Better Business Bureau Report for
United Way of Lake County, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued October 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires October 2016

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: United Way of Lake County, Inc.
Address: 9285 Progress Pkwy.
  Mentor, OH 44060
Phone: 440-352-3166
Web Address:
Also known as:United Way of Lake County
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Lake County United Way

Year, State Incorporated: 1976, Ohio
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To measurably improve the quality of people's lives in Lake County.

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Evaluation Conclusions


United Way of Lake County, Inc. (UWLC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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We fund 74 different programs covering five different service areas; including: programs for children, senior citizens, basic needs, health services, and health counseling. We have an Evaluation & Investment Committee (E&I), a group of 51 community volunteers, who meet with agency directors and volunteers for nearly 800 hours to review outcomes and evaluate how donor dollars will be used in fiscal year 2013. Donors who give to United Way of Lake County can be assured that their dollars are going to where they are most needed and where they will have the most impact. They can also be assured their donations stay in Lake County. All programs funded through United Way of Lake County must meet a high priority, make a positive impact, and be effective and efficient.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, UWLC's program expenses were:

Net Funds Awarded 2,170,350
Community Impact 350,065
Allocations & Agency Relations 124,138
Gifts in Kind 62,535
Total Program Expenses: $2,707,088
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Chief Executive : Deborah Foley, President

Chair of the Board: Dr. Jacqueline Hoynes
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Director, Akron Public Schools

Co-Chair of the Board : Dave Wiles

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: President, CT Consultants

Co-Chair of the Board : Angela Bensinger

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Director, Eaton Corporation

Board Size: 33

Paid Staff Size: 13

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, internet
Fund raising costs were 10% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,234,731, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
UWLC incurred joint costs of $7,522 for informational materials and activities that included fund raising materials. Of those costs $1,170 was allocated to program expenses, $4,663 was allocated to fund raising expenses, and $1,689 was allocated to administrative expenses.
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on UWLC's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Net Campaign Revenue 3,172,196
Unrealized Gains 100,140
Gross Campaign Results 90,493
Gifts in Kind 62,535
Investment Income 35,417
Total Income $3,460,781


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 10%  Administrative: 5% 

Total income $3,460,781
Program expenses $2,707,088
Fund raising expenses 333,079
Administrative expenses 171,944
Total expenses $3,212,111
Income in Excess of Expenses 248,670
Beginning net assets 2,583,420
Ending net assets 2,832,090
Total liabilities 2,153,605
Total assets $4,985,695

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