United Way Unveils Program Plans to Community

by WHIZ Reporter on April 17, 2012 at 5:43 am

The John McIntire Library hosted presentations from over a dozen community organizations today.

The agencies of the United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties spoke to investors and area residents on how their agencies will impact the community during the next fiscal year.

Executive Director of the United May Meg Deedrick said last year the United Way raised just under $1,000,000 with some of that money going towards the Agency’s programs.

"The overall campaign raised $914,000. Now what we have to do, is back outcome funds like designations that go to partner agencies, and we have to assess how much we have available for discretionary investment," said Deedrick.

After a combined ninety minute presentation from all 14 United Way agencies, those attending had a chance to speak one on one with representatives of those programs.

"They had a five minute overview where they talked about the proposal that they had submitted, and how in answering the question they proposed to make an impact in the community in the upcoming year through United Way investment," added Deedrick.

Last week, library Assistant Director and United Way Investment Committee Chairman Blair Tom said the goal of this meeting would be to become more transparent to investors and the community.