ANNUAL REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY 2013
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GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER. Special Thanks
2013 United Way of York County Board of Directors Chair, Don Boutin Unum
Linda Bishop Jagger Brothers
Vice Chair, Patricia Aprile Southern Maine Health Care
John Carpenter Development Counsel
Treasurer, Michael Brigham Immucell
David Eagleson The Baker Company
Secretary, David Derro Pratt & Whitney
Cindy Edwards Cummings, Lamont & McNamee
Ethics Officer, Brad Paige Kennebunk Savings Bank
Jim Fitzgerald Coldwell Residential Brokerage
Immediate Past Chair, Sue Hadiaris Southern Maine Health Care
David Hines H.M. Payson & Co.
Martha Muldoon Strategic Marketing & Communications Charles Petersen Biddeford Savings Bank Chris Robinson Hussey Seating Nicole Trufant University of New England Kathy Verrill Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution
David Jagger Jagger Brothers Michael Knowles Bergen & Parkinson, LLC
Special thanks to Patsy Aprile who served as Chair of the 2013 United Way of York County Campaign
â€œWhen we as individuals think outside ourselves, we have the power to facilitate change. When we think of others lives as linked to our own, our compassion grows. When we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all.â€? 2
Left to right: Vicki Swerdlow, Meaghan Arzberger, Lindsay Copeland, Barb Wentworth, Cindy Richards, Lauren Anderson and Foxy. Not pictured: Partners for a Hunger-Free York County staff Kristine Jenkins and Allie Hopkins
GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER. Our Vision
York County is a strong, healthy community created by people caring for one another.
United Way of York County strengthens community by bringing people and resources together to effect long- lasting changes in the community conditions that improve lives.
Dear Friends, United Way of York County continues to play a very important role in our wider community. Long known for its role in raising resources of all kinds – financial, volunteer and strategic – United Way of York County is also a key driver in bringing people together around issues of community concern to create positive change. We are very proud of the work being done by United Way of York County staff and volunteers to address the Education, Income and Health needs of our community. We all have a passion for improving the quality of life in our county and their work is making a meaningful difference. 2013 was a year of progress and change at the United Way: • Much work went into preparing United Way for the future as a Board-driven strategic planning task force worked to develop the next five year strategic plan. We are now in the final stages of this work and we expect to communicate more in the near future. • In September, Kathryn Davis departed United Way of York County after leading the organization since 2005. We again thank her for her contributions and the positive impact she had over the past 8 years. • Barb Wentworth was appointed as the Interim and then new President & CEO for United Way of York County. In just a short time, she has clearly demonstrated her ability to lead the United Way during these changing and challenging times. A big part of her role will be to lead the implementation of the new five year strategic plan. We encourage you to review this annual report as it provides a valuable overview of the important work being done in our local region. Our sincere thanks for your continued support of United Way of York County!
Don Boutin United Way of York County 2013 Board Chair
Barb Wentworth United Way of York County President & CEO
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IMPACTING EARLY CHIL We focused on long-term changes in community conditions that improve lives: Helping children get a healthy start Why is this important?
According to recent research, positive early brain development is supported by involved caregivers, sound nutrition and a safe and healthy environment. Early language and literacy (reading and writing) development begins at birth through everyday interactions. During the first years of life, when young children interact with books, paper and crayons, and with the adults in their lives, the building blocks for language, reading and writing development are put in place.¹
What are we doing about it? Over the past five years, United Way of York County has focused on “Children are ready to learn.” We understand that children are ‘born learning’ and they, their parents and other caregivers need information, support and access to activities and services that will support positive early brain development, literacy and eventually school success. In 2013, United Way of York County was awarded a grant by the Maine Community Foundation to launch the York County Volunteer Reader Project. The Volunteer Reader Project stemmed from our work with the Literacy for ME Initiative with RSU #21 (Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel) which focuses on family literacy. Literacy for ME unifies the efforts of several state agencies and community groups as well as Maine’s public schools to provide direction and support to improve literacy achievement.
The goal of the Volunteer Reader Project is to place at least 25 volunteer readers with children ages 3 to 8 in local elementary schools and early child care facilities. The focus is on reading and literacy with students who have been identified as needing additional support by the classroom teachers. We know that reading aloud to young children stimulates language skills, cognitive skills, motivation, curiosity and memory.² Once children start school, difficulty with reading contributes to school failure, which can increase the risk of leaving school, juvenile delinquency, substance abuse and teenage pregnancy.³ The first volunteer training was held in September. By year’s end, seven volunteer readers were placed with another twenty applications in process. Teachers and volunteers will assist with evaluating the impact of each placement.
