Subj: RE: Boy Scouts
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 8:49:43 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: "Cain, Kara"
United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania has not withdrawn our support from
the Boy Scouts Council.
As stewards of the community's funds, United Way of Southeastern
Pennsylvania is most concerned with continuing to serve the young people in
Currently, there are more than 60,000 youth benefiting from a United
Way-funded program, Learning for Life, which is not impacted by the Boy
Scouts National council's practices involving the Supreme Court's decision
in June 2000.
In light of the above, and following careful consideration and discussion,
United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania has advised the Cradle of Liberty
Council and Chester County Council that under a new agreement, future
funding will be redirected to the Boy Scouts Learning for Life program.
This program complies with strict non-discrimination policies.
As always, individual donors have the option to designate their donation
through our Donor Choice program directly to the Boy Scout's Cradle of
Liberty Council and Chester County Council.
Moreover, Boy Scouts Cradle of Liberty Council President & CEO, William
Dwyer, III, circulated a the following memo on 9-20-00:
"During the past couple of days, there has been much media coverage
concerning the funding our organization receives from the United Way of
Southeastern Pennsylvania. Much of this coverage has led people to believe
that the United Way has cut or diminished its support of our programs. That
is not true!
For many years, the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania has been very
supportive toward many of our programs and initiatives, especially in the
inner city. This support includes the funding of the Learning for Life
program since its inception in 1991."
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call me.
United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania