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2 0 1 2 – 2 0 1 3 A n n u a l R e p o r t & L e a d e r s h i p S o c i e t y M e m b e r s h i p R o st e r

Taking Strides for a stronger community

The $2 change factor Investing $14.2M

in hope, Stability & Change

Key accomplishments:

Goals set & results met United Way of Buffalo & Erie County United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Annual Report

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Our Mission United Way brings people, organizations and resources together to improve community well-being.

Our Vision We are a world-class organization transforming quality of life in our community.

Our Values • Service • Integrity • Collaboration • Accountability • Innovation

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Looking Back on 2012 with Steve Finch & Michael Weiner Dear Friends,

“I feel fortunate to live in a community where so many people come together to help United Way achieve its mission of ensuring a stronger and better future for all of Erie County.”

Over the past three and a half years, United Way has undergone a tremendous transformation. With the guidance of our extraordinary Board of Directors and skilled staff, we have decisively reversed a 10-year trend of declining revenues and enhanced our impact in the community. Thanks to the generosity of our dedicated donors and volunteers, we took great strides in achieving another remarkable Campaign result in 2012 for a total of $14,033,752. This year’s performance represents a 3.1% increase over last year and is the largest percentage increase since 2001. Enclosed you will find detailed examples of the many factors that contributed to the success of this year’s Campaign, as well as the impactful, life-changing results that were achieved through United Way’s programs, initiatives and collaborations.

Campaign Highlights • Many companies achieved extraordinary results in their workplace campaigns; for example, Geico increased its campaign result by an extraordinary 210% over last year •6  8 companies ran workplace campaigns or gave corporate gifts for the first time this year, generating $52,000 •C  orporate support increased by 13% •D  onors giving $500+ increased by 10% • Tocqueville Society giving ($10,000+) increased by 13%

Challenges Ahead We have come a long way in helping our neighbors in need, but there is still a great deal to do. Now, more than ever, we are challenged to increase community investment in our work— work that goes well beyond program funding into community-wide collaborations, extensive volunteerism, valuable training for nonprofits, and much more.

Steve Finch

Plant Manager, GM Powertrain Chair, Board of Directors

“I want to express my heartfelt appreciation to each and every one of the 51,000+ people and organizations whose generosity and concern for those in need helped propel our 2012 Campaign to such an incredible result.”

Although we face many critical issues, the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County is positioned to build on the positive momentum of the past three years, so that we can continue to work together toward creating a stronger, safer and healthier community. We have set our sights high for 2013 with a Campaign goal of $14.2 million, and we are confident that the compassionate people of Western New York will help us meet our goal with gusto— providing individuals in need with critical services that can change their lives for the better. With sincere gratitude,

Steve Finch Michael Weiner Chair, Board of Directors

President & CEO

Michael Weiner President & CEO


u n i t e d way o f b u f fa l o & e r

8 your dollars crea Supporting Kids from the start

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provides 1 child with 52 days of high-quality afterschool programming

per week

$3

provides 1 senior or disabled person with needed transportation

Leaving a Legacy

$2

per week

$4

the $2 change factor helps 1 at-risk youth choose a nonviolent path

per week

$5

per week

provides 1 lowincome household with match support to purchase a home

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$8

Expanding obesity education per week


4 Key Accomplishments Goals Set & Results Met

6 Collaborations

Widespread Support for Critical Issues

11 Investments

2013 Campaign: Marching toward $14.2M

$14.2M for Hope, Stability & Change

Dear Fellow Supporters,

18 Community Impact In Education

Over the past year, I had the privilege of meeting with hundreds of people throughout the

Rewriting Tim's Story

20 Community Impact In Income

Securing Stability for Those in Need

24 Community Impact In Health & Wellness Impactful Results

32 Day Of Caring

community who passionately support United Way’s mission of improving community well-being. I discovered that we all have one thing in common: a shared vision of working together to create positive and lasting change for Western New York. The energy is palpable and community spirit abounds. It is with this level of focus and enthusiasm that we embark on the 2013 Campaign with a goal of $14.2 million, and we are determined to continue the positive results from the past three years and achieve even greater success this year. The Campaign will focus on increasing undesignated contributions to address our community’s most pressing needs in Education, Income and Health & Wellness, as demonstrated in our recent Community Needs Assessment.

Thousands Step Up to Help

I am humbled and pleased to be awarded the responsibility of chairing the Campaign once again

34 Not For Profit Resource Center

this year. More than 1,200 local companies and organizations are expected to participate, and

Empowering Local Nonprofits

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52 Philanthropists of the year

we will continue to implement other innovative fundraising initiatives, such as checkout scanning campaigns at local retailers and our second annual “Spring It On” 24-hour online fundraiser. With your help, and the enthusiastic support of our whole community, I know we can make a measurable difference in the lives of our neighbors in need. Sincerely yours,

Howard & Leslie Zemsky Inspire WNY

54 Leadership Society Your Gift Goes a Long Way

96 Financial Report Investing Wisely

Campaign Performance on the Rise

Dennis R. Black Vice President for University Life and Services University at Buffalo 2013 United Way Campaign Chair

$14,033,752 2012 $13,603,658

2011

United Way has made a concerted effort to reverse a downward trend in donations after the economic downturn that resulted in an

$13,303,634

2010

$13,276,512

2009

international financial crisis. The results show significant progress, but we still have work to do for the future.

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K e y A c c om p l ish m ents

Goal 1 Goals set & results met United Way completed a five-year strategic plan in 2010 that articulates three overarching goals. And each year, United Way sets specific objectives to help achieve these goals. The following highlights feature United Way’s key accomplishments over the past year, outlined against our goals.

Make significant positive change in key community indicators in Education, Income, and Health & Wellness • Invested $4,587,000 in discretionary funds in support of 86 community impact programs and four funded partners providing specialized services • Increased volunteer community engagement efforts:  ,000+ volunteers participated in 200+ projects at local nonprofit agencies °5  ,200+ individuals registered online to volunteer at local community agencies °5 • Continued expansion of the nationally recognized Closing the Gap in Student Performance initiative (now in 27 schools) in partnership with Say Yes to Education, Buffalo Public School District, Catholic Charities, Buffalo Promise Neighborhood, the City of Buffalo, and Erie County government agencies • 8,800 people received free tax preparation services, including 1,429 veterans/military households; 100% of eligible individuals served secured the Earned Income Tax Credit, bringing more than $7 million back into our community

8,800

$7M back to the community

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Goal 2

Goal 3

Lead the community toward a 2015 Campaign goal of $14.7M

Achieve operational excellence

• Increased Campaign performance from $13.6 to $14M, an

• Continued a multi-year reduction in operating expenses,

increase of 3.1%; and exceeded $14M for first time since 2008 • Grew Leadership Society members by 5% • Increased Tocqueville Society from 81 to 90 members • Conducted 68 new workplace campaigns, generating an additional $52,000 • Generated $206,000 through checkout scanning programs, an increase of $29,000 • Implemented “Spring It On,” a one-day online giving event that generated $75,000 on behalf of community-based organizations • Generated $398,000 in Planned Giving commitments

• Finished our fourth consecutive year with a small surplus keeping our overhead rate under 13% • In collaboration with WNY local United Ways, continued shared service arrangements for back office and account executive functions • Redefined our service area among several local United Ways, resulting in an increased Campaign reach • In keeping with effective governance practices, the United Way Advisory Council provided strategic guidance to senior leadership, and seven new community leaders were elected to the United Way Board of Directors

• Increased the average donor gift from $262 to $272 • Increased corporate contributions by 13%, from $2.3M to $2.6M • Conducted 4,400+ customer meetings, an increase of 200 over last year • Secured $789,000 in new multi-year grant awards from corporate, government and foundation sources • Donor designations grew by 10%, generating $400,000 in new funds

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Collaborations Widespread Support for Critical Issues One of the many ways United Way accomplishes work in Education, Income, and Health & Wellness is by building, facilitating and participating in strategic partnerships throughout the community.

Collaborations

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Facilitating mergers to strengthen nonprofits Your investment in United Way also supports the facilitation of mergers and consolidations between local nonprofit agencies in order to protect essential community services. Eligible organizations may apply for a United Way implementation grant to help with legal, accounting and other expenses. Previous awards include: • Lovejoy District Neighborhood Revitalization Services merging into HomeFront • Buffalo Niagara WorldConnect merging into International Institute • "Dom Polski" merging into Lt. Colonel Matt Urban Human Services Center of W.N.Y. • Buffalo Chapter of MS (Multiple Sclerosis Society) merging into Upstate Chapter (Rochester) • Merger of four Girl Scouts Councils (Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Falls, Jamestown) • Merger of Kensington-Bailey Neighborhood Housing Services and University Heights Community Development Association • Merger of CEPHAS and HOPE of Buffalo to form PeacePrints Prison Ministries • Merger of Jericho Road Ministries and Hope Refugee Services • Central Referral Service becoming a subsidiary and subsequently merging with the Olmsted Center for Sight • Literacy Volunteers of Buffalo and Erie County and Literacy Volunteers of Niagara County merging to form Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara, Inc. • Jericho Road merging with Jericho Road Family Practice to become Jericho Road Community Health Center • Benedict House becoming a subsidiary of Evergreen Health Services

Taking Strides During the Holidays We are proud to be a member of the Western New York Holiday Partnership, a collaboration of agencies focused on improving the quality of life for families during the holiday season. Last year, the Partnership provided toys and gifts to nearly 11,000 local children to help make their holidays special.

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Co l l a bo r at i o n s

EDUCATION Closing the Gap in Student Performance/Say Yes to education 45 agencies addressing the non-academic barriers to learning for 15,000 students • Goals:

• Services:

° Increase academic performance

° Clothing & food

° Afterschool & out-of-school enrichment

° Increase attendance

° Tutoring & mentoring

° Crisis intervention

° Increase family engagement & involvement

° Mental health services

° Student/family advocacy

° Grief & loss counseling

° Positive behavior programs

° Decrease disciplinary referrals & suspensions

° Parent programs & outreach

° Classroom management workshops

ERIE/NIAGARA BIRTH TO 8 COALITION A regional initiative of more than 50 community partners working to improve the well-being and education of Western New York children from birth to age 8 • Engages a broad range of stakeholders in creating and implementing a focused strategic plan to mobilize the community to improve the well-being of young children in Western New York • Advocates on the local, state and federal levels to help drive policy and resources that support quality of life for young children • Develops an agenda for data development and a data-sharing platform to provide partners with accessible, actionable information about critical issues in early childhood education and development • Plans, implements and monitors evidence-based practices that support positive outcomes for young children in order to sustain continued improvement in childhood development and education over time

Additional Education partnerships • After-School Network of WNY

• Perry Choice Neighborhood

• South Buffalo Promise Zone

• Buffalo Promise Neighborhoods

• Read to Succeed Literacy Coalition

• Say Yes to Education

INCOME Creating Assets, Savings & Hope (CASH) 60 organizations helping to improve the financial health of hardworking families across Erie County • Seeks to increase dollars coming into low- to moderate- income households from available tax refunds, credits & other income supports • Improves the coordination, reach, quality & consistency of financial education • Increases awareness of local asset-building opportunities for low-income households, particularly within special populations (refugees, persons with disabilities, veterans) • Supports education & employment opportunities for low- to moderate-income households • Identifies financial concerns & refers individuals to community agencies with the help of trained volunteers that serve as financial coaches

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Taking Strides to Understand Poverty In 2008, CASH Buffalo started facilitating interactive poverty simulations for those interested in understanding the day-to-day realities for people living in poverty. Since then, nearly 80 simulations have been hosted for 70+ groups, companies, agencies and educational institutions. How It Works: Participants assume various roles within different families facing poverty. All are expected to provide for basic necessities and shelter over the course of four 15-minute “weeks.” During this “month,” family members seek assistance from a variety of human services and other organizations.

“This was incredibly eye-opening. I thought I knew what to expect, but never anticipated becoming so emotionally engaged with the process. I quickly went from a feeling of confidence and capability to feeling helpless, hopeless and incredibly frustrated.” —Poverty Simulation Participant United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Annual Report

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Co l l a bo r at i o n s

Health & WELLNESS Healthy Start, Healthy Future for All Coalition A partnership with UBMD and the P2 Collaborative of WNY that promotes healthy nutrition & active lifestyles from infancy through adulthood • Researches obesity & other public health issues affecting children & families • Identifies strategies to prevent health conditions primarily related to poor nutrition & sedentary lifestyles • Strengthens the health promotion field through conferences & trainings such as: ° The Infant Nutrition Practices: Disparity Starts at Birth conference attended by 190+ professionals

•R  aises awareness through initiatives such as: ° The Maternal Infant Resource Guide—Where & how to access prenatal, postnatal & pediatric care ° Identification & distribution of key early childhood health messaging ° The Last Straw © board game—Demonstrates how social determinants impact health • Implements evidence-based programming such as:

°C  ertified Lactation Counseling Training attended by 50+ individuals

° Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound—A physician toolkit to assist in delivering evidence-based obesity education messages to parents

°P  ilot NYS Department of Health Breastfeeding Friendly Learning Collaborative with 5% of local pediatric & obstetrician offices

° Healthy You x2—A physician toolkit that promotes healthy pregnancies & healthy babies ° Baby Cafes®—Community supported drop-in centers providing free, skilled lactation care to new mothers

Second Act A partnership with Erie County Departments of Mental Health & Senior Services dedicated to improving quality of life for people ages 60+ • Goals: °M  aximize independence for the frail & disabled

° Promote social & civic engagement

°O  ptimize physical & mental health & well-being

° Identify common outcomes & gain consensus on strategies & measures

°A  ddress basic needs

The partnership has led to a multi-region technical assistance award where senior programs in Niagara & Erie Counties will work with healthcare providers to develop coordinated care models that improve health outcomes.

Additional Health & Wellness partnerships • WE CAN (Western New York Ending Child Abuse & Neglect)

• P2 Collaborative Health Equity Coalition

• Non-Residential Domestic Violence Providers

• Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo

• New York State Department of Health Breastfeeding Partnership Team

• WNY Cancer Coalition

• West Side Youth Development Coalition

• Erie County NY Connects Long Term Care Council

• Soccer For Success

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Community Investments

$14.2M

United Way’s support for programs and partnerships addressing critical issues in our community is guided by the results of our Community Needs Assessment. The Needs Assessment identified and quantified key issues affecting the well-being of our community in order to better focus local efforts in creating positive change.

stability & Change

On the following pages you will find some of the findings, as well as information about program funding, community collaborations and partnerships in Education, Income and Health & Wellness that address these important issues.

In January 2013, United Way completed its rigorous 2013–2015 investment process for human service programs and initiatives in Education, Income, and Health & Wellness.

Supporting critical Community Services

for hope,

Thanks to the generosity of thousands of donors, 86 local programs and four special community-wide initiatives will receive $4.6M in funding for each of the next two years. Program funding is only a part of United

United Way provides $367,000 in additional funding to the following essential services, which help to ensure that Western New York has access to important health and human service information, sound disaster relief and emergency services, and effective infrastructure support. • 2-1-1 Western New York Provides free, easy-to-use assistance, 24 hours/day, seven days/week by calling 2-1-1. The trained specialists serve as an important resource on issues such as crisis counseling, suicide prevention, flu shots, food, shelter, unemployment, and more. • American Red Cross—Greater Buffalo Chapter When disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, and health and emotional health services to address basic human needs and assist individuals and families in resuming their normal daily activities independently. • Labor Emergency Services United Way and Organized Labor are partners working together to improve community well-being by connecting those in need with essential services and resources.

Way’s investment in our community. In all, $14.2M went into improving our community last year through program investments, grant funding secured on behalf of partner agencies, United Way initiatives, and donor designated contributions. For more information, see page 97.

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c omm u n i t y investments

Education Critical Issues Key Findings School Readiness Estimates suggest that 54% of young children enter school unprepared to learn. Behavioral/Social-Emotional Concerns 200+ young children were suspended from kindergarten. Academic Performance Students in seven local school districts perform worse than their peers across NYS on standardized tests. In five local school districts, less than 80% of students graduate with their peers. Social-Emotional Concerns Compared to their peers in NYS and nationally, local students report higher levels of high-risk behaviors and a greater percentage of sadness, hopelessness, poverty, food insecurity, trauma and attempted suicide. Bullying and cyber-bullying creates an unsafe school environment for many. Engagement 40% of Buffalo Public School students were chronically absent, missing 10% of school days or more. Life Skills/College & Career Readiness Focus groups emphasized need for life skills (budgeting, home management…), employment training, and career advisement so that students can better understand their education options and make decisions about their future.

Income Critical Issues Key Findings Affordable Housing Only 67% of housing units in Erie County and 55% of housing units in Buffalo are considered affordable housing. More than half of individuals living in renter-occupied housing pay 30% or more of their income on housing. Homelessness 5,000+ individuals experienced homelessness in 2011. Increasing numbers of newly unemployed and financially fragile families are turning to service providers for help. Income Supports 35,000+ households in Buffalo and nearly 56,000 households in Erie County secured assistance from SNAP (Food Stamps). From 2006 to 2010, there has been a decline in TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) participation. Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Utilization of EITC has increased since 2004, with a $20M increase in EITC dollars secured in Erie County. Financial Literacy 38,000+ low-income residents in Buffalo and Erie County are in need of financial literacy assistance. Adult Educational Attainment 47% of adults in Buffalo have a high school diploma or less, leading to lower labor force participation and earnings. Employment Assistance High rates of unemployment and underemployment lead to high rates of poverty. 55% of the population in Buffalo has an income at or below 200% of the poverty threshold­—the minimum experts suggest is sufficient to make ends meet.

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Health & WELLNESS Critical Issues Key Findings Health Insurance Coverage Nearly 8% of Erie County and 11% percent of Buffalo residents are without health insurance. Prenatal Care Almost 30% of Erie County pregnant women do not secure early prenatal care; 4% of all women and 8% of women ages 10–19 receive late or no care at all. Food Access Erie County is home to 12 food deserts where access, limited transportation, and costs make it difficult to secure healthy food. Approximately 19% of Erie County children are food insecure. The number of seniors without nutritious meals is increasing. Service Navigation/Accessibility Transportation and lack of knowledge of available resources is a major barrier. The average senior woman gives up driving 10 years before her death; the average senior male gives up driving six years before death. Parenting/Caregiving There are a greater number of children and

Increasing Reach through Critical Training The Healthy Start, Healthy Future for All Coalition, co-led by United Way, trained 200 healthcare professionals on evidence-

youth being raised by grandparents. Overall,

based nutrition practices, resulting in a

the region is seeing increased use of familial

$500,000 New York State Department

and other informal supports for children, youth,

of Health grant.

persons with disabilities and seniors.

In Erie County, more than 60% of adults

Child Abuse & Maltreatment There is an increased number of children involved in child abuse or maltreatment cases. Domestic Violence Since April 2008, there were 28 reported

are obese or overweight; and, according to the results of United Way’s Community Needs Assessment, “poor eating habits, limited food options, difficulty accessing

domestic violence homicides in Erie County.

fresh foods, and food insecurity are

In 2011, there were 8,800+ calls to local

significant challenges for local families,

domestic violence hotlines.

particularly those living in impoverished neighborhoods.” In addition, nearly 20% (38,400) of children in Erie County are considered food insecure, and the number of senior citizens facing food insecurity is growing. Programs such as United Way’s nutrition practices training are critically important in helping to address these communitywide issues.

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EDUCATI O N

When we help children become successful in school and life, it offers hope to their families, and makes our whole community stronger. The Goal Create better opportunities for our children to reach their full potential, while providing them with the emotional and social support to succeed.

The Need More than half of children start school without the intellectual, social and emotional skills they need to succeed. Last year, only 47% of Buffalo Public School students graduated with their peers.

The Focus United Way of Buffalo & Erie County funds local Education programs that provide: • Early learning & development • Academic assistance • Social supports & enrichment • After-school programs • College & career readiness

Education

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Igniting Hope in Our Community’s Youth Our focus on education

Initiative Partners in Education AFTER-SCHOOL NETWORK OF WNY ··Academic Talent Search at Buffalo State College ··ACCESS of WNY, Inc. ··African American Cultural Center ··Afterschool at Seneca Street Church ··Arts Alive at Sisters of St. Mary of Namur ··Aspire of WNY Center for Learning ··Berkshire Farm Center & Youth Services ··Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County ··Bob Lanier Center ··Boy Scouts of America ··Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo ··Buffalo City Swim Racers ··Buffalo Employment and Training Center ··Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers (Westminster Community House) ··Buffalo Maritime Center ··Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority/ Perry Choice Neighborhood ··Buffalo Prep ··Buffalo Promise Neighborhood ··Buffalo Public School System ··Buffalo State College

··Buffalo Urban Development Corporation ··Buffalo Urban Outdoor Education ··Calvary’s Project CARE (Calvary Baptist Church) ··Canisius College Reading Clinic ··Catholic Central Schools – St. Monica Site ··Catholic Charities of Buffalo ··Catholic Diocese of Buffalo ··Center for Sustainable Communities ··Child & Adolescent Treatment Services ··Child & Family Services of Erie County ··Child Care Resource Network ··City of Buffalo ··Closing the Gap in Student Performance ··Community Action Organization of Erie County, Inc. ··Compass House ··Compeer of Greater Buffalo ··Computers for Children ··Concerned Ecumenical Ministry ··Cornell Cooperative Extension ··Cradle Beach Camp ··Delevan Grider Community Center ··D'Youville College

··Elim Community Corporation ··ENERGY Afterschool Tutoring Program – Westminster Presbyterian Church ··Enterprise Charter School ··EPIC-Every Person Influences Children, Inc. ··Erie 1 BOCES ··Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES ··Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse ··Erie County Department of Youth Services ··Erie Regional Housing Development Corp. ··Everywoman Opportunity Center, Inc. ··Family Voices Network of Erie County ··First Time, Last Time ··FLARE (Fillmore Leroy Area Residents) ··Friends to the Elderly & Youth Family Center, Inc. ··Frontier Community Education ··George K. Arthur Community Center ··Ginger Kids Fun! ··Girl Scouts of Western New York ··HEART Foundation ··Hope Refugee FLY Program

When you designate a gift to United Way, you also support our collaborative work in coalitions such as the Erie/Niagara Birth to 8 Coalition and Closing the Gap in Student Performance/Say Yes to Education, which bring together the expertise of many organizations to help children succeed from birth to graduation and beyond.

