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July 27, 2022 - 5:15pm
posted by Press Release in United Way, news.


Press release:

On Tuesday, United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes announced $400,000 in impact grants to 52 nonprofits across Genesee, Livingston and Wyoming counties. Programs that will benefit from these grants include summer camp and after-school programs, food pantries, domestic violence prevention programs, etc. This announcement comes as United Way marks one year since its six-county merger.

“It has been an incredible year, bringing together the power of a region to serve our local communities and these grants awarded today are a great example of how we rally together as a region to address critical issues in our community,” said Jaime Saunders, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes. “We are grateful to all of our generous donors and workplace partners that run employee campaigns and make the grants announced today possible.”

More than $100,000 in grants will benefit summer camp and after-school programs. The GLOW YMCA is one of the organizations that will receive United Way grants.

“We service 10 school districts across the Genesee and Livingston counties. For this upcoming school year, we’re already planning on impacting 166 families,” said Greg Reed, District Executive Director of GLOW YMCA. “The Y never denies service due to inability to pay and funding from United Way plays an insurmountable part in that.”

97 workplaces across Genesee, Livingston, and Wyoming counties participate employee campaigns to help raise funds for United Way. Canandaigua National Bank and Trust has created a six-county challenge grant, matching every new and increased donation to United Way up to $500,000.

“The entire CNB team is extremely proud to make such a large investment in United Way and our region,” said Vince Yacuzzo, Vice President and CFO of Canandaigua National Bank and Trust and United Way board member. “The campaign year is not yet over, so we encourage people to take the opportunity to take this opportunity to double their impact.”

Organizations that will benefit from the impact grants are:

  • Genesee County
  • All Babies Cherished Pregnancy Assistance Center
  • American Red Cross Western New York Chapter
  • Arc GLOW
  • Boy Scouts of America, Iroquois Trail Council, Inc.
  • Care-A-Van Ministries
  • Community Action of Orleans and Genesee, Inc.
  • Genesee Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
  • Genesee County CASA for Children
  • Genesee Orleans Ministry of Concern, Inc.
  • Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council
  • Gillam Grant Community Center
  • Girl Scouts of Western New York
  • Homecare and Hospice
  • Hope Center of LeRoy
  • Junior Achievement of WNY
  • Literacy West NY, Inc.
  • PathStone Corp
  • Project Stork Inc
  • The Salvation Army- Batavia Corps
  • VIA Visually Impaired Advancement f/k/a Olmsted Center for Sight
  • Warrior House of WNY
  • YWCA of Genesee County, Inc.

Photos by Howard Owens

Top photo: Greg Reed, District Executive Director of GLOW YMCA at the podium.


Jaime Saunders, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes. 


Vince Yacuzzo, Vice President and CFO of Canandaigua National Bank and Trust and United Way board member.

May 19, 2022 - 12:30pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Day of Caring, United Way, batavia, news.


More than 300 community volunteers turned out today for United Way's annual Day of Caring to perform a variety of tasks for local organizations.

Photos are from Crossroads House and Justice for Children.

At Crossroads, a family paid for a new cement walkway and patio and volunteers are planting a garden so that those staying at Crossroads can be taken outside and enjoy a bit of nature.

The groups receiving assistance: 

  • Purple Pony
  • Peace Garden
  • Holland Land Office
  • Town of Batavia
  • Machpelah
  • Crossroads House
  • St. Max Kolbe
  • GO ART!
  • All Babies Cherished
  • UMMC
  • Gillam Grant
  • ABCD
  • Eagle Star
  • Lifetime Assistance
  • Community Garden
  • St. Joe's
  • St. James
  • Justice for Children
  • Batavia Cemetery
  • BEA- Jr. Achievement
  • CCE
  • Notre Dame
  • Batavia Housing Authority
  • Warrior House
  • Arc Glow-Elba House
  • Tops Food Drive-Arc GLOW






April 26, 2022 - 11:24pm
posted by Press Release in United Way, news.

