UWTC Kicks Off Campaign With $1.8 Million Goal!

United Way of Tompkins County (UWTC) kicked off their ‘23-‘24 Community Campaign on Friday, September 22nd at Cass Park in downtown Ithaca. This spirited event saw the announcement of this year’s fundraising goal of $1.8 million. The United Way staff was joined by many community volunteers, leaders, and donors to celebrate the start of the new campaign with the theme “United in Action. Engage Organize. Transform.”

This year’s Campaign Kickoff was led by co-chairs Cal Walker and Alex Adelewitz who are ready to collaborate closely with UWTC and the community to achieve their target and make a profound impact in Tompkins County. Walker shared, “My passion for continuing to be involved with United Way is that United Way’s work is helping to support a myriad of organizations throughout this community whose direct programs and services are positively and sustainably impacting people’s lives. United Way is committed to listening and acting in a variety of focus areas including hunger and food security, housing, health, and direct support for working families.”


Adelewitz added, “Rising food costs, access to childcare, economic stability, and the right to healthcare are staring our community in the face every single day. We’re fortunate to live in a place enriched by so many organizations committing to take action and face these challenges head on. We’re there to lead, facilitate, and create opportunity where opportunity may not exist. We do this by building relationships and being advocates for the people that we serve. Together, we are United in Action. Engaging our community and serving those who need us, organizing the energy of Tompkins County, to collectively transform the landscape so that we can commit to nobody walking alone. “

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Youth and Philanthropy (YAP)

Do you or any 10th, 11th, and 12th graders you know want to make a difference in your community? Self-nominate for UWTC's Youth and Philanthropy (YAP) Program today! Nominations are being accepted through October 18th.

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Day of Caring Recap

We would like to say thank you to everyone who participated in our annual Stephen E. Garner Day of Caring, presented by Wegmans! Thanks to all of the local businesses, organizations, community partners, and individuals who volunteered to sort items, be a collection site, or donate items to make this year's Day of Caring a success! Thanks to your hard work and dedication to this community, we were able to equitably distribute items to Food Pantries and Community Cupboards all across Tompkins County.

A copy of UWTC’s latest annual financial report may be obtained from us by emailing [email protected], on our website at www.uwtc.org/public-reporting, calling (607) 500-GIVE, or by stopping into our offices located at 313 N. Aurora St, Ithaca, OR from the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau's Website – www.charitiesnys.com – or by calling the Attorney General - (212) 416-8686.