Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
OSWEGO, NY – Members of the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Campaign Cabinet are busy putting the final touches on the agenda for one of the most anticipated events of the fall, the United Way’s Annual Campaign Kickoff Breakfast. Scheduled for Sept. 14, the event, which is being sponsored by Burritt Motors, CENG, Entergy, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, and Planned Results, will be held from 8 – 9 a.m. at the American Foundry, Route 104 East (behind Fajita Grill).
Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler, said that the United Way’s Campaign Cabinet, under the direction of Chairperson, Jonathan Daniels, has been working diligently to ensure that the United Way’s Campaign Kickoff Breakfast is an enlightening and inspiring event that will provide community members with a better understanding of the positive impact the United Way has on Oswego County. “Our Campaign Cabinet is excited about this year’s campaign and are 100% committed to achieving our goals. They are looking forward to sharing their enthusiasm for the United Way and encouraging others to support our mission of improving lives by empowering our community,” said Trexler.
Comprised of a cross section of concerned community leaders, the United Way’s Campaign Cabinet works hand in hand with the United Way staff as they plan, implement, and oversee the United Way’s Annual Campaign. Whether it’s helping to establish employee giving campaigns, arranging company presentations, or speaking with civic groups and other organizations, the members of the United Way’s Campaign Cabinet are dedicated to sharing the United Way’s mission with the community.
“We couldn’t do it without them,” said Trexler. They are the driving force behind our campaign. Their commitment to the United Way and their ability to inspire their fellow community members is what will make this campaign a success. We are truly appreciative of their efforts and are proud to count them among our supporters.”
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield will once again serve as a sponsor for the agency’s annual breakfast. “Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is pleased to support the United Way of Greater Oswego County for the fifth consecutive year,” said Arthur Vercillo, M.D., regional president, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. “It is our mission to partner with organizations that provide programs and services that benefit the residents of the communities we serve. The United Way of Greater Oswego County is one of those organizations which helps ensure that every dollar donated is used exactly where it’s needed the most to benefit individuals and families in Oswego County.”
The United Way’s Annual Campaign serves as the organizations primary fundraiser as the campaign looks to raise money in support of the many human services programs that the United Way and its member agencies provide for those who live in Oswego County. Open to the public, the kickoff provides community members with the opportunity to learn more about the mission of the United Way and encourage them to support the 2011 / 2012 campaign.
The cost to attend the breakfast is $15. For more information, or to make reservations, contact Lois Luber at your United Way office, 593-1900 or via e-mail at [email protected]