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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.”   “...
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...

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