United Way of Bartow

United Way of Bartow County is a local 501c3 non-profit organization serving Cartersville, Taylorsville, Euharlee, Cass, Adairsville, Kingston, Rydal, Emerson, White and Allatoona. We work every day to advance the common good by investing in high quality human service programs and by working with philanthropists, businesses, churches, local governments, and dedicated community volunteers to create lasting and measurable changes. United Way creates opportunities for all by focusing on the building blocks for a good life: Education, Basic Needs, Health. Great Things Happen when we LIVE UNITED.

Executive Committee

Chairperson – Mike Fowler – Shaw Industries Group
Vice Chair – Angela Thomas Cooley – Etowah Housing Authority
Treasurer – Bert Cowart – Shaw Industries Group
Secretary – Scott Hardin – State Farm Insurance
Past Chair – Patrick Davis – Shaw Industries Group

Board of Directors

Janet Hogg – Anheuser – Busch InBev
Sam Sheffield – Community Representative
April Tolbert – City of Cartersville
Adam Longino – Toyo Tires
Steve Dennis – Motivation Unlimited
Mark and Jennifer Smith – Owners of Southern Muggs Coffee Shop and Olive Tree and Vine
Ryan Hart-Culberson – Republic Commercial Title
Britt McGill – City of Cartersville Parks and Recreation
Hayden Collins – Community representative for veterans and disaster services
Ricky Lamberth – Home Depot
Alan Sanders – AJS Productions
Susan Delmonico – SJD Fitness
Rick Riley – Publix Supermarkets
Christina Jenkins – Legal Mediator

Vision

The United Way of Bartow County seeks to alleviate the social problems facing our community through fund-raising and equitable disbursement of funds to local charitable organizations.

Mission

United Way of Bartow County seeks to provide adequate funding and guidance for member agencies and local charitable organizations to:

  • provide for immediate needs of those in crisis situations
  • meet long-term needs through the educational, emotional and moral guidance of children
  • enable financially or physically disabled people to become self-supporting
United Way of Bartow

United Way Worldwide Membership Standards

Accountability
At United Way, we know success is measured by how our mission is achieved — to make measurable improvements in communities. Setting high standards for ourselves and for our local partners is critical for that success. Annually, all United Ways certify their adherence to standards that include comprehensive requirements for financial reporting, governance, ethics, diversity and operations. Specifically, United Ways must meet the following:

Tax-Exempt Status
All United Ways must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as well as corresponding provisions of other applicable state, local or foreign laws or regulations

Governance
United Ways are governed by active, responsible, and voluntary governing boards to ensure effective governance over the policies and financial resources of the organization. These boards are responsible for United Ways delivering on their mission to advance the common good.

Ethics
All United Ways follow locally adopted codes of ethics for volunteers and staff that include provisions for ethical management, publicity, fundraising practices and full and fair disclosure.

Diversity and Inclusion
Inclusiveness, as defined by the United Way of Bartow County Ga, provides equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, creed, color, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, sex, age, or national origin. The United Way of Bartow County promotes the full realization of this policy through the positive recognition of the value of inclusiveness.

Financial Accountability
United Ways undergo annual financial audits conducted by independent certified public accountants whose examination complies with generally accepted auditing standards. In addition, United Ways have developed comprehensive requirements for completion of audited financial statements to ensure consistency and transparency system-wide. These requirements are based on industry best practices and comport with generally accepted accounting principles. Smaller United Ways (with less than $100,000 in annual revenue) may undergo an independent financial review. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

Performance Excellence
Every three years, United Ways conduct self-assessments of their governance, financial management and impact in the community.

Public Reporting and Disclosure
United Ways must file the IRS Form 990 in a timely manner and will provide the IRS Form 990 on their website, at their offices, or upon request.

Legal
United Ways comply with all applicable local, state and federal operating and reporting requirements.

Support the United Way Network
United Ways provide financial support to United Way Worldwide and follow standards to use United Way’s trademarks. United Ways charge fees based on actual expenses for donor-designated gifts and other processing services.

United Way of Bartow County Privacy Policy
United Way of Bartow County is committed to keeping all personal donor or member agency information confidential and secure. We use personal donor or member agency information to administer our business, and access is limited to those who need it for this purpose. We may share personal donor or agency information with volunteers who assist United Way with our fundraising, funds distribution, or community impact efforts. We do not sell donor lists or data about our donors and agencies to others. If you have a question or concern, please call 770.386.1677 or email us at morehouseb@bartowga.org