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United Way of the CSRA 2014 Annual Report

STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY United Way of the CSRA, Inc.


2014 ANNUAL REPORT

United Way of the CSRA, Inc.

OUR MISSION

OUR VISION

United Way of the CSRA improves life in our community by maximizing the impact of charitable contributions.

United Way of the CSRA is the leader in identifying health and human service needs and securing resources to meet these needs.


TABLE OF CONTENTS LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY.............................................................................................................................................. 1 2014 A YEAR IN REVIEW

2014 Annual Meeting............................................................................................................................................................ 2 2nd Annual United Way Basketball Tournament.................................................................................................................... 3 2014 Project Serve Day of Caring.......................................................................................................................................... 4 3rd Annual United Way Charity Golf Classic.......................................................................................................................... 5 2014 Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive................................................................................................................................ 6 2014 Burke County Campaign Kickoff................................................................................................................................... 7 2014 CSRA Campaign Kickoff............................................................................................................................................... 8 2014 Employee Workplace Campaigns.................................................................................................................................. 9

STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF LOCAL SUPPORTERS

Helping Youth Succeed...................................................................................................................................................10-11 Promoting Health and Wellness......................................................................................................................................12-13 Strengthening Families and Individuals........................................................................................................................14-15 Providing Basic Needs...................................................................................................................................................16-17

STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY THROUGH SPECIAL GRANTS, COLLABORATIONS, AND INITIATIVES

Grants Secured In 2014...................................................................................................................................................... 18 AmeriCorps VISTAs Strengthening the Community.............................................................................................................. 19 VISTAs Partner to Fight Childhood Hunger........................................................................................................................... 20

STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY THROUGH THE CARING POWER OF VOLUNTEERS AND PARTNERS

2014 Board of Directors...................................................................................................................................................... 21 2014 CSRA Campaign Cabinet........................................................................................................................................... 22 2014 Burke County Cabinet................................................................................................................................................ 22 2014 Partners for Good....................................................................................................................................................... 23 2014 Media Partners........................................................................................................................................................... 23 2014 Small Business Partners............................................................................................................................................ 24 2014 Caring Club速 Participating Merchants..................................................................................................................... 24 2014 Partner Agencies........................................................................................................................................................ 25 Your United Way Team......................................................................................................................................................... 25

TOTAL RESOURCES............................................................................................................................................................. 26 2014 BALANCE SHEET....................................................................................................................................................... 26 PREMIERE, PRESENTING, AND PRESIDENTIAL SPONSORS...............................................................................27-30

This Annual Report is dedicated to the memory of two very special United Way friends.

Mr. Hugh Phillips Greene, Jr.

Mr. Gerald (Jerry) Sapp

May 26, 1947 - September 3, 2014

November 14, 1947 - February 3, 2015


LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY Dear Community Partner: If it’s true that a community can be judged by the way it responds to the needs of its less fortunate citizens, then the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) has many reasons to be proud. We come together with a common purpose of improving lives and inspiring hope, and in doing so we strengthen our entire community. Your United Way, as the second largest funding source of health and human services in the CSRA, second only to the government, carefully invests resources to make the greatest possible impact. Instead of focusing on one single issue, we address multiple needs, which makes your investment through United Way most impactful. In 2014, we funded more than 40 vital programs that teach, challenge, and build character…programs that promote self-sufficiency by lending a hand-up, not a handout. Through your generosity, thousands of children, families, senior citizens, and others received critical assistance. Many residents also found assistance through 2-1-1, United Way’s free 24-hour information referral and crisis helpline. Others were helped through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, the FamilyWize Prescription Discount program, and other important programs, the impact of which you’ll see highlighted in the pages of our annual report. You will read the story of Nathan and Marie, as well as others helped by your generous gifts. Collectively, we have shown what the power-of-one person reaching out to another can do and demonstrated how small gifts can accomplish large goals. As Board Chair, I am continually inspired by the work accomplished through our partner agencies, and we should all be encouraged by United Way’s strategic direction. I am grateful for the leadership of the United Way Board of Directors. They provide steady steering in these changing times. I am also grateful for you, a valued stakeholder in the United Way system. With your support, we will continue to work together to change lives and build a stronger, healthier, safer community where all individuals and families thrive.

I thank you for partnering with us in this important work! Sincerely,

Zack Daffin 2014 Chairman of the Board United Way of the CSRA

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United Way Treats Guests to a Derby Party In The Park It’s the celebration that gets bigger and better every year! And for the 2014 Annual Meeting, over 600 community friends and supporters joined United Way of the CSRA at the Augusta Marriott to celebrate the culmination of United Way’s Derby Season with a “Party In the Park”. Guests were treated to special entertainment presented by the Hephzibah High School Choir… amidst a Central Park setting filled with cherry blossoms and parasols.

RECIPIENTS OF THE 2014 EXEMPLARY CAMPAIGN AWARDS: Award of Excellence Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

Spirit of Community Award Southern Nuclear Operating Company — Plant Vogtle

Pillar Circle Awards

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Club Car International Paper Kellogg’s Publix Super Markets Southern Nuclear Operating Company Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Fort Gordon U.S. Department of Energy


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2nd Annual United Way Basketball Tournament Big Success! With eight local teams participating in a two-day basketball playoff at the Paine College HEAL Complex, The Family Y took home the Championship trophy with a 48 to 45 win over American Family Insurance. Competing teams included: American Family Insurance, Electrolux, The Family Y, The Holy Rollers(HP Trucking and Tabernacle Baptist Church), Kellogg’s, Paine College, Team Excavating, and Television Park All Stars (WJBF).

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Project Serve Day Of Caring Another Huge Success In April 2014, 350 employees stepped up to spend the day at local nonprofit agencies for United Way’s 14th Annual “Project Serve” day-of-caring. These volunteers generously donated their time, energy, and labor to accomplish tasks ranging from landscaping and repairing buildings to painting and installing shelving. In all, volunteers from 22 companies contributed more than 2,800 hours of volunteer service and completed projects at 18 local nonprofit agencies.

350 VOLUNTEERS DONATED

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Teeing Up For A Worthy Cause Thanks to the generosity of Club Car, the 3rd Annual United Way Charity Golf Classic, which attracted 198 players to Champions Retreat Golf Club in Evans, raised $65,200 through participation and sponsorships. Ingersoll Rand matched that amount to bring the total contribution to nearly $130,400, more than doubling the inaugural event in 2012 when 128 players participated.

