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The Butler County United Way Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Margaret (Mag) S. Baker has been selected as the new President and CEO of Butler County United Way (BCUW).


Margaret (Mag) Baker will join BCUW officially on October 21
st transitioning from a 34-year career in banking and her current position as Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager, Commercial Banking at First Financial.

Throughout her career, Mag has been very involved in the Butler County community including: 

         Immediate Past President of Hamilton Rotary

         Civil Service Commissioner, City of Hamilton

         Vice Chair, Greater Miami Valley YMCA          

         Past Board Member, Fitton Center as well as  Boys and Girls Club   


Mag is very anxious to begin making a difference stating, "Now we start the building process to make a great organization even better.  I am thrilled to have a part in this and leading our team to make it happen."


When asked about her thoughts on collaboration, Mag quoted Helen Keller "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." She also stated "we look to our network of friends and colleagues to improve our own individual styles and goals. So why wouldn't an organization reach out in the same way and truly LIVE UNITED."


Please join us on Thursday, November 14th at the Fairfield Community Arts Center @ 8:00AM to celebrate this year's campaign progress and meet Mag Baker while enjoying a wonderful breakfast.


Best regards,


Karen Mueller 


Each month, partner programs of Butler County United Way are in the spotlight.  It is this work that brings change to our community. 


For October, the FOCUS is on the funded programs of Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI).  


CABVI was established in 1911 as the only private, not-for-profit organization in our community. Annually, more than 4,300 receive services such as; rehabilitation, counseling, and information services to help people who are blind, visually impaired or print impaired to live more independently. CABVI annually employs between 50 and 60 people who are blind or visually impaired in the Industries Employment. A specific program funded by Butler County United Way is Low Vision service.  


Since 1964, the Low Vision service of CABVI has been helping thousands of people in our community use their remaining vision to achieve independence or remain independent. A person with low vision retains some useful vision but has difficulty performing routine tasks. CABVI provides low vision aids so people can make the most of their remaining vision. Low vision aids cannot restore perfect vision or cure eye disease but they can help a person accomplish many routine tasks. Low vision aids include; filter lenses, telescopes, hand-held magnifiers, adaptive devices, and video magnifiers. Filter lenses control glare that can create discomfort and interfere with vision. Telescopes can be used for distance vision tasks, such as; TV, signs, and faces. Hand-held magnifiers aid with short-term reading. Adaptive devices include special lamps, reading stands, and large print materials. Video Magnifiers (CCTVs) are electronic devices that produce enlarged images of texts or objects on a monitor or screen. These devices aid with reading and writing. In a testimony from a client who received low vision service, she said "I'd be lost without their help. CABVI has given me my life back."


According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 8% of the adult population currently experiences vision trouble, even with glasses or eye contacts.  CABVI will continue to be the primary source and resource for people who are blind and visually impaired. From 44 follow-up forms, 98% of clients who have completed a service stated that the services have increased their independence and improved their live.


For more information on Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired or if you are interested in volunteering, please go to www.cincyblind.org or call 513-221-8558 or toll free at 1-888-687-3935. 







For many people, philanthropic giving is a lifelong commitment that provides both personal satisfaction and financial benefits.


Through the Butler County United Way Planned Giving Program, you can give a general endowment gift that benefits you and your family, while ensuring vital health and human service programs are available for generations to come.


To learn more, contact Mitchell Willis, Director of Resource Development at [email protected] or 513-863-0800.


  Karen Mueller, Board President
Join us for Breakfast as we Celebrate our Campaign Progress and Meet our new President and CEO Mag Baker
Thursday, November 14th, 2013
Fairfield Community Arts Center
411 Wessel Drive
Fairfield, OH 45014

$15.00 per person

To RSVP or for More Information

WI Women's Leadership

Volunteer & Networking Opportunities



Tuesday, October 8th, 2013



Evening Reception at the home of Karen Mueller with Special Guest Speaker Johnna Reeder, VP Community Relations, Duke Energy.


We would love for you to join us for some open dialogue and community conversations while also networking with other women in our community.



For more info contact  Mitchell or

(513) 863-0800




2010 Windy City Bus Trip

For more information, please contact:
 Krystal Tipton @ (513) 863-0800 or [email protected]

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