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Monday, March 11, 2019
Senator James Gaughran Joins United Way of Long Island to Recognize 2-1-1 Long Island  February 11 kicked off 2-1-1 Advocacy Week, a reminder that help is just a phone call away. To recognize 2-1-1 Advocacy Week, Senator James Gaughran met with representatives from 2-1-1 Long Island to discuss the importance of this free and confidential resource, available 24/7, that provides crucial information to Long Islanders in need of assistance.   The 2-1-1 Long Island Call Center is staffed by trained information specialists 24 hours a day, seven days a week who connect callers to critical and...
Monday, March 11, 2019
Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre and Staff Join United Way of Long Island to Recognize 2-1-1 Long Island    February 11 kicked off 2-1-1 Advocacy Week, a reminder that help is just a phone call away. To recognize 2-1-1 Advocacy Week, Brendan Cunningham, Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre’s Chief of Staff, met with representatives from  2-1-1 Long Island to discuss the importance of this free and confidential resource, available 24/7, that provides crucial information to Long Islanders in need of assistance.   The 2-1-1 Long Island Call Center is staffed by trained information specialists 24...
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
National Grid Foundation Gets on Board the “Project Warmth Express” with a $110,000 Contribution Long Island has already experienced a number of bitter cold days and knowing that February can be the coldest month of the winter season, United Way of Long Island in partnership with community and corporate partners held Project Warmth Day at the Rosa Parks Hempstead Transit Center/NICE Bus.    As Long Island’s only islandwide non-governmental emergency heating fund, Project Warmth is available all winter as a safety net for individuals and families who are facing energy insecurity, many of whom...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Contribution to fund services for local veterans   People’s United Bank recently contributed $25,000 to United Way of Long Island’s Mission United in support of local veterans.   Mission United provides funding for services and resources to Long Island military veterans and their families focusing on employment services, education, financial services, health and housing support. The need for these services is particularly significant on Long Island as over 100,000 veterans live in our communities.   “People’s United Bank is proud to continue our legacy of supporting the needs of the Long...
Monday, January 14, 2019
United Way of Long Island recently elected Alexander G. Bateman, Jr., partner at law firm Ruskin Moscou Faltischek in Uniondale, as the Chair of the Board of Directors. Bateman has served on the United Way of Long Island Board of Directors since 2011, most recently as Executive Committee Member. “It is with great pleasure, that after 8 years of service, I can deepen my commitment with United Way of Long Island. For the thousands of individuals who benefit and receive services from this organization, the impact is so great and often life-changing. I look forward to working with my fellow Board...
Monday, January 14, 2019
United Way of Long Island recently elected Henry Hong to its Board of Directors. Henry is the Regional Vice President of Enterprise Holding and is responsible for daily car rental operations in the New York City metro area. He also oversees administrative staff in Business Management, Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, Vehicle Acquisitions, Vehicle Repair, Remarketing, Business Rentals, Risk Management, Operations, and Rental Management. “I am extremely pleased to join the board of United Way of Long Island. United Way’s commitment to improving the lives of all Long Islanders, especially...
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...

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