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Celebrating the Past...

Building for the Future

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Letter from the Chairman 2011 A Year to Remember 2011 Accomplishments United Way Special Initiatives


Partner Agencies


2011 Partners for Good


The Tocqueville Society of the CSRA


2011 Caring ClubÂŽ Participating Merchants


2011 Loaned Professionals


United Way Staff


2011-2012 Board of Directors


2011 Campaign Cabinet


2011 Burke County Campaign Cabinet


2011 Balance Sheet


Premiere and Presidential Sponsors


Dedication – United Way Remembers Our Dear Friend

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

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



Dear Community Partner: What a special year 2011 has been! I am honored to have served our community as the 2011 United Way Board Chair during United Way’s Diamond Anniversary celebrating 75 years of service to the CSRA. The year has been filled with many exciting events and important accomplishments. At the Annual Meeting in February, we took a look back in time with a retrospective musical production chronicling our history from the formation of the Character Chest to the present day. In June, after seven years of planning and anticipation, The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center opened, and we proudly moved into our new offices in the First Stop Village. In August, the Campaign Kickoff highlighted the artwork of artist Dan Dunn of PaintJam. That same evening, Dan Dunn and country music artists David Nail and Stealing Angels performed at the Rising Stars Raising Hope concert. None of this would have been possible without our many partners, sponsors and volunteers whose time, talent, resources, and energy helped to make it all possible. Through the annual campaign, United Way received over $4.1 million in contributions, which provided funding to over 40 vital programs focused on helping youth succeed, strengthening families and individuals, providing basic needs, and promoting health and wellness. In addition to the campaign, we secured various grants totaling over $582,000, which allowed United Way to offer other important services to the CSRA, such as employment and housing assistance for the homeless, community voice mail, and educational materials for parents and caregivers of young children. As a result of good management practices, the funding process was opened to six new partner agencies. We are extremely grateful to each of you for helping to advance our mission to improve life in our community. I have been incredibly proud to lead this organization. It is a privilege to work with so many people who demonstrate their Live United spirit daily by joining with others who want to make the CSRA a better place to live, work, and raise our families. Please know that as you invest in your United Way, you are supporting an effective and efficient organization that addresses current community needs and is positioned for success in the future. Since 1936, United Way has partnered with generous and dedicated residents and businesses of the CSRA to create a brighter future for all. Thank you for your involvement! You are essential to United Way’s achievements, and we hope you feel pride when reading through this annual report. With sincere gratitude,

J. Michael Ash 2011 Chairman of the Board


United Way Celebrates 75th Anniversary

at the 2011 Annual Meeting


nited Way of the CSRA’s 2011 Annual Meeting was one of a kind in the organization's history of meetings. Serving as the official kickoff of our year-long celebration of providing 75 years of service to the local community, a sold-out crowd of more than 650 local business leaders and volunteers took a step back in

time to reminisce of past decades.

Don MacNeil of Windsor Jewelers narrated a trip down memory lane that took the audience through the change of times from the 1930s up to the present date. Show-stopping entertainment provided by Augusta West Performing Company, Augusta Mini Theater, Harmony River Chorus, and Jeff Barnes Entertainment brought the likes and sounds of Elvis, James Brown, John Travolta, and Michael Jackson to the cheers and delight of the crowd. A rousing conclusion complete with upbeat music and sunglass-wearing performers touted that “the future’s so bright you gotta wear shades!”



United Way leaders were pleased to announce that $4.1 million was generously donated by the community and would be invested in funding over 40 vital programs supporting the local community.


United Way Scores Success with 10th Annual Golďż˝ Classic!


n April 18, over 20 teams from businesses across the CSRA participated in United Way's 10th Annual Golf Classic at Jones Creek Golf Club. With a day full of sunshine and cool breezes, the players couldn't have asked for better weather! To add to the excitement of the day's events, a pick-up truck was donated by Bob Richard's Toyota of North Augusta

to be given away to anyone lucky enough to make a hole-in-one. Although no one won the truck, players still had fun bidding on a variety of silent auction items and hedging their bets on raffle tickets for a John Deere riding lawnmower. A complimentary lunch was served from McDonald's on Fury's Ferry Road, and an awards dinner provided by Outback Steakhouse followed the completion of the tournament.



