UW completes national membership requirements

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By United Way Of Lancaster County

The United Way of Lancaster County has successfully completed all of United Way‘s national membership requirements by the respective due dates.  

The annual certification process includes completing membership requirements certification, membership investment to support the national office and a survey of total resources generated.

Over and above the annual requirements, United Way of Lancaster County completed a mandatory organizational self-assessment in 2009 as part of this process.  

“The membership requirements must be certified annually in order for us to remain a member of United Way,” said Carolyn Petroski, interim executive director of the local United Way. “It is important for us to maintain high standards of accountability, and this is part of the process to confirm that our operations are transparent and meet or exceed United Way membership requirements.”

The board of United Way of Lancaster County reviewed and approved the membership requirements certification June 9. The certification mandates completion of 13 requirements for United Way membership, along with verification of the status of 47 indicators that a United Way demonstrates the intent of the membership requirements.

“All United Ways must meet the highest standards and verify on paper that they have conformed to the requirements of membership in the United Way system,” said Brian Gallagher, president and chief executive officer of the United Way.  “We applaud United Way of Lancaster County’s commitment to accountability and, importantly, their continued efforts to support work in their community which improves lives and advances the common good for all people.”

United Way of Lancaster County is part of a worldwide network in 46 countries and territories, including 1,277 local organizations in the United States.

Each local United Way must complete United Way’s requirements annually in order to retain its United Way membership.

The United Way of Lancaster County has been helping the community since its inception in 1957.

The United Way of Lancaster County depends on community support and volunteer efforts to improve the community’s well-being.