York County Youth Financial Education Fund 2013 Awards: • Junior Achievement of Maine • Parent Resource Center • Saco Middle School
“ In essence, individual organizations could not do the work of collective impact without backbone support.” –Stanford Social Innovation Review United Way of York County also received a Linking Early Learning grant this year from the Department of Education. This initiative is designed to strengthen the relationships between school and community-based early childhood educators. The planning group will be offering a series of three professional development sessions in 2014 focused on developmentally appropriate practices, transitions for young children and their families and family engagement. Participants will include child care providers, early Head Start educators, pre-school and kindergarten teachers and staff from Child Development Services. Working together these key early childhood educators will ensure supportive and coordinated efforts to enhance learning opportunities for our youngest residents. United Way’s York County Early Childhood Coalition is hosting the events and serves as the lead for this Linking Early Learning grant demonstration site.
We also know that hunger continues to be a concern in York County with 35.7% of our county’s children eligible for free or reduced school lunch and 13.6% of those children living in poverty. Partners for a Hunger-Free York County, a coalition of organizations and individuals working together to eradicate hunger and malnutrition, continues to increase and improve access to fresh, healthy food for those who need it in York County. Thanks to the efforts of Partners, additional summer meal sites provided over 64,000 meals to school age children – a 20% increase over 2012. United Way of York County is proud to serve as the backbone organization for Partners and to participate as an active member of this important coalition.
1 Early Literacy, www.zerotothree.org/BrainWonders 2 Bardige, B. Talk to Me Baby! (2009), Paul H. Brooks Publishing Co. 3 E Duursma, M Augustyn, B Zuckerman. Reading Aloud to Children: The Evidence (2008), Arch Dis Child 2008;93:554–557.
York County Community Conversation Planning Team
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BUILDING CARING... Day of Caring 2013 Day of Caring 2013 took place on June 5th, 2013 and was a tremendous success with 89 projects completed by 1,005 volunteers! Volunteers worked on projects at 46 organizations, including building a playground, developing trails at a local elementary school and constructing an outdoor classroom at a local middle school. The estimated worth of volunteer time on this one day was $127,300. Unum Day of Caring project team
Keep York County Warm 2013 The Keep York County Warm project brings together teams of community volunteers to help sponsor and install weatherization kits for low-income and disabled homeowners. In 2013, we partnered with Habitat for Humanity to provide an even higher quality service to residents. This included more in-depth services such as ventilation and foundation work. Altogether, 22 homes were weatherized with 66 custom-fit window inserts built and installed. Over the winter, this will save homeowners approximately $1,091 in heating costs.
Service Enterprise Pilot In 2013, United Way of York County and the Maine State Commission for Community Service applied for a nationally competitive grant to participate in a pilot program that supports community engagement at local nonprofit organizations. We were selected as one of fifteen national pilot sites by the Points of Light Institute to conduct the Service Enterprise Initiative. United Way of York County is working with six nonprofit organizations in York County to provide assessment, training and consulting regarding community engagement practices. Organizations who successfully become Service Enterprises have been found to have a 600% return on investment to more effectively carry out their mission.
LoriJean Mantooth, POLF; Pam Zeutenhorst, MCCS; Tricia Thompson, POLF and Meaghan Arzberger, UWYC
Dave Mann Weather Proofing, Keep York County Warm
Shae Horrigan, Youth Spirit of Service Award recipient announced at 2013 Day of Caring
AND CAPACITY. 2-1-1 Maineâ€™s 2-1-1 service was launched in July 2006 and is a partnership between United Ways of Maine, the State of Maine, and The Opportunity Alliance. Eleven Call Specialists provide information and referrals 24/7, 365 days a years. Six Resource Coordinators, including one based here at United Way of York County, keep the database of over 8,000 Maine services current and accurate. Besides linking people in need with appropriate services, 2-1-1 Maine also serves as an emergency response support focal point, a statewide community planning tool, a link for volunteers and organizations, and it reports unmet needs back to the communities. During times of natural disasters, 2-1-1 serves as central call-in for people in need and volunteers wishing to respond during the crisis. This year, 71,370 total calls to 2-1-1 were received statewide with 6,709 coming from York County. Over the winter months, more than 600 calls were received from people in York County looking for assistance with winter needs: heat, food and utilities. The graph (shown at left) compares calls to 2-1-1 this winter to last winter.
