Who decides where the money United Way raises each year goes? Concerned, caring people like you make that decision, and YOU can be one of them by volunteering to serve on our Allocations Review Panel. United Way’s allocations process is a great place to learn about our community, meet interesting and committed people from all walks of life, develop leadership skills and help one in three people in the region. Interested in making a positive difference? Contact Elizabeth Shelton or call 573-334-9634 for information about this volunteer opportunity. Click here to complete our Volunteer Interest Form.

Executive Committee

Meets third Wednesday of each month

Comprised of the officers of the board. Meets monthly with UWSEMO leadership to approve the board meeting agenda, campaign progress, and address operational issues.

Marketing & Events Committee

Meets Monthly

Helps create and implement a comprehensive marketing communications strategy and tactics; helps create campaign theme, materials, advertising components, PR and social strategies, key messages and talking points; helps publicize events and organizational impact. Also helps with event decorating and creative planning. 

Finance Committee

Meets Quarterly

Works with Executive Director and Operations Manager to review quarterly financial statements, develop the annual budget for full board approval, and oversee expenditures to maintain accountability and transparency.

Community Investment Committee

Meets quarterly, more frequently during RFP process

Oversees the allocations process, reviewing Requests for Proposal, programs, and outcomes; recommends and reviews investments in programs and agencies that support UWSEMO’s mission; continually evaluates allocated funds against community needs.


Not currently active

Strengthens campaign by regularly evaluating strengths and weaknesses and developing and implementing strategies for campaign success. Helps identify and recruit Campaign Cabinet from area businesses, partner agencies, Board of Directors, and the community. Collaborates with Marketing Committee to plan and publicize events, recruit volunteers and develop stakeholders. Subcommittees for Resource Development are:

• Affinity Groups

Governance Committee

Meets twice a year or as needed

Maintains and updates organizational bylaws, personnel manual, and UWW requirements.

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