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2016 Annual Report to the Community

2016-2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS David Derro, Chair Pratt & Whitney Michael Brigham, Vice Chair ImmuCell Anthony Cataldi, Treasurer SIS Bank Andy Orazio, Secretary Sanford-Springvale YMCA


Nicole Trufant, Ethics Officer University of New England

We are pleased to share United Way of York County’s 2016 Annual Report with you. The organization has come a long way since its inception in 1986. Now 30 years later, there is much that has been accomplished and more that we can do together to continue to build a strong community for all. With the help of donors, workplace partners and the community at large, United Way of York County has raised more than $36 million since that first year. These resources have flowed back into the community in the form of mobilized and skilled volunteers, supplies to start the school year right, resources to improve the condition of vulnerable populations and grants to support programs serving people when they need it most. The foundation of our community-informed strategic plan targets issues that will help our community grow and prosper. As Board Chair and a business leader, Dave has often said that taking action to ensure we get the children of today ready for the workforce of tomorrow is critically important. Making sure that children get that great start by supporting initiatives that target early childhood growth and development paves the way to later success.

Patricia Aprile, Past Chair Southern Maine Health Care Brian Ballute Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution Michelle Boucher Unum John Carpenter Development Counsel Jonathan Carter Town of Wells Todd Cesca Charter Oak Capital Management Jonathan Hussey Hussey Seating Company Christopher Indorf Biddeford School Department Peg Stansfield Kennebunk Savings


Thanks to your support, more children are ready for success, more youth are helping solve challenges in their community, and more people, young and old, are receiving the food and other essential resources they need to remain independent and healthy.

Chiara Cyr, Resource Development Manager

As always, we can do MORE TOGETHER!

Lora Kline, Community Impact Director for Children & Families

Jason Ketterick, Community Impact Director for Youth & Volunteers

Fiona Robinson, Marketing and Donor Development Senior Manager


Vicki Swerdlow, Director of Finance & Operations Barb Wentworth, President & CEO

David J. Derro, Chair, Board of Directors

Barb Wentworth, President & CEO


Ensuring that all children have the best start for lifelong learning and success

BB The early years of a child’s life are the most critical learning period, building a foundation for success in school and in life. In 2016, only 33% of Maine students entering fourth grade were reading proficiently. Poor reading skills impact on-time graduation rates.

UW YC’S C OMMUNIT Y IMPACT: • Invests more than $295,000 in childcare, early literacy, and other Bright Beginnings programs. • Facilitates the only Early Childhood Coalition in Maine. • Trains Volunteer Readers to support early literacy for students through third grade. • Operates Tools4Schools, an annual program that provides more than 800 free backpacks full of supplies to school children.


Building stronger community citizens by engaging youth through service and philanthropy

CY Empowering youth and allowing them to participate in volunteer activities benefits youth and the whole community. The likelihood that teens and young adults feel disconnected is cut in half when they volunteer.


Invests more than $90,000 in mentoring, youth leadership, and other Connected Youth programs. Develops relationships with school districts, colleges, and nonprofits to expand volunteer service opportunities for youth. Engages schools in planning, developing and executing Days of Service on campus and in local communities.


Increasing the health and well-being of children and seniors through access to nutritious food



Invests over $68,000 in Healthy Foods programs to meet the needs of children and seniors. Is a founding member of Partners for a Hunger-Free York County. Assesses emerging needs and develops community-based responses such as the weekend food backpack coalition.

Approximately 8% of York County seniors experience food insecurity. This rate and the senior population is projected to double by 2025. In York County, approximately 40% of school-age children qualify for free or reduced-rate meals, and their families live in a food insecure environment. The insecurity contributes to increased stress, poorer health, and lower performance in school.









Investing in programs that address priorities, strengthen families, and meet basic needs

SS Families in our community experience both generational and transitional poverty. The York County poverty rate is approximately 11%. When families are supported in a time of crisis, they can focus on resolving the immediate issue.


Invests more than $185,000 in Supportive Service programs that meet basic needs. Builds the capacity of other nonprofits to stretch resources. The annual Day of Caring mobilizes 1,000 volunteers to complete needed projects. Distributes emergency food and shelter and Keep ME Warm resources across the county.


