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Thursday, March 5, 2015
Join the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region on Thursday, March 12, when it will celebrate the successful conclusion of its 2014 Campaign for the Common Good with the “Celebration of Service” Awards event. The United Way will recognize key members of the Hudson Valley community, including volunteers, donors, community partners, and sponsors as well as long-time volunteer and community leader, Steven V. Lant, the recipient of the inaugural...
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Free tax preparation is now available for low and moderate-income individuals, families and seniors as various tax preparation sites throughout Dutchess and Orange Counties have officially opened for business. Thanks to the Hudson Valley Cash Coalition, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region and many other community partners, those in need of this service can now begin making appointments to file their 2014 federal...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Free tax preparation available for low and moderate income individuals, families and seniors  Low and moderate income individuals, families and seniors can get their taxes prepared for free, thanks once again to the Hudson Valley CASH Coalition, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide and United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, along with numerous community partners. Individuals and families in Dutchess and Orange Counties can begin making appointments today...
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors. James P. Laurito, President and CEO, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation. Prior to joining Central Hudson in 2009, as President, Laurito served as President and Chief Executive Officer of New York State Electric & Gas Corporation and Rochester Gas & Electric. With more than 35 years experience in the utilities sector, he serves as a...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
 United Way to Honor Lant at March 12 "Celebration of Service" Event Campaign finale event to recognize multiple key volunteers and organizations  United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region today announced that Steven V. Lant will be honored with a new distinguished service award at its annual "Celebration of Service" awards dinner on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor, NY. He will be recognized along with several...
Monday, November 17, 2014
  Home Heating Assistance Available for Orange County Residents Starting Nov. 17th United Way and Orange County Government Partnership to benefit residents in need of help paying home heating expenses.   Orange County residents in need of assistance to pay home heating expenses, but do not qualify for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), may be eligible for help through the Orange County Fuel Fund.  Beginning November 17, 2014, residents...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region announced today that Steven V. Lant, recently retired CEO of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, has accepted the volunteer role of Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, while a search is underway for a permanent successor. Lant, a seasoned Hudson Valley executive and community leader, assumes the interim role nearly 11 years after he stepped in to lead the former United Way of...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Hudson Valley CASH Coalition, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide and United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region are now seeking volunteers to work as tax preparers, client facilitators, and various program support roles as they begin planning for the 2014 tax season.    The CASH Coalition's annual free tax preparation service is led by AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest, free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service, and funded in part by...
Friday, May 23, 2014
  Collaboration is key to fundraising success these days for the region's many non-profit and human service agencies. Budgets stretch a little further, manpower is enhanced, and programs and services are strengthened. Now, thanks to the generosity of a corporate partner added to the mix, increased knowledge and improved job skills will be another significant collaboration outcome for non-profits in the mid-Hudson region.    United Way of the...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
In recognition of National Volunteer Week, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange region supported a number of events that brought together community volunteers with local not-profit agencies that needed a helping hand. Throughout the National Volunteer Week of April 6-13, business and service groups from across the two counties joined forces to do such things as paint, tutor, sort food donations, and collect personal hygiene products for those in...