History

A priest, a minister, and a rabbi walk into a bar.  And while this sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, it's actually not far off from the way United Way started 125 years ago in Denver, Colorado.  There, a woman, a priest, two ministers and a rabbi got together and developed an idea that became the nation's first united campaign, benefitting 10 area health and welfare agencies. They created an organization to collect the funds for local charities, to coordinate relief services, to counsel and refer clients to cooperating agencies, and to make emergency assistance grants for cases that could not be referred. That year, Denver raised $21,700 for this greater good, and created a movement that would become United Way.

The movement spread to Logan County in 1954 when community leaders organized the United Fund of Logan County.  Our organization has endured many positive changes since the beginning.  Today, the United Way of Logan County is a volunteer driven organization that exists to support the social service and welfare needs of our community.  Our responsibilities encompass several critical areas: raising revenue for allocation to non-profit agencies, oversight of spending, monitoring how the funded services impact the community, information services, volunteer development and community building.

Below is a listing of volunteer Campaign Chairs and the dollars raised during those years.

United Way of Logan County Campaign History
     
Year Campaign Chair Dollars Raised
1955    
1967 Herman Lugar $49,380
1968 Richard Vicario $57,871
1969 Hon. Ronald Hadley  
1970 Dale Dole  
1971 Lewis Ratleff  
1973 L.T. MacGillivray $71,140
1974 Richard Kirby  
1975 Joanne Kennedy  
1976 Cheryl Thorpe $71,838
1977 John Ross $74,799
1978 Robert Erwin  
1981 Winn Bishop  
1982 Gerald Heaton $105,000
1983 Charles Bennett $130,079
1984 Michael Brady $150,733
1985 William Atkinson $186,202
1987 Jake Young $244,590
1988 Jake Young $267,480
1989 R.E. (Gene) Coffman $320,101
1990 Tom Simon $413,209
1991 Lou Vito $441,983
1992 Mark Graham $443,866
1993 Dan Berger $467,411
1994 Doug Miller $520,040
1995 Tim O'Rielley $560,478
1996 Jack Reser $602,774
1997 Darin Olson $655,129
1998 Terri Schneider $728,408
1999 Steve Austin $751,248
2000 Ben Stahler $760,057
2001 John Elizondo $780,716
2002 Doug Zimmerman $772,298
2003 Kim Wagner $781,421
2004 Rev. Mike Sandlin $812,478
2005 Joe Mancuso $771,250
2006 Tammy Gump $737,843
2007 Dean Horn $709,358
2008 Terri Schneider $702,248
2009 Mike Minnich $654,000
2010 Tracy McPherson $655,000
2011 Kim Davis $622,411
2012 Mike Mullins $663,401
2013 Tara Wagner $677,860
2014 Joan Haushalter $700,689
2015 Chad & Nita Wilkinson $725,268
2016 Chad & Jamie Ross $830,199