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.


Dan Varn – Executive Director


Alexis Danhoff
 – Resource Development Manager



Eric Stigall – Manager of Community Impact



Angie SnookOffice Manager

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Board of Directors

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



Lisa Carmichael – President Elect
Ontario Local Schools



Debbi AdamsPast President
Mechanics Bank



Jason PainleyTreasurer
Mechanics Bank



Chelsie Thompson – Allocations Chair
Renaissance Theatre



Beth Malaska – Personnel / Nominating Chair
Richland Bank


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

Bart Ingram
RFME Insurance



George Andress
Kleshinski, Morrison, and Morris



Mary Bolin



Tim Dove
School Specialty



Sid Hall
S. W. Hall and Associates



Lori Holden-Sjostedt
Haring Realty



Chris Hiner
Richland Bank



Andrew Beilstein
The Blueberry Patch/1285

Alan Koser
OCSEA Chapter 7000



Joe Lyren
OhioHealth Mansfield & Shelby Hospitals


Thad Gribble
Charles River Laboratories



Phil McClenathan
Mechanics Bank



Denise Mcvey



Jodi Scott
Richland Mall



Cindy Wood
The Ohio State University at Mansfield


Adam Navratil
J&B Acoustical