Member agencies who have programs that are meeting these critical needs or who develop new programs to meet a needs gap complete requests for funding and submit them in December. These requests require a detailed description of the organization, financial statements, and a specific description of the program, how the funding will be used and the impact of the program on the critical needs. Then after the campaign is finished, the Allocation Committee meets with all agencies and even visits some of their locations before making recommendations as to the funding.There are currently 17 member agencies being funded by the United Way of Boyertown Area.
Community Impact Committee
The Community Impact Committee led a recent needs assessment to determine the highest priority needs in our local area. Local community agencies, businesses, township leaders, police and area clubs were all involved in this effort to identify the most critical needs our United Way of Boyertown Area funds should meet. A Boyertown Area Service Cooperative was formed in 2008 and meets five times a year to coordinate agency activities, events, and programs to ensure community services are provided in the most efficient and effective way. A weekly, non-profit events Community Calendar is e-mailed to interested parties. (Please e-mail Kenhuwba@dejazzd.com to add your name)
The Financial Committee is responsible for ensuring the United Way of Boyertown Area is fiscally accountable and fulfills all legal and regulatory requirements. In addition, the Committee ensures an annual independent audit is performed and all improvement recommendations are implemented promptly.
Year-round, the Marketing Committee provides leadership in carrying out the Board of Director’s vision of building a caring community by developing and implementing a plan to keep the community informed and involved in the activities of the United Way of Boyertown Area. They sponsor/participate in events like the Unity Walk, No Place for Hate Day and the Boyertown Sidewalk Expo and Sale and give periodic press releases to keep the community informed on their activities and events.
The Nominating Committee develops the new leaders of the United Way of Boyertown Area by identifying new members, assisting in their orientation and training and mentoring these members to become high performance leaders.