Barr Appointed to Ohio United Way Board

Scott Barr, Executive Director of the Shelby County United Way, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Ohio United Way. Ohio United Way is the voluntary state association of United Ways across Ohio. Representing local United Ways around the state, the association works to promote the public policy interest of our members, […]

United Way Expands Student Counseling Program

Nearly 8 years ago, leadership from the Shelby County United Way, including former executive director Bob Parker, met with then Juvenile Court Judge, William Zimmerman. The meeting was to discuss observations and concerns of youth at a younger age facing school and/or family challenges that was impeding their success. The United Way leaders asked Judge […]

Ross to lead 2018 United Way Campaign

Scott Barr, Shelby County United Way Executive Director, has announced the 2018 Campaign Chair will be Joshua Ross. “As a former United Way board member and long-time volunteer, Joshua understands and values the impact United Way funding and programming has on our community. I am excited to work with Joshua this fall as we share […]

Lochard to Chair UW Board in 2018

Scott Barr, Shelby County United Way Executive Director, has announced that the 2018 Board President will be Michael Lochard, President of Lochard Inc. Lochard has been a member of the Board of Trustees for three years, serving the past two years on the Executive Committee.  He serves on the Enhanced Giving Committee of which he […]

Three New Trustees Elected to 2018 United Way Board

Lisa Benanzer, Member Service Manager, Pioneer Electric Cooperative; Cindy Bey, RN, Director of Occupational Health, Wilson Health; and Cameron Haller, Deputy Fire Chief, Sidney Fire Department; have been elected to the Shelby County United Way Board of Trustees beginning January 01, 2018. Benanzer, a resident of Fort Loramie, OH joins the Special Projects Committee. She […]


Shelby County United Way Achieves Goal

“We are pleased to report that pledges have topped $1,349,500.00 as companies have finalized and submitted their campaign totals. Totals place the campaign at 101.8% of the $1,325,000 goal,” States Scott Barr, Executive Director of the Shelby County United Way. “We were aware of challenges and company changes as we planned for the campaign and […]


United Way Awards Grants

The United Way announces three Special Project Grant Applications were approved at the recently held December board meeting. Maplewood United Methodist Church was awarded $3,375.00 to assist with the Jackson Center weekend backpack program to fight weekend hunger. Currently 90 Jackson Center students are provided a bag of food each Friday before leaving school. This […]


Shelby County United Way’s Impact

Shelby County United Way’s Impact When you support your local United Way, you help over 40 local non-profits provide programming impacting residents lives daily. In 2015, SCUW awarded over $1,100,000 in the impact areas of Health, Education, and Income (Financial Independence). Partner agencies and programs served over 11,200 local residents. $249,500 was awarded to programming […]