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United Way praises community for stepping up to exceed fundraising goal | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 23 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from May 10, 2011, titled United Way praises community for stepping up to exceed fundraising goal | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

A year after posting one of its most disappointing tallies, the United Way of Central Ohio announced results today from a rebounding campaign.

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Sterling Silver

Grove City, OH

#1 May 10, 2011
What about the agencies which took cuts of nearly 90%, such as those that serve elderly and disabled? Oh yeah, those people can no longer produce for society, so throw them under the bus.

Since: Jul 10

Columbus, OH

#2 May 10, 2011
Here comes a big bonus for Janet Jackson! Charity my a s s!
Thougthful

Columbus, OH

#3 May 10, 2011
I urge you to give your money directly to the charity of your choice and cut out the double overhead that you occur when you give to United Way.

Just look up Janet Jackson's salary and you will see why this pass through agency has outlasted its usefulness in my opinion.
common sense

Columbus, OH

#4 May 10, 2011
Sterling Silver wrote:
What about the agencies which took cuts of nearly 90%, such as those that serve elderly and disabled? Oh yeah, those people can no longer produce for society, so throw them under the bus.
It is ALL for the "children" pay attention....the parents who won't parent are off the hook thanks to United way...
common sense

Columbus, OH

#5 May 10, 2011
Thougthful wrote:
I urge you to give your money directly to the charity of your choice and cut out the double overhead that you occur when you give to United Way.
Just look up Janet Jackson's salary and you will see why this pass through agency has outlasted its usefulness in my opinion.
Six figures. And for what.
jeremy

Dublin, OH

#6 May 10, 2011
Let's see if Jackson takes a big cut.
funny gal

New York, NY

#7 May 10, 2011
would you guys take a cut? I dont understand why everyone always want others to get less pay but if they came for your pay, you would have a fit.
reality speaks

Columbus, OH

#8 May 10, 2011
funny gal wrote:
would you guys take a cut? I dont understand why everyone always want others to get less pay but if they came for your pay, you would have a fit.
exactly right

look at same peoples posts regarding SB5
The Joker

Reynoldsburg, OH

#9 May 10, 2011
reality speaks wrote:
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exactly right
look at same peoples posts regarding SB5
but we NEED SB5!
UnitedWay CEO makes 358k

Columbus, OH

#10 May 10, 2011
Anyone else tired of how Human Resource depts harass you into giving to United Way? Don't donate and you get called into HR where you have to explain why you don't want to give away part of your needed paycheck, and again listen to the speil.
Now the United Way's local chapter's CEO make $358,000 a year. That's $6,884 a WEEK! See it here http://www.bbb.org/charity-reviews/columbus/h...
When I made Management I had to give.
Never mind I had a spouse dieing of cancer, I had to give to this vague cause.
Reader

United States

#11 May 10, 2011
Sterling Silver wrote:
What about the agencies which took cuts of nearly 90%, such as those that serve elderly and disabled? Oh yeah, those people can no longer produce for society, so throw them under the bus.
I don't think the reporter realized that the 8% cut figure was an average. There were agencies as you point out that lost nearly all of their funding, and.there were new agencies brought in that had never been funded before. Where UW has gone wrong is in believing that THEY are the ones providing needed services. As the major charitable fundraiser, rather than serving member agencies, they now set the philanthropic agenda. That's a lot of power for people who are pretty far removed from the actual needs.
Reader

United States

#12 May 10, 2011
common sense wrote:
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It is ALL for the "children" pay attention....the parents who won't parent are off the hook thanks to United way...
That's a load of hooie.
Sterling Silver

Grove City, OH

#13 May 10, 2011
Reader wrote:
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I don't think the reporter realized that the 8% cut figure was an average. There were agencies as you point out that lost nearly all of their funding, and.there were new agencies brought in that had never been funded before. Where UW has gone wrong is in believing that THEY are the ones providing needed services. As the major charitable fundraiser, rather than serving member agencies, they now set the philanthropic agenda. That's a lot of power for people who are pretty far removed from the actual needs.
I believe they also want to set a political agenda also. And they aren't being real subtle about it either.
Tired

Columbus, OH

#14 May 10, 2011
Janet Jackson, United Way's president and CEO, said the improved campaign means more money for community initiatives and investments in the agency's target areas of education, health, income and home.

Not to mention her overpaid salary, and built in golden retirement plan! Corporate robbery and extortion at it's best. Penny's on the dollar actually go for any good!
Governator

Columbus, OH

#15 May 10, 2011
UnitedWay CEO makes 358k wrote:
Anyone else tired of how Human Resource depts harass you into giving to United Way? Don't donate and you get called into HR where you have to explain why you don't want to give away part of your needed paycheck, and again listen to the speil.
Now the United Way's local chapter's CEO make $358,000 a year. That's $6,884 a WEEK! See it here http://www.bbb.org/charity-reviews/columbus/h...
When I made Management I had to give.
Never mind I had a spouse dieing of cancer, I had to give to this vague cause.
Hell, the UW forced contribution is worse than Union Dues. YOU DID NOT HAVE TO GIVE.
Adolf

Columbus, OH

#16 May 10, 2011
A lot if hate on here. Goering and I agree.
common sense

Columbus, OH

#17 May 10, 2011
Criticism does not EQUAL hate. Read a book and use your brain.
Lovin United Way

Reynoldsburg, OH

#18 May 10, 2011
Yes, I am affiliated with United Way and I'd like to clear up some of your common mis-perceptions a/o criticisms of the organization:

1. The United Way abhors any intimidation tactics used by campaign agencies to solicit donations. It is noted in their policies and procedures that this behavior is inconsistent with their message and they encourage any one who witnesses any such behavior to report it to them. They have staff who directly handle each company or institution campaign and issues such as that can be addressed.

2. Janet Jackson is a leading local figure and her salary is reflective of a seasoned professional who handles a non-profit organization the size of the local United Way. Our local United Way is recognized INTERNATIONALLY as a leader and model United Way and it is through her tireless leadership that it is that way. She deserves everything she has acquired for both herself and the agency. Not that you would need to, but you will find that she makes a comparable salary to many large non-profit organizations that provide the services that United Way does. For those that compare United Way to say the Salvation Army, please note that the Salvation Army is a self-sustaining organization, while the United Way provides funding to over 70 different non-profit organizations. You can't compare the two.

3. OUR United Way goes a lot farther than simply providing funding for local non-profits. For example, the United Way organizes Community Care Day, the singular largest volunteer movement in Central Ohio which has provided over 80,000 volunteer hours in just the last 5 years. This is your neighbors, your friends, your bosses and your families all coming together for one day to help non-rpofit organizations by building, planting, moving painting and all types of other services to give back to the community. How exactly do you think all that gets organized ??

Please do make an attempt to have factual information before disparaging one of the finest and historical local organiztions that's doing real good in our community.
No Middlemen

Columbus, OH

#19 May 10, 2011
Skip the middleman. He's fat enough.
Give directly to the charity of your choice,
which will then benefit from your entire donation.
jeremy

Dublin, OH

#20 May 11, 2011
Can you believe somebody would write such a bunch of garbage to justify the salary of Janet Jackson? And the lie about how UW does not like it when companies intimidate workers to wring that "donation" out of them. It happens all the time. It happened 45 years ago when I worked part-time for the F&R Lazarus Co. They are such deceivers.

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