Day of Caring Planning Committee 2013
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COLLECTIVELY WE ARE The spirit of generosity and the desire to build a stronger community for all who live and work here began with the thousands of friends who donated over $1.2 million to make this year’s annual LE Team: Link, Matt, Brandy, Maryanna, Community Campaign and Tricia a success. Patsy Aprile, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Southern Maine Health Care, chaired the 2013 campaign and helped to build a thoughtful plan for strengthening existing relationships and building new ones with our community supporters. Raising these dollars was critical to the success of United Way of York County’s strategic investments in Education, Income and Health – allowing us to invest resources where the need is greatest and create needlemoving change in our community. Our Loaned Executive team of five passionate and energized individuals was loaned or sponsored by York County companies. This team managed campaigns at 120 businesses, non-profits, school districts, and municipalities and also helped raise over $5,100 from our online auction thanks to the generosity of numerous in-kind contributions from local small businesses and individuals. The annual Campaign Finale was held on November 20th at the Sanford-Springvale YMCA’s new expansion space. This was a festive opportunity to thank our donors, volunteers and workplace representatives from companies who take part in the United Way of York County Community Campaign.
2013 Loaned Executive Team Maryanna Arsenault
Loaned by: Homehealth Visiting Nurses
Loaned by: Hannaford Supermarkets
Sponsored by: Kennebunk Savings, Southern Maine Health Care, Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, Sanford Institution for Savings
Loaned by: Unum
Loaned by: Unum
2013 Community Campaign Stats • Over $1.2 million raised • 120 organizations raised dollars through a workplace campaign • Over 4,500 individual donors • Over 180 leadership donors • 5 loaned executives • 5 new organizations raising dollars through a workplace campaign
2013 Top 10 Workplace Campaigns • Pratt & Whitney • Kennebunk Savings • Hannaford Supermarkets • Hussey Seating Company • Southern Maine Health Care • Baker Company
• Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution • Corning Incorporated • Wasco Products, Inc. • United Parcel Service
Several 2013 Community Campaign Awards were given out to highlight organizations for their high achievements with their local campaign. Recipients included: • Making Strides Award to The Town of Wells • Creative and Energetic Campaign Award to coordinator Lisa Williamson of Hannaford – Saco • Giving Back Award to Tom’s of Maine • Campaign Coordinator Rookie of the Year Award to Stacey Anderson of Hussey Seating Company • Leading by Example Award to Kennebunk Savings • Model Campaign Award to Pratt & Whitney
Lisa Williamson, Hannaford-Saco and Brandy Bourassa, Loaned Executive
STRONGER TOGETHER Wise Stewardship of Resources 2013 Statement of Activities (unaudited)
2013 United Way of York County’s Community Impact
REVENUE Campaign (net)
427 parents received
892 uninsured or
provided to families
underinsured residents received health care
readers improving early literacy
Designations from other UWs
parenting and family communication skills training
completed in one day
Sponsorships & gifts Investment & miscellaneous income Contributed goods & services TOTAL REVENUE
22,550 20,758 5,000 1,430,112
572 weeks of quality childcare provided
4,674 students educated about personal safety and abuse prevention
684 residents able to meet their emergency needs
647 hours of legal assistance provided to vulnerable populations
997 prescriptions were ﬁlled at no cost
1,836 hours of counseling were provided to children/adults
shares provided fresh produce to limited income seniors (through Partners for a Hunger-Free York County)
$127,300 = Estimated value of volunteer time
EXPENSES Community Impact work Program investments Day of Caring Grant-funded projects Community Impact & Volunteer Center subtotal
Funded Program Investments
Day of Caring
UWYC’s Community Impact and Volunteer Center Operations UWYC’s Resource Development and Administrative Operations
270,242 1,162,800 150,943
2013 Financial Highlights (unaudited) • A balanced budget was adopted by the Board for 2013, following four years of deficit budgets invested in the 20082012 Strategic Plan initiatives. • The year ended with a small ($22,000) surplus in the operating fund. • Over $200,000 of grant funds were raised for targeted projects focused on hunger insecurity, youth engagement, and fuel assistance, among others. • Campaign revenues exceeded 2012 results, but did not reach our 2013 budget, and a number of significant new and increased gifts were received. • Gifts received in memory of John Kittredge exceeded $5,000. • $1,162,800 was invested in York County through program investments, grantfunded projects, and Day of Caring – improving the lives of some of our most vulnerable citizens.
