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TO LIVE BETTER,

WE MUST LIVE UNITED.

2018 COMMUNITY REPORT


OUR MISSION:

The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley will create

positive change by collaborating with partners to educate and

empower children and families in the Mahoning Valley.


DEAR FRIENDS:

As we wrap up a successful 2018 and start to celebrate our Centennial in 2019, we want to

personally thank all of you who have made it possible for United Way to have generations of

impact. From our roots in 1919 to the organization we have grown into today, it all begins with

you. What excites and energizes all of us is the work that is being done. From the incredible

agencies we fund to the work United Way leads, lives are changing for the better in our community.

Change doesn’t happen alone, and we are thankful to have you on this journey with us. We are now

working with all nine Youngstown Elementary Schools, as well as Youngstown Community School,

Girard, Liberty and Campbell with our Success After 6 initiative. This initiative is much more than

an afterschool program, although we do have close to 650 children taking part in out-of-school

activities. This includes academics, enrichment, field trips, mentoring programs and so much

more. We encourage all of you to reach out and schedule a time to visit one of our Success After

6 sites. Please contact us and we will make this happen. Success After 6 is one of the many

wonderful things we are doing in partnership with you. Please look through this Annual Report to

learn more about where your dollars are going.

A big thank you to all who helped us again raise in excess of 3 million dollars. The Mahoning

Valley always steps up and exceeds our expectations. We are doing so much more than raising

money, and that is why the community is trusting our United Way with their charitable dollars. For a

third straight year, Charity Navigator gave our United Way a 4 star

rating, their highest award, and ranked us among the top nonprofits

in Ohio for accountability and transparency.

2019 is a very special year for us, and we look forward to making

an even greater impact in the next 100 years!

On behalf of our staff and Board of Directors, a sincere thank you

for LIVING UNITED.

Sincerely,

Bob Hannon, President

Ted Schmidt, Board Chair


“I think it’s a perfect intro into kindergarten.

I was really happy that he was in the school

he’ll be attending in the fall. I saw him grow

a lot, especially his confidence when he

was in Success By 6.”

Parent of Success By 6 student

South Range Elementary School

UNITED WE STAND UP FOR EDUCATION IN

THE MAHONING VALLEY.

SUCCESS BY 6 started in 2009 in two school districts.

In 2018, this pre-kindergarten readiness program was in 19

school districts and 25 school sites. Our United Way

partnered with the local educators to prepare 610 students

for their first year in school. The students saw an average 13

point increase in their pre and post literacy test scores.

Students in several districts were exposed to STEM

curriculum through our partnership with OH WOW! and they

received enrichment from the Ohio State University Extension.

SUCCESS BY 6 SUPPORTERS AND PARTNERS:

An Apple A Day

The Brilex Group of Companies

Hometown Pharmacy Solutions

Nordson Foundation

OH WOW! Children’s Center

Ohio State University Extension

PNC Foundation

Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County

The Youngstown Foundation

The Zita M. & Joseph DiYorio Foundation

“Success By 6 got her motivated to like

school. She struggled at first. She didn’t

want to learn. But this got her into the

routine and she started to get excited about

school. It’s an excellent program.”

Parent of Success By 6 student

Struthers Elementary School


UNITED WAY of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley knows the best way to

prepare our students is to provide a strong foundation. We invest in our youngest

children through our early education initiatives that reach them before they even enter

school. We know in today’s world, pre-school is not always an option for our families.

Our goal is to step in and provide resources to fill that gap. We achieve this by getting

books into the hands of babies and toddlers as well as literacy resources to their

parents and guardians. We do this by preparing these future students for success by

giving them a first hand experience of what life will be like once they officially become

a kindergartener. United with our partner agencies who also provide valuable early

childhood education programming, we are establishing a strong foundation so

essential to future success in the classroom.

IMAGINATION LIBRARY was introduced to the

Valley by our United Way in 2014. Since that time, we have

served more than 9,000 children. Currently, we have 5,300

children receiving a free book once a month sent to their

home. Another 3,868 graduated from the program once they

turned 5 years old. Thanks to the Dolly Parton Foundation, we

have distributed 152,124 books since 2014. This year, we

partnered with the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning

County to provide literacy programming and training to 180

parents and guardians at schools, library locations, and partner

non-profits like OCCHA.

IMAGINATION LIBRARY

SUPPORTERS AND PARTNERS:

Covelli Enterprises

Jane F. Lamb Charitable Foundation

Ohio Children’s Foundation

The James & Coralie Centofanti Charitable Foundation

William M. Neckerman, Jr. Foundation


UNITED WAY of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley wants to build upon the foundation we

help set with Success By 6, Imagination Library, and the valuable programs run by our partner

agencies. In 2015, we launched Success After 6 with the goal of continuing to strengthen our

students. We partner with 5 school districts, various enrichment partners, and community

volunteers to provide additional resources to the students to help improve their academics. The

cornerstone of our Success After 6 initiative is an afterschool program that takes place at each

school site. We also partner with community volunteers and organizations to bring mentoring into

the schools to inspire the children to dream big and provide them with the tools to achieve their

goals.

“Success After 6 has been one of the most successful programs as far as increasing attendance, reducing

discipline incidents, and improving student performance on both state and benchmark assessments.”

John LaPlante, Chief Information Officer

Youngstown City Schools

UNITED WE STAND UP FOR EDUCATION IN

THE MAHONING VALLEY.

SUCCESS AFTER 6 provided afterschool

programming to 550 Students grades kindergarten to sixth in 4

school districts at 8 sites for the 2017-2018 school year.

Students referred to the program are often most at-risk and

have the greatest need for additional help and support. They

may start further behind than their peers.

For the 2017-2018 school year, many of these students

experienced growth. Students in Youngstown had an average

4.7% higher attendance rate and a 7.9% lower discipline rate

than students not in the program. They also had a 58% higher

growth rate on the NWEA Math Test and 68% higher growth

rate on NWEA Reading Tests. These tests monitor growth in

student’s ability in Reading and Math and help predict

performance on Ohio’s state-wide achievement tests.

