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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
    Interns play an integral role at United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region,” remarked Jazmin Awada, Community Impact Coordinator. “Each semester we are lucky to host smart, talented young individuals that bring fresh ideas and perspectives to our organization. It’s the dedication and the hard work of our interns that help us to drive our mission throughout the year."   Employers have found that internships have grown increasingly important...
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Members of the current Young Leaders and alumni of the program will come together for a fun evening and a delicious barbecue to celebrate their outstanding achievements in the community. “I take pride in being the Chairman of Young Leaders United and have enjoyed taking part in United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region's overall mission,” explains Phil Lekanides, chair of the civic group. “Young Leaders United has provided me the opportunity to...
Thursday, July 19, 2018
More than 50 businesses are participating and are placing coin containers for customer donations in their stores. Each year there are holidays and reminders for people to show support to the country’s brave troops. Every Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day, Americans patriotically celebrate and cheer for those who have fought for us and for our country. Unfortunately, life after service often can be quite...
Thursday, June 28, 2018
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region awards $790,546 in grants from its Community Fund to 48 programs of 36 agencies in Dutchess and Orange counties. This is 49% of the $1,161,184 total investment that United Way is making in the local community during its next fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2018.  “Each year, United Way’s Community Fund supports our mission to fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Every year, United Way holds one or two Community Conversations that will help inform the focus of United Way's future programs and funding. All stakeholders are invited to attend and join the discussion, sharing their priorities.    Past conversation topics have included substance abuse prevention, support for local veterans, and early education.   The next Community Conversation will be around the topic of Financial Stability and is presented...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
In partnership with organizations and businesses, United Way offers free workshops and seminars for the community.   In 2018, United Way has partnered with Rhinebeck Bank to provide a series of Financial Literacy Workshops & Seminars.   The first was held in April and offered participants tips to prevent identity theft and avoid scams.   The second, in June, gave key information to prepare participants to become first time homebuyers.  ...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
United Way provides one to two professional development training opportunities per calendar year, free for nonprofit representatives and their key volunteers. Past opportunities have focused on volunteers, grants, marketing and analytics.       
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
United Way's Days of Caring provide opportunities for companies, organizations and individuals to join together and make a difference in their community with volunteer projects to help our community partners expand their capacity and reach.    Last year, 1,673 individuals volunteered to help their neighbors, with a calculated value of $835,402 for their donated time. That's an incredible amount of change that United Way helps bring about.  ...
Friday, June 15, 2018
Vincent Aurigemma, Vice President of Residential Mortgage Lending at Rhinebeck Bank, will lead this seminar for all interested in knowing more about the process of becoming a home owner. Purchasing your first home may initially seem like a daunting task. We dream of the particular specifications we want in a house but find ourselves lost in how to make our dreams become reality. If you think that you are alone in your hesitation to purchase a...
Friday, June 15, 2018
“When we shared the first request to help our Newburgh neighbors after May 15thtornado, we knew our community would be supportive, but the care and compassion that we saw from everyone truly was overwhelming,” said Jeannie Montano, President & CEO of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region “Immediately after we circulated an email and shared the request on social media, people contacted us with monetary and merchandise donations. We did...