Why United Way?
The Dawson County Advisory Board Members make decisions for funding based on the needs of the local community. These volunteers are your friends, neighbors and co-workers with a vested interest in Dawson County. Money raised in Dawson County through the annual United Way campaign is used to fund agencies and programs in Dawson County.
Each partner agency of United Way will be evaluated annually by a panel of community volunteers. In addition to an audit, agencies must provide information about budgeting and programs. The material is reviewed to ensure sound management practices, continued need for services, fiscal responsibility, involvement by the agency's board of directors and goals in keeping with United Way's mission.
Your contribution is invested wisely. The federal government recommends 25% or less in overhead expenses for nonprofit organizations. Approximately 12% of funds are used for overhead expenses, so more dollars go directly to service providers.