There are 1,350 United Way affiliates nationwide. United Way of the Lakeshore is independently run and organized as a
separate corporation with local management and board governance.
United Way of the Lakeshore holds itself to the highest standards of professionalism, accountability and transparency in our
stewardship of donor dollars and financial management. Internal control procedures include a detailed checks and balances
system that strictly prohibits the same individuals from handling all aspects of a transaction. Reporting to the chief executive
officer, the finance director and the office manager are assigned specific duties to safeguard against theft. No staff member
has the ability to individually process anything from start to finish.
The Finance Committee meets regularly to address all matters of fiscal operation and is charged with financial oversight and
control. Collection loss is reviewed regularly and in complete detail. An independent accounting firm audits our records
annually. The United Way Finance Committee serves as the audit committee and the Board of Directors made up of local
volunteers reviews and approves the annual audit with the auditors.