United Way of Miami County History

Board of Directors

2013 officially started with 27 board members and ended with 22 board members

  • Added four new board members: Teri Dale, Cathy Egolf, Jeff Laycock, and Jeff Price
  • Added four new student board members: Morgan Braden, Nolan Brimbury, Kevin Huffman, and Avery Jackson
  • Added two student board members graduated: Tiffany Huffman, Danyel Wilson
  • Added two board members retired: Sandy Chittum and Melissa Marburger
  • Accepted resignations from: Kerri Hanneken, Tim Garland, Marsha Keller, Jeff Laycock and Misty Sharp

Board Highlights

Elected new officers and approved new board members for 2013

  • President – Dr. Doug Arnold
  • Secretary – Marcia Minard
  • Treasurer – Ron Douglas
  • VP Community Investment – Jim Dale
  • VP Governance & Leadership – Ralph Duckwall III
  • VP Special Events – Theresa Murphy

Approved 2013 United Way Membership Certification

Approved Company of the Year: Beacon Credit Union

Approved this year’s campaign goal at $190,000

Approved 3% staff increase starting January 1, 2014             

Approved 2014 office budget of $85,163.28

Approved Non-Discrimination Policy on August 8, 2013

Approved nine agencies to be funded in 2014

  1. American Red Cross
  2. Boy Scouts
  3. Dental Clinic
  4. Family Service Association, Domestic Violence Program
  5. Miami County Child Abuse Prevention
  6. Salvation Army
  7. Wabash/Miami Home Health Care & Hospice Care
  8. YMCA
  9. YMCA Transportation

Board manual updates facilitated by Debi Wallick, Executive Director

Grants received in 2013

  • Beacon Credit Union $500 for Website sponsor
  • Boomerang Sisterhood Grant $659 for display board
  • Duke Energy $390 for unrestricted needs
  • ExactTarget Foundation $5,000 for Weekend Meal Deal
  • Indiana Association of United Ways $30,600 for Preschool Initiative
  • Miami-Cass REMC Operation Round-Up Grant $256
  • Northern Indiana Community Foundation pledged $1,500
  • Schneider Electric Grant $1,000 for campaign video
  • Schneider Electric Grant $1,000 for video/discretionary needs
  • Schneider Electric Grant $3,000 for marketing

Accepted recommendation from the Finance Committee to rollover the interest from  

the NICF account to help off-set cost of 211  

Accepted recommendations from the Community Investment Committee for agency

allocations payable in 2013

Accepted the 2013 Financial Audit prepared by Rea Logan

Accepted the 2011 write-off of $31,439.60 on June 13, 2013

Received matching funds from Indiana Association of United Ways of $30,610 funds for preschool readiness initiative

United Way Initiatives

Community of Character Scholarships:  United Way presented three $500 scholarship to high school seniors at North Miami, Maconaquah and Peru High School

Pillar Award: Presented to Diane Skillen at Chamber of Commerce annual dinner

Weekend Meal Deal:

  • 52 Head Start Students September – December
  • 114 Head Start & Kindergarten Students – January – May

United Way Annual Kick-Off

  • Volunteer Kick-Off breakfast
  • Tech August 16, 2014
  • Guest speaker: Mary Kay

Special Events

  • Day of Caring
  • Double Nickel Bike Ride
  • Easter Coloring Contest
  • Essay Contest
  • Miami County 4-H Fair
  • Miami County Kids Fair

2013 Campaign

Victory celebration at First Baptist Church on April 10, 2013

  • Special recognition was given to: companies, employee campaigns, student campaigns, board members, campaign cabinet members, and volunteers

2013 Campaign

  • Co-Chairs: Stall Hall & Dave Thompson
  • Industrial Unit Chair: Jim Tidd
  • Commericail Unit Chair: Kathy Brehmer
  • Professional/Education Unit Chair: Becky Johnson
  • Government Division: Unit Chair Mayor Walker
  • Doctors/ Leadership: Unit Chair Jeff Price  

Campaign officially closed December 31, 2013 at $201,827.20, 106.2%

Office and Staff update

Local volunteer employed at Wal-Mart is currently donating 25 hours per quarter

Wal-Mart is rewarding United Way with $250 per 25 hours worked

Staff participating in executive and staff roundtables at the state level