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Code of Ethics
COMMITMENT TO THE HIGHEST ETHICAL STANDARDS
The mission of the United Way of Lancaster County is to build a stronger Lancaster County by mobilizing the caring power of our community. Accordingly, we play a unique role both as a leader in the health and human services sector and as a major resource to non-profit organizations.
We are committed to fulfilling that mission through the highest ethical standards.
Because of the unique level of trust placed in us to serve the public good, we have a special obligation to act ethically. This bond of trust goes beyond legal or regulatory requirements to include our core values and ethics.
Our Code of Ethics is a way of expressing and codifying our ethical obligations to ourselves, volunteers, and donors as well as to the individuals and communities we serve. The Code embraces the highest ethical standards to advance our mission.
The Code of Ethics has the force of the official policy of the United Way of Lancaster County. Breaches of the Code, appropriately determined, can serve as a basis for disciplinary sanctions up to and including the termination of an individual’s relationship with United Way.
We are committed to Building Relationships by
· seeking truthfulness,
· acting with compassion and respect,
· valuing fairness and fun, and
· working accountably.
We are committed to being Leaders by
· seeking inclusiveness,
· acting with altruism,
· valuing innovation and
· working to impact our community.
ETHICS OFFICER & ETHICS COMMITTEE CHAIR
To implement and serve as a central resource concerning our ethical standards and the Code of Conduct, the Board of Directors has created the position of the Ethics Officer. The Ethics Officer reports directly to the Ethics Committee. The Ethics Committee reports directly to the Board.
Staff Ethics Officer -- Wendy Jarrett
Ethics Committee Chair – Carol D. Hess