Press release:

United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes is now accepting applications for its premier Leadership Development Programs. These five-day, once per week, in-person programs teach core skills in self-leadership, cultural awareness, and how to infuse diversity, equity, and inclusion framework into leadership positions in the workplace, on boards and committees, and in volunteer service work. Curriculum topics include personal development; diversity, equity, inclusion; board governance; cultural perspectives; and social issues.  More than 2,000 local community leaders have graduated from these programs over their 40-year history.  

Programs currently accepting applications include:

  • African-American Leadership Development Program
  • Emerging Leaders Development Program
  • Latino Leadership Development Program
  • PRIDE Leadership Development Program

The programs cost is $399 per participant and space is limited. An orientation will take place on August 3, with a graduation ceremony on November 3. The registration deadline for all programs is Tuesday, May 31.

To register and learn more details about specific programs visit https://unitedwayROCFLX.org/get-involved/leadership-development.

April 11, 2022 - 11:33am
posted by Press Release in United Way, Business.

Press release:

United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes has appointed Lawana Jones as its new Chief Operating Officer. Jones brings over 20 years of experience in organizational management and 16 years of nonprofit leadership to the role. Jones will oversee multiple internal departments, projects, and processes, including resource expansion, marketing, leadership development programs, community engagement, data warehouse creation, and business analytics.

“We are thrilled to have such a talented and visionary seasoned executive join United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes leadership team,” remarked Jaime Saunders, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes. “Lawana brings a unique combination of corporate leadership and nonprofit insights along with continuous improvement and deep IT knowledge. She is eager to use her talents and leadership skills to support our six-county region as we evolve to meet the local needs of our community now and into the future.”

 “I am excited for the bright future of United Way and the organization’s transformation as we now support our six-county region. We are working hard to ensure that we continue to show up and support our community every single day and in a more transformative way,” added Jones.

Jones recently worked at L3Harris as the Principal, Continuous Improvement Lead, and Senior Project Manager. Before that, she served as the Project Director for Information Security Services at Xerox.

Jones also serves as President and CEO of The Autism Council of Rochester, which she established in 2005. She is active in community service, serving on several nonprofit boards and committees.

Jones is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Scrum Master, and Agile Project Manager. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Nazareth College of Rochester, an MBA Certificate from the University of Rochester, and is currently earning a Ph.D. in Transformational Leadership from Bakke Graduate University.

Jones has received the NY Senate District Women of Distinction Award, the Community Service Award from the Rochester Business Journal, and the 40 under 40 Community Award from the Rochester Business Alliance.

Additionally, Jones is a 2001 graduate of United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes’ African American Leadership Development Program and a 2007 graduate of Leadership Rochester. Jones assumed her role as Chief Operating Officer Thursday, March 31.

March 2, 2022 - 6:14pm
posted by Press Release in United Way, Day of Caring, news.

Press release:

Volunteer registration is now open for United Way’s annual Day of Caring, happening on Thursday, May 19. For the first time in its 36-year history, Day of Caring will take place across Monroe, Livingston, Genesee, Wyoming, Wayne, and Ontario County on the same day.

Day of Caring is the community’s single largest volunteer effort, helping local not-for-profit organizations with projects, or ‘needs’, that they may not otherwise have resources for. Day of Caring needs includes painting, raking, cleaning up parks, planting community gardens, etc.

This year, more than 100 agency volunteer needs have already been registered. To browse through a list of needs, and to sign up to volunteer, visit unitedwayrocflx.org/volunteer. Volunteers can sign up as individuals or as a team. Volunteer registration closes Thursday, May 12. Agencies have until Saturday, April 30 to register a need.

November 18, 2021 - 6:42pm
posted by Press Release in family first credit union, United Way, news.


Press release: 

As an expansion of their commitment to communities within their footprint, Family First Federal Credit Union (FFFCU) held an employee food drive to help provide supplies to the United Way Backpack Program. This program supplies weekend meals to students within multiple school districts in Genesee County.