For the 2018-2019 school year, we expanded to an additional

district and 4 more school sites. 650 students are enrolled in

the afterschool program. We added the 9th Youngstown

Elementary School—Harding—in January of 2019.

2018-2019 2019 SUCCESS AFTER 6 SCHOOLS:

Youngstown Community School

Campbell Elementary School

Girard, Prospect Elementary School

Liberty, Blott Guy PK-6

Youngstown City Schools

Harding Elementary

Kirkmere Elementary

McGuffey Elementary

MLK Elementary

Paul C. Bunn Elementary

Taft Elementary

Volney Rogers Elementary

Williamson Elementary

Wilson Elementary


YOUNG WOMEN’S MENTORSHIP

occurs in two schools with 42 mentors and 43 mentees. For

the 2017-2018 school year, 85% of the mentees improved their

grades, 81% improved their attendance, and 80% had less

discipline referrals. For the 2018-2019 school year, the mentors

increased their roles by planning the weekly sessions and

inviting outside partners, programs, and speakers. They

address social emotional issues and encourage academic

success and leadership skills in the 5th—7th grade students.

YOUNG WOMEN’S MENTORSHIP SUPPORTERS:

Boardman Center Intermediate School

Youngstown Taft Elementary School

Butler Museum of Art

City of Youngstown—CDBG

Home Savings Charitable Foundation

Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley

Macy’s

Mahoning County Mental Health Board

Ohio State Extension Office

Simon Roofing

Youngstown State University

“I wanted to do something that would make a difference and have a true

impact on a student. Little did I know the impact the program would have on

my life, too.”

Shannon Tirone, Young Women’s Mentorship at Taft Elementary School

PROMISING MEN’S MENTORSHIP SUPPORTERS:

“I’m loving being a mentor. They are like my little brothers. I need to show

them the right way. I came from a similar background as them. I want them

to know we can break the cycle. Teach them about cause and effect. I’ve

grown as a mentor. I learn something new every day from them. I wanted to

give back and this was a no-brainer for me to be a part of the program.”

Steven Lemley, Promising Men’s Mentorship at Youngstown Community School

PROMISING MEN’S MENTORSHIP

Youngstown Community School

Kool Boiz Foundation

Boys and Girls Club of Youngstown

Frank & Pearl Gelbman Charitable Foundation

Home Savings Charitable Foundation

occurs at Youngstown Community School with 11

mentors and 20 mentees in the 6th and 7th grades.

The Kool Boiz Foundation leads the weekly sessions

teaching the young men about responsibility in and out

of the classroom. In addition to their meetings at the

school, they took field trips to Dearing Compressor, YSU

football and basketball games and the Football Hall of

Fame. These trips exposed the young men to different

experiences and real life situations.


SUCCESS AFTER 6 PARTNERS:

American Red Cross, Lake to River Chapter

Ballet Western Reserve

Barnes & Noble

Beyond Tennis & U.S.T.A.

Boy Scouts of America, Great Trail Council

Casals de Spa & Salon

Chess is Life

First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown

Girard First United Methodist Church

Jewish Community Center

Kool Boiz Foundation

Mahoning County Educational Service Center

ms consultants

Oakhill Collaborative

OH WOW!

Ohio State University Extension

St. John’s Episcopal Church

Second Harvest Food Bank

SMARTS

Taft Promise Neighborhood

The Train Station

WKBN

Women United!

Youngstown State University

Youth Intensive Services

UNITED WE TRANSFORM OUR SCHOOLS

INTO COMMUNITY HUBS.

REPORT CARD MENTORING

matches a volunteer with students in the

4th –8th grades. For the 2018-2019 school

year, 65 volunteers work one-on-one with

280 students at Liberty’s Blott Guy PK—6

School, MLK Elementary in Youngstown, and

Youngstown Community School. They review

their report card grades and set goals to

improve academics!

PROJECT MORE

takes place at Girard Prospect

Elementary School. Every day during

the afterschool program volunteers

meet with students to improve their

reading. 12 dedicated Girard

residents work one on one with 2nd

graders. For the 2018-2019 school

year, we expanded to help students

during day school.


SUCCESS AFTER 6 ADOPT-A-SCHOOL PARTNERS:

HUNTINGTON BANK

MCGUFFEY ELEMENTARY

GLORIA JONES & FIRELINE INC.

IN MEMORY OF ROGER D. JONES

MLK ELEMENTARY

CHRIS & ED MURANSKY

YOUNGSTOWN COMMUNITY

SCHOOL

SUCCESS AFTER 6 SUPPORTERS:

21st Century Community Learning Center Grants

AFL-CIO Community services

Aimee & Lulu Seidel Foundation

Chemical Bank

City of Youngstown—CDBG

Coaches Burger Bar

Commission on Minority Health

Cortland Bank

First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown

Frank & Pearl Gelbman Charitable Foundation

Home Savings Charitable Foundation

John S. & Doris M. Andrews Memorial Fund

Mercy Health Foundation

THE DEBARTOLO CORPORATION

DENISE AND JOHN YORK

WILLIAMSON ELEMENTARY

Midwest Youth Tennis Education Foundation

PATCH Foundation

Ron Stoops & Anthony Pelini Foundation

St. John’s Episcopal Church

Senator Maurice & Florence Lipscher

Charitable Foundation

State Farm Foundation

Taft Promise Neighborhood

The Magic of Michael Foundation

Thomases Family Endowment of the

Youngstown Area Jewish Federation

Youngstown Firefighters—Local 312

Well Being Collaborative

Women United!


UNITED WAY of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley focuses on education initiatives, but

we know to truly break down the barriers to success we need to concentrate on the whole child

and the whole family. Through Success After 6, we bring wrap around services to more than 4,000

students and their family members at 13 different school sites. We bring resources directly into

the schools. From food pantries to vision screenings to financial education to promise

neighborhoods, we want the families to receive the assistance they need.

FOOD PANTRIES

served 800 families at Youngstown

Community School, Taft Elementary

School, and Williamson Elementary

School. 300 turkeys and hams were

also distributed during the holidays.

