United Way’s Mission & Fundraising Policy

United Way of Transylvania County’s Mission:
To build a stronger Transylvania County by mobilizing our community to empower people to improve their lives.
 
United Way of Transylvania County's  Vision:
To serve as a community leader through resource development and resource allocation to commit Transylvania County residents to
1) helping children and youth achieve their full academic potential
2) a healthy lifestyle and appropriate healthcare, and
3) a financially stable household.

 

United Way’s Policy against Coercion

Fundraising should always be conducted in a voluntary manner.
 
To underscore our conviction about this policy, United Way World Wide Board of Governors adopted the following policy statement:
 
The Board of Governors of United Way World Wide believes that the most responsive contributors are those who have the opportunity to become informed and involved. A well-planned campaign with an effective communications program, conducted by committed volunteers, will ensure responsible contributors. While we have always been unalterably opposed to coercion, we do recognize a responsibility to state our beliefs formally, as freedom of choice is a basic tenet of our democratic society.
Giving is a personal matter and decision: no form of coercion is acceptable to United Way of America.