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OUR MISSION: United Way of York County improves lives by mobilizing people and resources!

2017 Annual Report to the Community

2017-2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Michael Brigham, Chair ImmuCell Peg Stansfield, Vice Chair Kennebunk Savings Anthony Cataldi, Treasurer SIS Bank Andy Orazio, Secretary Sanford-Springvale YMCA

Dear United Way of York County Stakeholders:

Michelle Boucher, Ethics Officer Unum

Thank you for your support in 2017 to improve lives by mobilizing

David Derro, Immediate Past Chair Pratt & Whitney

people and resources right here in York County! Through our collective efforts, we raised more than $1.3 million to ensure that

Patricia Aprile Southern Maine Health Care

a lifetime of learning, community engagement, and health.

Brian Ballute Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution

Our goal is to invest back out into the community as much as

John Carpenter Development Counsel

children, youth, families and seniors have the supports they need for

possible of the money and other resources entrusted to us. To do so, we run an efficient and transparent operation. With these dollars, community partnerships and mobilized volunteers, we are able to

Todd Cesca Charter Oak Capital Management Sara Havard Wasco Products

exponentially enhance the value of support to those in York County.

Jonathan Hussey Hussey Seating

In fact, in 2016, for every $1.00 given to United Way of York

Christopher Indorf Biddeford School Department

County, the value of $4.35 was returned to meet the needs of the larger community. This work was accomplished through program investments and projects, capacity building, in-kind and volunteer resources, and more. In this Annual Report you will find descriptions of the work made possible by your generosity and that of thousands of other United Way donors.

Paige Streeter Libby Kingsley O’Brien & Champion Nicole Trufant University of New England

STAFF Barb Wentworth, President & CEO

We are grateful for the support we have, and we are working to find ways to grow our revenue and community-based work and resources even more. We believe that the more you know about the good work of this United Way, the more you will contribute to these efforts. And, the more resources raised, the more lives we can positively

Vicki Swerdlow, Director Finance & Operations Jason Ketterick, Community Impact Director for Youth & Volunteers

impact together.

Lora Kline, Community Impact Director for Children & Families

With gratitude,

Sarah Hoover, Community Impact Associate Tuck Barclay, Resource Development Director

Michael Brigham, Chair, Board of Directors

Barb Wentworth, UWYC President & CEO

Fiona Robinson, Marketing & Donor Development Senior Manager Cover photo of Terry Chapais and Nancy Fuller at the YMCA Trafton Center in Sanford.


Ensuring that all children have the best start for lifelong learning and success The early years of a child’s life are a critical

United Way of York County also hosts the York

time during which the foundation for success

County Early Childhood Coalition. These early

in school and in life is built. Only one-third of

childhood professionals and community advocates

Maine students are entering fourth grade reading

work together to improve professional practice and

proficiently. United Way of York County supports

working conditions in early childhood education,

‘learn to read’ programs so students are able

and to build public support for high-quality early

to ‘read to learn’ as their education progresses.

childhood education programs. Members of the

The crux of this work is the Volunteer Reader

Coalition are: Tammy Dwyer, Shilo Goodhue, Nancy

Project, active at two sites in 2017: North Berwick

Harrison, Lora Kline, Jen Quimby, Maria Richardson,

Elementary (2nd grade) and JFK Memorial in

Rebecca Toliver and Cheryl Walker (Chair).

Biddeford (Kindergarten). Twenty-five readers were trained and served the two schools throughout the school year. Year-end reports showed all students made progress in their reading skills. The annual Tools4Schools project is another United Way of York County driven program serving families throughout York County. The annual school supply drive delivered more than 1,000 backpacks filled with supplies to students prior to the start of the school year. In-kind donations valued at $72,762 were secured from LL Bean, Ruth’s Reusable Resources, Tom’s of Maine, and community partners. Skilled volunteers from Altrusa (Laura Cartright, Ann Milliard, Claudette Nadeau, Nancy Phillips, Sharon Staz and Lynn Steed) helped to deliver backpacks valued at $50 each to families at sites in Biddeford, Saco, and York. Morrison Center student Ellie with Ed Tech Jess.


Project Playback founders Juli Ennis, Jason Albaum and Colby Ellis perform in downtown Kennebunk.

Building stronger community citizens by engaging youth to create positive impact through volunteerism

United Way of York County is engaging schools to facilitate youth volunteer projects, including one with Berwick Academy which resulted in a mini Day of Caring at our office. Students helped with yardwork and data research and learned about volunteering and nonprofit management. We are actively working with businesses and nonprofits to develop other opportunities for local youth to learn the value of volunteerism in their community. Another United Way of York County project launched in 2017 was Character Playbook, a United Way Worldwide program that partners with the NFL. Character Playbook - Building Healthy Relationships is an innovative digital course that uses evidence-based strategies to educate

For the past three years, United Way of York County

students on how to cultivate and maintain healthy

has mentored Project Playback, Kennebunk High

relationships during their critical middle school years.