UNITED WE CONFRONT THE STRUGGLES

FAMILIES FACE IN MAHONING COUNTY.

Change truly does not happen alone. Our collaboration with Sight for All United, Classic Optical, Essilor Vision

Foundation, Akron Children’s Hospital, Mercy Health, Youngstown Lions Club, Vallourec, YSU Nursing Department,

and various other organizations produced amazing results.

During the 2017-2018 school year, after screening 2,000 Youngstown City School students, 180 students received

eyeglasses. These students experienced a 2.4%, higher attendance rate, a 41%lower discipline rate, and an 8%

higher pass rate on the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.

We expanded the initiative for the 2018-2019 school year and included Liberty’s Blott Guy PK-6 School. More than

200 volunteers conducted vision screenings for 2,500 students. From there 454 students went through doctor

exams and 253 students received 2 pairs of eye glasses, one for home and one for school. We will monitor their

progress for the second half of the school year and report back the results!


TAFT PROMISE NEIGHBORHOOD

focuses on the 4,909 children and adults living in the Taft

Neighborhood on Youngstown’s South Side. The coalition is

made up of 40 community partners. Our United Way leads

the Education Council for TPN, which helps facilitate

programming for the students and families of Taft Elementary

School. In 2018, TPN moved into the former Youngstown Fire

House on South Avenue, which allowed it to have much more

visibility on the highly traveled corridor. It served as a base

for our 2018 Day of Caring.

In addition, Community Legal Aid held walk-in office hours

with Neighborhood Law Project Attorneys, and assisted with

164 cases in the Taft Neighborhood. TPN hosted two

felony-friendly job fairs attracting 400 job seekers.

VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE

provides free tax services in partnership with AARP for low to moderate income

individuals. VITA engages 78 volunteers, who help prepare tax returns in the

Mahoning Valley. For the 2018 Tax Season, volunteers filed 3,861 tax returns

with more than $2 million being refunded to individuals. VITA helps people

avoid high fees and allows them to reinvest all of their money back into the local

community. Our United Way is also a part of the Financial Stability partnership,

and through this collaboration we host several Super Saturday events, which

provide VITA services as well as a financial fair and financial literacy classes.

We also increased our outreach to the Hispanic community by hosting a Super

Saturday event at OCCHA.


UNITED WAY of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley is growing its volunteer base. Our

campaign success would not be possible without our volunteer coordinators who are key liaisons

in their individual workplace. Our Success After 6 initiative would not be possible without our

mentors and tutors. Our Day of Caring expands every year thanks to the dedicated organizations

and businesses who send volunteers to help us fight blight in the City of Youngstown. Our Women

United! group continues to grow and engage women in brand new ways not only offering them

opportunities to give back to their community, but also network with each other.

NO MATTER THE OBSTACLES. NO MATTER

THE ODDS. WE SURROUND OUR VALLEY’S

MOST CRITICAL PROBLEMS AND WE FIGHT.

DAY OF CARING brought together

1,000 volunteers from 90 different businesses

and organizations on the first Friday in

September. Together they improved 160

properties, removed 850 cubic yards of brush

and debris, cleaned 1.7 miles of sidewalks,

disposed of 367 illegally dumped tires,

installed 139 smoke detectors in 55 homes,

installed 124 L.E.D. lights on occupied homes,

and helped 18 partner agencies with various

projects. Installing the L.E.D. lights was a new

project for this year’s Day of Caring, volunteers

and residents believe this will have a long

lasting effect on the neighborhood’s safety.


WOMEN UNITED started in 2015 with the goal of bringing

women together to help with our then new Success After 6

initiative. Since then it’s provided women with a chance to

volunteer around the community and honor the moms,

grandmas, and aunts of the Success After 6 children. In

2018, the steering committee wanted to provide an

opportunity for women to network, so they started Women’s

Wednesday Night Out. It’s a way for women to come

together and celebrate their accomplishments. The event

highlights women-owned businesses and successful women

or community leaders from around the area, and allows

United Way to share the work we are doing in the Valley.

Women United has engaged 50 hands on volunteers this year

and raised $12,000 to help fund the Success After 6

initiative.


OUR 2018 HIGHLIGHTS

JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE

We picked the five

finalists for

Greenwood

Chevrolet’s Cruze

or Cash Giveaway.

Greg Greenwood

once again

provided this

campaign

incentive where

any donor who

gave $260 or more

qualified to win a

brand new Cruze

or $15,000 cash.

John Urcheck of

Cortland, a long

time donor started

the car and chose

to take the cash!

Joined by our 2017

Campaign Chair,

Garry Mrozek of

Hometown

Pharmacy Solutions,

we proudly

announced we

raised more than $3

million for the

second year in a

row! Garry pulled

double duty, serving

as the Campaign

Chair and Board

Chair for 2017.

VITA kicked off for

the 2018 tax season.

Valley residents

were able to file their

taxes for free and

keep their entire

return. Thank you to

the dedicated

volunteers.

Hometown

Pharmacy

re-launched it’s

Healthy Kids

Vitamin Program.

The United Way,

Hometown

Pharmacy, and

Struthers

Elementary

School teamed up

to promote this

great program,

which provides

high quality

vitamins for

children ages 5 to

12 for free.

Struthers

students took

part in a coloring

contest, and

Hometown

Pharmacy

rewarded the

winners of each

class with a pizza

party!

Chemical Bank

sponsored our

Annual Meeting

held at the Lake

Club. We honored

our top companies

as well as our key

volunteers who

made a difference

in the 2017

campaign. We

sold out the event

with 500 people

attending the

Annual Meeting.

We welcomed Kirk

Herbstreit to our

13th Annual

Champions

Among Us Dinner

sponsored by

PNC.

The former OSU

quarterback and

popular College

Football Analyst

for ABC and ESPN

spent the evening

with more than

400 guests at The

Lake Club. He is

part of ESPN’s

College Gameday

and calls the ABC

primetime game.

