2014 Board of Directors: Front Row – Kathy O'Bryan, Carol Hildebrand, 1st Vice President Robin Lee, President Karen Hoog, Treasurer Jake Linkel, Secretary Monica Yane, Penny Hofer and Kathie Deteres. Back Row – Paige Blades, Shawna Langworthy, Michelle Brier, Executive Director Kelly Bulmer, Lauren Koester, Cara Moore, Lauren Steele, Bridgett Raible and Katelyn Sharp. Not pictured are 2nd Vice President Barb Reed, Becky Lanning, Beth Heis and Cindy Ziemke
To review our human service needs, raise and allocate funds, and support programs to secure the community’s future.
1. Your dollars go further. One gift to the United Way helps more people in more ways than a gift to a single agency. By donating to the United Way, you support a network of services that together serve the entire community. When you choose to invest in your community, you may not have the time or the resources to figure our where your charitable dollars would be best spent. By choosing United Way to manage your gift, you are guaranteed experience, accountability and effectiveness. Our Board of Directors ensures that the charities you support through the United Way adhere to sound fiscal policies and provide necessary results-oriented services.
2. By giving to the United Way you are investing in a better community. We understand you already support various organizations like your alma matter, your church and others and we respect that; we are asking that you simply extend your giving by investing in your community.
3. You don’t think you benefit from any of the agencies United Way helps support? Chances are you no someone who has already benefited from one of our agencies. And you never know when illness, accident, or a natural disaster might strike you or your family. But, even if you never need a United Way agency, it benefits you and your family to live in a healthy community.
4. Your money really does stay local! All of our current 16 partner agencies are locally operated and serve our community. We work very hard to keep our operating costs at less than 10% so more of your money goes to the agencies we support. Our extremely low overhead ensures that the vast majority of your money goes to people in need. That means that nearly $.90 of every dollar given is given to the agencies. You cannot get that rate of return at many other charities and it far exceed the Better Business Bureau’s guidelines!
Still not sure why to give to the United Way? Please contact our office at 765-647-2789!
Coats For Kids
"Coats For Kids" accepted at November Noel.
Community Education Coalition
Community Education Coalition Arts and Science Vans for Youth funded through our Student Campaign.
Day of Caring
“Day of Caring” is held on a Saturday in October.
Family Fun Day
Family Fun Day is held on Memorial Day each year at the park located by the Heap Memorial Swimming Pool in Brookville.
The United Way of Franklin County participates each year at the 4-H Fair by having a information booth with literature to handout to individuals visiting the Fair
Gently used coats from pre-school to size 16 collected at November Noel.