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United Way Volunteers Make Funding Decisions

110 volunteers from Montgomery, Greene and Preble Counties spent more than 2,200 hours of service during the 2003 funding process. The volunteers prepared for and participated in the funding conferences, then deliberated over the community needs and agency proposals to develop their recommendations. They based their funding decisions on community needs, the potential impact of United Way dollars, and measurable outcomes. Agencies are required to have evaluation processes in place to track and report their progress and make program improvements based on their findings. Final distribution to the funded programs will be announced in January 2003.

Funding decisions, including eight new proposed programs, are contingent on the results of the 2002 United Way Campaign, particularly the dollars donated to the Community Solutions Fund.

We are hopeful the community will respond to these new and growing needs by continuing and increasing their support," United Way President Marc Levy said. "Your gifts through the United Way will fund programs that make a difference in people's lives. And our agencies are able to leverage these allocations to attract additional dollars."

This year $6.2 million was distributed to 106 programs provided by 54 agencies. The need expressed by the agencies for 2003 exceeded $9 million.

In addition to United Way’s core programs providing a vital network of local services, eight new programs were recommended for funding in 2003 to meet new and growing needs:
"   Protecting Our Youth, AIDS Foundation Miami Valley
"   Street Outreach, Daybreak
"   Violence Free Youth, Daybreak
East End Community Building Project, East End Community Services
"   Families and School Together (FAST), Family Service Association
Handicapped & Elderly Law Project (HELP), Legal Aid Society
Academic Success, Wesley Community Center Women's Technology & Resource Center, YWCA of Dayton