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Rose Ann Simpson recently ended her long career with the Poughkeepsie Journal. During her 28 years at the Poughkeepsie Journal, she served her community by participating as the Employee Campaign Manager for the Poughkeepsie Journal’s United Way Campaign...

Posted: Monday, February 08, 2016

Fifteen years ago Pat Fayo was driving home from a grueling twelve hour day at her corporate job. During that drive she had an epiphany. After reflecting upon what she was accomplishing, she realized it wasn’t enough.

So after 19 years in the corporate world she went back to the drawing board. She started her own business,...

Posted: Friday, January 15, 2016

Phil Lekanides has been a member of Young Leaders United for over four years. During his tenure with United Way he has contributed countless hours to several initiatives. He has refurbished homes with Rebuilding Together Dutchess County, beautified the City of Poughkeepsie with the Middle Main initiative, served as a community...

Posted: Monday, December 14, 2015

Jodi Harris has been a long time United Way ambassador, first as a Young Leader, then as a Loaned Executive. This year Jodi is the co-chair for Central Hudson’s United Way Workplace Campaign. In her new role she has managed several events aimed at increasing employee giving and participation. “The United Way campaign is ingrained in our company culture, I just try to keep the momentum going.”

Posted: Tuesday, December 08, 2015

We do well when our community does well; it’s in our DNA,” explained Rammie Nesheiwat, Regional Retail Manager at M&T Bank, after leading his team on a ‘Make a Difference Day’ project. Rammie and his team of M&T employees cleaned up the City of Poughkeepsie in partnership with Hudson River Housing’s ‘Middle Main Initiative.’

Community service is extremely important to M&T – it’s integral to their culture. Branch managers and other...

Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015

Amanda Sucato manages Energy Efficiency programs at Central Hudson, helping customers to get the most value out of their electricity and natural gas. Throughout her ten years at Central Hudson, she has become a respected leader and was a natural choice for chair of the utility’s 2015-2016 United Way workplace...

Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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