2020 COMMUNITY IMPACT REPORT

TOGETHER WE CHANGE LIVES.

The 2020 Community Impact Report highlights the finances and activities
for the period June 30, 2019 through July 1, 2020.

VISION

Communities where all individuals and families have th opportunity to achieve their fun potential.

MISSION

United resources to understand and address priority community issues.

CHILDHOOD Success

92%

of children served met critical developmental milestones
why it's important

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Youth
Success

93%

of youth served passed core academic classes
why it's important

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Financial stability

82%

of individuals served increased disposable income by accessing benefits or reducing costs
why it's important

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HEALTH

74%

of individuals served accessed quality health care and improved health indicators
why it's important

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92%

of children served met critical developmental milestones

why it's important

Childhood Success

Childhood Success

Early childhood development is critical to long-term success. Evidence from long-term studies suggest that childhood development can affect high-school graduation, years of education completed, earnings and reduced crime.1 According to Wafaie Fawzi, a Harvard Chan School professor, “Achieving optimal early child health and development is critical for attaining success in school, and has significant lifelong implications for the health and economy wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.”


1 Investing In our Future: the Evidence Base on Preschool Education

Funded Programs
why it's important

Youth Success

Youth Success

Core subject areas, such as English, math and science are foundational to daily life. Understanding and mastery of the subjects helps develop confidence and problem-solving skills, among others. In addition, research indicates that students who fail one or more core academic areas or have behavioral issues are more likely to drop out of high school. Mastery of core courses provides the foundation for future school and life success.


2 Everyone Graduates Center

Funded Programs

93%

of youth served passed core academic classes

82%

of individuals served increased disposable income by accessing benefits or reducing costs

why it's important

Economic Mobility

Economic Mobility

Empowering individuals to access available benefits or reduce excess costs help families better manage their money, handle emergencies and/or unexpected expenses, and save for the future. When individuals and families develop financial literacy skills, it supports long-term stability goals such as owning a home, obtaining higher education or investing.

Funded Programs
why it's important

Health

Health

Individuals with access to healthcare services and support, have better health outcomes, fewer health disparities, and lower costs. People without health insurance are less likely to have a primary care provider and are more likely to go without care because of cost. When access to healthcare is limited, it can lead to poor health outcomes, and unnecessary complications, including premature death.

74%

of individuals served accessed quality health care and improved health indicators

Funded Programs
Funded Programs

ESSENTIAL SERVICES

UNITED WAY VITA PROGRAM (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

United Way utilizes trained, IRS certified volunteers to offer free tax preparation and e-filing services to individuals and families with an annual household income at or below $56,000.  Although we were forced to go virtual in 2020 due to the pandemic, 1,054 returns were filed, with 864 receiving refunds. 49% of those receiving refunds said they planned to use it to pay bills.

$ 0
total amount in refunds received

United way KCAMP

K-Camp is United Way’s free four-week program that helps children with little or no preschool experience prepare for their new roles as kindergartners. In 2020, the pandemic prevented students from attending in-person. We quickly pivoted, capped capacity at 20, and offered the program virtually. When the students began the program, 65% tested below average on the Ready to Read assessment. At the end of the program, 82% of campers tested at or above average! Scores improved an average of 31%.

"Thank you so much for United Way putting this on even in such an odd time. I can't talk enough about how wonderful it was!"
Parent of Participant
KCamp Zoom Session
#UnitedWeWin

COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD WINNERS

Thank you for your leadership and commitment to ensuring all individuals and families have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Revenue

Campaign Revenue (2019-2020)

$3,626,136 (95%)

Restricted Revenue:

$37,503 (1%)

Other Revenue:

$163,394 (4%)

TOTAL REVENUE: $3,827,033

Expenses

Impact Investments

$2,737,732 (71%)

Health: $716,882 (26%)
Childhood Success: $389,605 (14%)
Youth Success: $634,406 (23%)
Financial Stability: $542,510 (20%)
Essential Services: $357,059 (13%)

Outreach & Engagement:

$299,154 (8%)

Administration/Fundraising:

$641,806 (16%)

Uncollectible:

$181,306 (5%)

TOTAL EXPENSES: $3,859,998

Git Up UNITED Challenge

Who doesn’t love to see our community leaders and residents hamming it up for a great cause? Our Git Up UNITED Challenge, the brain-child of Campaign Chair, Dr. James Porter, created a lot of excitement for the Day of Caring and the campaign. Twenty-five organizations and individuals accepted the challenge by posting a video on Facebook. 

At the Day of Caring breakfast, Philip Smith from the Evansville Police Department was announced the winner. His video had more than 3,000 likes; over 3,100 shares and surpassed 145,000 views! You can find all the videos on our Facebook page (@unitedwayswi) by searching Git Up UNITED.

day of caring

The annual Day of Caring is our community at its finest. More than 1,200 people joined together at Bosse Field on Friday, September 13th for an inspirational breakfast before setting out to help nonprofit organizations in Vanderburgh, Warrick and Spencer Counties. Flanked by community leaders, advocates and a few local mascots, the talented Gina Moore sang the national anthem and Mayor Lloyd Winnecke thanked the volunteers for offering their time to give back to our community.  

