United Way is about more than just raising money.
To be sure, it's about fundraising that supports the work of many
local health and human-care organizations. It's about identifying
and prioritizing our community's problems and changing needs.
And of course, its about making sure that the public's contributions
are used wisely and effectively.
And, Upper Valley United
Way is about much more than just that. It's about people...
hard working people who, despite their own best efforts, sometimes
find themselves or their families facing circumstances they simply
can't handle alone. It's also about other people, too...
people who recognize that the well-being of our community as a whole
is actually a reflection of how well we treat others in their times
Upper Valley United Way is an independent, non-profit
organization run by
with day-to-day support from a small
professional staff, who study local
community needs and then
allocate resources to best meet those concerns
Organized in 1974 by a small, dedicated
group of volunteers, Upper Valley United Way has spent the last 30
years bringing friends and neighbors together to help one another.
To coordinate a system of providers, users of services and volunteer
contributors to meet the human service needs of the Upper Valley community,
and to improve the quality of life for all our residents.
United Way's three primary objectives are:
- To periodically
needs and assets, and to then
identify, prioritize and seek solutions for leading health and human-service
problems in the Upper Valley.
- To raise
distribute funds for not-for-profit
health and human-service agencies.
- To promote and
facilitate voluntarism and the application of other community resources
in addressing priority health and human-service problems.
Thinking about United Way...
Board of Directors
Finance Committee Chair
Brian R. Edwards
DARTMOUTH MEDICAL SCHOOL
2004 CAMPAIGN Chairman
Frank G. Johns, III
Emerging Needs Grant Comm. Chair
THE CHILD CARE PROJECT
Agency Liaison Committee Chair
THE FAMILY PLACE
Tonkovich, Excutive Director
and Chief Professional Officer
Jim joined our staff in 1998, and has
primary responsibility for fund distribution and allocations, needs
assessment planning, agency relations and community involvement.
He has over 25 years experience in the non-profit sector, including
professional staff positions at Dartmouth College and Colby-Sawyer
Dana Hanson, Campaign Director
Dana joined the professional staff in the fall of 1999, and
works on all aspects of the annual campaign, with primary staff responsibility
for the employee campaign at Dartmouth College. Dana comes to
United Way after having served as executive director for The ChildCare
Center in Norwich from 1989 to 1997.
Barbara Putnam, Campaign Secretary
Barbara has managed campaign
records, including donor lists, giving histories, donor designations,
for over 16 years. Volunteers with questions on campaign records can
check with Barbara for the latest news.
Caroline Rood, Office Administrator / Referral
Caroline has served in UVUW’s Administration since 1997.
In addition to overseeing front office duties, her background and
experience in accounting have been very valuable in upgrading and
maintaining our computer accounting software.
Jones, Campaign Assistant
joined the United Way staff in July 2004. She has extensive
experience in nonprofit program management and
has worked in
the fields of community mediation, women's issues, sustainable
agriculture and energy conservation. She lives with her
husband, Jeem Peterson in Hartland Four Corners, Vermont.
gift wisely in our community...
Upper Valley United Way
is one of the largest and most efficient charitable organizations
supporting human services in the area, distributing over
year, and another
next year, while spending just 16% or less of its campaign revenues
on fundraising and management.
Volunteers make it work
Our overhead is
kept low by the participation of hundreds of volunteers, who are key
figures in all aspects of United Way operations. Together, they
with experienced professional staff to...
costs and ensure that your gift will be able to help the most people
areas of service and agencies that will meet serious needs
in the Upper Valley
to agencies based on their services to people within prioritized
areas of need.
Make sure that
your hard-earned gift is making a difference in the Upper Valley.