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C. Yes, "C" is the third letter of the alphabet. By itself, it can bring to mind a variety of things. Some, for instance, might say, “C is for cookie.” And though we love cookies, in 2013, the letter C meant something very different. Community Over the past year, we’ve seen the community come together like no other year prior. The volunteers, advocates and investors in our work have helped us achieve great results with our work. More than $10 million in tax refunds got to families that earned them, nearly 110,000 kids learned valuable life skills through community out-of-school programs and 125,000 people got the help they needed by calling United Way 2-1-1. CATALYST What makes United Way of Greater Kansas City unique is our ability to be a catalyst when it comes to meeting community need. In 2013, we saw the successful introduction of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, which offers books to more than 200 kids; we created and launched our new Veteran’s Initiative which helps area veterans and their families get the help they need in one centralized location; and with our partners at Rockhurst, LISC and Catholic Charities, we opened the new prosperity center, which serve our community's employment and financial needs. CAMPAIGN Of course, none of what we accomplished in 2013 would be possible without the generosity in our annual workplace giving campaign. Raising over $37.5 million, everyone in the area stepped up to meet the growing needs of our community. Yes, when it comes to 2013, there's no better letter than "C" to highlight the accomplishments we achieved. So, as you read through this year’s annual report, take a moment to reflect on everything we’ve done together – and maybe even celebrate with a cookie.

brent stewart president and ceo United Way of Greater Kansas City

bill zollers board chair United Way of Greater Kansas City 03

Guests at United Way of Greater Kansas City's Victory celebration

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there is never a moment when we are not learning, and United Way of Greater Kansas City — through its initiatives — is there at the very start of a child’s life. A new parent can use our Born Learning website to find important information at every step of a child’s development. Our Success By 6 resource centers ensure every child is healthy, safe, nurtured and prepared to enter school. In addition, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library offers hundreds of children in our area the joy of reading in their own homes before they enter kindergarten. Our Quality Matters sites assure that there is never a moment when a school-aged child isn’t given the wonderful opportunity to learn.



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Kansas City showed what a big heart it has for children. During our Stuff the Bus Day of Action, we collected two school-bus loads of supplies that went toward making this a successful school year for kids at our Quality Matters sites.

Participation in out-of-school-time programs is proven to help students gain valuable life skills and have higher aspirations for their future – and 109,006 children and youth had that opportunity in 2013, thanks to programs at United Way’s partner agencies.

Big thanks to all our helpers: » Farmers Insurance » American Girl » Bank of the Prairie » CrossFirst Bank » DIT-MCO International » Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City » eRecyclingCorps » Fleet Body Equipment » General Mills, Inc. » Kansas City Region LGBT » The Kansas City Star » Leawood Dodge Ball and Garden Club » Merck & Co. » Power Group » Resources Global Professionals » RubinBrown » Secretary at Law » State Street Bank » Travelport

A TRAIL IS BORN The first Born Learning Trail in Kansas City, scheduled to open in the spring, will provide young children and their parents with the opportunity to get active, have fun and boost language and literacy skills through outdoor activities. Our first trail will be at the Woodland Early Learning Community Center in the KCMO School District.

Those programs also provided quality early-learning programs for 1,764 pre-schoolers and provided parenting education to 1,096 moms and dads.

Thanks to a $15,000 investment from BMO Harris Bank, five more Born Learning Trails will open in the Kansas City region in 2014. BMO Harris Bank has made an additional $15,000 investment to open a Success By 6 Resource Center at Woodland Early Learning Community Center this spring.

In 2013, United Way invested $10.4 million in 106 education-related programs at 68 of our partner agencies

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library LAUNCHES Reading to a child at an early age is known to greatly improve the child’s chances of being more successful in school. United Way of Greater Kansas City and its Women’s Leadership Council are proud to have brought Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to the Kansas City area in 2013. This early childhood literacy program already is bringing free books every month to the homes of more than 200 children. This initiative got an impressive start through many generous curators and two grants from BMO Harris Bank and GEHA (Government Employees Health Association).

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM EXPANDS IN NORTH KC Our Quality Matters program continued to grow in 2013. It added 16 sites in the North Kansas City School District and through the Local Investment Commission. The expansion of this innovative after-school program now is available at 180 different sites at 22 organizations, serving more than 5,000 children a year.


