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United Way Worldwide Membership Requirements Met by Local United Way

John Urbanski, president and CEO, announced that the United Way of Hancock County has successfully completed all of the United Way Worldwide membership requirements satisfactorily and on time.  The requirements include:  MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS CERTIFICATION, MEMBERSHIP INVESTMENT, INCOME AND EXPENSE SURVEY and the DATABASE 2 SURVEY OF TOTAL RESOURCES GENERATED (a survey that captures the full extent of a community’s resource development efforts during the year).

“The membership standards must be certified annually in order for us to remain a member of the United Way system,” stated Urbanski. “It is important for us to maintain a high standard of accountability and this is part of the process to document that our operations are transparent and meet or exceed United Way membership criteria requirements.”

The board of United Way of Hancock County reviewed and approved the Membership Requirements Certification in May of 2013.  The certification mandates completion of 13 requirements for United Way Worldwide membership along with verification of the status of 56 indicators that demonstrate a United Way embodies the intent of the membership requirements.

“It is critically important that all United Ways meet the highest standards and verify on paper that they have conformed to the stringent requirements of membership in the United Way system,” stated Brian Gallagher, President and CEO, United Way Worldwide.

“We applaud and congratulate United Way of Hancock County for demonstrating their commitment by completing the recertification process.”

It is the mission of the United Way of Hancock County to measurably improve lives of people in our community. For more information, contact the United Way of Hancock County at 419-423-1432 or visit