United Way of North Central Ohio Reaches; Exceeds Community Campaign Goal

Open House Events Scheduled to Celebrate & Thank Supporters

United Way of North Central Ohio is celebrating! Not only have they reached their Community Campaign goal, but they have exceeded it, closing out the annual campaign at 103% of goal. Thanks to the generosity of 1,219 individual donors and 160 workplace campaigns, UWNCO is prepared to continue funding Bold Goal programs in Crawford, Marion, and Wyandot counties through 2023. They will also be able to facilitate and fund new collaborative programs working to find solutions to regional challenges in housing, transportation, childcare, and more. Some funds will be held in reserve for emergency and small grant distribution throughout the funding cycle.

This is the first campaign since the COVID 19 pandemic for which United Way of North Central Ohio has met their annual goal.

“The community has really rallied for United Way this year. I feel like the changes we’ve made in the way our organization operates are working, and that our partners and donors are seeing that,” said Amber Wertman, executive director of United Way of North Central Ohio. “We’ve made a commitment to RBA [Results-Based Accountability] and I think corporate donors in particular appreciate our use of data and accountability in making funding decisions.”

Wertman and Leslie Schneider, UWNCO resource development director, recently distributed plaques to top corporate donors and workplace campaign participants, thanking them for their continued support of United Way and the community. Recipients included Stiger Precast Inc.; Trigo Inc.; Whirlpool Corporation; Ohio Mutual Insurance Group; Nucor Steel; Timken; Honda of America; Park National Bank; Sims Brothers; First Citizens National Bank; Kimmel Corporation; United Church Homes; Firelands Federal Credit Union; Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.; Tri-Rivers Career Center; Premier Bank (Marion); Community Counseling & Wellness Center; Dostal & Kirk; Fox Plumbing & Heating; Alluvial Private Wealth; Wyandot Memorial Hospital; Premier Bank (Upper Sandusky); and Civista Bank. A full list of all Community Campaign corporate donors is available below.

In May, local nonprofits and community collaborative organizations submitted applications for program funding for the UWNCO funding cycle beginning in July of 2022. Applications were reviewed and scored by a Community Impact Cabinet comprised of a diverse group of local volunteers, and a final allocation decision was made by the UWNCO board of directors. Grant awards will be announced in early August; a list of programs funded for 2022-2023 will be available at here at that time.

To celebrate the successful end of the campaign and allocations process and to launch the new Community Campaign, United Way is hosting a series of Open House events in each county they serve. These will be held from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, July 15 at 1803 Brewery & Taproom in Galion; Thursday, July 21 at Marion Brewing Company in Marion; and Thursday, August 4 at Fort 88 in Upper Sandusky. All United Way donors, supporters, partners, and friends are welcome to attend.

Many thanks to these businesses and organizations who ran workplace campaigns and/or made corporate donations benefitting United Way of North Central Ohio

