United Way knows the importance of leveraging relationships to support community actions that encourage shared responsibility and empowerment to provide for the social well-being of people living in York County. Skilled volunteers support a variety of committees as part of UWYC's operations.
Standing Committees of the Board:
Resource Development Cabinet
Community Review Team
Human Resources Committee
Day of Caring Committees
Eligibility Review Team (sub-committee of the Finance Committee)
Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) Local Board
York County Early Childhood Coalition
Overview: A nonprofit Board of Directors is responsible for providing governance of and support to the organization. Governance includes defining the organization's mission, fulfilling its fiduciary duties, hiring the executive for the organization and evaluating her/his performance, ensuring compliance with all legal requirements for nonprofits, providing strategic direction, and evaluating the overall work of the organization. The board actively sets policy and ensures that the organization has adequate resources to carry out its mission. Board members are also ambassadors for the organization and responsible for supporting its fundraising efforts.
UWYC's Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that the organization does the best work possible in pursuit of its purpose, mission and goals. Board members represent UWYC as spokespersons and interpret its values and work to the community as well as advocate for the organization in order to secure funding, legislation and other support for the mission. Board members represent the interests of UWYC and the values of the organization, speak out for stakeholders' interests, and on their behalf hold the organization accountable.
Board members are required to actively participate in fundraising and to keep informed about what's going on, ask pertinent questions and request information in order to participate in and take responsibility for making decisions on issues and policies. UWYC Board members must attend at least 75% of board meetings, committee meetings, special events and make a financial contribution at a level that is personally meaningful. Board members work directly with staff and other board members as partners towards the achievement of UWYC's goals.
The Board meets monthly on the last Thursday of the month from 8:00-9:15 am at UWYC (unless otherwise noted). If you are interested in learning more about the Board of Directors, please contact Brian Petrovek, President & CEO.
Standing Committees of the Board:
Members of the Cabinet provide leadership and assistance to further the development and execution of strategies that assist the UWYC in achieving its campaign goal. Members of the Cabinet work closely with UWYC's Resource Development Director.
Cabinet members help promote the annual UWYC Community Campaign in the community and in their workplace (if applicable). The group also works to expand the workplace campaign via their own personal and professional contacts by making introductions for UWYC at businesses that are not currently involved. Additionally, Cabinet members may be asked to speak at workplace campaign presentations and help support all fundraising efforts and special events that contribute to the annual campaign. Members attend monthly meetings throughout the community campaign season (July-January).
Members attend monthly meetings throughout the community campaign season (July - January). If you are interested in learning more about the Cabinet or would like to join, please contact Brian Petrovek, President & CEO.
An integral part of United Way of York County's decision making around community investments is the Community Review Team. This group of 10-12 members is comprised of individuals from the business, nonprofit and community volunteer sectors. They bring a balance of skills and viewpoints on financial accounting practices, nonprofit board and organizational management and community needs. The Team's primary role is to evaluate proposals for program funding and make recommendations to fund the most effective, efficient and stable organizations/programs that align with UWYC strategic priorities.
The team meets year-round - quarterly between January-September and more frequently during the community investment proposal process in the last quarter of the year. Members bring expertise in financial management, nonprofit program, board and management, community volunteerism and knowledge of local community needs. If you are interested in learning more or joining this group, please contact Cliff Oliver, Community Impact Investment Manager.
The Finance Committee serves as a resource to the UWYC Board of Directors, UWYC's President & CEO, and UWYC's Director of Administrative Operations on topics related to finance and various internal operations. The committee acts as the audit committee for UWYC and oversees the selection of an independent certified public accountant to perform the annual audit. Following completion of the annual audit, the committee meets with the auditor to review the audit, responds to any concerns raised during the process and prepares for an audit presentation to the Board of Directors.
The committee also oversees the staff development of the annual budget and recommends the final budget to the UWYC Board of Directors for approval. It provides ongoing oversight and management of the approved budget throughout the year with monthly reports to the Board of Directors. The committee is also responsible for reviewing all major business contracts of the organization, including all maintenance agreements and insurance policies. They develop, periodically review, and amend when necessary all financial policies of the organization. This committee also annually reviews the UWYC Endowment Fund.
If you are interested in joining the Finance Committee or learning more, please contact Brian Petrovek, President & CEO.