CLUB CAR

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“STUFF THE BUS” Scores A+ For Local Students! “Stuff the Bus” school supply drives in July 2014 started students on the right path for a successful school year. United Way hosted drives at The Kroc Center, Waynesboro Walmart, Wrightsboro Road Walmart, and Bobby Jones Walmart. Together, the four events collected school supplies valued at over $26,300 for at-risk students in Burke, Columbia, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Richmond Counties.

Each year, as we conclude the Campaign at the Annual Meeting, a select group of companies are honored for going above and beyond in running exemplary workplace campaigns. Honorees of the 2014 awards include: Award of Excellence Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

STUFF THE BUS Spirit of Community Award Southern Nuclear Operating Company – Plant Vogtle

COLLECTED A RECORD-BREAKING

$26,300 $100,000 Award Club Car

International Paper

IN SCHOOL SUPPLIES Kelloggs

Publix Super Markets

Operating Company TO Southern HELPNuclear LOCAL STUDENTS. Fort Gordon U.S. Department of Energy 4

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Burke County Superheroes Enjoy A Successful Kickoff! Burke County’s 12th Annual Kickoff started in a flash with music performed by “The Pride of Burke County” band from Burke County High School. Waynesboro’s Mayor Pauline Jenkins challenged everyone to give to United Way’s campaign. An everyday hero and author of Unlikely Angel, Ashley Smith Robinson spoke about her life-changing experience of being held captive in Atlanta in 2005. Dr. Faye Hargrove, aka Wonder Woman, announced Burke County’s Campaign goal of $310,500 and asked all gathered to “Join the United Way Giving League”!

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Superheroes Converge on Bell Auditorium! Several Superheroes showed up at Bell Auditorium to greet guests at United Way’s 2014 CSRA Campaign Kickoff. Superman, aka Dr. Anthony Robinson, appeared on stage and then disappeared into a phone booth. He later emerged as Clark Kent, aka Zack Daffin, and presented Outstanding Strategic Partner awards to AT&T, Bank of America, Procter & Gamble, Publix, Wells Fargo, and UPS. United Way’s 2014 Campaign Chair, Dr. Faye Hargrove, aka Wonder Woman, challenged over 600 guests to unleash their inner Superhero to help raise $4.25 million to meet the needs of the local community.

Each year, as we Conclude the Campaign at the Annual Meeting, a select group of companies are honored for going above and beyond in running exemplary workplace campaigns. Honorees of the 2014 awards include:

COMMUNITY Award of Excellence Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

ENCOURAGED TO Spirit of Community Award Southern Nuclear Operating Company – Plant Vogtle

UNLEASH $100,000 Award Club Car

YOUR SUPERHERO! International Paper Kelloggs

Publix Super Markets

Southern Nuclear Operating Company Fort Gordon

U.S. Department of Energy

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Superheroes Unite To Raise $4.25 Million! Many local Superhero Companies answered the call to join United Way’s “Giving League” to raise $4.25 million in support of local health and human service programs. From golf and bowling tournaments to skits, dunking tanks, races, bake sales, and so much more, the companies really went the extra mile. We offer our deepest thanks to the Leadership at each company for their support, and to the many dedicated Employee Campaign Managers and the many Superheroes who worked hard to make their campaigns exciting, energetic, and successful.

COMPANIES PUT THE

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Strengthening Community Through the Generosity of Local Supporters Through the generosity of thousands of local contributors and supporters, United Way is able to fund programs that make a difference in the lives of local citizens every day. With your support, we provide critical funding for over 40 vital health and human service programs in our 23 partner agencies. United Way provides funding for programs that help youth succeed, strengthen families and individuals, provide basic needs, and promote health and wellness. Following are just a few of the successes made possible through the generosity of our many supporters.

Helping Youth Succeed Education is the single most influential factor in ensuring that children grow up to do as well as or better than their parents. But, with a high school student dropping out every 26 seconds nationally (7,000 a day), we are facing an impending crisis. That is why United Way of the CSRA invests in programs providing cradle-to-career support and removing barriers to youth succeeding.

[ Goal: Youth will have the academic, job, and social skills necessary to succeed in life. ] Program Successes  Provided a comprehensive youth development, after-school program and summer camp for 1,085 at-risk students with 90% performing at grade level. State standards on math and reading were met or exceeded by the majority of students (86% met or exceeded Reading CRCT; 79% met or exceeded Math CRCT).  Provided a tutoring and mentoring program for 60 students with over 98% progressing to the next grade level.

 Provided a teen leadership training program resulting in 93% of youth remaining in school and being promoted to the next grade level.

 Provided Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing programs for young people, designed to teach them to reach their full potential.

 Provided a youth violin program for 45 students which included three levels of instruction in the Suzuki method of playing the violin. Beginning class of 20 students scored stanine composite of 5.6; intermediate class of 13 scored 5.9; advanced class of 12 scored 6.4.

 Provided a voluntary community service program for local Boy Scouts, with over 16,000 hours of service performed.  Provided a year-round educational Girl Scout program reaching girls throughout the CSRA. Also, provided the Girl Scout program to those unable to participate in traditional troops or the outreach program.

Outcomes  At-risk youth demonstrated increased engagement in school, improved academic performance, and developed healthy habits and decision making skills.  Students demonstrated improved grades, improved AYP scores, improved conduct and attendance as evidenced by report cards, self reports, and reports from school officials and parents.  Youth acquired knowledge and skills learned in the following areas of character development - citizenship, leadership,

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mental and physical fitness – enabling them to reach their full potential.  Violin students developed more selfdiscipline, cooperative play, listening skills, and improvement in their ability to play the violin. Students grades 2 - 6 were tested with the Iowa Assessments Form E in the Spring of 2014. All 45 violin students achieved stanine scores above normal in Language Arts, Reading and Math. Composite score of stanine 6.

 Youth learned and demonstrated the importance of community and helping others through community service projects planned and executed by youth.  Educated and guided Boy Scouts in real life skills needed to succeed, focusing on training in citizenship and leadership plus social and emotional development.  Girls Scouts developed positive self-esteem and values, learned to identify community needs, and showed an increased interest in community service.


Following the Rules!

