Why Program Review matters and how you can help

By Kevin McConic, 2019 Community Impact Chair

Perhaps I am biased as the 2019 Community Impact Chair for United Way, but I believe that our annual Program Review process is the most important thing we do.

Through this process, volunteers like you and me visit Community Partners and review their United Way funded programs – the programs supported by your donations. We get to learn about how these programs address issues such as gaps in early childhood education and sex-trafficking. Then we ask the questions that prove the transparency and effectiveness of these programs. Our recommendations to the Community Impact Leadership team influence where donor dollars go and how they are used. In my mind, Program Review is the best way to ensure accountability to United Way donors and to ensure that each donor dollar is being used in the most effective way possible.

Last year more than 60 volunteers assisted with Program Review, evaluating 13 of our 23 Community Partners. If you would like to know more about where your dollars go and help ensure those dollars continue to be used effectively to impact more than 119,000 lives across the Lubbock Area, I encourage you to consider volunteering.

For more information, please get in touch with Ashley Ammons or 806.747.2711.