About Us

United Way of Clare & Gladwin Counties

We are a non-profit that raises money during a campaign season by working with local companies through payroll deduction, or through individual fundraising efforts, that usually takes place during the Fall months. We then turn around and allocate the dollars raised to local non-profit groups in the Spring. The non-profits, which we support, must benefit the health, education, or financial stability of the residents of Clare and Gladwin Counties. Their programs must fall into one of those categories in order to be funded by United Way. The dollar distribution is decided by a panel of volunteers that live and work in the communities in which the money is raised and in which the money will be used. 


We work with community partners, donors, volunteers and business leaders to create positive change in our communities. 


Individuals and families receive the assistance they deserve.

Office Staff

Sarah Block

Lori Nevill

Executive Director

Lori joined United Way of Clare and Gladwin Counties in 2022. Raised in Gladwin County, she and her husband, Scott, live in Clare where they’ve raised their 4 children. Her love for both counties is the driving force in her dedicated efforts with the United Way to improve the lives of those in need.

Her work experience in both the non-profit and corporate worlds has given her unique skills to guide our United Way and to work alongside the local agencies that United Way partners with. In working together, these strong partnerships provide positive impact for a healthier and happier community.

When Lori isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, spoiling her kids and 6 grandkids, gardening, travelling, salmon fishing, reading a good book and simply enjoying the life she’s been blessed with.

Phone: 989.386.6015 | Email: lnevill@unitedwaycgc.org

Mona Keeley

Administrative Coordinator

Mona is a life-long resident of Clare. She attended Central Michigan University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Life. Mona has worked with United Way since 2003. During that time, she has held several positions within the organization, including Volunteer Center Director, Community Impact Coordinator, Administrative Coordinator,  and Bookkeeper. Mona  enjoys the work she does for United Way and the coordination of efforts between United Way, their partner agencies and the community. It is inspiring, just one donation given through United Way, can support so many programs and that a panel of community members determines how best to use that funding. 

Phone: 989.386.6015 | Email: mkeeley@unitedwaycgc.org

Board of Directors


Justin Cole, Edward Jones Investments

Vice President

Lori Fassett, Mid Michigan College

Immediate Past President

Lacey Cameron, Hemlock Semiconductor


Heather Wager, MyMichigan Health

Norm Gage, Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

Jon Jones, Saint Gobain 

Joe Passalacqua, Beaverton Schools

Jamie Renner, GreenStone Farm Credit Services

Wayne Saupe, The Rogers Group

Matt Schafer, Ace Hardware of Clare

Steven Scoville, Farwell Area Schools

Kim Shea, Freeman Nursery 

Tim Wilson, Isabella Bank

Jane Zdrowjewski, Dow


Regular meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 am in ITV Room of the Clare-Gladwin RESD.