When we say the United Fund is YOUR United Fund we mean it! Local volunteers, representing you, are guiding our organization, making the policies, and allocating the money that comes in from the annual fundraising campaign.
Ed McClendon, President - McClendon & Associates
Wayne Babcanec, 1st V.P. - Norwalk Catholic School
John Wasiniak, 2nd V.P. - Wasiniak Construction
Mike Jackson, Treasurer - Lynch & White Attorneys
2012 Board Members:
Chip Battles - Battles Insurance
Dave Bleile - Lake Erie Construction
Neil Creary - General Plug & Mfg.
Dennis Doughty - Norwalk City Schools
Steve Euton - Frontier Communications
Eric Everman - Janesville Acoustics
Susan Hazel, Past President - Huron County Clerk of Courts
Karen Krupp - DP Metal Services
Pastor Amy Little - Trinity Lutheran
Samantha Ludwig - Ditz Designs
Pat Martin - Fisher-Titus Medical Center
Mike Moore - Myers-Ziemke Insurance
Phil Oglesby III - Sandusky Bay Construction
Chris Price - Fabriweld Corporation
Emily Riley - Fisher-Titus Medical Center
Ken Russ - KF Construction & Excavating
Ann Schloemer - KeyBank
Howard Wilde - Jakes Autocare, Inc
Kevin Cashen -Tiffin University
Joe Centers, Norwalk Reflector
Joe Centers - Norwalk Reflector
Ivy Conklin - Home Savings
Terri Homegardner, New Horizons
Tom Schubert - Edward Jones
High School Representatives:
Taylor Hartman, St. Paul
McKenzie Hall, Norwalk
Ashley Gies, Monroeville
Hayley Beck, Western Reserve
Linda Bersche, Exec Director
McKenzie Neuburger, Assistant
Members include the four officers, past-president, and two (or more) appointments by the President. This committee acts on behalf of the board of directors between board meetings and meets on the odd numbered months of the year. This committee acts as the Marketing Team: reviewing all materials, advertising, media releases, etc.
Financial investing, review and direction.
Fiscal oversight of administrative and campaign expenditures.
Budget & Admissions
Board members and representatives from the community and area businesses conduct a rigorous review process: analyzing budget requests, conducting agency site visits, and committee interviews with applicant agencies. Budget recommendations are presented to the board to finalize agency allocations and United Fund administrative and campaign expenses to set the annual goal.
Develops campaign process building upon past structure: recruits volunteers, contacts individual and corporate donors, provides campaign update reports.
Program and event planning to ensure continuous visibility, community activities and fundraisers.
Three to five members meet in October and November to set nominations for board and officer elections at the annual meeting in December.
Community & Emergency Grant Fund
Designated campaign funds used for area 501(c)(3) organizations to further their mission through general operating expenses, specific programs or capital purchases. Funds also allow flexibility in dealing with emergency situations that arise in the community.
Local Scout Funding
Representatives meet two to three times annually to review requests from scout leaders for individual scout, leader and troop needs.