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AFTER-SCHOOL NETWORK OF WNY (Continued) ··Humboldt Branch YMCA ··International League of Muslim Women ··Jelly Bean Junction ··Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo ··Just for Kids ··Learning Disabilities Association of WNY ··Let’s Talk Program ··Liberty Partnership Program (Buffalo State College, Daemen College, and University at Buffalo) ··Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church After School Program ··Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara, Inc. ··Lt. Colonel Matt Urban Human Services Center of W.N.Y. ··Mount St. Mary Day Care Center ··National Federation for Just Communities of WNY ··Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties ··Niagara Frontier City Ministries, Inc. ··NICYO (National Inner Cities Youth Opportunities) ··Northwest Buffalo Community Center CLOSING THE GAP IN STUDENT PERFORMANCE ··After-School Network of Western New York ··Baker Victory Dental Services ··Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County ··BMHA Perry Choice Neighborhood, University at Buffalo ··Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo ··Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation ··Buffalo Jewish Coalition for Literacy ··Buffalo Promise Neighborhood ··Buffalo Public School System ··Buffalo State College ··Buffalo Urban Development Corporation ··Buffalo Urban League

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··Old 1st Ward Community Association ··Parkside Community Association ··Peace of the City ··People Inc. ··Polonia Hall ··Pratt Willert Community Center ··Preventionfocus Inc. ··Pucho Olivencia Community Center ··Read to Succeed Buffalo ··Reading First ··Rockwell Hall ··S.T.E.P. (SUNY Science and Technology Enrichment Program) ··Say Yes to Education Buffalo ··Seneca Street After School ··Seneca-Babcock Community Association ··South Park United Methodist Church ··St. Mary’s School for the Deaf ··St. Philip’s Community Center ··T. J. Dulski Community Center - Matt Urban Human Services Center

··The Bell Network ··The Belle Center ··The Salvation Army ··True Bethel Baptist Church ··University at Buffalo Educational Opportunities Center ··Upgrade Academics ··Valley Community Association ··Via Evaluation ··Watts Education Academic Tutoring ··Weed and Seed Buffalo ··Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo & WNY ··West Seneca Youth Bureau Americorps ··West Side Community Services ··Westminster Presbyterian Church ··WNY Peace Center ··WNY Women's Foundation ··YMCA Buffalo Niagara ··Youth Advantage ··Youth Leadership Erie County (Leadership Buffalo) ··YWCA of WNY

··Buffalo Urban Outdoor Education ··Canisius College ··Catholic Charities of Buffalo ··CEPA Gallery Youth Education Program ··Child & Adolescent Treatment Services ··Child & Family Services of Erie County ··Child Care Resource Network ··City of Buffalo (Multiple Departments) ··College Summit ··Community Health Center of Buffalo ··Compeer of Greater Buffalo ··Cornell Cooperative Extension-Erie County 4H Office

··Council for Unity ··Cradle Beach ··EPIC-Every Person Influences Children, Inc. ··Erie 1 BOCES ··Erie County (Multiple Departments) ··Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse ··Family Help Center ··Family Justice Center of Erie County ··Food Bank of Western New York ··Gateway-Longview ··General Mills Mentor Program


CLOSING THE GAP IN STUDENT PERFORMANCE (Continued) ··Harvest House ··New Directions Youth and Family Services ··Heritage Centers ··New York State (Multiple Departments) ··Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection ··New York Youth Works ··HSBC Employee Mentors ··Northwest Buffalo Community Center ··Junior Achievement of WNY ··One Hundred Black Men ··Kaleida Health ··Project Butterfly ··Life Transitions Center ··Read to Succeed Buffalo ··M&T Bank Mentoring Program ··Say Yes to Education Buffalo ··Medaille College ··Science Firsthand Learning, Inc. ··Mid-Erie Counseling & Treatment Services ··Sisters of Promise ··Native American Community Services ··South Buffalo Promise Zone of Erie and Niagara Counties ··Sparks Alliance ERIE/NIAGARA BIRTH TO 8 COALITION ··2-1-1 Western New York ··Baker Victory Services ··BMHA Perry Choice Neighborhood, University at Buffalo ··Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network ··Buffalo Promise Neighborhood ··Buffalo Public School System ··Buffalo State College ··Buffalo State College The Center for Health and Social Research ··Canisius College ··Catholic Charities of Buffalo ··Catholic Charities/South Buffalo Promise Zone ··Catholic Health System Administration ··Child & Adolescent Treatment Services ··Child Care Resource Network ··City of Buffalo ··Concerned Ecumenical Ministry ··CPSE ··Doodle Bugs ··D'Youville College ··Early Childhood Direction Center

··Elementary Education ··EPIC-Every Person Influences Children, Inc. ··Erie 1 BOCES ··Erie Community College ··Erie County CAO Head Start ··Erie County Department of Mental Health ··Erie County Department of Social Services ··Erie County Early Intervention Services ··Explore and More Children's Museum ··Family Help Center ··Fredonia College ··Fredonia Day Care Project ··Health Foundation of Central & Western New York ··HealthNow New York Inc. d/b/a BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York ··Holy Cross Head Start ··Hunt Real Estate ··Jericho Road Ministries Parent-Child Home Program ··Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County ··King Urban Life Center Inc. Parent-Child Home Program ··National Federation for Just Communities of WNY ··New York State Board of Regents

··Summit Educational Resources ··Talent Development Secondary/Johns Hopkins ··The Family 25, Inc. ··The Rotary Club of Buffalo ··The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc. ··Tutor Doctor ··University at Buffalo ··Upgrade Academics ··Via Evaluation ··WNY Girls in Sports ··WNY United Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Inc.

··Niagara County Community College ··Niagara County Early Intervention, Niagara County Department of Health ··Niagara Quality Improvement Project ··Niagara University ··Office of Children and Family Services ··Parent Network ··Read to Succeed Buffalo ··Resource Development for Mission-driven Organizations ··Say Yes to Education Buffalo ··The Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo ··UB Family Medicine Primary Care Research Institute ··UBMD/University Gynecologists and Obstetricians ··United Way of Greater Niagara ··University at Buffalo Child Care ··University at Buffalo Medical Department ··Valley Community Association Valley Child Care ··Via Evaluation ··Western New York Public Health Alliance ··Westminster Early Childhood Program ··Windermere Boulevard Elementary School ··WNED-TV

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The results Last year, thousands of children in Buffalo and Erie County directly benefited from United Way funded programs in Education.

Brana & Tim W.*, North Buffalo, NY When my son Tim was born, I didn’t know what quality childcare looked like. After his 2nd birthday, I noticed he was struggling with communicating, and was frustrated and acting out. His daycare was not able to help, so I contacted Read to Succeed Buffalo. They directed me to Project CARE, a United Way funded program that helps childcare professionals meet the unique developmental needs of children like Tim. They discovered he had a severe speech delay and helped me get him evaluated for early intervention services. After just a few months of services and with support from Project CARE, his behavior improved and he grew academically and socially. Two years later, he is on track to succeed in school. Thank you for rewriting my son’s story. *Names and images have been changed for confidentiality.

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4,100+ school-aged children improved their GPA

4,400+ youth improved school attendance

84% of children with school behavior issues decreased school suspensions


2013 –­2014 Funded Programs in Education Agency

Program

Funding

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County

Site & Community Based Mentoring

$70,500

Boys & Girls Club of East Aurora

Project Learn

$64,000

Boys & Girls Club of Orchard Park

Project Learn

$20,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo

Bridging the Gap

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns

Youth Asset Development Program - Elementary

$63,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns

Youth Asset Development Program - Youth

$20,000

Buffalo Urban League

Youth Engagement Services (YES)

$23,000

Catholic Charities of Buffalo

Closing the Gap in Student Performance

$180,567

$354,000

Child & Adolescent Treatment Services

21 Century Community Learning Center at East High School

$28,490

Child & Adolescent Treatment Services

21st Century Program School Age

$82,550

Child & Family Services of Erie County

Family Mental Health

Child & Family Services of Erie County

Anger Management Program

$18,000

Child Care Resource Network

Child Development Associate (CDA)

$30,000

Compeer of Greater Buffalo

Second Step

$10,000

Compeer of Greater Buffalo

Compeer Youth Mentoring

$43,588

Concerned Ecumenical Ministry

STAR Kids After School Program

$30,000

Cradle Beach

Project SOAR

$30,000

Cradle Beach

Summer Learning Program

$45,752

Depew-Lancaster Boys & Girls Club, Inc.

Youth Asset Development Program

$18,000

EPIC-Every Person Influences Children, Inc.

Just for Teens

$21,974

Family Help Center

Full Service Schools (Closing the Gap)

$87,000

Girl Scouts of Western New York

Girl Scouts Leadership Experience

$23,460

Healthy Community Alliance

Rural Youth Counseling/Parent Empowerment Program

$11,000

Hillside Family of Agencies

Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection

$50,000

Jericho Road Ministries

Hope Refugee FLY Program (Focused Learning for Youth)

$18,480

Jericho Road Ministries

Parent-Child Home Program

$84,430

Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo

Holland Family Building Early Childhood Center

$29,700

Kaleida Health

Early Childhood Direction Center

$28,000

King Urban Life Center Inc.

Parent-Child Home Program

$85,000

Literacy Empowerment Action Plan of Western New York, Inc.

LEAP ASAP (Academic Support Assistance Program)

$14,000

Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara, Inc.

After-School Tutoring Program

$45,000

Lt. Colonel Matt Urban Human Services Center of W.N.Y.

Creative & Fun Kids Center

$30,748

Massachusetts Avenue Project

Growing Green

$15,000

Mental Health Association of Erie County, Inc.

B.E.S.T. Basic Emotional Skills Training

$38,000

Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties

Youth Development Program

$35,000

Northwest Buffalo Community Center

Academic Improvement Program

$20,000

Read to Succeed Buffalo

Project CARE (Community Action for Reading Excellence)

$60,600

Seneca-Babcock Community Association

“Prime Time” After School Program

$15,668

Valley Community Association

First in the Family

$10,000

Valley Community Association

Striving for Excellence Youth Program

$65,000

Valley Community Association

Valley Child Care

$55,158

WNY United Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Inc.

Leaders in Training Summer Program

$20,000

WNY United Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Inc.

Mentoring and Academic Support

$15,000

TOTAL:

43 PROGRAMS

st

$130,000

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I n c om e

When we help people meet their basic daily needs, it allows them to focus on important priorities that lead to long-term stability. The Goal Help people build a solid financial future so that our entire community can flourish.

The Need Buffalo is the third poorest large city in the United States; and in Erie County, nearly 30% of residents do not have the financial resources to make ends meet.

The Focus United Way of Buffalo & Erie County funds Income programs that address the following critical areas: • Stabilizing income supports • Financial literacy & savings • Education & employment • Asset-building opportunities

Income

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Securing Stability for Those in Need Our focus on Income

Initiative Partners in Income Creating Assets Savings & Hope (CASH) ··American Red Cross - Greater Buffalo Chapter ··Bank of America ··Belmont Housing Resources for WNY ··Block Clubs and Neighborhood Associations ··Boulevard Federal Credit Union ··Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers ··Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority ··Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education ··Buffalo State College ··Buffalo Urban League ··Canisius College ··Catholic Charities of Buffalo ··Child & Adolescent Treatment Services ··Child & Family Services of Erie County ··Citizens Bank ··Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo ··Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled ··Compeer of Greater Buffalo ··Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Buffalo ··Daemen College ··Delevan Grider Community Center ··EPIC-Every Person Influences Children Inc. ··Erie County Social Services Department ··Erie County Veterans Service Agency ··Evans Bank ··Father Belle Center ··Fidelis Care NY

··First Niagara Bank ··First Shiloh Baptist Church ··Food Bank of Western New York ··Goodwill Industries of WNY, Inc. ··Haven House/Bridges Inc. ··Homeless Alliance of Western New York ··Housing Opportunities Made Equal ··International Institute of Buffalo ··IRS ··IRS Stakeholder Partnerships, Education & Communication (SPEC) ··Jericho Road Community Health Center ··Joining Community Forces ··Junior Achievement of WNY ··KeyBank NA ··Lake Shore Savings ··Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo ··Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara, Inc. ··Lt. Colonel Matt Urban Human Services Center of W.N.Y. ··M&T Bank ··Matt Urban Hope Center ··Medaille College ··National Fuel Gas Corp. ··Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties ··Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.

··New York State Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities ··Northwest Buffalo Community Center ··Olmsted Center for Sight ··People Inc. Foundation ··People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH) ··Restoration Society, Inc. ··Self Advocacy Association of NYS ··South Buffalo Education Center ··Taxation & Finance Department - NYS ··The Salvation Army ··The Service Collaborative of Western New York ··The Western New York Foundation ··U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) WNY Healthcare Systems ··Univera Healthcare ··University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center ··University at Buffalo School of Social Work ··University at Buffalo, The State University of New York ··Valley Community Association ··Veterans One-Stop Center of WNY Inc. ··Vets H.E.R.D. ··Wells Fargo ··West Side Neighborhood Housing Services ··Western New York Heroes ··Western New York Independent Living, Inc. ··WNY Veterans Housing Coalition, Inc.

When you invest in United Way, you also support community-wide efforts like Creating Assets, Savings & Hope (CASH), a coalition of more than 60 organizations that develops and implements strategies to improve the financial health of hardworking families across Erie County.

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The results Last year, thousands of people in Buffalo and Erie County directly benefited from United Way funded programs in Income.

Emilio R.*, Lancaster, NY I’ve always been a hard worker, and when I found myself unemployed with no job prospects, I reached out for help from Goodwill Industries of Western New York Employment & Training Services, a United Way funded program. They assigned me to their processing worksite where I unloaded trucks for eight weeks. They also taught me job development skills and how to look for a job. I took their advice and training to heart and worked hard to fulfill all the requirements of the program. They were impressed by my work ethic and positive attitude, and I was hired quickly at an order fulfillment company where I make a good hourly wage. Now I have hope for a more stable future for my family and me. Thank you for rewriting my story. *Names and images have been changed for confidentiality.

Nearly 2,200 local households secured nutritional support to help with their basic daily needs

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8,800 people received free tax preparation services, generating $14 million in tax refunds and credits

1,300+ people secured employment or improved their long-term employment stability

100% of eligible individuals served secured the Earned Income Tax Credit, bringing more than $7 million back into our community


2013 –­2014 Funded Programs in Income Agency

Program

Funding

Belmont Housing Resources for WNY

Comprehensive Housing Counseling/Matched Savings

$59,750

Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers

BFNC Free Tax Prep Network

Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers

CASH Coaches at the Hope Center

$42,234

Buffalo Urban League

Employment Transition Services

$70,240

Buffalo Urban League

Housing Counseling

$47,135

Child & Adolescent Treatment Services

Independent Living (CATS ILP)

$36,000

Child & Family Services of Erie County

Ways to Work Loan Program

$68,936

Compass House

Shelter and Resource Center

$114,500

Deaf Adult Services

Community Employment Services

$15,094

Goodwill Industries of WNY, Inc.

Employment & Training Services

$73,000

HomeFront, Inc.

Housing, Ownership & Financial Education

$20,000

Horizon Health Services

Career Opportunity Center

$46,819

International Institute of Buffalo

Refugee Self Sufficiency

$40,000

Jericho Road Ministries

Financially Fit

$53,340

Jericho Road Ministries

Hope Refugee Drop-In Center (Income)

$55,000

Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County

Project Integration

$55,232

Lt. Colonel Matt Urban Human Services Center of W.N.Y.

Matt Urban Hope Center

$73,677

The Salvation Army

Emergency Family Assistance (EFA)

$33,500

The Salvation Army

Emergency Family Shelter

$52,500

The Salvation Army

Employment Services

$30,000

Valley Community Association

Family Support

$10,000

TOTAL:

21 PROGRAMS

$105,000

$1,101,957

Serving Those Who Serve Our Country Over the past several years, the local population of returning military veterans has grown significantly. There are nearly 70,000 military veterans in Erie County, and approximately 15% of veterans living in the City of Buffalo are unemployed—with many military families struggling to make ends meet. United Way and our CASH partners are honored to have assisted 1,429 hardworking veterans/ military households by providing them with free tax prep services in 2012.

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Health & wellness

When we provide people in need with resources that help them live safer and healthier lives, we improve the well-being of the whole community. The Goal Create a vibrant and thriving community by promoting physical, social and emotional health for infants, children, adults and seniors.

The Need In Erie County, more than 60% of adults are obese or overweight; in 2011, there were nearly 8,800 calls to local domestic violence hotlines; and our growing senior population is among the oldest in the nation.

The Focus United Way of Buffalo & Erie County funds Health & Wellness programs that help those in need with: • Safe, nurturing relationships • Healthy choices • Healthy behavior • Access to care

Health & Wellness

Mary K. Comtois Health & Wellness Program Director 887-2608 mary_k.comtois@uwbec.org 24 | uwbec.org


Inspiring changes for a healthier community Our focus on Health & Wellness

Initiative Partners in Health & Wellness Healthy Start, Healthy Future for All Coalition ··Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network ··Erie-Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition ··Buffalo State College Department of Health & Wellness ··Family Help Center ··Buffalo State College The Center for ··Harvest House Health and Social Research ··HealthNow New York Inc. d/b/a BlueCross ··Catholic Charities of Buffalo BlueShield of Western New York ··Catholic Health System - Mercy Hospital ··Independent Health ··Catholic Health System - Sisters of Charity Hospital ··Jericho Road Community Health Center ··Central City Café ··Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties ··Child Care Resource Network · · Neighborhood Health Center ··Community Action Organization of Erie County ··New York State Department of Health ··Community Health Center of Buffalo ··P2 Collaborative of WNY, Inc. ··Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo ··Rapha Family Medicine ··D’Youville College ··Roswell Park Cancer Institute ··EPIC-Every Person Influences Children, Inc. ··Seneca Nation Health System ··Erie County Health Department ··The Birthing Center of Buffalo

··The Care Connection ··The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care ··The Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo ··Town and Village Pediatrics ··U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) WNY Healthcare Systems ··UB Family Medicine ··UBMD Physicians’ Group ··Univera Healthcare ··University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library ··University at Buffalo School of Anthropology ··University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences ··University at Buffalo School of Nursing ··University Gynecologists and Obstetricians ··Western New York Public Health Alliance

Second Act ··Catholic Charities of Buffalo ··Compeer of Greater Buffalo

··Hearts and Hands: Faith in Action ··Lt. Colonel Matt Urban Human Services Center of W.N.Y.

··Erie County Department of Senior Services ··Erie County Mental Health Department

Your investment in United Way also supports collaborative efforts like the Healthy Start, Healthy Future For All Coalition and Second Act, which work to address public health and wellness issues facing babies, children, adults and seniors, so that every generation can enjoy good health.

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The results Last year, thousands of people in Buffalo and Erie County directly benefited from United Way funded programs in Health & Wellness.

Diane G.*, Buffalo, NY In recent years, I’ve suffered from COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which makes it hard to breathe. However, I started attending health and wellness presentations and exercise classes at Schiller Park Senior Center, which is part of Schiller Park Community Services, a United Way funded program. I’m learning to eat healthier, exercise properly and manage my illness better. Now I walk, dance and do stretch-band exercises twice a week. It’s very relaxing, helps me feel better and I get to spend time with some very nice people. I’m at the Center almost every day now, and although my disease is a progressive one, I know there are steps I can take to live healthier and have good quality of life. Thank you for rewriting my story. *Names and images have been changed for confidentiality.

96% of high-risk pregnant women served began prenatal care

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4,700+ victims of violence received needed assistance

1,700+ seniors secured healthy nutrition at home or at community agencies

97% of older adults served improved management of a chronic condition


2013 –­2014 Funded Programs in Health & Wellness Agency

Program

Funding

Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network

Community Health Worker Program

$43,500

Buffalo Urban League

Senior Multi-Service Center

$42,000

Child & Adolescent Treatment Services

Clinical Treatment

Child & Adolescent Treatment Services

Intensive Case Management (ICM) Wrap Program

$29,000

Child & Adolescent Treatment Services

Lee Gross Anthone Child Advocacy Center

$55,000

Child & Family Services of Erie County

Haven House Counseling and Advocacy Program

$49,000

Child & Family Services of Erie County

Preventive Services Program

$41,000

Child & Family Services of Erie County

Senior Companion Program

$20,000

Compeer of Greater Buffalo

Compeer for Older Adults

$17,000

Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Strengthening Families Program

$27,257

Family Help Center

Core Services

$74,500

Family Justice Center of Erie County

Family Justice Center of Erie County

Hearts and Hands: Faith in Action

Hearts and Hands

$45,000

International Institute of Buffalo

Domestic Violence Victim Services

$46,000

Jericho Road Ministries

Hope Refugee Drop-In Center (Health)

$25,000

Jericho Road Ministries

The Priscilla Project

$30,000

Lt. Colonel Matt Urban Human Services Center of W.N.Y.

Senior Services Program

$30,121

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.

Domestic Violence Advocacy at the Family Justice Center

$58,000

Olmsted Center for Sight

Senior Vision Services

$22,000

Rural Transit Service, Inc.

Movin’ Seniors

$10,000

Schiller Park Community Services

Senior Citizen Center

$13,000

The Salvation Army

Golden Age Center

$23,000

Valley Community Association

Keep Moving Program

$20,000

TOTAL

23 PROGRAMS

$133,000

$125,000

$978,378

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Volunteering

Since 1917, hundreds of thousands of people have given their time, talent, resources and passion to transform the quality of life for people in need in Buffalo and Erie County through United Way’s volunteer programs and initiatives. • Our volunteers are instrumental in helping United Way accomplish its mission • They contribute thousands of hours of service to support programs that make our community stronger • Their service amounts to significant savings in operational costs for United Way and our partner agencies • They provide a critical source of support for agencies that do not have the resources to accomplish their goals without the help of volunteers

Volunteering

Suzette O’Brien Volunteer Services Manager 887-2744 suzette.obrien@uwbec.org 28 | uwbec.org


Volunteerism fills a critical need in WNY More than 150 local nonprofit agencies offer ways to volunteer, from one-day events to ongoing projects. Here are some examples of how United Way has supported our community through volunteerism:

“Without the dedication and passion of our volunteers, United Way would not be able to create lasting change in Western New York. They are a testament to the power of action for the greater good in our community.”

Family Volunteer Day Parents, children, grandparents and neighbors joined together for a fun, rewarding day of helping local nonprofits complete projects at our third annual Family Volunteer Day. Over the past four years, 800 people contributed 2,200 hours of service.

Community Baby Shower Area companies hosted baby showers and collected baby items—such as diapers, baby wipes, sleep sacks and digital thermometers—to help give local at-risk moms and infants a great start. In the past two years, more than 84 companies held showers, and nearly 800 gift bags were donated

Michael Weiner President & CEO

to families in need.

Business Meets Community United Way works closely with local businesses to find corporate volunteer activities that meet the company’s needs and interests. Over the last three years, 2,300 employees from 108 companies have given 11,900 hours of service to local agencies.

Volunteer Recognition Breakfast 140 volunteers attended United Way’s annual breakfast, which was held during National Volunteer Week. The event featured guest speaker and longtime community volunteer David Hore, co-president of PCB Group, Inc.

Many thanks to Paul Snyder and the Hyatt Regency Buffalo for hosting the annual Volunteer Recognition Breakfast.

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Volunteering

Community Impact Volunteers It is with heartfelt gratitude that we recognize the Community Impact Volunteers for their selfless gift of time, talent and commitment to our community. Their role as subject matter experts and ambassadors of responsible and effective investment of United Way resources in community programs has a lasting and positive impact on the well-being of our community. These dedicated volunteers actively participate in a thoughtful and rigorous process through which critical funding decisions are made to ensure that the gifts that our donors entrust us with are directed toward the most pressing community issues. Community Impact Chair Roger Cominsky Hiscock & Barclay

Community Impact Cabinet Chet Bridger M&T Bank

Christopher Kempton Walsh Duffield Insurance Cos.

Michael Henry Community Volunteer

John Leardon M&T Bank

Community Impact Investment Council ··Alexis Agnello

··Matthew Bujnicki

··Sandra Falsone

··Theresa Kazmierczak

··Martha Sawicki

··Patricia Watson

··Francisco Arinci

··Cheryl Carr

··Mary Farrell

··Karen Kline

··Tina Seltz

··Anthony Wiley

··Jackeline Bancayan

··Karen Carroll

··Sara Lynn Gales

··Judy LiPuma

··Carl Snitzer

··Andrew Wilton

··Andrew Bennett

··Christopher Choi

··Deborah Goldman

··Brian McGowan

··Charles Syms

··Anthony Wiley

··Stephanie Bifano

··Linda Croglia

··Patricia Gonzalez

··Mary McWatters

··Daniel Szewc

··Karen Williams

··Amanda Bigos

··Karen Danahy

··John Greico

··Pamela Murphy

··Lisa Szpilewski

··Tonja Williams

··Leilani Black

··Debbie Davidson

··Ellen Hamm

··Christina Nelson

··Maria Thomas

··Andrew Wilton

··Mark Brand

··Diane Dillon

··J. Patrick Henry

··Dan Orcutt

··Nira Tobochnik

··Marie Jo Brehm

··Kelly Dixon

··Janet Hinkel

··Margaret Porter

··Tracy Touris

··Carina Brown

··Bradley Dossinger

··Mary Jo Hunt

··Ronald Reuman

··Mark Tramont

··Lynn Brunner

··Amy Dvorak

··Willie Mae Johnson

··Albert Rinaldi

··Karyn Ventrilla

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Many thanks to Rich Products for sponsoring Family Volunteer Day for each of the past four years.

VolunteerWNY.org Exceeds 4,000 Registered Volunteers United Way and The Service Collaborative of Western New York work in partnership to offer this prolific online database of hundreds of community volunteer opportunities.

