Each year United Way Worldwide provides measurements of resource development with data for amounts raised results, community demographic data, and per capita performance for United Ways in the United States. In 2010, Georgia’s 35 United Way organizations raised $125,216,559 for community programs.
United Ways are categorized based upon their campaign revenue with the United Way of Colquitt County classified as a Metro 7 United Way (raising $250,000 - $499,999).
The United Way of Colquitt County ranks number 1 in the state, as compared to other Metro VII United Ways in three categories: in giving per capita, giving per person employed and giving per $10,000 of Effective Buying Income. EBI is a measure of net income; it represents all forms of personal income, minus all taxes and other sources of restricted income such as Medicare/Medicaid payments, rental and property interest income, contributions for social insurance, and other pay-in-kind income.
“When compared to all of the 35 United Ways in the state of every size we are ranked No. 12 for giving per capita, $9.19; No. 11 for giving per person employed, $22.96; and No. 8 for giving per $10,000 of EBI, $6.85,” said United Way of Colquitt County Executive Director Angela Castellow. “Our per capita giving is much higher than the average per capita giving for all United Ways across the country, $9.19 for Colquitt County compared to an average of $5.06.
“The United Way board would like to thank this community for your generous support of our United Way,” Catellow said. “This report shows that we do very well in this community not only compared to communities of our size, but also compared to much larger, and wealthier, communities. This community recognizes the integrity of the United Way board and the importance ofthe programs their donated dollars support in Colquitt County.”