Did You Know?
Local - United Way of Long Island is one of 1400 autonomous and independent United Ways in the nation. The United Way of Long Island raises money for over 180+ health and human service agencies, which provide services to children and families residing in Nassau/Suffolk County. All funds contributed to United Way of Long Island stay on Long Island and are used to help your friends, neighbors and fellow employees.
Results - One in three Long Islanders are helped by United Way agencies. Chances are you or someone you know has benefited from a United Way of Long Island supported organization. Last year, member agencies touched the lives of over one and a half million Long Islanders. Job loss, the passing of a loved one, illness, disabilities, family problems, mental disorders and the realities of growing up and growing old know no boundaries.
Accountable - United Way uses corporate volunteers to review agencies annually to ensure your gifts are having the greatest impact possible. United Way of Long Island is overseen by a Board of Directors comprised of leading corporate Executives and is audited annually by PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP – one of the nations most respected certified public accounting firms.
Efficient - United Way is one of the most cost effective not for profit organizations, with more than 84% of every dollar raised used for direct agency support. This far exceeds the standard of 65% established by the Better Business Bureau.