Living United is about creating long-lasting change for the common good. Our goal is to prevent problems from happening in the first place by investing in services, programs and initiatives that will have the greatest impact on our community. When you give to United Way, you’re building a better tomorrow for all.
We are Committed to:
Working closely with community members to identify unmet needs
Assisting funded partner agencies in meeting those needs in a cost effective and timely manner
Collaborating with other partners in the community to effectively and efficiently utilize our skills, talents and resources
Keeping our expenses and administrative costs to a minimum, so members of the community know that their donations are going to help those for which they were intended.
OPTIONS FOR GIVING
There are many ways you can invest in our community. Please contact us if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 315-539-1135.
We appreciate those who wish to give regularly. To that end you can setup recurring donations monthly in amounts of $10, $25 or $50.
$10 Monthly Billing:
$25 Monthly Billing:
$50 Monthly Billing:
Memorial, Honor, and Dedication Gifts
This is a special way that you can honor friends and loved ones. Please contact us for more information on how to make a donation in someone else’s name or memory.
We are pleased to accept gifts of securities. For more information on contributing securities, click here.
Planned Giving: Preserving Your Legacy
Make your mark on the future by learning more about planned giving. When you invest in the United Way of Seneca County, you magnify the power of your gift by joining with others to help solve community needs not only today, but for generations to come.
For more information about how you can arrange charitable gift funds, annuities or leaving United Way in your will, please contact Karen Beals at 315-539-1135 or by email at email@example.com.
Thank you for your enduring contribution to our community
Jeff Hoffman and Robert Kernan Jr
Working together with employers and volunteers, United Way invites people to advance the common good and create opportunities for a better life for all. A major amount of funding we provide for our agencies comes from the workplace campaign. Organizations now have the ability to run an online giving campaign, click here to learn more about this easy and efficient system.
To begin making a difference in our community by participating in a workplace campaign through your organization, contact the United Way office at 315-539-1135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2010-2011 Campaign Cabinet
Campaign Co-Chairs: Jeff Hoffman and Robert Kernan Jr
President: Dave Swenson
Vice President: Mike Day
Executive Director: Karen Beals
Director of Community Partnerships: Connie Richardson
Corporate & Banking: Betty Verzillo, Community Bank
Leadership Circle: Mike Day
Government Employees: Mike Whirtley, Becky Peterson
School Districts: Barb Rosecrans
Residential: Bill Parker, Seneca Falls; Doris Wolf, Waterloo; Bruce Johnson, Romulus; Mary McDonald, South Seneca
Organizations: Dave Swenson
Workplace: Alice Burton, Dave Cudlin, Nick Ganzon, Sofia Fromete-Sahad, ITT/Goulds Pumps; Christine McDermott, NYCC; Judy Chapelsky, Other Workplaces
Professionals: Christi Miller, Attorneys; Vince Sinicropi, Accountants; Dr. Jerome Oleska, Dentists; Dr. Andrew Reese, Doctors
Small Businesses: Sandra Ferrrara, Seneca Falls Savings Bank; John Talbot
Thank you to the diligent effort of the campaign cabinet and hundreds of volunteers who have helped with campaigns in the past.
*Our Contribution Federal Code # is 81513 (This code is for Federal Government employees who contribute to the Combined Federal Campaign)
Let Your Actions Inspire Those Around You
The Leadership Circle is made up of individuals who solve problems and demonstrate their conscientious, compassionate and caring leadership through a personal contribution of $500 or more to the United Way of Seneca County.
The Leadership Circle was created to acknowledge and honor those individuals whose leadership and commitment to the common good have been uncommon in generosity. On behalf of the many lives who are touched each year, we thank these visionary leaders for their outstanding annual support.If you are not a United Way leader, please consider becoming a part of this important community effort.
Leadership Giving asks more but it also does more.
The generosity of our leadership givers has a critical impact on our county's ability to fill the unmet needs of our neighbors. They empower the United Way to assess community issues, unite service providers, coordinate a collective response, focus on prevention, invest in long-lasting solutions, create change, and measure the results.
Brien and Joan Rogers LIVE UNITED by volunteering their time to many community organizations including the Rotary Club, the Seneca County Children's Committee and various United Way committees. They have been loyal contributors for over 20 years.
Are You a Loyal Contributor?
Loyal Contributors are donors who have given to any United Way for at least 10 years. Are you a Loyal Contributor? If you haven't told us already, please let us know and allow us to thank you! Sign up in the box below.
Thank you for your consistent support, it has changed many lives!
Allow Us to Thank You
At the end of the 2010-11 campaign, United Way raised $320,000, 90% of its original goal. As a result of the campaign deficit the United Way Board of Directors announced a plan to raise $20,000 by the end of April, an initiative we called the February Challenge. It is with deep regret that our plans also included reducing funding to partner agencies by $20,000.
Why Budget Cuts?
The United Way Board decided that these budget cuts were necessary when we were unable to meet our campaign goal for 2010. The down economy combined with federal and state budget cuts have severely affected our funding sources including federal and state grants.
The February Challenge
During the months of February, March and April we asked the Seneca County community to consider a financial gift large or small to United Way. The challenge was formally announced at United Way's Annual Meeting in February. The goal was set at $20,000 dollars. By the end of April United Way successfully reached their goal and raised $22,700 with The February Challenge.
Watch video of announcement to partner agencies.
How did we do it?
The supplemental campaign began with corporate seed funds of over $6,000 generously provided by Seneca Falls Savings Bank, Seneca Meadows, Bonadent and ITT. During the month of March, over twenty-five dedicated United Way volunteers organized the first St. Patrick's Day Pot of Gold fundraiser bringing in almost $1,700. We raised additional money from our targeted letter writing campaign with donations from individuals and small businesses all across our caring community. We are so thankful for our many volunteers and generous supporters.