Your gift helps each of the 15 Partner Agencies, or you can designate your gift to a favorite agency.
All services are provided within Fostoria for the good of the people of Fostoria.
Payroll deduction is available through workplace campaigns. Cash, check, credit card and online giving are other options.
Every donated dollar funds services of the Partner Agencies. An annual foundation distribution supports the campaign and administrative expenses.
Each year the Budget and Admissions Committee carefully reviews financial statements and service records of the Partner Agencies to assure that every donated dollar is used effectively.
For the second year in a row the United Way of Fostoria Campaign broke through $200,000! This year’s campaign even raised $3,500 more than last year.
Lead by Chairwoman Wendy Foss, the campaign not only rocked the goal, three of the five divisions exceeded expectations as well as 16 of the 30 workplace campaigns. As often happens, the two divisions that did exceptionally well last year, struggled a bit with higher expectations this year. Division IV, while not reaching its goal, actually increased its giving over last year.
Leadership gifts are a subdivision found in all five divisions. They are gifts of $500 and more to the annual campaign. This year 87 donors in the leadership category donated gifts of up to $10,000. The leadership subcategory is chaired by Frank Kinn.
A fun new addition to the campaign publicity this year was a two-minute video narrated by Wendy and featuring members of the campaign cabinet.
Every dollar donated to the 2018 campaign is being used to provide services for the people of Fostoria in 2019. Campaign dollars support services of the 15 Partner Agencies including, but not limited to, programs for youth, senior citizens, families in crisis, decent housing, care for persons with dementia, local victims of disasters, assistance for cancer patients, workforce development, public transportation and aid for the neediest in our community.
A great big THANK YOU! to the Campaign Cabinet and the Workplace Campaign Chairs who plan, direct, manage and conduct the campaign. They are wonderful, deeply appreciated friends to United Way.
Gifts of all sizes and all contributions of time, talent and money work together to help friends, neighbors and family members build better lives through the care and services of the United Way Partner Agencies. Together, we are there for each other!
Thirty local companies hosted United Way Workplace Campaigns in 2018. We appreciate their generosity and community spirit! The following companies met or exceeded their goals.
Division I - Large Corporations
Raised $80,826, 100% of goal
Good Shepherd Home
Reached or Exceeded the Goal
Callies Performance Products, Gloria Oakley, 100%
The Mennel Milling Company, Mandi Ball, 121%
Morgan Advanced Materials, Mike Foss, 120%
NSI Crankshaft, Ida Holguin and Sarah Scherger, 128%
ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital, Janet Dickman, 106%
Division II - Mid-size Corporations
Raised $39,351, 88% of goal
Geary Family YMCA
Reached or Exceeded the Goal
Alpha Coatings, Amanda Jordan, 114%
City of Fostoria, Andrea Cole, 112%
Geary Family YMCA, Kim Rickle, 114%
Division III - Small Corporations
Raised $26,065, 104% of goal
First Insurance Group
Reached or Exceeded the Goal
First Federal Bank, Andrea Cress, 109%
First Insurance Group, Lori Hall, 112%
Fruth and Company, LLP, Sue Williams, 104%
Goddard Murphy Realty, Diane Goddard, 150%
Kaubisch Memorial Public Library, Diane Zigman-Nye, 123%
MMC Transport, Stephanie Durst, 107%
Reineke Ford, William Squire, 124%
Review Times, Scott Scherf, 100%
St Wendelin Parish, Lorena Perez, 173%
Division IV - Small Businesses
Raised $17,378, 93% of goal
Division V - Individuals
Raised $41,487, 115% of goal
General Campaign Chairwoman
In addition to conducting employee workplace campaigns, the following corporations donated directly to the 2018 United Way of Fostoria Campaign
Callies Performance Products
Class 8 Truck Repair
Fifth Third Bank
First Federal Bank
Goddard Murphy Realty
The Mennel Milling Company
Morgan Advanced Materials
Old Fort Banking Company
ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital
St. Catherine’s Manor
Superior Credit Union
Susan and Jerry Goodman
Frank and Dolores M. Kinn
Richard Norton, Jr.
Tom and Stacey Reineke
Tom and Jane Schetter
Timothy P. Sulken, DDS
Mark and Jackie Baker
Randy and Michelle Bishop
Jack and Dee Conine
Michael J. Foos
Steve and Cynthia Geroski
Cortland N. and Jeanne J. Heykoop
Kenneth L. Hohman
Josh and Jamie Krupp
Leslie P. Lipski
Ron and Gail Mackenzie
Don and Louise Mennel
Ford and Kate Mennel
Kurt and Cassie Ohlrich
Gene and Betty Schalk
Laverne C. Anderson
Robin and Rick Bates
Todd and Amy Burn, Burns Petroleum
Andrea and Jerry Cress
Pam Yonker, Extra Closet Storage
Mike and Wendy Foss
Don and Alexis Gillett
Lyle E. Lahman
Jan and Larry Levenhagen
Keith and Susan Loreno
William Reineke, Sr.
Rotary Club of Fostoria
Thomas and Ann Sacksteder
Bill and Sara Squire
Jim and Marcia Bailey
Beerco Distributing Co.
David A. Bettenhausen, DPM
Stephen and Denise Brown
Kurt A. Dauterman
Robert J. Fast
Laura and Dutch Fitzwater
Lori and Scott Hall
Justin S. Hoyer
John and Kayla Irwin
Wayne and Mimsi Irwin
Tom and Anne Krupp
Brad and Jodi Miehls
Chris and Charlotte Post
Fred and Julie Reinhart
John and Heather Schuld
Timothy Stacy, DMV, Tri County Veterinary Clinic
Janet and Gregory Vay
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 421
Chris and Joni Widman
Gregory A. Williamson
Sarah and Mark Wonderly
These individuals, couples, and small business owners have given at substantial levels demonstrating their commitment to being there for their friends, neighbors and family members in Fostoria. All gifts to United Way are deeply appreciated.
On behalf of the United Way of Fostoria, we are deeply grateful to each and every donor to the 2018 Campaign. Every gift is important to the work of United Way. Every donation supports the services of the Partner Agencies for the people who live, work and go to school in Fostoria.
The United Way of Fostoria works to stimulate the interest and mobilize the participation of citizens on behalf of worthy educational, character building, healthcare and welfare organizations. It promotes efficiency through cooperative fundraising, and fosters cooperation among member agencies and all such organizations serving Fostoria, Ohio.
Founded in 1957, UWF is member of United Way Worldwide. It is a separate 501(c)(3) organization serving the Partner Agencies and the common good of the greater Fostoria community.