The 2021 Community Impact Report highlights the program activities for the period
July, 2020 – June, 2021 and financial information for our fiscal year 2021.


Communities where all individuals and families have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.


Unite resources to understand and address priority community issues.

Board & Committee 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

Committee Members

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  


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 

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


of children served achieved developmental milestones


of children served who demonstrate school readiness


of children served reading at grade level

Community Impact Areas

Childhood Success

Childhood Success

why it's important

Early childhood development is critical to long-term success. Evidence from long-term studies suggests 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 economic wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities.”s

Funded Programs
Community Impact Areas

Youth Success

Youth Success

why it's important
Core subject areas, such as English, math, and science are foundational to daily life. Understanding and mastery of the subjects help 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
Funded Programs


of youth served who graduate on time


of students served who maintain or improve school attendance


of youth served who developed soft-skills


of individuals served who gained employment


of individuals served who increased their wages


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

Community Impact Areas

Financial Stability

Financial Stability

why it's important

Empowering individuals to access available benefits or reduce excess costs helps 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
Community Impact Areas



why it's important

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.

Funded Programs


of individuals who avoided or reduce risk-taking behaviors (e.g. drug, alcohol or tobacco use; unprotected sexual activity)


of individuals served who eat healthier, increase physical activity and/or move toward a healthy weight


of babies served who experience healthy birth outcomes (e.g. carried to full term, health birth weight)

Programs Tracking Other Outcomes or Providing Essential Services

UWSWI Programs


(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 $57,000. In early 2021, social distancing and masking requirements due to COVID-19 severely impacted the VITA program’s ability to serve clients. Although volunteer and site availability were limited, 758 returns were filed. The program successfully assisted income-limited clients (with an average gross income of $24,839), recover an average return of $1,592.50 in overpaid taxes. 

total amount in refunds received
$ 0
UWSWI Programs


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. Our KCamp staff and parents were thrilled the program could return to in-person instruction in 2021! Overall, 83% of our KCampers increased their reading skills, with a 20% bump in scores from the students’ beginning assessment. In addition, 86% of KCamp students improved their BRIGANCE scores, a screening tool that measures critical predictors of school success. Parents and guardians loved the program, too! 97% of them felt KCamp helped prepare their child and 100% stated they would recommend the program to others! 

Campaign Cabinet

workplace campaigns

While workplace campaigns are typically very visible and recognizable fundraisers, the 2020-2021 United Way campaign came during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. United Way staff, and its extraordinary campaign chairperson, Sara Miller, rose above numerous challenges to raise more than $3.4 million during a global pandemic. The campaign quickly pivoted to a fully digital campaign, complete with Zoom kickoffs, digital pledge forms, and video messages. Despite the challenges, our loyal community-minded organizations united to help our neighbors and community. Your contribution is maximized when you donate through United Way. We invest your donation into programs that are making the most impact in transforming our community.  

$10,000 “Donate Today, Shape Tomorrow” Donor Incentive Prize

This year’s $10,000 “Donate Today, Shape Tomorrow” Donor Incentive cash prize drawing came with quite the twist. More than 4,000 entries were eligible in this year’s drawing. Jennifer Huang from Old National Bank picked the winning briefcase. 

However, just a short time after the drawing, Ms. Huang notified the staff she wanted to donate her entire winnings back to United Way. Ms. Huang said, “I believe nobody donates in hope to win money. I give because I care a lot about underprivileged families and students. There is no other organization knows better how to make the best use of this money. I hope it will help some families in this pandemic. I am happy I won so I can give back more.”

The drawing took place in February 2021 at the headquarters of our generous prize sponsor, Heritage Federal Credit Union. No donor funds were used for the drawing. 


Celebration of Impact

Each year the United Way celebrates the corporate partners and campaign volunteers whose tireless efforts made the campaign’s success possible and, more importantly, whose work enabled United Way to invest in our community during one of its most challenging times. These exceptional volunteers truly embody the meaning of servant leadership.

COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund

In March 2020, a cross-sector of partners created a fund to serve individuals and families in need during the COVID-19 crisis in our region. The COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region was established to address critical needs related to the pandemic in the areas of relief, recovery, and restoration. The Fund served the five-county region of Gibson, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick. United Way was chosen as the fiscal sponsor, lending system, technology, and human resources to administer the fund. A community-wide fundraising effort, led by business and community leader, Bob Jones, was announced with a goal of $6 million to help our neighbors throughout the Greater Evansville Region. None of the contributions are retained by United Way and the Response Fund is not part of the annual United Way fundraising campaign.

As of June 30, 2021, the Fund had met its $6 million goal and sixteen rounds of grants to nonprofit organizations had been allocated. Of the $6 million raised, $3,943,713 had been allocated to 155 applicants of the 185 applications received. A full report as of June 30, 2021 can be found here. 


Revenue & EXPENSES

Campaign Revenue 

$3,450,593 (85%)

Restricted Revenue (Grants, Edowment Earnings, etc.)

$133,267 (3%)

Other Revenue (Interest Income, PPP, Sponsorships, misc.)

$484,448 (12%)

TOTAL REVENUE: $4,068,308

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TOTAL EXPENSES: $3,879,487

Program Funding: $3,879,487

Early Childhood Success $459,738 (12%)

Youth Success $611,278 (16%)

Financial Stability $642,375 (17%)

Health $627,041 (16%)

Essential Services $326,328  (8%)

Pathway Grant Funding:

Empowering Employment $299,821 (8%)

Outreach & Engagement

$130,314 (3%)


$610,061 (16%)


$172,531 (4%)

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

2 Everyone Graduates Center

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