UNITED WAY OF SOUTH WOOD AND ADAMS COUNTIES INC

LIVE UNITED

Wisconsin Rapids, WI   |  www.uwswac.org

Mission

United we change and strengthen lives by investing in our community.

Ruling year info

1965

CEO

Tari Jahns

Main address

351 Oak St

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 USA

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Formerly known as

United Way of South Wood County

United Way of Inner Wisconsin

EIN

39-1212595

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 (P12)

Community Coalitions (S21)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Learning for Life Reading Mentor Program

The signature initiative of United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties' “Women United” is called the Learning for Life Reading Mentor Program. Our goal is to ensure that all children in south Wood County are reading at the proficient level by the end of third grade. Our schools are doing a great job but they cannot do it alone.

We, as a community, need to wrap our arms around these children and offer them the guidance, support and mentoring that they need. We have mentors working with kindergarten-third grade students at Humke Elementary, Mead Elementary Charter School, Washington Elementary, Port Edwards Elementary and Grove Elementary School. The lives of these students are being impacted every time the mentor enters their classroom.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to the age of five. UWSWAC partnered with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to provide this program to the children of south Wood County. There are no income requirements for the children enrolled, they just need to be a resident of the following zip codes: 54457, 54469, 54475, 54489, 54494, or 54495.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

United Way's Volunteer Center's mission is to mobilize and inspire people to utilize their talents and enhance our community. We serve as a clearinghouse of volunteer opportunities from agencies and people in the community looking for volunteer opportunities.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

United Way's 2-1-1 is a source of information and referral for people looking for community services and resources, especially for those who need essential services, such as food, shelter, counseling, employment assistance, and more. Callers receive personalized information from a live resource specialist. Additionally, 2-1-1 is able to track those calls and report where the needs are the greatest-and where there are gaps in services. Our local call center serves the following counties: Adams, Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Clark, Iron, Juneau, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Washburn, and Wood.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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UNITED WAY OF SOUTH WOOD AND ADAMS COUNTIES INC

Board of directors
as of 5/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Emily Weiler

Paper City Savings Association

Term: 2021 - 2022

Phil Hartley

Bank-A-Count

Cynthia Henke

Mead Witter Foundation

Pam Mallek

Mid-State Technical College

Christopher Spranger

Spranger Business Solutions

Lynn Knight

Nekoosa Public Schools

Keith Wilkes

NextHome Partners

Emily Weiler

Paper City Savings

Doug Wenzlaff

Solarus

Craig Broeren

Wis Rapids Public Schools

Matt Colemer

Ameriprise Financial

Jessica Fox

Aspirus

Brian Hanson

Community Member

Shalina Schumer

WestRock

Dale Bikowski

Sentry

Jason Deitz

WoodTrust Bank

Justin Huebner

Solarus

Jada McDougall

WestRock

Shelly Mondeik

Mid-State Technical College

Nathan Quinnell

Prevail Bank

Rona Rossier-Abel

Domtar

Dale Woodfork

ERCO Worldwide

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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/19/2021

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)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/05/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • 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.