United Way of Sandusky County Announces the 2014 Campaign Pacesetters:
The United Way of Sandusky County is proud to announce the 2014 Campaign Pacesetters. These generous and community minded businesses and organizations are committed to making Sandusky County a better place to live and work. Each organization will be running a workplace campaign and sharing the impact that investing in your local United Way has on this community.
2014 Campaign Pacesetters
Crown Battery Manufacturing Company
Fremont Federal Credit Union
Green Bay Packaging Company
ProMedica Memorial Hospital
Terra State Community College
United Way Board of Trustees and Staff
Whirlpool Corporation – Clyde Division
Employees of these organizations are encouraged to ask their supervisors or call the United Way office for more information on how they can be involved in the 2014 United Way Campaign.
United Way of Sandusky County Announces 2013 Campaign Program Funding
The United Way of Sandusky County’s Board of Trustees have completed their allocation process in determining the total funding that the following programs will receive during the fiscal year – July 2014 to June 2015:
Safety and Basic Needs:
Liberty Center of Sandusky County Shelter Program $25,603.85
Sandusky County Share and Care Family Financial Assistance Program $25,423.13
CASA of Sandusky County $7,614.71
WSOS – Sandusky County Domestic Violence Program $19,369.15
American Red Cross - Disaster Preparedness & Response Program $15,506.15
American Red Cross - Services to Armed Forces Program $7,676.06
United Way First Call for Help $85,575.00
WSOS - Sandusky County Senior Programs $12,134.10
Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio - Alcohol and Drug Program $9,008.77
Sandusky County Health Department Homemaker Program $26,502.70
Sandusky County Home Health Program $9,679.95
Sandusky County YMCA - Scholarship Program $14,685.68
Council for Developmental Disabilities of Sandusky County Summer Recreation Options $20,339.53
Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio - PROMISE Program $8,426.09
WSOS - New Directions Summer and Afterschool Program $14,422.85
Goodwill Industries of Erie, Huron, Ottawa, and Sandusky Counties, Inc. Family Strengthening Program $6,980.86
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Crisis Intervention Training Program $5,783.40
Hospice of Memorial Hospital - Designated Agency $9,846.22
United Way Sandusky County Cancer Care Fund $19,707.53
Sandusky County YMCA - Child Development Program $19,377.44
Fremont City Schools ACE Mentoring Program $4,425.40
Sandusky County 4-H Community Clubs Program $7,848.12
Sandusky County 4-H Junior Camp Program $5,100.14
Chamber Foundation of Sandusky County REACH Program $2,817.25
Camp Fire Sandusky County - Programs $9,162.82
Camp Fire Sandusky County - Day Camp Program $10,403.69
Fremont City Schools Project Attend $4,726.85
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio - Troop-Based Girl Scout Leadership Experience $9,494.33
Fremont City Schools Parent Involvement Program $2,189.40
United Way School Supply Project $8,750.00
The United Way of Sandusky County has named Dale and Kay E. Reiter as the 2013 Campaign Chairs
Dale recently retired from Warner Mechanical Corporation after 35 years of service in the plumber and pipefitting trade. He supervised many mechanical construction projects for businesses throughout North West Ohio, including Fifth-Third Stadium, the home of the Toledo Mud Hens. Dale has had the opportunity to supervise and teach many apprentices throughout professional career. Dale now enjoys golfing along with following our grandchildren’s many sport events.
Kay is the Executive Director for Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation. Prior to joining SCEDC over 10 years ago, she was the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County. Kay’s favorite pass time is volunteering throughout Sandusky County with community and church activities. She enjoys cooking and participating in the pie baking competition at the Sandusky County Fair!
Dale and Kay are excited to assume responsibility for guiding the fundraising, volunteering and awareness efforts of the United Way during the 2013 campaign. As a team, the Reiters will lead the upcoming campaign toward the $825,000.00 goal which will benefit 28 local Funded Programs as well as the initiatives of the United Way of Sandusky County
Proud Sandusky County residents, the Reiters have been active volunteers with various organizations. Dale has been a volunteer for multiple community projects that include recent fundraising projects for Sandusky County Positive People, Memorial Health Systems - “Cookin Men” , Camp Fire of Sandusky County , Downtown Fremont, Inc. Holiday DeLights, Sacred Heart Parish Annual Parish Festival, and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life . Kay currently serves on multiple boards both professionally and for community service. Her commitments include Terra State Community College Board of Trustees, Ohio Economic Development Association Board, Sandusky County Positive People Inc. Board, Goodwill Industries Board, T.R.I.P.S. Advisory Board. Sandusky County Transportation Improvement District Board, Tiffin University School of Business Executive Board, and Eucharistic Minister - Sacred Heart Parish.
“The Board of Trustees and I are honored to have Dale and Kay leading this year’s campaign.” said Abby Slemmer, Executive Director of United Way of Sandusky County. “Their commitment to this community is admirable and exemplifies what United Way is all about. I am excited to work alongside of them to spread the word about the impact that giving to United Way has on the community,” she added.
