OSWEGO, NY – Melanie Trexler, executive director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, has announced that Alliance Bank will serve as the official sponsor for the United WayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s annual meeting.
Scheduled for March 17 at 8 a.m., the meeting will be held at the American Foundry, 246 W. Seneca St.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I am pleased to welcome back Alliance Bank as the sponsor of this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s annual meeting,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Trexler.Ã‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Their commitment to supporting the United Way of Greater Oswego County is greatly appreciated.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Barb Bateman, senior vice president and regional executive with Alliance Bank, said that supporting the United Way is an example of how Alliance Bank gives back to their communities.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Alliance Bank is dedicated to supporting the United Way of Greater Oswego County. Our staff is committed to the works of the United Way and the agencies that it supports. By providing sponsorship to the annual meeting we are able to supply the community with an avenue necessary to fulfill the mission of the United Way and to promote additional philanthropic opportunity throughout.
By assisting the United Way we are able to provide support to so many different agencies, therefore allowing our charitable dollars to reach the places that need assistance.”
Alliance Bank provides support to Oswego, Onondaga, Oneida, Cortland and Madison counties.
“Giving back to the communities that support you is one of the most important commitments a business can make. We take our role in this seriously and will continue to promote and to support our communities,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Bateman.
One of the highlights of the event will be presentation by keynote speaker Dave Sanderson, one of the survivors from the icy river crash of US Airways Flight 1549.
Sanderson will share his story of how he and the other 154 people on the plane survived their terrifying ordeal in the Hudson River.
SandersonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s appearance is the result of collaboration between the United Way of Greater Oswego County and the Onondaga-Oswego Chapter of the American Red Cross.
The meeting will also serve to acknowledge the United WayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s highly valued volunteers and the exceptional individuals and businesses whose efforts help support the United Way of Greater Oswego CountyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Annual Campaign and the work of the United WayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s member agencies.
The meeting is open to the public.
The cost to attend the event is $15 per person and includes a complete breakfast.
For more information or to make reservations, call 593-1900 or e-mail [email protected] no later than March 12.