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ANNUAL REPORT J U LY 2 0 1 1 - J U N E 2 0 1 2

UNITED WAY OF GREATER LORAIN COUNTY Who We Are We are a local movement of donors, volunteers, partners and concerned citizens actively working to create lasting change in Greater Lorain County. We are committed to integrity, inclusiveness, support, partnerships, innovation and accountability!

What We Do We improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community through leadership, collaboration and resource development.

Where We’re Headed Traditionally, our United Way received generous donations from businesses and employees and invested them in programs that provided direct services to individuals. This is important work, but we have come to understand that it is not enough. We aspire to improve individuals’ lives beyond the program duration, supporting systemic change in our community that confronts the root causes of social concerns, resulting in sustainable improvements in community conditions and a better life for all. Our Community Impact Model focuses on strategic, results-oriented, life-changing impact in the community. Going forward, United Way of Greater Lorain County will join others who invest in three areas with the greatest need and leverage to improve our neighborhoods and communities for all: Education, Income and Health.

How You Can Help We are all stakeholders of Lorain County. Whether you live, work or just play in Lorain County, you make a difference! To create real lasting change we need everyone to LIVE UNITED. It’s that easy! How can you LIVE UNITED? All you have to do is give, advocate or volunteer. Go to to learn more.


Advancing Education, Income and Health Everyone deserves the opportunity to have a good life - a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement and good health. In addition to meeting basic needs, our focus is on programs that help children, families, and individuals in three areas:

Education • Ensure young children are prepared to succeed in kindergarten. • Equip early adolescents with the tools / resources to flourish in high school and beyond.

Income • Help families in poverty to increase income and improve financial stability.

Health • Promote health and productivity through diet and exercise. • Support effective care through integrated medical screening and support.


2-1-1 First Call for Help 2-1-1 First Call for Help connects individuals with resources in our community. The 2-1-1 Information Line center is staffed by trained specialists who quickly assess the caller’s needs and refer them to the help they seek. 2-1-1 First Call for Help offers comprehensive information on a broad range of services, including rent assistance, food banks, affordable housing, health resources, child care, after-school programs, elderly care, financial literacy and job training programs. 10,799 calls were handled in Greater Lorain County from 2-1-1 First Call for Help from July 2011 to June 2012, representing almost 12,000 problem needs (one call can present more than one need).

40% Housing / Utilities 15% Food / Meals 6% Clothing / Personal / Housing Needs 7% Health Care 4% Legal / Consumer / Public Safety Services 2-1-1 First Call for Help connects services to those in need when they need it from one convenient location. 2-1-1 allows individuals in need for the support they deserve through a streamlined process.


Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is the largest and most effective federal aid program for people who work and need a little assistance. Enacted by Congress in 1975 to offset the burden of social security taxes on low-wage workers, the credit has been widely praised for its success in support work and reducing poverty. United Way of Greater Lorain County is a member of the Lorain County EITC Coalition, a group of non-profit and government agencies working to provide free tax preparation, filing and financial literacy resources for citizens of Lorain County. Recognizing the EITC’s potential economic impact on families and communities, the Lorain County EITC Coalition is initiating outreach and free tax preparation campaigns to ensure the families receive the full amount of the credit they earned. Individuals and couples earning less than $60,000 are, in general, able to connect with EITC for free tax preparation services, saving valuable time that benefits the family. EITC is just one way that United Way of Greater Lorain County is giving back to the community, bringing resources to those who need support and providing opportunities for those without hope.


