Donor Privacy Statement



As a United Way donor or community agency, you have entrusted us with your charitable gifts and personal information.  We thank you for your trust and promise to protect both your charitable investment and personal information in keeping with the highest ethical standards.  United Way of York County donors and community partners have been able to count on this promise with confidence for almost 100 years.

Our promise means that we do not sell or trade donor information to anyone.  We use the personal information that you or your employer have provided to us only for the intended business purpose – to manage your charitable gift in keeping with donor intention.

Personal information that we collect:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email Address
  • Employer
  • Phone Number
  • Credit Card / Debit Card Information

On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you donate a gift in memory of someone we ask for the name of the individual.  

Within United Way of York County, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards in keeping with industry standards and practices, and we review and adjust these safeguards regularly in response to advances in technology.  We limit access to confidential information to those employees who need it to perform their jobs, and hold those employees to a strict code of ethics.

Our contracts with third-party service providers who help us with administration, data storage, printing, and other services have strict confidentiality and security provisions that hold them to United Way of York County’s privacy standards.  United Way of York County allows access to your information to auditors and other third parties only as mandated by regulatory requirements.

The only other outside party privy to your information, limited to name, address and gift amount, is the ultimate recipient of any funds contributed by you via the donor choice program in order to allow the recipient agency to thank you for your gift.  For donors who work outside of United Way of York County’s geographic service area but whose employer relies upon us to process their campaign, we may also share your pledge information with the sister United Way serving that area.

United Way of York County’s Privacy Statement extends online.  Online donations are transmitted to a secured server using encryption technology.  If you choose to send United Way of York County an e-mail, we may retain the contents of your e-mail message, the reply, and your e-mail address as part of ongoing customer service efforts.  United Way of York County reserves the right to contact you after you have contacted us and may send future e-mail and/or surveys to you about United Way of York County.  You may notify United Way of York County via e-mail if you wish to discontinue electronic communication.

How to contact us:

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy procedures, please call us at 717-843-0957 or send us an email at