Committees & Responsibilities

How can Southern Kentuckians participate in meaningful volunteer opportunities and network with a diverse group of peers? There’s one easy way: serve on a United Way committee.

Allocations Committees - Fund Distribution

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The Fund Distribution Committees begin to meet in the first quarter each year. These committees make funding recommendations to the Board of Directors. Their responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing funding applications
  • Meeting with representatives from each agency applying for funding
  • Developing funding recommendations

Campaign Cabinet

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The role of the Campaign Cabinet is to generate revenue for United Way of Southern Kentucky by building relationships with existing and potential donors. Counties with active workplace campaigns have stand alone campaign cabinets. Cabinet members will facilitate the process in their county and will be assigned to a group of accounts. In addition to assigned accounts, members have the opportunity to select high potentials and new business companies as well as individuals for personal visits.

Day of Caring Committee

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The Day of Caring is a day where many volunteer projects are completed across Southern Kentucky at the same time on the same day (for example, a group may be painting a bedroom at the domestic violence shelter while another group cleans up a park while another group is reading to low income children, etc.).

The Day of Caring Committee will: 

  • Assist with securing a variety of projects in their county
  • Help make decisions on what projects should be included
  • Assist with volunteer recruitment
  • Identify sponsorships

Volunteer Committee

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The Volunteer Committee assists the United Way by:
  • Respectfully presenting United Way's image to the public
  • Building relationships in and with the community
  • Educating the public about philanthropy and ways to engage in thoughtful volunteer work
  • Working through the media and personal contacts to meet these aims
  • Purpose of Committee: 1) To engage Southern Kentucky in meaningful volunteer experiences 2) To add to the Volunteer element of the call to action: Give. Advocate. Volunteer.
  • Key Responsibilities: 1) To serve as a liaison between the United Way and your company and contacts 2) To assist with events 3) To provide input and advice on current and future volunteer events Supervision: Reports directly to Director of Volunteering and Brand Management Length of Appointment: February  – December  Time Commitment: To average 1 hour per month (which may increase in the months that an event occurs, but it is up to volunteer by how much); There are currently six 1 hour Volunteer Committee meetings scheduled per year.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

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The Dolly Parton Imagination Library committee provides oversight and support to the program. Their key responsibilities include:

  •  To serve as a liaison between the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program with your company and contacts.
  •  To assist with identifying revenue generating sources throughout the nine county service area.
  •  To build relationships with potential partners interested in early childhood education.

Community Impact Committee

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The Community Impact Committee provides oversight and guidance for the community impact efforts.