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A LETTER FROM OUR LEADERSTRANSFORMATIVE EXPERIENCES FOR PEOPLE, BY PEOPLEIMPACT SNAPSHOT | LASTING SOLUTIONS THROUGH POWERFUL PARTNERSHIPS
PARTNER SPOTLIGHTALIGNING VOICES AND ORGANIZING FOR CHANGEFIGHTING FOR EVERY PERSON IN EVERY COMMUNITYINSPIRATIONS IN COMMUNITY BUILDING
LEADING LONG-TERM RECOVERY AFTER DISASTERSLEADERSHIP SPOTLIGHTFINANCIAL FOCUS

UNITED WAY FIGHTS FOR THE HEALTH,
EDUCATION AND FINANCIAL STABILITY OF
EVERY PERSON IN EVERY COMMUNITY.

OUR VISION

UNITED WAY ENVISIONS A WORLD WHERE ALL INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES
ACHIEVE THEIR HUMAN POTENTIAL THROUGH EDUCATION, INCOME STABILITY
AND HEALTHY LIVES.

OUR MISSION

TO IMPROVE LIVES BY MOBILIZING THE CARING POWER OF COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD.

 


 

LETTER FROM OUR LEADERSHIP

In 2018, United Way’s transformation – and the transformation of philanthropy – really gained momentum.

Philanthropy in the 21st Century will look different than it did in the 20th Century. People have more information at their fingertips and digital technology brings them closer together. The future of giving, volunteering and advocating will be about engaging individuals, particularly online. People want to easily find and participate in meaningful volunteer opportunities, contribute to the causes that matter to them, see the impact of their contributions and share their experiences.

One of our key 2018 achievements was the launch of Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud, a trailblazing digital platform that provides individuals and companies with unique community-focused experiences. Philanthropy Cloud makes it easy for professionals to learn about and donate to the causes they care about while finding meaningful activities in their communities. Most of all, it connects them to one another and offers new possibilities to engage in the global philanthropy movement.

The online platform also helps companies achieve their philanthropic and business goals. Businesses want a streamlined, simpler, sophisticated way to advance their Corporate Social Responsibility efforts. They also want to leverage United Way’s unparalleled community reach and engagement. At Deloitte, for instance, in the United States, Philanthropy Cloud is beginning to provide a more integrated way to bring people together in the spirit of social impact.

In 2018, United Way transformed in other ways, too, working with 60,000 companies across the world, including more than half of the Fortune 500. Together, we’ve built the largest global community of donors, advocates and volunteers who fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. The result is more children reading at grade level, more people living healthier lives, more families emerging from poverty, for example.

With our collaborators, we’re finding new ways to help when crises occur. After Hurricane Michael hit the U.S. Gulf Coast, we worked with IBM to create a new chat bot that supported 211’s efforts to help people evacuate and secure shelter, food and water. Not every innovation involves technology, though. Sometimes, it’s as simple as bringing people together to write notes of encouragement to middle school students, like we did with Wells Fargo employees.

Throughout its history, United Way has helped passionate people make a difference in their communities. We go where they are to help them find organizations that focus on causes they care about, build partnerships and multiply their impacts. In today’s interconnected world, it’s up to non-profits, businesses and community leaders to work together and innovate to provide tools to make a difference. Paired with ambitious goals in education, health and financial stability, United Way is determined to bring people together to help communities to reach their potential.

Most of us are hungry for connection, idea sharing and coalitions that help people live better lives. The urgent needs of communities compel us to build community at scale by empowering everyone to be part of the solution.

The future of philanthropy and the future of community building are here. We invite you to join us to fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.

Punit Renjen
Punit Renjen
Chairman, Board of Trustees
United Way Worldwide
Brian Gallagher
Brian Gallagher
President and CEO
United Way Worldwide

 
TRANSFORMATION EXPERIENCES FOR PEOPLE, BY PEOPLE

The advent of new digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, has redefined what it means to be connected as individuals within a community.

In 2018, United Way and our corporate partners took bold steps in adopting technologies that will forever change the way we impact society. We launched an innovative global platform that connects companies, employees, customers, and partners in new ways to transform social causes that are most important to them. We leveraged artificial intelligence to assist people in distress from disasters. And we partnered with a smart-home device maker to serve people who struggle with their energy costs.