Achieving our mission through efficient operations, fundraising success, compelling messages, and the significant engagement of volunteers United Way of York County advances Operational Success by: • • • •

Ensuring fiscal responsibility and cost-effective operations. Executing a successful fundraising campaign that increases knowledge, engagement and giving. Promoting and highlighting United Way of York County through a multi-media strategy. Recruiting, maintaining and providing high quality support to volunteers by connecting them to opportunities to leverage their skills for maximum community impact.

OS THE MULTIPLIER EFFECT When you give to United Way of York County:

$1 = $4.33* * in grants, volunteer time, services to the community



Back in 1986, community leaders, including employers such as Phil Hussey and Hussey Seating were thinking about the community more broadly than one town or another. They wanted a United Way that better reflected that view. Those discussions led to the merging of two smaller Community Chests/early United Ways, one in Sanford and one in Biddeford. They merged and settled on Kennebunk for the new organization’s home base. In 1989, Hussey Seating began a dollar for dollar match for employee giving to United Way.

2016 Elise Kittredge Award goes to Hussey Family 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.

Hussey family members have dedicated many hours to United Way: Phil, Martha, Tim, Rich and Jon have served on the Board of Directors and have chaired many different committees. Anne joined United Way of York County in 1999 as a loaned executive. After 30 years, Hussey Seating Co. and its employees have contributed $1,676,083 to United Way of York County. Thank you for your dedication to building a thriving York County!

Spirit of Service goes to Donnell and Vet to Vet Program

Daniel Donnell, a York Hspital volunteer, and members of the Vet to Vet Program at Southern Maine Agency on Aging were presented with Spirit of Service Awards by the United Way of York County and Kennebunk Savings at the annual Finale event in November. The Spirit of Service recognizes individuals and groups who make a difference by giving their time and talents through volunteerism. Kennebunk Savings gives $500 to each award recipient to donate to the charity of their choice. Daniel Donnell, 98, has volunteered more than 3,575 service hours to York Hospital over the past 11 years. Since June 2014, the Vet to Vet volunteers have spent almost 1,500 hours on their mission to make a difference in the lives of fellow veterans.

United Way of York County, in partnership with Kennebunk Savings, awarded Owen W illiams of Biddeford the 2016 Youth Spirit of Service Award for his commitment to service and impact in our community. The Youth Spirit of Service Award is given annually to a young volunteer with high commitment, a large impact on our community, and service beyond others performing similar work. A senior at Biddeford High School, Owen spent many years volunteering as a Teacher’s Aide and was an active member of the Interact Club. He volunteers with several nonprofits outside of school, including UWYC’s Day of Caring, Toys for Tots, the Thanksgiving Turkey Drive, Thanksgiving Food Drive and Biddeford Food Pantry. In recognition of Owen’s service, the Kennebunk Savings Bank Foundation awarded $250 to Owen’s charity of choice, Biddeford Food Pantry, and he received $250 for educational expenses.



2016 Campaign Associates From left to right, Heather Rouleau, lent by Hannaford (Wells store); Bobbi-Jo Micucci, lent by Unum; Fran Connolly, sponsored by Unum, Southern Maine Health Care and Saco & Biddeford Savings; Nancy Trottier, sponsored by Pratt & Whitney and Kennebunk Savings

30th “Reunion” Campaign Superlative Awards Most Organized: Connie Ranson, City of Biddeford Miss Congeniality: Missy Nadeau, Southern Maine Health Care Most Athletic: Pratt & Whitney Best Smile: Nicole Dube, Eastern Mechanical Best Sense of Humor: Kennebunk Savings Most Spirited: Hussey Seating Company Class Overachiever: Lori Ross, Rubb Building Systems Biggest Dreamer: Wasco Products Best Sportsmanship: Hilary Leonhard, York Hospital Dynamic Duo: Deb Desmarais and Deb Googins, CMP Co.

▲ Scooping for a Cause Biddeford Savings won the third annual York County savings banks Ice Cream Challenge. Bank Presidents served ice cream to Biddeford Savings staff as part of the friendly competition aimed at increasing donations to United Way of York County. Pictured from left to right are: Kevin Savage of Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, Charles Peterson of Biddeford Savings, Brad Paige of Kennebunk Savings and Mark Mickeriz of SIS Bank.

