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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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One Year Merger Celebration

July 26 marked one year since six United Ways merged and became one stronger, regional United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes. To celebrate one year of coming together as a region, United Way had the pleasure of announcing...

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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

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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