Why We Donate to United Way

One gift serves many purposes

  Your gift helps each of the 15 Partner Agencies, or you can designate your gift to a favorite agency.

It is local

  All services are provided within Fostoria for the good of the people of Fostoria.

It is convenient

  Payroll deduction is available through workplace campaigns. Cash, check, credit card and online giving are other options.

It is efficient fundraising

  Every donated dollar funds services of the Partner Agencies. An annual foundation distribution supports the campaign and administrative expenses.

Confident giving

  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.

2018 Campaign highlights

Always there for you!


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!

$205,022 raised!


Employee workplace campaign honor roll

Additional Information


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

Pacesetter Company

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

Pacesetter Company

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

Pacesetter Company

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

2018 Campaign Cabinet


General Campaign Chairwoman 

Wendy Foss, Good Shepherd Home

General Co-Chairwoman 

Sandy Hatfield, St. Catherine's Manor

Assistant Chairwoman 

Hailee Hill, Good Shepherd Home

Division I Co-Chairs 

Mandi Ball, The Mennel Milling Company

Janet Dickman, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital

Division II Co-chairs 

Sandy Hatfield, St. Catherine's Manor

Tim Tiell, Charter Steel

Division III Chair 

Robin Bates, First Federal Bank

Divisions IV and V Chair

Matt Green, UIS Insurance and Investments

Leadership Chair

Frank Kinn, retired, bank executive

Publicity Chair 

Scott Scherf, Review Times

2018 Leadership Donors

Corporate Honor Roll

In addition to conducting employee workplace campaigns, the following corporations donated directly to the 2018 United Way of Fostoria Campaign

Alpha Coatings

Callies Performance Products

Charter Steel

Class 8 Truck Repair

Fifth Third Bank

First Federal Bank

Goddard Murphy Realty


MMC Transport

The Mennel Milling Company

Morgan Advanced Materials

Old Fort Banking Company

ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital

Reineke Ford

Review Times

St. Catherine’s Manor

Superior Credit Union


Susan and Jerry Goodman

Frank and Dolores M. Kinn

Marylin Kinn 

Don Miller

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

Steve Dandurand 

Michael J. Foos

Steve and Cynthia Geroski

Cortland N. and Jeanne J. Heykoop

Kenneth L. Hohman 

Brian Holzaepfel

Josh and Jamie Krupp 

Kathleen Leitzy 

Leslie P. Lipski

Ron and Gail Mackenzie 

Don and Louise Mennel 

Ford and Kate Mennel 

Kurt and Cassie Ohlrich 

Gene and Betty Schalk 

Katie Six


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 

Scott Osborne

Sally Reed 

William Reineke, Sr.

Rotary Club of Fostoria 

Thomas and Ann Sacksteder 

Bill and Sara Squire

Kimberly Willford 

Anonymous (2)


Ashland Farms

Jim and Marcia Bailey

Beerco Distributing Co.

David A. Bettenhausen, DPM 

Stephen and Denise Brown 

Autumn Clouse

Kurt A. Dauterman 

Robert J. Fast

Laura and Dutch Fitzwater 

Anthony Gora 

Andrew Goshe

Matt Green 

Kandace Greifendorf

Lori and Scott Hall

Justin S. Hoyer

John and Kayla Irwin

Wayne and Mimsi Irwin 

Tom Kellogg

Tom and Anne Krupp 

Evelyn Marker 

Ruben Martinez

Brad and Jodi Miehls 

Kirt Morrow

Chris and Charlotte Post 

Darrell Preble

Fred and Julie Reinhart

Wendy Rohrbacher 

Lisa Saltzman

John and Heather Schuld 

Cindy Sidle

Thad Sitterson

Timothy Stacy, DMV, Tri County Veterinary Clinic

Victoria Vath

Janet and Gregory Vay

Jerry Vess

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 421 

Robert Watson

Chris and Joni Widman 

Gregory A. Williamson 

Sarah and Mark Wonderly 

Anonymous (2)

Leaders lead by example.

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.

Platinum $2500

Gold $1200

Silver $750

Bronze $500

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.