BY BOYERTOWN AREA COMMUNITY,
FOR BOYERTOWN AREA COMMUNITY.
IT ALL STAYS HERE.
Annual Campaign Period
An annual fund-raising campaign is conducted from mid-September through the end of November,and is typically chaired by a volunteer from the community who may also be a member of the Board of Directors.
The campaign goal-setting process starts as soon as one campaign ends.
- Member agencies are required to present their needs to the Board of Directors, backed up by a comprehensive set of documentation and financials.
- Once all agency presentations have been conducted, the Allocation Committee approves, modifies or declines the agencies’ requests for financial assistance, and the Board settles on a financial target for the upcoming campaign, based upon the agencies’ needs and the Board’s anticipated ability to raise the neceassary funds.
Many factors affect campaign goals. Over recent years, the overall portion of financial support provided by large corporate workplace-giving campaigns has decreased, although the number of small business workplace-giving campaigns has increased. Additionally, the Board has placed a stronger emphasis on securing residential contributions.
To help meet the growing need for service agency support, campaign goals have increased over the years from $3,000 in the 1930’s to well over $300,000 in the early 2000’s. Today’s 2015 campaign goal remains in the mid-$200,000 range, impacted in-large by the void left by large businesses and corporations that have either closed or relocated outside of the Boyertown area.
The United Way of Boyertown Area has pledged to raise $242,000 between September and November, 2015.
|Boyertown Area Pacesetters
2011-2012 ($500 – $749)
2011-2012 ($750 – $999)
2011-2012 ($1,000 – $2,499)
Berks-Mont Business Association