2011 - 2012 Funded Programs Education Distribution Amount: $286,803 American Red Cross - Lorain County Chapter Adult & Youth Education and Training

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lorain County Community Based Mentoring

Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County Core Youth Program

El Centro de Servicios Sociales, Inc. Youth Leadership Development

Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio - West Region Scouting

Lorain County Urban League Education Program

Neighborhood Alliance Childcare Program

Oberlin Early Childhood Center Childcare Assistance

Save Our Children Summer Youth Program

The Linden School Early Childhood Education & Care 6



Distribution Amount: $79,608

Distribution Amount: $308,047

El Centro de Servicios Sociales, Inc. Employment Services LEAP - Cleveland Employment Services Lorain County Labor Agency Benefits & Taxes Assistance Program Lorain County Urban League Employment Services Vocational Guidance Services Employment Services

Arthritis Foundation, Northeast Ohio Chronic Disease Control Children’s Developmental Center Outpatient Rehabilitation Common Ground Center Youth Development Program Family Planning Services Clinical Services and Health Education Program

Lorain County Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services Women with Children Treatment

Lorain County Office on Aging Senior Escort Program

Lorain County Urban League Health Services Program

Neighborhood Alliance Help Me Grow


2011 - 2012 Funded Programs

Basic Needs


Distribution Amount: $564,578

Distribution Amount: $289,815

American Red Cross - Lorain County Chapter

American Red Cross - Lorain County Chapter

Blessing House

Catholic Charities Services Corporation

Disaster Relief Services

Children Crisis Care

Catholic Charities Community Services Lorain County Day Shelter & Hot Meals


Transitional Housing

Lorain County Safe Harbor

Genesis House - Women’s Shelter

Adoption / Birth Parent & Foster Care Services

Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center Community Services for the Deaf

LEAP - Cleveland

Center for Independent Living

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Lorain County Urban League

Client Outreach & Volunteer Lawyers Program

Neighborhood Alliance

Lucy Idol Center for the Handicapped

Nord Center

Neighborhood Alliance

Fair Housing Program

Homeless Shelter and Senior Nutrition

Housing Services Program and Lakeview Assisted Living

Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio Food Banking

YWCA of Elyria

Transitional Housing 8

Armed Forces Emergency Assistance

Rehabilitation & Mobility Program

Senior Socialization

Nord Center

Kidz First Children’s Advocacy Center

Volunteer Guardianship Program Guardianship Program

2011 - 2012 Week of Caring

Volunteer. Each fall, donors, volunteers, stakeholders and staff come together to bring visible change across greater Lorain County. Volunteers roll up their sleeves to help individuals needing our most critical support. Personalized volunteer support aids our funded programs in reaching farther and faster. Examples of 2011 Week of Caring projects and volunteers include:

Week of Caring Participants Agency

Week of Caring Participants Company

Amherst Golden Age Association Big Brothers Big Sisters Catholic Charities Children’s Developmental Center El Centro Faith House Lorain Family Center Neighborhood Alliance LEAP Legal Aid Society of Cleveland Linden School Lorain county Office on Aging Lucy Idol Center Nord Center Oberlin Early Childhood Center Second Harvest Food Bank

Bendix El Centro Emerson Network Power EMH Healthcare First Federal Savings of Lorain Home Depot Invacare Leadership Lorain County Lorain County Auditor’s Office Lorain County TB Clinic Lorain National Bank Macy’s Systems & Technology Murray Ridge Center NACS Nordson Corporation Oberlin College PolyOne Corporation Sectional Stamping Wickens, Herzer, Panza, Cook & Batista Community Member Kirk Nevins 9

2011 - 2012 Leadership Giving Give. Giving is United Way’s most effective way to create change in our community. The results from this year’s annual campaign demonstrate how individuals and companies can come together to address the needs and impact the lives of those in greater Lorain County. Thank you for responding to our community’s needs.

2011 – 2012 Leadership Giving Over 7,600 individuals and more than 260 organizations in Greater Lorain County generously supported United Way throughout the 2011-2012 campaign. Leading Workplace Campaigns

The following organizations each raised $20,000* or more during the campaign:




PolyOne Corporation

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC Bettcher Industries, Inc. Ford Motor Company Macy’s Systems and Technology

Emerson Network Power First Energy Foundation Giant Eagle Lorain County Community College Lorain County Government Offices Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. RW Beckett Corporation State of Ohio Combined Charitable Campaign Western Enterprises, Scott & Fetzer

$300,000+ Nordson Corporation

$200,000+ Invacare Corporation Ridge Tool Company

$100,000+ US Steel Corporation

*Reported as of 4/30/2012 10

$30,000+ Combined Federal Campaign EMH Regional Healthcare System Mercy Regional Medical Center NACS, Inc. Nordson Corporation United States Steel Foundation Inc.

