United Way clarification

July 30, 2011

The [July 13] news item explaining United Way’s community investments for the fiscal year indicates United Way will “contribute” $2.65 million from its budget to cover unpaid pledges calls for clarification.

The accurate way to explain the effect of unfulfilled pledges is that United Way will not distribute $2.65 million to anyone, in anticipation that 6.9 percent of pledges made during the annual campaign will not be paid. Pledges to United Way are generally paid throughout the year. If we don’t receive it, we can’t spend it to address the community’s vital human needs.

Ellen K. Annala
President and CEO
United Way of Central Indiana

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