DEAR FRIENDS, You often hear the comment “what a difference a year makes” but as we reflect over the past year at United Way of Hall County, we clearly see the real difference that you helped make in our community. During the year, we challenged you to “Live It.” By that we mean to step beyond simply wearing the shirt and allow the mantra to become a part of the fabric of who you are every day. When you “Live It”, you bring to life the mission of United Way to “unite people, organizations and resources to improve lives in Hall County.” These 11 words convey a powerful message with even more powerful results. By giving, advocating and volunteering, you help children & youth reach their full potential, promote self-sufficiency, provide support in crisis situations, and encourage a healthier community. On the following pages, you will see demonstrations of how our community “Lived It” during the past year. Brian Daniel provided great leadership to his annual campaign cabinet and the staff resulting in raising $1,808,110.19. While measured by dollars and cents, you can’t place solely a monetary value on the impact of his efforts. And nothing would be possible without the many donors who contribute to United Way. Leading the way is the Tocqueville Society that is comprised of local business and civic leaders who generously contribute $10,000 or more per year to improve lives in Hall County. The Tocqueville Society is a vital part of our campaign but so are the donors who give each week or month from their paycheck. We are humbled by the generosity of our community. In addition to the financial support of our sixteen partner agencies, United Way participated in numerous projects and collaborations throughout the year including the Unmet Needs Response Fund, School Tools for Cool Kids school supply drive, “Rethink You Drink” promotion and others. Another integral part of our organization is the Young Leaders Society. The Young Leaders Society (YLS) not only led the charge for the annual school supply drive but also hosted a Board 101 Series to help educate and prepare members of the community to serve on local non-profit boards. In addition, they volunteered for Fieldale Dock Sales, The No Excuse for Child Abuse 5k and spent a Saturday organizing the Good News at Noon food pantry. YLS spent a day at the tracks with Road Atlanta and Skip Barber racing and was honored to be hosted by Governor and Mrs. Deal for a tour and luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion. YLS enjoyed Conversations with Leaders and Luncheon with Leaders events throughout the year as well. We are very thankful to our sixteen partner agencies that provide critical health and human services to the residents of Hall County every day. Those organizations and their volunteers continue to serve the community in so many ways. Thank you for improving lives in Hall County.
In addition, we want to thank our corporate and in-kind sponsors for their generous support. It’s those dollars that make projects like our “Live It” kits possible as well as underwriting the cost of all our events and advertising. This allows more donor dollars to be invested in the community where they are needed most. United Way is able to accomplish so much only because of the many dedicated and committed volunteers who contribute their time and talent to the organization. Last year, individuals gave countless hours serving on the board, a committee, raising and distributing the financial resources or helping us get our message out. Thank you for generously sharing your time, wisdom and expertise. We are very grateful to each and every one of you. You are improving lives in Hall County - everyday.
Darrell Snyder Chair of the Board
Jackie Wallace President
DEDICATION In 2011, United Way of Hall County and our community lost two very influential leaders, John Jacobs, Jr. and Paul Seals. Both of these individuals had leading roles in the early years of our organization and served as Chair of the Board of Directors in 1954 and 1973 respectively. We dedicate this Annual Report to their memory.
SCHOOL TOOLS FOR COOL KIDS We had another successful year of the School Tools for Cool Kids school supply drive. In July the United Way Young Leaders Society and Publix Super Markets collaborated to donate over 80 boxes of supplies with an estimated value of $15,000 to both Gainesville City and Hall County schools helping students start school prepared, confident and ready to learn.
“HEALTHY HABITS”: A CHILD AND FAMILY WELLNESS EXPO United Way of Hall County teamed up with the Junior League of GainesvilleHall County, Boys and Girls Clubs of Hall County and Interactive Neighborhood for Kids (INK) to host the “Healthy Habits” expo. This event helped families gain perspective on how to incorporate physical activity and healthy nutritional habits into everyday routines and the importance of preventive healthcare.
