Saturday, May 17, 2008

United Way's New Goals

The Times They are a ChanginThanks to Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest for this important update on one of the country's largest funders of health & human services:

The United Way of America has announced that it will direct most of its giving toward a ten-year effort to halve the high school dropout rate and number of working families struggling financially while increasing by a third the number of youths and adults considered healthy, the Washington Post reports.

Locally, I am very interested to see how Gary Godsey and team are going to respond to this challenge... particularly in light of the rumor that I've heard about them opening up their system to a broader designation-based funding model through which non-partner agencies can receive gifts.

Oh the times, they are a'changin'.

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