When ten year old Christian came to the Harlem-Grovetown Afterschool Program in 2013, he had difficulty adjusting to the rules and relating to his peers. Angry much of the time, he would throw things when he became mad or when he lost at sports, and the staff would have to separate him from the group. In an effort to help Christian get his anger under control, the program director encouraged him to come to her office and sit quietly when he became angry…until he could calm down. His visits to her office were frequent in the beginning. Eventually, Christian confided to a counselor that he felt dumb because he had not performed as well on tests as his siblings. This surprised the counselor because, although Christian had trouble focusing, he was actually quite bright. In an effort to help build his selfesteem, Christian was given extra responsibilities. When he finished his homework early – which was most days – he was asked to help younger students to complete their work and he also helped the teacher pass out papers. Over time, Christian has learned to better relate to his peers, and he now sees the value in helping others. Occasionally, he still gets upset, but now he goes to the office and sits quietly until he can calm himself. Christian is working hard to adhere to the rules and earn Dream Bucks for good behavior. He was very proud to be able to purchase Christmas gifts for his family with “dollars” he had earned in the afterschool program. Each day is a challenge, but Christian is making great progress with encouragement from the afterschool staff. Through funding provided by United Way for Columbia County Community Connections, Christian and many others will receive the guidance and support needed to help them graduate and become productive citizens.

Born Learning® Early Childhood Development Program United Way launched the Born Learning® early childhood development program locally in 2005 as a way to prepare young children birth through age five - to enter kindergarten ready to learn. Born Learning® is a United Way Worldwide public engagement campaign which consists of informational materials and an online resource site at www.bornlearning.org. It is designed to provide parents, caregivers, and communities with information about how to turn everyday activities, from running errands to doing laundry, into learning opportunities for young children. Born Learning® is built on the idea that children are born into this world learning, and that even the smallest interactions with parents, grandparents, and caregivers can encourage a child’s early educational development and serve as a foundation to promote school readiness. Designed to support parents and caregivers in their critical role as a child’s first teacher, Born Learning® educational materials are made available through the efforts of United Way and support our ongoing commitment of helping ensure school readiness.

Our Impact

 Distributed 2,500 Born Learning® educational materials at 100 community sites that included health and human service organizations, clinics, shelters, libraries, schools, daycares, DFCS, and Communities In Schools locations in 13 counties.  Participated in resource fairs and distributed 300 Born Learning educational packets to parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children - birth through age five - that will help them explore ways to enhance early learning.  Partnered with the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten campaign.

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Promoting Health and Wellness The pathway to a healthy life varies based on individual challenges – and the determinants of well-being extend beyond medical care to social and economic factors. By providing affordable health and dental care for those with little or no insurance, promoting positive behavior, and fostering supportive conditions at home and in the community, United Way of the CSRA is committed to providing the resources needed for local children and families to thrive.

[ Goal: Every person in our community will have the opportunity to achieve optimal health and wellness.] Program Successes  Provided affordable, quality, primary health care visits to more than 18,600 uninsured and medically underserved patients.  Processed laboratory and diagnostic tests for more than 6,700 uninsured and medically underserved patients.  Provided dental services to 150 uninsured or underserved patients.  Served over 460 hearing impaired patients. Provided hearing aids at no cost to 42 persons with hearing loss and no financial means. Provided 65 packs of batteries at no cost for clients with hearing aids, repaired

32 hearing aids, and performed 71 hearing evaluations.  Provided a state recognized peer support center where members recovering from emotional and mental disorders participated in activities that promote recovery.  Provided senior citizens with activities that build endurance and strengthen their extremities, with 75% increasing their physical well being. After six months, 30 senior citizens (37.5%) reported improved blood pressure levels.

for 1,178 physically or mentally challenged children and adults, allowing them to increase their physical skills and find success in living more independent lives.  Provided training for 4,132 individuals to recognize and report to any emergency situation. Issued 4,234 certifications in First Aid, AED, and CPR.  Provided youth recreation for over 2,400 children, allowing them to develop new physical as well as emotional skills through a variety of sport activities.

 Provided land and water therapy programs

Outcomes  Individuals with no health insurance and/ or limited access to health care received affordable, primary health care and affordable lab services and diagnostic tests.  Individuals with no dental insurance and/ or limited access to dental care received affordable dental screenings, hygiene services, and appropriate follow-up care.  Hearing-impaired individuals were able to communicate with family, friends, and others, improving psychological well-being and quality of life.  Individuals recovering from emotional and mental disorders received assistance in gaining skills and recovery modes that enable them to maintain their mental health recovery, eliminate mental health

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crises, and move into the community with sustainable employment.  Individuals diagnosed with mood disorders received training on administering prescribed medications and employing behavioral strategies in ways that will keep them out of jail and minimize their hospital visits.  Senior citizens (80%) demonstrated increased knowledge of the benefits of practicing good nutrition habits and 80% reported increased range of motion and flexibility.  Participants in the land and water therapy program increased their physical wellbeing through activities that build physical endurance and strength. Participants

also increased their independence and confidence due to special exercises and activities both in and out of the water.  Low-income individuals, nonprofit agencies, and other qualified individuals were trained and equipped to handle emergencies in their homes and workplaces, i.e. heart attack, choking, heat exhaustion, etc.  At-risk youth learned to eat healthy and improve their physical fitness and overall health.  Children learned new skills and participated in programs that increased their physical and emotional health.


Pangs of pain and hunger plaGue student! Marie, a full-time college student with a part-time job, was in a bit of a jam when a tooth chipped and the filling suddenly broke off. To make matters worse, the chipped tooth cut a big gash in the side of her tongue rendering her unable to eat. After a few days of pain and hunger, Marie realized she really needed to see a dentist. She began calling numerous dentists in an attempt to schedule an appointment, but because she had no insurance, she was unable to find timely dental care. She also discovered she would need to pay up front….an expense she could not afford! Through a fellow student, Marie learned about Christ Community Health Services where she was able to schedule an appointment quickly. When she arrived for her appointment…hungry and in pain, she learned that the tooth had also become infected. The dentist promptly replaced the lost filling and smoothed the chipped tooth. He also gave her antibiotics to control the infection before it spread and became more serious. Marie was so excited with the outcome and returned home looking forward to being able to eat again! “Without this clinic I would just have to wait because dental care is so expensive,” said Marie. “It also made it possible for me to continue working and keep up with my studies. A clinic like this really helps someone like me who can’t afford regular dental care.” United Way funding of the dental program at Christ Community Health Services makes it possible for people like Marie to get dental care when it’s needed.

