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Why We Give to United Way

  • Cassie

    Maggie Cassie

    President's Office

    I give to the United Way because I would like to help Rochester's children get the tools and support that they need in order to graduate from high school and improve their opportunities for the future. I choose to assist them through the United Way's Community Fund.

  • Sasha Eloi

    Sasha Eloi

    Office of Minority Student Affairs

    I give because the impact on the future of our community is priceless.

  • Shaquana Divers

    Shaquana Divers

    Center for Community Health

    One of my favorite quotes is by Marian Wright Edelman. She says “service is the rent we pay for living”. The United Way provides our community with the services and programs that are needed to improve the quality of life for our most vulnerable citizens. That is why I am always grateful to donate to UW.

  • Owen Zacharias

    Owen Zacharias

    URMC Web Services

    "I donate to the United Way because: For the last 16 years, my fiancée has worked for Genesee Valley Rotary Camp, which is partially funded by United Way contributions. GVRC provides a totally free outdoor camping experience for children with disabilities. When I see the smiles on the faces of the campers and staff, I know my gifts are making a lasting impact.

  • Mindy Hoftender

    Mindy Hoftender

    School of Nursing

    I give because it’s important to support the programs that are trying to improve our community.

  • Amy Happ

    Amy Happ

    Government & Community Relations

    "I give to the United Way to do what I can to help our community grow and thrive. The United Way works on some of the most challenging issues facing our region and is a vital resource in improving the lives of so many in our community. When we work together, we can accomplish great things.

  • Larry Boykins

    Larry Boykins

    Finance and Human Resources

    It's important for me to support the United Way not only because sharing is caring, but it's also the right thing to do.

  • Alexandra Sullivan

    Alexandra Sullivan

    School of Nursing

    Winston Churchill once said “we make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” To me giving to the United Way is a road I choose to take in order to make a difference in our community, to help those truly in hardship, and to help to start slowly changing the world. It is a small sacrifice to make in order to implement a difference.

  • Ryan Jones

    Ryan Jones

    Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine & Dentistry

    I give to United Way because I believe in their mission to solve local problems through leadership and community building. By demonstrating compassion, caring, and sharing, the United Way makes Rochester a better place to live.

  • Jermayne Myers

    Jermayne Myers

    Guest Services

    Supporting the United Way is very important to me because it gives me the ability to change lives, inspire hope, encourage others and impact my community on a larger and broader scale then I could do on my own. Great leaders are those who not only reach back to help others but they give their time, talents and resources to help improve the lives of the individuals and communities that they live in and serve.

  • Candice Lucas

    Candice Lucas

    Community Health Services

    I give because I care. We all encounter difficult circumstances throughout our lives. Unfortunately, we may not always be prepared to handle them. By giving to the United Way, I can give assistance to those in need when they have nowhere else to turn.

  • Hysha Robinson Nesmith

    Hysha Robinson Nesmith

    Financial Aid

    "I give to the United Way campaign because I care. I care not only about making sure those in my community are helped, but it is my responsibility to partner with those around me at the University of Rochester to do our part to support the community that sustains us.

  • Felicia Garcia-Hartstein

    Felicia Garcia-Hartstein

    University Volunteer Management Coordination

    I was taught that, regardless of how much money you have or make, giving back to your community is a must. And by giving to United Way, I am doing just that! Contributions of any size will not only help our community but will also build a stronger bond between all of us.

Shaquana Divers

Shaquana Divers

One of my favorite quotes is by Marian Wright Edelman. She says “service is the rent we pay for living”. The United Way provides our community with the services and programs that are needed to improve the quality of life for our most vulnerable citizens. That is why I am always grateful to donate to UW.