About Us

Our Story


The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley will create positive change by collaborating with partners to educate and empower children and families in the Mahoning Valley.


United Way will be recognized for measurable impact, systemic change, changing lives, and be the top nonprofit of choice among donors.


The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley was founded in 1919, and remains a vital resource in the community that has helped to improve the quality of life for thousands of individuals in the community. Read More


  • President


    "Our United Way is dedicated to making an impact in our Valley. I am proud of our team and their passion to make positive change for those who need us most. I'm honored to be the President of this prestigious organization with deep roots in our community. " - Bob Hannon
    Email Bob at bhannon@ymvunitedway.org

  • Director of Workforce Campaigns


    "It is such a rewarding feeling to be part of an organization that is working to better our children and families. United Way makes you feel like you are part of something much bigger than yourself and that you are truly doing something good." - Tina Chance
    Email Tina at tchance@ymvunitedway.org

  • Chief Financial Officer


    "I enjoy working for United Way because I love knowing our organization is making a difference and positively impacting the lives of children." - Ashley Kuhn
    Email Ashley at akuhn@ymvunitedway.org

  • Director of Success After 6


    "I have always worked with at risk students, which can be challenging but is also very rewarding when you see the progress the student is making. Sharing new experiences with staff and students is a highlight of my day." - Amy Klingensmith
    Email Amy at aklingensmith@ymvunitedway.org

  • Community Impact Manager


    "I am thankful to be a part of an organization that is a catalyst in the community for education. Giving these opportunities to our children at an early age helps them to be successful in school and beyond." - Kathy Mock
    Email Kathy at kmock@ymvunitedway.org

  • Director of Marketing and Communications


    "Working for United Way allows me to tell the stories of all the families and students we serve. We are so lucky to interact with such amazing people on a daily basis. We have an amazing staff that is truly dedicated to making an impact in our Valley." - Roxann Sebest
    Email Roxann at rsebest@ymvunitedway.org

  • AFL-CIO Community Liaison


    "Our United Way has a great team that I am proud to be a part of." - Billy Keel
    Email Billy at bkeel@ymvunitedway.org

  • Director of Community Impact


    Email Lita at lwills@ymvunitedway.org

  • Executive Assistant and Marketing Associate


    Email Kielly at kjrapp@ymvunitedway.org

  • Success After 6 Data Manager


    "Working for the Success After 6 program has been amazing. I get a first-hand look at the growth these students make each year. It’s great coming to work knowing that we are impacting the lives of so many children." - Rhonda Farabee