A GIFT TO BUILD EXPERIENCES Marym is the third Abdelraham child in her family – following her two older brothers – to enjoy the Success By 6 Resource Center at the Fred Markley Early Childhood Center. “I want to teach my children,” says Ahmed Abdelghany, Marym’s father. On a Friday afternoon in August, Ahmed sits in a child-size chair at a child-size table cutting out embellishments from construction paper for his childrens’ pictures. Ahmed says it would be impossible for a parent to recreate what the center offers a child and a family. “Every toy can give a child a hundred experiences,” Ahmed says. “Just think, you have a hundred toys here, and with every one of the toys you get a hundred experiences.” uwgkc photo



Three in every 10 people in the Kansas City region – more than half a million people – are living in households with low-incomes, making economic insecurity a constant in their lives. Children and young adults are at highest risk of poverty – critical years when we want our youth to gain the foundation they need for a successful transition to career and life. So United Way focuses its action and investment on the tools that help people break the cycle of poverty. From our Decade of Difference initiative, which seeks to make a lasting difference during the critical transition years of 16 to 26, to our other collaborative efforts, United Way works with partner agencies to help families with finances and career preparedness.



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Our Income Impact Team sponsored a unique two-part Day of Action designed to help our Decade of Difference participants succeed – and help our generous donors understand the challenges these youth can face.

For the 11th year in a row, United Way partnered with the KC CASH Coalition to provide free income tax assistance to low- to moderateincome individuals and families. In 2013, more than 8,000 families were helped at our 17 tax assistance sites throughout the metro area, helping return nearly $10 million in tax refunds to the families entitled to them.

In the first phase, more than 150 friends attended a poverty simulation event sponsored by Harrah’s, “Walking the Financial Tightrope,” with a roleplaying exercise designed to help them learn more about the enormous difficulties and decisions facing families who live in poverty.


Decade of Difference participants network with ambassadors from industries with potential job growth during our Income Day of Action "Face Time" event.

... and breaking the cycle The second phase of our Income Day of Action, “Face Time: Careers, Connections, Clear Direction,” allowed more than 100 of our Decade of Difference participants to interact with 70 adult volunteers in a variety of activities designed to help them succeed including “speed networking” to talk with ambassadors from industries with job growth potential, mock job interviews, and a “dress for success” contest.



United Way joined with partners Rockhurst University, Catholic Charities, the Full Employment Council and LISC to open the Prosperity Center for Financial Opportunity at Rockhurst in June. The center offers a comprehensive approach providing “one-stop” access to employment services, financial counseling and coaching, and income supports access in an integrated resource center.

In 2013, United Way invested $7.5 million in 70 income-related programs at 47 of our partner non-profit agencies. Through the work accomplished through these programs, 1,332 homeless people moved into transitional or permanent housing, and 1,297 people were connected to job internships or employment with help from United Way-supported employment readiness programs.


NEXT STEP KC STREAMLINES SERVICES And following the year’s income tax assistance program, United Way took the next step of helping the KC CASH Coalition, along with two other community collaborations (Fair Community Credit and Bank On Save Up, initiatives in which United Way played a key leadership role) merge into an innovative new organization called Next Step KC.

PARTNERING PROGRAMS Our Young Leaders Society will launch a mentoring initiative in which society members will be advisors, speakers and resources for participants in our Project Rise program, a component of our Decade of Difference initiative.


MAKING A DIFFERENCE Three years ago, 16-year-old Emily returned home from her job to find her mother had attempted suicide. She called 911 and saved her mother’s life, but afterward moved out and spent the next two years “couch surfing” at friends’ houses. She graduated from high school, and discovered United Way’s Decade of Difference initiative. Through her participation at our initiative partner, Catholic Charities of Kansas City and St. Joseph, she learned to save money for college (and receive an 8-to-1 match for every dollar she saved). In 2013, Emily was an inspiring speaker at United Way’s Campaign Kick-Off luncheon, and today she’s attending community college. In the fall, she plans to transfer to Stephens College, majoring in drama.

