United Way Responds During COVID

Week 2 Campaign Update: Our local Shelby County United Way was a community leader during COVID. The Shelby County United Way Board of Directors awarded $65,000 in emergency funding towards housing and utility assistance, food insecurity, and partnered with the Community Foundation of Shelby County to help fund the 2020 Recovery Fund. $40,000 was awarded […]

United Way Requests Community Support

Week 1 Campaign Update: For the past 5 years the Shelby County United Way launched their fall campaign in the middle of September and a short 8 weeks later announced they have raised $1.3 to $1.4 million dollars. An amazing feat for a small community of under 50,000 residents. Their campaign unites companies, employees, families, […]


Suzanne Cline, Shelby County United Way 2020 Campaign Chair, has announced the volunteer team to lead the 63rd United Way fall campaign. The theme this year is; “Find Your Why”. Suzanne Cline, Josh Koltak, Large Manufacturing Division Leader, and Scott Barr, President of the Shelby County United Way, have started the process of making CEO […]

Cline to lead 2020 United Way Campaign

Scott Barr, Shelby County United Way President and CEO, has announced the 2020 Campaign Chair will be Suzanne Cline. “Suzanne is a great community leader with a strong history of supporting the Shelby County United Way as a past Board Member, current POWER member, and helping drive Dolly Parton Imagination Library to be number one […]

Edwards hired as Workforce Partnership Career Coach

Tuesday, July 07, 2020 Deb McDermott, Director at Workforce Partnership of Shelby County, announced that Kelly Edwards had been hired to fill the newly created Career Coach position.  In her new capacity Kelly will mentor Shelby County high school seniors whose post-graduation plans are to directly enter the workforce to help transition them into full-time […]

Shelby County United Way Earns 4 Star Rating From Charity Navigator

Shelby County United Way’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.  This is the seventh time that Shelby County United Way has earned the highest distinction in the last eight years. Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has […]

Shelby County United Way Approves $808,877 in Allocations

President, Scott Barr, reports the Shelby County United Way recently completed the annual partner agency allocation process in March, April, and May. Six allocation teams consisting of over thirty five 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, […]

A Drive Thru Food Distribution Event Slated

The Shelby County United Way partnered with the West Ohio Food Bank to facilitate a drive thru food distribution on Friday, May 15th from 10:00am to Noon at Sidney High School. In addition to the West Ohio Food Bank and the Shelby County United Way, the Ohio National Guard and many community volunteers participated with […]

United Way Provides COVID 19 Emergency Funding

Shelby County United Way has awarded $25,000 in rent and utility assistance to two organizations and $10,000 for food assistance to an additional organization. The Shelby County Job and Family Services received $20,000 and Alpha Community Center received $5000.00 for rent and utility assistance while Agape was awarded $10,000. Scott Barr, President and CEO, “The […]

Five New Trustees Elected to 2020 United Way Board

Dawn Eilert, Vice President, Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce; Ashley Himes, Owner and Agent, Ashley Himes State Farm; Brad Hoge, Director of Wealth Management, McCrate & DeLaet Financial Advisors; Linda Maurer, Chief Nursing Officer, Wilson Health; and Ryan Shurts, Human Resources Coordinator, Freshway Foods have been elected to the Shelby County United Way Board of […]