United Way is a volunteer-led organization. We are governed by a local Board of Directors who represent every sector and region served.
The Board develops strategic direction, sets policies and ensures capable staffing. A staff team of 120 works hand-in-hand with the board and dozens of other leadership and community volunteers.
Our board members sit on oversight committees which oversee all aspects of our operation including human resources, fundraising, marketing, community impact (programming), accountability and services, and executive compensation.
Executive compensation is determined through a rigorous process, conducted by outside experts who have the objectivity and professional experience to qualify them for this responsibility.
This is a process that has been in place for years, which has contributed to UWGC being recognized for its good governance by Charity Navigator and the Better Business Bureau.