School student musicians who are providing music

The course allows students to engage with true-to-life

therapy to seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s at

scenarios that include bystander intervention strategies

the Kennebunk Center for Health and Rehabilitation.

and positive relationship examples. United Way of York

The trio, with help from United Way, has developed

County is partnering with Noble and Biddeford middle

an engagement program which is actively training

schools as well as a youth program at Sanford-Springvale

volunteers to expand the program to other senior living

YMCA to implement the Character Playbook program.

facilities. United Way of York County also serves as Project Playback’s fiscal agent.

HEALTHY FOODS: Youth Spirit of Service Awarded to Demers

The winner of this year’s Youth Spirit of Service Award was Heidi Lynn Demers, a senior at Sanford High School. The award is given annually to a young volunteer with high commitment, a large impact on our community, and service beyond others performing similar work. Demers was honored at the 22nd annual Day of Caring Kickoff breakfast. Demers has volunteered with many organizations, including Sanford Young Life, Key Club, Sanford-Springvale YMCA, York County Shelter, and Stuff the Bus. The annual Youth Spirit of Service award is sponsored by Kennebunk Savings. Pictured above is Demers accepting the award from Brad Paige, Kennebunk Savings President and CEO, at the Day of Caring Kickoff breakfast.

Increasing the health and well-being of children and seniors through access to nutritious food In 2017 United Way of York County took on the Healthy Preschool Project from Partners for a Hunger-Free York County. The program operates in daycare centers and Head Start classrooms in Arundel, Sanford, and Biddeford, and encourages preschool children to make healthy eating habits. Monthly visits by the project leader engage children in stories and activities related to the Harvest of the Month. Children learn to grow herbs and vegetables for taste tests and cooking projects, and take home information to their families. Additionally, United Way of York County coordinated Senior Valentine’s Day Care Packages with the assistance of businesses including Haley’s Metal, Corning, and Kennebunk Savings. More than 80 care packages full of fresh fruit, nuts and dark chocolate were delivered to seniors throughout York County the week of February 14th. United Way of York County assesses emerging needs and develops communitybased and local responses to address hunger. In 2017 our community investments supporting Healthy Foods totaled $23,000 across five programs that met the needs of children and seniors.

Cheri and Brice Cunningham of Lebanon at the YMCA Trafton Center in Sanford.


Investing in programs that address United Way’s community priorities, strengthen families and meet basic needs We at United Way of York County know that in order to strengthen families, people must be able to provide for their family members and themselves, meeting vital needs for food security, health, and shelter. Ensuring York County families have heating assistance through the Keep ME Warm project meets a critical seasonal need. Distributing $67,625 in Emergency Food and Shelter Program funding across the county meets basic needs. And providing more than $166,000 to local nonprofits for programs which deliver transitional housing, medical and dental health, homelessness prevention, sexual assault prevention education, and

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Contact Center Partner

of Health and Human Services, 211 Maine can be accessed by calling 211, texting a zip code to 898-211, or visiting 211maine.org. In 2017 211 launched an initiative in partnership with Maine’s DHHS to provide a toll-free statewide helpline for individuals seeking services for opiate use. The Maine Opiate Helpline gives referrals for treatment options, and provides additional assistance for pregnant women. United Way of York County is proud to support 211 Maine and to serve on its







Board of Directors.



Achieving our mission through efficient operations, fundraising success, compelling messages, the significant engagement of volunteers and building the capacity of nonprofits One of the largest annual United Way of York County programs is Day of Caring, which coordinates projects that build capacity of nonprofits in York County. The 22nd annual event gathered 1,100 volunteers who worked on 80 projects, from rehabbing cabins at Camp Laughing Loon, to painting walls at York Community Service Association, to prepping the site of Camp Sokokis at YMCA of Southern Maine. This large-scale coordination of volunteers, materials, and other in-kind resources leveraged more than $154,000 in value to the community in 2017.

Kristi Hawkins from Unum volunteered at the United Way of York County’s Day of Caring.