As these stories show, the transformative power of technology is igniting United Way’s best work.

Elevating the Power of Individuals

We live in the era of the individual. Each person has power to choose how they want to make a difference, and how to invest their unique resources for positive impact. In 2018, United Way went further than ever to harness that power.

Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud is a breakthrough partnership between United Way Worldwide and Salesforce.org, the nonprofit subsidiary of Salesforce. It’s giving individuals and companies a new tool to scale social change in a powerful way. It’s revolutionizing philanthropy.

The first company to use Philanthropy Cloud was global software and engineering company MiTek. With Philanthropy Cloud and the support of United Way of Greater St. Louis in its headquarter market, MiTek finds it easier to help its employees get more involved in making a real difference in their communities.

“As a company, we care deeply about innovation and harnessing the power of technology to connect our people and allow us to do more with the data we have,” said  Rachel Seward, Vice President of Enterprise Communications & Philanthropy.

“We invested in Philanthropy Cloud early on because of its potential to scale globally and enable us to unite our people with a common vision, driven by our goal of Transforming Global Communities,” she said. “Having Philanthropy Cloud available for our team members has helped them have a ‘weekend experience at work,’ interacting with a digital platform much like they would anywhere else in their lives to learn more about charitable causes and sign up to participate in events.”

Kellogg Company, one of our global corporate partners, signed onto Philanthropy Cloud in 2018 for similar reasons. Another example involves corporate collaborator Deloitte, where, in the U.S., Philanthropy Cloud is beginning to provide a more integrated way to bring people together in the spirit of social impact.

Kellogg is using Philanthropy Cloud to further elevate its commitment to help eradicate hunger by the end of 2030. It’s part of the company’s work on Sustainable Development Goals, which can be tracked via Philanthropy Cloud. The company actively advocates on behalf of children facing hunger around the world and engages people to help address the important global issue of food security. Philanthropy Cloud better enables Kellogg to create lasting impact on hunger by empowering its employees across the country to donate their time, money and skills to the causes of their choice.

“Our employees are committed to giving back,” said Stephanie Slingerland, global philanthropy lead for Kellogg Company and executive director of the company’s charitable fund. “With this state-of-the-art tool and support from our partners at United Way, we’re able to better engage our employees and create even more impact for people and communities.”

Read more about Philanthropy Cloud here.

 

A 211 Experience Transformed by Artificial Intelligence

Every day, thousands of people across North America turn to 211, a vital service that connects them to critical resources. It’s free, confidential, and available 24/7. In 2018, some 12 million people contacted 211 for help to access crisis and emergency counseling, disaster assistance, food, health care and insurance assistance, stable housing and utilities payment assistance, employment services, veteran services and childcare and family services.

We’re always looking for ways to innovate. During hurricane season, we turned to IBM, our long-time corporate partner, to help boost access to 211 during high-volume times.

IBM offered its artificial intelligence technology, CARLA (Cognitive Automated Response Learning Agent), at no cost. With CARLA, we now have a virtual agent, or “chatbot,” to augment 211 services. During Hurricane Michael in 2018, CARLA provided answers and guidance in both English and Spanish to people seeking life- and property-saving information. The top inquiries CARLA handled were “mandatory evacuation,” “nearest shelter,” “financial assistance,” “evacuation zone,” “emergency food,” and “road closure.”

When technology helps people access reliable information quickly, the experience can be transformative.

United Way and Google Nest Power Project

Every year, a quarter of U.S. families wonder how they will afford to pay their home energy bills.

It’s one of the reasons people contact 211. In 2018, more than 1.1 million – or 13.4 percent – of the asks for 211 help were for utility assistance.

United Way’s partnership with Google Nest was created to help solve that problem. Google Nest launched the Power Project on Earth Day 2018, to bring energy-saving technology to those struggling with high energy costs and to raise awareness of the energy burden facing families.

The Power Project has donated more than $800,000 to United Way and other nonprofits to help low-income families with their energy expenses. Google has a goal to bring 1 million thermostats to people in need, coordinating with energy and nonprofit partners.

“Thanks to Power Project donors, we are able to invest in artificial intelligence, texting hotlines, and website enhancements that make it even easier for people to find energy assistance through the 211 network,” says Rachel Krausman, senior director of 211.

