United Way raises $25,507,254 to help Rochester community

The Housing Council at PathStone was proud to be an attendee at the Rise & Shine Celebration at Dixon Schwabl honoring the United Way of Greater Rochester’s accomplishment!

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June 5, 2014

Michelle Kraft, Senior Communications Associate
United Way of Greater Rochester
(585) 242-6568 or (585) 576-6511

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Thousands rally together to help change the world for local people

Rochester, NY – United Way of Greater Rochester announced this morning that its 2014 campaign raised $25.5 million, under the direction of 2014 United Way Campaign Chair, Dan Burns, Rochester Regional President at M&T Bank, during a celebration at Dixon Schwabl. The funds from this year’s campaign will be used toward helping thousands of people throughout the community. At the celebratory event today, United Way honored dozens of volunteers who helped make this accomplishment possible.

“It is such an honor to be a part of something that brings so many people together to accomplish great things,” said Burns. “I want to thank everyone in our community who gave through the campaign and helped make a world of difference for local people in need.”

United Way is currently in the second year of a three-year funding cycle as part of the organization’s Blueprint for Change. United Way partners with nearly 60 local not-for-profit agencies to provide strategic investments in programs proven to improve the lives of local people. Last year, $26,640,254 was raised, of which $15,606,518 provided food, clothing and shelter to 95,000 people in need, supported parenting and home visitation programs that nearly eliminated child abuse and after-school programs for kids which helped increase their grades and attendance. United Way will announce where the funds raised during this campaign will be allocated to in July.

“We were able to reach our campaign goal this year with the incredible support of the Greater Rochester community. It is inspiring to witness more than 70,000 donors come together to help year after year, decade after decade,” said Peter Carpino, President of United Way of Greater Rochester. “My sincerest thanks to Dan Burns for his commitment and leadership throughout this year’s campaign.”

United Way announced that Lauren Dixon and Mike Schwabl of Dixon Schwabl have agreed to serve as 2015 United Way Campaign Chairs.

United Way’s work and results from the campaign can be seen on its Progress Report, which can be found at www.uwrochester.org/progress-report.aspx. For more information on how United Way changes the world, visit uwrochester.org.


United Way of Greater Rochester’s mission is to magnify and focus the power of community resources to address our most pressing social needs. United Way is a four-star rated Charity Navigator charity and a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity.