Volunteers Leading The Way

Volunteer-Driven

United Way of St. Clair County is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to providing health and human services to the residents of the community.  Our over 100 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 Affiliated Organization programs
  • Quarterly review of funded programs
  • Advocating on behalf of the organization, including workplace presentations

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Governance

While there are 1,078 United Ways throughout the United States and many others worldwide, 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 (IRS) as a 501(c)(3) organization. The IRS has also classified UWSCC as a public charity under sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code.

United Way of St. Clair County 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 United Way of St. Clair County are directed through an all-volunteer Board of Directors and fund distribution committee (Citizens Review Committee). United Way 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

President
Mat King
St. Clair County Sherriff

Vice President
Marc Simone
SEMCO Energy 

Secretary
Caryn VanderHeuvel
Port Huron Schools

Treasurer
Steve Warsinske
Retiree

Vice Treasurer
Colleen Delong
5/3rd Bank

Citizen's Review Committee Chair
Cindy Rourke
Retiree

2023 Campaign Leader
Paul Miller
WPHM/RadioFirst

2023 Campaign Leader
Matt Markham
QCountry/RadioFirst

Human Resource Chair
Leann Warner
DTE Energy Retiree

Labor Representative
Richard Cummings
Retiree

Directors

James Barron
United Parcel Service

Mark Bessette

Dr. John Brooks
McLaren Port Huron

Danielle Brunk
Meijer, Inc.

Hon. Daniel A. Damman
31st Circuit Court

Thelma Castillo
Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce

 
 

Bonnie DiNardo
Retiree

Karry Hepting, CPA
St. Clair County Administrator / Controller

Elia Hussain
Vinculum Care

Jerry Johnson
Retiree

James Karl
DTE Energy

Jose Kottor
Lake Huron Medical Center

Pete Lacey
St. Clair County Community College

Amber Mullins
Northstar Bank

Michelle Shepley
John Adams Mortgage

Jennifer Posey
County of St. Clair

Lee Westrick
Cargill 

Sharon Wilton
Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce