The United Way’s fundraising campaign for 2017 is in full swing in Seneca County. The goal is to raise $370,000 in support of 23 charitable, non-profit organizations and community initiatives that meet a variety of needs in Seneca County. The theme for this year’s campaign is “Neighbor Helping Neighbor.”
The mission of the United Way is to mobilize the caring power of our community to advance the common good by measurably improving lives. It supports initiatives, partners and programs that promote good health, life-long learning, and financial stability for individuals and families. Most recently, the United Way of Seneca County had added a new event to our calendar, sponsoring a Fill the Bus event in August. More than fifty volunteers from local agencies, businesses, schools and the community worked together to collect over 5,600 supplies and $825 which were distributed throughout the 6 elementary schools based on population. It was a fantastic showing of what collaboration in this community can accomplish and only a small sample of the work our funded partner agencies and other initiatives can accomplish with your support.
Campaign co-chairs David Dresser and Jerry Macaluso are optimistic that the goal will not only be reached but exceeded this year. “The need is great in Seneca County,” says Dresser, “but residents have been generous in the past and we expect they will continue to be so this year.” Macaluso adds, “The United Way is an efficient way to help a lot of people with one contribution. Donors may give to one, some or all of the agencies supported by the United Way.” The campaign is a time to remind everyone to “Live United and Give United.”
“If all who are able give what they can, this will be a very successful campaign. Seneca County is an amazing place and only as neighbors can we improve our community.” says Rhonda Jasper, the United Way’s new Executive Director.
Contributions to the United Way of Seneca County, Inc, may be sent to P.O. Box 623, Waterloo, NY 13165; via the United Way’s website at www.uwseneca.org or call 315-539-1135.
On June 28, 2016 Karen Macier, Executive Director of the United Way of Seneca County, resigned her position and assumed the position of Executive Director of the United Way of Cayuga County. Macier, resident of Auburn, New York, stated this was a difficult decision for her given the wonderful relationships she had developed during her one year tenure at UWSC, but the opportunity to work and live in Auburn was too “strong of a pull” for her to refuse the position.
Fortunately, Karen Beals, former long-time Executive Director of United Way of Seneca County, is served as the Interim Executive Director of the organization.
Now we are very excited to have Rhonda Jasper join us as our new Executive Director.
Under this capable leadership The United Way of Seneca County, will sustain the momentum of the 2016-2017 United Way campaign as well as facilitating the organization’s new 2016-2018 Strategic Plan.
For more information, contact United Way at 315.539.1135 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through the thoughtfulness & generosity of two United Way supporters – Dick Laude & Marti McDannel, we’re hosting a quilt raffle. The quilt was made by Marti to honor Dick’s on-going kindness and good works.
This beautiful piece measures 72 by 101 inches; it’s a long queen designed to cover the bed pillows eliminating the need for shams. It’s a Bargello pattern in batik fabrics and has an appraised value of more than $1,200.
Tickets are being sold throughout the summer and are $5 for 1 or $20 for 5. They are available at the Seneca Museum and Sinicropi Florist. Volunteers will also be selling them at Canal Days and Empire Farm Days. Only 1,500 tickets are being sold.
The drawing takes place on September 21, 2016 at the Chamber’s September Business after Hours.
The United Way of Seneca County seeks a dynamic Executive Director to work with the dedicated board, staff and volunteers to carry out its mission of connecting people and resources to improve our communities.
Working with a broad network of community partners from human service organizations, businesses, schools, law enforcement and local government will require a collaborative leadership style for both fundraising and community efforts. Fulfillment of the strategic plan will require outstanding communication skills. Candidates must also possess effective management experience and demonstrate success in building relationships with diverse constituencies and community organizations.
Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to the United Way of Seneca County Search Committee, PO Box 623, Waterloo, NY 13165 or email email@example.com by July 22, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position is available immediately. The United Way of Seneca County is an equal-opportunity employer.