Our sincerest thanks to the following sponsors for their generous support of our Community Baby Shower:

Since launching the site in 2011, 4,000+ volunteers have registered on the site. In September 2013, uGive.org merged with VolunteerWNY.org to provide high school students with a free, comprehensive resource to connect with volunteer opportunities in our area.

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D ay of c a r i n g

Day of Caring

Joyce Brown Special Events Manager 887-2799 joyce.brown@uwbec.org 32 | uwbec.org


Thousands step up to help The largest single-day volunteer effort in WNY brought 3,100+ volunteers together to complete 177 projects that helped improve our community at United Way’s 21st Annual Day of Caring on August 21, 2013. 137 companies in Erie County enthusiastically participated in the day’s activities at 120 local agencies for a total of 14,166 service hours. Projects included gardening, cleaning, landscaping, painting, maintenance and organizing. Volunteers also served lunch to seniors, mentored young people or chaperoned field trips. The event was followed by a volunteer fair where individuals could connect with nonprofit organizations to find opportunities to get involved in future volunteer efforts.

21 years of Service For more than two decades, people from companies throughout Buffalo and Erie County have gathered to lend a hand to nonprofit agencies. In the past 21 years, volunteers have donated nearly 421,000 service hours. Many thanks to the following sponsors for their generous support of the 21st Annual Day of Caring:

$7.5 million in value

106,000

421,000

Volunteers

hours of service

And, thank you to the following companies for their generous in-kind donations:

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No t fo r P r of i t Resource Center

Our Not For Profit Resource Center (NFPRC) offers local agencies a broad range of training and services that help them achieve their goals of making our community stronger.

Not for profit resource center

Joe Roccisano Director of Agency Relations 887-2757 joseph.roccisano@uwbec.org 34 | uwbec.org

Empowering Local Nonprofits with Invaluable Support Throughout the year, the NFPRC offers free training, seminars and programs to help nonprofits:

Maximize Resources

Build Employee Skills

Reduce Costs

Improve Efficiencies


Project Management for Nonprofits With 500+ members from various WNY industries, the Buffalo Chapter of the Project Management Institute has trained and provided mentors for 30 nonprofits over the past two years in collaboration with United Way.

Business Planning for Nonprofits Based on the planning methods of a major local corporation, this course helps area agencies construct an annual plan, assign responsibilities, develop timetables, monitor the plan, and more. In the past two years, 15 local nonprofits have completed the training.

Agency Executives Association (AEA) The AEA is a group of 130+ chief executive officers dedicated to improving the delivery of human services in Western New York. The AEA offers quarterly educational programs and a facilitated monthly CEO Leadership Forum.

The Fund for Alliances promotes, facilitates and supports collaborative strategies such

Six Sigma Yields Results

as shared services and mergers among human service agencies. The Fund provides grants

Six Sigma Quality Improvement training for

to cover costs associated with these activities, such as legal fees, accounting services or

nonprofits focuses on enhancing processes

other incremental costs.

through measurement, methodology

Fund for Alliances

and strategy. As a result, nonprofits can

Digital Access Learning In partnership with the University of Buffalo School of Management and the University at Buffalo’s Distance Education and Video Conference Operations (DEVO), we offer training through digital video technology, enabling nonprofits to access training via the internet, CD or DVD. Since its inception, 31 nonprofits have conducted 60 video trainings.

Grant Writing Over the past year, we presented Grant Writing Tips and Introduction to Finding Funders. A total of 64 nonprofit representatives attended the free trainings, and numerous others downloaded the programs via video.

Purchasing Discounts Area nonprofits get significant cost savings through our collaboration with Altus Management Group, the Greater New York Hospital Association, and the Premier national group purchasing organization, which make hundreds of affordable goods and services available to nonprofits.

improve services, serve more people, and serve them more consistently. Since 2007, 57 nonprofits have completed 75 projects through our Six Sigma program, streamlining their processes and improving organizational impact.

Measurable outcomes from participants • Decreased no-shows by 20% • Increased productivity by 30% •R  educed defects by 95% • Reduced costs by $19,000 • Doubled compliance rate • Doubled number of people served • Increased number qualifying for assistance by 64% •R  educed cycle time, leading to $125,000 increase in revenue

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United Way Challenge Thousands of people participated in our annual United Way Challenge, contributing a minimum of $1 per week for one year. They were automatically entered to win great prizes, including 16 grand prizes and 48 daily prizes over the course of 10 weeks.

The Power of a Dollar The Big Winners Congratulations to our 2012 United Way Challenge prize winners:

$1,000 Evans Bank Debit Card Winners: ··Pat Lewandowski, Wegmans

··Christopher Holland, Buffalo Bills

··Blake Eister, Wegmans

··John Borcuch, Praxair

$1,000 Wegmans Gift Card Winners: ··Kate Pawliske, GEICO

··Marylou Conaway, Lactalis American

··Gail Voat, Lockport City Schools

··Barbara Jones, Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers

··Jeffrey Carter, Curtis Screw

Delaware North Companies Kennedy Space Center Trip Winner: ··Robin Marinaccio, Rich Products

Buffalo Bills & Buffalo Bisons Sports Fanatic Pack Winner: ··Craig Grochowski, Bank of America

All the prizes were donated and they ranged from a trip for two to Kennedy Space Center to $1,000 grocery gift cards to event tickets, luxury suites, and more.

$1,000 Tops Gasoline Card Winners: ··Michelle Hogan, Occidental

··John Lesny, IIMAK

··Lawrence Sherlick, Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority

··Dorothy Jones, Erie County Health Department ··Beth Oliveri, Merchants Insurance

Each year, the United Way Challenge raises thousands of dollars for the annual Campaign, and we could not do it without the enthusiastic support of our United Way Challenge sponsors. Grand Prize Sponsors

United Way Challenge

Rema Hanash Director of Resource Development 887-2614 rema.hanash@uwbec.org 36 | uwbec.org

Media Sponsors


your dollars create change $2 provides 1 child with 52 days of high-quality afterschool programming

provides 1 senior or disabled person with needed transportation

provides 1 senior with exercise, nutrition & companionship

per week

$3

per week

provides 1 at-risk child with an adult role model

$4

per week helps 1 at-risk youth choose a nonviolent path

$5

per week

provides financial education to 5 low-income individuals/families

$8

provides 1 lowincome household with match support to purchase a home

per week

$10 helps 4 new moms learn their role as their child’s first teacher

per week

$15 per week

provides vocational training to low-income populations

provides medical, legal and emotional assistance to 10 victims of domestic violence

ensures that health needs of pregnant/ parenting moms & their infants are met

$20 per week

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Board of directors We are deeply grateful for the passionate commitment and leadership of our Board of Directors. Their expertise and guidance is essential to the success of United Way’s mission.

O ff i c e r s

Steve Finch* Chair GM Powertrain

“We are so fortunate to have 32 community leaders on our board and 15 on our Advisory Council who are deeply engaged in United Way’s work and offer their time and energy to ensure that the organization is strong, both now and into the future.”

Jay McWatters* Vice Chair/Treasurer Dopkins & Company

Richard McCarthy* Vice Chair M&T Bank

LuAnne Kingston* Secretary HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

Herbert J. Glose* Counsel** Hiscock & Barclay

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M e mb e r s

Tina Battistoni-Paul Rich Products Corporation

Jeremy Beck* Anvil Investment Partners

John Christopher Hodgson Russ LLP

Jim Ciroli First Niagara Bank

Dennis Elsenbeck* National Grid

Robert Feldman Gross Shuman Brizdle & Gilfillan PC

Gretchen Geitter Buffalo Bills

Brian Gwitt Damon Morey

Roderick Hennings Zion Dominion Global Ministries

Evelyn Hidalgo #76 Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy

David Hore PCB Piezotronics

Frank Hotchkiss* United Steelworkers

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B o a r d of d i r e c t o r s

Welcome to Our New Members We are honored to welcome the following board members who were elected to the board in 2013:

M e mb e r s

Peter Hunt Hunt Real Estate ERA - Administration

Dr. Richard Jurasek* Medaille College

Eileen Morgan* Delaware North Companies, Inc.

Eugene Partridge LPCiminelli Inc.

Honorable Robert Russell Buffalo City Court

Elizabeth Savino CTG

James Walleshauser* Independent Health

A. Scott Weber University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Robert Feldman David Hore Frank Hotchkiss Lisa Lindquist Sharon Randaccio Elizabeth Savino Darley Willis

Our Sincerest Thanks The following board members concluded their service this year, and we greatly appreciate the time, talent and expertise they gave so generously to United Way: Carey Anderson Stephen Bell Gretchen Fierle Michael Hoffert Lou Santiago Robert Stevenson Florence Tripi

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Report to the Comm u n i t y

Lisa Lindquist Travers, Collins & Company

David McNamara Phillips Lytle LLP

Dr. Khalid Qazi Catholic Health System Sisters of Charity Hospital

Sharon Randaccio Performance Management Partners

More than 150 representatives from local companies, foundations, and government and nonprofit agencies attended the Annual Report to the Community in November 2012. Howard Zemsky, managing partner of Larkin Development Group, gave the keynote address and reflected on recent community successes, the efforts of the Larkin Community Improvement Fund, and his long involvement with United Way throughout his career. Board Chair Steve Finch and President

Peter Spira UBS Financial Services Inc.

Keith Stolzenburg* PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP

& CEO Michael Weiner shared highlights of a year where United Way took great strides—including raising $13.6 million in the 2011 Campaign, the second yearover-year increase in Campaign results.

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Advisory Council

M e mb e r s

Wise Counsel on Strategic Issues The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Advisory Council is made up of 15 outstanding community leaders who provide experienced guidance on issues that are critically important to our organization and community. Their leadership has a lasting positive impact on United Way’s mission, and we are deeply grateful for their commitment.

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Kathleen Lawley Best Lawley Insurance

Donald K. Boswell WNY Public Broadcasting Association

Pam Heilman Of Counsel Hodgson Russ LLP

Kirsti Hunt LPCiminelli Inc.

Honorable E. Jeannette Ogden Unified Court System

Donald A. Ogilvie Erie 1 BOCES


Roger Cominsky Hiscock & Barclay

Anne Glose Moog Inc.

Richard S. Gold M&T Bank

Maureen Hurley Rich Products Corporation

Jeremy Jacobs Jr. Delaware North Companies, Inc.

Mike Keating Wegmans Food Markets

Jim Tilley Community Volunteer

John (Jack) Walsh III Walsh Duffield Insurance Cos.

Robert Zak Merchants Insurance Group

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A d vo c a c y Wo r k

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County is dedicated to solving complex community problems through public policy related advocacy work at the local, state and federal level, when those issues align with our mission and/or affect our partner agencies and the nonprofit sector.

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Uniting and Mobilizing Our Community Our advocacy efforts aim to build public will, support shared measurement, mobilize funding, advance supportive public policies and engage volunteers, among other objectives. The public sector is a critical decision maker and partner in providing Education, Income and Health & Wellness services, and is the major provider and funder of health and human services. Laws and budget decisions affect many of the critical programs that are necessary to create lasting change. United Way prioritizes its public policy activities to address issues in our three platform areas, including, but not limited to: High-quality childcare Early learning & intervention services After-school, anti-delinquency & out-of-school-time programming Home visitation programs Professional development & program improvements for early learning

Increasing NYS Earned Income Tax Credit Ensuring sufficient funding for safety net programs Changing NYS asset limit for TANF eligibility Increasing availability of affordable housing Improving the workforce development system

Improving programs for healthy birth outcomes & a healthy start in life Addressing food insecurity Support for nutrition outreach & education programs Preserving funding for needed health & nutrition programs Solidifying 2-1-1 as a critical information & referral resource in NYS

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Endowment & Planned Giving Program In Gratitude United Way of Buffalo & Erie County is honored and deeply grateful to be the recipient of a very generous and unexpected $2.7 million endowment gift from the estate of Mrs. Peggy Elfvin, widow of the late Judge John Elfvin. Judge Elfvin passed away in 2009 and Mrs. Elfvin passed away in October of 2012. The Elfvins were longtime supporters of United Way and members of the Tocqueville Society. This undesignated bequest— by far the largest gift our United Way has ever received—will be placed in United Way’s Endowment Fund to help support longterm financial stability, future programming initiatives and ongoing operating costs.

Planned Giving

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Leaving a Legacy Over the past year, United Way has begun to create an Endowment and Planned Giving program to help ensure the longevity of our life-changing programs, collaborations and initiatives, in addition to offsetting some of the essential operating costs that support the work we do in our key platform areas and beyond. The development of a robust endowment fund will help maximize the amount of donor dollars that can be directed toward critical programs that help people in need in Western New York and strengthen the entire community. It will also help to alleviate some of the day-to-day costs, allowing our skilled staff and extensive network of volunteers to concentrate on addressing the community’s most pressing issues. Please consider United Way in your estate plan.

To c q u e v i l l e So c i e t y Legacy Circle

The United Way Tocqueville Society Legacy Circle honors current Tocqueville members who have also made legacy commitments of $200,000 or more. We are tremendously grateful to the following people for their generous legacy contributions. Together their gifts total over $1.1 million, ensuring that the impact of their charitable giving will be felt for generations to come.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Walsh Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Weiner Margaret and Bob Zak

Endowment & Planned Giving Committee Chair Robert Zak Merchants Insurance Group United Way Advisory Council

Committee Thomas Baker KeyBank NA Robert Bennett Community Volunteer Kathleen Lawley Best Lawley Insurance United Way Advisory Council John Christopher Hodgson Russ LLP United Way Board of Directors Paulette Crooke Community Volunteer

Peter Grogan United Capital Private Wealth Counseling Peter Spira UBS Financial Services Inc. United Way Board of Directors Jim Tilley Community Volunteer United Way Advisory Council James Bender, CFRE Endowment/Planned Giving Consultant Hearts and Hands - Faith in Action

In 2012, United Way generated $398,000 in planned giving commitments.

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Tocqueville Society足 Tocqueville Society giving ($10,000+) grew by 13% in 2012. We are deeply grateful to our co-chairs, David Hore and Mary Jo and Peter Hunt, and to all the Tocqueville Society members for their tremendous generosity and community leadership.

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To c q u e v i l l e So c i e t y Co - C h a i r s

David Hore

Mary Jo and Peter Hunt

M e mb e r s

Alice and Jeremy Jacobs Jr.

Carl and Carol Montante

Joseph A. Gardella and Carol A. Kizis

Theresa and Frank Papa


M e mb e r s

Jack Hahn

Ralph and Mary Wilson

Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Walsh Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank McGuire

Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy M. Jacobs Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter B. Flickinger

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Stevenson

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Shedler

Mr. Patrick Hodgson

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Tocqueville Society­ M e mb e r s

Ross B. Kenzie

Rajat and Jenny Shah

Diana M. and Ronald J. Papa

Ruth Kahn Stovroff

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Penfold

M e mb e r l i s t i n g M i l l i o n Do l l a r Ro u n d t a b l e * Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy M. Jacobs Sr. $ 1 0 0 , 000+ ··The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation:

– Janet Day – Robert J. Kresse – Thomas D. Lunt

* Members of the Million Dollar Roundtable have donated a total of $1M or more to United Way over the years.

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$ 5 0 ,000 – 99, 99 9 ··The Bennett Family

··Seymour H. Knox Foundation:

– Mr. Northrup R. Knox Jr.

··William and Patricia Frederick

– Mr. Benjamin K. Campbell

– Mr. Seymour H. Knox IV

– Mr. Hazard K. Campbell

$ 2 5 ,000 – 49, 99 9 ··Mr. and Mrs. C. Teo Balbach and Ms. Melissa Balbach and John Bace

– Christopher T. Greene – Robert J.A. Irwin

··Sebastian, Awner and Kuch Group at Merrill Lynch:

··The James H. Cummings Foundation:

– Theodore I. Putnam, MD

– Mrs. Maxine and Dr. Steven Awner

– Charles F. Kreiner, Jr.

··Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Garman

– Mr. William and Mrs. Marie Kuch

– Richard C. Bryan, Jr.

··Jack Hahn, Hahn Family Foundation

– Mr. Chris and Mrs. Kimberly Sebastian

– William L. Joyce

··Stanford and Judith Lipsey

··Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Wilmers

– Amy L. Clifton

··The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation

··Two members wish to remain anonymous

··The Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation

– Brad Wyckoff

··Bob and Carolyn Montgomery

··Bill and Jody Dowdall

– Elizabeth Stevens Gurney

··Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Sadler Jr.

··Josephine Goodyear Foundation:

··David and Shari Hore

··Rajat and Jenny Shah

– Edward F. Walsh, Jr.

··Alice and Jeremy Jacobs Jr.

··Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Stevenson

– William B. Gisel, Jr.

··Marlene and Irwin* Katzman

··Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Walsh Jr.

– Rev. Ellen M. Montgomery

··Christopher and Lindsey Koch

··Margaret and Bob Zak

– Karen S. Magee

··John and Marsha Koelmel

··One member wishes to remain anonymous

– Elizabeth S. Mitchell

··Lawley Insurance

$ 1 5 ,000 – 24, 99 9

$ 1 0 ,000 – 14, 99 9 ··Jim and Rosemary Biddle

··Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Hamister

··Sandy and Margie Nobel

··Ann and Bob Brady

··William and Anne Joyce

··Sandra and Greg Norwood

··The Brooks Family Foundation

··Mr. and Mrs. Patrick W. E. Hodgson

··Nils and Sandra Olsen

··Joan and David Bruce

··Peter and Mary Jo Hunt

··Alphonso and Marcia O’Neil-White

··Jerry and Barbara Castiglia

··Louis and Joan Jacobs

··Ronald J. and Diana M. Papa

··Randall and Suzanne Clark

··Frank and Theresa Papa

··Paulette M. Crooke and Michael Toner

··Dr. Kenneth R. and Mrs. Linda A. Kahn Roswell Park Cancer Institute

··Frank and Robin Curci

··Ruth Kahn Stovroff

··Frederick and Lisa Pierce

··Mark and Nancy Davis - Davis Family Foundation

··Mrs. Bernard J. Kennedy

··Mrs. Frederick S. Pierce

··Mr. Ross B. Kenzie

··Anne and Phil Rimmler

··Michael T. and Ann G. Dings

··Brian and Deborah Lipke

··Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Shedler

··Robert and Elizabeth Evans

··Mr. and Mrs. Frank McGuire

··Mrs. Kenneth L. Slawson

··Drs. Eli Farhi and Emily S. Friedan

··Arthur Moats

··Robert J. & Martha B. Fierle Foundation

··Carol and Carl Montante

··Tim and Colleen Tevens Columbus McKinnon Corp.

··Ryan Fitzpatrick

··Charles Moran

··Jim and Michal Wadsworth

··Mr. and Mrs. Peter B. Flickinger

··De Moss

··Gina and Michael Weiner

··Dr. Joseph A. Gardella Jr. and Carol A. Kizis

··Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Newman

··Mary and Ralph Wilson

··Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Gioia

··Mr. and Mrs. James D. Newman

··Howard and Leslie Zemsky

··Mrs. Donna M. Gonser

··Michael and Marcy Newman

··Five members wish to remain anonymous

··Peter Grogan and Christye Peterson United Capital Private Wealth Counseling

··Carol and Reg Newman

··Richard and Karen Penfold

* We would like to express our deepest condolences to the families of our Tocqueville members who have passed away.

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“Western New York is in the midst of an unprecedented revitalization, and a strong community needs strong people and strong leaders. When people have access to quality education, quality work and good health, we are all better for it, which is why the Tocqueville Society is so critical to the success of our community.�

Howard Zemsky

Managing Partner, Larkin Development Group

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Philanthropists of the Year Howard & Leslie Zemsky

Conversation about Buffalo’s rebound from its rust belt image is often heady with idealism and hope. However, it sometimes overlooks the most important element in our community’s renaissance: the people who are making ideals a reality. People like Howard and Leslie Zemsky embody commitment to progress and inspire all of Western New York. Howard and Leslie have lived in Buffalo for over 30 years, and in

Arts Academy, which she serves as president. In the past, she has

the process have built an impactful legacy in this community. Aside

been founding chair of Advancing Arts and Culture Buffalo Niagara,

from growing their businesses here and raising their three children,

a member of the Maria Love Convalescent Fund Board, trustee

Kayla, Harry, and David, the Zemskys have actively improved quality

of the Erie County Cultural Resource Advisory Board, and trustee

of life for others through board involvement, significant financial

of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.

support, and active volunteering with many nonprofit organizations.

It comes as no surprise that the Zemsky children are also high

Howard’s educational, professional and volunteer experience is broad,

achievers. All attended Nichols School and have a history of donating

with a Michigan State University Bachelor’s degree, MBA from the

to their grade school alma mater, Elmwood Franklin. Harry graduated

University of Rochester, and years of business experience. He owns

from the University of Vermont and enthusiastically promotes events

his own private investment firm, Taurus Capital Partners, LLC, and

in Larkinville, including live music and “Food Truck Tuesdays,” where

serves as chairman of the NFTA; co-chair of the WNY Regional Economic

he also operates Square 1 Sandwiches out of a trendy converted

Development Council; director of Medical Recovery Management;

Airstream trailer. David will be graduating from Ithaca College in 2014

director of Buffalo Place, Inc.; president of the Richardson Center

with a degree in Business Administration. Kayla works in New York City

Corporation; and chair of the Buffalo State College Council. As past

as coordinator of major gifts at the Whitney Museum.

president of the Martin House Restoration Corporation Board of

Evidence of the Zemskys’ generous spirit abounds in our community.

Directors, Howard cultivated a personal love of architecture and Buffalo history that has carried over to his other projects, particularly the Larkin Development Project.

Their philanthropic support has extended to Elmwood Franklin School, Chautauqua Institution, Temple Beth Zion, Nichols School, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County,

Howard is also the managing partner of Larkin Development Group,

Roswell Park, the Buffalo Philharmonic, and the Buffalo Zoo. This

the leader in redeveloping the historic Larkin District in Buffalo into

tradition of philanthropy goes back even further to Howard’s father

a mixed-use commercial, residential and retail hub. Leslie works

Sam Zemsky (the newest resident of Larkinville) and his late mother

as the Director of Fun for Larkin Square, where she executes special

Shirley, who both supported many Buffalo-based organizations.

events and projects that attract an ever-increasing volume of locals

Howard and Leslie Zemsky are making a tremendous impact in our

and out-of-town visitors to this now-bustling destination.

community’s recent renaissance, but their influence extends into

While Howard’s background shows a dedication to development,

both the past and the future. From restoration projects, to support

Leslie’s charitable experience reflects a commitment to education,

for the arts, to extraordinary philanthropic and volunteer commitments,

the arts, and Buffalo culture. In addition to owning and running,

they have been instrumental in creating a new Western New York.

Rockspring Designs, Leslie serves on the boards of the Buffalo Arts

With gratitude, we proudly honor them as the United Way Tocqueville

and Technology Center, Visit Buffalo Niagara, and the Buffalo Fine

Society Philanthropists of the Year.

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Leadership Society The 4,000+ members of the Leadership Society play an essential role in the success of United Way’s mission. Their generosity helps support local programs that address critical needs in Education, Income, and Health & Wellness.

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The lasting impact of great leadership When you invest in United Way, your gift also extends into training, volunteerism and community initiatives. This comprehensive approach allows for the greatest positive impact on the most pressing community needs. Your gift goes a long way toward helping people

Leadership Society Benefits Individuals who contribute $500 or more receive: • Recognition on uwbec.org (gifts of $500+) and in Annual Report ($1,000+) • Invitations to personal tours of local agencies to see how your generosity is changing lives •P  referential registration for personal

$500 helps two new mothers learn their role as their child’s first teacher through in-home visits that teach parenting and early literacy skills

and professional development opportunities, such as Board Leadership Training • Special opportunities to volunteer and connect with other Leadership Society members and their families

$1,000 helps a low-income person with a

•E  xclusive access to Lunch with Leaders;

disability improve his or her employment

past hosts include Robert Wilmers of

through vocational training to enhance job skills

M&T Bank and Judge William Skretny

$2,500 helps 16 seniors stay independent by providing exercise, nutrition and companionship

$1,300 provides two months of high-quality, accredited care for a child from a low-income family, helping to ensure that the child is prepared with the skills to enter school

$520 provides match support for a low-income

Many thanks to our generous

household to purchase a home, which leads to

Leadership Society sponsors:

more stability for the family and the community

$1,000 ensures that the health needs of pregnant and parenting moms and their infants are met through intensive outreach and engagement

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L e a d e r s h i p So c i e t y $5,000 – 9,999 ··Rick and Sylvia Abramson

··Roger Des Forges

··Mr. and Mrs. John A. Mitchell

··John P. Amershadian and Denise Hanlon Hodgson Russ LLP

··Peter Eliopoulos and Maria Allen

··Robert P. Thill and Elizabeth A. Moll Charitable Gift Fund

··Barbara and Brian Baird

··Nancy and Richard Ferranti

··Joseph H. and Diane J. Bell Moog Inc.

