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Volunteers Leading The Way

Volunteer Driven:

United Way of St. Clair County (UWSCC) is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing health and human services to the residents of the community.  Our over 290 volunteers are responsible for:

  • Setting the direction of the organization
  • Making decisions based on the mission and vision of the organization
  • Hiring the Executive Director
  • Approving the budget
  • Oversight
  • Determining what community needs will be addressed through program funding
  • Raising funds annually
  • Approving or denying Affiliated Organization applications
  • Allocating annual Campaign funds to approved Affilitated Organization programs
  • Quarterly review of funded programs
  • Advocating on behalf of the organization, including workplace presentations


United Ways exist across the nation, but each United Way is autonomous; they are managed, governed, and maintained as their own business by their own volunteers.  UWSCC is governed by an Executive Committee and Board of Directors.  It is a corporation as defined in Michigan Non-Profit Corporation Act, 162 of 1982, and classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization.
UWSCC is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing essential health and human services to the residents of the community.  It is driven by an annual Campaign which mobilizes community volunteers to actively solicit funds.  The Campaign is coordinated by an appointed Campaign Chair and supported by a small professional staff.
The members, officers, directors, committee members, employees, and persons served by this corporation shall be selected entirely on a nondiscriminatory basis with respect to age, sex, race, religious affiliation, and national origin.
All funds donated to UWSCC are directed through an all-volunteer Board of Directors and fund distribution committee (Citizens Review Committee).  UWSCC maintains an audit trail; contracting independent accounting firms to maintain the integrity of the organization through an overall annual audit of its financial statements.

Board of Directors Executive Committee:

Danny Negin
Farm Bureau Insurance
Vice President
Thelma Castillo
Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce
Caryn VanderHeuvel
St. Clair County Probate Court
Patti Manley
McBride - Manley & Company, P.C.
Vice Treasurer
Citizen's Review Committee Chair
Cindy Rourke (Retiree)
2019 Campaign Chair
Michelle Shepley*
Chemical Bank
Human Resource Chair
Leann Warner
DTE Energy (St. Clair)
Organized Labor Representative
Richard Cummings (Retiree)


Stacey Cutler*
Northstar Bank
Lake Huron Medical Center
Daniel A. Damman
Winston & Damman
Randall Fernandez
City of Marysville
Karry Hepting, CPA*
County of St. Clair
Elia Hussain
Vinculum Care
Timothy Lubbers
SEMCO Energy & Gas Company
Dr. Annette Mercatante
St. Clair County Health Department
Sandy Staffne
Fifth Third Bank
Dr. Michael Tawney
McLaren Port Huron
Jessie Wilson
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, UAW 375
Cargill Salt
(* new term)