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United Way of Wells County, Inc.

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Bluffton, IN   |  www.unitedwaywells.org

Mission

Promote and lead positive solutions that improve lives and strengthen our Community

Ruling year info

1979

President and CEO

Ms Pamela Beckford

Main address

122 LaMar Street, Suite 118

Bluffton, IN 46714 USA

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EIN

31-0969009

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Bright Beginnings Initiative

Our early childhood initiative with several funded programs such as Kindergarten Countdown, Imagination Library, The Closet and Parent Cafe (provided through Family Centered Services). Our goal is to have 90% of all children ready for kindergarten

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Families

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Financials

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Operations

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

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United Way of Wells County, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 09/12/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Doug Brown

News-Banner Publications, Inc.

Term: 2015 - 2023

Doug Brown

News-Banner Publications

Patty Randall

ProFed C.U.

Carolyn Bertsch

Wells County Recorder

Justin Moen

Valero Renewables Bluffton

Cari Whicker

Southern Wells Elementary School

Tamra Boucher

In2Great

Jessica Bricker

Bluffton-Harrison MSD

Jeslynn Smith

Koler Law Office

Phil Swain

PNC Bank

Alan Winterrowd

Bluffton Regional Medical Center

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/12/2022

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: 09/12/2022

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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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
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 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.