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We believe education, income and health are the building blocks of a good quality of life. LIVE UNITED is an invitation for all of us; from Flowery Branch to Lula and all walks of life.

You can GIVE. You can ADVOCATE. You can VOLUNTEER.

you can LIVE UNITED. 2

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This year, United Way showed us how its resources connect us all. In living in any community, it is easy to become extremely siloed within the confines of one’s own life. Between juggling work, family, church or even school it is often all we can do to get through each day of our own life. What I love about being involved with United Way is that it challenges me to stop, become involved and notice the greater community around me. It causes me to realize my actions have the power to effect countless others and improve the lives of us all! That is why this year’s theme was “Connecting the Community.” By focusing on education, income and health we believe we can impact the basic building blocks of life and build a better, stronger more UNITED community for tomorrow. What a tremendous year of GIVING, ADVOCATING and VOLUNTEERING. Without a doubt, there is no way the staff at United Way could ever accomplish so much without the dedication of our community, offering their finances and most importantly their time. Last year, individuals gave countless hours serving on the board, committees, raising and distributing the financial resources or helping us get our message out. In 2013-2014, United Way propelled itself into the community with such projects as the launch of a new initiative called Read Learn Succeed to encourage early learning in children, age birth to five; the School Tools for Cool Kids School Supply Drive; Adopt a Backpack Program; and the training of future non-profit board members through the Board 101 Series. In addition, United Way even looked towards ways of improving its own operations with the creation of the United Way Advisory Council and participating in a visioning and strategic planning session that led to the adoption of four core values of the organization (see page 15). These values are principles that have been deeply rooted in the philosophy of United Way of Hall County for a longtime, but in formalizing them we believe we further define who we are and solidify the promise of who we will continue to be in the future. Thanks for all your hard work. I look forward to seeing what we can do together in the years to come. Sincerely,

Kelly Lee, CFP, MBA Financial Consultant, Wells Fargo Advisors 2013-2014 United Way Board of Directors Chair

2013-2014 Board of Directors Kelly Mathis Lee, Chair* Financial Consultant,
 Wells Fargo Advisors

LaCrisia Larkin Principal,
 Gainesville High School

David Abee* Market President,
 Regions Bank

Michael John Lovell Sales,
Rush Truck Center

Mike Barton VP, Manufacturing & IT
 Marel Stork Poultry Processing Jeanne Buffington Executive Director,
 Rape Response Elizabeth Carswell Director,
Core Essentials Ross Christensen SE Regional Sales Manager,
Cargill Amelia Collins CEO,
The Longstreet Clinic Brian Daniel* President,
Carroll Daniel Construction Company Susan Daniell EIS Data Manager,
 University of North Georgia Merrianne Dyer Superintendent,
 Gainesville City Schools Tim Evans VP, Economic Development, Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Jim Fitzgerald Factory Director,
 Wrigley Manufacturing

Deborah Mack Community Volunteer Lana Nix Retired,
SunTrust Bank Spence Price* CFO,
 The Adams Companies Ray Reulbach Vice President, Customer Solutions
 United Parcel Service Wesley T. Robinson Attorney,
 Hulsey, Oliver & Mahar, LLP Lauren Samples CPA & Partner,
 Tillman, Bailey, Samples & Associates David D. Smith* Director,
Veterinary Services &
Marketing, Merial Select David L. Smith Executive Director,
 Center Point Melissa Tymchuk* Director of PR & Marketing, Northeast Georgia Health System

Kenny Gee Vice President,
 Conditioned Air Systems

Elizabeth Umberson* Vice President, Materials Management,
 ZF North America

Jeanne Hanlin Director of Operations,
 Watkins Total Healthcare

Keith J. Whitaker Attorney,
Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles

Wendy Ingram CPA,
Rushton & Company

Davis White* Community Volunteer

Suzanne Jarrard Principal,
 Chestatee High School

Philip Wilheit, Jr. Partner,
 Wilheit Packaging Material

Christina Jones Financial Consultant,
 Wells Fargo Advisors

Todd Young Manager,
 Publix Super Market

Dawn Justus Branch Manager,
 United Community Bank * Denotes member of the Executive Committee


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hot meals were served to those in need

Volunteer Leadership

advisory council Darrell Snyder, Chair Stan Appleton Carol Burrell Maria Calkins Dan Carey Jim Coyle Sally Darden Daphne David Jack Keener Martha Nesbitt Sherrie Schrage Dick Valentine Jim Walters R. K. Whitehead

Audit Committee Lana Nix, Chair Mike Barton Blair Diaz Merrianne Dyer Jim Fitzgerald R. K. Whitehead

Sam Couvillon Katie Crumley Shelly Davis Katie Dubnik Brett Fowler Damon Gibbs Stefanie Gibbs Chris Gooch Lesa Hartley Brian Hughs Sam Hulsey LaCrisia Larkin Sandy Salyers Alan Schuetze Meredith West Cindy Wilson

