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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY - The devastating May tornadoes have left most Oklahomans stunned and wondering what they could do to help. United Way of Central Oklahoma advises that monetary donations are the best way to assist. The organization activated its disaster relief fund on Monday where individuals may contribute specifically to the May tornadoes relief and recovery efforts.“We are reactivating the disaster relief fund at the request of many of our donors and corporate partners who are seeking an efficient and accountable way to assist with the relief effort,” said Debby Hampton, President and CEO...
Friday, May 17, 2013
Honored Among 20 of Long Island’s top CEOs Deer Park, NY, May 9th, 2013- At a dinner ceremony marked by the presence of 20 of Long Island’s most accomplished and influential CEOs, Theresa Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island, received the prestigious Outstanding CEO Award from Long Island Business News.  The United Way of Long Island congratulates Theresa for her incredible contribution to the Long Island region and for this outstanding recognition of her achievements. Here is an insightful reprint of the write-up Theresa received from LIBN.Theresa A. Regnante- United Way...
Friday, May 17, 2013
Books to be Distributed throughout Freeport and Long Beach School Districts Deer Park, NY, May 3rd, 2013- United Way of New York City was awarded a donation of 90,000 books from Scholastic, Inc. with the intent of helping schools that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The books are to be used to replace materials that were destroyed in the storm and are geared towards 7th and 8th graders (Middle School aged children).  United Way of Long Island reached out to Freeport and Long Beach School Districts and both immediately responded that they would be delighted to receive the books.  ...
Thursday, May 16, 2013
On May 22, 2013 at 1:00pm, Gulf War Veteran Bruce Babbington and his two children ages eleven and thirteen, will become the first candidates of DSA’s Hunter Temporary Shelter program.  The family, whose existing home located at 164 South Bayview Ave, Amityville N.Y. suffered severe damage due to Superstorm Sandy six months ago, has experienced absolutely zero progress bringing it back to an inhabitable condition.DSA, utilizing its supply chain process, has coordinated efforts with various contributors to help the Babbingtons regain some normalcy in their lives.  After securing a $15,000...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Origionally Published inLong Island Business News: May 15, 2013 Written by Claude Solnik The United Way of Long Island is building a science lab used to train students in energy efficiency with the help of $250,000 in funding through the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council.The funding, approved through the second round of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Council Initiative, will be used to build a two-story “lab-house” to provide students with energy-related training and certification programs.Lab houses are built so the structure becomes a building-science laboratory, demonstrating...
Monday, May 13, 2013
Deer Park, NY, May 13,2013- The United Way of Long Island 2013 Annual Luncheon, held on May 8th at the Crest Hollow Country Club, raised over $475,000 for our partners, programs and recovery/rebuild efforts.   “We would like to thank all of our sponsors, supporters, attendees, board members and staff for producing the “Event of the Year,” said Theresa Regnante, President and CEO of the United Way of Long Island.  To watch the video featured at the luncheon see below.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Deer Park, NY, May 9, 2013- Bank of America, known nationwide for its philanthropic support of charitable causes, and locally as one of the area's most generous non-profit supporters has given United Way of Long Island a $100,000 grant to aid local victims of Hurricane Sandy."The United Way of Long Island has provided residents with critical support for the last five decades, and they were incredibly responsive to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy," said Bob Isaksen, Long Island President, Bank of America. "They remain an invaluable resource as the community continues to recover." "...
Monday, April 29, 2013
Long Island Prosperity Center Hosts Financial Literacy Workshop for YouthBuild Long Island Students Deer Park, April 26th, 2013. Yesterday, the Long Island Prosperity Center, funded by Citi and administered by United Way of Long Island held a day of education, information, motivation, financial literacy and fun for 25 YouthBuild Long Island students.  It was a great day for United Way of Long Island’s income initiative to increase the earning potential of Long Islanders, as well as a great day for Citi’s Prosperity Center and a cohort of Youthbuild students.   Citi hosted an innovative and...
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Theresa Regnante, United Way LI; Kathy Rosenthal, FEGS; Lori Andrade, Health & Welfare Council LI; Patricia Sands, Long Island Volunteer Center ; Amy Engel, Sustainable LI From Sustainable LI Newsletter: Sustainable Long Island held its Seventh Annual Sustainability Conference on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Carlyle on the Green, in Bethpage State Park, highlighted by keynote addresses from Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, Texas A&M University-Commerce Professor Jonathan Bergman, interactive workshops, and the 3rd Annual “Getting It Done” Awards. “The Road to Recovery”...
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Macy’s, Inc., one of the nation’s premier retailers and a long standing partner of United Way of Long Island, recently celebrated the success of their United Way of Long Island Employee Workplace Campaign in support of Long Islanders in need. Macy’s, United Way of Long Island’s largest retail supporter and 3rd largest corporate partner, raised more than $13 million nationally during it’s “Together we’re giving back” campaign. Locally, the participation of Macy’s associates, coupled with a generous corporate gift, helped Macy’s workplace fundraising campaign reach $208,847 – including $170,802...

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