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

Better Business Bureau Report issued March 2018
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 2019

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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It funds 74 different programs covering five different service areas; including: programs for children, senior citizens, basic needs, health services, and health counseling. It has 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, 2017, UWLC's program expenses were:

Net Funds Awarded 1,206,204
Community Impact 469,068
Allocations and Agency Relations 87,511
Total Program Expenses: $1,762,783
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Chief Executive : Jennifer McCarty, President & CEO

Chair of the Board: Robert Lee
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Lincoln Electric

Board Size: 22

Paid Staff Size: 8

*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 14% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,141,295, 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 UWLC's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017.

Source of Funds  
Net Campaign Revenue 1,986,184
Unrealized Loss on Investments 153,339
Gifts in Kind 142,983
Investment Income 67,803
Grant 12,128
Other Income 3,495
Total Income $2,365,932


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 79%  Fund Raising: 14%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $2,365,932
Program expenses $1,762,783
Fund raising expenses 300,826
Administrative expenses 151,185
Total expenses $2,214,794
Income in Excess of Expenses 151,138
Beginning net assets 1,940,178
Ending net assets 2,091,316
Total liabilities 1,278,888
Total assets $3,370,204

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