The new organization offers free tax preparation, affordable mainstream financial products and educational opportunities that move people to financial independence and stability. Next Step KC is an initiative partner of United Way of Greater Kansas City. uwgkc photo


This past year brought new programs, growing efforts and exciting events in the impact area of Health. We partnered with TeamSmile for our Day of Action event at Arrowhead Stadium and offered free dental services to nearly 300 low-income children. In addition, our Citizens Assist Program was recognized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and our Veteran's Alliance initiative learned from metroarea veterans better ways to meet and serve their community needs.





As part of our new Veteran's Alliance initiative, we met with groups of veterans in the first few months of the year.

More than 100,000 low- and moderateincome people were able to access the health care they needed through programs supported by United Way, and 882 people experienced improved functioning as a result of outpatient mental health counseling.

These “facilitated conversations” with more than 200 metro-area veterans helped us to identify opportunities to assist them.

Programs at our partner agencies also provided shelter, support and therapeutic services to 14,875 victims of family violence and helped 6,713 older adults remain independent and in their own homes. United Way invested $14 million in 108 health-related programs at 75 of our partner agencies in 2013.

We found that the veterans’ greatest need was a single, integrated resource that could inform and educate them on services available to them. United Way 2-1-1 stepped up to add that resource to its call center and online services to help veterans with their housing, financial, health and employment needs.

HOME-VISITATION COLLABORATIVE United Way of Greater Kansas City is working in partnership with Children’s Mercy Hospital and Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to establish an innovative, sustainable system of evidenced-based home visitation services for pregnant women, young children and their families. Patterned on a research-based model out of Cincinnati, this project offers the promise of achieving optimal physical-, mental-, emotional-health and education outcomes for at-risk infants and toddlers through this community-based home visitation collaborative.

NEW NAVIGATOR United Way 2-1-1 created a new position, Veterans Navigator, to work directly with veterans who call in for help locating the resources they need. In early 2014, we identified Sharon Becker, an Army veteran, to fill this new position. Having worked in the call center, and experienced as a licensed therapist and combat medic, Becker brings the skills and perspective needed to serve as a liaison for veterans in our community, and the agencies that can help meet their needs.

Donor Relations Manager Haley Grayless listens as metro-area veterans discuss their needs during a meeting hosted by UWGKC.

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HAT TIP TO CAP In October, the Citizen Assist Program (CAP) was recognized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Local Funding Partnerships. Program Director Greg Moncrief was invited to and attended the foundation’s first annual Director’s Meeting in Philadelphia, where CAP was lauded as one of the “most unique, sustainable and replicable” programs the group has funded in its 25-year history.

In the past year, United Way 2-1-1 answered more than 125,000 calls, 8 percent of which were directed toward health-related queries about access and resources, such as dental care and prescription assistance. The call center also developed its online database, taking steps toward launching the webversion of its 24-hour referral services.

A SOURCE OF HELP AND HOPE Adam has suffered from a profound case of schizophrenia since age 14. As a teenager, he overdosed on pills. Although doctors told his parents Adam wouldn’t survive, miraculously he did. But, says Adam’s father, they needed to learn about a multitude of resources to help Adam recover. They called United Way 2-1-1 and spoke with Marcie, our Health Care Advocate, whose job is to work closely with those who need help navigating the challenges of the health care system. “Marcie is an incredible resource,” said Adam’s dad. “She sent all the information we needed and helped us get organized in an area we knew nothing about. Now, for the first time in Adam’s adult life, we have hope. He’s excited about his future.” uwgkc photo



“It All Begins With You” was the theme of the 2013 United Way Campaign, and the people of Greater Kansas City took that message to heart. The spirit of generosity and the desire to build a better community for all who live and work here began with the thousands of friends who donated a grand total of $37.5 million to make this year’s campaign another rousing success.

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Campaign co-chair Greg Graves applauds the total board at our 2013 Victory celebration

SPECIAL THANKS .. to the four leading companies in our community whose employees raised more than a million dollars for United Way:

Hallmark Cards, Inc. $2.55 million

Sprint $2.08 million

Black & Veatch $1.75 million

Burns & McDonnell $1.75 million

... to the corporations who served as year-long Champion Sponsors for all of United Way’s Leadership events:

» Black & Veatch » Burns & McDonnell

» JE Dunn Construction » Sprint

» UMB Financial Corp.