2011 "Project Serve "

Makes a Difference with Lar�est Effort Ever!


nited Way of the CSRA’s annual day-of-caring, Project Serve, sponsored by Akima and The Home Depot Foundation was held on May 6, 2011.

Over 300 volunteers from local businesses spent the day enthusiastically working in non-profit agencies performing projects ranging from painting and landscaping to repairing buildings and creating murals. Participating companies included: ADP; AmeriCorps VISTA; Atlanta Gas Light Company; Augusta Service Company/Austin; Augusta West Rotary; CounterSync; Downtown Rotary; DSM Chemicals, Inc., N.A.; First Bank of Georgia; Fuller, Frost & Associates; The Home Depot; Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; Olh, Inc.; Palmetto GBA; Phi Theta Kappa-Augusta Technical College; Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company; Project Management Institute-Savannah River Chapter; Savannah River Nuclear Solutions; Savannah River Remediation; Security Federal Bank; Solvay Advanced Polymers, LLC; and St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church. Without the help of these generous volunteers, the 14 agencies receiving the donated labor could not afford to have this much-needed work done. In turn, these organizations are able to direct their resources to helping those in need in our community!


United Way Proudly Hosts O�en House!


n celebration of our move to the Kroc Center campus, United Way of the CSRA held an Open House Reception on Saturday, July 16, 2011. Members of the community were invited to tour United Way’s new home at 1765 Broad Street. This move to the state of the art facility in the center of Augusta’s Harrisburg neighborhood was a long time coming, as planning and

preparations began more than six years ago. As part of The Salvation Army’s First Stop Village, United Way joined other nonprofits in the community to establish a “one stop shop” for people seeking and needing the assistance of multiple resources.



United Way Receives an A+ �or the Stuff the Bus School Su��ly Drive!


n July 23, 2011, United Way of the CSRA partnered with The Augusta Chronicle to host the Stuff the Bus/Back to School Expo at Augusta State University’s Christenberry Fieldhouse.

The event was an opportunity for both parents and students to obtain free community resources to help ready them for the upcoming school year, and participants were encouraged to make a school supply donation. The local Stuff the Bus initiative, funded through the generosity of the Border Bash Foundation, assists at-risk students who otherwise would not have the means to start the school year prepared with the necessary school supplies. Several local businesses joined the cause by coordinating their own school supply drives and, in turn, donated their collection efforts to the event.  Businesses who participated included ADP; Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau; Augusta Sportswear; Dollar General; Electrolux; The Family Y; First Bank of Augusta; NutraSweet; Palmetto GBA; Publix; Purification Cellutions; Serotta Maddocks Evans, CPAs; and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions.  United Way also hosted the third annual Burke County Stuff the Bus event in partnership with Burke County Board of Education and Communities in Schools of Burke County. Held at Walmart, the event proved to be the most successful Burke County Stuff the Bus event to date, supplying over 600 students in the Burke County area with much needed school supplies. Participating companies included the Burke County Board of Education Title 1, Burke County Retired Teachers Association, The Mobley-Gentry Firm, and Purification Cellutions. The success of both events was made possible by the overwhelming support from the community, resulting in over $19,000 in school supplies provided to students in Burke, Columbia, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Richmond Counties.


Burke County Kickoff Makes a S�lash!


ttendees to the 9th Annual Burke County Kickoff on August 10, 2011, at Augusta Technical College in Waynesboro may have thought they showed up to a locale being remodeled. Instead, it was only United Way of the CSRA playing up its campaign theme of “Painting a Brighter Future”. The meeting room was decorated floor to ceiling with props of

painting paraphernalia splattered all around, from ladders draped with drop cloths to wet paint signs tacked to the walls to table decorations with canvas-like pictorials propped on artist easels.

With over 130 people attending the luncheon event, guests dined on a complimentary meal of good ol’ fashioned southern fried chicken and all the works. A special highlight of the meeting featured a video of local residents who had received assistance made possible through United Way funded programs. Mrs. Abrams, her son LaKeith, Alex Holmes of Burke County Communities in Schools, Nancy Minyard with The Wimberly House, and John Nichols with Purification Cellutions shared their video messages enlightening the audience about the importance of giving back to the community through United Way.