··Janet and Kevin J. Gibbons M.D.

··Stephen W. Bell ··William and Katherine Bissett

··Mr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Fairbairn

·· Mr. Jeffery J. Grace, M.D. and Mrs. Marim E. Grace ··Mrs. Halim A. Habib

··Mr. and Mrs. James R. Boldt

··John J. and Maureen O. Hurley Canisius College/Rich Products Corporation

··Gary and Willow Brost

··Edwin M. Johnston Jr.

··Mr. and Mrs. James K. Ciroli

··Drs. David and Emily Ets-Hokin

··Mark J. Czarnecki and Elizabeth Czarnecki

··Adair and Kevin Kearney

··Mary Anne and Ray Dannenhoffer University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

··Ms. Nora K. McGuire ··Jay and Mary McWatters

··Van and Trudy Mollenberg ··Henry and Patty Porter ··The Reilly Family ··Mr. Kevin Reinhard ··David and Marjorie Schmidt Ernst & Young LLP ··Maria Testa and Thomas Petrocelli ··Alan and Phyllis Vogt ··Connie and Jack Walsh ··Susan A. Wojnar ··Tom and Carolyn Wrinn ··Four members wish to remain anonymous

$2,500 – 4,999 ··Carey and Gordon Anderson ··Martha and Tom Anderson ··Martin G. Anderson

··Dennis and Leilani Black University at Buffalo, The State University of New York ··Mr. Kenneth Blumenthal

··Pamela S. Cuddihy ··Georgia and Robert Dachille ··Dr. Gary F. Dargush

··Robert Bojdak and Sarah Williams

··Kevin Darrington Tops Friendly Markets

··Jill and Keith Bond

··Ms. Diane M. Del Santo

··Dr. Robert F. Burkard

··Dr. and Mrs. Angelo M. DelBalso

··Raymond and Deborah Burke

··Mr. Chad A. Deneve

··Kirk and Gayle Barton

··Mrs. Marjorie S. Buyers

··Jim and Cheryl Deuschle

··Judi and Tom Basinski

··Mr. Eric J. Buziak

··Mr. Paul A. Dines

··Alvino and Kristin Battistoni Rich Products Corporation

··Mr. Anthony J. Canney, Jr.

··Ms. Geraldine N. Ditch

··Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Cantara

··Paul and Mary Grace Bauer

··Mr. and Mrs. Bryan D. Carr

··Andrew and Teresa Dorn TMP Technologies Inc.

··Mr. and Mrs. James J. Beardi

··Ken and Robin Carter

··Jeff and Jeanne Dorn

··Keith and Patricia Belanger

··H. Randall and Rebecca Chestnut

··Sally and Don Dussing

··Keith A. Belote

··Lettie and Robert Chilson

··Sri Devi Duvvuri

··John and Mary Beltrami

··Arthur B. Chmura

··Ms. Kathleen H. Emery

··Nancy Bergan

··Kenneth and Karen Christie

··Ken English

··Dr. Joseph E. Bernat

··John and Mary Christopher Family Hodgson Russ LLP

··Mr. and Mrs. Stanley L. Evans

··Mr. William Bernhardi ··Dr. Diane R. Bessel

··Roger F. Cominsky

··Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Fagerburg

··Mr. and Mrs. James Biddle Sr.

··Mr. Michael G. Conroy

··Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Feeney

··Mr. Daniel A. Bierut

··Murray and Mary Elizabeth Covello Praxair Inc.

··Bob and Lisa Feldman Gross Shuman Brizdle & Gilfillan PC

··Connie and Jim Arena ··Donna and Ron Baker Fisher-Price ··Jack and Sharon Barrett Tops Friendly Markets

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··Nick and Trish Fabozzi


··Robert and Ruth Fleming

··Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kessler

··Jeanne and Andrew Fornarola

··Steve and Mary Kiener

··Dr. James Gannon

··LuAnne and Jeff Kingston HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

··Ms. Kerri L. Garrison HealthNow New York Inc. d/b/a BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York ··Mark Garvelli ··Jamie Giammaresi ··Bill and Mary Gisel ··Deborah Gondek ··Robert and Allison Graber ··Ms. Patricia N. Grace ··Paul Graham ··Gene and Kathy Gramza ··Hon. Nancy Lee Gregg ··Gordon and Gretchen Gross ··Pete Grum ··Mark Guasteferro ··Brian Hale ··Elizabeth Hale M&T Bank ··Rema S. Hanash ··Robert and Pamela Heilman ··Mr. Mark P. and Catherine A. Higgins ··Dr. and Mrs. William J. Hill ··Connie Holoman and Chris Holoman University at Buffalo Research Foundation ··Mr. and Mrs. James Houser Delaware North Companies Inc. ··Laura Hubbard ··Mr. Philip H. Hubbell ··Martha and Tom Hyde ··Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. A. Irwin ··Dr. Joseph Izzo ··Bruce and Diane Christian Jackson ··Dr. Stephen Jacobson and Anita Greber ··Jeffrey and Pamela Johnson ··Mrs. Nancy Wolven-Juron ··Marge Kafka

··Dr. Lynn T. Kozlowski

Preparing a New Generation of Board Leaders

··Kirk La

In the face of greater need and scarcer

··William Klenk HealthNow New York Inc. d/b/a BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York

··J. Michael Lehman and Joan H. Lehman ··Rick and Mary Lesniak ··Ellis G. Levine, M.D. Roswell Park Cancer Institute ··Patrick J. Long ··Jeffrey Lowry

resources, nonprofit organizations have an increasing urgency to recruit strong boards. At the same time, many eager and enthusiastic young professionals are interested in serving their communities. As a result, both nonprofits and prospective board members have

··Jeff and Laura Maddigan

enthusiastically embraced the United

··Mr. and Mrs. William J. Magavern II

Way of Buffalo & Erie County’s Board

··Mrs. Lynn M. Mather

Leadership Training Program, which

··Harry and Susan Mayers ··Dr. Margaret H. McAloon

acts as “matchmaker” between nonprofits and potential board members. The program has had a waiting list for the

··Donna McClure

last two years, indicating a strong

··Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. and Penelope W. McDonald

volunteer outlook in our community.

··Mr. Gerald McDuffie and Ms. Brenda Williams McDuffie

program teaches young professionals about:

··Timothy McPoland Freed Maxick CPAs

• Fiscal & legal responsibilities

Held on an annual basis, the four-week • Board responsibilities

·· Drs. Errol E. Meidinger and Margaret A. Shannon

• Board operations

··Vicki Feine-Mineo and John Mineo

• Strategic planning

··Roseanne Berger M.D. and Dan Morelli M.D.

• Marketing & fundraising

··Bob and Stephanie Morgan

• Program outcomes at the board level

··Kevin and Pam Murphy

The culmination of the program is akin

··Marjie and John Nau

to “speed dating” for board membership.

··Kim M. Newton

On May 16, 2013, 104 participants met

··Dr. Susan M. Nochajski

with nonprofits to determine if there was

··Dr. Thomas H. Nochajski ··Mike and Tina Nowicki

a good fit. As a result, many new board members are currently hard at work for the betterment of our community.

··The Honorable E. Jeannette Ogden ··Todd M. Joseph and Barbara J. Ostfeld

··Mark and Sabina Karwan

··Mr. and Mrs. John A. Pappano Phillips Lytle LLP

··Mike and Lori Keating

··Mr. and Mrs. Eugene T. Partridge Jr.

··Gary and Joanne Keith

··Mrs. Braman Pomeroy

··David and Joan Kernan

··Libby and Dennis Ponton

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L e a d e r s h i p So c i e t y ··Mr. and Mrs. Gary Quenneville

··Dr. Joyce E. Sirianni

··Theodore B.K. Walsh and Amy L. Clifton

··Jean and Lauren Rachlin

··Dr. Nancy J. Smyth

··Jeannette Ludwig and Claude Welch

··Alicia and Greg Rainstein

··Jim and Pat Smyton Phillips Lytle LLP

··James W. Whitcomb Phillips Lytle LLP

··Peter and Peggy Snajczuk

··Michael and Marybeth Whiting

··Mr. and Mrs. William J. Regan Jr.

··Ron and Lucy Soluri Sr.

··Ken and Elizabeth Wilson

··Linda Rehrauer Independent Health

··Peter and Judy Spira and Family

··Tom and Dorothy Wiswall Phillips Lytle LLP

··Paul and Ruth Reilly

··Mr. Sean P. Sullivan

··Marilyn and Jeffrey Rochwarger

··Paul J. Suozzi and Karen L. Spencer

··Hugh and Linda Russ

··Mr. Frederick Turino

··Carol and Vincent Salvatore

··Angelo A. Veanes

··Rebecca J. Schenk

··Chris and Dan Zimmer Delaware North Companies Inc.

··Glenn and Yvette Vincent Delaware North Companies Inc.

··Tina Zinter-Chahin

··Thomas L. Ramage and Audrey A. Ramage M&T Bank

··Jim and Ann Segarra

··Mr. and Mrs. Keith Stolzenburg

··Mr. Kevin M. Wyckoff ··Kathleen Rizzo Young and Kenneth Young HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

··The Vukelic Family Try It Distributing Company Inc.

··Barbara J. Morgan and Charles F. Zukoski University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

··James and Linda Walleshauser

··31 members wish to remain anonymous

··Kim Addelman

··Mr. Richard A. Aubrecht

··Carol and Paul Bartosz

··Manuel and Bernadette Aja

··David and Lisa Augustine

··Mrs. Brenda Basher

··Russell and JoAnne Alaimo

··Umesh Babaria

··Tina Battistoni-Paul

··Nicholas and Jennifer Alberalla

··George and Bernice Baeumler

··Mr. and Mrs. John S. Baudanza

··Kathleen Cassiol Alfano, Ph.D.

··Mary Bagley

··Mr. and Mrs. Chris Bauer

··Michael Allen

··Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baier

··Mr. Robert Bauer

··Richelle and Scott Allen-King

··Aggie and Jim Bailey Rich Products Corporation

··Ms. Judy L. Baumgartner Kaleida Health – Degraff

··Dr. Joan S. Baizer

··Robert J. Bavisotto Supermarket Management, Inc.

··Ann and John Sessions ··Anurag and Stephanie Singh Roswell Park Cancer Institute

$1,000 – 2,499

··Alison P. Altre-Kerber ··Mr. David W. Ambellan ··Brian Anderson ··Margaret Anderson HealthNow New York Inc. d/b/a BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York

··Ms. Dolores M. Baker ··Christopher J. Balisteri ··Sheryl R. Balisteri ··Michael Banks

··Ms. Muriel Anderson

··Mr. Patrick J. Bannister

··Deborah Andrews

··Mr. Marc M. Baranson

··John and Elizabeth Angelbeck

··Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Barbeau

··Joe and Maryalice Arcara

··Cynthia and Kevin Barker

··Lois Arcara

··Vanessa Barnabei, MD

··Richard M. and Tracey A. Argentieri

··Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Barney Jr.

··Stephanie and David Argentine-Reading

··David R. Barrett, CPA

··Robert Ashcroft

··Matt and Christine Bartels

··Joseph and Nancy Atkinson

··Dave and Wendy Barth

··Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Attea

··Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Bartolone

··Christopher and Shelley Au

··Mr. Gregory F. Bartolone

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··Mrs. Patricia S. Beagle ··Edwin and Susan Bean ··Doug and Ellen Bean ··Jeremy Beck ··Jerry and Mary Ellen Becker Praxair Inc. ··Mr. Max Becker Jr. ··Raymond J. Bednarski ··Judy and Tom Beecher ··Tish Behm ··Jeff and Susan Beich ··Kathy and Al Belair ··Dr. Carole F. Bellanca and Mr. Richard C. Sherrill


··Dee Bellanti HealthNow New York Inc. d/b/a BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York

··William E. Brady Roswell Park Cancer Institute

··Mr. and Mrs. George F. Bellows

··Kristin Brant-Kusz and Donald T. Kusz Jr.

··Christopher Belter Goldberg Segalla LLP

··Thomas Braunscheidel

··Dr. Howard and Lana Benatovich ··Graciela Benavides and Michael Robbins M&T Bank ··Deborah A. Bennett M&T Bank ··George and Anne Bergantz ··John and Suzanne Berger ··Richard P. Beyer

··Robert and Lynn Bragg

··Lauren Breen ··Joseph and Mary Brennan ··Chester T. and Lora M.M. Bridger M&T Bank ··Nate and Judy Bridges CHBWV ··The Rev. and Mrs. Peter W. Bridgford ··Al and Kim Broadbent

··Mr. Joseph D. Bielecki

··Nancy E. Brock M&T Bank

··Daniel J. Bierbrauer Jr. Merchants Insurance Group

··Arthur Bronson

··Mr. and Mrs. Bigham ··Dr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Billittier IV ··Brad A. Birmingham Hodgson Russ LLP

“As United Way Leadership Society members, we have the opportunity to help thousands of local people ‘rewrite their stories.’ United Way ensures that every dollar invested is responsibly directed toward life-changing initiatives that have the biggest positive impact.”

··Elaine and Mel Brothman ··Robyn L. Brouer ··Mr. and Mrs. Keith Brown ··Henry C. Brozyna

··John and Nancy Blaschak

··Christian Brutzer

··Meg and Andrew Blinzler

··Michael C. Bryant

··Sandra A. Block

··Donna Bryk

··Edward and Anne Bloomberg

··Mr. William E. Bucci

··Mr. Charles W. Boehler

··David and Patty Budniewski

··Peg Bohnert, M.D.

··Keith and Mary Burich

··Mr. Timothy Boling

··Michael J. Burke

··Mrs. Crystal B. Boling-Barton

··Ryan and Susan Burke

··Mr. Michael Bonetto

··Ms. Kathleen M. Burns

··David Carlino Cannon Design

··Pamela and Raymond Borawski

··Michael and Barbara Burns

··Bruce and Annie Carlson

··Mr. David R. Bordonaro

··Thomas B. Burrows

··Amy and Doug Carpenter

··Marylou Borowiak Food Bank of Western New York

··Mr. Eric C. Burton

··Eric and Theresa Carpenter

··Nicholas L. Buscaglia

··Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Carroll

··Paul J. Borowiak Jr.

··Mark T. Busha

··Maureen and Steve Caruana

··Mr. Randall E. Borst

··Joanne V. Butler

··Robert J. Casell

··Nancy Bourque NOCO Energy Corporation

··Dr. and Mrs. John J. Callahan Jr.

··Kayleigh Cassetta

··John T. Camp ··Dr. Anthony A. Campagnari

··Douglas Cassidy Williamsville Central School District

··Doug and Judy Campbell

··Charles and Christina Casto

··Richard F. Campbell Hodgson Russ LLP

··Phillip and JoAnn Catanese

··Philip Carbone

··Dr. Margaret A. Certo

··David and Carol Carere

··Shrikar Chakravarti Praxair Inc.

··Mr. and Mrs. Donald Boyd ··Mr. Jerry S. Boyes ··Mr. Ian A. and Mrs. Kyle A. Bradford ··Michael Bradley NOCO Energy Corporation ··Kevin and Helen Brady ··William A. Brady

Dennis R. Black

Vice President for University Life and Services, University at Buffalo; 2013 United Way Campaign Chair Leadership Donor ··P. William Carey ··Hugh C. Carlin

··Kevin and Kristin Cavalieri

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L e a d e r s h i p So c i e t y ··David K. Chamberlain

··Joan and Michael Cohen

··Dr. Daniel J. Conny

··Dr. Richard T. Cheney

··Richard J. Cohen Goldberg Segalla LLP

··Ms. Anne Constantino

··David and Michele Hector

··Mr. and Mrs. George L. Cownie

··Michael and Diane Colgan Tops Friendly Markets

··Mark Crisafulli

··Mr. and Mrs. William D. Christ Phillips Lytle LLP ··Rod and Betty Christie ··Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Chur ··Dr. and Mrs. Sebastian G. Ciancio ··David Ciganko ··Frank L. II and Cynthia Ciminelli ··Mrs. Janine M. Clark ··Sanford L. Clark and Bonnie A. Redder ··Mr. and Mrs. William M. Clarkson ··Robert A. and Patricia Coffey ··Howard B. and Elizabeth A. Cohen

··R. Lorraine Collins, Ph. D.

··Michael A. Criscitiello Praxair Inc.

··Stephen and Marcia Comings

··Elizabeth Crocker

··Mary K. and David Comtois

··Paul B. Cronin

··Robert and Susan Conklin

··Stephen and Tara Cross

··Shawn and Amy Connolly ··Gerard and Lana Michaels Connors

··Eileen C. Crotty and Donald R. Sendor Hodgson Russ LLP

··Karen Connors

··Mr. Joseph J. Crotty

··Terry and Peggy Connors

··Arthur and Anne Crumlish

Sandi H.*, Buffalo, NY During my pregnancy, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes and was told I had to be hospitalized immediately. With other children at home, and my husband at work at his new job, I was scared and didn’t know what to do. I decided to go to Jericho Road Ministries and get help from the Priscilla Project—a United Way funded program that helps pregnant refugee women live a healthy lifestyle during and after pregnancy. The staff took action right away. They called my husband’s office to explain the situation so his employer would give him the time he needed to care for our children. They checked me into the hospital, explained the process to me, and helped me communicate with staff so I could select healthy food for my meals. I’m happy to say that I delivered a healthy baby two months later, and my whole family is doing well. Thank you for rewriting my story. *Names and images have been changed for confidentiality.

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··Mary Ann and David Coulson


··Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Cryer

··Dale and Mary Dohm

··The Erwin Family

··Mr. and Mrs. Arnie and Lori Cubins

··Lynn and Terry Domachowski Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP

··Tom Esposito

··Ms. Mona J. Donahoe

··Yvonne Boyles Evans

··Mr. Ian M. Donnelly ··Dr. Kerry T. Donnelly

··David A. Fabian The Bonadio Group

··Anne Curtis

··Charles Donofrio

··Keith E. Fadel

··Mr. Peter S. Curtis

··Stephanie Donovan and John Donovan

··Melissa Dabb

··Howard and Carolyn Doueck

··Anne Fairbanks M&T Bank

··Lisa and Joel Damiani

··Deborah A. Doxey Phillips Lytle LLP

··Mr. Alfred D. Culliton ··Mrs. Jackie Culliton ··Leslie I. Curtin, DVM Roswell Park Cancer Institute

··Karen and Bill Damiani ··John and Maureen D’Angelo M&T Bank

··Sharon and Jim Evans

··Mr. Michael J. Fairl ··Jonathan and Barbara Falk

··Robert J. Drago

··Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Farberman

··Shelley and Ken Drake

··David and Jean Farmelo Hodgson Russ LLP

··Pattie Daniels

··Paul and Margaret Drees

··Albert J. D’Aquino Goldberg Segalla LLP

··Mr. and Mrs. John B. Drenning Hodgson Russ LLP

··Peter Darrigo

··Mr. James M. Dunn Jr.

··Mrs. Marion S. Fay

··Denise and Bradley Day

··Drs. Henry and Bonita Durand

··Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Feneziani

··Richard and Leslie Day

··Ruth Irene Dwigans

··Mr. Paul F. Fenzel

··Steven P. Dechert

··J. Scott and Patricia L. Dwyer

··Katherine Ferguson

··Adrian Dedecker, III

··James and Gayle Eagan

··Mark A. Ferm

··Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker

··John and Susan Earshen

··Mr. Thomas P. Dee

··Mr. James A. Eaton Praxair Inc.

··John Ficara Columbus McKinnon Corp.

··Mr. Michael K. Deely

··Mr. and Mrs. Neil R. Farmelo ··David Faturos

··John K. and Christine M. Fiebelkorn

··Mr. and Mrs. James Eaton

··Karl and Tina Fiebelkorn

··Stephen Edge Roswell Park Cancer Institute

··Gretchen Fierle

··Mrs. Cynthia D. Eggleston

··Robert P. and Eileen L. Fine

··Todd and Bridget Demmy

··Tracey B. Ehlers Nixon Peabody LLP

··Ms. Lucinda M. Finley

··Mr. Dale B. Demyanick and Patricia L. Smith

··Mark and Donna Eister

··Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Denning

··Kathleen Elinski

··David and Janet Desmon

··Barbara and Dennis Elsenbeck

··Mark and Linda Deuell

··Mr. Michael R. Emery

··Dr. Nan M. DiBello

··Susan Emhof

··Mary B. DiGennaro ··Ms. Cynthia M. Dilick

··Kevin and Ann English Phillips Lytle LLP

··Diane and Dennis Dillon

··Sharon Ana Entress

··Robb and Rosie Flowers

··Mr. Douglas and Dr. Grace Dimitroff

··Charles L. Epes and Stephanie M. Neikirk-Epes

··Melinda and Tom Disare

··Don and Francine Erb

··Mr. and Mrs. David Flynn Phillips Lytle LLP

··Guy T. Ditursi D.D.S.

··Dr. Richard W. Erbe

··Mainak Divan

··Scott and Jeanne Ernst NOCO Energy Corporation

··David and Alison DeGlopper ··Deborah Dehlinger ··Ms. Sherry L. DelleBovi ··Mr. and Mrs. John P. DeLuca Jr.

··Mr. Tom Dodson ··Mr. Michael P. Doherty

··Mr. J. Michael and Jill Ervin

··Joe and Heather Filipowicz

··Mr. David F. Finn ··Jim and Marybeth Finn ··Dale R. Fish ··Don and Denise Fishback ··Keith and Michele Langdon Fisher ··Ilene and Peter Fleischmann ··Mrs. Louise A. Flickinger

··Ms. Marilyn Foote-Kragbe ··Kelly and Diane Forgnone ··Adam and Heather Fraccica ··Kathy and Scott Franasiak

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L e a d e r s h i p So c i e t y ··Carrie and David Frank

··Lou George

··William and Mary Jo Grieshober

··James and Kathleen Frank

··Pamela Germain Roswell Park Cancer Institute

··Richard and Jane Griffin

··Carolyn and Carl Giambra

··Thomas and Cynthia Grogan

··Don Gibson ··Mr. Drexel E. Gidney

··Mr. and Mrs. James K. Gromlovits IIMAK

··Frederick M. Giese NOCO Energy Corporation

··Joe and Donna Gross NOCO Energy Corporation

··Charles Giesige

··Mr. Randall Grossman

··Sam Givens

··Mary F. Grover Child & Adolescent Treatment Services

··Robert A. and Sylvia Fredricks ··Michael Freer ··Barry and Debra Freilicher ··John J. Frenning ··Kenneth and Amy Friedman Hodgson Russ LLP ··William Fritts, Jr. ··Alan and Lynn Fritzinger Williamsville Central School District ··Thomas and Mary Anne Furlani

··Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Glaser Freed Maxick CPAs ··Eric and Bonnie Glazer

··Michael Gadra ··Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Gagliano ··Mr. and Mrs. Peter T. Galbo ··Dr. Susan Gallagher and Dr. John Ryan

··Maryruth Glogowski ··Herb and Anne Glose ··Deborah and Michael Godshaw

··Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Grimaldi

··Mrs. Denise M. Gueli The Bonadio Group ··Mr. Salvatore J. Gullo ··William H. Gurney Courier Capital Corporation

··Mr. and Mrs. Peter Goergen

··Mr. Dinsh Guzdar Rich Products Corporation

··Richard Gold M&T Bank

··Brian D. Gwitt Damon Morey

··Mr. Robert A. Ganley

··Neil A. Goldberg Goldberg Segalla LLP

··Mr. Edward J. Hackett

··Joe and Sue Gannon

··Mr. Barry J. Gonsior

··Davis Garlapo

··Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Grady

··David and Kathleen Gates

··Morgan G. Graham

··Thomas A. Gawel

··Dwight and Kelly Gram

··Mr. and Mrs. Lee Gearhart

··Maureen M. Grande

··Danis J. Gehl

··Christopher T. and Cameron R. Greene Damon Morey

··Ann M. Galli ··Peter and Roseann Gambino ··Charles and Reneé Ganey

··Gary and Barbara Geitter ··Dr. Maurice and Pamela Gelia ··Stuart A. Gellman ··Patty and Warren Gelman

··Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Greene Phillips Lytle LLP ··Mr. and Mrs. J. Patrick Greenwald ··Otto and Cyndi Gretzinger Columbus McKinnon Corp.

