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United Way for Jackson & George Counties Mississippi Incorporated

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aka United Way of Jackson & George Counties, MS, Inc.   |   Pascagoula, MS   |  http://www.unitedwayjgc.org

Mission

To increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another.

Ruling year info

1971

President & CEO

Mr. Tee McCovey

Main address

3510 Magnolia St

Pascagoula, MS 39567 USA

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EIN

64-0387509

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

United Way for Jackson & George Counties is working to help all individuals and families in our service area achieve their highest potential through education, financial stability, and healthy 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?

United Way Member Agencies

United Way for Jackson & George Counties supports 17 health and human service agencies that serve our local communities.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Children
Infants and toddlers

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Charity Navigator 4-Star Charity 2023

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Total amount of dollars raised

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Older adults, Seniors, Young adults, Adolescents, Children

Related Program

United Way Member Agencies

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of agencies that were funded at their level of request

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

United Way Member Agencies

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of agencies that received a decrease in allocations due to United Way budget constraints

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

United Way Member Agencies

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

Our organization's goal is to ensure that each man, woman, and child living in Jackson or George counties has the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. We do this by focusing our efforts in the areas of education, income, and health. We believe that these are the building blocks for a stronger community, and each of our 17 member agencies plays an important role in support of this vision.

United Way for Jackson & George Counties reaches out to every corner of the community, including major industries, large and small businesses, school districts, local governments and municipalities, chambers of commerce, churches, civic organizations, and individuals. With each group, we share the problems that are facing our communities and provide an opportunity to be a part of the solution. United Way utilizes funds raised in Jackson and George counties to support our health and human service organizations that are on the front lines of service. Our efforts enable these agencies to focus more of their attention on providing services and less on fundraising needs.

We have an exceptionally strong board of directors that represents our multifaceted workforce in Jackson and George counties. Their support allows us to conduct fundraising campaigns throughout our area and reach a host of donors that would otherwise not be accessible. We also have a strong and dynamic staff that will never be satisfied until all of our communities' health and human service needs have been met.

Nearly all nonprofits in our area have struggled over the past several years to raise funds. Downturns in the economy, more competition for donor dollars, and other economic and societal factors have made it much more difficult to provide all of the services that are needed. Due to the leadership of our board of directors, however, we have been able to continue funding all of our agencies with only minimal cuts in allocations.

We've moved to a year round fundraising campaign, as opposed to the more traditional fall campaign model. This will enable us to work with companies who prefer to hold their campaigns during other times of the year. We're also reaching out to United Ways across the country to learn more about generating multiple streams of revenue.


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 and remedy poor client service experiences, 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, 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 collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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United Way for Jackson & George Counties Mississippi Incorporated

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Kelly Sessoms

Wilkinson, Williams, Bosio & Sessoms, PLLC

Term: 2021 - 2024

Richard Schenk

Community Volunteer

Mike Montgomery

ARC of Mississippi

Dorothy Shaw

Community Volunteer

Lenore Murray

McKean Defense

Ricky Browning

Community Volunteer

Ellen N. Cole

The First, ANBA

Richard Lucas

Community Volunteer

Joe W. Martin, Jr.

Community Volunteer

Debra McLendon

Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding

Jerry St. Pe

St. Pe & Associates LLC

Alan Sudduth

Chevron

Kelly Sessoms

Wilkinson, Williams, Bosio & Sessoms

Jennifer Garlich

First Federal

Ford Kinsey

The Citizens Bank

Jen Robertson

Mississippi Export Railroad

Nikki Skrmetti

HandyLock Self Storage

Debbie Anglin

Pascagoula-Gautier School District

Jim Blevins

Community Volunteer

Dr. Melissa DeAngelo

Pascagoula-Gautier School District

Ellen Freeman

Singing River Electric Cooperative

Christian Hartley

Cadence Bank

Pastor Larry Hawkins

Union Baptist Church

Casey Hill

Merchants & Marine Bank

Nancy Jo Maples

Community Volunteer

Matthew Fall

Mississipi Power Company

Brook Ingram

BSX Insurance Agency

Terrence Nellum

Metal Trades Council

Darwin Nelson

Community Volunteer

William T. Reed

Oswald & Reed

April Stennett

City of Gautier

Heath Thompson

Singing River Health System

Josh Borden

Coastal Cleaning Serivces

Linh Ha

Navigator Credit Union

Caretta Hall

Merchants & Marine Bank

Dr. Mark LaSalle

Community Volunteer

Cavina Wells

Singing River Federal Credit Union

Sean Westmoreland

Dixie Glass

Dr. Christopher Williams

Ocean Springs School District

Pam Lindsey

Community Volunteer

Tanya Beech

Singing River Education Association

Lisa Bradley

Ingalls Shipbuilding

Ravin Nettles

City of Ocean Springs

Katerina Scott

Chevron

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 1/19/2024

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
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/09/2022

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 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.
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.