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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...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Food, fun, friends, and philanthropy are always a winning combination for a successful fundraiser and the Power of the Purse, hosted by the Women's Leadership Council of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, at The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls had it all. It was a great night out to support United Way and its commitment to programs and initiatives that create positive opportunities for women and girls. This signature event for the Women's...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
With less than a month left before the April 15 tax filing deadline, Hudson Valley CASH Coalition and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide have appointments available for the free tax preparation program for eligible low and middle income workers and seniors struggling to make ends meet. The free tax preparation service, which is provided in conjunction with United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, is available by appointment at locations throughout both...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
  Orange County residents who are in need of assistance to pay home heating expenses, but don’t qualify for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), may be eligible for help through the Orange County Fuel Fund. Applications must be submitted for consideration by the March 28, 2014 deadline.    Residents can apply for a one-time annual grant for assistance to pay all types of home heating fuel expenses including kerosene, propane, oil, pellets...
Monday, February 24, 2014
February 24, 2014 United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors, now comprised of 18 leaders. United Way’s Board members are prominent community leaders who volunteer their time to further the mission and goals of the organization.    •Michelle S. O’Reilly, Certified Public Accountant | O’Connor Davies, LLP  Michelle S. O’Reilly is a Certified Public Accountant at O’Connor Davies, LLP with fourteen...
Friday, February 21, 2014
  February 21, 2014 United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region and Newburgh-based accounting firm Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell (VDDW) have teamed up to help build the capacity of fundraising professionals and non-profits in the Hudson Valley. The firm has granted $2,500 to United Way that will be used to sponsor 10 memberships in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Mid-Hudson Chapter. The grant will provide for...