Those who need more support can use 211 to find energy assistance programs and other resources. Together, we’re transforming lives by helping to ensure energy security.

Read more about this partnership here.


 
IMPACT SNAPSHOT

Want a deeper dive into United Way’s impact snapshot? Check out what we’re doing to improve economic mobility, youth success, early education and access to health here.

 


LASTING SOLUTIONS THROUGH POWERFUL PARTNERSHIPS

Transforming lives is a collaborative effort. In communities around the world, United Way works with companies, governments, nonprofits, and individuals to fight for lasting social change. Our partners trust us -- with their financial contributions, ideas, volunteer power, and in-kind support -- to build stronger communities for everyone.

 

BMO Financial Group: Economic Equality and Inclusion

In Toronto, BMO Financial Group’s $10 million gift to United Way Greater Toronto paved the way for economic transformation throughout this diverse community. With a dedication to reducing inequality and closing gaps in economic prosperity, BMO’s investment brought together business leaders and community organizations to develop breakthrough approaches to economic inclusivity. The goal is to boost economic development and elevate prosperity for all in the Greater Toronto area.

 

 

 

UPS: The Fight To End Human Trafficking

With the help of UPS and The UPS Foundation, United Way’s Center on Human Trafficking and Slavery launched a pilot program in five U.S. cities to teach social service providers, educators, labor activists, health care providers and others how to spot signs of trafficking and what to do in response.

A $150,000 gift from the UPS Foundation made this community training program possible, and $1.3 million in employee contributions from the 2018 employee giving campaign is boosting the Center’s impact. Now, any United Way in the United States can use this curriculum to train local partners.

Find out how to spot signs of human trafficking here.

 

John Deere: Employee Volunteers Build Stronger Communities

In France, Germany, Poland, and Spain, United Way partnered with John Deere to address pressing local social needs – and strengthen local NGOs (non-governmental organizations, or nonprofits). Tapping into four European United Ways, John Deere sought to address hunger and improve education outcomes for underserved youth.

John Deere employees played a critical role. With 17 school and nonprofit partners, the initiative leveraged 4,821 employee volunteer hours to support 835 youth and provide 120,584 people with food. This is an increase of 72% in youth impacted, supported by more than double the number of employee volunteer hours, from the year before.

At the same time, the John Deere-United Way partnership is building up NGO capacity in Europe. For example, in France, John Deere donations funded critical equipment and helped one hunger-focused nonprofit open a new office.

Read about John Deere’s first volunteerism foray in Europe here.

 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Localized Roadmaps for Community Success

United Way believes that health, education, and financial stability are the building blocks of a healthy life. That’s why the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health institute partner with us in a data-driven initiative to deepen and accelerate the impact of our community improvement work. Our partnership supported a collaboration with the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R), an annual county-by-county snapshot of the factors that affect people’s health in the United States.

Over 18 months, 11 United Ways and their partners used CHR&R tools and community coaches to glean holistic data and insights about the overall health of communities, with a particular focus on its youngest residents. This has led to United Ways developing new partners and refining strategies to accelerate lasting local change.

 

Lyft: The Powerful Impact of Transportation

Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the United States, partnered with United Way to pilot a program in 12 communities that helps people in need get to critical appointments. In 2018, 211 specialists provided veterans, seniors, and jobseekers with more than 12,000 free rides with Lyft.

Each year, 211 receives more than 230,000 transportation requests nationwide, but 25 percent of those can't be met with existing resources. By partnering with Lyft, we’re better able to create local community impact with people who need support. Plans to expand the pilot were formalizing by year’s end. 

“Lyft is re-imagining how transportation can solve social problems by creating access to transportation around the nation for those in need,” said Mike Masserman, head of Social Impact at Lyft.

Read about United Way’s Ride United initiative, which leverages the strengths of United Way, 211 and partnerships, to address unmet transportation needs for individuals and families across the U.S. here.

