United Way of West Tenn. completes requirements
Posted: Monday, August 2, 2010 9:06 pm
The United Way of West Tennessee announce that it has successfully completed all of United Way Worldwide‘s national membership requirements for 2010.
“The membership requirements must be certified annually in order for us to remain a member of United Way Worldwide,” stated Alan H. Turner II, president and chief executive Officer. “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 and to show the public that we are being good stewards of their donations.”
The board of United Way of West Tennessee reviewed and approved the Membership Requirements Certification. The certification mandates completion of 13 requirements for United Way membership along with verification of the status of 61 indicators that a United Way demonstrates the intent of the membership requirements, such as several financial reports, diversity and inclusion, upholding all legal requirements and completing a self-assessment.
“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, United Way Worldwide. “We applaud United Way of West Tennessee’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 West Tennessee is part of a worldwide network in 30 countries and territories, including 1,259 local organizations in the U.S. Each local United Way must complete United Way’s requirements annually in order to retain its United Way membership.
United Way of West Tennessee is a local, volunteer-driven organization that helps strengthen the communities, within a 14 county serve area, by supporting health and human service non-profits in the area. United Way of West Tennessee’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes in the areas of income, education and health. To learn how you can help, please contact United Way of West Tennessee at (731) 422-1816 or visit us on the web at www.unitedway.tn.org, and remember when we reach out a hand to one, we impact the condition of all.
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