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Public Relations

Mary Baldridge, Tom Duke,

Adam Goff, Katelyn Lopez


Nominating Committee

Kevin Hobbs, Chair

Tadd Davis, Tom Duke


Budget & Allocation Committee

TJ Reed, Chair

Mike Collins, Vice Chair

Pattie Bender, Larry Daugherty, 

Alicia Finnerman, Adam Goff

Gary Groenendyk, Cathy Vukelich,

Karin Zona


Area Growth & Development

Kelly Hostetler, Chair

Cathy Vukelich, Ken Rhodes


Executive Committee

Jeff Gatton, President

TJ Reed, 1st Vice President

Mike Collins, 2nd Vice President

Randy Pahls, Treasurer

Pattie Bender, Secretary

Christine Yancey, At Large

Tadd Davis, At Large


Finance Committee

Randy Pahls - Chair

Mary Baldridge, Pattie Bender,

Ken Rhodes, Cathy Vukelich


Council of Social Agencies

Terry & Lynette Conklin, Agency Representatives

Tadd Davis, Larry Daugherty, Cathy Vukelich



Mike Collins, Chair

Pattie Bender, Kevin Hobbs,


Special Events

Tina Cronkhite, Co-Chair

Cody BakerAlicia Finnerman, 

Christine Yancey



Scott & Natalie Boland & Jamie & Lynn Lego, Honorary Chairs

Kelly Hostetler, Tadd Davis


If you're interested in serving on any of these committees, or would like more information about them, please contact us.

Council of Social Agencies

The Council of Social Agencies responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the fund distribution process, including agency applications and reports
  • Strengthening the non-profit sector of the community by determining and providing needed and appropriate resources (beyond funding) to non-profit agencies
  • Strengthening United Way’s relationship with human service organizations in the community
  • Acting as a networking link among various human service organizations, both those that are funded by United Way and those that are not

Public Relations and Special Events

The Public Relations and Special Events Committees are responsibilities include:

  • Presenting United Way's image to the public
  • Building relationships in and with the community
  • Communicating the impact United Way’s work has in and on the community
  • Educating the public about philanthropy and ways to engage in thoughtful charitable giving
  • Working through the media and personal contacts to meet these aims
  • Working to recruit new members for the Board of Directors on an ongoing basis


The Finance Committee 's responsibilities include:

  • Oversight of financial transactions
  • Development of financial operational guidelines
  • Review and approval of monthly financial statements
  • Approval of annual budget for the organization, making recommendation to the Board
  • Oversight of the annual audit process

Budget & Allocations

The Budget & Allocations Committee meets each spring. This committee makes funding recommendations to the Agency Relations Committee, which then passes along those recommendations to the Board. Their responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing funding applications
  • Meeting with representatives from each agency applying for funding
  • Developing funding recommendations

Area Growth & Development

The Area Growth & Development Committee is responsible for:

  • Developing a statement of strategic initiatives for our United Way.
  • Developing action steps with timelines and staff and volunteer responsibilities, to ensure that the plan will be implemented
  • Regularly monitoring progress on the strategic plan, and reporting this progress to the Board
  • Overseeing the development and progress of the organization’s annual work plan

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