UWTC HISTORY

1942           “United Community War Chest of Dover and New Philadelphia” was organized by area businessman Vic Marsh as a World War II relief effort.

1948           Official named changed to “United Community Fund of Dover and New Philadelphia”

1967           David Lamborn hired as first full-time Executive Director

1968           Incorporated

1969           Official name changed to “United Fund of Central Tuscarawas County”

1970           Paul Wood named Executive Director

1973           First campaign raising over $200,000

1976           Official name changed to “United Way of Tuscarawas County, Inc” which remains its official name today

1978           Sidney Kuropchak named Executive Director

1980           Gertrude Webb named Executive Director

1981           First campaign raising over $300,000

1983           United Way of Tuscarawas County purchases the former Snyder Labs building at 1458 Fifth Street NW in New Philadelphia for $350,000.  United Way & several of its community partners remain at this same location today.

1985           John Kuropchak named Executive Director

1989           First campaign raising over $500,000

1994           The United Health Foundation merges with the United Way of Tuscarawas County to become the First Call for Help Department

1996           Scott Robinson named Executive Director

1997           United Way holds first televised charity auction on Cox Cable TV-2

2003           United Way participates in the first Leadership Tuscarawas Class

2005           United Way of Tuscarawas County announces transition to community impact funding

2007           Agency partners receive first performance-based funding grants

2010           United Way of Tuscarawas County launches 211 providing 24/7 access to information about community resources

2011           Alison Kerns named President/CEO

2012           United Way of Tuscarawas County celebrates its 70th Birthday!

2016           Robin Waltz named President/CEO

2016           Susan Reidenbach named Community Resources Coordinator

2017           United Way of Tuscarawas County celebrates its 75th Birthday!