2019 Campaign Chair, Dr. James Porter, kicked off United Way’s annual campaign, announcing that over $900,000 had already been raised by our fabulous Pacesetter organizations. The program ended with the announcement of Philip Smith, from the Evansville Police Department, as the winner of the Git Up UNITED Challenge. It was great fun and was the perfect start to a day of volunteering!

$10,000 Change Lives Here Donor Incentive

United Way was fortunate to have Heritage Federal Credit Union partner with us again in 2019 to offer a $10,000 Donor Incentive cash prize. Donors who increased their pledge by $50 or more, or new donors of at least $50 were eligible for the drawing. More than 3,500 donors qualified for the drawing, which took place in February 2020. Carol Anderson, an employee of Evansville-Vanderburgh Central Dispatch was the winner of the $10,000 “Change Lives Here” drawing.

YLU/Benefit Battle

YLU is United Way’s Young Leaders – an energetic group of young professionals, ages 40 and under, who give of their time and treasure to support our community. YLU’s signature fundraising event, the Benefit Battle Dodgeball Tournament, enjoyed great success in October 2019. Thirty-one teams took to the court to raise more than $13,000 to fund early education programs. Great things – and great fun – happen when young professionals unite!

Committee Members

Executive Committee
  • Matt Theby – Chair
  • Lindsay Schmitt – Vice Chair
  • Scott Evernham – Treasurer
  • Ed Stratton – Secretary

 

Finance Committee
  • Scott Evernham, Chair
  • Phil Wahl
  • David Millian
  • Len Wininger
  • Jeff Wilmes
  • Carly Eason
  • Derek Adams
Focus Area Cabinet
  • Brent Wilson – Chair
  • Anna Hargis
  • Ross Chapman
  • Ben Joergens
  • Dr. Ann White
  • Heidi Dunniway
Self Sufficiency
  • Matt Theby – Chair
  • Tina Farrington
  • Lynn Lingafelter
  • Stephanie Roland
  • Jeff Gorman
Board Governance Committee
  • Lindsay Schmitt
  • Lee Riddle
  • Johnathan Weinzapfel
  • Tricia Hollander Henning
  • Mark Samila
  • Brad Ellsworth
Strategic Focus Committee
  • Tina Farrington – Chair
  • Steve Crow
  • Anna Hargis
  • Jim Muehblauer
  • Matt Theby
  • Johnathan Weinzapfel
  • Tricia Hollander Henning
Marketing Committee
  • Chase Kelley – Chair
  • Pam Hight
  • Erika Liddle
  • Andrea Pollard
  • Kathy Schoettlin
  • Patti Wittgen

Committee Members

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEEFINANCE COMITTEEFOCUS AREA CABINETSELF SUFFICIENCY
Matt Theby – ChairScott Evernham, ChairBrent Wilson – ChairMatt Theby – Chair
Lindsay Schmitt – Vice ChairPhil WahlAnna HargisTina Farrington
Scott Evernham – TreasurerDavid MilliganRoss ChapmanLynn Lingafelter
Ed Stratton – SecretaryLen WiningerBen JoergensStephanie Roland
 Jeff WilmesDr. Ann WhiteJeff Gorman
 Carly EasonHeidi Dunniway 
 Derek Adams  

 

BOARD GOVERNANCE COMMITTEESTRATEGIC FOCUS COMMITTEEMARKETING
Lindsay SchmittTina Farrington – ChairChase Kelley – Chair
Lee RiddleSteve CrowPam Hight
Jonathan WeinzapfelAnna HargisErika Liddle
Tricia Hollander HenningJim MuehlbauerAndrea Pollard
Mark SamilaMatt ThebyKathy Schoettlin
Brad EllsworthJonathan WeinzapfelPatti Wittgen
 Tricia Hollander Henning 

Board Members

  • Deb Anderson – Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
  • Serita Cabell – Memorial Community Development Corp.
  • Steve Crow – Alcoa-Retired
  • Heidi Dunniway – Ascension St. Vincent
  • Scott Evernham – Old National Bank
  • Tina Farring – Old National Bank
  • Anna Hargis – Merrill Lynch & Company
  • Richard Leger – CenterPoint Energy
  • Lynn Lingafelter – Deaconess Health System
  • Jaren McIntosh – Fifth Third Bank
  • Ryan McRoberts – International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • Kim McWilliams, Jr – Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
  • David Milligan – Heritage Federal Credit Union
  • Peter Paradossi – Evansville Regional Business Committee
  • Lee Riddle – F.C. Tucker Emge Realtors
  • Mark Samila – Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn
  • Lindsay Schmitt – George Koch Sons, LLC
  • Sherry Shen – Alcoa
  • Edward Stratton – Berry Global
  • Matthew Theby – Lensing Building Specialties
  • Phillip Wahl – Atlas World Group
  • Johnathan Weinzapfel – Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
  • Brent Wilson – DWW Strategies

2019 Campaign Cabinet

Expenses

Outreach & Engagement:

$299,154 (8%)

Administration/Fundraising:

$641,806 (16%)

Uncollectible:

$181,306 (5%)

TOTAL EXPENSES: $3,859,998

Impact Investments:

$2,737,732 (71%)

Health: $716,882 (26%)
Childhood Success: $389,605 (14%)
Youth Success: $634,406 (23%)
Financial Stability: $542,510 (20%)
Essential Services: $357,059 (13%)