Adams County United Way surpasses goal
3 months, 2 weeks ago
United Way volunteer leaders and staff met Thursday for the organization’s 76thAnnual Meeting and to celebrate progress and successes in 2012. The annual meeting had been scheduled for February 21 but was cancelled due to poor weather conditions. United Way is willing to refund paid reservations for individuals who contact the office by Friday, March 15, 2013.
“This has been another great year for United Way,” said Board President Bonnie Scranton. “Much of our effort in 2012 centered on the implementation of a strategic plan that calls for United Way to transition from an organization known primarily as fundraiser and allocator to one that also recruits people and organizations from all across the community who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. In doing so, we become more focused in our work and encourage increased collaboration, engagement and giving.”
During the annual meeting, the following were elected by the membership to the Board of Directors: Mike Dailing – The Knapheide Manufacturing Company, Dr. John Letts – John Wood Community College, Jim Sours – ADM Alliance Nutrition, Janelle VanHecke – Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Harry Marcionetti, Terry Myers, and Melody Shover were recognized as retiring board members. In their combined 15 years on the board, each of them served in leadership roles.
Scranton also highlighted the various volunteer groups that are responsible for the success of United Way. Volunteers such as Loaned Executives, Campaign Division Leaders and Account Managers, Employee Campaign Coordinators, Resource Investment Teams, Unmet Needs Committee Members, VITA Volunteers, Promotions Committee Members, the Board of Directors and more gave over 8,000 hours of service to United Way valued at $171,905.
Campaign Chairman Dr. John Letts recognized individuals and organizations involved in the 2012 campaign.
“As the campaign progressed, we saw signs that the economy was beginning to rebound,” said Letts. “These signs together with the giving efforts of (the community) did exactly what we had hoped…and so much more!
Letts announced the total raised in the 2012 campaign was $1,198,096 or 105% of the goal.