In 1931, leaders of the Steubenville Chamber of Commerce organized the Community Chest of Steubenville to address the needs of our community during the Depression Era. In the first year, over $80,000 was raised to support ten social service agencies.
In 1976. the Community Chest of Steubenville became the Steubenville Area United Way. Later in 1983, a merger occurred between the Mingo Community Chest and the Toronto Community Chest establishing United Way of Jefferson County.
In present day, United Way of Jefferson County raises over $350,000 to support our neighbors through the help of 17 local nonprofits.
Board of Directors
Ted Gorman, President, Steubenville High School
Tom Timmons, Vice President, WesBanco
Ginny Zoric, Secretary, Franciscan University
Christy Holmes,Treasurer, US Bank
Nora Boyles, Voto Sales Manfacturing
Jamie Copenhaver, ReSo Inc.
Michael Emmerling, Em Media
Jay Foster, Foster Funeral Homes
Ed Florak, Eastern Gateway Community College
MaLinda Lewis, Walmart Distribution Center
Laurel McDowell, Manpower
James Morgan, Jefferson County Community College
Brian Moss, WTOV
Justin Nicholson, Walmart Super Center
Bernie Ravasio, Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel
Kate Sedgmer, Executive Director
Tami Cashioli, Finance & Admin
What We Do
We are a catalyst that inspires people to invest in each other to strengthen and transform our community. The donations we receive go directly to nonprofit organizations in Jefferson County that are making a difference in our community.
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Why We Do It
Jefferson County is a wonderful place to live, work, and play. However, 25% of our population lives in poverty, and 25% of our residents are categorized as the working poor. This means 50% of Jefferson County residents struggle to get by every single day.
A better educated, healthier, and financially stable community is strong.
This is why we fight.