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The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties (MPM) announced the results of their annual campaign and community impact investment at a community breakfast

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties (MPM) announced the results of their annual campaign and community impact investment at a community breakfast hosted at the Zane State/Ohio University-Zanesville Campus Center Conference Room. Larry Triplett, co-founder of MCBI and co-owner of TDPI Ventures, was announced as the 2017 Campaign Chair.

 

2017 Community Celebration Breakfast

Announces Campaign Results and Investment

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties (MPM) announced the results of their annual campaign and community impact investment at a community breakfast hosted at the Zane State/Ohio University-Zanesville Campus Center Conference Room. Larry Triplett, co-founder of MCBI and co-owner of TDPI Ventures, was announced as the 2017 Campaign Chair.

Meg Deedrick, United Way of MPM Executive Director, announced that campaign yielded $805,542.  Community volunteers invested over 360 hours to help raise this amount.   Deedrick proudly announced that since 2015, 100% of donor dollars have gone to community programs to support goals in health, education and financial stability.  All campaign proceeds will support community impact investment, donor choice designations, and United Way initiatives. The remaining portion covers pledge loss and will be used to support operations. Donor choice designations have already begun to be distributed.

Awards:

  • Top three Workplace Campaigns: Genesis HealthCare System; Century National Bank; and Kellogg’s.
  • Chairperson’s Award Awarded to a volunteer who contributed to the campaign’s success in a large way. Award goes to: Jennifer Frealy, Century National Bank, Loaned Executive for Campaign 2016-17
  • President’s AwardAwarded to an individual who makes a significant volunteer contribution that impacts our community. Award goes to: Cindy Linn, Ohio University-Zanesville, Investment Committee
  • Arlene and Clay Littick Service Award - Our highest award, given to the person who best exemplifies the Spirit of the United Way. Award goes to: Tammy Keister, UWMPM Tax Clinic volunteer

 

The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties (UWMPM) will make an impact in the tri-county region over the next 12 months by investing in 25 area programs in the areas of health, education, and financial stability. This is possible as a result of over 2,000 individuals, businesses and organizations who invested in United Way during the 2016 campaign.

Applicants were asked to identify how their work advances one of the 12 outcomes on the Community Impact Matrix. Programs that received funding are aligned with the Community Impact Matrix and goals of the organization.

Community leaders with diverse professional skills and backgrounds donated over 300 hours to review 29 applications and make funding recommendations to the United Way Board of Directors. Investment Committee members evaluated each program application in the following categories: program description, program results, outcome measurement, past performance (status of previous investment), coordination with other resources, budget, resource management, and application protocol.

 

The Investment Committee members are:


John Creek, Retired Community Member

Mary Kitzig, Genesis HealthCare System

Alton Thompson, Century National Bank

Tracey Tonnous, Zane State College

Cindy Aiello, Perry County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Leista Walker, Ohio University-Zanesville
Cindy Linn, Ohio University-Zanesville

Jerry Gibbon, Woodforest Bank
John Christie, Christie Law Office

 

Community Impact investment for 2016-17 totals $573,574*, and has been awarded to 32 programs and initiatives across the three pillars:

  • Health: $172,754; This investment will:

o   Provide access to physical, dental and/or mental health care and education.

o   Quality access to mental health and substance abuse services.

o   Increase the percentage of youth and adults who are healthy and seek healthy behaviors through tobacco cessation, physical activity, and diet.

o   Access to preventative education for risky behaviors for children and adolescents.

  • Education: $130,195; This investment will:

o   Increase school readiness for pre-school children.

o   Increase academic performance and life skills, including financial education for youth K-12.

o   Increase the number of young adults who graduate and make a successful transition to work or higher education.

o   Increase in parenting skills and involvement especially for parents of children age 0-3.

 

  • Financial Stability: $207,854; This investment will:

o   Increase budgeting and other financial skills and habits.

o   The ability to keep people in their homes.

o   Increase household income and family assets, especially through the Earned Income Tax Credit.

o   Provide access to timely, short-term assistance, including food, shelter, clothing, disaster relief and referral services

*Includes donor choice designations and allowance for pledge loss

 

For more information please contact:

Katie McNeil, Resource Development Director, kmcneil@unitedwayofmpm.org

Meg Deedrick, Executive Director, mdeedrick@unitedwayofmpm.org

 

 

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