Fortune; 11/27/2000, Vol. 142 Issue 13, p170-180, 7p, 8 Color Photographs, 1 Black and White Photograph, 2 Graphs
CHARITABLE uses, trusts, & foundations (Law), CHARITIES, and ORGANIZATION
This article focuses on the problems faced by United Ways charitable organization. An influential minority of the 1,400 local United Ways in the U.S. had been agitating against their national umbrella organization, the United Way of America, and its president, Betty Beene. Some members defended Beene and her reforms. But others were demanding her resignation. The United Way continues to help people who need assistance. But a time when donors question the need for an organization that processes money to other charities, the organization has been convulsed by international squabbling over how it will govern itself. Unless it can find a way to agree both on a destination and a manager who can take it there quickly, the organization faces a future of slow decline.
New York Times. 09/19/2000, Vol. 150 Issue 51516, pA19. 0p.
EXECUTIVES and RESIGNATION of employees
Reports that Betty Beene has resigned as president of the United Way of America in September 2000. Reason for her resignation; Contributions to the company; Actions taken by the local United Ways on the move of Beene to impose national standards.
New York Times. 06/06/2000, Vol. 149 Issue 51411, pC12. 0p.
EXECUTIVES and RETIREMENT
Announces the planned retirement of Betty S. Beene as president of United Way of America. Beene's contribution to United Way; Beene's reason for announcing her retirement in advance; Remark from Beene.