The 19th Annual

Muransky

Companies Bass

Classic hosted

by Aqua Ohio

welcomed 61

pro-am teams. A

special thank you

to our other

sponsors Fin

Feather Fur and

The Vineyards at

Pine Lake.

The 4th Annual

Locker 1 & 2 Golf

Outing took place

at The Lake Club.

Thank you to Bob

Conger of Winkle

Electric and Leo

Henry of The

Muransky

Companies. The

outing raised

$31,061.


JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER

Youngstown

State University

was one of our

pacesetters that

helped get our

2018 campaign

underway. The

#YSUnited

committee

hosted a picnic

on campus and

invited students

from Success

After 6. Pete the

Penguin and the

YSU

Cheerleaders

helped kickoff

the festivities

with hot dogs

and ice cream.

Huntington Bank

donated 1,000

book bags to local

United Ways as a

part of their annual

Stuff the Bus

campaign. Thank

you to sponsors

WFMJ, Coccas

Pizza and Great

Clips. Henry

Schein MicroMD

also donated

school supplies.

We welcomed

Florida Georgia

Line for Y Live.

Thanks to Ed and

Diane Reese and

Briarfield Health

who hosted the VIP

Party.

We hit a milestone

for the 21st Annual

Day of Caring! A

record 1,000

volunteers helped us

kick off our 2018

Campaign with a

breakfast at the

Covelli Centre.

Thank you to our title

sponsors Huntington

Bank and Hometown

Pharmacy.

Women United!

launched Women’s

Wednesday Night

Out. It’s a

networking event for

women from all

walks of life across

the Mahoning Valley.

Thank you to the

2018 sponsors of the

first two events:

Burgan Real Estate,

Raphael’s School of

Beauty, Platt

Insurance, JET

Creative, and One

Hot Cookie

Success After 6

officially started

the afterschool

programming at

the sites across

Youngstown,

Campbell, Girard,

and Liberty.

Our staff spent

the summer

getting ready for

the expansion

from 8 to 13

schools. 13

Success After 6

coordinators

were ready to

lead the

programs in their

individual

schools.

Barnes & Noble

picked our United

Way to be the

recipient of their

Holiday Book

Drive. They kicked

off the drive in

November as the

Holiday shopping

season got into

full swing.

We conducted our

Small Business

Blitz. Thank you to

our matching

sponsors,

Sweeney

Chevrolet Buick

GMC and 898

Marketing.

Our United Way

partnered with the

NFL Alumni

Association to

hold the annual

Super Bowl Raffle.

Thanks to Ed

Muransky and The

Lake Club for

hosting the party!

Coaches Burger Bar

hosted their annual

Dine in December.

For every burger

sold during the

month they donated

a quarter to our

United Way to

support our Success

After 6 initiative.

They raised more

than $2,000!

8 High School

basketball teams

took to the

hardwood for the

7th Annual Holiday

Basketball Classic.

Thanks to Poland

High School for

hosting the event!

And thank you to our

title sponsor

ServPro and

additional sponsors

Windsor House,

Braydich Dental,

WKBN and Cocca’s

Pizza.


UNITED WAY of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley invested $3,296,712 into United Way-led

initiatives and programs run by local non-profit agencies in 2018. This is the most money ever invested

back into the community by United Way thanks to the generosity of our donors and the organization's

ability to secure 21st Century Grants. We fund 41 programs under the focus areas of education and

emergency services run by 35 non-profit agencies. Through our partner agencies and our United Way

led initiatives, we are able to touch the lives of more than 200,000 Mahoning Valley residents.

WE FIGHT FOR THOSE WHO NEED A VOICE AND

FOR THOSE WHOSE NAMES WE DO NOT KNOW.

2019 PARTNER AGENCIES

ACLD Learning Center

Alta Care Group, Inc

American Red Cross, Lake to River Chapter

Apprisen

Area Agency on Aging 11

Beatitude House

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mahoning Valley

Boys and Girls Club of Youngstown

Boy Scouts of America, Great Trail Council

Carter House

Catholic Charities Regional Agency

Community Legal Aid Services, Inc.

Compass Family and Community Services

Emmanuel Community Care Center

Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio

Goodwill Industries, Youngstown Area

Heart Reach Neighborhood Ministries

Help Network of Northeast Ohio

Interfaith Home Maintenance

Jewish Community Center of Youngstown

Jewish Family Services

Mahoning Valley Dispute Resolution Services

MYCAP

Millcreek Children’s Center

OCCHA

OH WOW!

Potential Development Program

The Rich Center for Autism

The Salvation Army

Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley

Western Reserve Public Radio

Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation

YMCA of Youngstown

Youngstown Hearing and Speech - Easter Seals

YWCA of Youngstown


AFL-CIO COMMUNITY SERVICES

and the Union Counselors are truly “the stop

talking start doing band together and take on

the impossible task masters”. Every year they

volunteer countless hours to projects

associated with our United Way as well as

numerous others throughout the Valley. You

can find them at the Muransky Companies

Bass Classic making food for the anglers.

They set up the breakfast tent for the

hundreds and hundreds of Day of Caring

volunteers. They work the concession stand

at our Holiday Basketball Classic. Much of

their work happens under the radar. They

provided 500 people with food vouchers.

They distributed 180 bus passes. They built 6

wheel chair ramps. They helped at two major

spaghetti dinner fundraisers and hosted their

own quarter auction. They step in and help

when people are in most need.

HELP NETWORK OF NORTHEAST OHIO fields the calls of individuals looking for help

from our partner agencies. Their trained staff answers crisis intervention and referral calls.

In 2018, they answered a total of 160,552 calls. Mahoning County’s 211 Database on the internet

had 9,047 contacts and the 211 line received 9,981 calls.


PROBLEMS…

WE FIND

EVERY

DOLLAR WE

CAN TO

ADDRESS

THEM.

UNITED WAY of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley exceeded the 2018 goal

by raising $3,065,532. Thank you to our generous donors for trusting us to do

this important work in our community.