Additionally, FFFCU raised monies to supplement the purchasing of program food supplies.

"I am delighted that my colleagues and our members are so incredibly generous and recognize the importance of supporting the needs of children in our community,” said FFFCU Mortgage Loan Originator, Lisa Gautieri. “We are pleased to present the United Way with this gift of food and monetary donation to help ensure children’s food insecurities are decreased in Genesee County.”

United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes has been supplying services and funding to many agencies throughout Genesee County and the funding received from FFFCU will be wholly used to purchase food for the Weekend Backpack Program.

Gautieri, along with FFFCU PR Specialist Sarah Kearney, accompanied United Way’s Senior Resource Development Manager Tammy Hathaway to Arc’s HUB to present their donation to the team who packs the weekend food bags. Arc’s AIM and WOW programs currently pack and administer the program to four participating schools in Genesee County.

“I absolutely love this piece of my job. I am so fortunate that Family First encourages me to help out more in our communities. They truly want to do more where it’s needed,’ said Kearney.

For more information on the Weekend Backpack Program and other United Way-supported programs, please contact Tammy Hathaway at 585-343-8141 or [email protected].





July 29, 2021 - 4:12pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in United Way, news.


With the merger of six United Way chapters in the Finger Lakes area into a single regional organization, the United Way will not lose its focus on the local communities, it serves, said Acting CEO Jaime Saunders at an open house to discuss the merger with the community yesterday morning at GO Art!

"The six United Ways are coming together in a position of strength," Saunders said. "This is about more. This is about more investment, providing more opportunities for connection, more volunteer opportunities, more support for those of you running workplace campaigns, more support for those we set out to serve and change their lives. This is what it is about."

Tammy Hathaway, the now-former director of the United Way in Genesee County, did not speak at the gathering.  She is becoming a regional development manager with the new organization.  

Previously: Merger of six chapters create powerful regional alliance: United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes


July 26, 2021 - 8:39pm

Press release:

Today, six United Way chapters officially announced their merger and the creation of a powerful and aligned organization: United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes, serving the counties of Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Wayne and Wyoming.

The organization, which altogether raises and distributes more than $30 million annually, now encompasses 5,144 square miles of rural, suburban and urban neighborhoods, and brings together more than 50,000 donors, 1,300 workplaces, 1,000 nonprofit partners, and thousands of volunteers to address the region’s biggest human services challenges.

All current team members across the six counties remain with the organization, bringing a breadth of hands-on experience, in-depth understanding, and increased people power to the expanded footprint.

Jaime Saunders will serve as the merged organization’s president and CEO, with Cicely Strickland-Ruiz as chief operating officer, Jennifer Cathy as chief impact officer, Barbara Pierce as chief development officer, and Laurie Ganon as chief financial officer.

Former regional directors will continue to serve in leadership roles: Kari Buch as associate director of Community Impact, and Tammy Hathaway and Carol Pettis as senior regional development managers.

The six branches have worked together for decades, with Monroe County providing back-office services including financial, IT, marketing and human resources functions for all. The new structure, proven during theorganization’s Spring 2021 campaign season, streamlines the organization’s front-end processes. Its success helped United Way rebound to pre-pandemic levels of funding for its human services partners.

“People and businesses function across local geographic boundaries,” said Jaime Saunders, president and CEO, United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes. “Working together more cohesively across the region will make it easier for our business partners and donors to share resources, and our nonprofit partners to get elevated support so they can remain focused on providing services.”

What will not change is United Way’s commitment to local communities.

Dollars raised in an area will stay committed to that area. Donors will also retain the ability to direct their contributions to the causes they feel strongest about. United Way will remain committed to its three core impact areas, providing meaningful Community Impact Fund Impact Grants to its nonprofit partners supporting health, education, and economic mobility, and short-term community impact fund innovation grants for crisis response, synergy and equity.