 


PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Each year, United Way works with 60,000 corporate partners to improve lives and strengthen communities. The 91 companies listed here are members of our Global Corporate Leadership program, with those in bold representing our newest partners. Combined, these companies and their employees contribute nearly $1 billion and countless volunteer hours every year. We thank them for their passion for change and commitment to our shared purpose.*

3M
Abbott Laboratories
AbbVie
Accenture Aetna Inc.
Alston & Bird
American Express
Anthem
AT&T
Avery Dennison
Bank of America
Best Buy Co. Inc.
BMO Financial Group
C&S Wholesale Grocers
Cargill Inc. 
Caterpillar Inc.
CenturyLink Inc. 
Chevron 
Citigroup 
Comcast NBCUniversal 
Costco Wholesale 
Cummins Inc. 
Deere & Company 
Deloitte & Touche LLP 
Delta Air Lines Inc. 
DowDuPont 
DuPont 
Duke Energy 
Eaton Corporation 
Ecolab Inc. 
Eli Lilly and Company 
Enterprise Holdings Inc. 
Ernst & Young LLP 
Exxon Mobil Corporation 
FCA US LLC 
FedEx Corporation 
Fifth Third Bancorp 
Fluor Corporation 
Ford Motor Company 
GEICO 
General Electric 
General Mills 
General Motors 
Genpact 
Hershey Company
IBM Corporation 
Illinois Tool Works Inc. 
International Paper 
JCPenney
Johnson & Johnson 
Kellogg Company 
Keurig Dr Pepper 
Kimberly-Clark 
Land O'Lakes 
L Brands Inc. 
Lyft 
Macy's Inc. 
Medtronic Inc. 
MetLife Inc. 
Microsoft Corporation 
Mosaic Company 
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company 
Perdue Farms Inc. 
Pfizer Inc. 
Pitney Bowes Inc. 
Principal Financial 
Procter & Gamble 
Publix Super Markets 
PwC 
Shell Oil Co. 
Sprint Corporation 
SunTrust Bank 
Synchrony Financial 
T.D. Williamson Inc. 
Target 
Texas Instruments 
The Boeing Company 
Toyota Motor North America 
Travelers Companies 
U.S. Bancorp 
United Technologies 
UPS
 USAA 
Valero Energy 
Walmart 
Wells Fargo 
WEX 
Whirlpool Corporation 
Williams Companies 
Xcel Energy Inc 
Xerox Corporation
 
 

*Criteria for membership in the Global Corporate Leadership program includes (but is not exclusive to) running a workplace campaign at multiple sites, raising at least $2.5 million per year and contributing at least 50percent of funds raised directly to United Way.

Read more about our partners here.


 
ALIGNING VOICES AND ORGANIZING FOR CHANGE

When a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives threatened nearly 2 million families’ access to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), United Ways across the country fought back. SNAP is a vital, short-term lifeline that makes food available to millions of Americans -- mostly children, seniors and veterans -- at a cost-effective scale that no nonprofit can match.

During United Way’s Day of Action in June, advocates from across the U.S. met with Congress to voice support for bipartisan SNAP provisions in the Farm Bill. United Way led more than 100 meetings on Capitol Hill, while advocates from across the country made their voices heard online. Advocates e-mailed nearly 1,000 letters to Congress and engaged in social media that resulted in 1.4 million digital impressions during United Way's Day of Action.

These advocacy efforts got a boost when Women United®, a global force of more than 70,000 women who have collectively invested $2 billion in their communities, joined the fight. In September, Women United leaders came together to ask lawmakers to protect and strengthen SNAP for working families, children, veterans and seniors. They called, e-mailed and shared nearly 300 posts on social media to lend their support in the fight to end hunger. 

Throughout 2018, our advocates continously pushed Congress to protect SNAP. In total, nearly 900 advocates sent more than 2,500 letters to Congress. 

In December, Congress approved a bipartisan bill that protected SNAP. The voices of United Way and our supporters were crucial in ensuring children, senior citizens, people with disabilities  and veterans continue to have access to essential food support. 

Read more about Women United here. Want to know more about United Way’ policy agenda? Check it out here.

#VoteTogether

 

It’s no secret that Millennials and Gen Z’ers want to tackle many of society’s toughest challenges. They also expect companies to do more to address these critical issues. United Way provides a unique opportunity to engage them. Each year, more than 60,000 individuals take part in our Young Leaders Society, United Way LINC® and Student United Way programs.