FamilyWize Prescription Discount Partnership Over the past few years, 40% of people in the United States have either skipped filling a prescription or taken reduced doses because the medicine was too expensive. To address this, in July 2009 United Way of the CSRA joined more than 600 United Way agencies and other community partners from across the country to distribute free FamilyWize prescription discount cards. Since 2009, CSRA residents have saved more than $1,259,701 in prescription drug costs by using the FamilyWize cards. These free-of-charge prescription discount cards have been used 108,155 times throughout five local counties. Visit www.uwcsra.org to learn more and to rint a card.

Our Impact

 In 2014, the FREE FamilyWize cards provided much needed relief with great success, saving local CSRA residents $185,363 on the cost of their medicine.  FamilyWize cards were used 10,855 times last year by local residents in Burke, Columbia, Jefferson, Richmond and Wilkes Counties.

MORE THAN

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SAVED ON

PRESCRIPTIONS

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Strengthening Families and Individuals Many local residents walk a financial tightrope, working two or three jobs just to survive. Many are unable to weather an unexpected crisis such as unemployment, serious illness, or an abusive relationship. The difficulties so many local residents face underscore the importance of United Way’s focus on helping families and individuals improve their overall well-being. To achieve this, United Way funds programs that provide job skills training, affordable childcare, senior assistance, counseling services, autism support, and more.

[ Goal: Families and individuals will become more self-sufficient and able to contribute to society.] Program Successes  Provided over 20,110 hours of paid employment for disabled employees allowing them to earn a paycheck and live independent lives.

 Provided a safe and structured residential treatment program for homeless and lowincome women recovering from mental health and/or substance abuse disorders.

 Provided personal social adjustment training for 86 young adults living with Autism to enhance their potential for employment and quality of life.

 Provided life skill classes, parenting classes, and support groups for domestic violence clients.

 Provided job shadowing in community businesses to provide 59 disabled individuals with a variety of job training opportunities.  Provided counseling sessions to individuals with the goal of improving individual and family functionality.

 Provided therapeutic services for 368 child victims designed to help them recover and survive the traumatic stress and affects of sexual or severe physical abuse.

persons with disabilities independent living status.

maintained

 Provided income-based childcare for 147 children allowing their parents to work knowing their children were being cared for in safe and healthy environment.  Assisted 79 homeless men and women in becoming self-sufficient, productive citizens through individual life assessments, case management, goal setting, and job skills training.

 Provided low-income seniors with social, financial, and health benefits through the Senior Companion volunteer program. Approximately 42 homebound adults or

Outcomes  Developmentally disabled persons maintained employment and developed life and social skills to maintain independence.  Transitioning young adults on the Autism spectrum had monthly opportunities for recreation, social interaction, personal and social adjustment training, and life skills coaching to enhance their potential for employment and quality of life.  Participants served in the Job Sampling program exited the program with actual work experience in at least one type of employment that was new to them.  Individuals and families of low to middle income learned new skills to improve

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functioning at work, school, as parents, and in relationships.

volunteers maintained independent living status.

 Women entering the Ready for Work program had housing, supportive services, and achieved sobriety and stability.

 Families increased their well-being because they could work and/or go to school while knowing their children were in a caring and safe environment.

 Domestic violence victims gained knowledge and learned skills that will help them to become self sufficient.  The emotional trauma of child victims was reduced, specifically terror, anxiety, panic attacks, nightmares, bedwetting, and other trauma symptoms.  Eighty percent of (42 individuals) homebound, older adults or persons with disabilities served by Senior Companion

 Participants gained the skills, certifications, confidence, and capacity to compete in the job market.  Participants achieved gainful employment and/or enrolled in higher education courses. Additionally, participants began taking on responsibilities such as proper management of personal finances and healthy parenting.


Entrepreneur Is Born!

Little did Nathan know when he joined Easter Seal’s work training program that it would completely transform his life. Although he was diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder as an adolescent and has had to deal with Anxiety Disorder, he dreamed of attending college. Unfortunately, counselors along his way had discouraged these dreams, deeming him not strong enough academically or socially to succeed in a college environment. At Easter Seals, the staff worked with Nathan to develop his soft skills - his worker traits, and he was exposed to many types of work activities through the job sampling program, including customer service in a retail setting. With staff support, Nathan eventually found employment at a local grocery store where, after some coaching, he became a valued member of the customer service team. Nathan’s story doesn’t end there. He eventually went off to college and made it through his first year of studies. When he returned home for the summer, he was quickly offered summer employment at the same grocery story. He returned to college for the second term and completed his sophomore year. Upon returning home this past summer, Nathan decided he wanted to use his time more efficiently to help others, so he started his own business maintaining yards and doing odd jobs for seniors in his neighborhood. He gained lots of customers and felt great that he was able to help others. Nathan’s experience in customer service, as well as other skills gained through a United Way funded program at Easter Seals, has supported him in this entrepreneurial effort. Nathan obtained access to types of work he had never tried before and discovered untapped personal skills. Nathan’s family is so thankful for this program that turned their son’s life around. They are so proud of Nathan and now believe he will live a happy, productive life of service to others.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Brings Extra Resources Into The Community! A key part of United Way’s efforts to strengthen families is the VITA program. For the sixth year, United Way partnered with three other agencies to provide free tax preparation services for local residents. Through a $15,000 VITA grant provided by Walmart, United Way was able to partner with Action Ministries - Augusta, 30901 Development Corporation, and Augusta Technical College to help local residents who otherwise could not afford to pay to have their taxes prepared. By offering free income tax preparation and assistance with Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC), more than $1.1 Million was received last year in tax refunds. Through VITA, we were able to help ensure that eligible people receive tax refunds and tax credits allowing them to reduce debt, build savings, and pay for rent, child care, groceries, or other needs.

Our Impact

 953 applicants received free income tax preparation assistance.  $409,337 was received in Earned Income Tax Credits.  $1,157,946 was received in tax refunds by the applicants.

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Providing Basic Needs In today’s challenging economy, many local families find it difficult to afford basic human needs. Emotional stress, domestic violence, emergencies, and other overwhelming problems continue to impact local residents. To address these issues, United Way funds programs that provide shelter and hot meals for the homeless, emergency shelter and crisis intervention for victims of domestic violence, disaster relief and assistance, and so much more.

