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ROC THE DAY RAISES MORE THAN $1M

In just 24 hours, the Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes region mobilized to donate $1,084,892 to 600 local nonprofits during ROC the Day.

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THE NEED FOR INTERSECTIONALITY IN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

In an effort to increase cultural competency and promote a sense of belonging for children, United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes’ Circulo Latino Society hosted a Multicultural Book Drive to collect diverse and inclusive children’s literature to benefit local nonprofits.

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2022 Leadership Development Program Graduation

United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes hosted a graduation ceremony for more than 80 future leaders in its Leadership Development Program program. These programs aim to advance and broaden the participation of diverse individuals in influential leadership positions throughout the community.

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Congrats to Andy and Karen Gallina!

Congratulations to our 2022 Tocqueville Society Award Recipients, Andy and Karen Gallina! Their support for United Way spans more than two decades, as does their community volunteerism and leadership.

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Emerging Leaders Society hosts Food Insecurity panel

On October 26, United Way's Emerging Leaders Society hosted a panel on ‘Food Insecurity in our Region’, where a group of expert panelists shared what food insecurity looks like for local families and how United Way and its partners are helping communities fill the gap.

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One Year Anniversary

July 26 marked one year since six United Ways merged and became one stronger, regional United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes.

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New COO

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.

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MacKenzie Scott

Mackenzie Scott Announces $20 Million Gift to United Way of Greater Rochester. The Surprise, Historic Gift Will Drive Transformative Change for United Way and the Greater Rochester Region –

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