2017 Board of Trustees


Board Purpose

The Board of Trustees is the primary volunteer leadership and governance committee for the United Way of Tuscarawas County, Inc.  Board members work together to achieve the vision and mission of the United Way of Tuscarawas County, as well as provide oversight and strategic direction.  The Board of Trustees ensures adequate resources to achieve the mission and monitors effective management of those resources.


Board Goals/Objectives

Ensure the mission of the organization is carried out.  Establish strategic direction, policies, goals and objectives for the organization and monitor their implementation.  Provide appropriate stewardship of funds raised.


Personal Expectations/Performance Criteria

  • Actively participate, including attending all board and committee meetings.
  • Serve on at least one working committee.
  • Be fully informed about United Way, including its mission, programs and finances.
  • Enhance and actively promote the public image of United Way.
  • Contribute to and be active in United Way fundraising and special events.


Board Qualifications

The Board is made up of individuals whose broad perspective, experience, knowledge, and independence of judgment will enable them to contribute most effectively.  All members are encouraged to actively participate in discussion at the Board level.


Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality

Board members are expected to avoid any situation which could be construed to represent conflicts of interest. Decisions need to be made objectively and free from advocacy.  Should a conflict of interest arise, Board members are expected to announce their conflict and refrain from voting.


Board members are required to observe and respect the confidential nature of privileged information to which they are exposed through their volunteer activities with United Way of Tuscarawas County.


Time Commitment/Term of Office

The Board consists of not more than 21 members from all segments of our community.  Trustees are elected to serve a three-year term, which is renewable for a second consecutive term at the request of the Nominating Committee.  The Board meets once per month.  Currently this meeting is scheduled on the third Thursday.  Committee work is in addition to regular Board meetings.  The importance of regular attendance cannot be overstated.


    Core Values

  • Caring – We are supportive and compassionate.
  • Collaboration – We work together productively and honestly, as an organization and with our community partners.
  • Commitment – We are committed to the communities we serve, our partners, and excellence.
  • Community – We are responsive to our communities and are the stewards of important community resources.
  • Inclusiveness – We embrace the diversity of our community and respect the dignity and uniqueness of every person including donors, staff, volunteers, partner agencies, community partners and consumers of partner agency programs.
  • Leadership – We present a strong, united voice that inspires people to get involved in building a better, more self-sufficient community.
  • Results – We are results driven. We are purposeful in our actions and adapt to new ways of doing our work while being accountable to stakeholders.