··Kevin M. Gentry

··Charles C. and Suzette M. Hahn ··Marc Halfon ··Cheryl Hall ··Philip Hamilton ··Mr. Richard C. Hamister ··Carol S. Hamm M&T Bank ··Mr. Allen J. Hammer ··Sara G. Hanavan ··Thomas J. Hanifin ··Patrick and Sharon Hanley HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

y o u r d o n at i o n m a k e s a d i ff e r e n c e i n e d u c at i o n

Nearly 1,700 children received high-quality childcare with a language/literacy focus

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1,300+ children were identified for early intervention services to help them prepare to enter school

2,300+ children received in-home parent education programs with a social-emotional focus


··Mr. Roger Hardter

··Richard M. and Joan M. Hilliker

··Mr. Leon Nathan Hare Community Action Organization of Erie County

··Dr. John T. Ho

··Ms. Karen A. Hargrove

··Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Y. Hobart, Jr. NYS United Teachers – Retirees of WNY

··Brendan and Amy Harrington

··Dr. and Mrs. John Hodson

··Neal and Dawn Harris

··Mr. and Mrs. Scott T. Hoffman

··Dave and Heather Harris

··David Hohn and Judith Lucinda Hohn

··Martha M. Harris and Paul S. Goodman

··Barbara J. Hole

··Daniel J. Harrison and Jeanette B. Henderson

··Harish Kavitha Holla

··John K. Hart

··Mrs. Ann Holland-Cohn

··Kathleen Hart

··Dennis and Elizabeth Horrigan

··Paul and Patricia Hartigan

··Elizabeth A. Howard

··Margaret Hartman-Czaplicki

··Fred and Marilyn Howe

··Susan Hassinger

··Melissa Huber

··Jim and Tina Hatem

··Mrs. Michele M. Hubert Kaleida Health

··Suzanne and Martin Haumesser ··Tom Hauser ··Dr. John Hay ··Mr. James M. Hayden ··Patricia C. Hayes ··Bob and Valerie Heary ··Claudia L. Heath-Mecca ··Ms. Mary Jo Heberle ··Michael B. Heer ··Michele O. Heffernan and John J. Cordes

··Sabrina Huddy ··Christopher and Kirsti Hunt ··Ms. Marcia Hunt ··Martin and Juliet Hurley ··Tom and Vicky Hurley ··Linda Hussain ··Mr. Mark D. Hy ··Jim and Diana Iglewski ··Lynn M. Imagna

··Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Hejna

··Don and Cindi Ingalls HealthNow New York Inc. d/b/a BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York

··Mr. Michael H. Helbringer

··Catherine Irish

··Barbara W. Henderson Roswell Park Cancer Institute

··Mr. Gerard J. Irving

··Anton Heinrichs

··Mr. and Mrs. Jay K. Hennig ··Michael B. Henry ··Mr. and Mrs. Sherlock A. Herrick Jr. ··Jeffrey Hess ··Ms. Juanita P. Hester ··Robert J. Heubusch HealthNow New York Inc. d/b/a BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York

Wo r k ’ n P l ay D ay Ev e n t

The United Way Leadership Society hosted a special family volunteering event for Leadership Society members during the 2012 holiday season. Volunteers gathered at The Salvation Army on Main Street to wrap gifts, and make holiday cards and gift bags for the seniors at The Golden Age Center.

··Hodan Isse ··Jill A. Robbins-Jabine and Bill Jabine ··Dr. Marsha D. Jackson ··Charles and Jill Jacobs ··Lisann Jacobs ··Suzanne M. Jacobs

Many thanks to Rich Products for

··Pamela Jacobs-Vogt

sponsoring the Leadership Society

··Arun Jean Jain

··Sharon and Tom Hewner

··Mary Jean Jakubowski

··Mr. George M. Hezel

··William and Genevieve James

··Evelyn A. Hicks

··Colleen and George Jamesson

··Meg Villa Hillery School #27 Hillary Park Academy

··Mr. Mark G. Janulewicz

Work ‘n Play Day Event.

··Mr. Kelly L. Jensen

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L e a d e r s h i p So c i e t y ··Ms. Leatha L. Jimerson

··Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Kennedy

··Paul and Terry Kucinski

··Cliff and Eileen Johnson

··Martin and Mary Catherine Kennedy

··Mrs. Janet M. Kuczmarski

··Bruce and Gail Johnstone

··Mr. David A. Kiera

··Ms. Helen Kujawa

··David P. Jones Sonitrol Security Systems of Buffalo, Inc.

··Myungsun Kim

··Mr. Kenneth N. Kujawa

··Darren King

··Kevin and Rise Kulick

··Mrs. Denise M. Jones

··Matthew and Lisa King Delaware North Companies Inc.

··Carl and Melissa Kustell

··Eric J. and Patricia A. Jones ··Pamela Jones

··Trevor Foote and Robin King

··Brian and Nancy La Tulip Lake Shore Savings

··Mr. Paul F. Jones

··Ryan and Margaret King

··Sam and Gretchen LaDuca

··Alice and Marc Joseffer

··Jeff and Arlie Kingsley Praxair Inc.

··Timothy and Kathleen Lafferty

··Mr. Steven Kinney

··Norma Jean Lamb

··Ms. Kristin A. Kinnish ··Mr. Robert J. Kirchgessner

··Robert Lamb Ernst & Young LLP

··Larry and Faye Kisker

··Robert J. Lane Jr.

··Mark and Donna Klein Hodgson Russ LLP

··Dennis and Donna Lanning

··Paul and Rosemary Klein

··Janice Larson

··Timothy L. Kane

··Ann and Peter Klein

··John Laubacker

··Kathryn Karlic

··Gary and Ann Marie Klosko Rich Products Corporation

··Melissa D. Lauricella

··Lou and Mary Knotts Calspan

··Sean Lawley

··Drs. Richard and Barbara Jurasek ··Dr. William J. Jusko ··Chris Kacko ··Ranjana Kadle ··James and Diane Kaiser ··Laurie L. Kalman HealthNow New York Inc. d/b/a BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York

··Krishnan Kartha and Phyllis Rzeznik ··James and Jane Kaskie Kaleida Health ··Gavin Kasper ··Mr. and Mrs. David M. Kausch ··Robert J. Kazeangin Jr. ··Theresa Kazmierczak ··Lori and Thomas Keane ··Dr. John T. Kearns ··Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Keating ··William P. Keefer Phillips Lytle LLP ··Sean and Liza Keenan ··Mrs. Elaine C. Keicher ··Dr. Jerome B. Keister ··Brendan Kelleher ··Bryan and Ann Keller Delaware North Companies Inc. ··Mr. and Mrs. Eric P. Keller ··Kevin and Ginna Kelly Delaware North Companies Inc.

··Toby and John Laping

··Neil and Anne LaVigne

··Meg Knowles

··Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Leardini

··Mr. Mark K. Koedel

··Dr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Leberer

··Elizabeth N. Kolber

··Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Leboeuf

··John Kolega and Wendy Kinsey Kolega

··Tom and Gaby LeBuhn

··Mr. Bruce Allen and Mary Ellen Kolesnick

··Leorosa O. Lehman M.D.

··Bud and Barb Kolich

··Carl and Maria Lehman

··Matthew Komorowski

··Drs. Shashikant B. and Amol S. Lele

··Patricia Kopsky

··Marcy and Daniel Lenard

··Steve and Cindy Kos HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

··James A. Lenker, Ph.D.

··Mr. Dennis J. Koszuta

··Mr. Michael F. LeVine

··Gary F. and Kathleen S. Kotaska Phillips Lytle LLP

··Dr. and Mrs. James A. Lewis III

··Stephen Koury ··Gerri Kozlowski ··David and Elizabeth Kraus ··Denise Krause ··Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Kresse

··Lawrence and Sarahann Kempisty

··Elisabeth Krisel

··Christopher C. Kempton and Maryann P. Kempton

··Karl and Judy Kristoff Hodgson Russ LLP

··Gary and Susan Kenline

··Patricia and Kenneth Krzeminski

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··Michael and Stephanie Laipple

··Mr. Gregory A. Letson

··Mr. William R. Lichtenthal ··Lisa and William Lindquist ··Rita and Richard Lipsitz ··Mr. Raymond L. Lloyd ··Ms. Sharon M. Lochocki ··Sally Logan and Daniel Missert ··Mary K. Long ··Lynn Lorenc Smith ··Mrs. Michele A. Loretto


··Stephen T. LoVullo, CPA

··Robert and Kristie McArdle

··Albert V. Lowman Jr.

··Mr. Raymond N. McCabe

··Maureen Ludwig

··Leslie McCain

··Mr. and Mrs. Alfred F. Luhr III

··Mark W. McCall

··Christopher Lukowski, CPA Lumsden & McCormick, LLP

··Rich and Lisa McCarthy

··Mr. Jeffrey R. Lynch

··Bruce McCombe

··Mr. Scott D. MacDonald

··Robert and Maria McCormack

··Dennis and Lois Maciejewski

··Mr. and Mrs. Dennis McCoy

··Don and Linda MacLeod

··Richard McDermott

··Craig MacVittie

··Mr. Oluwole A. McFoy

··Mr. Nicholas A. Magnini

··Tim and Lisa McMorrow

··Teresa M. Majors ··Kevin and Cindy Malchoff

··David and Allyson McNamara Phillips Lytle LLP

··Linda C. Mallia

··Margaret J. Meachem

··Charles and Janis Maloney

··Mrs. Amanda Megan

··Mike and Karen Mann

··Scott and Susan Meier

··Mr. and Mrs. Philip A. Mann

··Thomas Melendy

··Timothy P. Mann NOCO Energy Corporation

··Pamela Menard

··Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Mannarino

··Mrs. Michele Mercer

··Kenneth A. Manning Phillips Lytle LLP

··Deborah Merrifield Family Help Center

··Mr. Brian C. Mapley

··Ms. Susan E. Meyer

··Mr. Barry L. Marginean

··Mrs. Lisa M. Meyers-Alessi

··Mr. John W. Marilla

··Mrs. Denise Meyers-Rezabek

··Ed and Judy Marine

··Mr. David B. Michaud

··David M. Mark

··James and Marisa Milbrand

··William K. and Lynn B. Markel

··Dr. Cristanne Cay Miller

··Arthur A. Marrapese, III Hodgson Russ LLP

··Doug and Mary Miller

··James Marshall ··Amanda and Richard Marshall IIMAK

··Mr. Geoffrey I. McCauley

··Ms. Shannetta Mennenga

··Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lang Miller ··James Milles ··Dr. Charles E. Mitchell

··Howard and Bonnie Martin Evans Bank

··Sanford Mock

··Mark L. Martin

··Edward and Benita Monaco

··Shelly Martin Praxair Inc.

··Mark and Trisha Monile

··Joe Marx ··Ms. Barbara A. Maslanka ··Mary S. Massimi

“I am proud to be part of a community who cares about our neighbors and is willing to contribute generously to the agencies that make a difference in the lives of others. Our community is fortunate to be supported by United Way and the efficient manner in which it supports local programs and collaborations that address critical needs.”

··Kathleen Moguel

··Michael and Alejandra Montante ··Lynne and Tom Moore ··Mr. Douglas H. Morash

··Mary Matteliano

··Michael and Suzanne Moravec Phillips Lytle LLP

··Robert T. Mayer

··Mr. Bruce A. Morlock

Bernadette Aja

Vice President/Area Retail Leader, KeyBank Leadership Donor ··Ms. Sherri A. Morlock ··Mrs. Candise A. Morris ··Steven W. Morris ··Paul and Jennifer Morrison-Taylor ··Marcelle Mostert ··Larry and Jackie Motz ··Michael and JoAnne Mroziak ··Mr. and Mrs. James M. Mucklewee ··Bonnie B. Muench ··Mr. James F. Mullane ··Timothy J. Mullins ··Mr. and Mrs. David A. Munschauer ··Mrs. Marta S. Murillo ··Brian and Laura Murphy ··Mr. Joel W. Murphy Jr.

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L e a d e r s h i p So c i e t y ··James Olek

··Michael and Dawn Piette

··Mrs. Christine O’Mara Kaleida Health

··Kitty Pilarz

··Paul Murphy ··Mr. Robert P. Murphy

··Mrs. Colleen M. O’Neill

··Barbara and Steven Piotrowski

··Timothy Murphy

··Mr. Vincent M. O’Neill

··Thomas and Nancy Pleban

··Paul and Kathryn Murray Gibraltar Industries Inc.

··Ms. Karen O’Quin

··Aaron* and Ms. Ronnie Podolefsky

··Dr. David O’Rourke Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES

··Paul J. Podsiadlo

··Gina Orsini ITT-Enidine

··Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Polino

··Mr. and Mrs. John J. Murphy IV Murphy and Nolan Inc.

··Lucy and Dominic Muto ··Mrs. Ann M. Mychajliw ··James and Linda Nadbrzuch

··Mr. and Mrs. Mark Pinto

··Mr. Greenard Poles

··Robert and Susan O’Sullivan

··Lonny Porter

··Peg Overdorf

··Mr. and Mrs. Edward O. Potts Jr.

··Jim Neaf in memory of Chris Neaf

··Tamara B. Owen

··Dr. Kevin Pranikoff

··Chris and Holly Nelson

··Gary and Kim Pacer

··Dr. Dipakkumar P. Pravin

··Thomas W. Nelson

··Ralph Pallante

··Gerhard Neumaier Ecology & Environment Inc.

··Norma C. Panahon, M.D.

··Sue and Steve Prechel Delaware North Companies Inc.

··Mr. and Mrs. David J. Nasca Evans Bank

··Mr. and Mrs. David R. Newcomb ··Mr. Edward A. Newman ··Mary E. Nicotera ··Linda S. Niedbalski ··Phil and Nicole Nobel ··Dr. Michael and Paula Noe ··Mr. and Mrs. Steven M. Nosek ··Susan Novotny-Cannata ··Paul Nowakowski ··Michael R. Nowicki ··Kathy O’Brien ··Mr. Kevin P. O’Connor

··Donald Papaj Marketing Technologies

··Mr. and Mrs. Gino Pullara

··Melvin and Jennifer Parker

··David A. Pyc

··Dick and Mary Parker

··David and Molly Quackenbush

··Margaret Paroski, M.D.

··Dr. Teresa Quattrin

··Ginger Parysek

··Ms. Paula R. Quesinberry

··Mr. Mark Pascale

··Buck and Heather Quigley

··Bob and Deanna Pavone

··Michael and Evelyn Quinlivan

··Pamela Pawenski

··Kevin and Therese Quinn

··Dr. Hal D. Payne Buffalo State College

··Wendy Quinn

··Lynn and Kevin O’Connor ··Timothy and Regis O’Connor

··Dr. and Mrs. John Peradotto

··Mr. Benjamin R. Dwyer and Dr. Tracey L. O’Connor

··Jonathan Perkins

··Beth and Ed O’Donnell ··Randall and Rita Odza ··Karl Oesterle

··Gerald and Lynn Pullano

··Dr. Kathleen Ji Park Roswell Park Cancer Institute

··Anthony F. Pegnia Jr. Damon Morey

··Bart Oddo

··Dr. John Ptak

··Mr. and Mrs. Stefan Perkowski ··Paul Perlman and Mary Mattimore ··Dr. Philip R. Perry University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

··Nancy L. Pusatier

··Mr. Kevin Ragland ··Mr. and Mrs. James Rahill ··Dr. Kevin Railey ··Ramki M. Ramakrishnan M&T Bank ··Dr. Thomas Ramming ··Mr. and Mrs. Brad Randaccio ··Mr. James R. Rauh ··Mr. David J. Recktenwalt

··John and Amy Persons

··Barbara and Bob Reden ··Mr. William J. Regan

··Mrs. Esther L. O’Hara

··Debianne and Robert Peterman Kaleida Health

··John and Beth O’Keefe

··Mr. Mark J. Petrie

··Justin N. Reid

··Mr. John A. Olear Jr.

··Mr. Mark J. Phillips

··Michael Reilly

··Dr. Kathleen A. O’Leary Roswell Park Cancer Institute

··Dr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Phillips

··John and Laura Reindl

··Michelle and Michael Picone

··Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Renzi

··Marit Ogin Dupont De Nemours E I & Co.

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··Sallie Reid


Nate & MacKenzie M.*, South Buffalo, NY My sister MacKenzie and I have a very difficult family life. Because of all the problems at home, we weren’t doing very well in school or behaving like we should. But for the past two years, we’ve been going to Valley Community Association’s Striving for Excellence Youth Program, which is funded by United Way. The staff is kind to us and they help us deal with all the bad stuff going on in our lives. My sister and I are getting good grades now, doing our homework every day, and going to afterschool activities. Knowing we have adults in our life that we can count on makes a big difference. Thank you for rewriting our story. *Names and images have been changed for confidentiality.

··Scott and Victoria Retelny

··Ms. Mary Ann Rogers

··Paul and Kathleen Saccomando

··Mr. Thomas J. Revelas

··Susan and Steven Roney

··Allison Sagraves

··Jacob Rich III and Cynthia Rich

··David and Sherry Rook

··Mr. Timothy T. Salisbury

··Howard and Lyn Rich

··Ms. Pamela M. Rose University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

··Martha L. Salzman University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

··Howard S. Rosenhoch Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP

··Kelly and Ray Sambrotto

··Mrs. Deborah Richardson

··Valerie Rosenhoch Univera Healthcare

··William and Kathryn Rickerson Jr.

··Dr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Rosenthal

··Thomas Sass HealthNow New York Inc. d/b/a BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York

··Barbara and Philip Ricotta

··John P. Rumschik

··Robert Sauda

··Karl I. Riner RBC Wealth Management

··Michael and Joan Russell

··Stephanie A. Saunders, Esq.

··Greg and Chris Rustowicz

··Elizabeth Martin Savino and William Savino

··John Ringland and Raya Huang

··Diane M. Ruszala

··Michael and Karen Sawicki

··Mr. Lawrence F. Robb

··Kevin J. Ryan University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

··Frank and Cindy Scannapieco

··Mr. Thomas F. Rycroft Moog Inc.

··Jerome and Priscilla Schad

··Jeff and Robynn McPartlan Rich ··Paul and Suzanne Rich ··Stanley and Phyllis Rich ··David N. and Suzanne K. Richardson

··Mr. and Mrs. D. Charles Roberts Jr. ··Mrs. Jacqueline K. Robinson ··Luther K. and Sandra L. Robinson ··Joseph and Suzanne Roccisano ··John and Sue Rodgers

··Jim and Barbara Rykowski

··Mahesh Sankaran

··Peter and Deborah Scarcello Hunt Real Estate ERA – Amherst

··Tina L. Schaedler Merchants Insurance Group

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L e a d e r s h i p So c i e t y ··Robert and Nicole Schalk

··Toby and Samuel Shapiro

··Robert A. Scharf and Dr. Lawrence Van Heusen

··Jeffrey and Darlene Shaw

··Hyman Scheff

··Margaret Shaw-Burnett

··Sheila J. Scherrer

··Barbara and Larry Sherman

··John and Patty Schiavone

··William Shickluna Jr.

··Ms. Tracy Schiedel

··Scott Shurtleff

··Barbara Schifeling, Esq. Damon Morey

··Drs. Eric and Susan Sickels

··Dr. Richard W. Schifeling and Iris B. Schifeling

··Michael and Tracy Sigurdson

··David and Rosanne Schlein

··Anita and Scott Simons

··Christopher Schmigel

··Peg and Larry Simons

··Jim and Beth Schmit Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP

··Lee Ann Sinha

··Ron and Sue Schmitz ··Mr. Edward P. Schneider ··Mr. David C. Schopp Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo ··Ms. Jennifer L. Schroeck ··Julie and Kevin Schuler ··Andrew Schultz ··Christopher Schultz ··Jeanette and Craig Schultz ··Paul Schulz Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP ··Cynthia Schwartz ··William J. and JoAnne Schwartz ··Michael Anton Sciortino ··Susan C. Scott Delaware North Companies Inc.

··John Sigeti and Megan Dempsey

··Satrajit Sinha ··Gerald Siuda ··Mr. and Mrs. Theodore J. Slipko III ··Ms. Eileen A. Smalko ··Pat and Wilson Small Roswell Park Cancer Institute ··Mr. Timothy D. Smeal ··Charles Smith ··Mr. David M. Smith Jr. ··Elizabeth Smith ··Karl H. Smith ··Lisa L. Smith and John M. Zugarek Phillips Lytle LLP ··Mrs. Rachel S. Smith ··Mr. Ralph D. Smith ··Robert and Claudia Smolinski

··Brian and Leah Springer Roswell Park Cancer Institute ··Daren and Kathleen Springer ··Paul and Lisa Stachelski ··Mark and Carin Stahlka ··Susan R. Stamp ··Rosemarie C. Steeb ··Rick and Beth Steinberg ··Elaine Stephenson-Ciechoski ··Jeffrey W. and Eileen M. Stone ··Molly Stone ··Diana M. Straube ··Scott B. and Shana E. Strozyk ··Brenda Stubblefield ··Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Sucharski ··Ms. Gail M. Summers ··Dr. Bonnie Sunday HealthNow New York Inc. d/b/a BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York ··Mr. Martin N. Sweeney ··Wendy and Mark Swihart ··Dan Symoniak ··Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Syracuse ··Dr. Gary A. Szakmary ··Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tangness ··Helen Tederous ··Ms. Donna P. Terrell ··Tracy and Michael Territo ··Paul Tesluk

··Mr. and Mrs. Buford Sears

··Carmen L. Snell, Esq.

··Mr. Joseph V. Sedita

··Don and Rose Snios

··Thomas F. Segalla Goldberg Segalla LLP

··Dr. Irene S. Snow

··Joe and Lori Segarra

··Mr. Daniel W. Snyder

··Richard E. Seiler HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

··George and Lidia Snyder

··Dr. Myron A. Thompson III University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

··Julie R. Snyder

··Mr. and Mrs. James Tilley

··Kenneth J. Sodaro

··Mr. and Mrs. Michael Todaro

··Joseph and Lynn Somma

··Dr. Mary M. Todd

··M. Sonon

··Chris Tolomeo

··Dr. Celia Spacone

··John Tomaszewski

··Matthew Speare

··Megan Toohey

··Mr. Wayne K. Spencer

··Mr. Richard J. Toole

··Mr. and Mrs. Franklin J. Spina

··Stephen M. Toth

··Henry and Tricia Semmelhack ··John C. Senall ··Sanjay Sethi ··Mr. Mark W. Severson ··John Sexton ··R. F. Shadwick ··Christopher and Martha Shafer ··Mr. Glenn Shaikun

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··Ms. Abby M. Snyder

··Jeffrey and Michele Thiele ··David and Gail Thomas ··John and Susan Thomas


··Michael Trachtenberg

··Mr. James H. Wasmund

··Dr. Satish and Mrs.Kamlesh Tripathi

··Mr. Charles and Amanda Watson

··Mr. and Mrs. Mark Tronconi

··A. Scott Weber

··Mr. and Mrs. Patrick M. Tronconi

··Mr. and Mrs. David M. Weber AAA Western and Central New York

··Kyle Tuttle ··Anthony and Beverly Tylenda ··Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Tylwalk, Jr. ··Jim and Donna Tyrpak ··Susan and Ron Uba ··Mrs. Barbara M. Ulrich ··Mrs. Jeannie E. Underhill ··Todd and Marie Vahue ··William C. Vail and Lucille R. Vail

Many thanks to the following sponsors for supporting Board Leadership Training:

··Matthew Weigand ··Laura Weinstein ··Ellen V. Weissman Hodgson Russ LLP ··Michael R. and Sarah L. Welker ··Kathryn Welton ··The Wendelin Family ··Mr. David Werth

··Mr. Thomas H. VanNortwick

··Patricia and Dennis Wesolowski Fisher-Price

··Jen and Mike VanDewater

··Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Wetter

··Mr. William R. Vanecek

··Michael Whipple

··Mr. Anthony P. Vargas

··Brenda M. White

··Dr. Rocco Venuto

··Dr. Andrew Whittaker and Amanda Simondson

··Mr. Anthony M. Woods Roswell Park Cancer Institute

··Kelly and Eon Verrall

··Mr. Alan E. Wick

··Mr. and Mrs. Don Woods

··Madonna Verrastro

··Sharon L. Wick and Kevin W. Smyth

··The Woods Family

··Dr. Richard P. Vienne Jr.