... and to our Pacesetter Companies, who held early campaigns and achieved a 10 percent increase in one or more of five categories to “set the pace” for the 2013 campaign: Co-chairs Greg Graves, Deanna Graves and Patrick “Duke" Dujakovich join Brent Stewart at the 2013 Victory celebration

» Federal Reserve Bank » Garmin



(Greg) Chairman & CEO, Burns & McDonnell CAMPAIGN CO-CHAIR

President, Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO CAMPAIGN CO-CHAIR




Field Director, Internal Revenue Service

Chief Operating Officer, Black & Veatch



President & CEO, Great Plains Energy

Senior Vice President, EFL Associates



President & Chief Operating Officer, UMB

Health Insurance Specialist, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

MARK DONOVAN President, Kansas City Chiefs



Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Sprint

» UMB Financial Corp.


President & CEO, J.E. Dunn Construction Co.

Chairman, Husch Blackwell







Chief Executive Officer, McCownGordon Construction

» McGladrey » RubinBrown

President of Investment and Wealth Management, UMB 18

Director of Marketing Operations, Sprint



Len Rodman (CEO, Black & Veatch), right, accepted the second annual Corporate Pinnacle Award from United Way President and CEO Brent Stewart at the 2013 Annual Meeting. Black & Veatch has supported United Way in Kansas City for 55 years, and, in 2012, was one of only three companies raising more than $1 million.

Roshann Parris (CEO, Parris Communications), left, received the 2013 Adele Hall Spirit of Caring Award from 2012 winner Peggy Dunn. Parris is a former United Way of Greater Kansas City Board of Trustees member and a member of United Way of Greater Kansas City’s Tocqueville Society. 19






BILL ZOLLARS Community Volunteer

ROBERT C. BLOSS Sr. Vice President - Human


Resources, Hallmark Cards, Inc.





DARCY HOWE Sr. Vice President - Investments,



Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO

Merril Lynch Private Banking & Investment Group





JENNIFER HAILE Managing Director,

GREG GRAVES Chairman and

CEO, St. Luke's Hospital

Resources Global Professionals

Terry Bassham

CEO, Burns & McDonnell

Todd Pleimann

Chairman, President and CEO, Great Plains Energy and Kansas City Power & Light

Office Managing Partner, RubinBrown

Jeanette PrengER

Ajit Bhatia

Owner/President, ECCO Select Corporation

Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Ericsson, Inc.

Jeff Provost Office Managing Partner, Deloitte

Rob Bratcher

Senior Vice President, Division Manager of Healthcare Banking - Western Region, Commerce Bank

Ralph Reid

Julie BrowNE

Brenda Sharpe

Vice President of Social Responsibility, Sprint President & CEO, REACH Healthcare Foundation

Vice President of Managed Care and Marketing, GEHA

Brent Stewar

Kelly Carnago

Vice President, eRecyclingCorps

President & CEO, United Way of Greater Kansas City

Thomas Cranshaw†

Reginald Thomas*

CEO, Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc.

President/Business Manager, Local 264

Jo Anne Gabbert

Tom Trabon

President, JAG Portfolio Services

Managing Partner, Trabon & Company

Esther George

Andrew Underwood

President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Superintendent, Belton School District

R. Stephen Green

Edward Underwood

Superintendent, KCMO School District

Executive Director, UMKC Institute for Urban Education

Gene Johnson

Betsy Vander Velde†

Former Superintendent, Shawnee Mission School District

President and CEO, The Family Conservancy

Ben Jones

W. Russell Welsh

Director of Government Affairs in Kansas and Missouri, Union Pacific Railroad

Chairman and CEO, Polsinelli Shughart

Dorothy Witherspoon

Ray Kowalik

Regional Administrator for Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor

President & General Manager - Energy Division and Board Member, Burns & McDonnell

Hannes Zacharias

County Manager, Johnson County Government

Megan Fuller Pfannenstiel

Court Administrator, Kansas City, Missouri Municipal Court † ex-officio member (non-voting)