TOP WORKPLACE CAMPAIGNS

The Muransky Companies

General Motors and UAW #1112

Dearing Compressor and Pump Co.

Compco Industries

Youngstown State University

Home Savings Bank

AT&T

UPS

Dinesol Plastics, Inc.

Exal Corporation

UAW #1112 MEMBERS

NEW WORKPLACE CAMPAIGNS

Exal Corporation

Integrated Fab

MYCAP

Western Reserve Port Authority

Coleman Professional Services

EXAL EMPLOYEES


TOP FOUNDATIONS

Frank & Pearl Gelbman Charitable Foundation

Home Savings Charitable Foundation

Walter & Helen Bender Memorial Fund

PNC Foundation

Walter E. & Caroline H. Watson Foundation

THOMASES FAMILY

ENDOWMENT

HOME SAVINGS FOUNDATION

FOUNDATIONS AND GRANT SUPPORT

PATCH FOUNDATION

Aimee & Lulu Seidel Foundation

AmazonSmile

Anne Kilcawley Christman Fund

AXA Foundation

Barbara Hopper Tinkham Fund

Bruce R. Beeghly & Nancy W. Beeghly Family Foundation

E. Jeffrey & Carol A. Rossi Family Foundation

Edward M. Barr Charitable TUW

First Place Bank Community Foundation

FirstEnergy Foundation

Florence Harshman Philanthropic Fund

Florence Simon Beecher Foundation

Frank & Pearl Gelbman Charitable Foundation

Frank C. and Norma J. Watson Family Foundation

General Motors Foundation

Home Savings Charitable Foundation

Jane F. Lamb Charitable Foundation

John D. Finnegan Foundation

John S. and Doris M. Andrews Memorial Fund of

Community Foundation

Key Bank Foundation

Kiwanis Club of Youngstown

Mahoning County Mental Health Board

Mercy Health Foundation

Midwest Youth Tennis & Education Foundation

Morris and Esther Simon Family Philanthropic Fund

Nordson Foundation

Norfolk-Southern Foundation

Ohio Children’s Foundation

PATCH Foundation

PNC Foundation

Ron Stoops/ Anthony Pelini Foundation

Schwebel Family Foundation

Senator Maurice and Florence Lipscher Charitable Fund

State Farm Foundation

The Bernard & Elaine Soss Family Charitable Trust

The Brotherhood Foundation

The Magic of Michael Foundation

The Frances and Lillian Schermer Charitable Trust

The James & Coralie Centofanti Charitable Foundation

The John D. Beeghly Fund

The Youngstown Foundation

Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area

Jewish Federation

Walter & Helen Bender Memorial Fund

Walter E. & Caroline H. Watson Foundation

Ward Beecher Foundation

Warren P. Williamson, Jr. Fund

William & Margaret Bresnahan Family Foundation

William B. & Kathryn Pollock Family Foundation

William B. Pollock Company Foundation

William M. Neckerman, Jr Foundation

Youngstown Lions Club

Zita M. & Joseph DiYorio Foundation


WE ARE

THE

HAND

RAISERS.

WE ARE

THE

GAME

CHANGERS.

UNITED WAY of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley knows to live better, we

must live united. While we are surrounded by the best donors and volunteers every

day, some go above and beyond for us and the children and families we serve. Our

Campaign Chair this year, William Shivers of Huntington Bank, not only helped us

exceed our goal, but volunteered his time with our Success After 6 students and

helped at our Day of Caring. Austintown Schools Superintendent Vince Colaluca

helped us reach our goal by leading his school district to more than double their

donations from the previous year! Board member Dr. Betty Jo Licata stepped up by

helping with the YSU campaign and by taking an active role with Women United.

Cortland Bank and the Kool Boiz Foundation have made a true impact on our

Success After 6 program by helping with our annual holiday food pantry and by

providing mentorship to the young men in our schools. Finally, we wanted to honor

the AFL-CIO Union Counselors for their dedication to United Way. It was a difficult

year for them as they lost one of their own, Cindy Michael. She courageously fought

cancer, and over the years she was an amazing example of generosity and what

giving back to your community looks like.

CAMPAIGN CHAIR AWARD

William Shivers, Huntington Bank

CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP AWARD

Vince Colaluca, Austintown Local Schools

LABOR LEADERSHIP AWARD

AFL-CIO Union Counselors

In Honor of Cindy Michael

PARKER MCHENRY BOARD EXCELLENCE AWARD

Dr. Betty Jo Licata, Youngstown State University

IMPACT LEADERSHIP AWARD

Cortland Bank

IMPACT LEADERSHIP AWARD

Kool Boiz Foundation


VOLUNTEER EXCELLENCE AWARD

Jack Wollitz, Chair

Muransky Companies Bass Classic

DEDICATED SERVICE AWARD

St. John’s Episcopal Church &

First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown

VOLUNTEER EXCELLENCE AWARD

Lori Delserone, Raphael’s School of Beauty

DEDICATED SERVICE AWARD

Sight for All United

UNITED WAY of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley also knows change does not happen alone. Our

volunteers give their time and talents every day and in a variety of ways that really help us make the most impact in

the Valley. Jack Wollitz started helping the United Way 20 years ago when we started the Muransky Companies

Bass Classic, one of our largest fundraisers. He spends countless hours making sure it is not only the best fishing

tournament in Northeast Ohio, but also that it truly helps those in need! A few years ago, Lori Delserone started

volunteering under the radar by being a reading tutor with Project More at Taft Elementary. Then she

volunteered to help with the vision program, Report Card Mentoring, and became a vital part of Women United.

Members of St. John’s Episcopal Church and First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown exemplify what it means to

Give. Advocate. Volunteer. They help fund our in-school food pantry at Williamson Elementary, but they also

volunteer every month to help distribute food to the students and families. Finally, our collaboration with Sight For

All United has allowed us to reach more and more students with essential vision services and fulfill our mission to

focus on the whole child. Together we are breaking down the barriers to success in the classroom!


