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Mount Vernon and United Way of Westchester and Putnam Announce Their Financial Navigator Partnership

The City of Mount Vernon is pleased to partner with the United Way of Westchester and Putnam on the 2022 Financial Navigators program. The Financial Navigators program is a free service that has been helping Mount Vernon residents better manage the continuing financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic since 2020. […]

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Three Keynote Speakers Announced for 2022 Nonprofit Leadership Summit

United Way of Westchester and Putnam revealed that three amazing women will be keynote speakers at the Nonprofit Leadership Summit 2022, held in a hybrid capacity on Friday, March 25. Angela F. Williams, CEO of United Way Worldwide, will be headlining the day. Also speaking are Cristina Alesci, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Chobani and former CNN […]

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United Way Board of Directors Appoints Four New Members

United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s Board of Directors announced the appointment of four community-minded professionals to its roster. Joining the 21 sitting board members are Christina Armentano, Executive Vice President, Paraco Gas Corporation; Marjorie De La Cruz, Senior Vice President, Global Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer, PepsiCo; Michelle A. Nicholas, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity […]

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Barnes & Noble Launches 2021 Holiday Book Drive to Benefit UWWP

Barnes & Noble Westchester invites customers to give the gift of reading to people in need during the company’s annual Holiday Book Drive, taking place November 1 through December 5.  The Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive provides customers the opportunity to donate books to non-profit organizations. Last year, Barnes […]

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United Way Recognizing Taryn Duffy at Annual Women’s Leadership Council Event

United Way Recognizing Taryn Duffy at Annual Women’s Leadership Council Event United Way of Westchester and Putnam is hosting its annual “Take a Walk in Her Shoes” event virtually on Tuesday, December 7 from 6-7:30pm.   Taryn Duffy, Vice President of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs at Empire City Casino […]

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Featured Intern: Dom Wright

Dom Wright is the summer Marketing and Communications intern at United Way of Westchester and Putnam. Throughout his internship, Dom has created various promotional materials for UWWP events. He is responsible for helping post content to our social media accounts and updating our website. Dom has been instrumental in curating […]

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Featured Intern: Matt Rozansky

Matt Rozansky is the summer program intern for the United Way of Westchester and Putnam. He currently coordinates multiple aspects of United Way’s Summer Backpack program. The Summer Backpack program is a collaboration with United Way of Westchester and Putnam, Feeding Westchester, Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, Door Dash, […]

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United Way Chief Operating Officer Carlene Gentilesco Retires after 49 Years with United Way

Carlene Gentilesco, a tireless, steady force who served as chief liaison to hundreds of corporations and nonprofit organizations and helped to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for community organizations, is retiring after 49 years with United Way. Ms. Gentilesco, a Chappaqua resident, served in a variety of leadership roles […]

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