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Funding Programs That Make A Difference

Local volunteers work to evaluate and determine funding for our local programs. This process ensures that our programs are designed, evaluated and funded by local citizens. It is a dynamic and flexible process that relies on a program demonstrating how it changes peoples’ lives in the community as well as what it needs to accomplish that change.

Using a Results-Based Accountability model, our agencies design their programs according to both the qualitative results they want and also the quantitative needs they have in order to make those results possible. Along the way, they tell us what benchmarks will be met.

Our volunteers and agencies receive ongoing training, technical assistance and support that they need from this United Way. It is more than goal-setting… it is goal achieving.

Amy Jakobeit, Board President, used these community volunteers as allocators. This year’s programs were reviewed and funded by:


Carl Anderson - Masonicare

Mark Atkins – Mirion Technologies

Doug Bellfy - Synergy Financial Planning

Richard Clark – Webster Bank

Stan DeCosta - Mary Wade Home

Marinerva Diaz - Webster Bank Customer Care Center

Rajan Doering - Quinnipiac University

Jane Fisher – Wallingford Public Library

Rosanne Ford - Midstate Chamber of Commerce

Craig Hazel – Kuhn Employment Opportunities

Andre Holloman - Keller Williams Realty

Susan Manganello – Protein Sciences Corporation, a Sanofi Pasteur Corporation

Gina Marcantonio - G. Marc & Associates

George McGoldrick - George E. McGoldrick AIA

Kieren Moore - Law Offices of Kieren Moore

Alan Ponchick – Community Foundation of Central CT

Cheryl Poryanda - Webster Bank

Frank Ridley - FWR Consultants

Mike Rohde - Community Health Center

Dave Sharron - Meriden Public Schools

Lucas Thomas – Burns & McDonnell

If you want to be considered for our next allocations process, please contact us.


As an individual, as a company, as this United Way, we all can advocate for the programs that will mean lasting change that our community needs so all of us can advance. That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED.

In the Meriden-Wallingford area we advocate by:

  • Convening community parents, educators, agencies and businesses to develop a blueprint for Early Learning that charts how we will improve the lives of children in our community from birth to age eight by looking at their education, income stability and health.


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