Individual Leadership Gifts Tocqueville Society ($10,000 or more) Mike Hilton Thomas J. Kedrowski Mr. & Mrs. A. Malachi Mixon III Stephen Newlin Georga L. Newman

President’s Circle ($5,000 to $9,999) Larry & Karen Bettcher Gerald Blouch Barbara & Nick Camino David W. Currie Mike & Katy Kahler Robert M. Patterson Michael and Bonnie Rademacher

Ambassador’s Circle ($3,000 to $4,999) Paul & Marsha Adair Michael and Beverly Becker John & Wendy Beckett Beverly J. Coen John Costin John & Janine Finucane Robert K. Gudbranson Thomas P. Haling William P. & Pam J. Harper Timothy Harr Jill & John Hornickel David & Vickie Joyce Bradley Lerch Donna Lozinski Sara Ann MacKinlay K. Lenore Ort Rob & Kathy Rosenau Darrel R. Schubert Robert Smith Gregory A. Thaxton Geri Veillette Robert Veillette

Believer’s Circle ($2,000 to $2,999) Madeleine M. Anderson Howard W. & Diane M. Bergendahl Michael & Cassandra Birchbauer Douglas C. Bloomfield Corning Chisholm Roy A. Church Scott & Julie Clum C. Randy Cooper Mark Crist John & Connie Dmytriw Timothy A. Gossman Scott & Jane Gregory Elizabeth Gwynn Don Halliday Kenneth C. Hamister Scott & Nancy Horn Patricia & Steven Hubbard Sally A. Hudnutt

Jim Isner Ronald Keller Joe Kelley Lisa Kunkle Tim Lewis Thomas Lucas Joe McAleese Mike & Julie McAlindon Peter J. Miksa Craig & Debra Nikrant James Papenfuss Frederick D. Pond Beryl Prusinoski Joel Rathbun Guy & Kathy Richards John H. Rife John G. Secrist Louis F. Slangen Hallie Smith-Petee John F. Smith Ken & Jill Smith Bob & Lee Steindl Randy Turk William C. Vissers Rob S. Zawtocki

Leader’s Circle ($1,000 to $1,999) Adrian Alday Naresh K. Alle Anthony H. Allen Albert M. Arida, Jr. John Atkins Roger Avakian John Babula Dr. Anthony E. Bacevice Jr. Len Balanson Michael & Diana Balasko James A. Bardar Mr. & Mrs. Jon Barnes Scott Bartel Ron R. Bayus Lesley Bicanovsky Dr. & Mrs. Donald F. Blanford Kevin Bodine Rob & Tracey Boeye Matthew Borowiec Scott J. Borthwick Susan J. Bowers Peter W. Bowler Mr. & Mrs. Robert T. Bowman Neil J Boyle Michael Bradley Debra R. Brown Agnes M. Brushaber Patrick & Cheri Burke Scott Burkhart Grady & Rita Campbell Ron Carlson Dan J. Carpenter Brian E. Cartier Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Linwood Chamberlain Cecil Chappelow Juliana & Michael Morefield Rob Chinchar Lynn C. Chrismer