··Dr. Gerard and Kathleen Wieczkowski

··Mr. Jerry J. Woods

··Sriram Vilayanoor

··Melissa K. Wikle

··Kurt and Sheryl Wozniak

··Mr. Richard J. Vivacqua

··Mr. Gregory J. Wilber

··Dr. Laura O. Wray

··Jennifer Vogel HealthNow New York Inc. d/b/a BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York

··Linda Wilk

··Mr. and Mrs. Craig N. Wright

··Cherie Williams

··Glenn Wygant Moog Inc.

··Ms. Jane M. Vohwinkel ··William K. Wachob ··Dr. Eric and Jennifer Waffner ··Carol A. Wageman ··John and Robin Wagner Gibraltar Industries Inc. ··Mr. Oscar D. Walden II ··Rick and Jacque Wallace ··Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Walsh ··Debbie and Michael Walsh ··Mark D. Walter HealthNow New York Inc. d/b/a BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York ··Robert and Aileen Walter ··Tim and Paige Wangler ··John J. Warrington

··Dr. Lillian S. Williams ··Mr. Jeffrey M. Williamson

··Ms. Sesha Yalamanchili

··Ms. Darley M. Willis

··Ms. Sujata Yalamanchili Hodgson Russ LLP

··David M. P. Wilson and Catherine A. Tojek

··Mr. David G. Yearke

··Art and Nancy Wingerter

··Ms. Paula Elizabeth Zagora

··Kurt Winter

··Ms. Marilyn J. Zahm

··Mrs. Janice A. Wirth HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

··John and Deanna Zak

··Wayne and Janet Wisbaum Kavinoky Cook LLP

··Joseph E. Zdarsky

··Richard and Karen Zakalik

··Alan Wishnoff

··Karin A. Ziegler

··Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Witt

··Rita M. Zientek

··Mr. and Mrs. David J. Woelfling

··Ms. Deborah A. Zito

··Mr. and Mrs. Frederick A. Wolf Damon Morey

··Thomas and Colleen Zugger

··Tammy Wolff

··187 members wish to remain anonymous

··Mr. Alan J. Zylinski

Names listed within the annual report are presented as they were provided to us by the donors. If your name is listed incorrectly, please notify us at 887-2626.

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Loyal Contributors Our Loyal Contributors have given a gift to the United Way for ten or more consecutive years, and we are deeply grateful for their continuous support.

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50+ Y ears ··Joe and Maryalice Arcara

··Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Y. Hobart, Jr.

··Mr. Charles Balbach

··Ruth Kahn Stovroff

··Edwin and Susan Bean

··Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lang Miller

··Mr. Max Becker Jr.

··Carol and Reg Newman

··Jerry and Barbara Castiglia

··Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Newman

··Mr. and Mrs. William M. Clarkson

··Henry and Patty Porter

··Bill and Jody Dowdall

··Dr. Lillian S. Williams

25 – 49 Y ears ··Manuel and Bernadette Aja

··Paulette M. Crooke and Michael Toner

··Russell and JoAnne Alaimo

··Eileen C. Crotty and Donald R. Sendor

··John P. Amershadian and Denise Hanlon

··David and Janet Desmon

··John and Elizabeth Angelbeck

··Diane and Dennis Dillon

··Christopher and Shelley Au

··Michael T. and Ann G. Dings

··Barbara and Brian Baird

··Andrew and Teresa Dorn

··Dr. Joan S. Baizer

··Deborah A. Doxey

··Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Barbeau

··Shelley and Ken Drake

··Jack and Sharon Barrett

··Sally and Don Dussing

··Robert J. Bavisotto

··John and Susan Earshen

··Mrs. Patricia S. Beagle

··Mr. and Mrs. James Eaton

··Raymond J. Bednarski

··Robert and Elizabeth Evans

··Joseph H. and Diane J. Bell

··Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Fagerburg

··Stephen W. Bell

··Anne Fairbanks

··Mr. and Mrs. James Biddle Sr.

··Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Farberman

··Jim and Rosemary Biddle

··Robert P. and Eileen L. Fine

··Dennis and Leilani Black

··Mr. and Mrs. Peter B. Flickinger

··John and Nancy Blaschak

··Jeanne and Andrew Fornarola

··Mrs. Crystal B. Boling-Barton

··William Fritts, Jr.

··Jill and Keith Bond

··Alan and Lynn Fritzinger

··Mr. Michael Bonetto

··Mr. and Mrs. Peter T. Galbo

··Ann and Bob Brady

··Dr. Joseph A. Gardella Jr. and Carol A. Kizis

··Joan and David Bruce

··Davis Garlapo

··David and Patty Budniewski

··Gary and Barbara Geitter

··Keith and Mary Burich

··Dr. Maurice and Pamela Gelia

··David and Carol Carere

··Maryruth Glogowski

··Douglas Cassidy

··Deborah Gondek

··Phillip and JoAnn Catanese

··Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Grady

··Kenneth and Karen Christie

··Gene and Kathy Gramza

··Randall and Suzanne Clark

··Maureen M. Grande

··Howard B. and Elizabeth A. Cohen

··Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Greene

··Roger F. Cominsky

··Richard and Jane Griffin


··Peter Grogan and Christye Peterson

··William K. and Lynn B. Markel

··Barbara and Philip Ricotta

··Mr. and Mrs. James K. Gromlovits

··Joe Marx

··Jill A. Robbins-Jabine and Bill Jabine

··Mary F. Grover

··Dr. Margaret H. McAloon

··Mrs. Jacqueline K. Robinson

··Mr. Allen J. Hammer

··Robert and Kristie McArdle

··Marilyn and Jeffrey Rochwarger

··Rema S. Hanash

··Mark W. McCall

··Ms. Pamela M. Rose

··Paul and Patricia Hartigan

··Mr. Gerald McDuffie and Ms. Brenda Williams McDuffie

··Howard S. Rosenhoch

··Timothy McPoland

··Paul and Kathleen Saccomando

··Margaret J. Meachem

··Rebecca J. Schenk

··Deborah Merrifield

··Sheila J. Scherrer

··Mrs. Lisa M. Meyers-Alessi

··David and Rosanne Schlein

··Mrs. Denise Meyers-Rezabek

··Mr. Edward P. Schneider

··Mr. and Mrs. John A. Mitchell

··William J. and JoAnne Schwartz

··Kathleen Moguel

··Mr. Joseph V. Sedita

··Van and Trudy Mollenberg

··Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Shedler

··Michael and Suzanne Moravec

··Barbara and Larry Sherman

··Roseanne Berger M.D. and Dan Morelli M.D.

··Anita and Scott Simons

··Bonnie B. Muench

··Gerald Siuda

··Mr. Robert P. Murphy

··Mr. and Mrs. Theodore J. Slipko III

··James and Linda Nadbrzuch

··Ron and Lucy Soluri Sr.

··Mr. and Mrs. David J. Nasca

··Rick and Beth Steinberg

··Jim Neaf in memory of Chris Neaf

··Paul J. Suozzi and Karen L. Spencer

··Mary E. Nicotera

··Dr. Gary A. Szakmary

··Mr. and Mrs. Steven M. Nosek

··Tim and Colleen Tevens

··Mike and Tina Nowicki

··Dr. Myron A. Thompson III

··Lynn and Kevin O’Connor

··Mr. and Mrs. Michael Todaro

··Mrs. Esther L. O’Hara

··Mr. and Mrs. Mark Tronconi

··Peg Overdorf

··Mr. and Mrs. Patrick M. Tronconi

··Gary and Kim Pacer

··William K. Wachob

··Ralph Pallante

··Jim and Michal Wadsworth

··Mr. and Mrs. John A. Pappano

··Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Walsh Jr.

··Mr. and Mrs. Stefan Perkowski

··Connie and Jack Walsh

··Mr. Mark J. Phillips

··Jeannette Ludwig and Claude Welch

··Michelle and Michael Picone

··David M. P. Wilson and Catherine A. Tojek

··Mr. and Mrs. Mark Pinto

··Ken and Elizabeth Wilson

··Mr. Greenard Poles

··Tom and Dorothy Wiswall

··Dr. Kevin Pranikoff

··Mr. and Mrs. Frederick A. Wolf

··Nancy L. Pusatier

··Mr. Jerry J. Woods

··Mr. and Mrs. Gary Quenneville

··Tom and Carolyn Wrinn

··Wendy Quinn

··Kathleen Rizzo Young and Kenneth Young

··Thomas L. Ramage and Audrey A. Ramage

··Margaret and Bob Zak

··Paul and Suzanne Rich

··Chris and Dan Zimmer

··David N. and Suzanne K. Richardson

··19 members wish to remain anonymous

··Suzanne and Martin Haumesser ··Tom Hauser ··Bob and Valerie Heary ··Michele O. Heffernan and John J. Cordes ··Robert and Pamela Heilman ··Michael B. Henry ··Robert J. Heubusch ··Mr. Mark P. and Catherine A. Higgins ··Dr. and Mrs. William J. Hill ··Dr. John T. Ho ··Mr. and Mrs. Patrick W. E. Hodgson ··Connie Holoman and Chris Holoman ··Mr. Philip H. Hubbell ··John J. and Maureen O. Hurley ··Bruce and Diane Christian Jackson ··Dr. Marsha D. Jackson ··Suzanne M. Jacobs ··Jeffrey and Pamela Johnson ··Marge Kafka ··Robert J. Kazeangin Jr. ··Mike and Lori Keating ··Gary and Joanne Keith ··Gary and Susan Kenline ··Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Kennedy ··Martin and Mary Catherine Kennedy ··Mr. Ross B. Kenzie ··Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kessler ··Jeff and Arlie Kingsley ··Gary and Ann Marie Klosko ··John and Marsha Koelmel ··Mr. Bruce Allen and Mary Ellen Kolesnick ··Gerri Kozlowski ··Brian and Nancy La Tulip ··Robert Lamb ··Janice Larson ··J. Michael Lehman and Joan H. Lehman ··Carl and Maria Lehman

··Mrs. Deborah Richardson

··Valerie Rosenhoch

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Lo ya l Co n t r i b u t o r s 10 – 24 Y ears ··Rick and Sylvia Abramson

··Michael and Diane Colgan

··Joe and Donna Gross

··Nicholas and Jennifer Alberalla

··Stephen and Marcia Comings

··Charles C. and Suzette M. Hahn

··Michael Allen

··Mark Crisafulli

··Brian Hale

··Ms. Muriel Anderson

··Elizabeth Crocker

··Philip Hamilton

··Martin G. Anderson

··Mr. and Mrs. Arnie and Lori Cubins

··Carol S. Hamm

··Martha and Tom Anderson

··Mark J. Czarnecki and Elizabeth Czarnecki

··Sara G. Hanavan

··Carey and Gordon Anderson

··Melissa Dabb

··Mr. Leon Nathan Hare

··Brian Anderson

··Georgia and Robert Dachille

··Kathleen Hart

··Robert Ashcroft

··Mary K. and David Comtois

··Jim and Tina Hatem

··Joseph and Nancy Atkinson

··Lisa and Joel Damiani

··Patricia C. Hayes

··Aggie and Jim Bailey

··Pattie Daniels

··Claudia L. Heath-Mecca

··Matt and Christine Bartels

··Mary Anne and Ray Dannenhoffer

··Michael B. Heer

··Kirk and Gayle Barton

··Deborah Dehlinger

··Anton Heinrichs

··Carol and Paul Bartosz

··Mr. Douglas and Dr. Grace Dimitroff

··Mr. Michael H. Helbringer

··Jeremy Beck

··Guy T. Ditursi D.D.S.

··Barbara W. Henderson

··Dee Bellanti

··Lynn and Terry Domachowski

··Mr. and Mrs. Scott T. Hoffman

··Keith A. Belote

··Stephanie Donovan and John Donovan

··David Hohn and Judith Lucinda Hohn

··John and Mary Beltrami

··Paul and Margaret Drees

··David and Shari Hore

··Deborah A. Bennett

··Drs. Henry and Bonita Durand

··Mr. and Mrs. James Houser

··John and Suzanne Berger

··Mr. James A. Eaton

··Elizabeth A. Howard

··Mr. and Mrs. Donald Boyd

··Stephen Edge

··Sabrina Huddy

··William E. Brady

··Kathleen Elinski

··Christopher and Kirsti Hunt

··Al and Kim Broadbent

··Susan Emhof

··Martin and Juliet Hurley

··Nancy E. Brock

··Don and Francine Erb

··Martha and Tom Hyde

··Dr. Robert F. Burkard

··Sharon and Jim Evans

··Catherine Irish

··Michael and Barbara Burns

··Mr. and Mrs. Stanley L. Evans

··Charles and Jill Jacobs

··Thomas B. Burrows

··Nick and Trish Fabozzi

··Dr. Stephen Jacobson and Anita Greber

··Mark T. Busha

··Mr. and Mrs. Neil R. Farmelo

··Mary Jean Jakubowski

··Doug and Judy Campbell

··Bob and Lisa Feldman

··Chris Kacko

··Amy and Doug Carpenter

··Katherine Ferguson

··Timothy L. Kane

··Mr. and Mrs. Bryan D. Carr

··Nancy and Richard Ferranti

··Mark and Sabina Karwan

··Ken and Robin Carter

··Robert and Ruth Fleming

··Gavin Kasper

··Robert J. Casell

··Robb and Rosie Flowers

··Mr. and Mrs. Eric P. Keller

··Charles and Christina Casto

··Mr. and Mrs. David Flynn

··Dr. Richard T. Cheney

··Ms. Marilyn Foote-Kragbe

··Christopher C. Kempton and Maryann P. Kempton

··H. Randall and Rebecca Chestnut

··Kelly and Diane Forgnone

··Lettie and Robert Chilson

··Carrie and David Frank

··Mr. and Mrs. William D. Christ

··William and Patricia Frederick

··John and Mary Christopher Family

··Michael Gadra

··Mrs. Janine M. Clark

··Mark Garvelli

··David and Michele Hector

··Pamela Germain

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··David and Joan Kernan ··Mr. David A. Kiera ··Matthew and Lisa King ··Paul and Rosemary Klein ··Meg Knowles ··Christopher and Lindsey Koch


··David and Elizabeth Kraus

··Melvin and Jennifer Parker

··Pat and Wilson Small

··Ms. Tracy Schiedel

··Bob and Deanna Pavone

··Karl H. Smith

··Mr. Vincent T. Di Stefano

··Jonathan Perkins

··Jim and Pat Smyton

··Paul and Terry Kucinski

··John and Amy Persons

··Peter and Judy Spira and Family

··Timothy and Kathleen Lafferty

··Mr. Mark J. Petrie

··Brian and Leah Springer

··Sean Lawley

··Lonny Porter

··Molly Stone

··Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Leardini

··Mr. and Mrs. Gino Pullara

··Ms. Gail M. Summers

··Leorosa O. Lehman M.D.

··David A. Pyc

··Wendy and Mark Swihart

··Ellis G. Levine M.D.

··Ms. Paula R. Quesinberry

··Maria Testa and Thomas Petrocelli

··Dr. and Mrs. James A. Lewis III

··Kevin and Therese Quinn

··Chris Tolomeo

··Mr. Scott D. MacDonald

··Linda Rehrauer

··Mrs. Jeannie E. Underhill

··Dennis and Lois Maciejewski

··Mr. Thomas J. Revelas

··Todd and Marie Vahue

··Teresa M. Majors

··Howard and Lyn Rich

··Mr. Anthony P. Vargas

··Charles and Janis Maloney

··William and Kathryn Rickerson Jr.

··Kelly and Eon Verrall

··Mr. Brian C. Mapley

··David and Sherry Rook

··Madonna Verrastro

··James Marshall

··Hugh and Linda Russ

··Glenn and Yvette Vincent

··Mark L. Martin

··Michael and Joan Russell

··Theodore B.K. Walsh and Amy L. Clifton

··Ms. Barbara A. Maslanka

··Carol and Vincent Salvatore

··Debbie and Michael Walsh

··Rich and Lisa McCarthy

··Martha L. Salzman

··Mr. and Mrs. David M. Weber

··Robert and Maria McCormack

··Kelly and Ray Sambrotto

··Gina and Michael Weiner

··Pamela Menard

··Stephanie A. Saunders, Esq.

··Michael R. and Sarah L. Welker

··Michael and JoAnne Mroziak

··Elizabeth Martin Savino and William Savino

··Kathryn Welton

··Kevin and Pam Murphy

··Tina L. Schaedler

··Brenda M. White

··Brian and Laura Murphy

··Robert and Nicole Schalk

··Melissa K. Wikle

··Chris and Holly Nelson

··Dr. Richard W. Schifeling and Iris B. Schifeling

··Cherie Williams

··Susan Novotny-Cannata

··David and Marjorie Schmidt

··Mr. Anthony M. Woods

··Paul Nowakowski

··Jeanette and Craig Schultz

··Mr. and Mrs. Don Woods

··Kathy O’Brien

··Christopher Schultz

··Mr. Kevin M. Wyckoff

··Beth and Ed O’Donnell

··Jim and Ann Segarra

··Karin A. Ziegler

··Dr. Kathleen A. O’Leary

··Henry and Tricia Semmelhack

··Tina Zinter-Chahin

··Alphonso and Marcia O’Neil-White

··R. F. Shadwick

··36 members wish to remain anonymous

··Ms. Karen O’Quin

··Michael and Tracy Sigurdson

··Gina Orsini

··Peg and Larry Simons

This listing represents gifts received before March 31, 2013. We make every effort to maintain accurate, up-to-date records, and apologize for any errors or omissions. If you have been giving to United Way for 10 or more years and your name does not appear above, please let us know by calling 887-2626.

Measuring

We conduct extensive research to measure our community’s most pressing needs in order to effectively and responsibly address them.

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U n i t e d way ca m paign

Many thanks to the following companies who participated in the 2012 United Way Campaign.

Annual Campaign

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$500,000+ ·HSBC · Bank USA, N.A. ·M&T · Bank

·University · at Buffalo, The State University of New York

·Wegmans · Buffalo Stores

·HealthNow · New York Inc. d/b/a BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York

·Moog · Inc.

$100,000 – 499,999 ·Bank · of America ·Buffalo · Bills ·Buffalo · Public School System ·Buffalo · State College ·Delaware · North Companies Inc. ·Erie · County

·Hodgson · Russ LLP ·Independent · Health ·Kaleida · Health

·National · Grid ·Praxair · Inc. ·Rich · Products Corporation ·Roswell · Park Cancer Institute ·The · Buffalo News

·First · Niagara Bank

·Margaret · L. Wendt Foundation

·Fisher-Price ·

·Merchants · Insurance Group

·UPS ·

·Aurubis · Buffalo Inc./ USW Local 593

·GM · Powertrain/UAW Local 774 Tonawanda Engine Plant

·United · States Postal Service

·Citi ·

·Ingram · Micro

·City · of Buffalo

·KeyBank · NA

·CTG ·

·Lawley · Insurance

·DHS · - Customs and Border Protection

·Multisorb · Technologies Inc.

·Tops · Friendly Markets

·Geico · Direct

$50,000 – 99,999

·Ferguson · Electric Construction Co. Inc. ·General · Mills Inc.

·Phillips · Lytle LLP ·Seymour · H. Knox Foundation ·Specific · Solutions Inc.

·United · States Postal Service Rochester ·United · Way of Buffalo & Erie County ·WAL-MART · ·Walsh · Duffield Insurance Cos. ·Williamsville · Central School District ·WNY · DDSO

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$25,000 – 49,999 ··Buffalo Psychiatric Center

··NFTA

··Canisius College

··Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America Ltd.

··Columbus McKinnon Corp.

··Hahn Family Foundation

··PCB Piezotronics

··Corrections-Collins

··Harlequin Distribution Center

··SEFA - Greater Rochester

··Derrick Corporation

··Hunt Real Estate ERA

··Target

··Dupont De Nemours E I & Co./ USW Local 6992

··IIMAK

··The Travelers Companies Inc.

··Independent Health Foundation

··Transportation Department

··Eastman Machine Co.

··IRS

··Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP

··Enterprise Rent-A-Car

··Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.

··U.S. Border Patrol Buffalo Sector

··Erie 1 BOCES

··James H. Cummings Foundation

··Erie Community College

··John W. Danforth Company

··U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Regional Office

··Erie County Medical Center

··JPMorgan Chase Company

··Erie Logistics

··LP Ciminelli Inc.

··U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) WNY Healthcare Systems

··Ernst & Young LLP

··Lumsden & McCormick, LLP

··Unified Court System

··Fedex Corporation

··Macy’s Walden Galleria

··NOCO Energy Corporation

$10,000 – 24,999 ··3M Company

··CHBWV

··Dopkins & Company

··Air Force 107th AW

··Child & Adolescent Treatment Services

··Dunn Tire Corp.

··Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers

··Child & Family Services of Erie County

··Ecology & Environment Inc.

··Citizens Bank

··Eli Lilly & Company

··Buffalo Medical Group PC

··Cobham Mission Systems Division

··Environmental Conservation - NYS

··Buffalo Retired Teachers

··Curbell Inc.

··Eric Mower & Associates Inc.

··Cameron Compression Systems

··Daemen College

··Evans Bank

··Cannon Design

··Damon Morey

··FBI

··Catholic Health System

··Deloitte & Touche LLP

··Amherst Central School District

··D’Youville College

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3,700+ individuals/families secured Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

Nearly 1,900 individuals completed financial education training to improve their money-management skills


2 0 1 3 LI V E UNITED S p o t l i g h t Awa r d s

··Federal Market Company Inc.

··SBA Disaster Assistance

··Ford Motor Company Buffalo Stamping Plant

··State Police/Spec. Investigations

··Freed Maxick CPAs

··Synacor, Inc.

··Frontier Central Schools

··Taxation & Finance Department - NYS

··Gibraltar Industries Inc.

··The Brooks Family Foundation

··Greatbatch Inc. ··Gross Shuman Brizdle & Gilfillan PC

··The Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation

··Harry R. Defler Corp.

··The Hamister Group Inc.

··Hiscock & Barclay ··Hurwitz & Fine, P.C.

··The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation

··IBM Corporation

··Thruway Authority

or fitness programming.

··Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP

··Time Warner Cable

Each award winner was profiled on

··JCPenney Company Inc.

··Trubee Collins & Company Inc.

··Josephine Goodyear Foundation

··Try It Distributing Company Inc.

··Kavinoky Cook LLP

··U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

··Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda UFSD

··U.S. Attorney’s Office

··Lactalis American Group

··Uniland Development Company

··Mader Construction Company Inc.

··United Capital Private Wealth Counseling

··McGuire Group Inc. ··Mollenberg-Betz Inc. ··National Fire Adjustment Company ··National Fuel Gas Corp. ··Nationwide Insurance Company ··New Era Cap Company Inc. ··Nixon Peabody LLP ··NYS United Teachers - Retirees of WNY ··Orchard Park Central School District ··PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ··Realty USA ··Rigidized Metals Corp. ··Robert J. & Martha B. Fierle Foundation

··Sweet Home Central School District

··United Silicone Division of ITW ··Univera Healthcare ··Upstate Farms Cooperative Inc. ··Upstate Farms Cooperative Inc. ··VA Medical Center - Canandaigua ··Verizon ··Water Authority

United Way is proud to recognize three outstanding volunteers whose efforts are deeply essential to the work of our LIVE UNITED Program Partners. These individuals were chosen for their extraordinary support of health, safety

AM Buffalo, along with the Executive Director of the agency they serve. In recognition of their service, the Buffalo Bills, through NFL Charities, have generously provided a grant of $1,500 for each of the agencies whose volunteer was selected.