In fall 2018, United Way LINC (Lead.Impact.Network.Change.) partnered with MTV to harness the power of young activists by hosting a series of non-partisan voting parties. Nearly 20 United Ways from across the country participated, hosting panel presentations on community hot topics and workshops about issues on the ballot. They also spread the word through a national social media campaign that urged young people to speak out, regardless of their affiliation.

Find out what LINC is up to here.

• Reached more than 1 million social media accounts
• 105 Twitter posts + plus 95 retweets
• 41 Instagram posts from 27 accounts
• 62 Facebook posts from 47 accounts

The #VoteTogether parties were a great hit with next-gen philanthropists and game changers, offering them a meaningful way to be heard and seen, while influencing their country’s policy agenda.


FIGHTING FOR EVERY PERSON IN EVERY COMMUNITY

Around the world, United Way is a powerful conduit for connecting millions of people to volunteer opportunities that deliver impact throughout their communities.

We spotlight volunteerism each year through our global Day of Action. In 2018, we engaged volunteers in 19 countries who worked through 528 United Ways to fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.

Of course, the Day of Action is just one chapter in our year-round volunteerism story. Each day, United Way helps employee volunteers from our partner companies make a difference where they live and work. Here are a few examples from 2018:

Wells Fargo: Notes of Encouragement

During United Way’s Write a Note project, Wells Fargo team members from across the country inspired students to keep working hard in school with a simple, meaningful volunteer activity. Through a special virtual volunteer initiative held during their annual Community Support Campaign in September, team members wrote notes of encouragement to middle school students — helping boost their confidence and reminding them that even strangers were rooting for them.

“This project means so much to our community! These notes showed each one of them that someone cares,” said Shirley Burgess of United Way of Central Iowa, who helped organize the effort. “It also let them know that their success in school matters to the entire community.” 

Check out this video of one student reading her note of support out loud.

Publix: Focused on Literacy

Publix Super Markets, Inc. and United Way have worked together for 40 years to improve early education, build thriving families, and strengthen communities where they live and work. In their home state of Florida, Publix supports ReadingPals, a statewide early learning initiative fueled by United Way and volunteers, to help young children improve reading skills through weekly one-on-one mentoring. The initiative, sponsored by Carol and Barney Barnett, is currently in 17 United Ways serving 26 counties across the state.

AT&T: At Your Service

AT&T and United Way partnered to provide tailored volunteer projects for 388 AT&T employees in six cities. Through an innovative volunteer concierge service, local AT&T teams requested volunteer projects via their regional representatives; United Way Worldwide coordinated with United Ways in each city to offer and support customized opportunities.

“Our team was excited to participate, knowing that we were giving back to our community while helping those in need and making a positive impact in the lives of others,” said Kolicia Baskin, an AT&T Call Center manager. “We also had a great group of student volunteers. It was important for us to include them so they could experience firsthand the importance of giving back. I think everyone had a great time!”

Vello: A New Approach to Tutoring

Reading is essential to achieving success in school, work and life. Children can thrive when they have access to education, learning tools and support from their community.

In Phoenix, Valley of the Sun United Way launched an innovative online tutoring program, called VelloÒ, for students and volunteer tutors to connect and read books from a virtual library. The platform allows people to volunteer for 30-minute one-on-one tutoring sessions whenever they have access to a computer with Internet. United Way partners encouraged employees to volunteer, including Wells Fargo, Deloitte, Freeport-McMoRan, Edward Jones, American Family Insurance and Vanguard.

These tutoring sessions are achieving remarkable results. To date, 77 percent of students said reading with Vello volunteers made them feel a lot better about their reading skills, while 90 percent of volunteers called Vello a meaningful use of their time.


 
INSPIRATIONS IN COMMUNITY BUILDING

United Way has a long history of bringing people together to ask tough questions about society’s problems, and to act collectively to accelerate solutions. It’s been our focus for almost 135 years, and it holds tremendous potential in today’s challenging environment.

In 2018, United Way took community-building to another level through a powerful partnership with musician and philanthropist Peter Buffett (the youngest son of Warren Buffett). Across the U.S., 15 United Ways hosted A Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffett. His program brought philanthropists together with local business, academic and community leaders for music and engaging conversation about what it takes to transform communities. Peter told compelling stories that made audiences think about relationships, the context of community – and their place in it.

