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You’re invited to share the vision!

The United Way of Williams County brings people together to tackle our community’s
most vital needs and to invest in lasting changes that improve lives. The partnership
between the business community, citizens and helping agencies creates the strongest
positive impact for children, families and senior citizens.

Investing in our community matters.
When people’s basic needs are met, they will perform better at work, be more nurturing
parents and spouses, and be productive citizens of our community. United Way
invests in Williams County residents. Be a champion for the United Way of Williams
County in your company. It shows that you care about your community, and what
Health and
Fostering Health & Well-Being Matters. Wellness Caring for
United Way helps to provide health care Helping
in Crisis
services, education, equipment, preventive Our Kids
care, and hospice care to individuals of all
ages. This promotes healthy lifestyles and Families
attends to those afflicted with disease.

Empowering our Families Matters.
United Way empowers families through
counseling to deal with unemployment, abuse, poverty, or addiction. Also supported
are recreation opportunities, education and housing.

Caring for People in Crisis Matters.
United Way provides assistance for rent, utilities and food. Disaster relief, referral
services to those in need, activities for seniors and camping experiences for the
mentally or physically handicapped are also funded.

Helping our Kids to Grow Matters.
We also invest in our future, the kids of Williams County. Our agencies instill basic
values, teach life skills and provide recreation. This investment also includes
mentoring, tutoring and counseling for kids with special needs.

United Way of Williams County
P.O. Box 525 • Bryan, OH 43506 • 419-636-8603 • 419-636-7306 (fax)
Thanks to our donors, we raised $390,414 in 2006!
Patrons Sponsors Guardians Founders Benefactors
$1,000 - 2,499 $2,500 - 4,999 $5,000 - 9,999 $10,000 - 19,999 $20,000 +
Allied Moulded Bryan Ford Bard Andres O’Neil
Anderson Vreeland
Products Lincoln Mercury Manufacturing and Lowe
First Federal CK
Archbold Furniture Bryan City Schools Isaac Property Co.
Bank Technologies
Behringer, Herman Ohio Gas L.E. Smith
Bryan Dental Group ITW/Tomco Plastics
and Eckhardt, D.D.S. Company Company
Bish, Butler Bryan Metals Northwestern Mutual Midwest
Potter, Inc.
and Thompson, LTD Olin Corporation Foundation Community Health
Chase Brass Spangler
Bryan Rotary Club Tru-Fast Minteq
and Copper Co. Candy
Community Hospitals
CWU Thrift Shop Winzeler Stamping Woolace Electric
and Wellness Centers

Daavlin Edgerton Forge

Defiance Metal

Edon State Bank Kamco

F&M State Bank Plastech

Fifth Third Bank Powers and Sons

Fleetwood Travel
Quillen Brothers, Inc.
Trailers of Ohio
Gallagher, Stelzer
The Bryan Times
and Yosick
20/20 Custom Molded
Grace Community Church
Hicksville Bank
Edgerton Branch

Hospital Auxilliary

Manufactured Housing
Is your company on this list?
Ohio Art Company

Peters Family Eye Care If so, thank you!
Pioneer Forge
Div. of Letts Industries If not, contact the United Way to learn how you can run
Ringer’s Pharmacy a workplace campaign. All of us need to work together
to make our community a better place to live.
Sky Bank

Stryker Local Schools Help us to do what matters - the United Way.
Titan Tire

Verizon Foundation
United Way
Williams County
Employees of Williams County
Williams County
Public Library
Your investment matters.

Your commitment to be a champion for United Way of Williams County indicates your
standing as a critical contributor to our community. Together we can help demonstrate
the importance of giving back to the community and motivate employees to participate.
Here are just a few ways you can join us in this effort.

• Commit to making a United Way campaign a priority in your company.
• Commit to a Corporate Contribution or a Matching Employee Gift program.
• Make payroll deductions available to your employees.
• Offer incentives or prizes for employees who give.
• Generate an awareness throughout your company that people with steady
jobs, benefits and competitive wages have a responsibility to give back to the
community and to their less fortunate neighbors

Steps to a successful campaign.
1. Select the campaign team and share this packet with them.

2. Develop Your Campaign plan. The plan includes the company goal, campaign
dates, incentives, events and garnering both Management and Labor support.

3. Set Your Company Goal. This goal should be the total of your corporate gift and
employee giving (see page 7 of this packet for goal-setting worksheet).

4. Communicate and conduct the campaign. ( is a great
resource for helpful workplace campaign material) Hold employee meetings, invite
an agency speaker, and ask for their support! Offer prizes or gifts to donors.

