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Our heart goes out to the families of the victims and the Buffalo community affected by this hateful act of violence. Racism has NO PLACE in our society or our communities. In partnership with the local community foundation, our peers at United Way of Buffalo & Erie County have established a Buffalo Together Fund to support families and victims of the crime and support the community/neighborhood needs and response. BUFFALO TOGETHER

United with Uvalde

Our hearts are with the families and community of Uvalde who’ve lost loved ones at the hands of gun violence. It’s beyond devastating that 19 children and two adults were killed in the horrific mass shooting at an elementary school. United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County have created the United with Uvalde fund to support the victims' families and the community. 100% of the fund will support the Uvalde community with immediate and long-term mental health resources. Support Uvalde

Day of Caring

Thank you so much to the 5000 volunteers that braved the rain on May 19 for a day of service and connecting! We are incredibly lucky to have a community filled with so many caring individuals. See the Impact

Make Way for Good

Our needs are profound— yet our capacity for good is endless. Now is the time to come together to inspire change for a better tomorrow. Make way for good by giving today!

Built Together. Built Strong.

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50,000+ donors
800+ organizations
1 stronger, greater Rochester and Finger Lakes region

Your donation enables United Way to respond to our community’s needs year-round to make a tremendous difference to so many of our neighbors who are experiencing unprecedented hardship.

Volunteer United

Volunteer United

Our community needs you. When you volunteer through United Way you help fulfill our mission to unite the goodwill and resources of the Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes community so that everyone can thrive. Your time and talent can make a critical difference right here in our community.

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Teresa O'Loughlin named as Chief Development Officer

United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes has appointed Teresa O’Loughlin (Bianchi) as its new Chief Development Officer. O’Loughlin brings decades of nonprofit leadership experience to the role. She will oversee the resource development department and lead multiple efforts, including all fundraising activities at United Way.

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Day of Caring 2022

For the first time in its history, Day of Caring is taking place across Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Wyoming, and Wayne county on the same day. The community’s single largest volunteer effort, Day of Caring helps nearly 200 local not-for-profit organizations will receive help from 5000 volunteers with beautification projects to refresh their spaces and better serve their clients.

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Lawana Jones named as Chief Operating Officer

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.

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A Tough Time for Small Nonprofits

Our Chief Impact Officer, Jen Cathy, was featured in this great article sharing the pain points many local Community-Based Organizations are experiencing with workforce shortages and pay inequities, and access to childcare.

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After 2 Years Of Pandemic: Now Is The Moment To Create Our Shared Future

President and CEO Jaime Saunders share her thoughts as two years later, we reflect on this collective experience as each of us navigates the unknown in an ever-changing time, trying to make sense of it all and do what’s best for our families, co-workers and community.

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United Ways merge to efficiently and effectively mobilize resources and strengthen communities across six-county footprint. alignment across Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties positions United Way to create greater impact throughout the region. United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes to return to pre-pandemic funding levels and announces an additional $125,000 in grants across communities.

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