Nov. 27, 2012
-- United Way Worldwide today announced its selection by Forbes
magazine as the largest U.S charity. In addition, United Way has been named one of “Forbes Picks: All-Star Charities,” a newly created category that reflects the organization’
s dedication to quality programs, community impact and organizational efficiency.
“It is an honor for United Way and the thousands of community impact professionals working throughout our network to be recognized as a top charity for our resources, community impact, program quality and organizational efficiency,”
said Stacey D. Stewart, president of United Way U.S.A. “After 125 years of creating long-term change in communities, United Way continues to create opportunities for a better life for all throughout the United States and around the world.”
Kay Ball, President and CEO of United Way of St. Joseph County commented, “In light of Forbes
’ recognition of United Way programs, it reminds us how proud we are to be part of serving our community through United Way. Because of our donors, partners and volunteers, just last year United Way of St. Joseph County touched the lives of over 150,000 friends and neighbors in our community.”
For inclusion on the Forbes
list, United Way was judged based on the amount of private donations made to the organization;
either by individual donors, corporations, partnerships and other nonprofits. Forbes
included United Way as a financial efficiency all-star based on the overall percentage of donations used in program implementation.