CSRA Cam�ai�n Kickoff Paints a Bri�hter Future!


icking off its milestone 75th campaign, United Way of the CSRA unveiled a theme of “Painting a Brighter Future” to a crowd of over 650 community leaders and volunteers at its annual Kickoff Meeting.

Announcing a goal of $4.1 million for 2012, United Way’s Campaign Chair, Zack Daffin, encouraged the community to work together to make the campaign a success. The momentum of rallying the audience was furthered with a surprise performance by artist Dan Dunn of PaintJam who appeared on stage. Working on a revolving six foot canvas, his carefree paint splashes and splatters ultimately revealed a grand portrait of Ray Charles. Carrying along with the meeting’s theme, the artist entertained the crowd with a second performance of his amazing talent and concluded the event by rendering a version of Lady Liberty.


Risin � Stars Raisin� Ho�e

Concert Creates a B��� About United Way!


t was lights, cameras, and action on the evening of August 29, 2011, as United Way’s “Rising Stars Raising Hope” concert made its debut at The Salvation Army Kroc Center theatre. Live performances by Dan

Dunn of PaintJam and country music artists David Nail and Stealing Angels entertained the crowd for nearly three hours with its dual-themed show. PaintJam artist Dan Dunn amazed the crowd with his remarkable depiction of James Brown. Turning to face the crowd and reveal his masterpiece, Dan was given a standing ovation with cheers of applause for his incredible talent and his support of United Way as he donned a LIVE UNITED t-shirt. The second and third acts of the show followed with the rock-style ballads of Dixie-bred singing trio Stealing Angels and the down-to-earth truthtelling compilations of David Nail. Performing acoustically to an audience of country music fans and supporters of United Way, both groups extended their appreciation in playing for a worthwhile cause.



Business A�ter Hours Su��orts Community Networkin�


n collaboration with the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce and Fat Man’s Mill Café, United Way of the CSRA hosted a successful Business After Hours event on November 3, 2011. Held at the Enterprise Mill Event Center, over a hundred attendees sampled a variety of food and beverages while networking with one another.

Food and beverages for the event were generously provided by A. B. Beverage Company, Fat Man’s Mill Cafe, Fireside Outdoor Kitchens & Grills, and U.S. Food Services. Bill Karp Jazz set the mood for the evening with the soulful, relaxing sound of jazz music playing in the background. Stan Shepherd, United Way’s Board Chair Elect, and Zack Daffin, United Way’s Campaign Chair, briefly addressed the audience commenting on the needs of the community and the value of how contributing to United Way can help.


Endeavors Realized in 2011 Through the generous support of individuals, community businesses, and foundations during 2011, we: Celebrated United Way’s 75th Anniversary of service to the local community with many exciting events including the “Rising Stars Raising Hope” concert at the new Kroc Center with performances by Dan Dunn, David Nail, and Stealing Angels. Completed United Way’s office relocation to the new Kroc “First Stop Village" in June, after six years of planning. Opened the community investment funding process to local nonprofit organizations for the first time in 15 years and welcomed six new partner agencies: Child Enrichment, Inc.; Christ Community Health Services; Columbia County Community Connections; Easter Seals East Georgia, Inc.; Hope House, Inc.; and Ronald McDonald House. Provided funding through the Community Investment Process for 42 local health and human service programs with a focus on helping youth succeed, promoting health and wellness, providing basic needs, and strengthening families and individuals. Successfully completed United Way Worldwide’s 2011 Membership Standards Certification for accountability and transparency, supporting the findings of our auditor Elliott Davis, LLC who reported a clean audit for the 2010 calendar year. Secured resources of over $4.8 million through an annual (2010) campaign of $4.1 million (including $726,973 from the Combined Federal Campaign), various grants totaling $582,605, and partnerships and gifts-in-kind totaling $145,413. Maintained a three year uncollectible rate of 6.5%, despite tough economic times. Hosted the 10th Annual Golf Classic at Jones Creek Golf Club with great success in raising more dollars for the campaign and the local community.