UNMET NEEDS RESPONSE FUND This year, many of Hall County’s non-profit agencies saw increased demand for their services. In response to this, United Way partnered with the North Georgia Community Foundation to establish the Unmet Needs Response Fund to focus on helping individuals and families with basic needs of food, shelter and clothing. This resulted in awarding $52,325.00 in grants to 21 local organizations making an immediate impact.
RETHINK YOUR DRINK
United Way also collaborated with the Hall County Family Connection Network, Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Good News Clinics, the North Georgia Community Foundation and Interactive Neighborhood for Kids to promote healthy lifestyles for our children and youth through the “Rethink Your Drink” initiative. Through this collaboration the message of healthy lifestyles and healthy choices has spread throughout the community. As you may know, INK has a Bodies Under Development exihibit, and United Way’s J. Cleon Nalley Educational Enhancement Fund purchased a mobile version of this exhibit, Buddy Jr., to take the message of good nutrition to more children and parents at health fairs, schools and community events.
“LIVE IT” KITS At our Campaign Kick-off event in September, we assembled 500 “Live It” kits. We asked Hall County to “Live It” by distributing these kits full of essential items to those who needed it most. It wasn’t long before we began hearing how the kits were being distributed and the impact they made. Who knows the ultimate impact of those kits; something so small that could mean so much to someone. Many people often feel that they are up against impossible odds, but you never know when your actions might make the difference in their lives. Individually and collectively, this community truly embraced our call to give, advocate and volunteer – to “LIVE IT”!
A WORD FROM OUR 2011 CAMPAIGN CHAIR, BRIAN DANIEL: I am honored to have had the opportunity to lead this community as chairman of the 2011 Annual United Way Campaign. I began this year by asking you to GIVE no matter the amount, to ADVOCATE to anyone who will listen and to VOLUNTEER your spare time. I asked you to join me and not just wear the shirt but “LIVE IT”! You exceeded my expectations. I’ve learned so much over this past year, and am humbled by the generosity and talents of everyone that helped along the way. The volunteers that make up the Campaign Cabinet provided the horsepower to help us achieve our goal. It’s been my honor to work with such a talented group of leaders that exemplify commitment to our community.
Photo courtesy of The Gainesville Times
Philip Wilheit, Jr., our chair elect, got us started on the right foot with a great Cornerstone Campaign raising $430,000 before we even had our Kick-Off event.
Thank you to the United Way marketing committee led by Davis White. One initiative that our staff and marketing committee launched this year was our $30K in 30 Days e-mail campaign. Thank you for supporting this initiative and for our 16 partner agencies lending their voice to allow us to make and exceed that goal by raising over $45,000 in 30 Days. And finally, thanks to all of you for giving, advocating and volunteering over the past year. Your support has been felt throughout the campaign, and your effort will be felt throughout the community. From our student donors who gave through their school campaigns to our Tocqueville donors who each generously gave $10,000 or more this year, I realize now that it takes this range of effort and every single donation, large or small, to reach our goal. Every campaign is important to us. This year 180 companies and countless individuals came together to help us surpass our $1,800,000 goal and raise $1,808,110.19. Thank you Hall County – you Live United!
Brian Daniel 2011 Campaign Chair
WEAR THE SHIRT
2011 CHAIRMAN’S AWARD
SCHREIBER FOODS, INC.
TOP TEN CAMPAIGNS Publix Super Markets $222,160.40 Northeast Georgia Health System $141,452.45 Cargill Inc. $121,386.00 Fieldale Farms Corp. $88,047.28 Wrigley Manufacturing Company LLC $80,618.00
The Chairman’s Award is given to one company that demonstrates high campaign excellence and whose support extends far beyond the annual campaign giving. This year’s Chairman’s Award recipient has exemplified how to Live United!
