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United Way Responds to Increase Agency Requests

The 2023 Shelby County United Way campaign is underway, returns are coming in and companies are responding. But for the past two years the United Way partner agencies have been impacted by inflation and higher costs while trying to serve their clients. The United Way...

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United Way Kicks Off 2023 Campaign

The Shelby County United Way (SCUW) kicked off its 2023 campaign “Because of You” on Sept. 14 at The Palazzo event venue in Botkins with a new record for revenue at kickoff. SCUW Board of Trustees Chair Ashley Himes provided an introduction and shared what she was...

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Second Shelby County United Way APEX Award Presented

Even after his death, Pastor John Geissler’s legacy lives on. Scott Barr, president of the Shelby County United Way (SCUW), awarded the late Pastor John Geissler’s family with the Champion of the Year APEX Award at the Agape Distribution Food Pantry on Aug. 16. “The...

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Ed Thomas, Shelby County United Way 2023 Campaign Chair, has announced the volunteer team to lead the 66th United Way fall campaign. The theme this year is; “Because of You”.  Ed Thomas, John and Julia Frantz, Large Manufacturing Division Leaders, Scott Barr,...

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First Shelby County United Way APEX Award Presented

Scott Barr, president of the Shelby County United Way (SCUW), awarded Executive Director of the Mercy Mission House (MMH) Emily Neu with the Volunteer of the Year APEX Award on the MMH campus on Aug. 14. “The SCUW has witnessed the incredible work that is done...

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Shelby County United Way Launches 110% Club

Scott Barr, President and CEO, “We are excited to introduce the 110% Club as a way to recognize company and individual donors that increase their gift 10% or more from the previous year’s annual campaign. This effort is to help drive additional revenue to assist with...

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Young to join Shelby County United Way as President and C.E.O

Ashley Himes, Shelby County United Way Board Chair, has announced the new President and C.E.O. will be Karla Young. “We look forward to what we can accomplish with Karla’s leadership and dedication to the community” said Himes. “Karla is joining an outstanding...

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SC United Way approves $1,060,500 in allocations

President Scott Barr reports the Shelby County United Way recently completed the annual partner agency allocation process in March and April. Six allocation teams consisting of over 40 people including board members, company, and community volunteers conducted agency...

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