GENESEO, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2023 – It’s often said that happiness isn’t the result of what we’re given, but rather it comes from what we give. Each year, employees from Livingston County demonstrate the power of charity by joining together to support the mission of the United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes.
The County, and its employees, have a long history of supporting philanthropic endeavors. This year, the United Way was on hand during the Board of Supervisors meeting on November 29th to honor and thank those who supported and helped to raise $28,179 toward the annual giving campaign. The money raised will directly benefit the residents of Livingston County through support provided to several not-for-profit organizations serving the area.
“The United Way of Greater Rochester is working each and every day to have a positive impact throughout the region,” said Deputy Director of Economic Development, Maureen Wheeler, who has spent the last six years organizing the campaign on behalf of the County. “I’m proud to be a part of an organization that has been so gracious and supportive of giving back to the communities we call home. I’d like to express a heartfelt thank you to Livingston County employees for their generosity.”
As part of its mission to improve lives, the United Way will continue its focus on building a health community where people have their basic needs met, safe places to live and social and emotional connections that foster positivity. Additionally, education is a priority, along with programs that provide a launching pad for youth to grow and thrive. The United Way is also focused on economic mobility and helping people access necessary resources to increase their income and improve financial stability.
"Livingston County employees, especially Maureen Wheeler, employee campaign champion and Board of Supervisors’ leadership are proof of what's possible when we come together to support our neighbors," said Jaime Saunders, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes. "Many Livingston County residents are struggling to meet their basic needs, and the tremendous generosity, services and connections made possible by Livingston County creates opportunities to thrive."
United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes encompasses 5,144 square miles of rural, suburban, and urban neighborhoods and brings together more than 50,000 donors, 13,000 volunteers, 800 workplaces and hundreds of non-profit partners to address the region’s biggest human services challenges.
Learn more about the work being done to better our communities by visiting the United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes’ website.
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About Livingston County:
Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is home to more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.