Conducted the third annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive, with the aid of a grant from the Border Bash Foundation, and in collaboration with The Augusta Chronicle’s Back to School Expo. More than doubled the amount of school supplies raised last year, providing supplies valued at over $19,000 to children in Richmond, Columbia, Burke, Jefferson, and Lincoln Counties. Expanded the annual day-of-caring, Project Serve, to include 20+ companies/groups with over 300 volunteers participating in “hands-on” projects for 14 local non-profits. Launched a new LIVE UNITED website in March with many new features including search, email/pdf/print a page, rotating javascript slideshow, photo gallery, event calendar, mobile devices compatibility, and blog. Launched a new 2-1-1 interactive website providing a free, online directory of health and human services, and education agencies and programs for children, teens, adults, families, and seniors in counties across the CSRA. Saved the community $362,409 in prescription drug costs through the FamilyWize program ($893,685 saved since its inception in July 2009). These freeof-charge prescription discount cards have been used 31,487 times throughout nine local counties. Expanded and enhanced the Christmas Clearinghouse initiative to include more major partners and reached over 16,000 individuals in need during the holidays.  The clearinghouse is now completely webbased and includes the largest providers of Christmas assistance in the CSRA. Received a new Nissan, donated by Bob Richards Auto Group, for the second year as a campaign incentive.

Continued the AmeriCorps VISTA program with 22 VISTA members and 14 Summer VISTA associates, bringing over $524,742 grant support into the community for nonprofit capacity building efforts. Completed the first five years of transition to outcomes-based reporting, which emphasizes results in individuals’ lives as opposed to number of persons served. Provided Born Learning educational materials to 20 Richmond County Title I schools for distribution to more than 600 parents of Pre-K children. Collaborated with United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, Beulah Grove Baptist Church, and Goodwill to bring a free Early Learning Substitute Teacher Program to Augusta, providing instruction/certification for 24 individuals. Achieved consistent monthly increases in the 2-1-1 helpline call volume, answering 24,741 calls connecting callers to vital community resources.  Partnered with three agencies (for the third year) to administer a $15,000 VITA grant providing free tax preparation for 794 applicants, allowing them $912,693 in tax refunds and $373,843 in Earned Income Tax Credits. Ensured the continuation of Community Voice Mail services to the unemployed and homeless, with recipients logging in to their accounts 5,405 times and callers leaving 3,047 messages for the participants. Augusta is only the second community in Georgia to provide this important service. Helped 90 homeless individuals in their efforts to get off the streets and into full-time employment and housing with the assistance of the 2-1-1 On the Go! program, funded through a grant from Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs. This is only the second 2-1-1 On the Go! program in the country.



Special Initiatives Give Hope! Christmas Clearinghouse Helps Ensure a Happy Holiday for Families in the CSRA As co-administrator of the CSRA Christmas Clearinghouse, United Way collaborates with over 40 local non-profits, churches, schools, government entities, and civic groups to provide holiday assistance. The clearinghouse reduces duplication and increases the resources available to serve individuals and families that are in the greatest need in our community. The project includes coordinating efforts to reach eight outlying counties. In 2011, over 16,000 individuals in the CSRA received assistance through Clearinghouse partners! Through United Way’s creation of a web-based, user friendly system, participating organizations can quickly determine if the families they want to assist are already being helped elsewhere. All information is kept confidential, and organizations are able to assist more families each year through their free participation in this program. As non-profit organizations look for ways to stretch dwindling resources, the Christmas Clearinghouse helps ensure that each family in need receives help. Major partners in this program include Toys for Tots and The Salvation Army. We invite any organization providing Christmas assistance to join this partnership!

