United Way Ranked As All-Star Charity

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.”

As the largest non-governmental source of funding for area nonprofit agencies, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore provides support for 53 different local programs in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester counties with a special focus on educational opportunities to help children succeed, financial stability for those in crisis, and healthcare for our aging and vulnerable populations. United Way is impacting lives throughout the Lower Shore by providing over $1 million in funding to 24 local agencies.   To support the campaign or start an employee campaign in your place of business, please call 410-742-5143 or visit www.unitedway4us.org.

“In light of Forbes’ recognition of United Way programs, we are energized to continue serving the Lower Shore community, making an impact in educational, financial stability and health related programs,” said Executive Director, Kathleen Mommé.

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.