs) for education are the cornerstones of the initiative. In 2010, 14 partner agencies committed to providing financial education and case management to IDA participants as they work toward their financial goals. In addition, United Way of Greater Kansas City recently received a Social Innovation Fund grant in cooperation with the City Manager’s Office of Kansas City and in a special partnership with the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. This $3.4 million, three-year pilot project is designed to re-engage young adults, ages 18 to 24, who are not working or going to school, by placing them in short-term paid internships and encouraging them to continue their education. The goal is to better prepare them to enter the workforce.

PROGRAM FUNDING AT PARTNER AGENCIES

More than $3 million was provided to 72 local nonprofit programs in 2010 to help individuals and families increase their income and save for the future, as well as help those in need of emergency assistance. Programs funded include financial literacy; job training and employment readiness; adult education; homeless services; emergency assistance for low-income households and the unemployed; and disaster response services.

THE FACTS • In the Kansas City area, more than one in four older teens and young adults, between the ages of 16 and 24, lives in poverty (12,890) • Nearly one in 10 of this age group drop out of high school without graduating (4,850). • One in 10 of the 16 to 24-year-olds has no job and is not enrolled in school or college (4,980).

TAX ASSISTANCE

In 2010, United Way partnered with KC CASH to help 5,443 low- to moderate-income families prepare and file their taxes at 17 taxpayer assistance sites in the metro area. This partnership also educates local working families about the Earned Income Tax Credit, which resulted in $2.1 million claimed in EITC credits at the tax sites. In total, volunteers helped return more than $6.2 million to local families through federal tax refunds.

UNITED FOR HOPE / UNITED TO HELP

While the economic picture is brightening for some, others affected by the recession are still struggling to meet basic needs. United Way of Greater Kansas City and seven local foundations once again joined together in 2010 to provide $605,000 in special funding to 18 Kansas City area nonprofit agencies involved in providing emergency assistance to those in need, along with health care for the uninsured. United for Hope/United to Help was first launched in 2009 in response to increased need.

More than 350 volunteers stepped up in 2010 to help others at the 17 local KC CASH and United Way tax assistance sites. In addition, a grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation provided funding to set up mobile tax assistance sites at some local companies to help eligible employees file their taxes.

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BUILDING BLOCK:

HEALTH Arwen Morales knew she needed medical care but had no idea where she could get it. The 24-year-old Overland Park woman was almost two months pregnant, had been laid off, and her husband’s job offered no health benefits. That’s when she met Kimberly, an outreach worker whose position at the Health Partnership of Johnson County is funded through a grant from United Way of Greater Kansas City. Kimberly works to help families that are already qualified for Medicaid to get enrolled. “All of sudden I was getting everything I needed,” Arwen said. And her healthy baby had the care he needed, too.


COMMUNITY CHANGE STRATEGY

The number of low-income children who qualify for publicly financed health insurance but fail to enroll until a medical emergency occurs is staggering. Meanwhile, the facts are clear – regular and preventive health care does much more than simply improve a child’s lifelong health. Poor childhood health can limit education attainment, which affects adult employment opportunities. And, not surprisingly, when parents have health insurance for their children, they are more likely to seek health care. United Way’s community change strategy aims to maximize the enrollment of eligible children, their parents and pregnant women in existing public health insurance. In 2010, United Way funded nine organizations with grants totaling $270,000 to do outreach and enrollment. In a nine-month period, those organizations completed 705 applications for 1,151 people. It is estimated that approximately 700 children and 451 adults were enrolled – that’s a total of more than 1,100 people that now have health coverage that previously didn’t. In addition, there were at least 253 additional “status checks” done for individuals who were not sure whether or not they had coverage.

PROGRAM FUNDING AT PARTNER AGENCIES

In 2010, United Way invested almost $4.8 million in 104 programs at partner agencies that help people achieve better health. This includes medical and dental care for uninsured and low-income people; health and wellness education; substance abuse treatment and support; medical rehabilitation services; support for people with disabilities; and mental health counseling.

UNITED WAY 2-1-1 HEALTH CARE ADVOCATE

2010 marked the fourth year that United Way 2-1-1 has offered a health care advocate, provided by a grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. The health care advocate is able to provide the extra time and expertise needed to assist some United Way 2-1-1 callers with more complex medical situations. Among the top needs last year were prescription assistance, dental care, health clinics, eyeglasses and medical equipment and supplies.