UNITED WAY of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley founded The

Leadership Club in 1983. The investment made at the Leadership Level

starts at $1,000, and since the inception these generous donors have

helped us achieve our goal each year. In 2018, 228 members belong to

this group who raised $584,000 of this year’s campaign.

TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY

GIFTS OF $10,000 & ABOVE

Bob & Amy Hendricks (1 YEAR)

Gloria Jones (2 YEARS)

Garry & Wanda Mrozek (23 YEARS)

Chris & Ed Muransky (7 YEARS)

Bob & Joanne Preston (3 YEARS)

Gary Small (5 YEARS)

Richard & Susan Sokolov (30 YEARS)

Shannon Stamp (4 YEARS)

Robin & Rebecca Wall (8 YEARS)

Dr. & Mrs. John C. York (22 YEARS)

Three Friends of the United Way

BENEFACTOR

GIFTS OF $5,000—$9,999

Anita & Rick Dearing (7 YEARS)

Kenneth & Jeanne Fibus (32 YEARS)

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Lepley (31 YEARS)

Paul & Laura Lyden (12 YEARS)

Friend of the United Way

PARTNER $2,500—$4,999

Chester & Marilyn Amedia (24 YEARS)

Mr. Daniel H. Becker (23 YEARS)

George Berlin (27 YEARS)

Bonnie & Lee Burdman (9 YEARS)

Lisa Cocca (3 YEARS)

Dr. Robert & Vickie Collins (21 YEARS)

Laura & Steve Davenport (5 YEARS)

Mr. & Mrs. Keith Downard (27 YEARS)

Ted & Julie Downie (21 YEARS)

David & Dianne Eyster (22 YEARS)

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Fleming (28 YEARS)

Leo & Suzanne Hickey (3 YEARS)

Sid & Kate Jones (23 YEARS)

Alan R. & June D. Kretzer (32 YEARS)

Dr. Phillip G. Maiden (13 YEARS)

Dr. & Mrs. Richard S. Mayo (21 YEARS)

Derek A. Snyder (3 YEARS)

Bob & Geri Stevens (20 YEARS)

Patt & Doug Sweeney (32 YEARS)

Myra Vitto (7 YEARS)

Two Friends of the United Way

PATRON $1,500—$2,499

Dr. Rebecca Bailey & Kenneth Rech (31 YEARS)

Mr. & Mrs. David E. Bell (17 YEARS)

Mr. & Mrs. Franklin S. Bennett, Jr. (22 YEARS)

Dr. Bege Bowers (17 YEARS)

David L. Bresnahan (20 YEARS)

Kelly & Timothy Bresnahan (19 YEARS)

Ray & Shirley Briya (8 YEARS)

Thomas J. Cavalier (25 YEARS)

Mr. & Mrs. David Coy (12 YEARS)

Albin & Kathleen Dearing (6 YEARS)

Cindy & Denny Kunce (13 YEARS)

Robert Devlin (6 YEARS)

Frank Dixon (20 YEARS)

Michael & Mary Jo Fagert (22 YEARS)

Greg & Amy Galvin (2 YEARS)

Robert & Marion Gillette (32 YEARS)

Ms. Louise M. Greathouse (6 YEARS)

Mr. & Mrs. Gregory L. Greenwood (25 YEARS)

Cathy & Rick Grizinski (14 YEARS)

Bob & Beth Hannon (11 YEARS)

Kenneth Leonard (2 YEARS)

Gary Lockhart (5 YEARS)

Mr. & Mrs. David Lucido (16 YEARS)

Robert E. McGivern (6 YEARS)

Paul & Cathy Milligan (15 YEARS)

Alan & Lori Mirkin (6 YEARS)

Tom & Kathy Mock (5 YEARS)

Jeanne Mosure (1 YEAR)

Jim & Sue Rosa (27 YEARS)


PATRON $1,500—$2,499

Eric & April Ryan (5 YEARS)

Christopher & Lisa Sammartino (5 YEARS)

Atty. Leonard D. & Gina Schiavone (23 YEARS)

Ted & Lisa Schmidt (15 YEARS)

Dorothy & Paul Schwebel (28 YEARS)

Molly & George Seals (22 YEARS)

William Shivers (1 YEAR)

Mark & Sue Stricklin (10 YEARS)

Mr. Robert Thibodeau (10 YEARS)

Mr. David H. Turner (9 YEARS)

Mrs. Robert Wagmiller (6 YEARS)

Mrs. Watanakunakorn (23 YEARS)

Mark & Charlene Wenick (5 YEARS)

Thomas A. Zocolo (5 YEARS)

Scott Zoldan (3 YEARS)

Three Friends of United Way

SPONSOR $1,000—$1,499

Randy & Beth Alexoff (14 YEARS)

Christopher Anderson & Sarah Chill (2 YEARS)

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bachinger (7 YEARS)

Megan Bair (2 YEARS)

Jennifer Baird (4 YEARS)

Dr. Surjit K. Bal (11 YEARS)

Suzanne Barbati (2 YEARS)

Jason Berger (1 YEAR)

David Betras (6 YEARS)

Tony & Rhonda Biondillo (4 YEARS)

Ted & Julie Brennan (10 YEARS)

SPONSOR $1,000—$1,499

Bill & Joyce Bresnahan (35 YEARS)

Sarah Brown-Clark (17 YEARS)

Barb Burley (4 YEARS)

Don & Gloria Cagigas (31 YEARS)

Philip & Barbara Carlon (10 YEARS)

Joseph & Rebecca Caruso (14 YEARS)

Dr. & Mrs. A.B. Cinelli* (36 YEARS)

James Cohen (3 YEARS)

Jim Collier (25 YEARS)

Mark Cornman (1 YEAR)

Alexis Cowles (2 YEARS)

Stacey Craley (2 YEARS)

Carl & Tina Culp (9 YEARS)

Thomas W. Davis, Jr. (9 YEARS)

Dr. & Mrs. Dante A. DeAngelo * (36 YEARS)

Katie DeGennaro (4 YEARS)

Christine & Phillip Dennison (30 YEARS)

Steve Divittis (1 YEAR)

Patty Durkin (3 YEARS)

Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Farris (8 YEARS)

Rob & Cathy Fellman (8 YEARS)

Samantha Fisher (1 YEAR)

Al & Suzanne Fleming (28 YEARS)

Mr. & Mrs. D. Joseph Fleming (26 YEARS)

Mason Fowler (1 YEAR)

Chris Gabrick (1 YEAR)

Paul & Gina Garchar (10 YEARS)

Anthony J. Garono (3 YEARS)

Dale Gebhardt (1 YEAR)

SPONSOR $1,000—$1,499

Dr. Thomas Gemma (5 YEARS)

Ken & Caroline Goldsboro (16 YEARS)

Steve & Wendy Hanousek (10 YEARS)

Frank & Barbara Hierro (20 YEARS)

Chelsea Hillard (5 YEARS)

Diana Hogg (3 YEARS)

Joseph & Nancy Houser (21 YEARS)

Judge Scott & Michelle Hunter (15 YEARS)

Samuel Huston (1 YEAR)

Cynthia Hutchison (2 YEARS)

Michael Iberis (17 YEARS)

Terri & Neil Kaback (20 YEARS)

Todd Kalis (1 YEAR)

Dr. Jane Kestner (16 YEARS)

Mr. Raymond & Dr. Tammy A. King (10 YEARS)

Phil & Katie Kocon (27 YEARS)

Greg Krieger (4 YEARS)

Cathy & Steve Kristan (27 YEARS)

Danielle Lanterman (1 YEAR)

Elliot & Christine Legow (10 YEARS)

Mr. & Mrs. David T. Lepley (4 YEARS)

Rosemary M. Lewis (25 YEARS)

Dr. Betty Jo Licata & Jack Monda (25 YEARS)

Chas & Stacia Erdos Littleton (2 YEARS)

David & Pam Lupo (5 YEARS)

Breen Lyden (5 YEARS)

Michael Mapes (1 YEAR)

Bruce Marshall (1 YEAR)

Rob & Cheryl McArthur (8 YEARS)

Robert McCullough Jr. (1 YEAR)


UNITED WAY of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley continued the

Emerging Leaders Club in 2018. Anyone who increased their gift to $500

was matched by the Frank and Pearl Gelbman Charitable Foundation. We

want to thank these generous individuals who made that increase to their

annual contribution. This year we welcomed 78 people to the Gelbman

Emerging Leaders Club raising $42,605

SPONSOR $1,000—$1,499

David S. Mendenhall (1 YEAR)

Mr. & Mrs. James L. Messenger (20 YEARS)

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth M. Miller (27 YEARS)

Mr. Tom Miller (11 YEARS)

Toby P. Mirto (16 YEARS)

John Moliterno (1 YEAR)

Benjamin Morucci (5 YEARS)

Garry Matthew Mrozek (2 YEARS)

Stephanie Ann Mrozek (2 YEARS)

Jonny & Katy Mumaw (1 YEAR)

Thomas & Gena Murray (19 YEARS)

Flor & Elba Navarro (4 YEARS)

Mr. Mark A. Nicastro (10 YEARS)

Jude Nohra (1 YEAR)

Phil & Marian Nolletti (1 YEAR)

Nickolaus Norton (1 YEAR)

Randy Nungesser (3 YEARS)

Bill Padisak (9 YEARS)

Meribeth Pantall-Noble ( 1 YEAR)

Liann Phillips (3 YEARS)

Randy & Melissa Rakich (5 YEARS)

Dr. Vikram & Urmi Raval (32 YEARS)

Anna Rolland (1 YEAR)

Daniel Rossero (2 YEARS)

Samuel A. & Judy Roth (17 YEARS)

Terry & Samuel D. Roth (23 YEARS)

Jack & Sandy Russell (17 YEARS)

William & Linda Russell (16 YEARS)

SPONSOR $1,000—$1,499

Christine M. Sawicki (1 YEAR)

Richard Schafer (2 YEARS)

Mr. & Mrs. C. Reid Schmutz (29 YEARS)

Michael Schrock (2 YEARS)

Scott R. Schulick (17 YEARS)

Ms. Karen Segesto-Hauser (10 YEARS)

Timothy Shaffer (5 YEARS)

Jeff Sheets (4 YEARS)

Carol & Bruce Sherman (10 YEARS)

Dr. Mike Sherman (1 YEAR)

Harry Shood (1 YEAR)

Mr. & Mrs. Alex Simon (6 YEARS)

Mr. & Mrs. James Simon (6 YEARS)

Greg & Nancy Smith (28 YEARS)

Julie M. Smith (12 YEARS)

Christopher Stickle (1 YEAR)

Seth Stigliano (6 YEARS)

Charles Stout (1 YEAR)

Atty. Linette M. Stratford (10 YEARS)

Edward R. Stride (3 YEARS)

Susan Tanner (1 YEAR)

Atty. & Mrs. James W. Thomas (19 YEARS)

Dan & Nancy Tidrick (30 YEARS)

Jim & Ellen Tressel (1 YEAR)

Anthony Trevena (1 YEAR)

Don & Betty Tucker * (36 YEARS)

Marc & Jen Uhrich (7 YEARS)

David VanGilder (4 YEARS)

SPONSOR $1,000—$1,499

Drs. Leonidas & Maria Vassilaros (25 YEARS)

Allison Vross & Michael Thomas (2 YEARS)

Anthony & Chris Vross (5 YEARS)

James F. Walker (9 YEARS)

Walt Whitman (3 YEARS)

E. Douglas Williams (1 YEAR)

Kathy Worhatch (4 YEARS)

Eight friends of the United Way

GELBMAN EMERGING LEADER

Gabriel Abraham

Matthew Barlow

Kelsey A. Bartel

Brian L. Bell

Mr. & Mrs. Ian J. Beniston

Derrick & Trina Benson

Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Bish

Mr. Matthew Bobbey

Kathy Sue Bushway

Susan Calautti

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Carchedi

Tina & Phil Chance

David A. Croutch

Kevin Culp

Lori L. Delserone

Rheannon Dick

Bob Ekiert

Leah Finnerty


UNITED WAY of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley is celebrating it’s 100th Anniversary in 2019.