United Way maintains an active role throughout the community to “help you help your neighbors” in Sandusky County. The annual campaign currently helps support 28 Funded Programs through 23 different agencies. Theses Funded Programs offer services to Sandusky County residents in the areas of Safety and Basic Needs, Health, and Education.
The 2013 campaign will kick off with a reception on September 24 at Chateau Tebeau Winery in Helena. All community members are invited to attend, tickets must be purchased by Friday, September 20.
United Way of Sandusky County encourages all community members to LIVE UNITED. Each of us has the power to advance the common good here in Sandusky County when we give, advocate and volunteer. For more information call United Way of Sandusky County at (419) 334-8938 or visit www.uwsandco.org.
"We Help You Help Your Neighbors"
The 2013 campaign will kick off on September 24, 2013 and run until December 15, 2013
lCity of Fremont
lFremont Federal Credit Union
lGreen Bay Packaging
lStyle Crest Enterprises, Inc.
lTerra State Community College
lThe New Messenger
lUnited Way Board and Staff
lWhirlpool Corporation – Clyde Division
What is a Pacesetter? The campaign pacesetters are companies that elect to run their United Way campaign prior to the public campaign kick off. These companies are not required to meet goals or donate more than they have in previous years. The successful campaigns of these organizations are combined together and used throughout the public to “set the pace” for the upcoming campaign and excite the general public!
United Way of Sandusky County Announces 2012 Campaign Program Funding
The United Way of Sandusky County’s Board of Trustees have completed their allocation process in determining the total funding that the following programs will receive during the fiscal year – July 2013 to June 2014:
Liberty Center of Sandusky County Shelter Program $24,001.70
First Step-Advocacy and Outreach Program $6,960.00
First Step-Shelter and Crisis Intervention Program $10,457.75
Sandusky County Share and Care Family Financial Assistance Program $25,455.12
CASA of Sandusky County $8,666.75
American Red Cross - Disaster Preparedness & Response Program $15,549.52
American Red Cross - Services to Armed Forces Program $6,736.07
WSOS - Sandusky County Senior Programs $11,800.44
Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio - Alcohol and Drug Program $10,092.63
Sandusky County Health Department Homemaker Program $25,467.31
Sandusky County Home Health Program $8,933.20
Sandusky County YMCA - Scholarship Program $13,314.63
Council for Developmental Disabilities of Sandusky County - Summer Recreation Options $24,811.86
Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio - PROMISE Program $8,363.28
WSOS - New Directions Summer and Afterschool Program $13,416.68
Goodwill Industries of Erie, Huron, Ottawa, and Sandusky Counties, Inc. – Family Strengthening Program $5,469.05
Sandusky County YMCA - Child Development Program $17,507.55
Fremont City Schools ACE Mentoring Program $4,190.10
Sandusky County 4-H Community Clubs Program $7,466.95
Sandusky County 4-H Junior Camp Program $4,772.00
Chamber Foundation of Sandusky County REACH Program $4,771.65
Camp Fire USA Buckeye Council - Programs $11,378.54
Camp Fire USA Buckeye Council- Day Camp Program $12,624.30
Fremont City Schools Project Attend $4,065.55
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio - Troop-Based Girl Scout Leadership Experience $10,698.90
Hospice of Memorial Hospital - Designated Agency $10,021.36
First Call for Help $71,160.00
Sandusky County Cancer Care Fund $7,351.90
United Way - School Supply Project $8,750.00
The United Way of Sandusky County honored its top 2012 campaign contributors and volunteers at the annual Awards Celebration.
Festivities took place at Fremont Middle School where the top honoree for the evening was Sandusky County Commissioner Terry Thatcher. Thatcher received the honorable Mary Recktenwald Award which was established in memory of long time Sandusky County volunteer Mary Recktenwald. The award recognizes a Sandusky County resident who has served as an outstanding volunteer for the United Way, a United Way funded program and throughout the community.
Thatcher was a former United Way campaign co-chair and is a yearly campaign volunteer. He serves on the board of the Liberty Center of Sandusky County, is a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, a member of the Fremont Lions Club and an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church. In addition, Thatcher recently volunteered as a celebrity dancer for the Sandusky County Stars Dancing for CASA fundraiser.
“This organization does so much for the community, I am honored to receive the award,” Thatcher said at the podium.
Organizations awarded for their efforts were Green Bay Packaging for the Extra Mile Award and Fremont Middle School for the Outstanding School Employee Campaign Award and Employee Achievement Award. Also receiving the Employee Achievement Award were the C&W Auto Supply Company, Goodwill Industries and Fremont Logistics.
Winners honored with the Corporate Award of Excellence award included Warner Mechanical Corporation, Mosser Group/WMOG, Croghan Colonial Bank and Whirlpool Corporation – Clyde Division.
Green Bay Packaging Employees Sandra Clark, Michael Flores, Nancy Lipstraw, DaLeen Markel and Joan Wizgird received the Helping Hand 2012 Campaign Award for going above and beyond to promote their employer’s campaign.
Executive Director, Abby Slemmer, said the organization’s 2012 campaign raised more than $622,000.00 for its funded programs.