2016 Community Impact Panels
Thank you to all of our volunteers
The Community Impact Panels are the cornerstone of our United Way, ensuring fiscal and program accountability for the agencies receiving United Way of Charlotte County funds while meeting the needs of our community identified in the Charlotte County Community Needs Assessment and the ALICE report. In the process, volunteers examine each agency’s effectiveness at providing services, review the need for those services, and analyze the impact of United Way funding in meeting those needs.
This year, 110 volunteers from throughout the community participated in the panels. The panelists were divided into eight teams who attended a training, reviewed the 2016-2017 grant applications submitted by the agencies, visited their assigned agencies, and participated in a post site meeting where the agencies presented their programs to the team. The team members then scored the agencies through an objective process. These recommendations are presented to the United Way Board of Directors for approval.
Listed below are some comments from our volunteers, showcasing the value of their experience from their perspective:
- Thank you for coordinating a huge task. I feel very fortunate to be a resident in Charlotte County.
- Honored to be involved - have learned so much of United Way and community mission.
- Crucial and necessary! Couldn't do the analysis process without it....this is important to put the pieces of the puzzle together to make good decisions about funding.
- Thank you for the opportunity. Lesson on poverty was very good.
- Participating on the impact panel energizes me to participate in United Way events. Wonderful insight into the organization. Charlotte County is blessed to have such passionate people working for the non profits that serve our county.
- Fantastic educational experience!
- Very good explanation and preparation. United Way makes this a very smooth process - concise, relevant, organized.
- It was helpful not only in learning more about community, but also in listening to other panel members' insights.
- This is extremely educational, it teaches so much about our community, its agencies and the United Way.
- This gave me a new perspective of the United Way and how funding is provided. It was eye opening to put a face on the written reports reviewed ahead of time.
- You all do such an impressive job of organizing and preparing for this event.
- Have a much better understanding of how United Way benefits the community and a better understanding of the services provided by the organizations it supports.
2016 Community Impact Volunteers
We would like to thank the following Community Impact Panel Volunteers for their time, commitment and focus.
Dr. Joseph Bender
Thomas E. Cappiello
Captain Jason Ciaschini
Dr. Jack Watters