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What is The Montgomery
County United Fund?
The first Montgomery County United Fund Campaign was kicked off on Monday, October 5, 1970 with the goal of raising $76,000. The Campaign Chair was Thaddeus Seymour, then President of Wabash College, and the President of Montgomery United Fund was Ned Rickett, an agent for Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company. A total of $82,761 was raised in that first campaign!
The Montgomery County United Fund is a collaborative social services organization that holds a community-wide fundraising drive every year to collect money from local donors through payroll deduction, annual gifts, planned giving and special events. After the drive, we distribute the money to nonprofit agencies who help people in Montgomery County based on the direction of our donors and supporters.
Where several organizations will only award funds to agencies for capital expenditures like buildings or equipment, our funds are often unrestricted and used for programmatic purposes to help an agency grow and better support their consumers. The Montgomery County United Fund takes care of our neighbors in Montgomery County, and our funds do not restrict an agency from taking care of their constituents in the best and most efficient ways they can.
What is a United Fund?
Where does my donation go?
The power of a United Fund is that your donation is combined with others in your community to make big impacts for the organizations in Montgomery County who need it. And since our United Fund isn't part of a big worldwide organization, your donations STAY close to home. If you donate to the Montgomery United Fund and choose Community Care, your donation goes into the General Fund that is distributed throughout the year to local human-service organizations in Montgomery County called Partner Agencies.
The Montgomery County United Fund encourages nonprofit organizations who help Montgomery County citizens to apply to be a Partner Agency each year when funding applications are released in October. The Montgomery County United Fund ensures that your donation is used for the best purposes by Partner Agencies who are held to high standards of accountability, efficiency, effectiveness and public trust. Each winter, we partner with volunteer community leaders to interview and evaluate each applicant agency on its use of funds, quality of facilities and programs, and how they take care of Montgomery County's citizens.
If there's a cause that's close to your heart, you can choose Focused Care when you make your donation or pledge and have your gift sent directly to a specific nonprofit organization, in Montgomery County or anywhere else in the state OR the country. You can still give through the Montgomery County United Fund and directly support your favorite causes at the same time!
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How can I help?
Giving through the Montgomery County United Fund ensures that your gift helps the entire Montgomery County community and that human-service organizations throughout our area are receiving needed funds regularly throughout the year, not on a sporadic basis.
You can be assured that your donations are going to solve the most pressing needs in our community.
The Montgomery County United Fund relies on the work of hundreds of volunteers throughout our campaign season. From taking a leadership position on our Campaign Team to running a campaign within your workplace, your gifts of time and talent make the Montgomery County United Fund a leader in collaborative community impact.
Click below to email for more information on how you can help!
The citizens of Montgomery County give annual donations, and we want to make sure the public has a say in how those funds are reinvested in our community.
Join our Allocations Team and work to evaluate applicant agencies and make recommendations about fund allocations.
The Montgomery County United Fund hosts several fun and exciting fundraising events throughout the year, such as, a Executive Breakdfast, a Training Breakfast, an annual Golf Scramble, and a Campaign Luncheon.
If you have a knack for event planning and a love of a grand get-together, we would love to have you on our Special Initiatives team!
Leaders wanted! The Montgomery County United Fund Board of Directors must have a passion for bettering our community and a dedication to working hard for a hardworking organization.
Our board members hold staggered three-year terms and serve on subcommittees that reflect their strengths. Email us below to be considered for Board membership.