United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) is committed to exemplary stewardship of donor funds. UWNNS is governed by a local volunteer board of directors whose members are respected community and business leaders. Each year, a volunteer-led finance committee comprised of CPAs, accountants and corporate leaders review the annual budget and internal operational procedures. In addition, on an annual basis, an independent certified public accounting firm conducts an audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. In our 2016 audit, the auditors expressed an opinion that the financial statements are presented fairly, in all material respects, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and did not report any material weaknesses in internal control.
We are committed to the highest levels of professionalism and transparency in everything we do. UWNNS is a member in good standing of United Way Worldwide (UWW). UWW is a network in 45 countries and territories, including 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. United Way Worldwide is engaged in nearly 1,800 communities with more than 40 countries and territories. Each United Way is governed by a local board of volunteers. Since our local beginning 75 years ago, the accountability standards of United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra have been based upon the models of transparency and efficiency.