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The Common Good around the world United Way Worldwide

2010 Annual Report

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Table of Contents Vision and Mission 4 Education 7 Income 9 Health 11 A Worldwide Movement 12 United Way U.S.A. 17 Mary M. Gates Learning Center 20 Strategic Partners 22 Financials 26 Board 28 ii  |  United Way Worldwide



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Dear Supporters: On behalf of United Way Worldwide and its nearly 1,800 United Ways in 41 countries and territories, many thanks for your continued commitment and support. In 2010, we made great progress in strengthening communities. Around the world our volunteers, donors and advocates invested their passion, expertise and resources to create opportunities for a better life for all. Our focus is on education, income and health – the building blocks for a good quality of life. As I visit United Ways and meet with partners, I am inspired by the energy and creativity of our supporters. Through your commitment, young children are entering school better prepared to succeed, families are building brighter, more financially stable futures and people are living healthier lifestyles. This past year was marked with new and strengthened partnerships with businesses, governments, nonprofits and other institutions. The opening of the Mary M. Gates Learning Center began a new era in how we expand the reach of our network. This state-of-the-art learning center at United Way Worldwide strengthens collaboration and learning opportunities, and fuels the progress of our worldwide movement. Read more about United Way’s reach and impact throughout this report. Again, thank you. Together, we’re advancing the common good for all. Sincerely,

Brian A. Gallagher President and Chief Executive Officer United Way Worldwide

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Vision

United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, financial stability and healthy lives. Imagine a world that fosters hope and opportunity for everyone. A world where... n

All children receive a quality education that offers a pathway to a brighter tomorrow.

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The cycle of poverty and financial dependence ends, and productive livelihoods begin for even the most disadvantaged.

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Everyone receives effective health care that improves quality of life.

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Communities not only set significant and measurable goals to

advance these fundamental elements of human development, but achieve them.

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Mission

To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. To do this we will... n

Ignite a worldwide social movement, and thereby mobilize millions to action – to give, advocate and volunteer to improve the conditions in which they live.

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Galvanize and connect all sectors of society – individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations and governments – to create long-term social change that produces healthy, well-educated and financiallystable individuals and families.

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Raise, invest and leverage billions of funds annually in philanthropic contributions to create and support innovative programs and approaches to generate sustained impact in local communities.

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Hold ourselves accountable to this cause through our steadfast commitment to continually measure – in real terms – improvement

in education, income and health.

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IMPROVING LIVES

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