United Way of Long Island's mission has remained focused on education, financial stability and health for every person in every community since its founding in 1964.
United Way of Long Island is celebrating its 55th anniversary. We're digging into the archives to share our history with you throughout the year. Take a flashback in time with us to discover what we found.
View the archives and check back regularly to see how we've helped Long Islanders over the course of five and a half decades.
1964 - 2019 Archives
- United Way of Long Island was founded under the name The United Fund for Long Island
- Newsday publishes an article noting our incorporation and status as a 501c3 charitable organizaiton
- Our first luncheon fundraiser took place
- Marketing materials are printed in color
- Our fundraising goal was $1,275,000 to support Long Islanders in need
- Workplace Campaign Brochures in the 1960s had humorous covers
- Workplace Campaign chairpersons were given specific instructions on engaging employees and achieving success
- Leonard Hall is the first Board President of United Way of Long Island (then called United Fund of Long Island) of the law firm Hall, Casey, Dickler & Howley
- A photo shoot from the 1990s featuring children we serve
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