“When we talk with one another, powerful things happen,” said Peter. “Barriers are lowered, and these hard conversations serve as catalysts for change. Our collective will to make each community better and more resilient is our greatest asset in building a better future for everyone.”

Peter believes that engagement begins by talking with each other, and asking provocative questions to understand the world around us — all in service to making a deeper difference. That’s especially true for issues affecting equity, inclusion and justice. He believes United Way is the ideal channel for partnering with leaders to build and accelerate inclusive and equitable communities, one neighborhood at a time.

At United Way, we’re grateful for Peter’s tireless advocacy. We hope these inspiring events, grounded in shared values and United Way’s 135 years of community-building, will spark more people to step up to make a bigger difference.

What we measure and what we reward tells us who we are

Peter Buffett

Read what United Way Worldwide’s CEO blogged about our partnership with Peter Buffett here.

 


 
LEADING LONG-TERM RECOVERY AFTER DISASTERS

At United Way, we step up whenever our communities need us. Never is this need greater than when a community is facing a disaster. Across the Americas, 2018 was another intense disaster year.

Restoring Hope After Disaster

Hurricane Florence blasted into the Carolinas in September 2018. As response efforts evolved from immediate relief to long-term recovery, the United Way Hurricane Florence Recovery Fund raised and allocated $1.25 million to assist people impacted by this disaster. In true United Way tradition, many of our partners joined our fight to help ease suffering and pave the way to recovery for affected communities.

Humana Foundation’s generous contribution of $250,000 gave a significant boost to our focus areas of food and household assistance, temporary shelter, volunteer mobilization, small-business recovery and local 211 assistance. Chipotle Mexican Grill raised $150,000 for local United Ways responding to Hurricane Florence, part of the $1.4 million that Chipotle has contributed since 2017 to help United Way rebuild communities after natural disasters.

Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle a month later, the most powerful storm to hit the continental United States in nearly 50 years. Once again, United Way launched a national recovery fund to complement local United Way efforts and provide a single clearinghouse for individual and corporate donors seeking to support those impacted. The Humana Foundation donated another $250,000 to the Hurricane Michael Recovery Fund, just a month after its initial donation. In all, United Way allocated more than $761,000 to support important relief and rebuilding collaborations.

Airbnb partnered with 211 to provide $85,000 in booking coupons to people who needed safe, free housing during Hurricane Michael, the California wildfire and in the aftermath of the Thousand Oaks shooting. With this partnership, volunteer responders and people directly impacted by the disasters got the safe housing they needed for free.

Airbnb is also partnering with 211 to help potential guests and hosts utilize Open Homes, a global program that provides free or low-cost, short-term stays through a user-friendly platform that’s activated during disasters.

In 2018, United Way and Lyft teamed up on multiple occasions to support communities recovering from natural disasters. For Hurricanes Florence and Michael, Lyft offered donated rides through 211 to help people get food and shelter across the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida.

On the opposite side of the country, Lyft also drove into action following the Woolsey and Camp Fires in California. To support those evacuating from the wildfire’s path, Lyft provided a public Relief Rides code that transported affected people for free. We worked with Lyft to provide those in need of more assistance with additional resources through 211.

As Camp Fire relief and recovery needs spilled into the new year, Lyft remained involved and provided free rides so people could meet inspectors at damaged or destroyed homes, apply for financial assistance claims, receive FEMA assistance, obtain prescriptions, attend non-emergency medical appointments, and more.

Read more about United Way disaster’s work here.

 


 
LEADERSHIP SPOTLIGHT

UNITED WAY U.S.A. BOARD OF TRUSTEES*

The United Way U.S.A. Board of Trustees is charged with providing oversight on matters related to—and specific to—the network of United Ways in the United States. Its responsibilities include U.S. membership issues, public policy, community impact, resource development and U.S. board development.

