Shelby County United Way Approves $1,022,900 in Allocations

President, Scott Barr, reports the Shelby County United Way recently completed the annual partner agency allocation process in March and early April. Six allocation teams consisting of almost forty people including Board Members, Company, and Community Volunteers conducted agency reviews. The teams were comprised of the following Impact Areas: Enriching the Lives of Seniors, Investing […]

Weinert to lead 2019 United Way Campaign

Scott Barr, Shelby County United Way President and CEO, has announced the 2019 Campaign Chair will be Dean Weinert. “Dean is a long time active supporter of the United Way, our values and the impact programming has in our community. I am excited to work with Dean this fall.” Dean Weinert is currently the President […]

Student United Way Accepting Grants

The Shelby County Student United Way Committee is proud to announce they are accepting applications through Friday March, 8th. The students have been provided a $10,000 allocation budget by the Shelby County United Way board of directors. Grant requests cannot exceed $2500.00. The Student United Way Committee is made up of local junior and senior […]

United Way Awards Special Project Grants

Each month the special projects committee reviews submitted grant applications from local non-profit and tax exempt organizations. Recommended grants are presented to the full board of directors for approval. Since July, $33,435 has been awarded to eleven organizations. The Upper Valley Career Center was awarded $3500 to support accredited counseling for Shelby County students. Family […]

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Student United Way Awards Grants

Twenty local high school junior and senior students participating in Student United Way reviewed ten grant applications focused on the impact area of birth to age 18 in mental health and counseling, substance abuse prevention, and food insecurity during their past two monthly meetings. They narrowed the applicants to eight and had in person presentations […]

Shelby County United Way Approves $1,052,677 in Allocations

Executive Director, Scott Barr, reports the Shelby County United Way recently completed the annual partner agency allocation process in March and early April. Six allocations teams consisting of Board Members and Company and Community Volunteers conducted agency reviews. The teams were comprised of the following Impact Areas: Enriching the Lives of Seniors, Investing in Youth […]

2018 United Way Campaign Leaders Announced

Josh Ross, Shelby County United Way 2018 Campaign Chair, has announced the volunteer team to lead the 61st annual United Way fall campaign. The theme this year is; “United We Win” with a goal of $1,340,000.  Josh Ross, Heather Boerger, Large Manufacturing Division Leader, and Scott Barr, Executive Director of the Shelby County United Way, […]

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 […]