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UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL ALABAMA RATES 13 CONSECUTIVE TOP RATINGS FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR
“Out performs most other charities in America”
Birmingham, Alabama– United Way of Central Alabama’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the 13th consecutive time that United Way of Central Alabama has earned this top distinction. Click for complete story
Since 2002, using objective, data driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. These “Accountability & Transparency” metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities have “best practices” that minimize the chance of unethical activities and whether they freely share basic information about their organization with their donors and other stakeholders.
UWCA’s coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high performing charities,” according to Tim Gamory, COO of Charity Navigator. “Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of four earns 4 stars, a rating that demands rigor, responsibility and commitment to openness.” Less than 1% of the charities Charity Navigator rates have received at least 13 consecutive 4-star evaluations indicating that United Way of Central Alabama outperforms most other charities in America.
“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using our funding wisely to accomplish United Way of Central Alabama’s mission,” said John A. Langloh, President and CEO. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters that we take our fiduciary and governance responsibilities very seriously.”
UWCA’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org.
United Way Pacesetter Campaign Sets $11.75 Million Goal
Fifty-one corporations, businesses, hospitals and non-profit organizations in our five county area are participating in United Way’s 2015 Pacesetter Campaign which began June 11 with over 300 volunteers attending a kickoff luncheon featuring Retired Admiral Eric Thor Olson, U.S. Navy as the kickoff speaker. The summer fundraising campaign is held each year prior to the organization’s larger fall campaign. Click for complete story
“The Pacesetter Campaign is about leadership,” said Doug Coltharp, 2015 Pacesetter Chairman and Executive VP and CFO at HealthSouth. “We are very grateful to the 52 Pacesetter companies who will serve as the vanguard for the UWCA’s 2015 campaign. Our Pacesetter goal of $11,750,000 is ambitious, but readily achievable given the outstanding leadership of these 51 companies.”
Loaned Executives play a crucial role in developing and implementing fundraising initiatives in a wide variety of situations during the annual United Way Campaign. Their participation helps keep fundraising costs low, leading to increased investments in the lives of people who need services.
Loaned Executives for the Pacesetter Campaign are:
- Ashton, Johnson, Sponsored by Maynard Cooper & Gale PC
- Derand Jones, Alabama Power Company
- Chris Martin, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
- Ann McEwen, Regions Financial Corporation
The Participating 2015 Pacesetter Companies are:
Arc of Walker County
Balch & Bingham
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
Building & Earth Sciences
Burr & Forman LLP
Cobbs, Allen & Hall
Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc.
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
EGS Commercial Real Estate
Ernst & Young
First Bank of Jasper
Fox 6 WBRC
Graham & Company
Harbert Management Corporation
Luckie and Company
Mayer Electric Supply
Maynard Cooper & Gale PC
McGriff Seibles & Williams, Inc
Medical Properties Trust
National Bank of Commerce
Robins & Morton
Sirote & Permutt
Trinity Medical Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham
United Way of Central Alabama
United Cerebral Palsy
Vulcan Materials Company
White Plume Technologies
YMCA of Greater Birmingham
Allocations Volunteer Opportunity
United Way of Central Alabama proudly supports a network of health and human service organizations that work along side United Way to improve lives and community conditions. In 2015 over 80 allocation partners and programs received funding because of your financial support.
Our Visiting Allocation Teams (VAT) are heavily involved in the allocation process by helping to verify partner agency accountability and ensuring that United Way funds are being used properly. If you are interested in volunteering on a visiting allocation team, please click here to register.