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United Way of the Greater Dayton Area

A BBB Accredited Charity since 09/26/1991.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: United Way of the Greater Dayton Area
Phone: (937) 225-3001
Fax: (937) 225-3074
Address: 33 W First St Ste 500
Dayton, OH 45402
Website: www.liveuniteddayton.org
Report Expiration Date: March 1, 2018
Original Business Start Date: January 1914
Principal: Mr. J. Thomas Maultsby, CEO
Customer Contact: Mary Werden, Director of Marketing & Communications
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: January 1920, OH
Employees: 26 Full Time. 8 Part Time.
Type of Business: Charity - Local
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Stated Purpose

According to United Way of the Greater Dayton Area, its mission is "to meet human service needs and find long-term solutions in the Dayton region by engaging the greatest number of donors, leaders, and volunteers and partnering to advance the common good."

Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.

BBB Charity Seal Participation

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United Way of the Greater Dayton Area raises money on behalf of a network of local health and human services and allocates funds to meet priority needs. The organization also provides data on local health and human service needs and assets, frames discussions, facilitates and participates in collaborative efforts to address local needs. In addition, United Way of the Greater Dayton Area provides a 24-hour information and referral service to link people in need with services that can help as well as recruit and link volunteers for community nonprofit organizations.

For the year ended June 30, 2015, United Way of the Greater Dayton Area's program expenses were:

Fund allocations/donor designations/Volunteer Connection:$6,664,478


Freedom schools:

Total Program Expenses:$7,616,810


Chief Executive Officer:J. Thomas Maultsby, CEO
Chair of the Board:Stephen Herbert
Board Size:21
Paid Staff Size:26 Full Time. 8 Part Time.

Fund Raising

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area raises funds through direct mail, special events, print advertisements, television and radio appeals, grant proposals, planned giving and internet appeals.

Fund raising expenses for the year ending June 30, 2015 totaled 12% of related contributions.

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.


According to United Way of the Greater Dayton Area's IRS Form 990 for the year ended June 30, 2015:

 Total campaign revenue$8,751,239
 Service fees$227,804
 Information and referral$59,794
 Investment income$44,287
 Total Income:$9,083,124
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$7,616,810 83.75%83.86%
 Fund Raising:$1,127,608 12.40%12.41%
 Administrative:$350,724 3.86%3.86%
 Total Expenses:$9,095,142
Excess of Income over Expenses$-12,018
Ending Net Assets:$7,372,143

Notes and Comments

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Additional Contact Information

Additional Addresses
1855 Bellbrook Ave Ste F
Xenia, OH  45385
Tel: (937) 426-4008

597 Hillcrest Drive
Eaton, OH  45320

Report as of July 27, 2016 16:26
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