Best Personality: C.D. Armstrong, Deering Lumber Most Welcoming: Sweetser Class Brains: Baker Company Most Likely to Succeed: Edison Press Best Excused Absence: Bronwyn Barnett, Community Bicycle Center


Community Review Team Brian Ballute Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution Michelle Boucher Unum SueEllen Chamberlain Maine Healthcare at Home Laurie Cluff TD Bank Jim Fitzgerald Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Nancy Harrison Kids Free to Grow Jonathan Hussey Hussey Seating Company, Chair Rosemary Lavoie Unum Louise Sandmeyer Community Volunteer Scott Taggersell Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare Melanie Wendell, Gorham Savings Bank

Day of Caring Committee Joyce Boucher Community Volunteer Jennifer Bridges Unum Patti Derro Community Volunteer Nicole Dube Eastern Mechanical, Co-Chair Doug Ellis Community Volunteer Katie Fisher Community Volunteer, Sponsorship/Kickoff Chair Jeff Fowler Community Volunteer Cari Giroux Unum, Volunteers Chair Floyd & Gale Howes Community Volunteers Tabetha Leach Community Volunteer, Co-Chair Bonnie Leslie WABAN Ellen Murphy Unum Jay St. John Biddeford Savings Eligibility Review Team Barb Belik Bergen Parkinson LLC Cindy Ferrick Anthem BCBS, Chair Doug Ellis Community Volunteer Louise Sandmeyer Community Volunteer Wendy LeBright Kennebunk Savings

Finance Committee Michael Brigham Immucell, Treasurer & Chair (Jan-May) Jonathan Carter Town of Wells Anthony Cataldi SIS, Treasurer & Chair (Jun-Dec) Dave Cole Hannaford Leanna Fleming New Hampshire Institute of Art Beth Madore University of New England Betsy Smith Community Volunteer Human Resources Committee Kim Kuusela Hannaford Diane Labrie Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution Janice Nadeau Sweetser Peg Stansfield Kennebunk Savings Nicole Trufant University of New England, Chair UWYC Organizational Volunteers Patti Derro Doug Ellis Jeff Fowler Kathy Klingaman Ellen Mokler Ken Murray Peg Nelson Sharon Staz

Campaign Cabinet Dave Derro Pratt & Whitney Chris Indorf Biddeford School Department, Vice Chair Jen Johnson Kennebunk Savings Kim LaChance Southern Maine Health Care Cindy Richards Pratt & Whitney Jassy Smith Pratt & Whitney Peg Stansfield Kennebunk Savings, Chair

Nicole Dube, Jennifer Bridges, Ellen Murphy, Day of Caring Committee

Don Burgess, SMHC Center for Developmental Medicine, YCECC York County Early Childhood Coalition MaryLou Beaver Every Child Matters Don Burgess SMHC Center for Developmental Medicine Shannon Cotter SMHC Center for Developmental Medicine Roycean Garnett SMHC Maine Families York County Shilo Goodhue Child Development Services Bill Hager Community Volunteer Nancy Harrison Kids Free to Grow Nicole Kaszubinski Eliot Elementary Pre-Kindergarten Lora Kline United Way of York County Charley LaFlamme Community Volunteer Jennifer Martel-Pettit York County Community Action (YCCAC) - Early Head Start/ Head Start Katie Schindler St. George’s Child Care Center Cheryl Walker Community Volunteer, Facilitator Todd Winship St. Louis Child Development Center Janice Zurlo The Center for Grieving Children


$1.29 million raised

180 workplace campaigns

3,600 Donors, including 188 Leaders’ Circle givers

MONEY RAISED Other Income $28,387 Designations $141,400

In-Kind Contributions $50,740

Grants & Sponsorships $71,033

Campaign (Net) $1,083,905


Program Investments $671,000

Grant-Funded Work $87,961

In-Kind Materials $42,900

Fundraising & Administration $246,533

Community Impact & Volunteer Center $322,292

Organizations eligible for UWYC program investments may also participate in federal and state combined campaigns through the UWYC federation. UWYC does not charge membership dues and/or service charges to those organizations who participate as members.

OUR VISION York County is a strong, healthy community created by people caring for one another.

OUR MISSION United Way of York County strengthens community conditions by bringing people and resources together to effect longlasting changes that improve lives.

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