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United Way Recognizes Volunteers

OSWEGO, NY – The United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Salute to Leadership Giving and Volunteers Reception held recently was a celebration of many sorts.

Members of the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Board of Directors along with the agency’s Campaign Cabinet recognized its many valued volunteers, leadership givers, campaign coordinators, and corporate sponsors during the United Way’s annual meeting.  In front from left are: Campaign Cabinet Chairperson Rob Rolfe of Harmony Financial Services; United Way Board President Bill Crist; United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath, and Terry Syrell of Exelon. In back from left are: Brian Finn of Entergy; United Way Executive Director Patrick DeWine; Doug McRae of Bond Schoeneck and King; and Brian Cummings of Oswego County Federal Credit Union. Absent from photo is Campaign Cabinet member Dick Delaney of Novelis.
Members of the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Board of Directors along with the agency’s Campaign Cabinet recognized its many valued volunteers, leadership givers, campaign coordinators, and corporate sponsors during the United Way’s annual meeting. In front from left are: Campaign Cabinet Chairperson Rob Rolfe of Harmony Financial Services; United Way Board President Bill Crist; United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath, and Terry Syrell of Exelon. In back from left are: Brian Finn of Entergy; United Way Executive Director Patrick DeWine; Doug McRae of Bond Schoeneck and King; and Brian Cummings of Oswego County Federal Credit Union. Absent from photo is Campaign Cabinet member Dick Delaney of Novelis.

The reception, which combined the agency’ annual meeting with the leadership reception, gave members of the United Way’s campaign cabinet and board of directors a chance to personally thank individuals that contribute to the impact of the United Way within the community.

Leadership Givers, corporate sponsors, campaign coordinators, and community volunteers were all recognized as the heartbeat of the United Way of Greater Oswego County.

Among our volunteers recognized was the group of individuals that make up the Harborfest Breakfast Committee.

Celebrating their 10th year this summer, their ongoing efforts have helped aid in providing school supplies to more than 15,000 children throughout Oswego County.

“We are proud of our Harborfest Breakfast Committee and the many volunteers that have donated their time and talents to make the event a success story that benefits less fortunate children and their families year after year,” said Executive Director Patrick Dewine.

“The volunteers and donors are truly the backbone of our organization. Their commitment and dedication has a deep impact on our success,” added Dewine. “It was wonderful to see them thanked for their service; they carry out the mission and vision of the United Way.”

United Way Board President Bill Crist said United Way also chose the annual meeting as a time to express its gratitude to those who strongly support United Way.

“These exceptional businesses, individuals, and donors demonstrate remarkable dedication to United Way and its mission.  Their care and concern for our community is inspirational and their generosity is paramount to the success of our Annual Campaign.  Our ongoing relationships in the community that continue to strengthen and unite set the pace and get the campaign off to a strong start.  We couldn’t do it without them,” said Crist.

“We were pleased to be able to shine the spotlight on our cherished volunteers, Leadership Givers, corporate sponsors, and campaign coordinators; and to acknowledge them on a personal level. They truly are the backbone of United Way,” said Dewine.