Recipients of 2013 Model Campaign Award given to Pratt & Whitney. Pictured (l-r) are Dave and Patti Derro, Mike Papp, Joyce Perschy, Jassy Smith, and Adam Harmon
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GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER. Our Leaders’ Circle members, those who contribute $1,000 or more to United Way, play an integral role in our ability to make a positive, lasting change in people’s lives. On behalf of everyone who will benefit from your generosity, United Way of York County thanks you. TOCQUEVILLE: $10,000 & ABOVE Robert Bauman Family Foundation John & Brenda Johnson Judy & Tony King
PLATINUM: $5,000-$9,999 Don & Barbara Boutin Jack & Sally McGarry Bradford & Jennifer Paige
Steven & Kari Byrnes Mr. & Mrs. Closson* Mr. & Mrs. Donald Dube* David Green & Barbara Bealer
Patricia Aprile Dennis & Pam Eagleson David & Alice Eagleson Jim Fitzgerald & Betsy Ames-Fitzgerald Steven & Linda Hanna Sara E. Harvard George & Mariette Lambert Chris & Roz Magnuson Martha & David Moravick
Mr. Jeffrey Allen Mr. Richard E. Barnes Ms. Linda Bishop Mr. Blaine Boudreau Dennis & Becky Byrd Dr. & Mrs. Robert Card* Mal & Michele Davis Thomas W. Fenderson Jr. Susan & Leon Hadiaris Tim Hussey & Marcia Landry Mary Susan Leahy & Charles F. Leahy Ms. Vicki Lyons Ken & Beth Marass Gary & Tina Merrill
Mrs. Cornelia Kittredge Fletcher & Katherine Kittredge
H. Van Richard Ann Spaulding Erik & Mary Jo Van Der Kaay
David & Rosemarie Hines Deborah & Charles Petersen William S. Richards Anonymous (2) Mr. & Mrs. Allen Morgan, Jr. Drs. Gregory A. Leach & Mary M. O’Hare Ms. Elizabeth D. Smith Bob & Nance Sullivan Jeffery M. Wittman Anonymous (4)
Mike & Susan Mesick Mark Mickeriz Michael A. Papp Mrs. Ann Marie Patterson Mr. Christopher Robinson Ms. Pamela Beth Smith Oliver Mr. & Mrs. William M. Williams Paul & Judy Wolf Anonymous (6)
Dr. Michael Albaum & Dr. Tammi Bittler Eric & Meaghan Arzberger William F. Babin Clifford & Anne Babkirk Ruth & Steve Barrett Mr. Kevin Bartlett Ms. Amanda Baston Robert & Lois Baylis Norman D. Belair Lorraine & Clayton Boston Kerry & Deborah Briggs John D. Bubier Pat Camire, RN John & Ellen Carpenter Mrs. Teresa A. Cataldi Deborah L. Chipperfield Linda S. Chisholm Patricia A. Clark Timothy R. Corbeil John M. & Nancy C. Cummings Leo & Rosemary Dionne Molly Donovan Daniel L. Dubois Frank S. Duggan Ms. Barbara T. Edmond James T. Eickmann Robert & Maryanne Foley Helen & Marc Fournier Richard Fournier Jeffrey R. Frank Mrs. Susan Gagnon David & Clair Ganter Eric & Pam Gates Gould Family Fund of the Maine Community Foundation Mr. & Mrs. David L. Hardwick Mrs. Linda E. Harper Elliot Hollis Lynn C. Howe Ms. Anne E. Hussey David & DeDe Jagger Terri Jalbert & Tim Donahue
Steve & Kendra Keegan Laurie & Jud Knox Donald Labelle Robin & Rich LaBonte Rick Lachance Ann Lindsay Mr. & Mrs. Ray Mailhot Ed & Shirley McGeachey Mr. Timothy J. McMachen Deborah Morton Rebecca Moulin Martha A. Muldoon Mr. Kenneth T. Murray Mr. & Mrs. Timothy O’Brien Alan & Cary Cartwright Max D. Pelkey Donna & Stephen Pelletier Mr. & Mrs. Gary J. Perschy Dodie & Brian Phillips John Phylis Todd & Hien Pierce Karen Pierce-Stewart Tammy L. Powell Rebecca S. Richardson Mrs. Wanda L. Roberts Frederick & Cushing Samp Kevin & Kathryn Savage Ralph & Isabel Schmedemann Ms. Stephanie Smith Bill & Carolyn Southwick Peg & Dan Stansfield Sharon A. Staz Betsy T. Stevens Mr. Brandan J. Sughrue Charles & Karen Sumner Cynthia Talbot Rene G. Thibeault Geoffrey & Rachel Titherington Nicole Labbe-Trufant Barb & Roger Wentworth* Rick Wileman Anonymous (39)
*Portion of gift was given in memory of John Kittredge