Hall County School System $73,031.87 Schreiber Foods, Inc. $45,948.42
Helping neighbors in need is one of Schreiber’s core beliefs and values. They were founded by leaders who have long understood the value of being a good corporate citizen. Today they carry that same spirit in Hall County by giving their time, talents and treasures to neighbors in need. Over the last 5 years with a generous corporate pledge each year to match employee contributions, they have pledged $270,996.00 to United Way of Hall County.
Wilheit Packaging Material $41,912.00
Schreiber Foods, Inc. reaches beyond campaign by volunteering for countless organizations in Hall County, through service on various community boards, volunteering for service projects and hosting collection drives for food, school supplies and other community needs.
Conditioned Air Systems $37,291.00
SOCIETIES & CIRCLES
T OCQUEVILLE S OCIETY
The United Way Tocqueville Society was formed to deepen individual understanding of, commitment to and support of United Way’s work of advancing the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. The Tocqueville Society recognizes local philanthropic leaders and volunteer champions who have devoted time, talent and funds to create long-lasting changes by tackling our communities’ most serious issues. United Way of Hall County’s Tocqueville Society recognizes those individuals or families who contribute annual gifts of $10,000 and above. Their generosity is the foundation for our ability to improve lives in Hall County.
The Young Leaders Society was created to encourage the next generation of leadership. Members of the Young Leaders Society are community-oriented individuals or couples in their 20’s and 30’s giving at a $500 level or highter annually to United Way of Hall County. Members participate in a variety of volunteer and community events.
Anonymous William and Joanne Bagwell Bob and Cathy Bilbrough Wiley and Judy Black Murray and Daphne David Austin and Regina Edmondson John and Merridy Gram George and Starlet Jones Doug and Diane Magnus Abit and Kayanne Massey Peter and Cathy Miller Lorry and Sherrie Schrage Lessie Smithgall Jim and Peggy Walters R.K. and Laura Whitehead Philip and Mary Hart Wilheit
Jason and Mandy Bone Philip and Lindsay Bonelli Tony and Stacy Borders Ryan Brackett Steven and Julie Brock Jeff and Jessica Butler Ross and Sherri Christensen Jocelyn Clapper Anthony and Lori Defoor Matt and Katie Dubnik Russell and Pamela Dye Tim Evans and Killian Edwards Gavin and Chanel Faucett Jimbo and Jenny Floyd Brett and Laura Fowler Shane and Emily Gaddy Damon and Stephanie Gibbs LeAnne Gilleland Jenny Gillespie Tiffany Gillespie Jess Givens Matt and Kristi Goodwin Melissa Gramling Bryan and Joy Griffin Chris and Kristi Griffin LaMonika Hill Brian and Callie Hughs Sam Hulsey Matt and Annalyn Johnson Chance and Christina Jones Scott and Dawn Justus
Gathon and Cheryl King Morgan and Kelly Lee Scott Lockhart Michael John and Amy Lovell Chris and Amy McCall Meredith McEver Michael and Ashley McGraw Emily McMath Barry and Amy Munn Tyler and Julie Nicholson Allen and Meg Nivens Kris and Courtney Nordholz Guerry and Julie Norwood Marsha Stanley Piper Donald and Dorothy Price Zachary and Katie Propes Angel Randolph Blake and Lauren Samples Adelita Sanchez Alan Schuetze Beau and Angela Sheppard Jessica Siskey Jamie and Colby Smithson Jody and Rachel Spain Dana Summer Ken and Nathalia Washington Kevin West Keith and Betsey Whitaker Davis and Amy White Philip and Addie Wilheit Trey and Morgan Wood