THE FACTS • Nearly 250,000 people in the Kansas City six-county area lacked health coverage, according to the 2009 U.S. Census. • The number of people in Greater Kansas City without health insurance increased from 11.9 percent in 2008 to 13.5 percent in 2009. • 83% of the uninsured in our region were working age adults. • Almost 36,000 local children ages 0-17 were uninsured, or 7.7%.

HEART OF AMERICA COMMUNITY AIDS PARTNERSHIP

United Way, along with the Hallmark Corporation Foundation, the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and the AIDS Council, formed the Heart of America Community AIDS Partnership in 1990 to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic and to enhance the coordination and targeting of those resources in Greater Kansas City. Since then, more than 25 local and national private funders have pooled resources with United Way to provide more than $4 million in grants to aggressively respond to HIVS/AIDS in our community.

In October 2010, United Way of Greater Kansas City and the Kansas City Chiefs teamed up for Hometown Huddle by promoting youth fitness. Chiefs players visited a Boys and Girls Club, which is a United Way partner agency, to distribute pedometers and encourage kids to stay fit by getting 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

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U N I T E D WAY

2-1-1 Catherine Dille never thought she’d end up needing assistance. She retired in 1987 with a pension and Social Security, but over the last few years, rising costs of utilities, taxes and insurance stretched Catherine’s fixed income too thin. She couldn’t cover all her bills and was about to lose her home. Luckily, Catherine’s family heard about United Way 2-1-1 and made the call. Call specialists were able to connect them with several programs that helped Catherine get back on her feet. Her daughter says, “United Way 2-1-1 directed us to organizations that were able to help and who genuinely cared. Their help was immediate, impactful and just in the knick of time. We will always be grateful.”


United Way 2-1-1 reaches an important milestone in 2011 as it celebrates five years of helping our community. Since the service was launched on March 9, 2006, more than a half-million calls have been received from the expanded 23-county Greater Kansas City region. The trained professional call specialists provide information to help empower callers to find the assistance that they need for their specific situation. At times, the call specialists will also serve as advocates if a caller faces barriers. In addition to providing information and referrals to callers, United Way 2-1-1 continues to support our community by keeping an up-to-date database of thousands of community program and services. United Way 2-1-1 also provides important data to local nonprofits , which is helpful to them in many ways, including applying for grants.

CALLS FOR HELP INCREASE

The number of calls to United Way 2-1-1 increased by 12.5% in 2010 over the previous year. The graph below compares the number of calls received in the past five years for the 23-county area that United Way 2-1-1 serves.

THE FACTS • United Way 2-1-1 call specialists received a total of 155,880 calls in 2010. • The top need from callers to United Way 2-1-1 in 2010 was for electric utility assistance, a total of 31.8% of calls. • Of the 23 counties that United Way 2-1-1 serves, 61.9% of calls originate from Jackson County, Mo. • 51.3% of callers are ages 18 to 39.

TOP 10 NEEDS IN 2010

In 2010, the majority of calls received by United Way 2-1-1 continued to be related to basic needs such as housing, utility assistance, food and medical care. Electric and gas utility assistance were the greatest needs by far.

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2010 FUNDRAISING

CAMPAIGN For their United Way campaign this year, one Swiss Reinsurance employee suggested an event he’d participated in back in college...Duct Tape Wars. Seven senior leaders were selected to be war heroes and money jars were put out for a week of voting. Trophies were made from 2x4’s and - of course - duct tape, then the three top money-getters went to war. The managers were duct taped to pillars. The winner would be the person who could get down the quickest, and each got a start with a rip in the tape. It was a simple concept that brought lots of laughs to employees and more than $1,000 to United Way.


When Campaign Co-chairs Mark Jorgenson and Patrick “Duke” Dujakovich agreed to lead the 2010 United Way fundraising campaign, the economic landscape could have been reason to pause with concern. However, Greater Kansas Citians answered the question of whether they would be there for those in need with a resounding yes. Hundreds of campaign volunteers were able to raise more than $35.1 million, exceeding the previous year’s campaign. This total also included gifts from nearly 18,000 new donors.

PACESETTERS

Thirteen Pacesetter companies raised almost $5.6 million before the campaign even kicked off and issued a challenge to other organizations to be just as successful. Pacesetters included: Deloitte; Hallmark Cards, Inc.; HNTB; InkCycle/LaserCycle; JE Dunn Construction Group; Kansas City Power & Light; Stinson Morrison Hecker; Swiss Reinsurance; Truman Medical Center/University Physician Associates; Waddell & Reed and Ivy Funds; Westin Crown Center Hotel; United Way of Greater Kansas City and US Bank.

TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY

The United Way Tocqueville Society, consisting of donors who give at least $10,000 annually, had a record-breaking year with 332 members pledging more than $4.2 million.