EDUCATION TEAM Lisa Aguirre Administrative Assistant, Leadership & Legacy Giving Bess Covert Donor Relations Officer Jo Ann Gann Senior Vice President, Community Engagement Chris Jehle Senior Manager, Community Impact Kristin Lambert Donor Relations Manager Karla Norwood Administrative Assistant, Education Connie Pyles Senior Manager, Community Impact Carlos Salazar Vice President, Community Engagement Suzanne Schuckman Donor Relations Manager

HEALTH TEAM Trish Brashears Senior Administrative Assistant, Community Impact Joan Cabell Vice President, Workforce Giving Alinda Dennis Senior Vice President, Community Impact Karen Gettinger Senior Manager, Community Impact Haley Grayless Donor Relations Manager Tracie Howell Vice President, Community Engagement Leila Jones Manager, Combined Federal Campaign Amy Lowe Administrative Assistant, Resource Development Grace Robinson Senior Manager, Legacy Giving Amber Young Donor Relations Manager

INCOME TEAM Elisabeth Borg-Bowman Administrative Assistant, Resource Development Susie Bower Vice President, Community Engagement Lisa Burke Donor Relations Officer Lezlie Doyle Vice President, Strategic Donor Engagement Gloria Fondren Donor Relations Manager Pat Luce Senior Manager, Individual Gifts Jim MacDonald Vice President, Community Impact Constance Mann Senior Manager, Combined Federal Campaign Ann Poehler Senior Manager, Donor Relations Teri Retzlaff Senior Vice President, Resource Development Julie Riddle Senior Manager, Community Impact Carol Smith Vice President, Community Impact Julie Tarry Senior Manager, New Business Development

SHARED SERVICES Ted Allen Associate, Facility Services Bailey Armstrong Senior Manager, Volunteer Engagement Tanya Bland Donor Gift Fulfillment Specialist Tami Greenberg Senior Vice President, Strategic Development & Human Capital Angela Gum Director, Finance Sarah Haberberger Vice President, Human Capital Nikki Jones Campaign Analyst, Donor Services Christin Kauten Special Projects Coordinator, Finance Stacey Mandl Database Adminsitrator, Information Technology Hilda Martinez Specialist, Accounts Receivable Barbara Mueth Vice President, Marketing/Communications Tracy Nelson Specialist, Information Technology Kim O’Hare Accounting Manager, Donor Choice Mary Nguyen Sr. Graphic Designer, Marketing/Communications Deb Pintar Staff Accountant, Accounts Payable Steve Ransburg Senior Vice President, Information Technology Andriana Sanchez Associate, Facility Services Judy Simonitsch Donor Services Debra Skodack Manager, Marketing/Communications Justin Wells Manager, Donor Services Richard Wells Manager, Events & Operations Sean Wheeler Senior Vice President, Marketing/Communications

UNITED WAY 2-1-1 Jay Arnold Call Specialist Sharon Becker Veterans Navigator Margrite Coffee Call Specialist La’Kedra Coleman Call Specialist Ebony Duncan Masters Social Worker, Citizen Assist Program Daniel Eck Call Specialist Reyna EguadE Call Specialist Karen Ford Administrative Assistant Patricia Harvey Call Specialist Brenda Hayes Call Specialist Jeannie Hooper Call Specialist Alphonso Hunley Call Specialist Peggy Johnson Call Specialist Scott Jones Vice President, Community Services Susan Lundquist Call Specialist Leticia Madrigal Call Specialist Jennifer Miller Resource Center Manager Greg Moncrief Program Director, Citizen Assist Program Mona Murillo Call Specialist Martha Muro Call Specialist Karen Schalker Call Specialist Keeley Stalnaker Call Specialist Farnaz Farah Tahmooressi, Call Specialist Gary ThurmaN Emergency Management Coordinator Marcie Watts Health Care Advocate

* ex-officio member (voting)







Karen Daniel, Black & Veatch, Co-Chair Dr. Gene Johnson, Community Volunteer, Co-Chair Dana Abraham, UMB Julie Browne, GEHA Jim Caccamo, MCEL Kelly Carnago, eRecyclingCorps Thalia Cherry, 7 Strategic Management Consulting Firm Dr. Luis Cordoba, KCMO School District Dr. Leo Davis, Community Volunteer Mary Dobson, Community Volunteer Kathy Fuger, UMKC Institute for Human Development Janet Geary, Community Volunteer Jerry Kitzi, KCMO School District Ed Mendez, Alta Vista Charter School Michele Neylon, CrossFirst Bank Dr. Ed Underwood, UMKC Institute for Urban Education Gail Vessels, YMCA Susan Wally, PREP-KC

