The United Way of Jefferson County is looking for volunteers to serve on our annual grant allocations panel.
The allocations process is the cornerstone of our United Way. It ensures fiscal and program accountability for all agencies receiving United Way funds while meeting the social services needs of our community. In the process, volunteers challenge each agency’s effectiveness at providing services, review the need for those services in the region, and analyze the impact of United Way funding in meeting those needs.
The Committee composes of over 25 volunteers from throughout the community representing diversity in experience, gender, race, and age. The Committee is divided into six hearings, each reviewing three agency proposals. Through this process, each panel member familiarizes itself with the agency and the services it provides, and then works to arrive at a recommendation for United Way funding in the upcoming year.
The panel chairs will meet with the Committee Chair a final time where recommendations for each agency are finalized. In May, these recommendations are presented to the United Way Board of Directors for approval and form the basis for the United Way campaign in the fall.
If you have an interest serving on the Allocation Committee, please contact Kate Sedgmer, Executive Director to secure your seat.
We greatly appreciate your dedication and willingness to serve as a volunteer for the United Way. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the United Way office.
We sincerely appreciate your help!