Eagleson Family Honored with 2017 Elise Kittredge Award

The Elise Kittredge Award is given in recognition of a person, or persons, who through the exceptional contribution of time, talent and/or financial resources to United Way of York County has helped our organization improve the quality of life for the people of York County in a vital and enduring way. The Eagleson family, the guiding hands behind Baker Co. in Sanford, received the 2017 Kittredge Award at the Annual Meeting in May. One of Baker’s core philosophies is that “…everyone has a responsibility to the community where we live and work.” The Eagleson family demonstrated its commitment by providing a dollar-for-dollar match of employee contributions to United Way of York County. In the past decade, those contributions have surpassed $500,000! The Eagleson family leads by example, is genuinely concerned about the community, and delivers on expectations. Dennis Eagleson has the unique distinction of being a two-time recipient of United Way of York County’s Kittredge Award. Both Dennis and son David have served on the Board of Directors, and son Dan serves on the Community Review Team.

Phillips Receives Spirit of Service Award The winner of this year’s Spirit of Service Award was Lydia Phillips, a volunteer with both Community Bicycle Center and Habitat for Humanity York County. She has created new programs to engage youth at CBC and has volunteered with many programs. She initiated a Toastmasters program to help kids gain confidence speaking in front of a crowd. She is a top volunteer at Habitat’s Kennebunk ReStore, and brings her organizational skills and business expertise to the store. This annual Spirit of Service award is sponsored by Kennebunk Savings.

Dylan Collins, Hannaford Lisa Coughlin, sponsored by Southern Maine Health Care & Kennebunk Savings Mallory McLaughlin, Unum Sarah Hoover, sponsored by United Way of York County Bernice Wood, Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution

sUperlative Awards

Campaign Awards

Outrageously SUpportive Award: Christopher Indorf, Biddeford School Department

Gold Award: Eastern Mechanical Kennebunk Savings Hussey Seating Company SIS Bank

Unwavering Award: Edison Press and Xuron Utopian Award: Marden’s Sanford Unbelievable Community Support Award: York County Community Action Corp. Upbeat Understudy Award: Todd Cesca Ubiquitous Award: Kennebunk Savings CommUnity Award: Hannaford Most EnthUsiastic Award: Hussey Seating Company sUperHero Award: Pratt & Whitney LUminary Award: Rene Thibeault, Pratt & Whitney

Silver Award: Baker Co. Biddeford Savings Hannaford-Saco Hannaford-Wells Pratt & Whitney Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution Bronze Award: Rubb Building Systems Xuron

make a difference

Photographer: Stephen D. Phillips

Campaign Associates

Thank you to the following generous companies that supported our 2017 Community Campaign: Deering Lumber Inc. Downeast Energy Duramax Marine Eagle Industries Eastern Mechanical Inc. Edison Press Enterprise Rent A Car Evonik Cyro LLC Exelon Foundation Express Scripts Federal Express Fiber Materials Inc. Five County CU FLIR Systems Frannie Peabody Center Gen Re Insurance General Electric General Mills Genest Concrete Gorham Savings Bank Granite Shore Power H&R Block H.M. Payson Haley’s Metal Shop Inc. Hannaford Corporation Hanover Insurance Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare HCA Caring for the Community Hews Co., LLC Hussey Seating Company IBM IDEXX I-Star Energy Solutions LLC ITW Illinois Tool Works Jagger Brothers Inc. Johnson & Johnson Kennametal Kennebunk Fish and Game Club, Inc. Kennebunk Savings Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Wells Water Kennebunkport Resort Collection LLC KeyBank Kids Free to Grow Kiewit Western L.L.Bean Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC Liberty Mutual Lincoln Financial Group EE Campaign Lincoln Press Lonza Biologics Inc. Lowe’s Home Improvement Lyons Agency for Insurance Macy’s East


3M Corp. AbbVie Acadia Insurance ADP GivingStation Advanced Building Products Aetna Employee UW Campaign & Foundation American Airlines Andersen Corporation Anthem Associate Giving Campaign Arkatechture AT&T Employee Giving Campaign AVX Tantalum Corporation Baker Company Baker Newman Noyes Bangor Savings Bank Bank of America Bath Iron Works Bath Savings Institution Belcan Corp. Best Buy Biddeford Pie LLC Biddeford Savings Maine Community Bank Biddeford School Department Biddeford, City of Big Brothers & Big Sisters of So. Maine Black + Veatch C+S Wholesale Grocers Camden National Bank Canteen Service Co. Caring Unlimited Carl A Goodwin Inc. Casco Bay Eyecare CCAUE Central Distributors CES Inc. Cigna Citigroup Clark Insurance CMP Group, Inc. Coastal Community Foundation of SC Cole Harrison Insurance Combined Federal Campaigns Community Bicycle Center Community Dental Co-Operative Insurance Cos. Corning Incorporated Cross Insurance FKA Holden Agency Cross Jewelers Cummings, Lamont & McNamee Day One Dead River Corporation

