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February 9, 2012

2012 Agency Funding Process Begins

by PBUnitedWay
Team 1 Orientation Meeting

Each year, millions of dollars are allocated to health and human service programs through the Town of Palm Beach United Way. These programs provide vital services to Palm Beach County’s most vulnerable individuals and families. Such essential dollars could not be distributed without the Town of Palm Beach United Way’s volunteer driven, citizen review process.

During the citizen review process, volunteers assess the effectiveness and efficiency of each program that applies for funding. This year, 75 dedicated individuals on eight different teams will participate in the review. For the next three months, they will serve as the eyes and ears of more than 2,000 donors. They will analyze key financial information, visit member agencies, meet with agency staff and board members and make funding recommendations to the Town of Palm Beach United Way Board of Trustees. The volunteers are a diverse group of community representatives with a broad range of expertise and skill. Each team will review between 8 and 19 requests for funding from member agencies.

“The hardest part of serving on the committee,” according to Missy Agnello, Committee Chairman, “is seeing first-hand the needs of the community, and not having enough money to allocate to each agency. Allocating limited dollars is a very rewarding process, but it is also very difficult.”

THANK YOU Allocation Committee! Your knowledge and dedication to this process is invaluable to our community.

Click here to view photos from last week’s orientation meetings.

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