SOCIETIES & CIRCLES These distinguished groups of United Way givers secure a place within Hall County as guardians for the future. Tocqueville Society
David and Susan Abee Earl Conway Martha Jacobs Jim and Diana Latimer Richard and Phyllis Leet Philip and Addie Wilheit Charles and Dancy Wynne
Young Leader’s Society
Joan Alford Paul and Jaime Braza Steven and Julie Brock Steve and Carol Burrell Jerry and Karen Coker Steven and Donna Cornelison Brian and Kristin Daniel Carol Ann Daniel Susan Daniell Bradley Durham Larry and Merrianne Dyer Arnold and Joyce Evans
OFFICER’S CIRCLE Stan and Susie Appleton Danny and Lynda Askew Dylan Brock David and Gail Chester Al and Ginny Crumley Robert and Julie Ferguson Jonathan Fischer Dallas and Bobbie Gay Kenny and Brenda Gee Phil and Lisa Hartley Andy and Brooke Kalinauskas Frank and Shantha McDonald Doug and Tricia McDuff
John and Lydia Ferguson Belinda Folkes Rob and Leslie Fowler Anne George Steven and Susan Gilliam Edwin Horne William and Sandra Johnson Jack and Caroline Keener Ben and Virginia Lancaster Howard Langley Timothy and Janice Legg Frances Mathis
Jim and Robin Mathis Gloria Molloy Tyler and Julie Nicholson Bob and Jean Oliver Marsha Stanley Piper Spence and April Price Marvin Richter George and Sandra Romberg Martha Simmons Scott Ed and Myra Schrader Bernard Spreitzer Burton and Joyce Stephens
Phillippa Moss Bob Painter Matt and Baya Pruitt Strother and Cindy Randolph Marci L. Russo Duane and Sherry Schlereth Hal and Caroline Silcox Dennis and Amelia Stockton R. Perry and Beverly Tomlinson Frank and Tracy Waggoner Jimmy and Jackie Wallace Mike and Becky Whitmire
Warren and Jamie Stribling Loyd and Pam Strickland Steve and Kim Syfan Tread and Debbie Syfan Milton Tate David and Elizabeth Umberson Dick and Cherry Valentine Rich and Vicki White Teresa Woods Siamak Yari
SOCIETIES & CIRCLES Tommy and Jimmye Aaron Alem Ajanovic Richard Allen Michael Andrews Bob Arroyo John and Patty Atwill Alan and Nancy Atwood James Baechler Norman Baggs Emily Bagwell Timothy Bailey Perry and Tracy Barnett Christopher Bassi Richard and Maggie Bennett Neal and Sandy Booth Debra Boyette Charles and Jane Bradley Donna Braswell Trish Kirkland Brown Pepper and Clarissa Brown James Bruce Ray and Madge Burch Phil and Judy Bush Allen and Valerie Butts Shannon Caddell Tom and Maria Calkins McCallum Callahan Lisa Cantrell Luanne Cape Dan and Amy Carey Allen and Linda Carter Jack and Leslie Chapman
LEADERSHIP CIRCLE Ross and Sherri Christensen Mitch Clarke W. McMaster and Marjorie Clarke Loren and Mimi Collins Juan Colmenares Counte and Jackie Cooley Gene Cotton John and Julia Cromartie John and Sally Darden Nathan and Sandra Deal Steven Donovan John Doucette Dana Echols Cooper and Elizabeth Embry Headen and Emily Embry David Etter Nick Etter Arnold B. Evans Hop and Mindy Ferran Thomas and Judy Field Fred Fletcher Jim and Malinda Foote Mark and Joy Fowler Ronald and Martha Fritchley Randall and Susan Frost Olin and Joan Fulmer John and Sylvia Garland Dave and Anna Gines Hassie Gordon Heather Gravitt Brian and Peggy Gracey C. Jake Green