[Goal: Local residents will have their basic needs met for food, shelter, and safety.] Program Successes  Provided emergency assistance for 182 persons affected by disaster with 146 responses on the scene within two hours. Provided 2,184 days of groceries for those affected by disaster and educated 2,936 persons on disaster preparedness.  Provided a 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, and advocacy for over 6,000 victims of sexual assault.  Provided lodging, support, and comfort for over 500 families of pediatric patients, from

87 counties, receiving medical treatment at area hospitals.  Provided a 24-hour 7 days a week Crisis Intervention Program/Hotline taking 983 crisis calls and giving emergency shelter to 128 victims of domestic violence and their 99 children.  Distributed a variety of food and personal hygiene items to individuals infected with HIV/AIDS in 15 counties of the CSRA.

Outcomes  Victims of disaster received relief from undue hardships and suffering.  Victims of sexual assault and their families presenting in the Emergency Room 24/7 were assisted by a highly qualified and trained Victim Advocate in meeting their immediate needs to gain stability in their lives and feel safe.  Victims of sexual assault and their families participating in therapeutic individual, family, or group counseling acquired skills to cope with their situation and symptoms.  Georgia families had a place to stay while their children received medical treatment at Augusta area hospitals. Pediatric patients experienced less fear or anxiety with their parents near by and had better and often speedier recoveries.  Victims of domestic violence were safe from emotional and physical abuse and received crisis support.

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 Persons infected with HIV/AIDS were provided with food and personal hygiene items needed to supplement their well being.  Homeless men, women, and women with children received meals and a safe place to sleep at night as well as access to a system of support, which included case management, counseling, referrals, and support services, i.e. transportation, clothing, hygiene items, showers, etc.

 Provided emergency shelter to homeless individuals, including 543 men, 130 women, and 81 children.  Provided 77,500 meals to 754 homeless men, women and children residing at The Center of Hope and 23,000 meals for those in the community in need of an evening meal.


From Homeless to A New Beginning! When Denise, a young single mother, found herself at the most difficult point in her young life, she didn’t know where to turn. A sporadic work history and a significant legal challenge led her down a road she never dreamed she would travel. Denise became homeless. Even then, she refused to give up. She heard about The Salvation Army Center of Hope where she found a warm, safe shelter and hot meals for her family. Denise received the guidance and hope that encouraged her to persevere, and she also found the support and accountability she needed to turn her life around. Determined to get back on her feet, Denise went through the Women’s Job Skills Training Program where she was challenged, equipped, and empowered with the skills to succeed. She established goals and began the action steps that would lead to positive change in every aspect of her life—from financial literacy and job retention to stress management and assertive communication. Denise successfully graduated from the program and eventually was hired for a customer service position well-suited to her skills and personality. Today, Denise is truly glowing with a new sense of self-worth and a positive outlook on life. She is well on her way to reaching her full potential and a bright future for herself and her family. Through providing basic needs, empowering individuals to become self-sufficient, and equipping them with the practical skills necessary to reach success, United Way funded programs like these are facilitating life changes that will impact generations to come.

United Way 2-1-1 Helps Local Residents Secure Basic Needs! Every day, hundreds of local people call United Way 2-1-1 seeking assistance with everything from affordable childcare and food to caring for an elderly parent. United Way 2-1-1 is a free, 24-hour information and referral helpline providing assistance from among the many resources available in the CSRA. Regardless of how people choose to connect - whether it is through phone interaction, via the website (www.211csra.org), or email correspondence, United Way 2-1-1 provides a neutral and anonymous resource for help in any situation. Although 2-1-1 is not a crisis or emergency line, we can connect individuals with trained professionals to assist in their time of need. The goal of 2-1-1 is to provide resources to individuals within the community to assist with sustaining and improving their personal circumstance. United Way 2-1-1 also can be utilized to assist agencies in identifying unmet needs within the community and working toward obtaining or allocating funding to provide the services required to meet critical areas of need.

Our Impact  22,694 local residents sought help through the 2-1-1 information and referral helpline and 9,689 residents visited the 2-1-1 website.  Utilities, housing and food accounted for more than half of all requests.  Nearly 12,000 callers were informed about utility and housing assistance, VITA, or the Family Wize prescription discount program.

 2-1-1 successfully transitioned to a Cloud Contact Center platform utilizing Five9 software, allowing for greater portability and ensuring that 2-1-1 is available in times of extreme emergencies, i.e. ice storm, flood, etc.  2-1-1 On the Go, a program that provides assistance to the homeless, benefited over 70 homeless individuals in our community by providing backpacks filled with information and referrals, as well as blankets, hygiene products, and up to ten local bus tickets to support transportation needs.

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Strengthening Community Through Special Grants, Collaborations & Initiatives For many years, United Way has supported special initiatives through grants as part of our community-building strategy. We are improving the lives of local residents with a focus on promoting collaborations and partnerships, enhancing volunteerism, increasing capacity building, fostering leadership and diversity, and supporting community development. Impact through grants is just another way your United Way is reaching out at the local, state, and federal level to secure resources beyond our campaign funds. Special initiative outcomes are tangible, impressive, and show a positive influence in our community.

In 2014, United Way was Successful In Securing the Following Grants: AmeriCorps VISTA Corporation for National & Community Service, Georgia

$800,256

State Office - AmeriCorps*VISTA – Standard (intermediary sponsor for 24 VISTAs and 1 VISTA Leader to provide capacity building assistance (human capacity, financial capacity and social capacity) to nonprofits in need in counties served by United Way) and VISTA Summer Associate Program (15 VISTA Summer Associates to provide a summer of service to 600 youth)

City of Augusta-Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

20,000

AmeriCorps*VISTA Program coordination support

City of Augusta-Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

3,905

Community Voice Mail and 2-1-1 On The Go! program services for 75 homeless individuals

City of Augusta-HUD SHP Homeless Continuum of Care

700

Local bus tickets (400) for homeless persons

Georgia Department of Community Affairs

14,014

Vouchers for Shelter - hotel/motel stay to prevent homelessness in Columbia, Lincoln, Emanuel, McDuffie, Burke, and Taliaferro Counties

Georgia Department of Community Affairs

10,000

2015 Homeless Count—prepare and conduct homeless count in 10 counties – Burke, Glascock, Lincoln, Taliaferro, Wilkes, Emanuel, Jefferson, Jenkins, McDuffie, and Warren Counties (pending)