 Kroger Food & Pharmacy  – Crawford
 Kroger Company South  – Marion
 Robert and Esther Black Family Foundation Fund  – Crawford
 Keller Auto Parts, Inc.  – Crawford
 American Electric Power  – Marion
 City of Marion Ohio  – Marion
 GPD Group  – Marion
 Marathon Petroleum Corporation  – Marion
 Marion City Schools District Service Center – Admin  – Marion
 McKinley Elementary School  – Marion
 Ohio Health – Marion General and MAP (Smith Clinic) Docs and Employees Camp
 PNC Bank  – Marion
 Premier Bank  – Marion
 River Valley Middle School  – Marion
 O’Reilly  – Marion
 Laboratory Corporation  – Marion
 Gannett Foundation  – Marion
 Schilling Propane Service  – Wyandot
 Galion Elks Lodge #1191  – Crawford
 Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission  – Marion
 Aqua Ohio Water Co., Inc.  – Marion
 Stiger Precast Inc.  – Wyandot
 Community Counseling Service Inc.  – Crawford
 Jaguar Transport  – Marion
 Trigo Inc  – Wyandot
 Animal Clinic at Upper Sandusky
 Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter  – Marion
 Clark, James R., PsyD  – Marion
 Goodwill Industries, Marion County  – Marion
 Covert Manufacturing  – Crawford
 Nationwide Insurance  – Crawford
 Ohio Mutual Insurance Group  – Crawford
 Citizens Bank/Civista  – Crawford
 Kokosing Inc.  – Wyandot
 Pfeifer Hardware Co.  – Wyandot
 Wyandot Memorial Hospital  – Wyandot
 Whirlpool Corporation  – Marion
 Nucor Steel Marion, Inc.  – Marion
 Auditor’s Office, Marion County  – Marion
 Honda of America Mfg Inc.  – Marion
 Apex Clean Energy Inc.  – Marion
 ArcelorMittal – Shelby  – Crawford
 Automated Petroleum Inc  – Wyandot
 Bender Communications, Inc.  – Marion
 City Schools  – Marion
 Bucyrus Area Chamber of Commerce  – Crawford
 Cardinal Health Group  – Marion
 Carey Chamber of Commerce  – Wyandot
 Carmar Gardens Inc  – Wyandot
 Park National Bank  – Marion
 Premier Bank- Upper Sandusky  – Wyandot
 Primrose Retirement Community  – Marion
 Quality Printing Co.  – Crawford
 Richland County Foundation  – Crawford
 Roth & Bacon Attorneys, LLC  – Wyandot
 Safety City of Marion Ohio  – Marion
 Central Christian Church  – Marion
 Colonel Crawford American Legion Post 181  – Crawford
 Community First Bank NA  – Wyandot
 Community Foundation for Crawford County  – Crawford
 Scharer Insurance / Dostal & Kirk  – Marion
 Shelby County United Way  – Marion
 Smith Material Supply  – Marion
 Snyder Funeral Home  – Marion
 St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church  – Marion
 Stansbery, Schoenberger & Scheck  – Wyandot
 Dostal Kirk Agency Inc.  – Crawford
 Dr. Joseph T. Spare  – Marion
 State Farm Insurance Insurance – Jeff Freeman  – Marion
 Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.  – Marion
 The Paul Simmet Charitable Fund  – Marion
 Park National Bank – Bucyrus  – Crawford
 Meijer, Inc.  – Marion
 United Church Homes, Inc.  – Marion
 First Federal Bank of Ohio  – Crawford
 People Savings & Loan  – Crawford
 Marion Community Credit Union/Pillar Credit Union  – Marion
 YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral  – Marion
 OhioHealth  – Marion
 Fahey Banking Company  – Marion
 Weir Bucyrus Blades  – Crawford
 Kokosing  – Crawford
 Kokosing  – Marion
 Ohio Galvanizing Company  – Marion
 Sneed Business Services  – Marion
 Peacock Water Conditioning  – Marion
 House of Investments  – Crawford
 John R. Houser, CPA  – Wyandot
 Johnson Property Services, LLC  – Marion
 Johnston Supply Inc.  – Marion
 Kennedy, Purdy, Hoeffel & Gernert  – Crawford
 Kimmel Corporation  – Wyandot
 Kiwanis Club of Galion  – Crawford
 United Parcel Service  – Marion
 Legal Aid Society – Marion Branch  – Marion
 Marion Area Counseling Center  – Marion
 Marion Community Foundation  – Marion
 Marion Logistics Services LLC  – Marion
 Marion Manor Nursing Home  – Marion
 Marion Technical College  – Marion
 McDaniel Automotive  – Marion
 A-1 Printing-Upper  – Wyandot
 Alluvial Private Wealth  – Marion
 National Lime & Stone – Marion  – Marion
 Nationwide Insurance  – Marion
 Ohio CAT  – Marion
 Ohio State University at Marion  – Marion
 Upper Sandusky Fantasy of Lights  – Wyandot
 UPS United Parcel Service  – Crawford
 Verne Hart Insurance, Inc.  – Marion
 VFW Ohio Charities – Post 3313  – Marion
 Westfield Insurance Foundation  – Crawford
 Wyandot County Auditor’s Office  – Wyandot
 WyCorp II Farms  – Marion
 Combined Charitable
 PayPal Giving Fund
 Residential Home Association  – Marion
 The Andersons – United Way of Greater Toledo  – Marion
 Firelands Federal Credit Union  – Crawford
 Quest Federal Credit Union  – Wyandot
 River Valley  – Marion
 Showplace Rent To Own  – Marion
 Wal-Mart – Store 1750  – Marion
 Job & Family Services Dept.  – Marion
 Marion County  Regional Planning Commision  – Marion
 Marion County Children Services  – Marion
 Marion County Family Court  – Marion
 Marion Public Health  – Marion
 Marion Co. Bd. of Developemental Disabilities  – Marion
 Triad Transport, Inc.  Marion
 Sims Brothers, Inc.  – Marion
 Marion Public Library  – Marion
 ADM Benefits Plans Agency Inc.  – Crawford
 Carter Machine Co., Inc  – Crawford
 City of Galion  – Crawford
 Timken Co.  – Crawford
 Village of Crestline  – Crawford
 Wal-Mart SuperCenter  – Crawford
 First Energy  – Marion
 Consolidated Electric Co-op  – Marion
 Consolidated Electric Cooperative – Bucyrus  – Crawford
 First Citizens National Bank  – Wyandot
 First National Bank of Sycamore  – Wyandot
 Fox Plumbing & Heating, Inc  – Crawford
 Arthur J. Freese Foundation  – Crawford
 Tri Rivers Career Center  – Marion
 Turning Point  – Marion