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2016 Community Impact Panels

Thank you to all of our volunteers

The Community Impact Panels are the cornerstone of our United Way, ensuring fiscal and program accountability for the agencies receiving United Way of Charlotte County funds while meeting the needs of our community identified in the Charlotte County Community Needs Assessment and the ALICE report. In the process, volunteers examine each agency’s effectiveness at providing services, review the need for those services, and analyze the impact of United Way funding in meeting those needs.
This year, 110 volunteers from throughout the community participated in the panels. The panelists were divided into eight teams who attended a training, reviewed the 2016-2017 grant applications submitted by the agencies, visited their assigned agencies, and participated in a post site meeting where the agencies presented their programs to the team. The team members then scored the agencies through an objective process. These recommendations are presented to the United Way Board of Directors for approval.


Listed below are some comments from our volunteers, showcasing the value of their experience from their perspective:

  • Thank you for coordinating a huge task. I feel very fortunate to be a resident in Charlotte County.
  • Honored to be involved - have learned so much of United Way and community mission.
  • Crucial and necessary! Couldn't do the analysis process without it....this is important to put the pieces of the puzzle together to make good decisions about funding.
  • Thank you for the opportunity. Lesson on poverty was very good.
  • Participating on the impact panel energizes me to participate in United Way events. Wonderful insight into the organization. Charlotte County is blessed to have such passionate people working for the non profits that serve our county.
  • Fantastic educational experience!
  • Very good explanation and preparation. United Way makes this a very smooth process - concise, relevant, organized.
  • It was helpful not only in learning more about community, but also in listening to other panel members' insights.
  • This is extremely educational, it teaches so much about our community, its agencies and the United Way.
  • This gave me a new perspective of the United Way and how funding is provided. It was eye opening to put a face on the written reports reviewed ahead of time.
  • You all do such an impressive job of organizing and preparing for this event.
  • Have a much better understanding of how United Way benefits the community and a better understanding of the services provided by the organizations it supports.

2016 Community Impact Volunteers

We would like to thank the following Community Impact Panel Volunteers for their time, commitment and focus.


Dr. Adhinarayanan
Pat Amberg
Kim Amontree
Joe Angelini
Robert Armstrong
Wendy Atkinson
Ceres Austria
Brian Beane
Diane Becker
Dr. Joseph Bender
Laura Blunier
Justin Brand
Nick Brown
Janet Buley
Gordon Burger
Thomas E. Cappiello
Debbie Carney
Vikki Carpenter
Captain Jason Ciaschini
Aimee Coley
Carol Cort
Frederic Cort
Kathleen Dailey
Sandy Darna
Alexandria Davis
Keri Dehart
Sherri Dennis
Candice Dietrich
Sean Doherty
Jeri Ebbole
Kendall Ellingson
Jim Ellsworth
Annette Emerich
Jim Finch
Lynda Freas
Katrin Gerow
Justin Gerow
Christy Gilfert
Betty Gissendanner
Harvey Goldberg
Kevin Graham
Jason Green
Patti Guerzo
Debbie Harrington
Toby Haswell
Bill Hawley
Linda Hobson
Jennie Hoke
Alan Holbach
Ashley Houseman
Rick Ilmberger
Stacy Jones
Kay Keller
Bill Klossner
Marie Labrosse
Audrey Lanczki
Tom Little
Jennifer Loche
David Logan
Kim Maddy
Ashley Maher
Mike Mansfield
Melanie Markel
Alexia Martin
Mike Martin
Julie Mathis
Deborah McMullen
Blair McVety
David Meyers
Dianne Munson
Vanessa Oliver
Marie Peleck
Hope Petkus
Linda Pizarro
Velma Plummer
Paul Polk
Jessica Potts
Linda Rice
Tom Rice
Mike Riley
Ron Rogala
Kevin Russell
Kylie Sedorf
Sally Seymour
Bob Shirk
Sue Sifrit
Jim Silverberg
Elena Smith
Tony Smith
Tina Soucier
Judith Stevenson
Jane Sturges
Eve Sweeting
TJ Thornberry
Connie Thrasher
JoAnn Tompkins
Geri Waksler
Phyllis Walker
Carol Watters
Dr. Jack Watters
Doug Whitaker
Marianne White
Tommy White
Dick Whitney
Marge Whitney
Judith Wilson
Linda Wilson
Nicholas Worden
Denise Young
Suzanne Zawacki