Carl Cicerrella William J. Ciszczon Donna M. Conrad Paul Contoveros Karen Cook Steven E. Cooksey John & Clara Corogin Bob & Julie Cox Norman & Ann Craig Michael R. Cutlip James L. Dall William A. Damm Pamela L. Daniels Russ Davis Phyllis J. DeMark Douglas and Eneida Dentler Ruth R. Devereaux John & Colleen Dillon Dave & Diane DiRienzo Jim & Debbie Dowdell Holly DuBroy Brian Ellacott Deb Emerson Don & Sherry Esch Joseph N. Faga Carolyn & Ernest A. Falasco Steve Feliccia Brian Ferancy Frank & Joyce Filipovitz Lenore & Jerry Fox David Francisco A. Chris and Gabriel Gambino Francis X. Gardner Jay P. Gatz Mike & Sheila Giano Joseph Golba Duane Gott Holly Christine Governale James C. Gray Paul W. Gress Doug & Gwenn Grimm Rebecca J. Grunick-Langer Richard & Cheri Hahn Bob & Lin Hall Michelle Hards Rita M. Harned Don Haslam Lisa L. Hazners Lee Gary R. Heeman Justin Hess David & Lisa Honeycutt Cliff Hooley Jeff Hudson David Hunt David & Laura Hunt Edward Hurst Osama A. Ibrahim Dr. David Jarus Jennings Family Lawrence Johnson Amy Warner Philip C. Jones Amy E. Jones Jane R. Jonesco Kendall Justiniano David H. Kaltenbach Brian G. Karrip Robin A. Kaufman

Jennifer M. Kennedy Stacy Kilgore Bob Kissling Raymond C. Klein Raymond Kling Don & Ingrid Knechtges Dena M. Kobasic Judith L. Kovacs Arnfred & Milly Kulenkampff Pauline Kwok Patrick Lamb George H. Lambert, Jr. Anhony C. LaPlaca Robert Law Michael T. Lawler Janet Day Lawson Sang H. Lee Russ Lenahan Kathleen P. Leneghan Richard A. Letner Joe & Diane Lewarski John & Isabel Louis Tom Majewski Kimberly Malenky Michelle Maniscalco Matthew Dibble Dr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Martin Mr. & Mrs. Delbert Mason John Mazzocco Ruben McElrath Nicole McGuire Edward A. McKiernan Steve A. McKinney Dave M. Mewes Dan Miller Eric Miller Jacob C. Miller Mike & Cindy Miller Patricia Miller Judge Jim & Karen Miraldi Jeff Moats Bill & Lynn Mossing John W. Murbach Melanie Meyer Nealis Douglas J. Newlin Jane Nizza Ben & Jane Norton Daniel & Stephanie O’Bryon Edwin M. Oley Thomas Patrick O’Malley Nicole Oreskovic Ellen R. Otis Sandra A. Pankiw Thomas K. Parker Shelly Peet & Rob Martinko Nicholas D. Pellecchia Connie Peterman Thomas & Gina Petredis Mark Pettegrew Anne M. Pombier Daniel Poposki Manuel A. Prieto Dr. Cathy Pugh Ralph & Carol Purtell Robert & Susan Pyles B Raynoha Michelle L. Reisinger Thomas & Tanya Reno

Mike & Richelle Miller James N. Rhodes, II William H. Rice Amie Richason Gundelina Romero Brian Rose Kyle & Kim Rose Bob Rosol Billy S. & Fay Rowland Mark J. Royle Jean F. Rupar Ed & Peggie Ruth Aaron Rutter Anil W. Saraf Heather & Dave Scaglione Kurt & Fran Schoen Stacey A. Schroeder Kurt Schuering Craig Howard Schurr Michael Schwieterman Paul A. & Cheryl L. Selvage Donald Sheldon, MD Mr Samuel J. Shelnutt Vincent Shemo Diane E. Shields John Sier David C. Simo Cliffton B. Simonson Cindy & Kevin Becker Dave & Angie Smick Duane Smith Joseph Sober William O. Somers Michael A. Sotak Eric M. St. Cyr Thomas G. Stanford Susan D. Steiger Bruce E. Stevens David Stonecipher Thomas & Susan Stuber Mark & Barbara Sullivan Maureen Swain Paul & Judy Szentkiralyi Namon D. Tarpley Albert & Susan Tegel Barbara & William Thomas Seth & Cynthia Tomasch Michael P. Tracey Darren & Mary Tuel Gregory F. Turk Vic and Karen Turk Frank J. Vari Jess & Joan Villarreal Karen Ward Brett & Kari Warland Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Weiss Brian & Carey Wentzel Samuel A. White Kimberly S. Wilhelm Julie Wilkens Carl E. Will Barry Dale Williams Mike R. Willinger Ed L. Wysmierski M. Young Linda J. Zettergren Alex & Maria Zolli