Dr. Edward Underwood, UMKC Institute for Urban Education, Chair Robert “Rob” Bratcher, Commerce Bank, Incoming Chair Dr. Leo Davis, Community Volunteer, Past Chair David Froscheiser, IMA, Inc. Dr. Andrea Shelton-Hendricks, UMB Robert Levy, Dumbrooke Apparel Corp. Erika Norguera, UMKC Institute for Human Development Bernardo Ramirez, Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City Ormer Rogers, Jr., Community Volunteer Mario Urquilla, Commerce Bank

NORTHLAND Ben Jones, Union Pacific Railroad, Chair Megan Pfannenstiel, KCMO City Prosecutor’s Office,Incoming Chair Sandra Aust, Shepherd’s Center of KC Central Richard Davis, KCMO City Council Allen Dillingham, The Builders Association Janet Geary, Community Volunteer Peggy Humes, Citi Cards Jackie Powell, KCMO Health Department Robert Smith, Hallmark Cards, Inc. Mayor Jim Stoufer, City of Claycomo

INCOME IMPACT COUNCIL Rob Bratcher, Commerce Bank, Co-Chair Jo Anne Gabbert, Core Catalysts LLC, Co-Chair Graciela Couchonnal, Health Care Foundation Evie Craig, reStart, Inc. Tammy Edwards, Federal Reserve Bank Jo Anne Gabbert, Core Catalysts LLC Jon Gray, Fleishman-Hillard Jerry Lonergan, Civic Council of Greater KC Clyde McQueen, Full Employment Council David Miles, H&R Block Foundation Scott Oberkrom, American Century Cheryl Rose, KCMO Police Dept. Jimmie Stark, Community Volunteer


HEALTH IMPACT COUNCIL Ray Kowalik, Burns & McDonnell, Co-Chair Brenda Sharpe, REACH Healthcare Foundation, Co-Chair Donna Bushur, Resource Development Institute Brian Colby, Missouri Health Advocacy Alliance Richard Gist, Kansas City (MO) Fire Department Dr. Kim Kimminau, University of Kansas Medical Center Scott Lakin, Regional Health Care Initiative (RHCI) Robert C.Levy, Seigfreid Bingham Levy Selzer & Gee, P.C. Bert Malone, Kansas City (MO) Health Department Ruth Ramsey, Ramsey & Associates Design, Inc. Tina Uridge, Clay County Senior Services David Wiebe, Community Volunteer Eugene "Gene" Wilson, Community Volunteer

COMMUNITY IMPACT COMMITTEE Jennifer Haile, Resources Global Professionals, Chair Karen Bartz, Community Volunteer Rob Bratcher, Commerce Bank Kelly Carnago, eRecycling Corps Karen Daniel, Black & Veatch Stacey Daniels-Young, COMBAT Jo Anne Gabbert, Core Catalysts LLC Janet Geary, Community Volunteer Dr. Gene Johnson, Community Volunteer Ray Kowalik, Burns & McDonnell Michele Neylon, CrossFirst Bank Erika Noguera, UMKC Institute for Human Development Brenda Sharpe, REACH Healthcare Foundation Betsy Vander Velde, The Family Conservancy


Julie Browne, GEHA, Chair Dr. Andrew Underwood, Belton School District, Incoming Chair Dred Scott, Independence School District, Past Chair Carol Baker, KCP&L Sara Freetly-Grubb, Candid Marketing & Communications Karen Bartz, Reece & Nichols Realtors Marcia Haskin, MBH Consulting, Inc. Sonci Bleckinger, Bank Midwest Jon Klassen, Edward Jones Todd Krass, Research Belton Hospital Mary Dobson, Community Volunteer MaryAnne Metheny, Hope House Mayor Randy Rhoads, City of Lee’s Summit Herbert Webb, City of Independence Paige Scott, Metcalf Bank