Dennis and Gail Greene Amanda Griffin Bryan and Joy Griffin Vincent Guilmeau Dale and Penny Hall Ben and Betty Hampton Terry and Jeanne Hanlin John Harmon Cosmo and Cherie Haun Abb and Heather Hayes Heather Hayes John and Angela Hemel Chris Hendrickson Tony and Cathy Herdener Chris and Melissa Hollifield Rick and Kim Holyfield Russell Hopkins Jock and Joyce Hornor Susan Hosford Arden and Jean Hothem Julius and Harriett Hulsey Debra Hutchings Matt and Annalyn Johnson Ronald Johnson Darryl and Shelia Johnson Cliff and Elaine Jolliff Chance and Christina Jones Joan Katz Scott and Dawn Justus Frank and Jane Lake Louis Lanier Robert and Abbie Lathem
LEADERSHIP CIRCLE Morgan and Kelly Lee Philip Lindenstruth Robbin G. Lloyd Edgar Lopez Michael John and Amy Lovell James and Carolyn Mahar Benny and Denise Martin Carol Martin Mary Martin Greg Mauldin Chris and Amy McCall Scott and Cami McGarity James McGovern John and Mary Lou Melvin Kelly Miles Warren and Patricia Minton Jim and Evanda Moore William Myers James Neese Craig Nelms Charley and Lana Nix Ken and Cathy Nix Bob and Amanda Norton Guerry and Julie Norwood Jack and Maureen Oliaro Wyc and Lyn Orr Roger Owens Richard Patterson Sandra Peeks Sandra Pena Donald Pepper Laurie Pitcher
Thomas Prather John Pudenz Sam and Pat Rauch Jeff and Melinda Reinhardt Veronica Reisinger William Rezak John and Nancy Rieben Antonio Rios Amy Roach Juliann Robey Carl and Linda Rogers Carl Romberg Chris and Alison Romberg Josh Rosier Ginger Rountree Barclay and Miriam Rushton George Sampson Adelita Sanchez Bill Sanders Connie Sanders Doug Sansbury William Saville Bryan Saxon Raymond and Roberta Schuetze Roger Scott Shawn Shandor LeTrell Simpson Brandon Smith David Smith Gary Smith Jade Smith John and Margie Smith
SOCIETIES & CIRCLES Mickey Spain Chad Sridej Gail Stowers Dana Summer Jeffrey Taylor Robert and Susan Teal Donald Thomas Robert Thomson Mallory and Kathy Tillman Patrick and Ellen Toms Pradyumna and Rila Tummala Richard Turner Paul VerValin Stuart and Sharon Virgin James Walker Edmund and Anne Waller Richard Way Thomas and Anne Webb Trish Westbrook Christopher Wheeler Davis and Amy White Matt and Tracy Whitmire Ronald and Carol Whitmire Lindsey Whittemore Nannette Wilkin Robert and Madeline Wirt Bonnie Wood Joe and Cathy Wood Rebekah Wright Jan Young
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all lists. We apologize for any errors or omissions.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
UNITED WAY OF HALL COUNTY IS DEPENDENT UPON OUR VOLUNTEERS TO ENSURE ITS ORGANIZATIONAL INTEGRITY. Darrell Snyder, Chair Georgia Power Company
Rebecca Davis Childrenâ€™s Center for Hope & Healing
Michael John Lovell Rush Truck Center
Brenda Bahel The Starke Companies
Merrianne Dyer Gainesville City Schools
Deborah Mack Community Volunteer
Neal Booth Hamilton State Bank
Jim Fitzgerald Wrigley Manufacturing
Lana Nix SunTrust Bank
Carol Burrell Northeast Georgia Health System
Jenny Floyd Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles
Spence Price Victory Foods
Jessica Butler Gateway Domestic Violence Center
Kenny Gee Conditioned Air Systems
Ron Quinn Peach State Bank & Trust
Dan Carey BB&T
Jeanne Hanlin Watkins Chiropractic
Wes Robinson Hulsey, Oliver & Mahar, LLP
Ross Christensen Cargill
Wendy Ingram Rushton & Company
Elizabeth Umberson ZF Wind Power
Mitch Clarke The Gainesville Times
Suzanne Jarrard Chestatee Academy
Davis White Full Media
Brian Daniel Carroll Daniel Construction Company
Matt Johnson Schreiber Foods, Inc.
