Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation awards United Way a $5,000 grant for early education

The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation recently awarded United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region a grant for $5,000.

The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation’s grant will support United Way’s Early Education Coalition program, which aims to fight the low levels of childhood literacy in Dutchess and Orange counties by collaborating with other nonprofits, businesses, public sector agencies and community members to share resources, develop best practices and find creative solutions to serve the greater community. 

“We are delighted that Ulster Savings Bank Foundation recognizes the work that United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is doing to promote childhood education,” stated Jeannie Montano, President & CEO. “We greatly appreciate their support of the early education coalition and its work.”

Jeffrey Wood (back row - right), Executive Director of the Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation, Bill C. Calderara (front row – 2nd from right), President and CEO of Ulster Savings Bank, Robert Baker (back row – left), Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation member, and Chris Rosenbergen (back row – center), Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation member, present the Charitable Foundation’s $5,000 grant check to Jeannie Montano (front row – 2nd from left), President and CEO of the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, Rachel Johnson (front row - left), Vice President – Resource Development at United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, and Emily M. Darrow (front row - right), Director of Marketing & Communications at the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, at their 75 Market Street, Poughkeepsie offices.

For additional information about United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, go to www.uwdor.org.