How is this United Way connected to other United Ways?

The United Way of Eastern Maine is independent and self-governing. The money you contribute stays here to help residents in our five-county area. We are not connected to other United Ways except through “best practices” sharing with United Ways of Maine and United Way Worldwide in Alexandria, Virginia. Our local Board of Directors manages the fundraising and distribution of money raised here and assumes responsibility for the integrity and stewardship of our operations.