Philip Wilheit, Jr. Wilheit Packaging Material
Susan Daniell Gainesville State College Daphne David Community Volunteer
Sandra Johnson Northeast Georgia Health System Kelly Mathis Lee Wells Fargo Advisors
COUNTLESS VOLUNTEER HOURS PROVIDE THE BACKBONE FOR OUR ORGANIZATION.
AUDIT COMMITTEE Neal Booth, Chair Brenda Bahel Brian Daniel Merrianne Dyer Fred Kelly
CAMPAIGN CABINET Brian Daniel, Chair Katie Dubnik Brent Hatcher Dawn Justus Scott Justus Michael John Lovell Chris McCall Michele Piucci Alex Wayne Davis White Rich White Philip Wilheit, Jr.
COMMUNITY INVESTMENT Susan Daniell, Chair Brenda Bahel Jerry Beverly Judith Brauer Ross Christensen Heather Glenn Suzanne Jarrard Scott Justus Charlie Langford Lisa MacKinney Carol Moore Kathy Papa Doug Patterson David D. Smith Marsha Stringer Melisa Winters Todd Young
ETHICS COMMITTEE Jeanne Hanlin, Chair Daphne David Kenny Gee Elizabeth Umberson
Wendy Ingram, Treasurer Nick Bruner Jim Fitzgerald Melissa Gramling Kelly Lee Lana Nix Doug Patterson Spence Price Ron Quinn
GOVERNANCE & PERSONNEL Elizabeth Umberson, Chair Carol Burrell Neal Booth Dan Carey Daphne David Jenny Floyd Sandra Johnson Darrell Snyder
MARKETING COMMITTEE Davis White, Chair Laura Fowler Tommy Howard Sloan Jones Spears Mallis Amy Munn Michele Piucci
YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY STEERING COMMITTEE
Michael John Lovell, Chair Christina Jones, Chair-Elect Melanie Fuller Hill, Past Chair Ross Christensen Pamela Dye Brett Fowler Dawn Justus Kelly Lee Chris McCall Julie Nicholson Angela Sheppard Davis White Philip Wilheit, Jr. Trey Wood Daphne David, Advisor
FINANCIAL REPORT CONDENSED STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES - AUDITED MAY 1, 2010 - APRIL 30, 2011
Revenues Campaign Other revenues
ALLIANCE FOR LITERACY
Total public support & revenue
AMERICAN RED CROSS, NEGA CHAPTER
Expenses Gross funds distributed Less donor designations Other program services Supporting services United Way Worldwide dues
$1,446,000.00 $(134,905.00) $135,050.00 $370,187.00 $25,935.00
Increase (decrease) to net assets
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, NEGA COUNCIL BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF HALL COUNTY CENTER POINT CHALLENGED CHILD & FRIENDS CHILDRENâ€™S CENTER FOR HOPE & HEALING
Net assets, 5/1/10
GATEWAY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CENTER
Net assets, 4/30/11
GIRL SCOUTS OF HISTORIC GEORGIA
Audit was performed by Bates, Carter & Company, Certified Public Accountants. A copy of the complete audit is available for review on our website. Log on to www.UnitedWayHallCounty.org. The audit was presented to the United Way of Hall County board of directors at their meeting on July 27, 2011.
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Accountability and integrity are the two most important values for any non-profit organization. United Way of Hall County takes seriously its responsibility of financial oversight. Our careful planning and stewardship ensure that our partners receive the greatest possible benefit.
SUMMER SCHOLARS PROGRAM TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION THE SALVATION ARMY
STAFF & SPONSORS
UNITED WAY OF HALL COUNTY
STAFF Pictured left to right:
SHANER JOHNSON MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE JACKIE WALLACE PRESIDENT & CPO DEANNA BROWNE OPERATIONS & FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR JOY GRIFFIN VICE PRESIDENT, RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
THANK YOU TO OUR 2011 SPONSORS:
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