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Spring 2024 Newsletter

Spring Newsletter

Carla Tanner (Middle)

Employee Spotlight

Carla Tanner – Database Curator, Team Lead / Daytime Time, United Way’s HelpLink

Carla joined us at United Way of the Greater Dayton Area (UWGDA) in 1996. She began as an Admin Assistant in Community Impact and remained with UWGDA until
2009. Carla returned to UWGDA in 2014 as a Database Coordinator in HelpLink 211 department. In 2020, she was promoted to Data Base Coordinator, Team Lead. C
ollectively, Carla, has spent 23 years at UWGDA.

Carla has announced that she will be retiring from United Way of the Greater Dayton Area this April. Please join us in thanking Carla for her dedication UWGDA
and the Miami Valley community.

Student Leader Intern Positions Open for 2024!

Are you a college student looking for a paid summer internship?

If you are a current college student, interested in helping K- 8th grade students increase their reading proficiency, nurture their capabilities, and gain leadership experience in a positive
environment, we encourage you to apply.



County Music Stars Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry & John Michael Montgomery are coming to Xenia on May 31st with Special Guests Alexis Gomez, Karen Waldrup, and
Jackson Snelling!

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Harley Davidson of Xenia

Dayton`s New Country 103.9 | Busch Light Modern Stage and Sound | City of Xenia

Greene County | Little Miami River Catering

Key-Ads | Dayton Daily News | ABC 22 FOX 45


Comedian Donnell Rawlings is coming to The Dayton Masonic Center on June 14th with music preformed by The Deron Bell Band and DJ Lady Locs!

Thank you to our Sponsors!

SRC Inc.

Siertek | Rodriguez Financial Strategies

ABC 22 FOX 45


We are excited to have the opportunity to recognize YOU, our United Way of the Greater Dayton Area supporters, at The Big Thanks!

Join us for a morning with amazing people from the community, while we recognize those who work hard to make the Miami Valley a better place for us all!

This year we are honored to recognize Cassie Barlow, President of Strategic Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) with our
Humanitarian Award; and Michelle Riley, CEO of the Dayton Foodbank, Inc. with our Smith/Moore Award for their leadership and team efforts on behalf of our region for many years. They are great examples of executing our mission each day – To Uplift our Community.

Thank you to our sponsors:



When: Friday, June 7th

Where: Beechwood Golf Course

Preble County Strong Families Golf outing raises funds to provide 5 scholarships to local HS students along with funds to help the Strong
Families project in Preble County. Come enjoy a fun day on the course while helping a good cause!

Thank you our sponsors:

Frye Mechanical Inc.

Medship | Heeter Insurance Agency | Roslius Insurance Agency First Impression Wear | MXL



We are proud to receive


for $75,000 to support initiatives in the community through our
Strong Families Fund.
Power Grants are strategic investments supporting new or continued innovative growth initiatives which will make a long-lasting impact on the people and communities in the Dayton Region.

SRC`s Vetslink Support

Thank you SRC for supporting our
VetsLink 211
program since its inception in 2018!

They have continued their support by sponsoring our Comedy Show with Donnell Rawlings this June with all proceeds supporting our
HelpLink/VetsLink 211 Program.

At United Way of the Greater Dayton Area, we strive to create a community where we do not just survive but thrive.
We tackle tough problems, address immediate needs, and find long- term solutions to some of the most persistent issues facing our community. We do this by investing in people through programs, services and initiatives that make a real difference. This is a
story of the personal and family impact by one such program offered by H.I.T Foundation. 

Meet Ron

Ron entered the emergency homeless shelter after previously experiencing homelessness, struggling with addiction, and losing custody of his child. Ron was
connected with a case manager who helped him find employment, receive outside supportive services, and get signed up for a personal wellness class. This was the help Ron needed to help overcome his challenges. 

After maintaining employment, Ron was approved for Rapid Rehousing, a program to help individuals and families quickly exit homelessness. Ron continues
to work diligently with multiple programs and is on track to reunite with his son.


Thank you for your support!

At United Way of the Greater Dayton Area (UWGDA) we pride ourselves
making sure that the essential needs of those in our community are met. Some of these needs include food, shelter, medical care and freedom from violence.
We do this by investing in people through synchronized programs, services and initiatives that make a real difference throughout our community. One of these programs being
Vetslink 2-1-1.
Vetslink 2-1-1 is a 24/7-365
lifeline to a free, confidential, and compassionate fellow veteran who will review your situation and connect you with resources to meet you and your families needs.