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“Our United Way is in the top 2 percent of all United Ways in the country for our community impact. We’re touching the lives of 1 in 10 Southern Arizonans 100,000 people,” Tony Penn, president and CEO of United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, said.
Nonprofits that receive United Way funds are chosen by work groups of local volunteers. In e ugg xchange for the funds, nonprofits must demonstrate how the money will be used to improve their area of service, be it programs for children ugg , families or the elderly.
“That’s why a strong United Way is so important in a community like ours,” Penn said. Pima County is home to 3,900 registered nonprofits. “How does a person who makes a gift donation be assured it’s really making a difference?
“That’s what a strong United Way can do. We require our partners to show us how they’re making that impact and then we share that information back with the community, so people know they’re getting a real return on their investment when they make a contribution to United Way.”
Individuals, businesses and service organizations all contribute to the campaign. Nearly half of the campaign pledges come from employee giving campaigns via payroll deductions, said Catherine Sebold, director of marketing and communication for United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona.
The fundraising campaign continues through March. Last year the local United Way raised $9.5 million.
This year the goal is 5 percent higher, Penn said, as part of the United Way’s strategic plan to increase donations by 5 percent annually for the next five years, “to address the increasing needs in our community and Southern Arizona.”