Community Investment

David D. Smith, Chair Kristi Barker Ethics Committee Mike Barton Jeanne Hanlin, Chair Jeff Bogan Mimi Collins Bart Buffington Kenny Gee Ross Christensen Wes Robinson Susan Daniell Loren Funk Campaign Cabinet Suzanne Jarrard David Abee, Chair Scott Justus Melissa Tymchuk, Chair-Elect Michael John Lovell Margie Couvillon Dana Miller

Julie Nicholson Kathy Papa Lauren Samples Sue Ward Todd Young

Finance Committee Spence Price, Chair Nick Bruner Melissa Gramling Wendy Ingram Christina Jones Doug Patterson Carol Shirley Trey Wood

Governance & Personnel

Brian Daniel, Chair Tim Evans Christina Jones Kelly Lee Deborah Mack Wes Robinson Elizabeth Umberson

Elizabeth Carswell Katie Dubnik Laura Fowler Callie Hughs Spears Mallis Michelle Piucci

Young Leaders Society Steering Committee Dawn Justus, Chair Trey Wood, Chair-Elect Brett Fowler Melissa Gramling Christina Jones Kevin Matson Emily Jones Abigail Murphy Guerry Norwood Erik Provitt Lauren Samples Angela Sheppard Beau Sheppard Keith Whitaker Morgan Wood Elizabeth Umberson, Advisor

Marketing Committee Davis White, Chair Heidi Bui

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In 2014-2015 United Way is investing


49 26

programs from


Income Alliance for Literacy: Basic Literacy Program Boy Scouts of America: Scout Reach Program Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County: Be Great: Graduate Program Brenau University: Real, Interactive Summer Experience Center Point: Mentor Program Challenged Child & Friends: Summer Sensations Program Challenged Child & Friends: Early Childhood Education Program Challenged Child & Friend: Music Therapy Program Challenged Child & Friends: Family Supplemental Scholarship Program EdmondsonTelford Center for Children: Stewards of Children Gainesville Parks & Recreation: Discovery Summer Day Camp Gateway Domestic Violence Center: Early Learning Initiative WomenSource: Girl Power Program 6

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Action Ministries Gainesville: Homeless Prevention Gateway Domestic Violence Center: Shelter Food Program The Salvation Army: Emergency and Transitional Shelter The Salvation Army: Social Services



American Red Cross: Hispanic Community Resiliency Project Boy Scouts of America: Hispanic Outreach Program Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County: Smart Moves Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County: Triple Play Healthy Habits Program Brenau University: Center for Counseling & Pyschological Services CASA: Court Appointed Special Advocates Center Point: Student Counseling Services Challenged Child & Friends: Summer School Nursing Program Challenged Child & Friends: Health Services Program Children’s Center for Hope & Healing: Women’s Services Program Children’s Center for Hope & Healing: Victim Services Program Children’s Center for Hope & Healing: Project Pathfinder Children’s Center for Hope & Healing: Adult Male Survior Services Community Council on Aging: Meals On Wheels Eagle Ranch: Counseling for At-Risk Children EdmondsonTelford Center: Forensic Interview Program Gateway Domestic Violence Center: Prevention Education Program Gateway Domestic Violence Center: Child Witness to Domestic Violence Program Gateway Domestic Violence Center: Survivor Support Group Georgia Mountain Food Bank: Summer Lunch Bag Good News Clinics: Medical Clinic Good News Clinics: Dental Clinic Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County: Healthy Habits Expo Northeast Georgia Medical Center: Diabetes Monitoring Program Rainbow Children’s Home: Victim Services Program Rape Response: Date Rape Prevention Education Rape Response: Direct Victim Services Special Olympics: Training and Competition Teen Pregnancy Prevention: SmartGirls Program Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Pregnant & Parenting Support & Education Teen Pregnancy Prevention: 9th Grade Classroom Based Education The Guest House: Adult Day Health Care Services Three Dimensional Life: Family Recovery Program United Way of Hall County Annual Report



of a child’s brain is developed by age three. Children who are not reading proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school.



of all ability levels grew to achieve their



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To create a happy ending we have to start at the beginning United Way of Hall County launches Read Learn Succeed Initiative


reading before reading

In March, United Way of Hall County announced a new initiative, Read Learn Succeed, to emphasize the importance of early learning for children in our community, especially prenatal to age five. To launch the effort, United Way hosted a breakfast at the Brenau Downtown Center. Dr. Candace Kendle, co-founder of ReadAloud.org, was the keynote speaker. “During those first three or four years of life, we lay down brain cells and neural pathways that we use for later development,” said Kendle. “Many parents wonder if their baby really hears and understands at such an early age, but they are hearing you. They are seeing you. They are feeling you. Reading aloud from birth is a way to bond to a parent, a grandparent, a child care provider, and stimulate the brain cell development and lay down neural pathways that we use for the rest of our lives.” Unfortunately, data from our school systems show that a large number of children in our area are at risk of not achieving or maintaining appropriate academic progress for their age. After meeting with community leaders and those involved with educating our children, United Way determined that to help put our children on a path to success, there was a need to start where learning begins. The goal of Read Learn Succeed is to UNITE the community together and encourage early learning through simple acts such as reading aloud and learning through everyday activities, before children begin kindergarten. The community has begun to rally around this initiative but we invite everyone to join us in providing the tools for our children to achieve their “happily ever after”- after all our future depends on their success.