VOLUNTEER DRIVEN. Volunteers are at the core of everything we do. In addition to their generous financial contributions in 2013, over 7,100 people donated 40,329 hours of volunteer service through United Way of York County. This totals $686,802 of donated service over the course of the year. 2013 Community Review Team
Michelle Boucher, Unum Laurie Cluff, TD North SueEllen Chamberlain, HomeHealth Visiting Nurses Jennifer Johnson, Kennebunk Savings Margaret Jones, Consultant Katie Kondrat, Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine Stuart D. Lyons, Baker Newman Noyes Martha Muldoon, Strategic Marketing and Communications
2013 Community Impact Council
Chair, Margaret Jones, Consultant Linda Bishop, Jagger Brothers Don Boutin, Unum Maryann Corsello, Ph.D., REACH Philip Printz, Early Childhood Consultant Paul Wolf, Kennebunk Savings
2013 Day of Caring Committee
Chair, Andrew Lederer, Kennebunk Savings Linda Bishop, Jagger Brothers Jeff Fowler, Community Volunteer Stephanie Gildart, Kennebunk Savings Cari Giroux, Unum Floyd Howes, Boise Shannon Kashinsky, PeoplesChoice Bonnie Leslie, WABAN Tabetha Leach, TL Designs David Moravick, Kennebunk Savings David Mount, Community Volunteer Gary Perschy, Pratt & Whitney Jay St. John, Biddeford Savings Nicole Dube, Eastern Mechanical, Inc. Doug Ellis, Community Volunteer Josh Blier, Norway Savings Jennifer Bridges, Unum Gina Mosher, Southern Maine Health Care Ellen Murphy, Unum
2013 Eligibility Workgroup
Chair, David Hines, H.M. Payson & Co. Doug Ellis, Community Volunteer George Lambert, Community Volunteer Stu Flavin, Community Volunteer Cindy Ferrick, Community Volunteer Ken Murray, Community Volunteer Beth Sandmire, Community Volunteer
2013 Finance Committee
Chair, Michael Brigham, Immucell Leanna Fleming, University of New England Ann Hebert, Kennebunk Savings Nicole Trufant, University of New England Jeannine Lepitre, Counseling Services, Inc. Ann Peterson, R.M. Davis Paul R. Wainman, Kleinfeld Paper
2013 Human Resources Workgroup
Chair, Peg Stansfield, Kennebunk Savings Lorraine Bouchard, Southern Maine Health Care Steve Howe, Pratt & Whitney Diane Tousignant, Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution Denise Van Campen, MSAD #60 Kathy Verrill, Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution
2013 United Way Campaign Committee Chair, Patsy Aprile, Southern Maine Health Care Steven Byrnes, Kennebunk Savings John Carpenter, Development Counsel David Derro, Pratt & Whitney Andrew Dolloff, RSU #21 Mike Knowles, Bergen & Parkinson, LLC Tabetha Leach, TL Designs Charles Petersen, Biddeford Savings Bank Karen Pierce-Stewart, Cancer Care Center of York County
2013 UWYC Organizational Volunteers Patti Derro Ken Murray Peg Nelson Laurel Russell
2013 York County Early Childhood Coalition
Chair, Philip Printz, Early Childhood Consultant Sue Bastile, Wells Elementary School MaryLou Beaver, Every Child Matters Pam Belisle, Parent Resource Center Paulette Bonneau, Biddeford Schools Suzanne Craig, Kennebunk Parks and Recreation Pre-School Tracee Golet, Maine Families York County Melissa Galioto, CDS Roycean Garnett, York County Head Start Betty Graffam, York County Community Action Corp. Bill Hager, Child Care Services of York County Marti Hess Pomber, Sanford Schools Leah Paltanawick, Kids Free to Grow Jen Quimby, WIC Sharon Remick, Sanford Schools Ro-Jean Straw, York County Community College Cheryl Walker, Early Childhood Consultant Kelli Wedgewood, Kids Free to Grow Todd Winship, Catholic Charities Maine
2013 York County Youth Financial Education Fund
Paula Abramson, Adult Education of the Kennebunks and Arundel Roger Guerin, Sanford Institution for Savings David Jagger, Jagger Brothers Chris Magnuson, Wasco Products Paul Wolf, Kennebunk Investment Services
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