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, 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.
Chronicle of Philanthropy. 10/05/2000, Vol. 12 Issue 24, p47. 1/2p.
BEENE, Betty and UNITED Way of America (Organization)
Reports on the early departure of Betty Stanley Beene as president of United Way of America. Reason for her departure; Concerns aired over the governance structure of the organization; Controversies associated with the leaders of the group; Evaluation on the tenure of Beene.
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.