CHAIR OF THE BOARD

NEERAJ MEHTA
EVP and CEO
Payment Solutions, Synchrony

CHAIR, MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE

CYNTHIA GIBSON
Retired EVP, Chief Legal and Business Affairs Officer
Scripps Network Interactive

CHAIR, U.S. NOMINATING COMMITTEE

KATHERINE QUINN
Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer
U.S. Bancorp

AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBERS

JAMES BULLARD
President and CEO,
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

ANTHONY CARTER
Retired Vice President
Global Diversity & Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer
Johnson & Johnson

JOSE CECIN
Executive Vice President of Operations
UniTek Global Services

CYNTHIA FIGUEROA
Commissioner
Philadelphia Department of Human Services

TEFERE GEBRE
Executive Vice President
AFL-CIO

MARK S. HOWARD
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

MICHAEL HSU
President and Chief Operating Officer
Kimberly-Clark Corporation

SUSAN SOMERSILLE JOHNSON
Corporate Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
SunTrust Banks, Inc.

MARY CATHRYN RICKER
Commissioner
Minnesota Department of Education

BYRON SPRUELL
President, League Operations
National Basketball Association

DEANNA STRABLE
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Principal

 
       

EMERITUS BOARD MEMBER
WILLIAM H. GATES, SR.

Co-Chair
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

 


 

UNITED WAY WORLDWIDE BOARD OF TRUSTEES*

The United Way Worldwide Board of Trustees has fiduciary oversight of United Way Worldwide, and is responsible for overseeing the business affairs of the organization.

CHAIR OF THE BOARD

PUNIT RENJEN
Chief Executive Officer
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

SECRETARY OF THE BOARD

CHUL-HEE KANG
Dean and Professor of School of Social Welfare
Yonsei University

TREASURER AND CHAIR, FINANCE COMMITTEE

PHILLIP N. BALDWIN
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Citizens Bank

CHAIR, AUDIT COMMITTEE

RODNEY E. SLATER, ESQ.
Partner
Squire Patton Boggs

CHAIR, EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION COMMITTEE

JOHN LECHLEITER
Chairman Emeritus
Eli Lilly and Company

CHAIR, MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE

WAYNE WOUTERS
Strategic and Policy Advisor
McCarthy Tétrault

CHAIR, GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

DR. JULIETTE TUAKLI
CEO/Chief Medical Officer
CHILDAccra

CHAIR, RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

JEAN-CLAUDE GRUFFAT
Managing Director
Galileo Global Advisors

AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBERS

MARC BITZER
President and CEO
Whirlpool Corporation
LUIS JAVIER CASTRO
Founder and Managing Partner
Mesoamerica
ANTHONY EARLEY, JR.
Executive Chair of the Board, Retired
PG&E Corporation
MIKE HAYDE
President and CEO
Western National Group
MARY MACK
Senior Executive Vice President, Community Banking & Consumer Lending
Wells Fargo and Company
TERI PLUMMER MCCLURE
Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President, Labor
UPS
NEERAJ MEHTA
EVP & CEO
Payment Solutions, Synchrony
DAVID PRESCHLACK
President
NBC Sports Regional Networks & NBC Sports Group Platform
SHULI HU
Publisher
Caixin Media
MARIAME MCINTOSH ROBINSON
President and CEO
First Global Bank Limited
RICHARD TRUMKA
President
AFL-CIO

 


 
FINANCIAL FOCUS
Consolidated Revenue

2018 United Way Worldwide
Consolidated Revenue
USD 221,743,621

Contributions are funds donated to support United Way Worldwide’s mission and its programs that promote education, income and health. These funds consist of unrestricted, temporarily restricted and permanently restricted donations.

Membership Support is received annually from local United Ways for continued membership in the United Way network. Local United Ways receive the benefits of membership and comply with standards established by United Way Worldwide.

Other Revenue includes income generated from the sale of promotional materials, program service fees, investment activity, conferences, rent and non-professional services, transaction fees and miscellaneous activity.


Consolidated Revenue

2018 United Way Worldwide
Consolidated Expenses
USD 233,407,536

Program Expenses include Digital Services, Investor Relations, International Network, Community Impact, Leadership and Learning, Public Policy, Marketing, Campaign and Public Relations, and Promotional Material Sales.

Non-Operating Expenses are pension-related changes.*

General and Administrative activities include Finance, Legal, IT and other services that support United Way Worldwide’s business operations.

Fundraising function is responsible for United Way Worldwide’s fundraising efforts.


 

United Way Worldwide and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Financial Position

As of December 31, 2018
(In USD Thousands)