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UNITED WAY OF GRAYSON COUNTY INC

Live United

Sherman, TX   |  www.unitedwaygrayson.org

Mission

WHAT WE DO We are more than the fundraisers. We are the hand raisers. The game changers. The-stop-talking-start-doing-band-together-and-take-on-the-impossible-task- masters. No matter the obstacles. No matter the odds. We surround a community’s most critical problems. And we fight. We fight for those who need a voice and those whose names we do not know. United Way of Grayson County fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. Because change doesn’t happen alone.
Hope isn’t a one-man band.
And there’s no such thing as self taught or self made. We have one life.
To live better, we must Live United.

Ruling year info

1970

President/CEO

Stephanie Chandler

Main address

PO Box 1112

Sherman, TX 75091 USA

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EIN

23-7087293

NTEE code info

(Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories includes Community Funds/Trusts and Federated Giving Programs) e.g. United Way) (T70)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are fighting for people to get better jobs and achieve financial stability, students to graduate high school ready for college and careers, and individuals to lead healthier lives.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Education

Helping children and youth achieve their potential.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Where we work

Awards

Non-Profit of the Year 2022

Denison Area Chamber of Commerce

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Non profit agency partners

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

United Way of Grayson County surrounds our community’s most critical problems and we fight. We are able to fund specific programs with nonprofit partners to achieve better outcomes for our community members.

We raise funds to meet community member's immediate needs while moving the mission forward and creating long-term change.

Consistently raise revenue to fund nonprofits programs to improve outcomes for individuals and the community as a whole.

Work collaboratively with all organizations to reduce duplication of efforts.

Conduct a Community Needs Assessment to assess, monitor and improve our community's outcomes to meet long-term goals.

The United Way of Grayson County’s 25 Board of Directors provides the leadership necessary to achieve the goals and vision set by the community for the organization. Their leadership is critical for setting the direction in community responsibility and ensuring the desired results.

In addition, the Board represents United Way of Grayson County in the community and brings community voice to United Way decision-making.

Finally, the Board is charged with stewardship and accountability to maintain the trust of the community.

Ongoing Community Needs Assessment are conducted and raised revenue is dispersed to nonprofits to operate programs to meet those needs.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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UNITED WAY OF GRAYSON COUNTY INC

Board of directors
as of 01/23/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Kelly Haley

Wolfspeed

Term: 2023 - 2021


Board co-chair

Dr. Molly Harris

Grayson College

Term: 2022 - 2023

Jason Kupferschmidt

Ameritex

Deron McCraw

Steven Michaels

Texas Instruments

Sarah Bigham

Grayson County Sheriff's Department

Amy Coffman

Wilson N. Jones

Jeff Butts

First State Bank

Mike Daugherty

Atmos Energy

Andru Gilbert

Denison ISD

Nathan Graham

KwikChek/ McCraw Oil

Wayne Grover

Tyson

Mike Gudgel

Denison PD

Robert Muse

Caterpillar

Carlos Rivas

Rivas Law

LaTasha Savage

Emerson

Leigh Ann Sims

Teresa Smith

Spectrum Brands

David Turner

City of Southmayd

Rodney Williams

Van Alstyne CED

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/23/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/03/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.