Better Business Bureau Report for
United Way of Greater Lorain County

Better Business Bureau Report issued January 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires January 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 Greater Lorain County
Address: 1875 North Ridge Rd E, Ste H
  Lorain, OH 44055
Phone: 440-277-6530
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1967, Ohio
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community through leadership, collaboration and resource development.

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Evaluation Conclusions


United Way of Greater Lorain County (UWGLC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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United Way of Greater Lorain County advances the common good of our community by strengthening the building blocks for a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family, choices that promote health and productivity and responding to the basic needs of families in a crisis.

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

Allocations and community services 1,390,776
Information and referral (2-1-1) 90,903
Total Program Expenses: $1,481,679
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Chief Executive : William P. Harper, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Amy Szmania
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Rochester Twp. Trustee, Outreach Services Specialist, Lorain County Community College

Board Size: 14

Paid Staff Size: 7

*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, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, radio, grant proposals, internet, cause-related marketing, membership, "Points for Charity" sponsored by Mike Bass Ford and WEOL- 930 AM
Fund raising costs were 10% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,228,835, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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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 UWGLC's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Campaign Contributions 1,973,676
Designations from other United Ways 255,159
Other 184,969
Investment Income 109,058
Total Income $2,522,862


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 76%  Fund Raising: 11%  Administrative: 13% 

Total income $2,522,862
Program expenses $1,481,679
Fund raising expenses 222,317
Administrative expenses 245,916
Total expenses $1,949,912
Income in Excess of Expenses 572,950
Beginning net assets 1,751,583
Ending net assets 2,324,533
Total liabilities 1,636,734
Total assets $3,961,267

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