Newman University Volunteers Help Allocate 2008 Funding For United Way of the Plains Community Programs

Jul 16, 2007

Wichita, Kan. – Newman University helped to ensure that United Way of the Plains 2008 donations will be invested for maximum community impact through the following volunteers, who served on the United Way’s 2007 Allocations Review Panels: Director of Alumni Relations, Ann Fox, Professor of Sociology Larry Heck, and Visiting Lecturer of Accounting and Information Systems, David Jones.

Each of the 174 Allocations Review Panel volunteers served during April and May on one of 11 panels that reviewed programs within the following areas: strengthening children and families, seniors, meeting basic needs, and fostering health and independence. Collectively, the allocations volunteers reviewed 98 programs at 39 agencies. Allocations Review Panel volunteers attended a training session, three to six agency program presentations or site visits and an evening wrap-up session. These volunteers reviewed program design, client outcomes and detailed agency budget information.

The volunteers allocated funding for 91 local programs.

The United Way seeks allocations volunteers from diverse professions and ethnic communities. Contact the United Way at 267-1321 or your company’s United Way employee campaign chairman for more information on how to volunteer.