The Centre County United Way Annual Fundraising Campaign supports
the 34 health and human service agencies that make up the Partner Agency Network.
It is very important that the decisions as to how those funds are distributed
be broad-based and include volunteers from all walks of life and all kinds of
businesses throughout Centre County. Our community relies on these volunteers
to act as stewards for funds allocated to partner agencies and to ensure that the
donated dollars are spent where they are needed in the most efficient way possible.
We are inviting you to become part of that fund distribution process
by serving on a citizen review panel.
Please understand, however, that if you are already involved in the governance
or operations of a United Way member agency, this could be construed as a
conflict of interest, and we would place you on a panel visiting other agencies.
The process will involve visits to United Way member agencies and reviews
of their funding requests. As a panel volunteer member, you will be asked to
attend an orientation session and meetings with no more than three agencies.
It would be a commitment of approximately 8 hours over 4-5 weeks, mostly
during the month of April.
You may be part of a large company or organization and may know of others
who might like to become part of the process. People who have helped plan the
campaign in their company are often interested in seeing where the money actually goes.
People who know little about the United Way are also good prospects; it helps them
learn it’s a process they can trust. You will learn more about the issues facing our community
and what is being done to make Centre County a better place.
Please call the United Way office (238-8283 ext 25) or email
Megan Evans – firstname.lastname@example.org – if you are interested
in volunteering or have any questions about the process.
We look forward to having you on our team!