Congratulations to: Tony Addotta American Red Cross Reverend Curtis N. Gardner Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo Mark Herskind Jericho Road Community Health Center

··West Seneca Central School District ··WGRZ TV - Channel 2 ··WIVB TV ··WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center ··Worker’s Compensation - NYS

$5,000 – 9,999 ··AAA Western & Central New York

··Alden Central School District

··ADP of Buffalo Inc.

··American Sales Company Inc.

··Air Force - 914th Airlift Wing

··Amherst Town Employees

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U n i t e d way ca m paign ··API Heat Transfer

··Gaines, Kriner, Elliott LLP

··Principal Financial Group

··Aspire of WNY

··Goldberg Segalla LLP

··Probation & Pre-Trial - Rochester

··AT&T

··Goya Foods Great Lakes

··Quackenbush Company Inc.

··Avox Systems Inc.

··Grand Island Teachers Association

··RBC Wealth Management

··Belmont Housing Resources for WNY

··Hamberger & Weiss

··Reichert Inc.

··Buffalo Building and Construction Trades Council

··Hamburg Central School District

··Ryerson Inc.

··Hanover Insurance

··Schroeder Braxton & Vogt Inc.

··Buffalo Hospital Supply

··Horizon Health Services

··SEFA Area 885 Chautauqua County

··Buffalo Urban League

··Housing and Urban Development

··Social Security - West Seneca

··Catholic Charities of Buffalo

··Iroquois Central School District

··Clarence Central School District

··Kideney Architects

··Social Security Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

··Cleveland Hill Union Free School District

··Labor Department - NYS

··State Insurance Fund

··Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Buffalo Inc.

··Lake Shore Central School District

··Steuben Foods Inc.

··Corrections-Gowanda

··Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo

··Strategic Investments & Holding Inc.

··Corrections-Wende

··Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP

··Tapecon Inc.

··Crystal Rock - Buffalo

··Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP

··The Bell Fund

··Curtis Screw Company LLC

··Magavern Magavern & Grimm LLP

··The Bonadio Group

··DHS - Transportation Security Administration - TSA

··Materion

··The Western New York Foundation

··Monro Muffler/Brake

··TMP Technologies Inc.

··National and Active Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE)

··U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo

··Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.

··United Health Group

··Norfolk Southern Corporation ··NYS United Teachers

··VA Western NY Healthcare - Batavia System (Batavia Division)

··Energy Curtailment Specialists Inc.

··NYSEG

··Wells Fargo

··Entercom - Buffalo

··Osmose Holdings Inc.

··Erie & Niagara Insurance Association

··Perry’s Ice Cream Company, Inc.

··Wendel Duchscherer Architects & Engineers PC

··FMC Corp. Active Oxidants Division

··Precision Abrasives Corp.

··Fresenius Kabi USA

··Prentice Office Environments

··District Attorney’s Office ··Division of Disability Determinations Office of Temporary & Disability Assist. ··Eaton Office Supply ··Empire State College State University of New York

··U.S. District Court

··WNY Public Broadcasting Association ··Xerox Corp.

$4,999 and under ··148th District Assemblyman’s Office

··Adoption STAR

··Aaron Dautch Sternberg Lawson

··Advanced Marketing Direct

··Abbott Labs

··African American Cultural Center

··ACCES - VR

··After School Network Coalition of WNY

··ACE American Insurance Company

··Agricultural Research Service Plant Genetic Resources Unit - Rochester

··ACI Controls Inc ··Adam’s Mark Hotel ··ADM Milling Company ··Admar Supply Company

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··Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives - Rochester ··Alden State Bank ··Alden Village Employees ··Aldrich & Cox, Inc. ··Algonquin Studios Inc.

··Akron Central School District

··Alliance Advisory Group Inc.

··Albright-Knox Art Gallery

··Allied Waste Services of Buffalo

··Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services

··Allstate Insurance Company


··American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. Forge Plant

··Be A Friend Program

··Bristol Village

··Benderson Development Company

··Brock, Schechter & Polakoff, LLP

··American Images

··Benefits Advantage Inc.

··Brody, Weiss, Zucarelli & Urbanek CPA

··American Red Cross - Blood Svc. NY/PA Region

··Benefits Concepts

··Brown & Kelly Etal.

··American Red Cross - Greater Buffalo Chapter

··Bernhardi & Lukasik Law Offices PLLC

··Bryant & Stratton College

··American Steamship Company

··Bethel Head Start Inc.

··Buchanan Ingersoll

··Ameriprise Financial

··Better Business Bureau

··Amherst Youth Foundation

··Bickford Paper Company Inc.

··Buffalo & Erie County Workforce Development Consortium

··Andreozzi, Bluestein, Fickess, Muhlbauer Weber, Brown, LLP

··Biel’s Information Technology Systems

··Annrhod’s Tailoring Shop ··Army Recruiting Company ··Army ROTC - Canisius ··Ashley Homestore ··Assurant ··Astronics and Luminescent Systems Inc. ··ATECH-S.E.H. Metal Fabricators Inc. ··Attorney General - NYS ··Aurora Adult Day Care Center ··Autistic Services ··Avaya Inc. ··Avery Dennison ··B J Muirhead Co ··Baillie Lumber Company ··Bank of Holland ··Barnes Distribution Field Sales

··Bison Scaffold & Masons Supply Inc. ··Black Rock Trucking Inc. ··Blesy & Associates ··BlueLinx ··Board of Elections ··Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC ··Borins, Setel, Snitzer & Brownstein ··Boulevard Mall ··Bouvier Partnership ··Boy Scouts - Greater Niagara Frontier Council ··Boys & Girls Club of East Aurora ··Boys & Girls Club of Orchard Park ··Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo ··Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns ··Boys and Girls Club of Holland ··Bridgestone/Firestone

··Buffalo Business First ··Buffalo Cardiology & Pulmonary Assoc. ··Buffalo Civic Auto Ramps ··Buffalo Club ··Buffalo Computer Graphics ··Buffalo Crushed Stone Inc. ··Buffalo Federal Executive Board ··Buffalo Materials Handling ··Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors ··Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau ··Buffalo Niagara Convention Center ··Buffalo Niagara Partnership ··Buffalo Passport Agency, Dept. of State ··Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Administrative Offices ··Buffalo Place Inc. ··Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network ··Buffalo Sabres Hockey Club

Hometown Huddle Builds Community Spirit The Buffalo Bills and the American Dairy Association & Dairy Council joined together with United Way for the 2013 Hometown Huddle initiative that helped support the nutrition education and healthy meal program at Buffalo Public School 156 by restyling their cafeteria to encourage students to make healthy meal choices.

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U n i t e d way ca m paign ··Buffalo Seminary ··Buffalo Urban Development Corporation ··Bunzl Distribution ··Byron Medical Jackets ··Calspan ··Canisius High School ··Capital Fence Company, Inc. ··Capital One

··Communication Workers of America Local 1133

··CS Behler Inc.

··Community Action Organization of Erie County

··Culinary Arts Specialties Inc.

··Community Charter School

··Cy’s Elma Pharmacy

··Community Concern of WNY

··Daetsch & Daetsch

··Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

··Dana Tillou Fine Arts

··Community Music School of Buffalo

··Dansa & D’Arata LLP

··Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled

··Deaf Adult Services

··CSX

··Compass House

··Defense Contract Audit Upstate New York Branch

··Compeer of Greater Buffalo

··Defense Contract Management Agency

··Comptroller’s Office - NYS ··Comptroller’s Office / Retirements - NYS

··Department of Labor - Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs

··ConAgra Foods, Inc.

··Department of Public Service

··Conax Technologies LLC

··Depew Union Free School District

··Concerned Ecumenical Ministry

··Depew-Lancaster Boys & Girls Club, Inc.

··Conestoga-Rovers and Associates

··Desmon & Kohnstamm Inc.

··Connors & Vilardo

··DeSpirt Mosaic & Marble Co

··ConServe

··Devcon

··Child Care Resource Network

··Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Buffalo

··DHS - Buffalo Verification Division U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services

··Chubb Group

··Cornell University

··Church Mission of Help Counseling

··Country Club of Buffalo

··DHS - Customs and Border Protection Toronto Airport

··Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation

··County Clerk’s Office

··CIR Electrical Construction

··County Line Stone Company

··City of Lackawanna

··Courier Capital Corporation

··Classics V Banquet Center, Inc.

··Court of Claims

··Cole, Sorrentino, Hurley, Hewner & Gambino, P.C.

··Coyne Textile Service

··Career Partners International Buffalo/Niagara ··Carr Marketing Communications Inc. ··Cassetta Agency Inc. ··Cazenovia Recovery Systems Inc. ··CDM Smith ··Chameleon Communication ··Charlie’s Barber Shop ··Cheektowaga Central School District ··Cheektowaga Town Employees ··Cheektowaga-Sloan Union Free School District ··Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner LLP

··Commercial Pipe & Supply Corp. ··Commission for the Blind - NYS ··Communication Workers of America Local 1122

··Cradle Beach ··Creditors Interchange ··Crisis Services ··Crowley Webb & Associates

··DHS-Immigration and Customs Enforcement— Enforcement and Removal ··Diagraph M&C ··DJB Marketing Enterprises LLC ··Donald L. Houck Agency Inc. ··Dormitory Authority State of New York DASNY ··DRS ICAS, LLC. ··Drug Enforcement Administration - Rochester ··Dryden Mutual Insurance Company

Your investment in United Way also supports community-wide initiatives such as the Agency Executive Association—a professional group of 130+ nonprofit agency executives who work together to continually improve the delivery of human services in Western New York through networking, information sharing, learning, skill building and advocacy.

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··Duke Holzman Photiadis & Gresens LLP

··Fluid Kinetics

··E.J. Militello Concrete Inc.

··Foit-Albert & Assoc

··E.T. Clauss & Company Inc.

··Food & Drug Administration - Rochester

··East Aurora Union Free School District

··Food Bank of Western New York

··Eberl Iron Works Inc.

··Forest Lawn Cemetery

··ECMC Lifeline Foundation

··Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies

··ECOLAB Inc.

··Franco I M Design Studio

··Eden Central School District

··Frederick Chopin Singing Society Inc.

··EI Team, Inc.

··Frey Electric Construction Company Inc.

··Elmwood Franklin School

··Friendly’s

··Empire State Development Corp.

··Frontier Claim Services, Inc.

··Empire/Emco Inc.

··Gates Circle Liquor Store

··Employer Services Corp.

··GE Healthcare Financial Services

··EMS Group-McMahon Insurance Agency

··Gelia

··EMS Group-Stahlka Agency Inc.

··General Dynamics AIS

··Epilepsy Association of Western New York

··General Oil Equipment Company Inc.

··Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

··General Services - NYS

over the past three years to help support

··Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES

··General Services Administration - Rochester

community programs and initiatives in

··Erie County Comptroller’s Office

··Genuine Parts Company

Western New York.

··Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse

··Gerald Kelly Capital Corp.

In 2012, United Way partnered with

··Gerster Sales & Service

Wegmans, Shop ‘n Save - Angola, and

··Erie County Industrial Development Agency

··Girl Scouts of Western New York

··Erie County Legislature

··Goergen Mackwirth Company Inc.

··Evans Agency

··Goldman Titanium Inc.

··Evergreen Health Services of WNY

··Goodwill Industries of WNY, Inc.

··Excalibur Leisure Skills Center

··Gould & Swanson, P.C.

··Executive Office for Immigration Review

··Grand Island Central School District

··Exxon Mobil Oil Corp.

··Grand Island Town Employees

··F&T Snowplowing & Removal

··Graybar Electric Company Inc.

··FAA - Air Traffic Control Tower ··FAA - Flight Standards - Rochester

··Great Lakes Missionary Baptist Association Women’s Auxiliary

··Family Help Center

··Great Lakes Orthodontic Ltd.

··Family Justice Center of Erie County

··Great Lakes Orthopedic Labs Inc.

··FDA

··Great Lakes Pressed Steel

··Federal Building - Fundraising Through Recycling - Rochester

··Greif, Inc.

··Federal Bureau of Investigation - Rochester

··Guardsmark LLC

··Federal Protective Service Police

··Gurney Becker & Bourne Inc.

··Feldman Kieffer, LLP

··Habasit Belting Inc.

··Ferraro & Hauser

··Hagemeyer North America

··First Student Inc.

··Harold Warner Advertising Inc.

··Five Star Bank

··Harris Beach LLP

··Flexovit USA Inc.

Thanks to a successful partnership with local retailers, the United Way checkout scanning program generated $520,000

UB Campus Dining & Shops. We are pleased to announce that the program will also be conducted at NOCO stations

2010

2011

$206,000

$177,000

and Tops Markets in 2013.

$137,000

··GSA Public Buildings Service

Checkout Scanning Program Grows 47% in three Years

2012

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U n i t e d way ca m paign ··Ingalls Site Development Inc.

··Lamparelli Construction Inc.

··Insyte Consulting

··Lancaster Central School District

··Integrity Office Supply

··Lancaster Depew Federal Credit Union

··Internal Revenue Service - Rochester

··Lancaster Village Employees

Many thanks to the Buffalo Bills and

··International Body Company, Inc.

··Lantrax

the American Dairy Association and

··International Institute of Buffalo

··Lauricella Public Relations Co.

··International Paper

··Leadership Buffalo

··International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 4

··Learning Disabilities Association of WNY

Dairy Council for sponsoring the 2013 Hometown Huddle.

··IPL Electrical & Communications

··Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of WNY

··Irish Classical Theatre Company

··Lewis & Lewis

··IsleChem

··Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.

··ITT-Enidine

··Lincoln Coin & Stamp Co

··J H Wattles Inc.

··Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara, Inc.

··J.A. Gold Associates

··Living Opportunities Of DePaul

··Hart & Keenan Company Inc.

··James Desiderio Inc.

··Livingston International Inc.

··Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

··James R. Militello Realty Inc.

··Lottery

··Hatch

··Jarrett Plastics Inc.

··Lougen, Valenti, Bookbinder & Weintraub LLP

··Health - NYS

··Jeffrey Freedman

··LoVullo Associates Inc.

··Healthcare Solutions WNY LLC

··Jensen, Marks, Langer & Vance LLC

··Lowe’s

··HEALTHeLINK

··Jericho Road Community Health Center

··Hearts and Hands: Faith in Action

··Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo

··Lt. Colonel Matt Urban Human Services Center of W.N.Y.

··Heavy Duty Parts

··Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County

··Heritage Centers

··Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo

··Heritage Christian Services - Tonawanda

··Jewish Federation of Housing

··Hewlett Packard

··Joe Basil Chevrolet

··HID Projectors

··John Lunn & Associates LTD

··Hilbert College

··Johnson Controls Inc.

··Hillside Children’s Center

··Kegworks Inc.

··Hispanics United of Buffalo

··Keller & Co Inc.

··Hobart Service

··Keller Technology Corporation

··HoganWillig Attorneys at Law

··Kellogg Co.

··Holland Central School District

··Ken Staub Jr. Trucking

··Homes & Community Renewal - NYS

··Kershner Studios

··Honeywell International Inc. Buffalo Research Lab

··Kohl’s

··Hospira Inc. ··Housing Opportunities Made Equal ··Hudson Advisor Services, Inc. ··Human Rights - NYS ··Hyperion Tattoo ··I Squared R Element Company Inc. ··ICE - Homeland Security Investigations

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··Kreher’s Farm Fresh Eggs ··L A Woolley Electric Inc. ··L&M Financial Services ··Lackawanna City School District ··Lackawanna Municipal Housing Authority ··Lake Shore Behavioral Health ··Lake Shore Savings

··Lutheran Service Society of New York ··M&M Design Center ··M/E Engineering, P.C. ··Make Waves Instruments Corp ··Manhasset Tool & Die Company, Inc. ··Manitoba Corp. ··Marine Recruiting ··Marketing Technologies ··Marshall’s ··Maryvale Union Free School District ··MassMutual ··McGard LLC ··McLain Foundation ··Meals on Wheels for WNY ··Medaille College ··Media Pros of WNY, Inc. ··Medicaid Fraud ··Mental Health Association of Erie County, Inc. ··Mentholatum Company Inc. ··Merck & Company ··Metal Preparations


PROGRAMMING

Collaborating

training

Volunteering

Your Investment Does More

Than You Realize

Taking Strides in Preparing Youth for High School On Time to 9 is a new summer support program created by United Way to help 8th grade Buffalo Public School students who are in danger of not being promoted to high school on time. United Way contracted with seven local service agencies to bring enriched tutoring, skill-building and attendance support

Valuable training Local nonprofits benefit each year from numerous United Way training programs that:

services to students who had not been promoted to 9th grade as of June 2013. In addition to attending summer school, the students also attended On Time to 9 sessions to receive intensive assistance for subjects or skills of focus that had been problematic for them.

Help improve management practices

Help increase positive service outcomes

Help decrease costs & inefficiencies

Help train people interested in serving on local boards

Results: • 72 students served (24% over goal of serving 50 students) • 100% improved attendance rate over

Measuring Up United Way conducts extensive research to measure our community’s most pressing needs in order to effectively & responsibly address them.

school year • 57 students (79%) were promoted to 9th grade by September 2013 • 99% passed at least one core subject that they had previously failed • 70% showed mastery of targeted skills

Your gift also extends well beyond training into: • Program support in Education, Income and Health & Wellness • Community-wide collaborations • Thousands of hours of volunteering

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U n i t e d way ca m paign ··Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

··Norampac Industries Lancaster Division

··Oracle Charter School

··Meyer Family Foundation

··North Collins Central School District

··OSHA

··Miceli Dairy Products Company

··North Star Supply Company

··OTB

··Michael A. Auricchio Inc.

··Northeast Agencies Inc.

··Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity

··Microsoft

··Northrop Grumman Amherst Systems

··Paddock Chevrolet

··Mid City Office Equipment

··Northtown World Auto Centre

··Mid-Erie Counseling & Treatment Services

··Northwest Buffalo Community Center

··Painters and Allied Trades for Children’s Hope Foundation

··Military Entrance Processing Station

··Northwest Savings Bank

··Millers Farm Market

··Northwoods Corporation DBA Potter Harris & Scherrer

··Mirion Technologies ··Modern Kitchens of Buffalo ··Mod-Pac and Krepe Kraft Corp. ··Moldenhauer & Associates Berkshire Life Insurance Company

··Nottingham Advisors ··NPTS ··NRG Energy Inc. ··NTC Marketing Inc.

··Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney

··Nussbaumer & Clarke Inc.

··Murphy and Nolan Inc.

··NYARNG CSM Shop C - Rochester

··NAFS

··NYS DOCCS-Office of Community Supervision

··National Federation for Just Communities of WNY

··NYS Gaming Commission

··National Labor Relations Board-Region 3

··NYS Office of Parks and Recreation

··National Wealth Management

··Oakgrove Construction

··Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties

··Office of Air & Marine

··Naval Operations Support Center ··Neighborhood Health Center

··NYS Office of Medicaid Inspector General

··Office of Children and Family Services - NYS Division of Child Care Services

··Painting & Decorating Contractors of Buffalo NY ··Palma Tool & Die Company Inc. ··Parsons Brinckerhoff ··Paul’s Village Collision ··Paychex Inc. ··PCI ··Peerless Mill Supply Co. ··Peerless-Winsmith Inc. ··People Inc. Foundation ··Pepsi Beverages Company ··Performance Advantage Company Inc. ··Performance Management Partners ··Personnel Resource Inc. ··Pfannenberg ··Picone Construction Corporation ··Pinnacle Charter School

··Office of Disability Adjudication Social Security Administration-Rochester

··Pooley Inc.

··New York Life Insurance Company ··Newtrend Furniture Inc.

··Office of the US Attorneys - Rochester

··Precision Photo-Fab Inc.

··Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association

··Oliver Gear Inc.

··Presbyterian Senior Care of Western NY

··Olmsted Center for Sight

··Niagara National Insurance

··Preventionfocus Inc.

··One Beacon Insurance Regional Office

··Nichols School

··Prince Rubber Plastics Co. Inc.

··Operating Engineers Local 17, 17A

··Powerflow Inc.

y o u r d o n at i o n m a k e s a d i ff e r e n c e i n h e a l t h & w e l l n e s s

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3,100+ seniors used free transportation services to access healthy food

94% of high-risk pregnant women served experienced healthy birth outcomes for their babies


··Printed Image

··Schmitt Sales Inc.

··Protective Industries

··Schneider Design Architects PC

··Prudential Insurance

··Schwebel Baking Co.

··Public Employment Relations - NYS

··Scott Danahy Naylon Company

··PVS Chemical Solutions

··SEFA - United Way of the Greater Capital Region

··Pyramid Brokerage ··Quinlan & Company ··R&M Dental Laboratory ··R&P Oak Hill Development LLC ··R.H. Herman Painting ··R.P. Adams Company Dv. Service Filtration Corp. ··Rand Capital Corporation ··Randolph Academy - Hopevale Campus ··RCR Yachts Inc. ··Read to Succeed Buffalo ··Record Baron ··Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo ··Richard A. Divita CPA

Many thanks to the Buffalo Bills for their support as a LIVE UNITED Spotlight Award sponsor, and to WKBW for their role as the media sponsor.

··SEFA 872 - Herkimer/Madison/Oneida ··SEFA 877 Steuben/Yates Counties ··SEFA 881 Clinton/Essex/Franklin/ Hamilton Counties ··SEFA Area 859 Central New York ··Semanchin & Wetter LLP ··Seneca Gaming Corporation Seneca Buffalo Creek ··Servotronics Inc. ··Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 71 ··Sheriff’s Department ··Shop ‘n’ Save Angola ··Shuman Plastics Inc.

··Speedline Tech Corp ··Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District ··Sprint ··St. John the Baptist Church ··St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute ··Starks Associates ··State Farm Insurance Claim Service Ctr.

··RICOH USA

··Siemens Medical Solutions USA Mercy Hospital

··RM Newell Co.

··SIHI Pumps Inc.

··Stutzman Addiction Treatment Center

··Roach Brown McCarthy & Gruber PC

··Simple Gifts Fund

··Summit Educational Resources

··Robert J. Ellis Financial Services

··SimplexGrinnell

··Summit Federal Credit Union

··Roberts-Gordon LLC

··SKM Group, LLC

··Supportive Services Corp.

··Rohan & Harper P.C.

··Small Business Administration -Rochester

··T J Maxx

··Root Neal & Co.

··Smith Murphy & Schoepperle

··T.P. Woodside, Inc.

··Royal Printing

··Snyder Corp.

··TC Technologies

··Rural Transit Service, Inc.

··Social Security - Amherst

··Teachspin Inc.

··Russell Bond & Company Inc.

··Social Security - Dunkirk

··The Benchmark Group

··Russell’s Tree & Shrub Farm LLC

··Social Security - Jamestown

··The Bon-Ton Store

··RV Rhodes

··Social Security - Niagara Falls

··The Bon-Ton Store #64

··S J McCullagh Inc.

··Social Security Administration Batavia

··The Bristol Home

··S.C. Parker & Company

··Social Security Administration Chestnut

··The Center for Handicapped Children

··S.M. Cristall Company Inc.

··Social Security Administration District Office

··The Children’s League

··Safelite Glass Corp.

··Social Security Administration Long Pond

··The Cracked Pot

··Sahlen Packing Company

··Social Services-Hearing & Appeal

··The Creative Problem Solving Group, Inc.

··Saint-Gobain Advanced Ceramics

··Solar Liberty

··The Elmwood Market

··Sam’s Club

··Sonitrol Security Systems of Buffalo, Inc.

··The Hartford

··Saperston Real Estate

··Sonwil Distribution Center

··The Park School of Buffalo

··Say Yes to Education Buffalo

··SoPark Corporation

··The PCA Group, Inc.

