FULTON, NY – Melanie Trexler, executive director, United Way of Greater Oswego County has announced that Rob Rolfe of Harmony Financial Services will serve as chairperson for the United Way’s Campaign Cabinet.
A long time supporter of United Way, Rolfe has served United Way in a number of capacities including 13 years as an employee campaign coordinator, a member of the community investment committee for nine years and a member of the Campaign Cabinet for the past five years.
Having previously served as co-chairperson for United Way’s Annual Campaign, Rolfe is excited to take the reins for the 2013 campaign.
“I am a strong believer in the power of the United Way. From the more than 400,000 meals served by United Way member agency soup kitchens, nutrition sites and food pantries, to the countless number of youth, seniors and families that receive assistance when they need it the most, programs supported by United Way continue to make a difference by positively impacting the quality of life in Oswego County. I gladly lend my support to United Way because the member agency programs it supports serve our neighbors, family and friends right here in Oswego County,” said Rolfe.
According to Trexler, Rolfe and the other members of the Campaign Cabinet have been working diligently to ensure that the United Way’s Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast is an enlightening and inspiring event that will provide community members with a better understanding of the existing needs in Oswego County and the role United Way plays in helping to meet those needs.
“Rob and everyone in our Campaign Cabinet are excited about this year’s campaign. They are have established a precise plan of action that will allow us to achieve our campaign goals and through our member agencies, serve as many families and individuals in Oswego County as possible,” said Trexler.
Rolfe sees this year’s campaign as a challenge that members of the Campaign Cabinet and the volunteers that serve as employee campaign coordinators are ready to take on.
“The economy continues to be an issue for many families. There is a greater need for services. Working together we can insure that those services continue to meet the needs of those less fortunate. It’s our community…and it’s personal!” said Rolfe.
The United Way’s Annual Campaign, which serves as the organizations primary fundraiser for the many human services programs that United Way and its member agencies provide for those who live in Oswego County, will officially get underway with a special Kick-Off Breakfast to be held September 11 from 8 – 9 a.m. at the American Foundry, Route 104 East (behind The Fajita Grill) in Oswego.
According to Rolfe, the United Way’s Kick-Off Breakfast is just the first step in a campaign that through careful planning and teamwork will reach out to more community members than ever before.
“Organizing and executing our annual campaign would be a daunting task without the benefit of strong teamwork. Our campaign cabinet is comprised of a group of creative and unselfish volunteers whose commitment to United Way and their community is above reproach. Our team consists of Dick Delaney of Novelis; Brian Finn of Entergy; Doug McRae of Bond Schoeneck & King; Terry Syrell of Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG), and myself. This team has been together for several years now and many of us are current or former employee campaign managers. We find collaborating to benefit the community to be inspiring and fulfilling. We are looking forward to championing the United Way’s efforts and sharing the United Way’s mission with as many businesses and individuals as possible. It is our community and it is personal. Together we can make a difference and meet our goal for the 2013 United Way Annual Campaign,” said Rolfe.
“We invite community members to join us for the United Way Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast and learn more about the United Way and how their donations to the campaign make a difference in the quality of life in Oswego County,” added Trexler.
The cost to attend the event is $15.
For more information, or to make reservations to attend the United Way Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast, contact Lois Luber at your United Way office, 315-593-1900 or via e-mail at [email protected]