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. We accomplish this by fighting for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our communities.

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

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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Communication

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
Adults

Where we work

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 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.

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.

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.

Untied Way of the Lakeshore also mobilizes volunteers to work year round in our community.

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 11/17/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kathy Moore

Muskegon County Public Health Department

Term: 2022 - 2023

Rich Houtteman

Consumers Energy

Steve Jackson

Jackson-Merkey Contractors

Erin Kuhn

WMSRDC

Pat Shafer

Retired, Lakeshore Chamber

Kay Williams

Hart Public Library, Retired

Brenda Jacobs

Brickley DeLong

John Schaub

Howmet Aerospace

Poppy Hernandez

State of Michigan

Brad Hilleary

Webb Chemical

Ryan Bennett

UA Local #174

Shawn Buckner

Meijer

Martha Gabrielse

Retired

Stacy Mellema

Hungerford Nichols

Jillian Meloche

Nowak Machined Products

Kathy Moore

County of Muskegon

Kim Suarez

Retired

Jonathan Wilson

DTE Energy

DJ Hilson

County of Muskegon

Kris Collee

AgeWell Services

Tamica Fox

Miller knoll

Jocelyn Hines

Community Foundation for Muskegon County

Shawntain Jenkins

Grand Valley State University

Lori Little

Gerber Life Federal credit Union

Gary Nelund

State Farm

Jason Olthoff

Imperial Dade

Jack Russell

Rolar productions

Jim Steffel

Warner Norcross + Judd

Paul Watson

Howmet Aerospace

Matt Werksma

Cannon Muskegon

Chris Wren

Newaygo County government

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 11/17/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/17/2022

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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 employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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.