··Scheff Thompson Cress Investment Group

··South Buffalo Community Association

··The Pike Company

··Schiller Park Community Services

··Spectrum Human Services

··The Salvation Army

··Strate Welding Supply Co., Inc.

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U n i t e d way ca m paign ··U.S. Small Business Administration

··VWR Education

··U.S.D.A. Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service

··W.J. Cox & Associates

··U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation

··Wardynski & Sons

Many thanks to The Buffalo News

··UB MD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

··Waste Management

and Lamar Advertising Buffalo for

··UBS Financial Services Inc.

their generous donations of print

··Watson Bowman Acme

··UC Coatings Corporation

··Watts Architecture & Engineering, P.C.

··Uebelhoer and Associates

··Weinberg Campus

··Union Concrete & Construction Corp.

··Weitz Maintenance Service

··Uni-Select USA

··Well Worth Products Inc.

··United Auto Workers Region 9

··West Side Neighborhood Housing Services

··United States CFC

··West Valley Energy - NYS NYSERDA

··University Pediatric Associates

··Western Division Federal Credit Union

··University Wealth Management LLC ··Upstate New York Transplant Services

··Western New York Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors Association Inc.

··URS Corporation

··Westminster Community Charter School

··US Airways

··WESTNY Building Products

··US Dept. Commerce - Export Assistance Ctr.

··WFB Enterprises Inc.

··US Dept. of Agriculture FSA, RD, APHIS - Rochester

··Whiting Door Manufacturing Corp.

··US District Court - Rochester

··Will Poultry Co

··US Marshall - Rochester

··WILLCARE Inc.

··US Techled LLC

··William Kenneth Schmitt Fund

··US Trustees - Rochester

··Wittburn Enterprises Inc.

··US/Meyercord Machines

··WKBW-TV

··Utica Mutual Insurance Company

··WNY Council on Occupational Safety and Health

and outdoor advertising.

··The Service Collaborative of Western New York ··The Zenger Group ··Time Warner Corporate Customer Care ··Tonawanda Coke Corporation ··Tonawanda Town Employees ··Town of Aurora ··Town of Eden ··Town of Evans ··Town of Hamburg ··Town of Lancaster ··Town of West Seneca ··Towne Automotive Group ··Trainsmart ··Transportation Security Administration–Rochester ··Trautman Associates ··Travers, Collins & Company ··Tripi Foods Inc. ··Tyrpak Financial Associates ··U.S. Bankruptcy Court/W.D.N.Y. ··U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS)

··Vacco Farms Inc. ··Valley Community Association ··Valu Home Center Inc. ··Valu Muffler & Brake - Elma/West Seneca ··Vanner Insurance Agency ··Verizon Wireless ··Via Evaluation ··Villa Maria College of Buffalo ··Village of Angola ··Village of Blasdell ··Village of East Aurora

··U.S. Department of Energy West Valley Demonstration Project

··Village of Hamburg

··U.S. Probation & Pretrial Services

··Volland Electric Equipment Company

··U.S. Secret Service/Buffalo Field Office

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··Vito’s Hairstyling

··Walsh Roberts & Grace

··Wild Birds Unlimited

··WNY United Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Inc. ··WNY Women’s Foundation ··WUTV/WNYO Sinclair Broadcasting ··Wythe Will Tzetzo ··Xpedx ··Xylem ··YMCA Buffalo Niagara ··Young & Swartz, Inc. ··YRC Worldwide Inc. ··YWCA of WNY ··Zdarsky Sawicki & Agostinelli ··Zimmer Upstate New York Inc. ··Zion Dominion Global Ministries


6 impactful reasons to run a 2013 United Way Campaign

YOU HELPED MY FAMILY

OVERCOME A CRISIS. you helped me adjust

to a new life.

you helped me earn a high school diploma.

you helped me live independently.

you helped you helped us my son get improve our

quality well-being. childcare.

Rewrite someone’s story. United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Annual Report

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Organized Labor Partners United Way and the labor community have enjoyed a long and important partnership that has greatly benefitted people in need in Western New York and beyond. Union employees throughout Erie County support United Way through generous donations and community volunteering.

Labor relations

Mary Martino Director of Labor Relations 887-2623 mary.martino@uwbec.org 88 | uwbec.org


··1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

··Civil Service Employees Association Local 525

··Administrators Association of ECC

··Civil Service Employees Association Local 526

··Aero Space Workers Local 1053

··Civil Service Employees Association Local 602

··Aircraft Rescue Firefighters

··Civil Service Employees Association Local 640

··Akron Central Clerical/Bus Drivers/Custodial

··Civil Service Employees Association Local 815

··Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1342

··Civil Service Employees Association Local 868

··American Federation of Governmental Employees

··Communication Workers of America District 1

·· American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 264

··Communication Workers of America Local 1104

·· American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 650

··Communication Workers of America Local 1115

·· American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1000

··Communication Workers of America Local 1117

·· American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1095

··Communication Workers of America Local 1122

·· American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2341

··Communication Workers of America Local 1133

·· American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2567

··Communication Workers of America Local 1168

·· American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2651

··Communication Workers of America Local 1188

··American Federation of Teachers

··Communication Workers of America Local 14177

··American Postal Workers Union

··Communication Workers of America Local 31026

··Bakers Confectionery Tobacco and Grain Millers Local 36-G

··Communication Workers of America Local 81353

··Bakers Confectionery Tobacco and Grain Millers Local 802

··Communication Workers of America Western New York Retirees

··Bricklayers Local 45

··Council 82

··Buffalo AFL-CIO Central Labor Council

··Faculty Federation of ECC

··Buffalo Building and Construction Trades Council

··Federation of Professional Athletes

··Buffalo Council of Supervisors and Admin

··Graduate School Employees Union

··Buffalo Education Support Team

··Grain Millers Local 100

··Buffalo Firefighters Local 282

··Grand Island Teachers Association

··Buffalo Musicians Association AFM Local 92

··Graphic Communications International

··Buffalo Newspaper Guild Local 26

··Hamburg Central School Office Employees Association

··Buffalo Organization of Legal Services Workers Union

··Hamburg Teacher Aide Association

··Buffalo Paperhandlers Local 26

··International Association of Fire Fighters

··Buffalo Teachers Federation

··International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers Local 2401

··Buffalo-Niagara Typographical Union Number 9 CWA 14148

··International Association of Machinists Local 330

··Carpenters Local Union 289

··International Association of Machinists Lodge DS-490

··City Wholesale Distributions Union

··International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 41

··Civil Service Employees Association

··International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 97

··Civil Service Employees Association Lancaster

··International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 966

··Civil Service Employees Association Local 003

··International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1249

··Civil Service Employees Association Local 175

··International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1813

··Civil Service Employees Association Local 303

··International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2154

··Civil Service Employees Association Local 315

··International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2199

··Civil Service Employees Association Local 335

··International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1949

··Civil Service Employees Association Local 403

··International Longshoremen’s Association Local 2028

··Civil Service Employees Association Local 425

··International Union of Electrical Radio and Machinery

··Civil Service Employees Association Local 514

··International Union of Electrical Workers Local 384

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Organized L a bo r P a r t n e r s ··International Union of Electrical Workers Local 2213

··NYSUT Kenmore Teachers Association

··International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 14

··NYSUT Lackawanna Competitive Educational Secretaries

··International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 4

··NYSUT Lackawanna Teachers Federation

··Ironworkers Local 6 Buffalo

··NYSUT Lake Shore Administration and Supervision

··Journeymen Plumbers/Steamfitters and Apprentices UA Local Union 22

··NYSUT Lake Shore Central Teachers Association

··Ken-Ton Administrative Association

··NYSUT Lancaster Association of Service Personnel

··Ken-Ton School Employees Association

··NYSUT Lancaster Central Administration and Supervision

··Ken-Ton Teachers Association

··NYSUT Lancaster Central Teachers Association

··Laborers Local 210

··NYSUT Maryvale Central Teachers Association

··Librarians Association

··NYSUT Orchard Park Association Education Administration

··Mail Handlers Union Local 309

··NYSUT Orchard Park Teachers Association

··Mailers Local 81

··NYSUT Randolph Academy Support Staff

··Management Confidential Employees

··NYSUT Randolph Academy UFSD Teachers Association

·· National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians CWA Local 25

··NYSUT Springville Educational Employees Association

··National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 3

··NYSUT Springville Faculty Association

··National Association of Postal Supervisors

··NYSUT Springville-Griffith Institute CSD Clerical Association

··National Football League Players Association

··NYSUT Sweet Home Administration

··National Rural Letter Carriers Association

··NYSUT Sweet Home Education Association

··National Treasury Employee Union Chapter 58

··NYSUT Sweet Home Non Teachers Association

··NE/NY Substitutes United of Buffalo

··NYSUT Sweet Home Teachers Association

··NEA Iroquois Central School Faculty

··NYSUT Tonawanda Education Association

··New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association

··NYSUT United Teachers of Buffalo Local 2525

··New York State Nurses Association

··NYSUT West Seneca Teachers Association

··NYS United Teachers

··NYSUT Williamsville Association of Education Related Personnel

··NYSUT Akron Central Teachers Association

··NYSUT Williamsville Teachers Association

··NYSUT Alden Central School Employees Association

··Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 153

··NYSUT Alden Central School Related Personnel Association

··Oil Chemical Atomic Workers Local 8-748

··NYSUT Amherst Central Education Association

··Operating Engineers Local 17, 17A

··NYSUT Charter School for Applied Technologies Teachers Association

··Operating Engineers Local 71, 71A

··NYSUT Cheektowaga Central Teachers Association

··Operating Engineers Local 409

··NYSUT Clarence Teachers Association

··Painters and Allied Trades for Children’s Hope Foundation

··NYSUT Cleveland Hill Education

··Painting & Decorating Contractors of Buffalo NY

··NYSUT Depew Teachers Organization

··Plasterers Local 9

··NYSUT East Aurora Teachers Association

··Plumbers Local 36

··NYSUT Eden Teachers Association

··Police Benevolent Association

··NYSUT Erie 1 Management Association

··Police Safety Officers Benevolent Association

··NYSUT Erie 1 Professional Education Association

··Printing Pressmen Local 30

··NYSUT Frontier Central Employees Association

··Professional Technical Clerical Employee Association

··NYSUT Frontier Central Teachers Association

··Public Employees Federation

··NYSUT Hamburg Central Administrative Employees Council

··Public Employees Federation Division 219

··NYSUT Hamburg Central Teachers Association

··Public Employees Federation Local 196

··NYSUT Holland Teachers Association

··Public Employees Federation Local 538

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··SAG-AFTRA

··United Auto Workers Local 1416

··School Administrators Association of New York State Cleveland Hill Administration

··United Auto Workers Local 3300

··School Administrators Association of New York State Erie 1 Administrators Association

··United Cerebral Palsy Employee Union

··School Administrators Association of New York State Erie 1 Management Association

··United Paper Workers International Union Local 1540

··United Auto Workers Region 9

··United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1

··School Administrators Association of New York State Frontier Central Administration

··United Steel Workers of America District 4 Local 222

··Service Employees International Union Local 200 United

··United Steel Workers of America Local 135

··Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 71

··United Steel Workers of America Local 593

··Superior Officers Association

··United Steel Workers of America Local 897

··Teamsters Local 264

··United Steel Workers of America Local 8823

··Teamsters Local 449

··United Steel Workers of America Local 12572

··Town of Cheektowaga Employees Association

··United Steel Workers of America Local 13833

··Town of Tonawanda Hourly Employees Association

··United Steel Workers of America Local 14316

··Town of Tonawanda Salaried Workers Association

··United Steelworkers

··Transportation Aides of Buffalo

··United University Professions

··UNITE Local 1095

··United University Professions - Center Chapter

··United Auto Workers GM Ford Chrysler Legal Services

··United University Professions - Health Sciences Chapter

··United Auto Workers Local 55

··Western New York Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO

··United Auto Workers Local 438

··Williamsville Coordinators Association

··United Auto Workers Local 774

··Williamsville Registered Professional Nurses Association

··United Auto Workers Local 846

··Williamsville Supervisor and Computer Technicians Associations

··United Auto Workers Local 897

··Williamsville Transportation Association

··United Steel Workers of America Local 4-6992

··United Auto Workers Local 936

Working Hard for Our Community Our Labor Relations unit offers support to employees who lose their jobs to layoffs and plant closings. Last year, United Way’s Labor Relations staff assisted more than 5,000 individuals with these and other needs: • Food • Social service programs • Mortgage & rental assistance • Counseling programs • Educational & training programs United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Annual Report

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Grants In 2012, corporate contributions increased by 13%, from $2.3 million to $2.6 million.

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Corporate Contributions & Grants The following organizations provide a corporate contribution and/or foundation grant of $500 or more to support our work. ··3M Company

··Chubb Group

··AAA Western & Central New York

··CIR Electrical Construction

··Abbott Labs

··Citizens Bank

··ACE American Insurance Company

··Cobham Mission Systems Division

··ADM Milling Company

··Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Buffalo Inc.

··ADP of Buffalo Inc.

··Columbus McKinnon Corp.

··African American Cultural Center

··Commercial Pipe & Supply Corp.

··Alden State Bank

·· Communication Workers of America Local 1122

··Allstate Insurance Company

·· Communication Workers of America Local 1133

··American Images

··County Line Stone Company

··ATECH-S.E.H. Metal Fabricators Inc.

··CN Strengthening Communities Fund

··Aurubis Buffalo Inc./USW Local 593

··CTG

··Avox Systems Inc.

··Culinary Arts Specialties Inc.

··B J Muirhead Co

··Curbell Inc.

··Baillie Lumber Company

··Curtis Screw Company LLC

··Bank of America Charitable Foundation

··Dansa & D’Arata LLP

··Bank of Holland

··Delaware North Companies Inc.

··Benderson Development Company

··Derrick Corporation

··Blesy & Associates

··DJB Marketing Enterprises LLC

··Bon-Ton

··Dopkins & Company

··Bridgestone/Firestone

··Dryden Mutual Insurance Company

··Buffalo Bills

··DuPont De Nemours E I & Co./USW Local 6992

··Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation

··Eastman Machine Co.

·· Buffalo Building and Construction Trades Council

··Eaton Office Supply

··Buffalo Business First

··Eberl Iron Works Inc.

··Buffalo Hospital Supply

··Ecology & Environment Inc.

··Buffalo Public Schools

··Eli Lilly & Company

··Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation

··Enterprise Rent-A-Car

··Cameron Compression Systems

··Eric Mower & Associates Inc.

··Cannon Design

··Erie & Niagara Insurance Association

··Capital One

··Erie Logistics

··Career Partners International Buffalo/Niagara

··Evans Bank

··Catholic Charities of Buffalo

··Federal Market Company Inc.

··Chameleon Communication

··Fedex Corporation


··Ferguson Electric Construction Co. Inc.

··Hanover Insurance

··John W. Danforth Company

··First Niagara Bank

··Harlequin Distribution Center

··Johnson Controls Inc.

··Fisher-Price

··Hart & Keenan Company Inc.

··Josephine Goodyear Foundation

··Five Star Bank

··Hatch

··JPMorgan Chase Company

··Flexovit USA Inc.

··Health Foundation for Western & Central New York

··Junior League of Buffalo

··HealthNow New York Inc. d/b/a BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York

··Kellogg Co.

··Ford Motor Company Buffalo Stamping Plant ··GE Healthcare Financial Services ··Geico Direct ··General Mills Inc. ··Gerster Sales & Service ··GM Powertrain/UAW Local 774 Tonawanda Engine Plant ··Goergen Mackwirth Company Inc. ··Goldman Titanium Inc. ··Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America Ltd. ··Goya Foods Great Lakes ··Graybar Electric Company Inc. ··Great Lakes Orthodontic Ltd. ··Greatbatch Inc. ··Hamberger & Weiss ··Hanna Peters Trust of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

··Hewlett Packard ··Hodgson Russ LLP ··Honeywell International Inc. Buffalo Research Lab

··Keller Technology Corporation

··KeyBank NA ··Kreher’s Farm Fresh Eggs ··L.A. Woolley Electric Inc. ··LoVullo Associates Inc.

··HSBC Bank USA

··LP Ciminelli Inc.

··I Squared R Element Company Inc.

··M&T Bank

··IIMAK

··M/E Engineering, P.C.

··Independent Health Foundation

··Macy’s

··Ingram Micro

··Mader Construction Company Inc.

··Integrity Office Supply

··Manitoba Corp.

··J H Wattles Inc.

··Margaret L. Wendt Foundation

··James Desiderio Inc.

··Materion

··James H. Cummings Foundation

··McGard LLC

··JCPenney

··McGuire Group Inc.

Mya K.*, Buffalo, NY It has been a long and difficult journey from Burma to Buffalo, including separation from my husband and family and time in a refugee camp overseas with my young daughter. Now we are reunited with my elderly mother and I am responsible for supporting them. With the help of Project Integration—a United Way funded program at Jewish Family Service—I enrolled in English as a Second Language classes and received help to meet my family’s basic needs while employment counselors helped me find work. They also helped us adjust to the new things we were experiencing here, like banking and grocery shopping. A month later, I got a full-time job with benefits at a store. I am so happy to have a better understanding of this culture and to be able to take care of my mother and daughter. Thank you for rewriting our story. *Names and images have been changed for confidentiality.

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··Merchants Insurance Group

··Personnel Resource Inc.

··The Travelers Companies Inc.

··Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

··Picone Construction Corporation

··The Zenger Group

··Microsoft

··Praxair Inc.

··TMP Technologies Inc.

··Mollenberg-Betz Inc.

··Prince Rubber Plastics Co. Inc.

··Tonawanda Coke Corporation

··Moog Inc.

··Principal Financial Group

··Tops Friendly Markets

··Multisorb Technologies Inc.

··Quackenbush Company Inc.

··Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP

··National Fire Adjustment Company

··RBC Wealth Management

··U.S. Soccer Foundation

··National Fuel

··Reichert Inc.

··UBS Financial Services Inc.

··National Grid

··Rich Products Corporation

··UC Coatings Corporation

··Nationwide Insurance Company

··Rigidized Metals Corp.

··United Health Group

··New York State Afterschool Network

··Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

··United Silicone Division of ITW

··New Era Cap Company Inc.

··Rohan & Harper P.C.

··United Way Worldwide

··NOCO Energy Corporation

··Sahlen Packing Company

··UPS

··Norampac Industries Lancaster Division

··Sam’s Club

··Upstate Farms Cooperative Inc.

··Norfolk Southern Corporation

··Say Yes to Education

··Valu Home Center Inc.

··North Star Supply Company

··Schmitt Sales Inc.

··VWR Education

··NRG Energy Inc.

··Schneider Design Architects PC

··W.K. Kellogg Foundation

··NTC Marketing Inc.

··Shuman Plastics Inc.

··Wal-Mart

··NYSEG

··SIHI Pumps Inc.

··Walsh Insurance Group

··Oakgrove Construction

··Solar Liberty

··Wardynski & Sons

··Oliver Gear Inc.

··SoPark Corporation

··Wegmans Buffalo Stores

··Operating Engineers Local 17, 17A

··Specific Solutions Inc.

··Western New York Foundation

··Osmose Holdings Inc.

··Steuben Foods Inc.

··Western New York Public Health Alliance

··P Collaborative

··T.P. Woodside, Inc.

··Westminster Foundation

··Paddock Chevrolet

··Tapecon Inc.

··WGRZ TV - Channel 2

··Painters and Allied Trades for Children’s Hope Foundation

··Target Stores

··WIVB TV

··The Bell Fund

··Wythe Will Tzetzo

··Painting & Decorating Contractors of Buffalo NY

··The Buffalo News

··Xerox Corp.

··PCI

··The Creative Problem Solving Group, Inc.

··Xylem

··Peerless Mill Supply Co.

··The Hamister Group Inc.

··Perry’s Ice Cream Company, Inc.

··The Healthy Children Project

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Government Grants The following government entities provide over $1.8 million in grants and contracts to support our work: 94 | uwbec.org

··Erie County Department of Health ··Erie County Department of Mental Health ·· Erie County Department of Social Services ··Internal Revenue Service ··New York State Department of Health ··New York State Office of Children and Family Services

··New York State Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance ··U.S. Department of Education ··U.S. Department of Health & Human Services


PROGRAMMING

Collaborating

Volunteering

training

Your Investment Does More

Than You Realize

Community-wide collaborations Ninety local agencies work together with United Way to help solve critical issues facing our community through collaborations such as:

Erie/Niagara Birth to 8 Coalition

Closing the Gap in Student Performance/ Say Yes to Education

Creating Assets, Savings & Hope (CASH)

Healthy Start, Healthy Future for All Coalition

Second Act

Measuring Up United Way conducts extensive research to measure our community’s most pressing needs in order to effectively & responsibly address them.

Your gift also extends well beyond Collaborating into Program support in Education, Income and Health & Wellness  |  Thousands of hours of volunteering   |  Valuable training for nonprofits United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Annual Report

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Our Commitment to You • We promise to hold ourselves to the highest standards of professionalism, accountability and openness • We continuously strive to maintain the trust and confidence of our donors, the community, and all of our stakeholders • We conduct an annual independent audit to ensure continued financial responsibility and accountability

Financial Report Balance Sheet

March 31, 2013

ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents

$3,235,007

Investments

3,831,920

Annual campaign pledges receivable, net

7,794,313

Other assets

1,411,276

Property and equipment, net TOTAL ASSETS

2,496,857 $18,769,373

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS LIABILITIES Designations payable

$3,873,879

Allocations payable

1,193,369

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

1,382,445

Other liabilities

1,413,317

TOTAL LIABILITIES

7,863,010

NET ASSETS TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

10,906,363 $18,769,373

Statements of Activities—Operating Activity—Year Ended March 31, 2013 REVENUE, GAINS AND OTHER SUPPORT CAMPAIGN RESULTS Current year campaign results Less donor designations

$14,038,121 (4,544,437)

Estimated uncollectible pledges

(825,000)

Net campaign results

8,668,684

OTHER REVENUE Grant and other revenue TOTAL REVENUE, GAINS AND OTHER SUPPORT

3,029,354 11,698,038

EXPENSES COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS Gross funds awarded to agencies Other programs and program support services

11,615,216 2,550,188

Total program services, including designations

14,165,404

Donor Designations

(4,544,437)

Total program services, net

9,620,967

SUPPORTING SERVICES Management and general Fundraising Total supporting services Total expenses

413,648 1,635,681 2,049,329 11,670,296

Increase in net assets from operations Pension plan SFAS 158 adjustment to net assets Net Assets—Beginning Net Assets—Ending 96 | uwbec.org

27,742 (260,130) 11,138,751 $10,906,363


Financial Report Expenditure Categories

Program Investments 27% Designated Dollars 27%

$14,038,000 Campaign Revenue

$2,900,000

Reserve <1%

Grant funding

$129,000 Investment Income

General & Fundraising 12%

Grant Awards 15%

Uncollectible Pledges 5% Grant Program Expenses 1%

UNited Way Initiatives 13%

Investments Program investments represent only a portion of the organization’s total investment in improving quality of life in Erie County. In all, United Way invested more than $14.2 million back into the Erie County community last year including: • $4,587,000 in program investments for Education, Income and Health & Wellness, as well as special initiatives, including American Red Cross Disaster Relief Services, 2-1-1 WNY Information & Referral Services, and Labor Services • $2,484,000 in grant funding secured on behalf of partner agencies in the community • $2,306,000 in United Way initiatives and activities, such as Creating Assets, Savings and Hope (CASH), Closing the Gap, and the Erie/Niagara Birth to 8 Coalition • $4,544,000 in contributions designated by donors to specific agencies through the 2012 Campaign To obtain a copy of our Audited Financial Statements, call 887-2626 or visit uwbec.org.

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compassion

Leadership

Dedication

time

talent

Thank you for your kindness Vision

Selflessness Rewrite someone’s story. United Way of Buffalo & Erie County uwbec.org

742 Delaware Avenue  •  Buffalo, NY 14209  •  716-887-2626 © 2013 United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Names listed within the annual report are presented as they were provided to us by the donors. If your name is listed incorrectly, please notify us at 887-2626.

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