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United Way Consolidation

United Way Consolidation


3 TWO CHAPTERS OF A LOCAL NON- PROFIT ARE LOOKING TO NOW BECOME ONE… THE UNITED WAY OF ROME AND WESTERN ONEIDA COUNTYWILL DISSOLVE INTO THE UNITED WAY OF THE VALLEY AND GREATER UTICA AREA. THE UTICA AREA CHAPTER SAYS THEY FUND AROUND HALF OF THE ROME CHAPTER’S PROGRAMS. 3 “WE’RE ALREADY SEEING THAT THERE’S OVERLAP, IN TERMS OF WHERE OUR MONEY IS INVESTED IN THE COMMUNITY. WHAT WE EXPECT TO HAPPEN IS THAT WITH GREATER ABILITY TO FUNDRAISE IN THE COME UP WITH A NAME THAT IS REGIONALLY APPROPRIATE FOR THE ROME AREA AND THE REST OF ONEIDA AND HERKIMER COUNTIES THAT WE SERVE. BUT, THAT ULTIMATELY WILL BE A DECISION THAT WE MAKE, AND OUR BOARD MAKES. HOWEVER I WOULD LOVE TO BE SENSITIVE TO COMMUNITY INPUT.”((ANG))AS OF RIGHT NOW THERE IS NO EXACT DATE FOR THE OFFICIAL MERGE THAT IS PENDING APPROVAL FROM THE STATE ATTRONEY GENERAL’S OFFICE.

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