Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

United Way of the Lakeshore Inc.

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Muskegon, MI   |  www.unitedwaylakeshore.org

Mission

Our mission is uniting to inspire change and build thriving communities. Our bold goal is to help 10,000 more working families meet their basic needs by 2025.

Ruling year info

1965

President and CEO

Ms. Christine Robere

Main address

PO BOX 207

Muskegon, MI 49443 USA

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Formerly known as

UNITED WAY OF MUSKEGON, INC

UNITED WAY OF NEWAYGO COUNTY, INC

WHITE CLOUD UNITED WAY, INC

OCEANA COUNTY UNITED WAY, INC

EIN

38-1426895

Cause area (NTEE code) info

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

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

45% of those living in our communities are either in poverty or in the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population, meaning they struggle to afford the basic necessities of housing, child care, food, health care, and transportation.

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?

Community Impact

United Way of the Lakeshore focuses its efforts on programs positively impacting Education, Income and Health - the building blocks for a good life. Internal programs of United Way include: research of community needs, mobilizing resources to meet needs, advocacy, labor relations, Day of Caring, United After Work, Lights On Afterschool and the community's volunteer center, including Retired & Senior Volunteer Program.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified

Where we work

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

United Way of the Lakeshore's Bold Goal is to help 10,000 more working families meet their basic needs by 2025.

United Way of the Lakeshore's community impact approach is unique because we not only address people's immediate needs, but also work towards changing systems so that people can avoid challenges altogether. It is about investing in the present as well as the future. <br/><br/>Our mission of "uniting to inspire change and build thriving communities" is currently accomplished through three community impact strategies: Community Investment, Community Impact Initiatives and Programs, and Community Engagement.

United Way of the Lakeshore is a community impact organization. In order to create lasting solutions for social issues on a large scale, individuals and organizations must align efforts and work collaboratively towards clearly defined goals. <br/><br/>The funds raised by United Way are granted to programs run by agencies in our community that address the needs that will impact our bold goal, along with other identified community needs. Volunteer panels, with staff support, grant this money to qualified organizations.<br/><br/>Untied Way of the Lakeshore also mobilizes volunteers to work year round in our community.

Outcomes and outputs reported by agencies receiving funds, along with reports and data from statewide organizations will show the progress we are making toward meeting community needs.

Our progress can be found in our latest Annual Report, published on our website here: https://www.unitedwaylakeshore.org/annual-report

Financials

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Operations

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

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United Way of the Lakeshore Inc.

Board of directors
as of 5/9/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mary Boyd

Mercy Health

Term: 2018 - 2020


Board co-chair

John Severson

Muskegon Area Intermediate School District

Term: 2018 - 2020

Mary Boyd

Mercy Health

Sherri Campbell

Community Shores Bank

Mark Meyers

City of Norton Shores

Gary Nelund

State Farm Insurance

Derrick Smith

Inner City Christian Federation

Dwight Vines

Sun Chemical Corp

John Severson

Muskegon Area Intermediate School District

Walter Christophersen

IBEW Local 275

Laura Carpenter

Retired, Arconic

Bob Carter

Retired, Muskegon County

Ed Garner

Grand Valley State University

Erik Gentzkow

Cannon-Muskegon

Rich Houtteman

Consumers Energy

Steve Jackson

Jackson-Merkey Contractors

Erik Jepsen

Kautex Textron, CWC Division

Fred Johnson

Muskegon County

Kate Kesteloot Scarbrough

Mediation & Restorative Services

Erin Kuhn

WMSRDC

Tyshon Massey

UAW Local 539

Lucas McCotter

ADAC Automotive

Gary Nelund

State Farm Insurance

Kendra Olsen

Retired Educator

Josh Reece

Parmenter Law

Robert Ross

Muskegon Community College

Lisa Sabourin

Employers Association West MI

Stewart Sanders

Newaygo County

Pat Shafer

Retired, Lakeshore Chamber

Greg VanWoerkom

US Rep Huizenga’s Office

Kay Williams

Hart Public Library

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

Keywords

United Way, Fund Distribution, Grantmaker, Planning, Research, Development, Assessment, Advocacy, Fund raising, volunteerism