Community Voicemail empowers people in crisis and transition Community Voicemail (CVM) provides free, personalized 24-hour voicemail access in support of meeting family, housing, job, school, and social service needs. United Way’s CVM program currently serves homeless and at-risk low income individuals in Richmond, Columbia and Lincoln counties through five different agencies and the 2-1-1 On the Go program. Thanks to the generous support received from The Community Foundation for the CSRA’s Unrestricted Grant Fund and the Masters Tournament, CVM will now be available to individuals in Burke and McDuffie counties as well. For example, teachers and school support staff are seeing more students who are homeless, destitute or otherwise in need of services but whose parents have no way to communicate with school counselors. CVM has made it possible for parents of at risk and homeless students attending Columbia County public schools to receive information about immunization requirements, their children’s scholastic progress, parent/teacher conferences, and other school events. Personal experiences also tell the story of Community Voicemail. A United States Army veteran at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center has recently received a Community Voicemail number. After he missed several medical appointments and his case manager was unable to contact him, it was suggested he get connected with Community Voicemail. CVM has been a great resource for him because it allows him to communicate with his caseworker, potential employers and other available resources in the community. For more information about CVM, please call United Way 2-1-1 or 706.826.1495.

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United Way Welcomes New Partner Agencies! For the first time in 15 years, United Way invited new agencies to participate in the community investment process, and six new agencies were approved. This is part of United Way's overall effort to direct community resources to areas of the greatest need while measuring accountability through outcomes. Your contributions to United Way of the CSRA help provide funding for 42 health and human service programs that address goals in four specific areas: HELPING YOUTH SUCCEED: Youth will have the academic, job and social skills necessary to succeed.

PROMOTING HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Every person in our community will have the opportunity to achieve optimal health and wellness.

PROVIDING BASIC NEEDS: Residents will have their basic needs met for food, shelter and safety.

STRENGTHENING FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS: Families and individuals will become more self-sufficient and able to contribute to society.

The programs provided by the following partner agencies help make a difference in the lives of local citizens every day. For a complete list of funded programs, please visit our website at American Red Cross of Augusta Jennifer Pennington

Friendship Community Center Leonard Maxey

Augusta Training Shop, Inc. Audrey Murrell

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia April Weldon

Boys & Girls Clubs of AUGUSTA Kam Kyzer

Hope House, Inc.* Karen Saltzman

Boy Scouts of America, Georgia-Carolina Council, Inc. Jeff Schwab

Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services Anne Ealick-Henry

Child Enrichment, Inc.* Dan Hillman Christ Community Health Services* Jeff Drake Columbia County Community Connections* Julie Miller

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta* Betts Murdison Safe Homes, Inc. Aimee Hall The Salvation Army Cpt. Todd Mason

Communities In Schools of Burke County, Inc DeAndre Davis

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

Easter Seals East Georgia* Sheila Thomas

Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center Elizabeth Jones

Family Counseling Center of the CSRA, Inc. Jim Keen

The Speech & Hearing Center Rhonda Kalbas

The Family Y Dan McConnell

St. Stephen’s Ministry of Augusta, Inc. Hope Campbell

Fireside Ministries Phin Hitchcock

*New Partner in 2011



We Salute Our 2011 Partners for Good! Through the generous sponsorships and gifts-in-kind donations from our Partners for Good, United Way is able to continue producing our many special events, trainings, and marketing initiatives, even in the face of a challenging economy. Because of their generosity, we are able to provide more dollars to programs and services that help those in need in our local community. We are proud of the relationships we have with these generous supporters, and we are thankful to have them as our Partners for Good.

National Level

Eagle Level


($1,000 – $2,499)

The Augusta Chronicle Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. Comcast Kicks 99 Phoenix Printing, Inc. Savannah River Nuclear Solutions WAGT NBC Augusta 26

A.B. Beverage Akima McKnight Construction Company Savannah River Remediation Windsor Jewelers

Masters Level ($7,500 – $9,999) AT&T Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company

Green Jacket Level ($5,000 – $7,499) ADP American Audio Visual Services, Inc. Border Bash Foundation Fat Man’s Enterprise Events GHS Health System Georgia Power intelliSystems Southern Nuclear Operating Company University Health Care System

Champion Level ($2,500 – $4,999) Blanchard & Calhoun Real Estate Company Club Car, LLC Georgia Bank & Trust Company Kendrick Paint and Body


Patron Level ($500 – $999) Augusta Technical College – Waynesboro Campus Electrolux Geico McDonald's – Fury's Ferry Road Nicholson Revell, LLP Outback Steakhouse Protection Services Inc. (Mr. Chris Meadows) Reynolds Plantation The Salvation Army Kroc Corps Community Center

A big "Thank You" to Kicks 99 for its ongoing support of United Way through the annual Million Pennies for Kids Guitar Pull! Funds from this fun concert help meet the needs of families throughout the CSRA each year. Please join United Way in showing appreciation to Kicks 99 and Beasley Broadcasting!

