This spring, nine volunteer teams evaluated requests for funding to determine how to invest the dollars raised during the 2016 campaign. Volunteers reviewed written applications and conducted site visits to thoroughly evaluate each program. All programs must serve the local community in the area of Basic Needs, Income, Health or Education.
“Donors to the United Way can be assured that their gift is invested in quality local programs that demonstrate they are filling a true community need, are good stewards of the dollars, and are changing people’s lives right here in the Chattahoochee Valley.” – Scott Ferguson, President & CEO of United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley
United Way will award funding to 58 local programs through 29 agencies in the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Four new programs will receive funding: BRIDGE of Columbus, MercyMed Dentistry, Oxbow Meadows Life and Environmental Science Enrichment Program, and Southeastern Vet to Vet. Collectively, these programs will strengthen the Chattahoochee Valley, transform lives and create opportunities for a good life for all.
“Our community investment process continues to be an amazing example of how a committed and diverse group of community volunteers can have a positive impact on people’s lives.” – Bob Kidd, CEO of Hecht Burdeshaw Architects and 2016-2017 Community Investment Board Chair