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Friday, August 30, 2019
United Way's staff wishes you a very Happy Labor Day Weekend. Our office will be closed for the holiday and will reopen on Tuesday, September 5th. If you have a non-life threatening emergency or question, remember that United Way's 2-1-1 Help Line is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call 2-1-1 (1-800-899-1479) for the answers you need.      
Monday, July 22, 2019
My name is Ian Miroff and I am a Marketing and Social Media intern for United Way of Dutchess Orange Region. I am with United Way for this summer and will assist the marketing department with social media, blogs posts and press releases to help ensure United Way’s brand is reaching as many people in the community as possible. My time here will be in-valuable experience and can help me develop a better idea of what working for a nonprofit such...
Monday, July 15, 2019
Dr. Kristine Young, Ed.D.President, Orange County Community College Over the initial four years of her tenure as President of SUNY Orange, Dr. Kristine Young has begun to significantly reshape the student experience, while at the same time expanding access to the College and cementing public-private partnerships that place SUNY Orange in the midst of academic and workforce training innovation. Seeking to better retain and graduate students, the...
Monday, July 15, 2019
Pamela R. Edington, Ed.D.President, Dutchess Community College An educator with more than 35 years of service at community colleges in the northeast, Pamela R. Edington, Ed.D. became Dutchess Community College’s fifth – and first female – president in August 2014.  Dr. Edington’s professional life has been dedicated to making a difference, particularly through higher education that is accessible, equitable and inclusive. She began her...
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.  The Declaration of Independence   Happy Fourth of July from YOUR United Way!   Enjoy the celebrations in your community! Dutchess County (courtesy of the Poughkeepsie Journal) Orange County (courtesy of the Times Herald...
Friday, May 24, 2019
Happy Memorial Day from YOUR United Way! Memorial Day EventsDutchess County (Courtesy of the Poughkeepsie Journal)Orange County (Courtesy of the Times Herald-Record) Veterans Information & DiscountsDutchess CountyOrange County Please note that our offices are closed in observance of Memorial Day and will reopen on Tuesday. If you need immediate help, dial 2-1-1 to reach United Way's 24-hour, 365-day helpline Donate now to support our...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Every Friday, here at United Way we look forward to dressing down. To wearing jeans and usually a United Way "Live United" tee. But today, Wednesday, April 24, we're joining United Way employees around the country to wear denim as a way to show solidarity for survivors of sexual assault. Our colleague, Neil Parikh, the Director of Network Communications for United Way Worldwide, wrote about Denim Day here: https://www.unitedway.org/blog/denim-...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
What is your community's greatest need? Take the short, 2-minute survey let us know what you feel are priority areas for United Way support. Go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JZNXKFZ All responses are anonymous and confidential. United Way fights for the Health, Education and Financial Stability of every person in our community. We want YOUR help in understanding the best way to do so.Thank you for your continued support of United Way of...
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
This campaign season we wanted to give special recognition to Employee Campaign Managers who increased their campaigns the most this year. We are thrilled to announce the winners of our Employee Campaign Manager Contest: Dorrie Chelak from EFCO Products, Inc. Travis Podolec, Cassandra Paupst and John Nardi from Orange Bank & Trust Jessica Caserto & Joe Hally from Central Hudson Congratulations!! Thank you for all your hard work and for...
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
I grew up in Bainbridge New York, a small upstate New York town where dairy farming was the major occupation. Bainbridge did have an Elmer’s Glue factory, which employed about 150 people, but farming was the way of life for most residents. I learned at an early age the importance of helping your neighbor in need because you never knew when you’d need help in return. With only 1,500 residents Bainbridge depended on volunteers to staff our Fire...