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We are proud of our campaigns and the work we do because the funded health and human services agencies that benefit from our campaign are pre-screened for need, integrity, and effectiveness of services by approximately 60 local volunteers, like you, who make up the Fund Distribution Committee. These programs respond to identified community health and human service needs, not capital improvements.
The local dollars raised are used to meet local needs. United Way of Lawton-Fort Sill management and fund raising costs have remained under 15% as we have expanded our services and those we support. For every dollar raised, the United Way of Lawton-Fort Sill spends one penny annually to pay for services like national research, professional training, staff support, and national public service announcements. 99 cents of every dollar stays in the Lawton-Fort Sill community.
The United Way is governed by community volunteers who serve in many capacities. The members of the Board of Directors establish and monitor policy.