The Budget & Admissions (B&A) Committee is probably the most important committee within the United Fund.  However, many have never heard of it or understand its role in improving our community.  When an individual or organization makes a donation to the United Fund it is the B&A’s responsibility to ensure that those funds are put to good use.  The Committee is comprised of dedicated volunteers from diverse backgrounds whom are tasked with evaluating each and every request for funding that the United Fund receives.   B&A members are required to conduct in-depth analysis of all aspects of a funding request.  They visit with each requesting agency to evaluate need, fiscal responsibility and (most importantly), outcome.  The B&A then makes recommendations to the United Fund Board of Directors as to which requests are to receive support.   It is imperative that dollars invested provide some lasting benefit to our community.  Our mission is to support programs that break the cycle of poverty and enrich lives.  We must be good stewards of the funds that are entrusted to us.  It is a responsibility that we take very seriously.  Written By: Jeff Huber, Co-Chair