THE FACTS • More than 4,300 donors giving at Shareholder level (1% or more of annual salary) were eligible to win a 2011 Dyna® Wide Glide® donated by Harley-Davidson. • 64 companies ran leadership campaigns this year, helping United Way add 385 new Leadership Circle members (donors giving $1,200 or more annually).

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

In its second year, the Women’s Leadership Council more than doubled its membership, reaching 465 members.

YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY

This energetic group is comprised of donors in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s giving $1,200 or more annually. For the first time, United Way recruited YLS Company Champions at 20 local organizations. These champions are active members who keep other YLS members at their companies engaged in United Way through communications and special events. These volunteers helped YLS recruit 364 new members this year.

LEADERSHIP NEXT

Leadership Next is a brand new affinity group for donors in their 50’s and beyond who give $1,200 or more, and 180 members have already registered before the group’s official launch in 2011. As Leadership Next gets underway this year, members will be able to participate in exclusive events and opportunities.

Students from Della Lamb Community Services, a United Way partner agency, helped reveal the $35.1 million total raised during the Victory Celebration in November.

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS The following are audited figures from the fiscal years ending December 31, 2008 and December 31, 2009. When the 2010 audit is complete, the audit report will be posted in its entirety online at www.unitedwaygkc.org.

Statement of Activities

Statement of Financial Position

12/31/2009

12/31/2008

Year Ended 12/31/2009

Revenues, Gains & Other Support

Assets Cash & Cash Equivalents 4,585,263 5,233,453 Campaign Pledges Receivable 18,789,589 20,257,100 Accounts & Grants Receivable 77,664 100,481 Investments 9,409,658 8,049,695 Buildings, Equipment and 2,792,394 2,987,531 Leasehold Improvements Other Assets 37,930 39,992 TOTAL ASSETS 35,692,498 36,668,252 Liabilities & Net Assets Payable to Agencies- 16,231,301 17,283,825 Community Care Funds Designations to Agencies 7,719,373 9,229,802 and Grants Payable Accounts Payable 1,656,259 2,380,315 and Accrued Liabilities Long-term Debt 358,401 1,581,029 Total Liabilities

25,965,334

30,474,971

Net Assets Undesignated-Available 1,044,934 (864,879) for General Activities Board-Designated Quasi 5,478,714 3,854,644 Endowment Fund Board-Designated 3,203,516 3,203,516 Contingency Fund

Total Campaign Pledges Investment Income United for Hope/United to Help Other Contributions Grant Income Miscellaneous Revenue Total Revenues, Gains & Other Support

40,578,024

Allocations & Expenses Program Services: Agency Allocations United for Hope/United to Help Community Services

27,738,365 1,846,315 3,523,552

Services Support: Management & General Financial Resources Development Total Allocations & Expenses

TOTAL LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS

9,727,164 36,692,498

721,885 3,815,086 37,645,203

Change in Net Assets Before Change in Pension Plan Gains & Losses Change in Pension Plan Gains & Losses

2,932,821 601,062 3,533,883

Change in Net Assets Total Net Assets

33,717,219 982,207 1,846,093 2,013,385 502,797 1,516,245

6,193,281 36,668,252

NET ASSETS, Beginning of Year

6,193,281

NET ASSETS, End of Year

9,727,164

As part of Live United Week activities in October 2010, United Way collected personal care items for local homeless and domestic violence shelters. Twelve pallets of soap, shampoo and other products were collected with the help of four area QuikTrip locations and YRC Worldwide.


2010-11 BOARD LEADERSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES Chair Carol Marinovich Fleishman-Hillard Vice Chair Michael Hockley Spencer Fane Britt & Browne Treasurer Jeff Provost Deloitte Secretary Bridgette Williams Heavy Constructors Association Chair, Audit Brenda Sharpe REACH Healthcare Foundation Chair, Community Impact Dianne Cleaver Community Volunteer Chair, Finance Jeff Provost Deloitte Chair, Human Resources/ Compensation Robert C. Bloss Hallmark Cards Inc. Chair, Resource Development Ralph Reid Sprint Nextel Chair, Strategic Communications Roshann Parris Parris Communications Inc. Chair, Governance Linda Ward Center for Practical Bioethics Campaign Co-Chair Mark Jorgenson US Bank Campaign Co-Chair Patrick (Duke) Dujakovich Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO Dennis Barnett Citi L. Clay Barton Barton, Hall & Schnieders Ingrid Burnett Proctor Elementary School John Covington Kansas City, Missouri School District Stacey Daniels-Young Jackson County COMBAT Allen Dillingham The Builders’ Association Bill Downey Kansas City Power & Light Bob Drummond* TLC for Children & Families Peggy Dunn City of Leawood

