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Wednesday, February 8, 2017
United Way of Long Island and Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE bus) are partnering to provide low- and moderate-income Nassau County families and individuals with emergency transportation assistance for bus fares. The program, “Everyone Rides NICE,” is a newly established 501(c)3, not-for-profit foundation utilizing an Emergency Transportation Fund of $1.25 million provided by Transdev, which operates NICE under contract to Nassau County.  United Way of Long Island helped design the initiative and is administering the program. Everyone Rides NICE will provide free Metrocards for use on NICE...
Thursday, February 2, 2017
February 2, 2017 (Deer Park, NY) – Employees of National Grid and members of IBEW Local 1049 are proudly showing their support for Long Island veterans by sporting new camouflage-style hardhats on worksites. The total of $9,500 raised through sales of 340 hardhats and a contribution from National Grid will benefit United Way’s Mission United and VetsBuild initiatives, providing crucial financial assistance and workforce training. “National Grid consistently shows their dedication to helping Long Island’s veteran population,” said Theresa A. Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long...
Thursday, January 26, 2017
United Way of Long Island recently elected Roslyn Harbor resident Victoria Schneps-Yunis to its Board of Directors. As founder of Schneps Communications, Victoria is Publisher/CEO of groups of weekly community newspapers, websites, events, and social media in Queens and Brooklyn. “United Way of Long Island is one of the most influential organizations in the area, making a tremendous difference in the lives of Long Islanders,” said Victoria. “I look forward to being part that positive change.”   “Victoria has always had her finger on the pulse of the goings-on in hyperlocal neighborhoods, and...
Thursday, January 26, 2017
United Way of Long Island recently elected Amityville resident Shantey Hill to its Board of Directors. As Assistant Vice President & Senior Director of Athletics & Recreation at St. Joseph’s College, she oversees the Athletic Departments on both the Long Island and Brooklyn campuses. Her leadership experience is clear - under her direction, a department policy and procedure manual was developed as well as a strategic plan that will provide vision and direction for 34 varsity intercollegiate athletic programs boasting over 500 student-athletes, 95 staff members, a 24.8-acre state of...
Thursday, January 26, 2017
United Way of Long Island recently elected Kings Park resident Nancy W. Larson to its Board of Directors. Nancy is the General Manager at the Tanger Outlets in Deer Park, overseeing the shopping center with more than eighty stores, a bevy of restaurants, a movie theater and outdoor attractions since August of 2011. “United Way of Long Island and Tanger Outlets Deer Park have worked closely together for some time, not only because the two are next door neighbors but because our values align,” remarked Nancy. “It will be an honor to join this group of dedicated and altruistic individuals as a...
Thursday, January 26, 2017
United Way of Long Island recently elected Jericho resident Lorraine Aycock to its Board of Directors. Lorraine is Senior Vice President and Enterprise Business & Community Engagement Market Manager for Bank of America. Her responsibilities enable her to support the Bank’s efforts to align and deliver marketing and charitable resources to meet constituent and community needs across Long Island. While working closely with the Bank’s Long Island president, she leads the planning and execution of sponsorship, philanthropic, community and business development initiatives locally.  “Part of my...
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.”   “...

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