Georgia Healthcare Foundation

21,000

New Community Impact software and training

Knox Foundation

20,000

Tocqueville Society (campaign support) and 2-1-1 operating support

TOTAL GRANTS: 18

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$889,875


AMERICORPS* VISTAs Strengthen the Community United Way is proud to be in our 8th year of intermediary sponsorship for this outstanding, impactful group of men and women… AmeriCorps*VISTAs. At United Way, we believe in the team values of Service, Integrity, Respect, Cooperation, and Achievement, and each of our AmeriCorps*VISTA members embodies these values every day. The return on investment of our VISTA members is critical, and the importance of their service in the CSRA provides a powerful, direct impact in the community we serve. Our full-time AmeriCorps*VISTA members serve at least 1,820 hours a year, and Summer VISTA associates serve at least 300 hours each summer. We are honored to work with up to 25 full-time VISTAs and 15 VISTA summer associates. As a group, they provide over 50,000 hours of capacity building services a year in our community. In return for their service, AmeriCorps members build crucial skills to add to their toolbox, such as communication, strategy, public speaking, leadership, and confidence---while giving back to the community. Steven Whighams, VISTA Leader, said, “My favorite things about AmeriCorps VISTA are the opportunity to give back to the community and the ability to grow professionally while making a direct impact. It’s a great way to gain experience and the skills needed in a workplace, while still progressing on a professional career path.” We are incredibly grateful for the service of our AmeriCorps*VISTAs. Their work helps deepen our presence in the community and allows United Way to make a more meaningful impact in the lives of local people experiencing poverty. Through the VISTA members’ collaboration, we contribute to closing the poverty gap. Community service makes it all possible!

[2014 Accomplishments]  25 AmeriCorps VISTA members supported United Way of the CSRA’s intermediary project bringing over $453,000 grant support into the community for nonprofit capacity building efforts.

 2,790 emergency hygiene kits were prepared and distributed by VISTAs to nonprofits and churches serving the homeless and seniors in the Food Box Program.

 22 community nonprofits participated in the AmeriCorps VISTA program as host agency sites.

 $4,000 worth of thrift store items were obtained and donated to The Salvation Army.

 3,209 CSRA volunteers engaged in more than 24,580 hours of volunteer service at United Way host agency sites.

 92 community partnerships were developed in support of our MLK Service project that included 43 schools, 20 community organizations, 18 churches, 7 hotels, and 4 corporations.

 1,675 CSRA volunteers engaged in more than 13,400 hours of volunteer service through our MLK Service Project. Of this total, 1,000 were youth volunteers from Columbia County and Richmond County School Systems.

 $453,000 was obtained by VISTA members through grants, local funding streams, and in-kind donations for CSRA nonprofits to support health and human service programs.

 25 VISTA members participated in Project Serve, completing one team project at Phinizy Swamp, as well as supporting volunteer efforts at host agency site service projects: The Salvation Army, St. Stephens Ministry, Friendship Community Center, and Ronald McDonald House Charities.  15 Summer VISTA associates provided tutoring and mentoring services to 603 youth as a way to keep children off the street, active, and engaged in summer learning loss activities.  5 VISTA members moved into employment as a direct result of their VISTA service.

THE VISTA PROGRAM HAD A

VISTAs MAKE A PROFOUND IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY! In 2014, 25 AmeriCorps VISTAs raised $453,000 in donations, recruited 3,209 volunteers, and generated over 24,580 hours of service at a value of $554,277.

$1,007,277

IMPACT IN OUR COMMUNITY

FOR THE YEAR.

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VISTAs Partner to Fight Childhood Hunger! Hunger’s roots go deep and affect local children every day. In fact, more than 28.8 percent of Georgia’s children live in food insecure households. That’s why in October, United Way of the CSRA and our AmeriCorps*VISTAs partnered with Teleperformance who brought in Feed the Children to provide food and personal hygiene items to local families in need...while 84 Lumber graciously agreed to host the event in their parking lot. The goal of this community service project was to provide hope and resources for those without life’s essentials – like food - as a means to help move families out of poverty. AmeriCorps*VISTAs came together with 25 Teleperformance staff volunteers and three 84 Lumber staff volunteers to distribute over 20,000 pounds of food and essential hygiene items (valued at $84,195) to 400 families with children, including veterans and military families, experiencing the effects of poverty in Richmond, Columbia, and Burke Counties. United Way, sponsoring agency for the regional VISTA program, and 12 VISTA members partnered with 14 host agency sites who pre-approved families for the event campaign funds. Special initiative outcomes are tangible, impressive, and show a positive influence in our community.

[Participating Agencies Included:] Action Ministries – Maxwell House

Columbia County Cares

First Baptist Church of Augusta

The Salvation Army

Augusta Partnership for Children

CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority - Head Start

Lydia Project

Senior Citizens Council of Greater Augusta and the CSRA, Georgia, Inc.

Augusta Warrior Project Boys & Girls Clubs of the CSRA

Downtown Cooperative Church Ministries

Mercy Ministries New Bethlehem Community Center

Wymberly House Ministries— Burke County

VISTAS UNITE

TO FIGHT HUNGER WITH

$84,195 IN FOOD & PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS.

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Strengthening Community Through The Caring Power of Volunteers and Partners United Way of the CSRA is very proud and appreciative of our many volunteers who make our work in the community possible. Throughout the year, volunteers serve in a variety of capacities‌from the Board of Directors who provide governance and direction for this United Way, to the many volunteers who help with our various initiatives and special events. Their work is an excellent example of the spirit of volunteerism and of community that exists in the CSRA. The following pages highlight many who gave of their time, talent, and energy this past year to create opportunities for a better life for all. United Way thanks you! You truly made a difference, and we could not succeed without YOU!

2014 Board of Directors We would like to thank the Board of Directors for their continued engagement in our community and guidance in leading United Way of the CSRA, our work, and our collective impact. Chair of the Board Zack Daffin Express Employment Professionals

Board Chair-Elect Thomas M. Blanchard III Blanchard & Calhoun Real Estate Company

Chair of Community Investment Samuel E. Tyson, Jr.