* Ex-Officio Member (non-voting)

Randall C. Ferguson Jr. Community Volunteer Jennifer Haile Tri-Ten Alliances Don Harkins* Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City Terry Harrison USW Local 760 Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Tiffany Hentschel Johnson County Government Henry Herrmann Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. Gene Johnson Shawnee Mission School District Jon Klassen Edward Jones Todd Krass Research Belton Hospital Paul Laures KPMG LLP Benny Lee Lee Research Institute Beto Lopez ARO Real Estate Tim Petty US Bank Roger Ponder Summit Broadband LLC, Broadmoor Capital Partners LLC Jeanette Prenger ECCO Select Corporation Fred Pryor Community Volunteer Julie L. Quirin St. Luke’s Hospital Steve Roling Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City Carson Ross City of Blue Springs Jacqueline I. Snyder Metropolitan Community Colleges Brent Stewart* United Way of Greater Kansas City Annabeth Surbaugh Johnson County Board of County Commissioners Mark Taylor Burns & McDonnell Edward Tervol, Jr. Executive Board of Local 778 IMAW Rev. Eric Williams Calvary Temple Baptist Church Hannes Zacharias Johnson County Government William Zollars YRC Worldwide Inc.

KANSAS CITY, MO EASTERN JACKSON & CASS COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL Chair Jon Klassen Past Chair L. Clay Barton Incoming Chair Todd Krass Community Impact Chair Marcia Haskin & Karen Bartz Resource Development Chair Julie Browne

Chair Roger Ponder Incoming Chair Stacey Daniels-Young Past Chair Dianne Cleaver Community Impact Chair Stacey Daniels-Young Resource Development Chair Michael Halterman

Juan Alonzo Allan Baker Carol Baker Fred Buchanan Randy Castle Cathi Christina Mary Dobson Sara Freetly-Grubb Bob Glaser MaryAnne Metheny Tom Phillips Henry Russell Cheryl Rutherford Dred Scott Diane Seif Connie Smith Kenny Southwick Rick Viar Herb Webb

Dr. Leo Davis, PhD Dan Dechant Mary Lynne Dolembo Robert Levy Dr. Paula Livingston Sally Morrison Bernardo Ramirez Ormer Rogers, Jr. Dr. Andrea Shelton-Hendricks Dr. Edward Underwood, PhD Tiffany Williams

JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL Chair Tim Petty Incoming Chair Paul Laures Past Chair Tiffany Hentschel Community Impact Chair Michele Snyder Resource Development Chair Jean Claytor Linda Belinke Yijing Brentano Dr. Terry Callaway Kelly Carnago Chris Carroll Tom Cohen Robert E. Dowling Mary Lou Jaramillo Linda Leeper Jennifer Mehnert Emily Mitchell Leo Nunnink Todd Pleimann David Small Jan Wilkerson

NORTHLAND COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL Chair Denny Barnett Incoming Chair Allen Dillingham Past Chair Terry Harrison Community Impact Chair Tom Cranshaw Resource Development Chair Dean Henricksen Sandra Aust Debbie Bradbury Jane Brown Dick Davis Bill Dunn III Jay Ferguson Janet Geary Rosemary Graves Jeff Hess Jeff Holloway Ben Jones Alan Napoli Dee Rosekrans Karen Sage Rep. Trent Skaggs Jim Stoufer Milton Tootle Michelle Ward Dan Watts Phil Witt Megan Word

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2010 PARTNER AGENCIES Alphapointe Association for the Blind n American Cancer Society n American Diabetes Association n American Heart Association, Greater Kansas City Division n American Red Cross, Greater Kansas City Chapter nv American Stroke Foundation n Benilde Hall l Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City t Boy Scouts of America - Heart of America Council t Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City tn Cabot Westside Health Center n Camp Fire USA t Cancer Action, Inc. n CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties t Cass County Council on Aging n Catholic Charities of Kansas City - St. Joseph tln Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, Inc. lnv Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) t Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired t Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics tn The Children’s Place t Children’s TLC t Community LINC l Community Mediation Center n Community Services League lnv Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc. tn Concerned Care n Crittenton Children’s Center tn DeLaSalle Education Center tln Della Lamb Community Services tlv Don Bosco Community Center, Inc. tnv Drumm Foundation t El Centro, Inc. lv Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri & Kansas n Episcopal Community Services l The Family Conservancy tln First Call n Genesis School t Gillis t Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri t Good Samaritan Project n Gordon Parks Elementary School t Grace Early Childhood Education Center t Grandview Assistance Program v Greater Kansas City Housing Information Center l Guadalupe Centers, Inc. (GCI) tlnv Harmony t Harrisonville Ministerial Alliance l Harrisonville NETT t Harvesters - The Community Food Network tv Head Start of Shawnee Mission, Inc. t Health Partnership Clinic of Johnson County n Healthy Families Counseling and Support tn Helping Hand of Goodwill Industries ln Helping Hands Therapeutic Riding Center n The Hispanic Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) l Hope Haven of Cass County t Hope House tv Independence Meals on Wheels, Inc. n Jackson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) t Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City tn Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City nv Jewish Vocational Service ln

