June 25, 2014

A letter from our 2014 Board Chair, Mark Jensen-Thanks from the United Way

Letter: Thanks from the United Way
By Mark Jensen

Published in The Forum on Jun 24, 2014 

On behalf of the United Way of Cass-Clay board of trustees, I want to say “thank you” to the people of this region for your continuing support of the mission of the United Way through your generous donations of your dollars and your time. I know I speak for everyone on our board in saying that we take our responsibilities as stewards of these resources very seriously. With this in mind, UWCC has recently initiated a new investment strategy that emphasizes collaborative impact and measured outcomes that truly result in lasting change. When we measure the value that our donor dollars create in the community, these dollars become investments in change and build a better future for us all.

I’m proud to say that in 2015, UWCC will be investing in 68 community partners throughout Cass and Clay counties, each providing important services in our designated impact areas of education, income stability, or health, or in meeting basic human needs such as shelter, food, or safety. These agencies were all approved following a rigorous volunteer-driven review process.

Of course, with such a strategic change come difficult decisions as well. While we are fortunate to have many nonprofit organizations in our communities that do very good and meaningful work, not all fall within the impact areas we have targeted for creating the most lasting change. Our commitment to you – our investors – is that we will be thoughtful and objective in our decisions, always keeping our focus on being good stewards of your invested dollars.

I appreciate the opportunity to lead United Way through this change, and I believe that our communities will be better for it. Thank you again for your support of United Way of Cass-Clay.

Mark Jensen
2014 United Way of Cass-Clay Board of Trustees

You can read the letter in The Forum here 

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