Susan Barcus

Ted Myers

Georgia Regents University

URS, Savannah River Remediation

Tyson Walker Group

William C. Bohling

Major Scott Peebles

Retired

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office

Marc Dufour

Dave Quester

Club Car

DSM Chemicals

Kent Dunn

Bob Richards, Jr.

Beasley Broadcasting

Bob Richards Auto Group

Fran Forehand

Wilbert T. Roberts

Georgia Power

Retired

John Galanie

Shelia Stuberfield

Procter & Gamble

First Bank of Georgia

Rev. Dr. Charles Goodman, Jr.

Mary Pat Tubb

Tabernacle Baptist Church

John Deere

Dick Jackson

Walter Wilson

International Paper Company

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

Randy Johnson

Ron Skenes

Chair of Human Resources J. Edward Enoch, Jr. J. Edward Enoch, PC

Campaign Chair Dr. Faye Hargrove

Chair of Marketing Dr. Anthony T. Robinson

Hargrove Leadership Services

Georgia Regents University

Treasurer Rick Evans

Chair of Nominating 2012 Board Chair Stan Shepherd

Serotta Maddocks Evans, CPAs

AT&T

Chair of 2-1-1 Advisory Council Dr. Alice M. Frye

Chair of Strategic Planning David A. Belkoski

Retired

University Health Care System

Building Chair Scott D. Johnson

Tameka Allen

Columbia County Board of Commissioners

City of Augusta

Dana T. Atkins The Augusta Chronicle

Southern Nuclear Operating Company

Christ Community Health Services Agency Representative

PLANNED GIVING AND ENDOWMENT

With a planned gift to United Way of the CSRA, you can combine your desire to give charitably with your overall financial, tax, and estate planning goals. Your generosity will leave a lasting legacy that helps those in need for years to come. For more information on Planned Giving, please call 706-724-5544.

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2014 CSRA Campaign Cabinet Faye Hargrove, Chair Pat Brown TeKay Brown Zack Daffin Bobby Gagnon Brian Hartley Richard Hillman Amanda Johnson Larry Laughlin Tim McGill Jordan Pierce Bob Richards Tony Robinson Kim Romaner Margaret Taylor Lindsay Thetford Tamera Toogood Allison Townsend

Hargrove Leadership Services John Deere ADP Express Employment Professionals American Family Insurance Wells Fargo Retired Savannah River Remediation, LLC Retired Georgia Power SunTrust Bank Bob Richards Auto Group Georgia Regents University - Augusta Possibilities Amplified CSRA Credit Union Doctors Hospital Toogood Enterprises, LLC Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

2014 Burke County Cabinet Lindsai Mobley-Gentry, Chair Beverly Black Valerie Kirkland John Nichols Amy Nunnally Ashley Roberts Suzanne Sharkey Trinetta Skinner

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The Mobley-Gentry Firm Capital City Bank City of Waynesboro Purification Cellutions Burke County Board of Education Burke County Chamber of Commerce Georgia Power City of Waynesboro


We Salute Our 2014 Partners for Good! Due to the generous support of our Partners for Good, United Way is able to continue producing our various community events, initiatives, and trainings with no impact to the campaign. Because of these partners’ generous sponsorships and gifts-in-kind donations, they make it possible for us to provide more dollars to programs and services that help those in need. These partners truly exemplify leadership and charitable giving in our community, and we are proud to have them as our Partners for Good. We wish to extend our sincere thanks to the following companies and individuals for their continued generosity.

National Level ($10,000+) Club Car, Inc. EDTS Kicks 99 Savannah River Nuclear Solutions WJBF News Channel 6

Masters Level ($7,500-$9,999) American Family Insurance The Augusta Chronicle Phoenix Printing Southern Nuclear Operating Company

Green Jacket Level ($5,000 - $7,499)

Eagle Level ($1,000 - $2,499)

Bienvenidos Press

Blanchard & Calhoun

Enterprise Mill Events

Border Bash Foundation

Georgia Power

Georgia Bank & Trust

University Health Care System

Champion Level ($2,500 - $4,999) American Audio Visual Services Electrolux

Kellogg’s Kendrick Paint & Body Lamar Advertising Mr. Chris Meadows, PSI Procter & Gamble Savannah River Remediation, LLC Mr. Fred Williams

Special Thanks To Our Media Partners We wish to extend a special thanks to our friends and partners in the media. As good and faithful stewards of community resources, we ensure that dollars donated to United Way are used to support and fund programs and people in need. Therefore, it is our policy to partner with local media in an effort to reduce resources needed for advertising.

It is with deep gratitude we recognize the support of our key media partners in 2014: The Augusta Chronicle – Thanks to the generosity of Dana Atkins, The Augusta Chronicle provided extensive advertising support, including numerous newspaper ads in the Chronicle, Richmond County Neighbors, and Columbia County News Times, promoting the fundraising campaign as well as many of our special events throughout the year. We are very grateful to Dana Atkins, who serves on our Board of Directors and is a great United Way supporter.

Beasley Broadcast Group - Beasley produced and aired numerous public service announcements promoting our various special events and initiatives. The Kicks 99 Guitar Pull provided funds to United Way which were used to help meet the needs of families throughout the CSRA. We also extend sincere thanks to General Manager Kent Dunn who lent his guidance and expertise as a member of our Board of Directors.

WJBF News Channel 6 – WJBF has been a tremendous supporter throughout the year by providing media coverage for our various special events, initiatives, and the fundraising campaign. The WJBF Television Park All Stars once again competed in our annual Basketball Tournament and provided a staff person for the planning committee. We greatly appreciate the support of Bill Stewart and his outstanding staff.

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2014 Small Business Partners During the spring of 2014, United Way held its 2nd Annual Small Business Blitz challenging small businesses in the area to contribute $100 or more to the United Way fundraising campaign. Twenty-eight companies donated a total of $3,800 to the effort benefiting the local community. Their giving impacted thousands of residents in the community by helping fund over 40 results-oriented programs that make a difference in the lives of local citizens every day. United Way would like to thank the following companies for their generous support. A&R Exterminating Co.

Commercial Metals Company

The Mobley-Gentry Firm

Stone and Merrill, LLC

Advanced Technology Group

CounterSync

Pennington & Berry, LLC

The Hargrove Group

Augusta Developmental Specialists

First Command Financial Planning

Quality Stormwater Solutions

First National Bank

Roma’s Pizza

The Helm County Cooking and Lounge

Augusta Land Surveying, LLC

Fulcher Hagler, LLP

Toogood Enterprises

Beacon Automotive

Gymnastics Gold

Bradford Health Services

Heath Telephone and Data, Inc.

