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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...
Identity theft protection, benefits for filing early, important documents to remember
Thursday, February 21, 2019
February 21, 2019 | Tracy Randle, CA$H Program director Now that tax season is underway, there are a few things you should know to make filing your taxes less stressful.  1. Protect yourself against ID theft: Don’t over-share on social networking websites. Set your privacy settings on the highest level and refrain from sharing too many personal...
2-1-1: Helping Communities and People Thrive
Monday, February 11, 2019
February 10, 2019 | Rachel Krausman, Senior Director for 2-1-1 at United Way Worldwide Caterina* lost her job in September. The 32-year-old single mom faced eviction, and her utilities were about to be shut off. She reached out to a local agency for emergency help but didn’t qualify with no proof of future income. Caterina and her 10-month-old...

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