JOHNSON COUNTY Kelly Carnago, eRecyclingCorps, Chair Todd Pleimann, RubinBrown, Incoming Chair Yijing Brentano, Sprint Nextel Corporation Robert E. Dowling, CBIZ MHM, LLC Eric Kelly, Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP Dean Newton, Delta Dental Linda Seiner, Community Volunteer Don Wratchford, Merrill Lynch

PARTNER AGENCIES Alphapointe Association for the Blind American Cancer Society American Heart Association, Greater Kansas City Division American Red Cross, Greater Kansas City Chapter American Red Cross, Eastern Kansas Chapter American Stroke Foundation Associated Youth Services Benilde Hall Bethel Neighborhood Center BFMA (Budget & Financial Management Assistance) Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City Boy Scouts of America - Heart of America Council Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City Cabot Westside Health Center Camp Fire Cancer Action, Inc. CASA of Jackson County CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties Cass County Council on Aging Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, Inc. Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) Child Protection Center, Inc. Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics The Children’s Place Children’s Therapeutic Learning Center Clay County Clothes Closet Communities Creating Opportunity Community LINC Community Mediation Center Community Services League Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc. Concerned Care Cornerstones of Care Crittenton Children’s Center Cross-Lines Community Outreach, Inc. Cultivate Kansas City DeLaSalle Education Center Della Lamb Community Services Don Bosco Community Center, Inc. Drumm Foundation Duchesne Clinic Economic Opportunity Foundation El Centro, Inc. Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri & Kansas Episcopal Community Services The Family Conservancy First Call Genesis School Gillis Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri Good Samaritan Center of Excelsior Springs Good Samaritan Project Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas Grace Early Childhood Education Center Grace United Community Ministries Grandview Assistance Program Greater Kansas City Housing Information Center Guadalupe Center, Inc. (GCI) Harrisonville Ministerial Alliance Harvesters - The Community Food Network Head Start of Shawnee Mission, Inc. Health Partnership Clinic of Johnson County High Aspirations The Hispanic Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) Hope Haven of Cass County Hope House

Hope.wrx Independence Meals on Wheels, Inc. Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City Jewish Vocational Service Johnson County Christmas Bureau Johnson County Housing Coalition Johnson County Interfaith Hospitality Network Kansas Children’s Service League Kansas City Community Gardens Kansas City Care Clinic (formerly KC Free Health Clinic) Kansas Legal Services KCK Huggers/Special Olympics KidsTLC KVC Behavioral HealthCare, Inc. Lee’s Summit CARES Lee’s Summit Social Services Legal Aid of Western Missouri Lifeskills Management Center Literacy Kansas City Marillac Center Mattie Rhodes Center Mental Health America of the Heartland Metro Lutheran Ministry Metropolitan Council on Early Learning Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) Miles of Smiles, Inc. Mid America Assistance Coalition, Inc. Missouri Association for Social Welfare Mother & Child Health Coalition (MCHC) Mother’s Refuge Mount Carmel Redevelopment Corporation Myasthenia Gravis Association National Kidney Foundation Serving Kansas and Western Missouri NEWHOUSE Niles Home for Children Nonprofit Connect Northland Health Care Access NorthWest Communities Development Corporation Olathe Meals on Wheels Operation Breakthrough, Inc. Ozanam Platte Senior Services, Inc. Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders Raytown Emergency Assistance Program Reconciliation Services Redemptorist Social Services Center ReDiscover Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City reStart, Inc. Riverview Health Services Rose Brooks Center Safehome, Inc. The Salvation Army The Salvation Army (Wyandotte County) Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, Inc. Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City Central Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City, Kansas Shepherd’s Center of Raytown Shepherd’s Center of the Northland Sherwood Center for the Exceptional Child Society of St. Andrew West Somali Bantu Foundation of Kansas Spofford StandUp Blue Springs Sunflower House Sunshine Center


Swope Corridor Renaissance/The Upper Room Swope Health Services Swope Ridge Geriatric Center Synergy Services, Inc. TNC Community Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc. Truman Medical Center Turner House Children’s Clinic UCP of Greater Kansas City United Community Services of Johnson County United Inner City Services United Services Community Action Agency Urban League of Greater Kansas City Urban Rangers Vaughn Trent Community Services Veronica’s Voice Visiting Nurse Association Corporation W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center West Central Missouri Community Action Agency Westport Cooperative Services Whatsoever Community Center The Whole Person, Inc. Working Families’ Friend YMCA of Greater Kansas City Youth Volunteer Corps of America

