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Monday, January 14, 2019
United Way of Long Island recently elected Gregory Clark to its Board of Directors. Clark is the Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller at MSC Industrial Supply Co., a publicly-traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (“MSM”). "It is with great pleasure that I accept a Board Member position with United Way of Long Island. I am grateful for the opportunity to give back to my community and contribute to United Way’s mission of ensuring every child has a quality education, every family has a stable income, and all Long Islanders enjoy good health,” Clark said.  ”Greg...
Monday, January 14, 2019
United Way of Long Island recently elected Deirdre O’Connell to its Board of Directors. O’Connell is the Chief Executive Officer of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, where she leads the day-to-day success of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty and the development of strategic initiatives and goals for the future of this highly innovative organization, including its recent rebranding efforts.  “I am especially honored to join the United Way of Long Island Board of Directors. Long Island is not only home, but a special place, and I believe in shaping a Long Island that advances...
Monday, January 14, 2019
United Way of Long Island recently elected Douglas McCrosson to its Board of Directors. McCrosson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CPI Aero, a U.S. manufacturer, and U.S. Department of Defense contractor, of commercial and military structural assemblies and aerospace systems for fixed wing aircraft, helicopters and airborne Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare pod systems. Previously, McCrosson was Chief Operating Officer of CPI Aero. He joined the company in 2003 as Director of Business Development and advanced through the company as Vice...
Monday, January 14, 2019
United Way of Long Island recently elected Matthew Aracich to its Board of Directors. Matthew is the President of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties representing 37 Affiliates. Previously, he was the Business Manager of Heat and Frost Insulators Local 12 and was responsible for negotiating contracts, securing work opportunities and representing the Union in all capacities in political forefronts. Matthew began his work at Local 12 as a commercial diver and then went to work for the U.S.G.S. in government, first doing geological surveys, then as a Heavy...
Monday, January 14, 2019
United Way of Long Island recently elected Steven G. Santino to its Board of Directors. Santino is a Senior Vice President, Senior Growth Manager at People’s United Bank, where is responsible for leading a branch network on Long Island of 69 branches and a team of over 350 retail banking employees. Santino joined People's United Bank in 1988 and has advanced through positions of increasing responsibility. Most recently he led integration efforts for two strategic acquisitions by People’s United Bank, including 27 Suffolk County National Bank branches after being acquired in 2017, and before...
Thursday, December 20, 2018
United Veterans Beacon House is Recipient of Donations  United Way of Long Island’s largest corporate partner, GEICO, recently participated in the Mission United Veterans Day Supply Drive that benefitted United Veterans Beacon House, which provides housing and support services for veterans and their families.     The drive supported hundreds of veterans on Long Island who are homeless, or are transitioning to independent housing, and are without the basic necessities needed to make life manageable, including toiletries, undergarments, and bedding.    The associates from GEICO’s Woodbury...
Thursday, December 6, 2018
On October 1, 2018 the Long Island Insurance Company (LIIC) held its annual Gala at The Heritage Club at Bethpage raising over $230,000 for United Way of Long Island and other deserving causes. Four hundred LIIC members joined together for the cause, participating in the evening’s fundraising efforts in support of neighbors in need. The LIIC Gala annually honors industry and business leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to the community that has improved the quality of life for their neighbors. This year’s honoree was Robert M. Zak, President and CEO of Merchants Insurance Group in...
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Helping Families in Need this Holiday Season United Way of Long Island’s community partner agencies are seeking donations of goods and volunteer services to help fulfill the needs of Long Islanders at this time of year. “During the holiday season, we turn to our neighbors to assist families and individuals - especially children and seniors. Encouraging neighbors to participate in donation and volunteer drives is one way we can work together to strengthen our communities,” says Theresa A. Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island.   Requested items should be new unless an...
Monday, December 3, 2018
Long Island’s Only Non-Governmental Fuel Emergency Heating Fund The winter months can be perilous for families and individuals who are struggling to afford their home heating bills. Lowering the temperature inside can pose serious health risks, especially to seniors and children. United Way of Long Island’s Project Warmth provides one-time grant payments made directly to oil and utility companies on behalf of residents facing a heating emergency. Project Warmth opens to the public on December 3, 2018 and will remain open until all funds are depleted.   More than 30% of families on Long...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
$1,100,000 in State Funding Awarded to 9 Projects Today United Way of Long Island and the Incorporated Village of Hempstead named nine projects as recipients of $1.1 million in state funding as part of the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI). State funding provided by the Office of Temporary Disability and Assistance (OTDA) and distributed by United Way of Long Island will unite the selected programs in the Village of Hempstead under one goal: to reduce poverty.  The grants awarded range from $98,000 to $200,000. Working with the entire community to identify the root causes of...

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