About

The driving force behind United Way exists in the name: UNITED.

UWBCKR brings together donors, volunteers, businesses, nonprofits, faith-based, community leaders, government, experts, and those in need. Together we focus on challenges, set sound strategies and goals, and then tackle them at their roots… in a UNITED WAY.

Now we’re diving deeper to tackle the most pressing issues in Education, Income, Health and Basic Needs. Additionally, UWBCKR is committed to creating equitable opportunities and reducing racial and economic disparities.

CORE VALUES

Integrity, Engagement, Leadership, Accountability, Inclusiveness and Creativity.


GOVERNANCE

Executive Committee
  • Erick Stewart
    Stewart Industries
    Board Chair
  • Renee McParlan
    Abraxas
    Vice Chair
  • Sydney Parfet
    Lake, Parfet and Shaw
    Past Board Chair
  • Rhonda Newman
    Jansen Valk Thompson & Rheam
    Treasurer
  • John Biever
    Duncan Aviation
    Secretary
  • Cecily Cagle
    Community Volunteer
    Past CI Chair
  • Don Coppo
    Crossroads Church & Ministries
    Regional Co-Chair
  • Bev Riley
    Community Volunteer
    Regional Co-Chair

Board of Directors
  • Anmar Atchu
    The Hinman Company
  • Bob Betzig
    Pfizer
  • Mark Crawford
    Bronson Battle Creek
  • Cindy Kole
    Kalamazoo Institute of Art
  • Tim Kool
    Heritage Chevrolet
  • James Liggins
    Miller Canfield
  • Kevin Lobo
    Stryker
  • Todd McDonald
    CSM Group
  • Bob Miller
    Western Michigan University
  • Pavan Pattada
    Eaton Corporation
  • Steve Powell
    PNC
  • Jennifer Purucker
    Ascension Information Services
  • Carla Thompson
    W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Kathy Young
    Borgess

Financial Materials

990 Form
Audit
2015 Community Impact Report