Charity Review

Issued: December 2016 Expires: December 2018

Charity Seal Holder

United Way of Union County, Inc.

Meets Standards
(937) 644-2512 648 Clymer Rd, Ste 120, Marysville OH 43040-1661
  1. Conclusions
  2. Purpose
  3. Programs
  4. Governance & Staff
  5. Fund Raising
  6. Financial
  7. BBB Comment

United Way of Union County, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Mission Statement:

Bringing neighbors and resources together to improve lives in Union County

Incorporated: 1958 in OH


Program & Service Areas:
The United Way of Union County provides financial grants to support -
* six area pantries
* four senior centers
* two shelters
* an after-school youth center
* a homeless prevention program
* rent and utility assistance programs, and
* other programs for disaster relief, prescription medications, hospice care, cancer support and youth activities 

Governance & Staff

Board Chair: Ms. Sherri Coleman, Board President Business Affiliation: Nationwide Securities, LLC

CEO: Ms. Shari L. Marsh, Executive Director

Board Size: 19

Staff: 3

Fund Raising
Method(s) used: Direct Mail Appeals Telephone Appeals Invitations to Fundraising Events Print Advertisements (Newspapers, Magazines, etc.) Radio Appeals Grant Proposals Internet Appeals Planned Giving Arrangements Appeals via Social Media (Facebook, etc.) Other

% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 14.40%


The following information is based on United Way of Union County, Inc.'s Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Thursday, December 31, 2015.

Source of Funds
Current Year Campaign Revenue $903,396
Non-Cash Conributions $3,715
Contributions $1,552
Interest Income $3,046
Unrealized gain (loss) on Investments ($3,328)
Total Income: $908,381
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Program Expenses: $576,594
Fundraising Expenses: $130,873
Administrative Expenses: $49,369
Other Expenses: $7,144
Total Expenses: $763,980
Income in Excess of Expenses: $144,401
Beginning Net Assets: $891,157
Ending Net Assets: $1,035,558
Total Liabilities: $170,691
Total Assets: $1,206,249

BBB Comment

A BBB Accredited Charity since November, 2004. BBB has determined that in addition to meeting BBB's 20 Standards for Charity Accountability, United Way of Union County adheres to the BBB Code of Business Practices, which includes a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any complaints. Charities that display the BBB Accredited Charity Seal pay a fee for review/monitoring and for support of BBB's services to the public. BBB accreditation does not mean this charity's programs or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB or that BBB has made a determination as to this charity's competency in performing services.

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