Engaged volunteers in your community decide how your dollars are used.
Our allocation determination process – called the “Agency” Budget and Review” requires the help of approximately 24 community volunteers who team up with United Way of Lebanon County board members. Each volunteer serves on one of five panels. Each panel, which reviews 3-5 agencies, is responsible for reviewing each agency’s budget prior to paying a group visit to the agency’s facility. Following this, each panel meets with representatives of each agency and is responsible for analyzing the agency’s funding request and making allocation recommendations. This exercise ensures United Way funds are being used wisely and efficiently by the agencies.
Prior experience with this United Way activity is not required. A sense of good judgment and the ability to be fair are helpful. Panelists are required to attend a training session, as well as tours and hearings for the agencies on their assigned panel.
If interested, please contact Brooke Smith, Director of Community Impact, United Way of Lebanon County at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-273-8144.