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Save Burdett Birth Center

On Monday, September 18 at Russell Sage College, New York State Attorney General Letitia James hosted a public hearing about the potential closure of the Burdett Birth Center at Samaritan Hospital. UWGCR Chief Impact Officer Claire Reid joined local citizens, community groups, and health care providers to testify about the devastating impact the center's closure would have on our community.

Read her testimony  |  Advocate for Burdett Center




By supporting United Way of the Greater Capital Region (UWGCR), you strengthen the safety net of programs that help our community find effective, long-term solutions to our most challenging problems. Donations of every amount matter. Donate online or explore other ways to give.

By donating, you are eligible for membership in exclusive UWGCR donor networks, including:

Tocqueville Society 

  • Tocqueville Society membership is open to individuals and couples who donate gifts totaling $10,000 or more annually. This generous group inspires others to lead with a philanthropic mindset and makes a measurable and sustainable impact to help the Greater Capital Region thrive.

Leadership Society 

  • The Leadership Society is open to individuals and couples who donate gifts totaling $1,000-$9,999 annually. Leadership Society is a cohort of our region’s most dedicated philanthropic trailblazers who are a driving force for positive, lasting change in the Capital Region. 

Emerging Leaders United (ELU) 

  • ELU engages the region’s most philanthropic group of young professionals through networking and volunteerism. This group is free to join!

Women United 

  • Women United is a group of energetic, passionate, and philanthropic women empowered by UWGCR to truly impact our community. By donating a gift of $500, women can mobilize change by investing in, advocating for, and creating programs that positively impact women and children.

Donate online

  • Set up an automatic credit card payment on a monthly or annual basis. Make a Gift

Other ways to give

  • With your support, UWGCR can build on long-term initiatives that nurture and grow our efforts to build communities where all can thrive. There are many ways to give, and tax-smart approaches maximize your philanthropic impact. 




UWGCR provides a platform for people to take meaningful action that makes a difference. Together, we can amplify our voices on important community changes. 

Here are a few ways you can create social change in your local community: 




Volunteering is the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED. One way to empower our work is to volunteer to support our partner agencies. When the community is generous, everyone wins. Whether you’re representing a company whose employees want to dedicate their time or an individual looking to pitch in, we have volunteer opportunities to fit your needs. 

Browse the various volunteer activities available on our portal at