Johnson County Christmas Bureau l Johnson County Housing Coalition l Kansas Children’s Service League t Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture n Kansas City Community Gardens n Kansas City Free Health Clinic n Kansas Legal Services tl KVC Behavioral HealthCare, Inc. t Lee’s Summit CARES t Lee’s Summit Social Services v Lee’s Summit Underwater Rescue and Recovery l Legal Aid of Western Missouri tln Lifeskills Management Center t Literacy Kansas City l Marillac Center t Mattie Rhodes Center tn Mental Health America of the Heartland n Metro Lutheran Ministry nv Metropolitan Council on Early Learning t Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) t Mid America Assistance Coalition, Inc. l Missouri Association for Social Welfare l Mother & Child Health Coalition (MCHC) tn Myasthenia Gravis Association n National Kidney Foundation Serving Kansas and Western Missouri n NEWHOUSE t Niles Home for Children t Non Profit Connect Northland Family Counseling Center, Inc. n Northland Health Care Access n NorthWest Communities Development Corporation n Nutra-Net, Inc. t Olathe Meals on Wheels Olathe Youth Congress t Operation Breakthrough, Inc. tn Ozanam tl Platte Senior Services, Inc. n Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders n Raytown Emergency Assistance Program v Redemptorist Social Services Center v ReDiscover n Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City ln reStart, Inc. tl Rose Brooks Center tl Safehome, Inc. tl The Salvation Army tlnv Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, Inc. n Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City Central n Shepherd’s Center of Raytown n Shepherd’s Center of the Northland n Sherwood Center for the Exceptional Child tn Somali Foundation, Inc. n Spofford t StandUp Blue Springs n Sunflower House, A Child Abuse Prevention Center t Sunshine Center t Swope Health Services n Swope Ridge Geriatric Center n Synergy Services, Inc. tn TLC for Children and Families tl TNC Community n Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc. n Truman Medical Center n UCP of Greater Kansas City tn

United Community Services of Johnson County United Inner City Services t United Services Community Action Agency lv Urban League of Greater Kansas City tl Visiting Nurse Association Corporation n W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center t West Central Missouri Community Action Agency tv Whatsoever Community Center tnv The Whole Person, Inc. tn Working Families’ Friend v YMCA of Greater Kansas City tn

COMMUNITY HEALTH CHARITIES ALS Society - Keith Worthington Chapter Alzheimer’s Association - Heart of America Chapter American Liver Foundation, Mid America Division American Lung Association of the Central States Arthritis Foundation, Inc., - Western MO/ Greater Kansas City Chapter Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, Greater Kansas City Chapter Be the Match Foundation (National Marrow Donor Program) Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City, Inc. Community Health Charities of Kansas and Missouri Inc. Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City Fibromyalgia Coalition International Gift of Life, Inc. International Essential Tremor Foundation Joshua Center for Neurological Disorders Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Kansas City Chapter Kansas City Hospice, Inc. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Mid-America Chapter March of Dimes Foundation - Greater Kansas Chapter Midwest Christian Counseling Center Midwest Ear Institute Inc. Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association NAMI (Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Greater Kansas City) National Multiple Sclerosis Society Mid America Chapter Northland Therapeutic Riding Center NOVA Center, Inc. Parkinson Foundation of the Heartland Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Kansas City Chapter Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Uriel Owens Chapter, Inc. Special Olympics Kansas, Inc. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Resources, Inc. Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater Kansas City Affiliate

2010 FUNDING AREAS t Successful Children, Youth & Families (EDUCATION) l Financial Stability (INCOME) n Healthy People, Healthy Communities (HEALTH) v Safety Net (INCOME)


As part of its strategic plan, United Way of Greater Kansas City continues to become more focused on yearround relationship-building, especially through affinity groups for leadership donors. In October 2010, Women’s Leadership Circle members participated in a “Top Chef” themed event.


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2010 Annual Report