Privacy and Accountability

Privacy and Accountability



United Way takes our role as a trusted community leader very seriously. As a result, we adhere to very high standards of accountability and transparency.

Each year, United Way engages the services of a certified public accounting firm to audit our financial records as well as prepare our IRS Form 990, the annual tax return for nonprofit organizations. Currently, the firm of Whittaker and Associates, CPA, serves as our auditors.

By consistently making available our audited financial statements and our 990 tax documents filed with the IRS we help donors and the public better understand how United Way of South Sarasota County are investing donor dollars wisely and efficiently to achieve community impact.

The Board of Directors, staff and volunteers of United Way of South Sarasota County adhere to a Code of Ethics. The purpose of the Code is to describe standards of conduct and business ethics expected of the directors, officers, standing committee members, and employees of UWSSC.

Directors, officers, standing committee members, and employees of United Way must strictly adhere to the letter and spirit of this Code and of all laws, rules, and regulations applicable to the conduct of United Way’s business and must exercise high standards of integrity and sound ethical judgment.


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UWSSC Code of Ethics
UWSSC Conflict of Interest Policy
UWSSC Whistle Blower Policy
UWSSC Donor Bill of Rights

UWSSC 2021 Audited Financial Statements
UWSSC 2021 990 IRS Form

UWSSC 2020 Audited Financial Statements
UWSSC 2020 990 IRS Form

UWSSC 2019 Audited Financial Statements
UWSSC 2019 IRS Form

UWSSC 2018 Audited Financial Statements
UWSSC 2018 IRS Form





Since our inception in 1964, our stakeholders have entrusted United Way of South Sarasota County with their personal information. Whether you are a donor, a volunteer, an organization, or a community partner, protecting your privacy is at the heart of our Privacy Promise.

UWSSC employs policies, procedures and technology to protect the security and confidentiality of your personal, donor, and volunteer information in strict confidence. Access to confidential information is limited to those who need it to perform their jobs. We restrict access to our offices; require passwords to protect our network, applications, files, and databases; and maintain state-of-the-art virus detection software.

We use your information only for its intended business purpose; we do not sell, trade or give away your information to other organizations or individuals. We only allow access to your information to auditors and other third parties as mandated by regulatory requirements, and we only disclose your contact information, limited to name and address, to the ultimate recipient of any funds contributed by you via the donor choice program in order to allow the recipient agency to thank you for your gift.

Our privacy promise extends online to our website. Online donations and event registration information are transmitted via a secure server using the latest encryption technology, and our technology partner for online credit card processing is PCI-compliant.

If you choose to send us e-mail, we may retain the contents of your e-mail message, our reply, and your e-mail address as part of our ongoing customer service efforts. We reserve the right to contact you after you have contacted us and may send future e-mails and/or surveys to you about United Way. You may notify us via e-mail if you wish to discontinue electronic communication.

We keep your personal information as accurate, complete, and up- to-date as possible. We welcome updated information and corrections to incorrect data.

Upon request, you have the right to see the personal information about you that we collect and manage. A printout of such information will be sent to you after appropriate steps have been taken to verify your identity.

Upon request, we will remove your personal information from our databases, except where regulation requires our retention of it (for example, charitable giving history tied to income tax receipts).