June 1, 2017—The annual United Way Allocations Process is nearing the end for nearly 160 volunteers and the 17 United Way Partner Agencies.
Through the United Way Allocations Process, United Way Partner Agencies are evaluated by volunteers for the purpose of recommending how United Way of Greater St. Joseph should invest donor dollars in the agencies. Volunteers examine operations, programs and finances to propose how much money should be allocated to each agency the following year. Volunteer recommendations will be presented to the United Way Board of Directors at the June Board meeting for review and final approval. Work of the volunteers ensures that donor dollars are used to achieve the greatest impact in the areas of education, health and financial stability in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas and that United Way of Greater St. Joseph is accountable to donors.
Kylee Strough, United Way President, said, "Thanks to the generosity of thousands of hard-working volunteers, United Way channels funds into programs that spur lasting change in individual lives."
The United Way Allocations volunteers each dedicated 10-15 hours of their time over a two-month period from March to mid-May.
United Way is a non-profit agency that aims to improve lives through the caring power of community by focusing on education, health and financial stability. United Way invites the community to LIVE UNITED by giving, advocating and volunteering. United Way of Greater St. Joseph operates seven Initiatives/Programs and supports 17 local Partner Agencies and has been serving area residents for 100 years. To learn more: visit United Way online; like United Way of Greater St. Joseph on Facebook; follow UnitedWayStJoe on Twitter; or follow United Way of Greater St. Joseph on LinkedIn.