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ROANE COUNTY UNITED WAY PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING DESIGNATION OPTIONS:

  1. Direct the entire contribution to the Community Investment Fund
  2. Direct all or a portion of your contribution to one or more of the investment areas:
      • Education – Skills for a Lifetime Fulfillment
      • Health – Individual and Community Well-Being
      • Income – Financial stability
      • Direct all or a portion of your contribution toward one or more partners of Roane County United Way (RCUW) or to another United Way; subject to nominal processing fee. (Note: These designations will be paid separately from RCUW’s community investment process. The Investment committees (volunteers from R.C.) will consider this separate revenue stream when determining investments as part of our total resource review process.)

All designated organizations are required to comply with the USA Patriot Act and other counterterrorism laws. In the event that designations are directed to an organization not currently partnered with RCUW we will attempt to contact you. If we cannot reach you, your designation will be directed to the Community Investment Fund. The brochure and the RCUW website provide a list of current partner organizations. COMMUNITY INVESTMENT AREAS Many donors prefer the first option listed above as it is a convenient, one-step way to help others by directing.

Community Investment Areas

Many donors prefer the first option listed above as it is a convenient, one-step way to help others by directing the contribution to the Community Investment Fund. The Community Investment Fund mobilizes the caring power of our community to advance education, income and health.

Whether you invest in the Community Investment Fund or one of the focus areas of education, income or health directly, you do so with the confidence that our Community Investment volunteers ensure your donation is invested where it will have the most impact, as well as, assuring the organization meets the requirements as a nonprofit in the State of Tennessee.

MISSION STATEMENT

RCUW mobilizes the caring power
of our community
To create long-lasting change that improves people’s lives, and
To provide for the basic human
needs of those needing assistance.

VISION STATEMENT

RCUW will be the organization the community turns to when seeking lasting community change. We will be recognized as a catalyst for making a significant and measurable difference in our community. We will mobilize and enable partner agencies to achieve our mission and will be nationally recognized as a leading rural United Way in the area of community outreach.

SERVICE MODEL

We will encourage and assist partner service providers, as well as other community service providers, in employing a Linking Relief, Rehabilitation, and Development (LRRD) service model in providing services to Roane County residents. The LRRD service model seeks to provide emergency relief while focusing on offering service recipients a pathway to self-sustainability.

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A Donor’s Bill of Rights

PHILANTHROPY is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the non-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

I. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities JJ.

III. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.

IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

V. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.

VI. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

DEVELOPED BY: Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits

ORIGINALLY ENDORSED BY: Independent Sector National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC) National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG) Council for Resource Development (CRD) United Way of America Adopted in 1993 Copyright AFP (and others) 2013, All Rights Reserved

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