“The real power of United Way comes from the community,” said Lauren Dixon, board chair of United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes, and an Ontario County resident and Monroe County business owner. “As neighbors come together in support of neighbors, United Way becomes a conduit for connecting those resources to the most pressing needs of each community. This merged organization will combine the power of the entire region with an intensely localized focus.”

The combined United Way has created a new Regional Advisory Council and regional cabinets to advise and inform strategies and ensure local communities from across the region are represented in the new organization. In addition, its Board of Directors has added members from the previous United Ways’ leadership, who will work alongside those who already live and work across county boundaries.

In its first public announcement, United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes not only confirmed that it will recover to pre-pandemic levels of Community Impact Fund support totaling $12.9 million to 190 programs region-wide, but also announced $125,000 in new, multi-county allocations to nonprofits in Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Wayne and Wyoming counties.

The funding, $25,000 in each county through the organization’s Project Uplift initiative, has been committed to existing nonprofit partners to support and administer direct, discretionary interventions for community members experiencing barriers to well-being and economic stability. It is the first of many multi-county funding initiatives United Way anticipates rolling out across the region in the coming years.

In an effort to hear and learn from the community, over the coming months, United Way’s Community Impact team will conduct a listening tour with human service agencies across the six counties. The effort will be focused on aligning approaches and systems to maximize outcomes without creating additional burden for service providers.

“We will maintain the consistency of funding as we coordinate processes and procedures on our end,” said Jennifer Cathy, United Way’s chief impact officer. “We will take the next few years to synchronize six distinct grant cycles and application timelines into one, all with an eye to improving the experience for – and supporting the outcomes of – our partner agencies.”

Workplaces and donors will notice simplification of some processes immediately, but otherwise United Way’sAnnual Campaign will remain unchanged. It will kick off its region-wide campaign in January, and year-round efforts will continue to help the organization raise needed funds to respond to community needs.

“We remain focused on providing local workplaces, donors and volunteers with easy and meaningful ways tomake a big difference across our region,” said Barbara Pierce, United Way’s chief development officer.

“In addition to maintaining our current channels for giving, we will also continue to innovate and create new funds like our recently introduced Equity Fund, so donors can support the causes that are most important to them.”

United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes has launched its new website in conjunction with the announcement, and more information can be found at http://www.UnitedWayROCFLX.org.

Reminder: There will be a morningtime Open House in Genesee County to mark the milestones this Wednesday, July 28, at GO ART!, located inside the Seymour Building at 201 E. Main St. in Downtown Batavia. Time is 8 to 9:30 a.m. A brief presentation will be made at 8:30 a.m.

April 2, 2020 - 5:45pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Day of Caring, news, United Way, COVID-19.

Press release:

A moment of crisis says a lot about a person and a community. Faced with stress, uncertainty and fear, we all react in different ways. What your United Way team has witnessed over the past few weeks, in the face of the COVID-19 health crisis, has been inspirational. So many in our community have shown impressive leadership, selfless acts, and sincere caring.

In response to the health crisis and in adherence with recommendations of state and local Departments of Health, we have postponed the May 13th Day of Caring until further notice.

We know you might want to help now. You can reach out to the United Way of Genesee County office to learn of volunteer and in-kind donation needs of our local nonprofits.

As our community moves from responding to this crisis to recovery, we know that nonprofits are going to need our community’s support more than ever. We hope to reschedule the Day of Caring to best support local nonprofits as they begin to rebuild their operations. Stay tuned for more information and thank you for standing United. 

Together we can make a difference.

Take care and stay safe,
Tammy, Susie and Jane

October 30, 2019 - 4:47pm
posted by Billie Owens in Day of Sharing, winter clothing, charity, United Way, news.

Press release:

Recently the United Way of Genesee County created a Women United group.

While the United Way campaigns for funding to subsidize viable and critically needed programming in our community, the Women United group will campaign for items to help alleviate additional needs that our agencies are experiencing with their clients.