Maine Behavioral Healthcare MaineHealth MaineHealth Care at Home Marden’s Inc. Margaret E. Burnham Trust Market Basket Martin’s Point Health Care McDougal Orchards, LLC MEMIC Microsoft Giving Campaign Morgan Stanley Morrison Center MSAD 60 MSECCA NextEra Energy Nordstrom Norway Savings Bank Oakhurst Dairy Ohio Mutual ON Semiconductor O’Reilly Auto Parts P&C Insurance Paper Trails Paychex Payless Peoples United Bank PeoplesChoice Credit Union Pfizer Pike Industries, Inc. Pine Tree Legal Assistance Planned Parenthood of NNE Pratt & Whitney PricewaterhouseCoopers PROCON Raytheon Company Redimix Companies RSU 21 RSU 57 RTS Packaging Rubb Building Systems Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution Saco School Department Saco, City of Sanford School Department Sanford Water District Sanford-Springvale YMCA Scarborough, Town of Sellers Publishing, Inc. ServiceMaster Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc. Sherwin-Williams SIS Bank Southern Maine Community College Southern Maine Health Care Southridge Rehabilitation & Living

Spectrum Medical Group Sprint St. Andre Home, Inc. St. James School St. Louis Child Development Center Stryker Summit Utilities Sun Life Financial Sweetser Sysco Northern New England Tambrands Target TD Bank TE Connectivity TEGNA Foundation/ NEWS CENTER Maine Texas Instruments The Opportunity Alliance Thornton Academy Tom’s of Maine Transparent Audio, Inc. Travelers Tyler Technologies United Way of Greater Atlanta United Way of Kennebec Valley United Way of York County UnitedHealth Group University of New England Unum UPS United Parcel Service USAA Valmet Inc. Velcro USA Verizon Foundation Village Candle Walgreens Walmart Stores, Inc. Wasco Products, Inc. Webster Bank Wells Ogunquit CSD Wells Sanitary District Wells, Town of Westinghouse Electric WEX Inc. c/o UWGP Wolverine Worldwide Woodard and Curran Inc. Wright-Pierce Xuron Corporation YCSP YMCA of Southern Maine York County Community Action Corporation York County Community College York County Federal Credit Union York Hospital York School Department

By the Numbers 2017 Revenue

2017 Campaign Statistics

1,600,000 1,400,000 1,200,000 1,000,000 800,000 600,000 400,000 200,000

Other Income $20,270

In-kind contributions $73,826

Grants & sponsorships $61,475

Designations $114,388

Campaign (net) $1,122,515

2017 Expenses 1,600,000 1,400,000 1,200,000 1,000,000 800,000 600,000 400,000 200,000

In-kind supplies for Impact work $72,762 Grant-funded work $52,899

$1.31 million raised 180 workplace campaigns 3,600 donors

including 188 leadership donors

Fundraising & administration$271,712 Community Impact & Volunteer Center $343,417 Program Investments $671,000

UWYC Committees Campaign Cabinet

Day of Caring Committee

Finance Committee

Todd Cesca, Co-Chair Karen Chasse Chris Indorf, Chair Cindy Richards Jassy Smith

Jennifer Bridges Patti Derro Nicole Dube, Co-Chair Jeff Fowler Cari Giroux, Volunteers Chair Floyd & Gail Howes Tabetha Leach, Co-Chair Bonnie Leslie Jay St. John

Brian Ballute Jonathan Carter Anthony Cataldi, Treasurer & Chair Sam Ellis Leanna Fleming Beth Madore Betsy Smith

Community Review Team Laurie Cluff Dan Eagleson Jim Fitzgerald Nancy Harrison Libby Hite Jonathan Hussey, Chair Rosemary Lavoie Deborah Levin Naomme Paris Louise Sandmeyer Al Schultheis Scott Taggersell Melanie Wendell

Eligibility Review Team Barb Belik Cindy Ferrick, Chair Doug Ellis Louise Sandmeyer Wendy LeBright

Human Resources Committee Kim Kuusela Diane Labrie Janice Nadeau Peg Stansfield, Chair Nicole Trufant

UWYC Interns, Trainees & Volunteers William Bromstead Patti Derro Joan Gilbert Kathy Klingaman Ken Murray Peg Nelson Mark Ridge Al Schultheis Sharon Staz Stella Zakian

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Volunteers help at Camp Laughing Loon in East Waterboro at the United Way of York County’s Day of Caring.

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2017 United Way of York County Annual Report  

Our annual publication summarizing the work we do around York County, Maine.

2017 United Way of York County Annual Report  

Our annual publication summarizing the work we do around York County, Maine.

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