UWGCR Expands to Montgomery County

United Way of the Greater Capital Region expands to Montgomery County

By acquiring United Way of Montgomery County, United Way of the Greater Capital Region (UWGCR) expands its footprint to eight counties and creates more opportunities to partner with local nonprofits and positively impact the lives of residents in our communities.

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Amsterdam, NY | Monday, May 16 – United Way of the Greater Capital Region’s board of directors is pleased to announce its expansion into Montgomery County. Effective May 1, United Way of Montgomery County has been absorbed by UWGCR, which will build on both organizations’ proven track records of developing partnerships and delivering nonprofit services in the region. 

“As United Way of the Greater Capital Region continues to meet the evolving needs of our communities, it only makes sense we would take on this new and exciting challenge in Montgomery County," said UWGCR President and CEO Peter Gannon. “By growing our footprint and bringing our services to Amsterdam and neighboring communities, we will be able to positively impact more lives than ever before.”

Fred Quist, United Way of Montgomery County’s longtime director, will continue his work with the organization as UWGCR’s new Montgomery County advisor.
“By joining forces with United Way of the Greater Capital Region we will be able to continue supporting the nonprofits that have such a positive impact in Montgomery County,” Quist said. “Our residents can rest easy knowing the services they rely on will continue for many years to come.”

Amsterdam Mayor Michael Cinquanti and Montgomery County Executive Matthew Ossenfort each joined United Way leaders to make the announcement. 

“Amsterdam and our surrounding communities have benefitted from the support of United Way of Montgomery County for more than 80 years,” Cinquanti said. “The city is excited to continue its partnership with United Way of the Greater Capital Region and build on what has always been a successful relationship.”

“Through efforts like 211, which connects residents to vital government and social services, United Way has had a positive impact here in Montgomery County for many years,” Ossenfort said. “We look forward to building on this partnership and finding new ways to meet the needs of everyone living in our community.”

Pat Beck, a longtime community leader and United Way of Montgomery County board member, will join UWGCR’s board of directors. 

“It is a great day in Montgomery County, it truly is,” Beck said. “It just adds to the great things that are happening within in our community, within our city, and they are all things that are moving us forward.”