The 2011 Tocqueville Society of the CSRA In 1831, the French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville visited the United States to determine what made the newest country in the world so successful. His insights on American society provided the basis for his well-known book, Democracy In America. One of his most poignant observations was the propensity of Americans to pull together in times of need. The National Alexis de Tocqueville Society, created by United Way of America, recognizes the deep commitment and support of community leaders whose gifts to their local United Way have a significant impact when focused and invested in the local community. United Way of the CSRA joined The Tocqueville Society in 1996. It exists to foster, promote and recognize the vital importance of voluntary community service and personal giving at an exceptional level. We gratefully acknowledge the members of The Tocqueville Society of the CSRA. These investors are dedicated to our community’s strong tradition of caring. They have made a significant personal investment and are leading the way to a better community for us all.

La Table Ronde De Deux Millions De Dollars The Knox Foundation La Table Ronde D’Un Million De Dollars Mr. and Mrs. William S. Morris III and Family Ordre de Liberte’ Mr. and Mrs. James C. Currow Membres de la Societe Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Allen, Chairman Mr. and Mrs. Barney Barnett Dr. G. Stephenson Drew Mr. and Mrs. Nick W. Evans Mr. and Mrs. W. Tennent Houston Mr. and Mrs. James M. Hull and Family Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Kirby and Family Mrs. Boone A. Knox and Family – The Knox Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson B. A. Knox – The Knox Foundation Mrs. Julia R. Knox Hudson and Family – The Knox Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Wyckliffe A. Knox, Jr. Mr. Brian J. Marks and Ms. Carol Maione Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Meybohm Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Reddy



Caring Club® 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 49 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 Adventure Crossing Amelia’s Buds & Blooms Anderson Photo, Inc. Anew Salon Augusta Training Shop, Inc. Café 209 California Dreaming Checkers Coleman Lake Restaurant DJ Productions evoke Eye Care One Laser Vision Center The Family Y Fehrman Investment Group Firehouse Subs Fireside Outdoor Kitchens & Grills Fosters Restaurant French Market Grille Georgia Aquarium Goldberg’s Furniture Store Honeybaked Ham Co. & Café J. Edward Enoch, P.C. Jiffy Lube Jump City

Kyoto La Dolce Vita Salon M.R.T. Muscle Restore Therapy Monterrey Mexican Restaurant MTL Automotive Murphy & Robinson Opticians Olivia’s for the Real Woman Papa John’s Pizza Papa-N-Son’s Poblano’s Mexican Grill Riverbanks Zoo & Garden Roly Poly Sandwiches Salon West Shaffer Computer Services Sixth at Watkins Sonic Sticky Fingers Surcie Gifts, Inc. Symphony Orchestra Augusta Thrifty Car Rental Walker’s Seafood Restaurant Waynesboro Emporium Wedges & Woods William Mizell Ford, Inc.

United Way of the CSRA on Facebook United Way of the CSRA has joined the social media movement and is now on Facebook! This interactive page has current news and events relevant to our community. Please become a fan of United Way of the CSRA on Facebook and Live United™.


2011 Loaned Professionals For the past 49 years, United Way of the CSRA has partnered with our corporate sponsors and their talented employees to raise the funds necessary to address critical needs in our community. Our Loaned Professional program provides local employees executive training in public speaking, management, and leadership and gives them the opportunity to work with hundreds of companies and organizations. Loaned Professionals help us administer workplace giving campaigns and raise awareness about the many resources and needs in our community. Their unique insight and tireless energy help to create a culture of giving that will enrich our community and make a difference in thousands of lives. In 2011, we were proud to add six Loaned Professionals to our team of advocates and alumni. We are thankful for their support and commitment to United Way.

