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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

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Governance:

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 (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.
 
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:

President
Danny Negin
Farm Bureau Insurance
 
Vice President
Thelma Castillo
Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce
 
Secretary
Caryn VanderHeuvel
St. Clair County Probate Court
 
Treasurer
Patti Manley
McBride - Manley & Company, P.C.
 
Vice Treasurer
Steve Warsinske (Retiree)
 
Citizen's Review Committee Chair
Cindy Rourke (Retiree)
 
2020 Campaign Chair
Marc Simone*
SEMCO Energy
 
Human Resource Chair
Leann Warner
DTE Energy (St. Clair)
 
Organized Labor Representative
Richard Cummings (Retiree)
 

Directors

Stacey Cutler*
Northstar Bank
 
Daniel A. Damman
Winston & Damman
 
Colleen DeLong*
Fifth Third Bank
 
Karry Hepting, CPA*
St. Clair County Administrator / Controller
 
Elia Hussain
Vinculum Care
 
Mat King*
St. Clair County Sheriff's Office
 
Dr. Annette Mercatante
St. Clair County Health Department
 
Michelle Shepley
Chemical Bank
 
Dr. Michael Tawney
McLaren Port Huron
 
Jessie Wilson
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, UAW 375 President
 
(open)
Cargill Salt
 
(open)
Lake Huron Medical Center
 
(* new term)