Re: Councils breaking UNITED Way ties ???
Gina Gestautas (GINA@NUACVM.BITNET)
Tue, 20 Aug 1991 15:44:16 CDT
I personally have a story that may be of interest in regards to United
Way contributions. In my hometown, my mother worked tirelessly for
our local Epilepsy council since two of my sisters were affected by this
condition. The support of the council each year dropped as the local
United Way unit deemed necessary. This continued until they decided that
it was not worth fighting for the pittance that came from United Way.
They developed their own fundraising efforts and stopped receiving
any amounts from them. It was later found that the head of that United
Chapter had some questionable dealings with those finances and was
eventually asked to leave. Yes, it is great that money comes in from
one of these agencies, but if I remember correctly, The United Way
in general has one of the highest administrative costs around. That is
that for every dollar donated, United way takes its administrative costs
right off the top and these costs are high compared to other charities
that take in money directly. Just be aware of the compromises. Hope
that this will encourage you to try to raise money yourself if possible.
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