Our Women United group is collecting winter garments on Wednesday, Nov. 20th. This date is to be considered our debut Day of Sharing.

Affordable winter garments continue to be in short supply and many agencies find their clients will go without. Please consider sharing the warmth this winter by donating new or gently used coats, snowpants, snowsuits, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, thermal socks, and infant car seat covers.

The Women Unite group would appreciate any and all efforts you can extend prior to Nov. 20th to collect winter wear items that are needed.

Collected items can be delivered within two different time slots -- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. & 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. -- on Nov. 20th to one of three drop-off sites:

  • United Way office parking lot -- 29 Liberty St., Batavia
  • Liberty Pumps parking lot -- 7000 Appletree Ave., Bergen
  • Boy Scouts of America -- 102 S. Main St., Oakfield

Items will be dispersed to those in greatest need through nonprofit agencies in Genesee County on a waiting list basis.

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to reach out. Email United Way Executive Director Tammy S. Hathaway at:   [email protected]

August 30, 2019 - 4:10pm

Press release:

Liberty Center for Youth, 114 Liberty St., is set to open to all youth ages 9-16 in the City of Batavia at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5th.

The Liberty Center for Youth (former St. Anthony’s school) is a joint agency project between the City of Batavia Youth Bureau, and the GLOW YMCA.

The focus of this project is to broaden the services offered to the youth of Batavia and have it conveniently located in one facility. The property is owned by City Church.

“Locating this facility in heart of the City, to serve our youth, is the right move,” said City Council President Eugene Jankowski Jr. “I believe that the enrollment for the City of Batavia Youth Bureau programs will continue to grow and this will be 'the place' where kids want to go.

"They will find a positive caring environment here lead by the City Youth Bureau.” 

The United Way of Genesee County has contributed $50,000 to the project and will be providing funding for an additional five years at $10,000 per year.

“The United Way is excited to partner with the City of Batavia and the GLOW YMCA to make this project a reality,” said Tammy Hathaway, regional director of the United Way of Genesee County.

“This project fits within our mission to motivate and organize people...through a unified, community-wide effort to mobilize resources and apply them to best serve the needs of Genesee County.”

The new location will offer a technology center with 10 new computers donated by Marchese Computer Products, 10 brand new tablets, and a smart board with wireless capabilities. The Liberty Center for Youth will provide free tutoring and homework assistance.

The facility will contain a game room with pool, air hockey, ping-pong, and foosball, as well as a four-square court and gaming room with a PS4 and Wii. 

The former cafeteria has undergone a major renovation turning it into a multipurpose room where students are encouraged to socialize, and grab a snack. A free snack will be provided daily to participants. The cafeteria will also be used for special events such as Art, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Music, and other activity nights.

This location also offers a gymnasium to allow for year-round sports activities.

“This has been a dream of ours for a while,” said Lydia Schauf, program coordinator City of Batavia Youth Bureau. “We have wanted to find a central location where we could make the most impact on the Youth of our City, we wanted a place where they could feel comfortable to socialize and be active but most of all to provide a safe environment.”

The City of Batavia Youth Bureau has prided itself in offering free, safe and fun activities to youth and is excited and encouraged by this new endeavor. The staff of the Youth Bureau is capable, trained and ready to see a very successful first year of programming at the new location.

“It has been an amazing journey of learning, problem solving and growing as we have developed this partnership over the last three years," said Jeff Townsend, executive director of GLOW YMCA.

"Working together as a non-profit and government entity has been way less challenging than first thought. I appreciate this opportunity in my career to see a vision come to life. And I’m thankful to have worked alongside Jocelyn Sikorski on this project.” 

The Liberty Center will be open year-round. Hours of operation are as follows 2:30-6 p.m. during school and 1-6 p.m. during school breaks and summer vacation. 

Registration is free and participation forms can be found at 114 Liberty St. or on the City of Batavia website under the Youth Bureau Department.