Class of 2011: Larry Laughlin - Savannah River Remediation, de’Lisa Carrico - U.S. Department of Energy, Roger Duke - Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Sherrie Cliett - Publix, April King - Georgia Power, Deron Stancil - Elliott Davis, LLC

Your United Way Team Executive

Community Impact

La Verne H. Gold - President/CEO Lucinda Grace - Executive Assistant to President

Brooke Steel - Director of Community Impact Kara MacVean - 2-1-1 Database Specialist Cheryl Odom - Administrative Assistant Joan Stoddard - Community Building Coordinator Nancy Szocinski - 2-1-1 Coordinator Amanda Trotty - 2-1-1 I&R Agent

Finance Debbie Brown - Director of Finance      Kenya E. Jones - Senior Finance Manager

Marketing and Communications Vicki Fricks - Manager of Marketing and Communications Erica Moore - Support Services Administrator

Resource Development Rina Powell - Senior Director of Resource Development Stefanie Frickey - Resource Development Manager Carrie Goodale - Resource Development Assistant Kim Grimes - Resource Development Manager Elvin Thompson - Combined Federal Campaign Coordinator

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) Dorothy Gibson - AmeriCorps VISTA Leader Maria Hall - AmeriCorps VISTA Amanda Stevens - AmeriCorps VISTA

"No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave." – Calvin Coolidge



2011-2012 Board of Directors Chair of the Board Stan Shepherd AT&T Immediate Past Chair J. Michael Ash, PhD Retired Chair-Elect of the Board Zack Daffin Georgia Bank and Trust Company Chair of Campaign Mike P. Hogan John Deere Commercial Products Treasurer Rick Evans Serotta Maddocks Evans, CPAs Chair of 2-1-1 Advisory Council Dr. Alice M. Frye Retired Chair of Building Thomas M. Blanchard III Blanchard & Calhoun Real Estate Company Chair of Community Investment Greg Scurlock First Bank of Georgia Chair of Human Resources J. Edward Enoch J. Edward Enoch, PC Chair of Marketing Dr. Anthony Robinson Augusta State University Chair of Nominating Dr. Greg DeLoach First Baptist Church of Augusta Chair of Outcomes Dr. Faye Hargrove Hargrove Leadership Services Chair of Planning David A. Belkoski University Health Care System


J. Truitt Eavenson Georgia Power

Wilbert T. Roberts Retired

David Eyler Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

Wendell C. Smith Department of Juvenile Justice

Becky Flickinger* Atlanta Gas Light

Samuel E. Tyson, Jr. Tyson Walker Group

Marian F. Futrell Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company

Rev. Philip Vestal Harlem Baptist Church

Rev. Charles E. Goodman, Jr. * Tabernacle Baptist Church Eddie Huff Sandler Training Colette Hughes ADP J. Randy Johnson* Southern Nuclear Operating Company Scott D. Johnson* Columbia County Government Linda R. LaMarr Richmond County Board of Education

Walter Wilson* Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

Agency Representative Jennifer Pennington* American Red Cross of Augusta

2011 Directors

(Completed term of office or resigned in 2011.) Donald W. Bailey The Augusta Chronicle Nadia Butler ESi Acquisition, Inc.

Sanford Loyd Sanford Loyd, CPA, PC

Ron C. Cross Columbia County Board of Commissioners

Tina Marshall-Bradley, PhD* Paine College

Kent Dunn Beasley Broadcasting Group, Inc.

Sandra I. McVicker University Health Care System

Kam Kyzer Boys and Girls Clubs of Augusta

Chris Moore* Virginia College

Mark Maund CB&H Wealth Management Services, LLC

Ted Myers* Savannah River Remediation, LLC

Machell Wright Mims Savannah River Remediation, LLC

Sue Parr Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce

Frederick L. Russell Augusta-Richmond County

Capt. Scott Peebles* Richmond County Sheriff’s Office

William C. Bohling Retired

John L. Ray WRDW TV News 12

Roger Duke Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

Bob Richards, Jr. Bob Richards Auto Group

Tom E. Tynan Southern Nuclear Operating Company Tony Umek Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Anna Doris Wilds Franchoice, Inc.