Financial Statements Condensed Financial Statements for the Year Ending June 30, 2012

Statement of Financial Position

Statement of Activities


Public Support $2,863,807

Cash & Investments


Pledges Receivable


Less Donor Designations


Other Assets


Less Provision for Uncollectible Pledges


Property & Equipment


Other Revenue

Total Assets



Investment Income Total Public Support & Other Revenue

Liabilities & Net Assets Accounts Payable


Allocations & Community Support

Designations Payable


Information & Referral


Total Liabilities


Net Assets 594,392

Permanently Restricted Net Assets


Total Liabilities & Net Assets

1,751,583 $3,711,061




Agency Administration

234,568 437,690

Total Program & Support Services Increase in Net Assets

2,250,500 283,370

Net Assets - Beginning of Year


Net Assets - End of Year


Accounting and Reporting Practices United Way of Greater Lorain County (UWGLC) is an independent organization governed by a board of directors comprised of community volunteers. An independent audit of UWGLC’s financial records is conducted annually. Audited reports are available for public inspection at UWGLC or by visiting United Way of Greater Lorain County follows the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Audit and Accounting Guide for Not-for-Profit Organizations to ensure financial statements conform with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America. 12


Support Services


Temporarily Restricted Net Assets Total Net Assets




Other Liabilities

Unrestricted Net Assets


Program Services


Allocations & Grants Payable


United Way of Greater Lorain County Staff

2011 – 2012 Campaign Cabinet

Executive Director William Harper

Campaign Chair Edwin M. Oley Mercy Health Partners

Campaign Vice Chair Cathy Pugh Lorain County JVS

Director of Finance Dianne Brehm Director of Marketing and Development Allison Brown-Smith Development Specialist Ryan Aroney Assistant to the Executive Director Peggy Chamberlain Office Coordinator Robbi Goodwin Finance Assistant Shermane Smith

Campaign Members Keith Brown Lorain County Community College Brad Calabrese EMH Center for Health & Fitness Karen Dale First Merit Bank N.A. – Elyria

Andrea Kryszak Leassing & Kryszak Kelly LaRosa Habitat for Humanity Jason Lukz 212 Capital Group Jim Maschari Allstate Insurance Company

Jim Drozdowski Sharon Rybak Lorain County Sheriff’s Office Educational Service Center of Lorain County Tim Howard Lorain County Community Jim Slone College Patti Stumpp Mayor John Hunter Invacare Corporation Village of Sheffield Duane Johnson Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC


2011 – 2012 Board of Directors Executive Members



Jim Backs Ridge Tool Company

Sandra Hodge Oberlin College

Vice President Amy Szmania Rochester Township Trustee

Past President

Doug Bloomfield Nordson Corporation Karen Cook The Nord Family Foundation

Cynthia Tomasch PolyOne Corporation

James Dowdell Invacare Corporation


Edwin Garcia Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority

Ed Baker Buckeye Advisors, LLC

Secretary Wendy Holliday National Association of College Stores

Rebecca Grunick KeyBank Thomas Hoover Thomas J. Hoover & Company Jennifer Kennedy Kennedy Marketing Solutions Gregory W. Kulow EMH Regional Medical Center Cheryl McKenna The Community Foundation of Lorain County Mark Sutter Elyria City Schools Amie Richason Mercy Health Partners


ADVANCE THE COMMON GOOD Advancing the common good is more than just helping one person at a time – it’s about changing systems to help us all. It’s the idea that we are all connected and interdependent, the idea that we all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable and people are healthy. We invite you to be a part of the change. You can give, you can advocate and you can volunteer.




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2011 / 2012 United Way of Greater Lorain County Annual Report  
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