Community Health Charities member charities receive only funds designated by donors

ALS Association - Keith Worthington Chapter Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association - Heart of America Chapter American Diabetes Association American Lung Association of the Central States Arthritis Foundation, Inc. - Greater Kansas City Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, Greater Kansas City Chapter Be the Match Foundation of the National Marrow Donor Program Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City, Inc. CaringBridge 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 and Palliative Care Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Mid-America Chapter Lupus Foundation of America Heartland Chapter March of Dimes Foundation - Greater Kansas Chapter 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 - Uriel Owens Chapter, Inc. SIDS Resources, Inc. Special Olympics Kansas, Inc. Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater Kansas City

WHERE DONATIONS GO the following are audited figures from the fiscal years ending december 31, 2011 and december 31, 2012





4,301,721 18,305,367 228,596 5,895,647

4,397,325 19,112,129 158,312 5,481,644

4,780,698 1,198,598 917,747 1,931,954 1,149,678 272,970

4,438,645 1,077,975 941,316 2,760,289 172,230



Cash/Cash equivalents Contributions receivable Accounts/grants receivable Investments Beneficial Interest in assets held by others - Quasi Endowment in assets held by others - Endowment in trusts Property held for sale Property and equipment Other

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS LIABILITIES Payables to agencies-Community Care funds Designations to agencies, grants payable Accounts payable Accrued expenses Accrued pension plan obligation Deferred rent Long-term debt




15,037,387 4,595,097 579,821 1,452,373 572,875 314,596 124,248

15,062,162 4,143,303 731,426 1,351,218 973,675 168,221



NET ASSETS Unrestricted Undesignated (avail. for general activities) Board-designated contingency fund Board-designated Quasi Endowment Fund Temporarily restricted Permanently restricted



PROGRAM ALLOCATIONS AND GRANTS In 2013, United Way of Greater Kansas City provided financial support to more than 300 programs at area non-profit agencies through our allocations and other grants.




United Way of Greater Kansas City takes seriously our commitment to be accountable for the dollars you entrust to us.

Total campaign pledges 22,166,732 75,793 Grants 1,154,322 Other contribution income 324,500 United for Hope/United to Help 1,002,538 In-kind income -23,569 Change in beneficial interest in trust 855,952 Investment income 28,167 United Way 2-1-1 income 276,999 Other


3,386,599 5,500,000 4,438,645 902,494 1,882,122

16,306,579 38,982,976

16,109,860 38,539,865 24


ALLOCATIONS AND EXPENSES Program services Agency allocations and grants Community services Support services Management and general Financial resources development


17,396,772 4,406,870 1,073,439 2,875,826


Change in net assets before change in defined benefit pension-plan gains, losses Change in defined benefit pension plan gains, net

Change in net assets 2,938,285 5,500,000 4,780,698 1,229,220 1,858,376



End of year

We honor federal employees’ requests to direct their gifts to specific non-profits through their workplace campaigns.





We honor our donors’ requests to direct their gifts to specific non-profit agencies if they wish.


Our overhead costs are much lower than the national average for charities, thanks in part to the support provided by thousands of volunteers. Dues to United Way Worldwide of 1 percent of revenues are included in our administrative costs. United Way Worldwide provides advertising, research, staff training and other services in support of local United Ways.



We also fund a variety of initiatives we sponsor focused on education, income and health, including United Way 2-1-1, our Quality Matters out-of-school-time programs, our Decade of Difference initiative and much more.

108,527 88,192 196,719

Net assets Beginning of year


16,109,860 16,306,579

DID YOU KNOW... » Forbes Magazine chose United Way as one of its Top Five All-Star Charities for our cost effectiveness and outcomes.

» The percentage we spend

on administrative and fundraising costs is less than half of the average of all non-profit organizations in the Kansas City region.


» The Better Business Bureau recommends that a non-profit spend at least 65 percent of its annual budget on program activity. United Way of Greater Kansas City is proud that 89 percent of our annual budget goes to programs and services.


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