About Us

United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person, in every community.

Underneath everything we are,
underneath everything we do,
we are all people,
connected, interdependent, united,
and when we reach out a hand to one,
we influence the condition of all.
That’s what it means to

“Live United.”

  • United Way of Richland County is a local organization led by local people; Members of the Board of Directors and Allocation members are volunteers.
  • United Way ensures that the funds you entrust to us are invested wisely in programs county wide. Our volunteer allocations teams review fundraising requests, conduct program site visits, evaluate program outcomes, and ensure community needs are being met. We monitor all dollars granted, year round, to ensure your dollars are impacting our community.
  • You can designate a gift to one or several of United Way’s partner agencies, specific community needs or any other verifiable 501(c)3 organization.
  • Our mission is to increase the capacity of Richland County citizens to care for one another by bringing together all elements of the community to plan, support, deliver and monitor quality human services.

Staff


Dan Varn – Executive Director
dvarn@unitedwayofrichlandcounty.org

 


Alexis Danhoff
 – Director of Resource Development 
adanhoff@unitedwayofrichlandcounty.org

 

 

Eric Stigall – Manager of Community Impact
estigall@unitedwayofrichlandcounty.org

 

 

Angie Snook – Office Manager
asnook@unitedwayofrichlandcounty.org

 

Board of Directors


Lisa Carmichael – President 
Ontario Local Schools

 

 

Jason PainleyPresident Elect
Mechanics Bank

 

 

Col. Mike Howard, USAF Past President
179th Air Lift Wing, Retired

 

 

George Andress- Treasurer
Kleshinski, Morrison, and Morris

 

 

Chelsie Thompson – Allocations Chair
Renaissance Theatre

 

Beth Malaska – Personnel / Nominating Chair
Richland Bank

 

Chris Brown – Policy And Governance Chair
Law Department, City of Mansfield

Debbi Adams
Mechanics Bank

 

 

Andrew Beilstein
The Blueberry Patch/1285

 

 

Col. Troy Cramer
179th Airlift Wing

 

 

Brad Downs
MHS Industrial Supply

 

 

Chris Hiner
Park National Bank

 

 

Lori Holden-Sjostedt
Haring Realty

 

 

Bart Ingram
RFME Insurance

 

 

Alan Koser
OCSEA Chapter 7000

 

 

Joe Lyren
OhioHealth Mansfield & Shelby Hospitals

 

Chris May
Mansfield/Richland County Public Library

 

Phil McClenathan 
Mechanics Bank

 

 

Denise Mcvey
Therm-O-Disc

 

 

Adam Navratil
J&B Acoustical

 

 

Kathy Shambre
Debt Recovery Solutions

 

 

Cindy Wood
The Ohio State University at Mansfield