Shelby County United Way Approves $984,000 in Allocations


Shelby County United Way Approves $984,000 in Allocations
Invests $1.1 million in the Region

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 forty people including Board Members, Company, and Community Volunteers conducted agency reviews. The teams were comprised of the following Impact Areas: Investing in Youth & Families 1, Investing in Youth and Families 2, Promoting Health & Well Being, Supporting Critical Human Needs, Rebuilding from Adversity, and Community-Wide Initiatives. Barr states, “We continue to add new people to the allocation process which provides accountability and ensures the community’s dollars are impacting Shelby County’s greatest needs. We leverage the experience and skill set of our board of directors and community volunteers to evaluate and make recommendations to our partners.

In addition to the twenty member board of directors, this year’s Community Volunteers were Connie Barhorst; Air Handling Equipment, Doug Borchers; Superior Aluminum, Ed Borchers; retired Superior Aluminum, John Bertsch; Detailed Machining, Shirae Reeves, US Bank; Jackie Davis; Mutual Federal, Bruce Hetzler; NK Parts, Mickey Hamer; retired Cargill, Cameron Eisenhart; Sidney Body CarStar, Chad Geuy, Shaffer Manufacturing, Roxanne Fawcett, Edgewell; Andrew Bowsher, City of Sidney, Andrea Flowers-Guckes, Cargill; Cody Lee, Everyday Manufacturing; Jim Hill, Sidney Shelby Economic Partnership; Julia Frantz, Elizabeth New Life Center, Brittney Fullenkamp, Airstream; Jana Potts, former United Way employee; Josh Ross, Ruese Insurance; and Jami Young; Electro Controls.

Barr continues, “Our commitment of $984,000 is a slight increase over last year. In addition to our allocation commitments, we had approximately $120,000 in out of county designations to employees home United Way’s or counties. Our investment in the region exceeds $1.1 million dollars and with awarded grants well exceeds over 40 local organizations.”

The Board of Trustees approved the recommended agency allocations during their May Board Meeting. The agencies’ awards are as listed:

CASA/GAL 20,000.00
SafeHaven 18,000.00
Clear Creek Farms 30,000.00
Compassionate Care 75,000.00
Victim Services 35,000.00
Samaritan Works 60,000.00
Emergency Housing & Utilities 18,000.00
Mercy Mission House 50,000.00
Alpha Community Center 47,500.00
IMPACT Program 25,000.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters 40,000.00
Catholic Social Services Counseling 30,000.00
Imagination Library 12,000.00
Miami Valley Council Boy Scouts 30,000.00
New Choices 55,000.00
Rehabilitation Center 20,000.00
Sheriff’s STAR House 35,000.00
Workforce Partnership Career Coach 15,000.00
Senior Center Sidney/Shelby Co 40,000.00
Shelby Co ESC Opportunity School 13,000.00
Shelby County ARC 17,000.00
Sidney/Shelby Co YMCA Childcare 90,000.00
Catholic Social Services Senior Health 40,000.00
Wilma Valentine CLC 70,000.00
Agape Distribution 42,500.00
211 6,000.00
Special Project Grant Pool 30,000.00
Student United Way Grant Pool 10,000.00
POWER Grant Pool 10,000.00