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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The United Way of Indian River County Board of Directors voted to grant $30,000 to the Mental Health Association for "stabilization funding" at their March 19 meeting. This is in addition to the $80,000 already awarded the organization through the annual United Way Community Investment process for Fiscal Year 2012-13.
Representatives from the Association presented details on the recent activities of the MHA board and staff while requesting the additional financial support. Ken Felten, MHA vice chairman, led the presentation, providing insights into their developing business plan and giving an overview of actions taken by the board since the beginning of the year.
Actions taken include; a financial analysis, including both historical and projected operational costs through the end of the current fiscal year; work begun on a fund development plan; progress on an organizational effectiveness audit; and an external communications plan.
"Our board was impressed with the progress made and exceptional commitment already demonstrated by interim CEO, Robert Brugnoli, and the MHA Board of Directors," said United Way CEO, Michael Kint. "We are looking forward to a bright future for that organization and, as a result, for mental health services in our community."
The United Way Board expressed its thanks for the extraordinary effort the MHA Board is giving in service to this community and voted on the funding in support of the excellent work being done.
United Way of Indian River County is encouraging people in the community to LIVE UNITED by donating to the annual campaign, helping spread the word about programs and services that help people in need, and volunteering their time and talent to a local cause.
For more information on how you can LIVE UNITED and help create a brighter future for those in need in our community, call (772) 567-8900 or visit www.unitedwayirc.org.