United Way $$ down, NOT!
Steve Souza (76703.633@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Sun, 31 Oct 1993 01:09:52 EST
quoted From: Kathie Cerveny kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU
> Happy to hear that you feel all is quiet in CA. HOWEVER ---- the United
> Way situation is FAR from "no longlasting effects." Anyone in the
> district/council level will tell you that all United Ways are cutting back
> across the country because we will not out our standards and values, and
> that within 5 years there will be very little support to any programs from
> the United Way to BSA.
> In preparation for this, nationa, regions, councils, and districts have
> put into their newly formulated "Long Range Plans" for Benchmark 2000...
Kathie, I agree completely with what you said... The reason for my statement
earlier is what has happened to our UW $$ for next year...
Our Councils allocations from UW for the 1993-1994 year are set as follows:
allocated funds... 25% less than last year (due to lots of things)
designated gifts.. 60% more than last year (due to public awareness)
net difference.... 5% increase over last year in total $$ available
to our Council from $$ channeled through UW.
Our Council is also agreeing to sign a UW "non-discrimination" statement
which indicates that the BSA follows all applicable "local, state and
federal laws". Piece of cake since the BSA was never breakig any laws in the
first place... they were only going against the ruling of ONE local UW
chapter (which wasn't following the National UW policy anyway).
The new UW chair is a former Scout and very supportive of Scouting and wants
to ensure that Scouting families support UW (so they won't die from lack of
contributions from the bad press, as almost happened this last year).
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