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Options for Free Tax Filing
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
February 12, 2020  |  Laura Scherler, Senior Director, Economic Mobility & Corporate Solutions It’s that time of year again. Time to file your taxes! But don’t worry; it’s not as bad as it seems. Depending on your financial situation, you may be able to file your federal and state returns for free. All over the U.S., United Way is involved in...
CDTA Raises $152K for UWGCR
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Hand Raisers, Game Changers, Problem Solvers. That's what it takes to LIVE UNITED. Thank you to the CDTA team for your efforts in raising more than $152K towards the 2019-20 United Way Workplace Campaign. With your help United Way can enhance our mission; fighting for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our...
United Way Selects Vice President, Community Impact
Monday, June 17, 2019
Albany, NY- Andi Pratt, M. Ed. has re-joined United Way of the Greater Capital Region (UWGCR) as Vice President, Community Impact.  Pratt will oversee United Way’s impact initiatives, grants portfolio and development of community partnerships.  Pratt comes to UWGCR after a two-year stint at MVP Health Care facilitating MVP’s performance...
6 tips for teaching your kids about diversity
Thursday, June 6, 2019
This article originally appeared on LocalLove.ca—a digital magazine powered by United Way—on June 27, 2018 | By Erica Cupido For Monica Gunaratnam, superhero flicks and movies set in space are more than just escapist entertainment. They’ve also influenced this Markham mother’s take on the world, and how she hopes her two daughters see it. “We...
2019 United Way Annual Awards
Monday, June 3, 2019
UNITED WAY ANNUAL AWARDS Our Annual Awards were held on May 29, 2019 at Albany Capital Center. At the event we celebrated our Campaign Participants, the Inaugural Class of the Capital Region Philanthropy Hall of Fame, and the Capital Region Philanthropist of the Year.  Capital Region Philanthropist of the year Winner Annmarie Lanesey, Albany...
#518WomenUnited ready to create change
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
  Why Women United and Why Now? In March, Women United was launched by a group of energetic, passionate and philanthropic women empowered by United Way of the Greater Capital Region to make a true impact in our community. As Leadership Committee member Nicole Manupella said:  "I'm a woman for other women.  As a member of Women United, I am...
Volunteerism as a Mechanism for Community Change
Thursday, April 11, 2019
April 11, 2019 | Jessica Cuoccio, Community Impact Apprentice for United Way of the Greater Capital Region What better way to assess the needs of the community than by working with those who are affected by the implementation of policies and programs? The power of United Way is in its ability to tackle our community’s most pressing needs by...
UWGCR Announces Inaugural Class of the Capital Region Philanthropy Hall of Fame & Finalists for Capital Region Philanthropist of the Year
Thursday, March 28, 2019
March 28, 2019 ALBANY, NY --- United Way of the Greater Capital Region (UWGCR) announced today the formation of the Capital Region Philanthropy Hall of Fame and Capital Region Philanthropist of the Year. “We think our community has so many positive people making an impact every day.  There are individuals whose community support is legendary and...
UWGCR Announces 5.18 day – Largest Single Day of Community Impact in the Capital Region
Monday, March 18, 2019
March 18, 2019  | Volunteer Opportunities available at www.unitedtovolunteer.org  ALBANY, NY—United Way of the Greater Capital Region of the Greater Capital Region (UWGCR) today announced 5.18 Day, the largest single day of community impact with more than 40 service projects scheduled to support local nonprofits in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga,...
Happy #VITAAwarenessDay!
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Joanna Ain & CAITLIN ARENAS MARTINEZ | MARCH 5 2019  Do you know what VITA is? No, it’s not a new gummy vitamin Or a high-end blender. It’s a free tax filing program – fueled by thousands, helping millions get billions back. And it’s probably helping someone in your community right now. Volunteers at 3,700 VITA sites in all 50 states are...

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