Senior Citizens Council of Greater Augusta and the CSRA, Georgia, Inc. Steinberg and Associates

William Mizell Ford

Cartridge World, DBA

Horizon MotorCoach

Troy University Walker Chiropractic, LLC

2014 Caring Club® Participating Members Introduced as a way to say “Thank You” to the donors who so generously support United Way of the CSRA, the Caring Club® program continues to expand and grow. Individuals who give a minimum gift of $150 or more undesignated a year automatically become members of the Caring Club®. This provides donors discounts and special offers at area merchants all year long. This year alone, they could enjoy discounts at 43 area merchants! Many “Thanks” to the following businesses for their support of United Way’s Caring Club® over the past year. 1 Hour Optical, PC

DJ Productions

J. Edward Enoch, P.C.

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Adventure Crossing

evoke

Jiffy Lube

Roly Poly Sandwiches

Amelia’s Buds & Blooms

Eye Care One Laser Vision Center

Kyoto

Salon West

Anderson Photography, Inc.

The Family Y

La Dolce Vita Salon

Shaffer Computer Services

Anew Salon

Fehrman Investment Group

Maryland Fried Chicken

Sixth at Watkins

Augusta Canal

Fireside Outdoor Kitchens & Grills

M.R.T. Muscle Restore Therapy

Sonic

Augusta Training Shop, Inc.

Fosters Restaurant

MTL Automotive

Symphony Orchestra Augusta

Café 209 Music Lounge & Restaurant

French Market Grille

Murphy & Robinson Opticians

Thrifty Car Rental

California Dreaming

Georgia Aquarium

Papa John’s Pizza

Waynesboro Emporium

Good Day Café

Pipeline Work Clothes

Wedges & Woods

Honeybaked Ham Co. & Café

Poblano’s Mexican Grill

William Mizell Ford, Inc.

Coleman Lake Restaurant

United Way Would Like to Say “THANK YOU” to the 1,933 volunteers who generously devoted their time, talent, and energy in over 26,124 hours of service to produce results and help advance our mission in 2014. We couldn’t have done it without YOU!

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2014Partner Partner Agencies 2014 Agencies American Red Cross of Augusta

Easter Seals East Georgia, Inc.

Augusta Training Shop, Inc.

Family Counseling Center of the CSRA, Inc.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the CSRA

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta SafeHomes, Inc.

Boy Scouts of America, GeorgiaCarolina Council, Inc.

The Family Y

The Salvation Army

Fireside Ministries

Child Enrichment, Inc.

Friendship Community Center

Senior Citizens Council of Greater Augusta and the CSRA, Georgia, Inc.

Christ Community Health Services

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia

Columbia County Community Connections

Hope House, Inc. Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services

Communities In Schools of Burke County, Inc.

Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center The Speech & Hearing Center St. Stephen’s Ministry of Augusta, Inc.

Your United Way Team EXECUTIVE LA VERNE H. GOLD – President/CEO LUCINDA GRACE – Executive Assistance to President COMMUNITY IMPACT BROOKE STEELE Director of Community Impact

CHERYL ODOM Administrative Assistant

JUANITA MCDANIEL 2-1-1 Coordinator

LAUREN MICAL 2-1-1 Resource Specialist

JOAN STODDARD Community Building Coordinator

CYNTHIA MARTIN 2-1-1 I & R Specialist

FINANCE DEBBIE BROWN – Director of Finance KENYA E. JONES – Senior Finance Manager MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS VICKI FRICKS – Manager of Marketing and Communications RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT RINA POWELL Senior Director Resource Development

STEFANIE FRICKEY Resource Development Manager

KARA MACVEAN Resource Development Coordinator

TONEY CROSS Combined Federal Campaign Coordinator

KIM GRIMES Resource Development Manager

MARTINA WILSON Resource Development Assistant

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UNITED WAY TOTAL RESOURCES BENEFIT LOCAL COMMUNITY! 2014 Small Business Partners + RAISED, MANAGED, OR DISTRIBUTED

$6 M

United Way of the CSRA is known for our annual campaign which raises funds to support local health and human service programs. But, did you know that we are so much more than just a fundraiser? As you have seen throughout this annual report, we were responsible for securing and managing over RESIDENTS IN NEED. $6 million dollars throughout the Central Savannah River Area in 2014. Known as “Total Resources”, this number includes all funds raised through workplace-giving campaigns (including the Combined Federal Campaign), as well as special events – like the School Supply Drives, and other donorrelated activities. It also includes monies managed and distributed through various grants – like Americorps VISTA, sponsorships, gifts-in-kind, and special initiatives – like FamilyWize and VITA.

TO HELP CSRA

These Total Resources make this United Way the second largest funding source of health and human services in the CSRA – second only to the government.

2014 Balance Sheet

as of December 31, 2014 (UNAUDITED)

Assets Cash and Temporary Cash Investments

Liabilities $ 2,700,599

(including interest-bearing deposits) Campaign Pledges and Other Receivables $ 1,347,995

Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses

$

135,470

Allocations Payable to Agencies

$ 1,053,158

Designations Payable

$

TOTAL LIABILITIES

$ 1,438,224

249,596

(less allowance for uncollectible) Fixed Assets (Net) Other Assets

TOTAL ASSETS

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$ $

67,140 155,948

$ 4,271,682

Net Assets Unrestricted

$ 1,462,132

Temporarily Restricted

$ 1,371,326

TOTAL NET ASSETS

$ 2,833,458

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

$ 4,271,682


[ We Thank Our Sponsors ]

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THE UNITED WAY OF THE CSRA.

As a not-for-profit community hospital, our mission is to serve the residents of the CSRA. Every year, University provides millions of dollars in uncompensated indigent and charity care to help some of our most vulnerable neighbors. University also partners with United Way to help keep our community a great place to live for www.universityhealth.org generations to come. University is dedicated to all facets of our community, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. American Family Mutual Insurance Company, American Family Insurance Company Madison, WI 53783 ©2015 006770 – Rev. 1/15

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1765 Broad Street n P.O. Box 1724 Augusta, Georgia 30903-1724 Tel. 706.724.5544 n Fax 706.724.5541 www.uwcsra.org

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