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United Way’s Annual Fundraising Campaign is a community-wide effort. Payroll deduction/workplace campaigns are just one way that we raise funds to invest back in our community.

corporate gifts 20%

direct gifts 9%

*Other Revenue includes Read Learn Succeed, Adopt-A-Backpack and miscellaneous

workplace giving 65%

other revenue* 3% Corporate sponsorship 2% estate giving 1%

small business 20%

schools 25%

Workplace Giving Campaigns*

professional services 5% non-profit 10% manufacturing 10%

large business 30%

United Way is about us all supporting each other. Neighbors helping neighbors; it takes us all doing our part. Many different business, non-profits and schools run workplace campaigns. *Percentage based on number of workplace campaigns; not dollars raised


We are investing in 49 programs from 26 organizations that meet our Community Objectives of Education, Income and Health. Through our rigorous review process you can be assured United Way invests in programs that are the most effective and efficient use of donor dollars. *Program services include Read Learn Succeed and Adopt-A-Backpack community initiatives

community investment 81%

Administrative Expenses 8% Fundraising Expenses 7% Program services* 2% UWW Dues 1% Designations 1%

“We hit every goal that we set out to achieve this year and are proud of the results.” - David Abee, 2013-2014 United Way Campaign Chair, Market President, Regions Bank 10

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Data on this page is from unaudited financial statements as of 4/30/14.

2013-2014 Annual Campaign

223 4,000+ companies and

individual donors contributed

Top 10 Company Campaigns

3,000 people

were clothed, sheltered or helped during crisis intervention

Chairman’s Award Recipient Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce

Each year, the Chairman’s Award is given in recognition of a company that demonstrates high campaign excellence but whose support also extends far beyond the annual campaign. Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce has had 100 percent employee participation in the last five campaigns including two Leadership donors and two Young Leaders Society members. In addition, they have had staff members involved with United Way as volunteers, and have been continuous advocates for United Way initiatives, fundraising efforts and projects throughout the community.

David Abee presents Top 10 Campaign Award to Publix managers.

Publix $254,554.00 Northeast Georgia Health System $142,217.05 Fieldale Farms $107,104.88 Cargill $73,993.04 Wrigley $66,009.42 Hall County School System $62,598.64

Jackie Wallace presents GHCC staff with the Chairman’s Award.

Conditioned Air Systems $49,113.00 Wilheit Packaging Material $46,344.00 United Parcel Service $44,560.46 Gainesville City School System $43,017.32

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Connecting the Community ADOPT-ABACKPACK





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ommunity in 2013-2014



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503 children


to our 2013-2014 Corporate Sponsors

are living in a safe and violence free home


Pictured left to right: Jackie Wallace, President & CPO; DeAnna Browne, Operations & Finance Administrator and Joy Griffin, Vice President, Resource Development




Revenues Campaign Campaign Other revenues Other revenues

Total public support & revenue


$1,647,319.00 $102,384.00 $102,384.00


Total public support & revenue


Expenses Expenses Gross funds distributed Gross funds distributed donor designations LessLess donor designations Other program services Other program services Supporting services Supporting services United Worldwide United WayWay Worldwide dues dues

$1,688,391.00 $1,688,391.00 $(132,154.00) $(132,154.00) $59,014.00 $59,014.00 $337,023.00 $337,023.00 $17,752.00 $17,752.00

TotalTotal expenses expenses

$1,970,026.00 $1,970,026.00 $(-)

LossLoss fromfrom discontinued operations discontinued operations


Increase (decrease) to nettoassets Increase (decrease) net assets

$(220,323.00) $(220,323.00)

Net Net assets, 5/1/12 assets, 5/1/12

$1,709,185.00 $1,709,185.00

Net assets, 4/30/13


Net assets, 4/30/13


The Condensed Statement of Activities has not been audited. The Condensed Statement of Activities has notforbeen audited. A complete copy of the audited financial statements the year ending April 30, 2013 A complete copyon of our the website. audited financial for the year endingand April 30, 2013 is is available for review Log on tostatements www.UnitedWayHallCounty.org for review on ourthe website. Log on to www.UnitedWayHallCounty.org and click on clickavailable on “Accountability” under About tab. “Accountability” under the About tab. The audit was presented to the United Way of Hall County Board of Directors at their meeting on August 2013. Way of Hall County Board of Directors at their The audit was presented to the1,United

meeting on August 1, 2013.


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UNITED WAY OF HALL COUNTY VALUES United Way of Hall County continues our legacy of community collaboration. These values are not only a description of who we are today, but who we strive to be tomorrow.

PARTNERS – We can do more together than alone SELFLESS – We are focused on the greater good TRUSTWORTHY – We are responsible with our resources, accountable to our community

LEADER – We are proactively engaged to influence real change

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