If there are any questions please call Lydia Schauf of the City Youth Bureau at (585) 815-5308. Transportation will be offered afterschool to the facility but must be arranged through the Batavia Central School District.

August 30, 2019 - 12:41pm
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August 13, 2019 - 5:52pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Genesee Symphony Orchestra, music, arts, entertainment, video, United Way.
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The Genesee Symphony Orchestra prepares for the annual Summer Serenade, a joint fundraiser with United Way and held each year at the La Royan in Le Roy.

The 2019 concert is Aug. 25. Social hour begins at 4:30 p.m., with dinner at 5, the concert at 6:15, and dessert to follow.

Tickets are $75 a person. Garden party attire recommended.

Tickets available at Tompkins Bank of Castile in Le Roy and Roxy's Music Store or online at  www.uwrochester.org/summerserenade

Proceeds benefit the United Way Backpack Program and the GSO.

July 3, 2019 - 3:22pm
posted by Billie Owens in United Way, news.

Press release:

The United Way of Genesee County announces its 2019 campaign total as $351,676. Through these donations, subsidies have been granted to 27 programs within Genesee County; to include numerous additional agencies who will receive funding via donor designations.

During the 2019 campaign celebration breakfast on June 28th, the following were honored for their dedication to the United Way:

  • Top Hat Award (for the highest workplace campaign) -- O-AT-KA Milk Products
  • Agency of the Year (for being the phoenix of agencies) – YWCA
  • Barber Conable Award (for exemplary commitment to the community) -- Genesee County Employees and Government
  • Volunteer of the Year (for her 13 years of unfaltering loyalty) -- Theresa DeMars

Acts of Valor awards were given to these Knights in Shining Armor, as they came to the aid of the United Way to find a solution for an immediate need that had been brought to the United Way’s attention:

  • Julie Gill from Home Depot
  • Gregory and Joan Post from Greg Post General Services
  • Jaylene Smith-Kilner from Habitat for Humanity
  • Tim Adams and Steven Foster from the Red Osier Landmark Restaurant

Liberty Pumps and the employees of Genesee County were the second and third highest workplace campaigns this year. Whereas, the late Rick Ensman and Bill and Barb Schreiber were the highest individual contributors.

The United Way of Genesee County is extremely grateful to all who participated in this year’s campaign. The lengthy list of workplace and individual donors is heartwarming and proves that so many are invested in the wellness of our community.

May 24, 2019 - 12:17am
posted by Howard B. Owens in United Way, Day of Caring, batavia.


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Thursday was United Way's annual Day of Caring, where people volunteer for various projects around the county.

May 16, 2019 - 4:00pm

Press release:

Save the date!

On Aug. 25, the United Way of Genesee County will host their Fourth Annual Summer Serenade; a combined fund-raising event with the Genesee Symphony Orchestra (GSO).

This year’s garden party, held at the stately LeRoyan (formerly Mercy Grove), will start with cocktails at 4:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 5 o'clock and a serenade of guests by the GSO will begin at 6:15, followed by dessert.

Garden party attire is encouraged.

Tickets for this combined fundraiser are $75 per person and include: beer & wine, dinner, dessert and the beautiful sounds of the GSO. (Cash bar is available.) Proceeds support the United Way’s Backpack Program and the GSO.

To support these two wonderful groups, tickets can be purchased as follows:

May 10, 2019 - 5:22pm
posted by Billie Owens in United Way, Day of Caring, news.

Above, today's meeting at the Arc Community Center where project site coordinators met their volunteer team captains planning for the Day of Caring.

Submitted photo and press release:

On Wednesday, May 22nd, the United Way of Genesee County will host the 12th Annual Day of Caring. This year, 38 local businesses, totally more than 400 volunteers, will be working on service projects throughout Genesee County.

The event will kick off at 8 a.m. at Dwyer Stadium, with donuts and coffee complements of Batavia Dunkin Donuts. Following an energetic opening ceremony, the volunteers will head to their assigned project at one of the 40 agencies participating in the day.

