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Emerging Leaders Think + a Drink Series
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Emerging Leaders Think + a Drink Series

Think + a Drinks have gone virtual! Grab a drink of your choice, find a quiet spot at home, and join local young professionals for virtual Think + a Drinks with thought leaders in our community.
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United Way Virtual Leadership Lecture Series
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United Way Virtual Leadership Lecture Series

The Virtual Leadership Lecture Series will incorporate topics for personal and professional development and community engagement. This eight part series will begin in August and continue through November.
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After Focusing on Urgent Needs, Community Crisis Fund Expands Funding to Reopening and Priority Populations
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After Focusing on Urgent Needs, Community Crisis Fund Expands Funding to Reopening and Priority Populations

The Community Crisis Fund, which has distributed nearly $2.9 million in grants since March for emergency and basic needs, is moving into a new phase of funding to support nonprofit organizations experiencing severe financial hardship because of costs associated with reopening or maintaining safe operations.
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Black Button Distilling Pledges Over $100K in Hand Sanitizer to United Way for Local Non-Profits
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Black Button Distilling Pledges Over $100K in Hand Sanitizer to United Way for Local Non-Profits

In response to the shortage of hand sanitizer caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic, Rochester, NY based distillery Black Button Distilling, one of the top five craft distilleries...
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United Way of Genesee County funding received
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United Way of Genesee County funding received

During these unprecedented times, the United Way of Genesee County (UWGC) has secured numerous grants and donations, which are being utilized throughout the county for COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.
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Thank you!
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Thank you!

Thanks to you, in just a few months the Community Crisis Fund has...
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Statement on 2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19
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Statement on 2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau is adjusting 2020 Census operations in order to...
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Community mobilizes to move Foodlink volunteer operations
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Community mobilizes to move Foodlink volunteer operations

Foodlink, Teamsters Local 118, Monroe County, Wegmans, United Way and more collaborate to relocate volunteer operations to make room for potential use by County
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Support the Community Crisis Fund for your neighbors in need
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Support the Community Crisis Fund for your neighbors in need

A moment of crisis says a lot about a person and a community. By Jaime Saunders and Jennifer Leonard.
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Thank You!
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Thank You!

When the initial call for support came out, our community responded!
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Coronavirus in Rochester: How you can help, in all different ways
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Coronavirus in Rochester: How you can help, in all different ways

The Democrat and Chronicle highlights the critical volunteer needs in our community during this crisis.
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As demand surges for personal protective equipment, donations fill gaps
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As demand surges for personal protective equipment, donations fill gaps

United Way is making sure our community's nonprofits that are providing essential services during the pandemic have the hand sanitizer, gowns, gloves and masks they need to keep their staff and clients safe and healthy.
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#UnitedWayWednesdays on Fox Rochester
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#UnitedWayWednesdays on Fox Rochester

On this week's United Way Wednesday on 13 WHAM ABC with Alexis Arnold, the executive director from our community partner, Bivona Child Advocacy Center, gave critical advice about steps we can take to make sure kids are safe.
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United Way Wednesday: Helping the community amid coronavirus outbreak
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United Way Wednesday: Helping the community amid coronavirus outbreak

United Way of Greater Rochester President and CEO Jamie Saunders joins Fox Rochester in this week's United Way Wednesday.
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United Way Event Update
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United Way Event Update

Due to the pandemic, and out of an abundance of caution, United Way has made the decision to cancel all in person events through the rest of 2020. Learn more about all the virtual opportunities we have coming up!
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Foodlink Partners with United Way to Coordinate COVID-19 Volunteer Efforts
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Foodlink Partners with United Way to Coordinate COVID-19 Volunteer Efforts

Due to the growing community need from the outbreak of COVID-19, Foodlink is enlisting the help of United Way to rally local healthy volunteers to help fill boxes of critical food supplies.
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Outpouring of Support from Community for COVID-19 Response
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Outpouring of Support from Community for COVID-19 Response

ESL Charitable Foundation Announces $1 Million Gift to Community Crisis Fund; Local Foundations, Individual Donors, and Volunteers Respond Within Hours; Needs Expected to Grow and Accelerate
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Monroe County Executive Announces Alignment of Community Resources in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak
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Monroe County Executive Announces Alignment of Community Resources in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

United Way and Rochester Area Community Foundation Activate Community Crisis Fund; COVID-specific Volunteer United Portal Channels Community Goodwill; New Human Service Support Hub Builds on Monroe County Systems Integration Project
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Information About Census Funding
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Information About Census Funding

The State recently released new program requirements around Census grant funding.
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Your gift can be doubled!
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Your gift can be doubled!

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Thank you for launching United Way's 2020 Campaign!
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Thank you for launching United Way's 2020 Campaign!

On January 16, we launched our community campaign...
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Evolving Philanthropy for Collective Impact
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Evolving Philanthropy for Collective Impact

United Way partner Andrew Brady interviewed Barbara on his For the Evolution of Business podcast. They discuss the future of philanthropy and how business leaders can maximize their impact.
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Dear Rochester - Thank you!
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Dear Rochester - Thank you!

Dear Rochester - thank you for an incredible year! Let's celebrate everything we have accomplished together.
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