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Thursday, January 26, 2017
United Way of Long Island recently elected Cold Spring Harbor resident Jennifer B. Cona, Esq. to its Board of Directors. Cona is the managing partner of Genser Dubow Genser & Cona LLP (GDGC) in Melville. In this role she represents, counsels and assists seniors and their families with a complex range of legal issues including the preservation of assets, Medicaid planning, estate planning, wealth transfer strategies, administration of estates, guardianships and disability planning. “Vulnerable populations need protection and assistance, and United Way of Long Island is leading the charge...
Thursday, January 26, 2017
United Way of Long Island recently elected Dix Hills resident Humera Qazi to its Board of Directors. Humera is a managing director in KPMG’s Management Consulting practice, serving the Financial Services industry, specializing in business intelligence, data and information governance.  Her current role is within the Firm’s Risk Management group, which is responsible for driving quality performance through the development of policies and procedures to effectively manage the risks associated with the services provided by the Firm. Humera has over twenty years of experience in the accounting,...
Thursday, January 26, 2017
United Way of Long Island recently elected Williston Park resident Brandon V. Ray to its Board of Directors. As Regional Director of External Affairs (Long Island) for AT&T, Ray serves as representative to local government and community organizations. He also leads and implements the company’s local governmental public policy initiatives by developing and executing strategic legislative and public affairs tactics and strategies. “I truly believe that giving back to one’s community is something that everyone can do, and I am proud to have the opportunity to serve on this prestigious board...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
January 11, 2017 (Deer Park, NY) – United Way of Long Island is the recipient of a  grant from National Grid, providing veterans, youth, and those struggling with paying their heating bills on Long Island with an opportunity to better their lives. “We thank National Grid for their dedication to helping United Way of Long Island achieve our mission of providing critical assistance to Long Islanders in need,” said Theresa A. Regnante, President & CEO of United Way of Long Island. “They raise the bar for companies who work to give back to their local communities in powerful ways.”   “...
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Community-based Antipoverty Task Force to Design and Implement Plan to Support Community Success The Village of Hempstead was recently awarded $1,500,000 as part of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI). The program empowers community members to work together in effort to reduce the number of households residing in poverty and increase the number of households with earned income above poverty. The Village of Hempstead was chosen as one of 16 communities state-wide to take part in this initiative, the only municipality on Long Island. “By creating...
Thursday, December 22, 2016
At the end of an old year, and the start of a new one, we are given the opportunity to start afresh and make resolutions that will help to better our lives. In 2017, United Way of Long Island hopes that you will make resolutions to also better the lives of others. Here are some ideas that can guide you: Help change someone’s life. By giving to United Way of Long Island, you help support our signature programs focusing on education, income and health, and the work of more than 100 Long Island partner agencies.  GIVE TODAY! Take a few simple steps to make your home healthy and reduce your...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
For the second year, the Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 252 hosted a Casino Night event, raising $17,145 in support of United Way of Long on November 12, 2016 at the IBEW Local 25 offices in Hauppauge, NY. Proceeds from the ‘Bets for Vets’ event will benefit United Way’s Mission United initiative, which provides crucial employment services, education, financial services, health and housing support to veterans. The need for these services is particularly significant as there are more than 135,000 veterans living across the Island. “TWU Local 252 has been a strong advocate and supporter of...
Sunday, November 27, 2016
United Way ALICE® Report: State’s working poor labor force is growing Families and individuals across New York state, including those living on Long Island, are lacking sufficient income and resources for housing, food, child care, transportation and health care, according to a report released today by United Way of New York State. On Long Island, 31 percent of households in Nassau County and 39 percent of households in Suffolk County fall below this income threshold.* In the last two years, United Ways in 16 states have participated in ALICE, which stands for – Asset Limited, Income...
Saturday, November 12, 2016
  Expanded partnership between United Way of Long Island and Atlantic Auto Group provides veterans with the means to be self-sufficient and successful See Fios1 News Coverage In a week honoring veterans, United Way of Long Island and the Atlantic Auto Group in West Islip continue to develop their partnership in support of the men and woman who have served our country, by expanding its Wheels for Warriors program.  Offering veterans the opportunity to own an affordable and reliable pre-owned vehicle, at no cost, the program will now be available to veterans on a year-round basis. Wheels for...
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
United Way of Long Island is the recipient of a $100,000 grant from Prudential Insurance Company of America, providing veterans on Long Island with an opportunity to build meaningful and prosperous careers. This grant supports veterans’ workforce opportunities including VetsBuild, a cornerstone program of United Way which provides hands-on training in green construction at the E3 SmartBuild Training Center, a state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest technology and equipment at no cost to the veteran. Assistance in resume development, interviewing techniques, and career placement is...

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