Upon project completion, the day will wrap up with a volunteer celebration at Terry Hills Restaurant at 3 p.m. Stories will be told, volunteers will be fed and everyone can enjoy a slideshow of the day provided by Carlson’s Studios.

In total, nearly 2,400 man hours will be spent making the Genesee County community a better place to live.

Some of the workplaces that would be good to visit:

  • Genesee County Park
  • ABCD Day Care on Brooklyn Avenue
  • Batavia Community Garden -- Youth Bureau
  • Crossroads House
  • GO ART!
  • Grandview Cemetery
  • Tops Friendly Markets Food Drive
  • Arc/Lions Club Bike Project at Adam Miller Toy and Bicycle
February 7, 2019 - 2:40pm
posted by Billie Owens in United Way, Day of Caring, news, volunteers.

Press release:

On Wednesday, May 22nd, the United Way of Genesee County will take part in its 12th annual Day of Caring.

More than 35 nonprofit agencies are expected to benefit from more than 400 volunteers who will paint, landscape and perform general beautification projects throughout the county.

On May 22nd, the day will kick off at Dwyer Stadium and end with a wrap-up celebration to share successes of the day.

Registration for projects and volunteers will be available soon.

Those who are new to the Day of Caring, who would like to be involved in spending a united day together making the community a better place, or who have a project they would like completed, are encouraged to reach out to the United Way Regional Director Tammy Hathaway at 585-343-8141.

Group photo from 2018 at Dwyer Stadium by Kevin Carlson of Carlson’s Studio in Wyoming, NY.

November 5, 2018 - 1:59pm
posted by Billie Owens in United Way, Business, Announcements, news.

Submitted photo and press release:

United Way of Genesee County’s Board of Directors announced the selection of Tammy Hathaway as Executive Director. She will begin her duties Nov.19th.

Prior to joining United Way, she was employed as Account Executive at Tompkins Insurance Agencies and the Bank of Castile.

Erik Fix, former United Way of Genesee County Executive Director, announced his departure from the organization in September. Jennifer Gray has served as Interim Executive Director as United Way and the Genesee County Board of Directors performed a thorough search for the position.

Hathaway brings 17 years of experience working and volunteering in the non-profit and human service arena to the United Way of Genesee County. She previously conducted the PathStone Homebuyer Program as a part of Habitat for Humanity for Genesee County. Most recently, she has been an active United Way of Genesee County Board Member and has been a champion of the Genesee and Orleans Regional Arts Council, GO-ART!

“The Board of Directors is thrilled to welcome Tammy in this capacity," said Theresa DeMars, United Way of Genesee County Board chair. "Her experience and passion for the community makes her an ideal fit. We are looking forward to have Tammy grow the United Way of Genesee County and lead us into the future.”

United Way of Genesee County’s 2019 Campaign is underway, led by the Women of the Board.

For more information about United Way of Genesee County, please visit this website:  uwgeneseecounty.org

August 8, 2018 - 5:07pm

United Way's third annual Summer Serenade featuring the Genesee Symphony Orchestra will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19, at Mercy Grove.

The venue is at 7758 E. Main Road (Route 5) in Le Roy.

Tickets are $75 per person.

There will be hors d’oeuvres, grazing stations, beer, wine, soda and a cash bar is available.

The GSO Serenade portion of the event will be from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m.

Proceeds benefit the United Way Backpack Program and the GSO.

Theresa DeMars, an account manager with Lawley Insurance, chairs the event for United Way.

As in the previous two Summer Serenades, garden-party attire is appropriate.

Donald Woodward built the mansion at Mercy Grove in 1927. Currently, the facility and its beautiful grounds are available for special events, conferences and weddings. 

Summer Serenade tickets are available at Le Roy Country Club, Roxy's Music Store, from United Way or GSO board members, and online here.

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