5. Give instructions on how to make a pledge and where to turn in pledge cards.

6. Make sure all employees have the opportunity to give and express your appreciation
for their participation.

7. Fill out report envelope (included with campaign supplies), put pledge cards, cash
and check gifts into the envelope and return to United Way office. Make sure payroll
department retains copies of pledge cards in order to facilitate withholding.

8. Communicate campaign results to your employees.
Tools for a great workplace campaign.

• An Account Executive is available to help you. He or she is a great resource and
familiar with how company campaigns work. Ask any questions you have!

• The United Way of Williams County web site has an entire
section devoted to workplace campaigns. There are various publications and
samples that you can customize for your company. All of the material is formatted
in either PDF or Word.

• United Way Agencies offer presenters who will speak to your employees about the
services they offer and how United Way dollars make them possible.

• United Way Staff and volunteers are available and happy to assist you in any way
we can. Our phone number is 419-636-8603, email is

Spark your campaign.

A fun campaign makes your job more enjoyable and creates increased awareness of
United Way among your co-workers.

With that in mind, we’ve compiled a booklet called
“Special Event Sparks” – examples of ideas and
events – to help ignite an exciting and effective
employee campaign. We’ve included simple campaign
promotions, as well as unique, successful special
events that companies have sponsored in the past.

Make sure you check out this publication - it should
be inside your company folder or download from www.!

Let us know when your company does one of these
special events. We can help with publicity and even
show you where to get great United Way prizes!

Most of all, have fun!
Caring Club® – A new incentive for Campaign 2007

The United Ways of Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties have partnered in
a special promotion for this fall’s campaign. This exciting donor program will recognize
those who contribute $120 or more each year.

Club members will receive a personalized card for discounted food, entertainment,
goods or services at merchants throughout the four-county area.

Caring Club®

Valid Through 1/31/09

Caring Club® Membership Requirements

Make a contribution of $120 or more to the United Way.
rovide your home address for mailing of the cards.
The cards will be mailed to employees’ homes at the end of January and are good until
January 31, 2009. Discounts will be listed on the Caring Club® web site at and will be updated continuously.

It is important that you secure home addresses from each employee pledging (there
is a spot on the pledge card). Without this address, the employee will not get a
card. United Way does it this way so that companies aren’t burdened with the task
of distributing hundreds of cards. Of course, addresses will only be used to thank
the donor for their gift and communicate with them regarding the Caring Club® program.
Addresses will not be sold, rented, shared or otherwise seen by any third-party.

If you have questions about this program, please contact the United Way office.

Caring Club® Web Site
Corporate Giving Pledge Form United Way
of Williams County

Organization Name

CEO Name Phone


Email Web Site

CEO Signature Date

˛ Yes! We will support United Way with a corporate donation!
We will pledge $ for the 2007-08 campaign.

We prefer to pay:

❑ Now (Make checks payable to United Way of Williams County and return with form.)

❑ In Installments (Choose one option below.)
❑ Monthly ❑ Quarterly ❑ Semi-annually

We will match our employee deductions at .

Thank you for your generous support!

Thomas M. Herman
Corporate Circle of Excellence
Leadership Giving Society

The Corporate Circle is a program developed by Even with a successful campaign and excellent
the United Way to provide a charitable giving plan corporate support, there are still needs to be met.
to local businesses. With a corporate donation to Individual financial generosity makes all of the
the United Way, your organization sets an example difference in helping more people . Corporate
for others on how to give back to the community. leaders and community champions give more
We will recognize you for your donation in various than their share on an annual basis, will you? We
printed articles, signage and our web site. will recognize you for your donation in various
printed articles and in the recognition program.
FOUNDERS $10,000 - $19,999 DIAMOND $5,000 +
GUARDIANS $5,000 - 9,999 PLATINUM $2,500 - $4,999
SPONSORS $2,500 - 4,999 GOLD $1,000 - $2,499
PATRONS $1,000 - 2,499 SILVER $500 - $999
Set a challenging goal.

Setting a challenging goal is a critical step in a successful campaign!
Take a minute to reflect on the following questions:

• What are your organization’s philanthropic goals?

• How can your United Way Account Executive help you to achieve your goals?

• What community issues are important to your employees? What community
issues are important to management?

• How does your organization feel about volunteer opportunities?

Answering these questions may help you to make a decision as to how you will best
organize and promote your campaign. Perhaps you would like to focus more on
percentage of participation, rather than pure dollar amounts. Maybe special events will
be a big part of your campaign. Only you know your company!

You can use the following table to help plan your campaign and set your company
goal. Good luck!

My Organization’s Campaign
2006-07 2007-08 2007-08
Results Goal Results
# of Employees

Corporate Gift

Employee Total

Total Raised

Number of Donors

% of Participation

Average Donation
# of
Leadership Givers

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