*New Directors in 2012

2011 Campaign Cabinet United Way would like to thank the members of our Campaign Cabinet who provides volunteer leadership in developing and implementing successful workplace campaigns and other fundraising strategies. Zack Daffin 2011 Campaign Chair Georgia Bank & Trust Company Mike P. Hogan 2011 Campaign Vice Chair John Deere Commercial Products J. Michael Ash Retired R. W. Allen R.W. Allen & Associates David Belkoski University Health Care System Pat Blanchard First Bank of Georgia Linda Bridgmon Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Dr. Alice M. Frye Retired Eddie Huff Sandler Training Deborah Humphrey GHS Health System Larry Laughlin Retired Mark Maund CB&H Wealth Management Services, LLC Tim McGill Georgia Power

Sandra I. McVicker University Health Care System Yvonne Meeks SRP Federal Credit Union Lindsai Mobley-Gentry The Mobley-Gentry Firm Sue Parr Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce LaMesha Presley Savannah River Remediation, LLC Karen Ribble Calling Post Communications Bob Richards, Jr. Bob Richards Auto Group Dr. Anthony Robinson Augusta State University Kim Romaner Possibilities Amplified Heather Seigler Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Stan Shepherd AT&T Margaret Taylor CSRA Credit Union Samuel E. Tyson, Jr. Tyson Walker Group Anna Doris Wilds Franchoice, Inc.

2011 Burke County Campaign Cabinet Lindsai Mobley-Gentry Chair The Mobley-Gentry Firm Beverly Black Capital City Bank DeAndre Davis Communities in Schools of Burke County Valerie Kirkland City of Waynesboro

John Nichols Purification Cellutions Amy Nunnally Burke County Board of Education Ashley Roberts Burke County Chamber of Commerce Suzanne Sharkey Georgia Power Trinetta Skinner City of Waynesboro



2011 Balance Sheet as of December 31, 2011 (unaudited) z Assets

Cash and Temporary Cash Investments (including interest-bearing deposits) $2,556,558

Campaign Pledges and Other Receivables (less allowance for uncollectible)

$ 1,473,473

Fixed Assets (Net)

$ 64,711

Other Assets

$ 14,157


$ 4,108,899


Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses

$ 218,565

Allocations Payable to Agencies

$ 964,754

Designations Payable

$ 368,932

Total Liabilities

$ 1,552,251




$ 925,064

Temporarily Restricted

$ 1,551,584

Permanently Restricted

$ 80,000

Total Net Assets

$ 2,556,648


$ 4,108,899

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions is creating a new and exciting future at the Savannah River Site.

proudly supports the United Way of the CSRA.

SRNS offers uniquely skilled people, diverse nuclear operations and research facilities, and first-of-a-kind technologies to spark business opportunities throughout the nation and beyond. We’re home to the Savannah River National Laboratory, an engine for growth in advanced environmental and national security technologies, as well as clean energy research.

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions. Leading the way in innovative and creative solutions for our nation’s most pressing initiatives.




Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company and operator of Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in Waynesboro, Ga., is proud to support United Way of the CSRA.

Thank you for tirelessly serving our community for 75 years.

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This annual report is dedicated to the memory of a special United Way friend: �s. ��erry �out�ern

Sherry passed away in December 2011 after a brief illness. She was a long time advocate for United Way of the CSRA, having been a loyal supporter since 1996 when she became a Loaned Executive while working for the U.S. Department of Energy. Her commitment did not end after her time as a Loaned Executive. In 1999, Sherry joined the United Way of the CSRA Board of Directors where she served two terms. She never hesitated to take on a challenge, and in 2009 she joined the Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC), which is the Combined Federal Campaign Board of Directors. At the end of 2009, Sherry was unanimously voted in by members of the LFCC as the Board Chair for the 2010 and 2011 campaigns. Upon assuming duties and responsibilities as chair, Sherry was aware of and involved in all campaign activities. Full of energy, passion, and determination, Sherry’s leadership and commitment on behalf of United Way and the Combined Federal Campaign will never be forgotten. We are grateful to have known this remarkable woman who is loved and remembered by so many in the community.



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United Way 2011 Annual Report  

Annual report to the community

United Way 2011 Annual Report  

Annual report to the community