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United Way of Logan County announces annual allocations

The United Way Board of Trustees recently met and approved the recommendations of the Admissions & Allocations Committee for funding to partner agencies and a New Venture Grant Fund totaling $514,868.

Admissions and Allocation Committee Chair Nita Wilkinson said this year's decisions for revenue allocations focused on the results of the 2012 Logan County Community Health Risk and Needs Survey and that her committee was challenged to allocate available revenue to those agencies whose programs best fill and support the growing needs of our community and its residents.

2012 Board Chair Tammy Allison praised the efforts of the Admissions and Allocations Committee, which spent several hours in December and January to review agency proposals and conduct formal hearings with each agency.

Allison went on to say, “The all-volunteer committee takes its task seriously. Everyone who contributed to the campaign can be assured their pledge is being put to maximum use to benefit the people in Logan County.”

The Admissions and Allocation Committee members included Nita Wilkinson, Krista Adelsberger, John Elizondo, Scott Elliott, Jerry Heaton, Sharon Holsberry, Gail Lirette, Trevor McGlone, Tracy McPherson, Bill Montgomery, Mike Mullins, Jennifer Schwaderer, and David Willoby.

2013 agency recipients include:

American Red Cross: $40,000

Boy Scouts: $9,000

Caring Hearts of Ohio Hospice: $40,000

Catholic Charities/Helping Hand: $58,075

Consolidated Care/New Directions: $24,335

Discovery Riders: $14,800

Family & Children First Council/Project Child: $25,000

Girl Scouts: $9,000

Green Hills DayBreak Center: $20,000

Habitat for Humanity: $15,000

Hands of West Central Ohio/RSVP: $5,000

International Friendship Center: $13,000

Logan BelleHAND/PHD: $10,000

Logan County Cancer Society: $32,000

Loving Hands Adult Day Care: $25,000

Lutheran Community Services/Our Daily Bread: $35,000

Mary Rutan Medicine Assistance: $15,000

One on One: $25,000

United Service Organization: $1,500

Warm Clothes for Kids: $38,000

Don M. & Margaret Hilliker YMCA/Safe Haven: $29,265

Youth Allocations Committee: $5,800

In addition to the direct agency allocations, the board approved placing $25,093 into the New Venture Fund.

After analyzing campaign results, the board of trustees (upon the recommendations of the Admissions and Allocation Committee) decides whether or not the New Venture Fund should be established for the ensuing year. The purpose of the New Venture Fund is to provide the United Way with a mechanism whereby it can respond to unmet funding priority needs in the community.

United Way of Logan County Executive Director Jim Donnelly said, "Because of the support of our businesses, companies, and our many residents, the United Way of Logan County will be able to fund a total of $517,978 in allocations to agencies in 2013. This is an 8.4% increase over 2012.”

In all, 22 local agencies will receive donor dollars, including food pantries, senior centers, rent and utility assistance, disaster relief, prescription medication, hospice care, cancer support, youth activities, and more.

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