The real value of United Way goes beyond the dollars it raises—it’s about how lives are being changed in the community. We drive collaboration and impact by bringing the people, organizations and resources together. This important work continues to be rooted in listening to our community, identifying needs and working collaboratively to address root problems.

The 2016 United Way campaign was a great illustration of collaboration and impact in our community, as we came together to raise $4,613,529 to meet the needs throughout Midland County. United Way of Midland County’s 2016 Annual Report video can be viewed at

The Board of Directors held their annual meeting on April 11 at the Strosacker Center. In addition to celebrating the impactful work taking place in our community, the board took pleasure in announcing that Diane Postler-Slattery, CEO at MidMichigan Health – Midland, will serve as the Campaign Chair for the 2017 United Way of Midland County campaign.

“We’re thrilled to have Diane on board as our Campaign Chair this year,” stated Ann Fillmore. “Her eagerness to lead this campaign really speaks to her passion for our community.”

The board also recognized outgoing board members Bob Hansen, Bill Bateman, Jason Cryderman and Vic Hosfeld. Jim Nigro committed to a second three-year term.

New board members were elected at this time including: Brad Duling, SYM Financial; Mauro Gregorio, The Dow Chemical Company; Aaron Hebert, Aptargroup, Inc.; Dr. Patti Timm, Northwood University, Young Leaders United representative Jen Lee, and Sahara Huhn representing Northwood’s Student United Way.

The Officers for 2017 were elected as well, including: Wally Mayton, President; Tori Meyer, Vice President; Sarah Opperman, Treasurer; Jim Nigro, Secretary; and Jerry Ladwig, Past President.

“We’re so fortunate to have a dedicated board filled with strong community leaders and advocates,” added Ann Fillmore. “Along with our new officers elected for 2017, we’re positioned to do great things in the coming year.”

The 2016 Annual Report, allocations and financial statement can be downloaded via United Way’s website at under About Us/Finances.

United Way of Midland County works to advance the common good by focusing on the building blocks for a good life – Education, Health and Self-Sufficiency. They recruit the
people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. They invite everyone to be a part of changing out community by giving, advocating and volunteering.