To continue its impact for the next 100 years, United Way is re-launching its Planned Giving Legacy Society

by providing information to donors on how they can include United Way as part of their legacy and help

improve the lives of children and families in the Mahoning Valley for years to come.

Several loyal donors have already joined the Legacy Society. We are thankful for their commitment.

GELBMAN EMERGING LEADER

GELBMAN EMERGING LEADER

LEGACY SOCIETY

James Foster

Patricia A. Nichols

Don & Gloria Cagigas

Mrs. Sandra J. Fuline

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Nohra

Brian Kolenich

Patricia Gelsomino

Nicholas R. Odille

Julie Michael Smith

Cheron German

Thomas O’Neil

Ted & Lisa Schmidt

Derek Grant

Karen L. Paradise

Michael and Michelle Schrock

Mr. Brent R. Groves

Carla Parker

Rebecca S. Wall

Adam Gustetic

Ryan Pastore

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hetrick

Kyowa Pegues

Mr. Richard K. Horvath Jr.

Joseph A. Pinciaro Jr.

David Howard

Cheryl Politano

Brian Hughes

Nicolette Powe

Jennifer L. Johnson

Andrew T. Presco

Joyce E. Kale-Pesta

Travis J. Presco

Lancy D. Kaser

James M. Raneri II

Lester M. Kerr

Julie Reynolds

Linda King

William Ruggles

Gary A. Kleinfelder

Mark A. Sanders

Kristina M. Kodzev

Roxann Sebest

Brian Kruman

Thomas J. Shaffer

Brian E. Kubala

Michael P. Skelly

Justin & Ashley Kuhn

John R. Skopic

Robert P. Lavorini

Donna Sliwinski

Amy Lucia

Robert J. Stackhouse

James R. Macchione

Lorie J. Taylor

Rebekah S. Marstellar

Zachary T. Underhill

Leslie McConaughy

Misty Underwood

Mr. & Mrs. McDermott

Scott A. Vankirk

John W. Mentzer

Samuel H. Miller

Andrew Moody

Shawn R. Walker

Avery Westover

Barbara Widomski

*

WOMEN UNITED! MEMBER

LEADERSHIP SOCIETY CHARTER MEMBER

Heather Neary


STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES

United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley December 31, 2018 and 2017

December

Audited December

2018 2017

PUBLIC SUPPORT AND REVENUE

Prior Year campaign contributions Net $ 680,122 $ 427,487

Net assets released from restrictions:

Current-year campaign contributions—net 1,388,281 938,847

Contributions In Kind 24,638 22,333

NET REVENUE 2,093,041 1,388,667

Grant Revenue 1,000,412 265,068

Interest and dividend income 191,641 243,150

Net Gain (Loss) on investments (573,717) 595,265

Miscellaneous income 2,658 1,853

Net special event income 156,723 150,800

Net assets released from restrictions:

TOTAL PUBLIC SUPPORT

AND REVENUE 2,870,758 2,644,803

FUND DISTRIBUTIONS, SERVICES

AND OTHER EXPENSES

Allocations to local agencies 1,101,999 924,007

Other Corporation expenses:

Program services:

Planning and community investment 683,649 797,844

Success After 6 Program 21st Century 17/18 554,986 228,660

Success After 6 Program 21st Century 18/19 444,830 -

Labor 62,424 64,898

TOTAL PROGRAM SERVICES 1,745,889 1,091,402

Supporting services:

Administration 57,263 56,507

United Way campaign 221,379 263,352

United Way Car Giveaway 22,333 21,876

TOTAL SUPPORTING SERVICES 300,975 341,735

Other expense:

United Way National and

Ohio membership dues 38,187 29,811

TOTAL FUND DISTRIBUTIONS,

SERVICES AND OTHER EXPENSES 3,187,050 2,386,955

CHANGE IN NET ASSETS (316,292) 257,848

Fund Balances at Beginning of the Year 7,644,312

Fund Balances 12.31.18 7,328,020


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CHAIR

Theodore M. Schmidt

PNC Bank

VICE CHAIR

Chris Muransky

The Muransky Companies

SECRETARY

Betty Jo Licata

YSU Williamson College of Business

TREASURER

Mark Wenick

Farmers National Bank

ASSISTANT TREASURER

Parker T. McHenry

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR

Garry Mrozek

Hometown Pharmacy Solutions

STAFF

Bob Hannon

President

Alexa Sweeney Blackann

Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC

Sarah Brown-Clark

City of Youngstown

Jamael Tito Brown

Mayor of Youngstown

Carl Culp

Farmers National Bank

Patty Durkin

AIM Transportation Solutions

Larry G. Fauver

Mahoning/ Trumbull

AFL-CIO Labor Council

Rick Fryda

Compco Industries

Steven P. Hanousek

Capital Wealth Group

Glenn Johnson

UAW #1112

Neil J. Kaback

Cohen & Company

Billy Keel

AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison

Brian Kolenich

Ohio Living Park Vista

William M. Padisak

Mahoning/ Trumbull

AFL-CIO Labor Council

Doralice Ricchiuti

Manchester, Newman & Bennett

Chris Sammartino

The Muransky Companies

Michael Schrock

Chemical Bank

Julie Michael Smith

YSU Beeghly College of Education

Carrie Stackhouse

Cortland Bank

Denise Stewart

Sue Stricklin

Simon Roofing

Becky Wall

Dearing Compressor & Pump

Wendy Welch

Administrative Asst./ Data Coordinator

Stacia Erdos

Vice President of Strategic Planning

Trina Benson

Director of Community Impact

Tina Chance

Director of Workforce Campaigns

Amy Klingensmith

Director of Success After 6

Ashley Kuhn

Chief Financial Officer

Kathy Mock

Community Impact Manager

Anne Rosenkranz

Community Impact Manager

Roxann Sebest

Director of Marketing & Communications

Whitney Winch

Marketing Associate


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