United Way of Wood County drives local community change by engaging individuals, workplaces and organizations in year-round giving, advocating and volunteering.
Money Raised Here, Stays Here
Learn more about the education partners and programs we support in Wood County.
Our Local Teams
We are proud of the many passionate community leaders who help lead the work of United Way in Wood County! Read below to learn about a few of the community change makers helping to drive our work forward.
Since the beginning, our organization has been led by committed and caring volunteers. Our Advisory Board is made up of volunteers who understand the needs of our neighbors in Wood County. Through their efforts, United Way in Wood County funds and supports nonprofit health and human service programs that enrich the lives of our residents.
- Melissa Bell
- Chris Shope
- Melinda Kale
- Beth Genson
- Sylvia Chandler-Umbles
- Mindy McCarthy
- V. Rosser
- Cameron Kusmierek
- Gabrielle Holben
- Claude Kilpatrick
- Maria Simon
- Mike Rywalski
- Kyle Clark
More than 30 companies in Wood County run United Way campaigns to raise dollars for local nonprofit / community-based programs. Each company has a passionate leader helping coordinate the logistics of a fundraising campaign. We could not do this without them! In Wood County, our top 5 corporate supporters and their in-house champions currently include:
- Principle Business Enterprises
- TH Plastics
- Premier Bank
- Regal Rexnord
- Continuum of Care Wood County and Project Connect Wood County
- Food Insecurity Network
- Wood County Family and Children First Council
- Wood County Early Childhood Task Force
- Wood County Prevention Coalition
- Wood County Safety Council
- Wood County Health Partner
Sponsor Imagination Library in Wood County
Sponsor a child (or children) to receive a free book a month from newborn to age 5.
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Connecting Residents to Services
United Way in Wood County facilitates No Wrong Door, a 20+ year old program of the Wood County Family & Children First Council that maximizes one’s chance of finding help in the often-complex service network. This is an important complement to the information and referral services provided by United Way 2-1-1 in Wood County.