January 19, 2021

United Way Grants Volunteer New York! Funds for Capacity Building

White Plains, NY (January 2021) – United Way of Westchester and Putnam awarded Volunteer New York! a $2,500 capacity building grant to support its volunteer management trainings for local nonprofits. The semi-annual trainings are created specifically to help increase the capacity of its nonprofit partners and provide resources to ensure that they can effectively and efficiently engage volunteers thus increasing their capacity to meet their core mission. Additionally, the funds will support the Volunteer Managers Networking Breakfast.

“We are so grateful to the United Way for their support of Volunteer New York!’s annual volunteer manager networking breakfast and training,” said Jeanette Gisbert, executive director of Volunteer New York!. “These events provide an opportunity for volunteer managers to learn about new resources from Volunteer New York! and network and learn from fellow volunteer managers. We are lucky to have a partner like the United Way of Westchester and Putnam who understands the impact volunteer power has on our community.”

Volunteer New York! has been serving Westchester, Putnam and Rockland for 70 years. Its mission is to inspire, mobilize, and equip individuals, groups, and organizations to take positive action to address pressing challenges, support nonprofits and strengthen the quality of life in our community.

“United Way is pleased to strengthen the work of Volunteer New York!, which aids so many nonprofits in Westchester and Putnam counties by providing tools and resources to recruit and manager volunteers,” said Tom Gabriel, president and CEO of United Way. “Helping nonprofits with capacity building is an important component of United Way’s efforts because we believe that together we can create lasting change.” United Way of Westchester and Putnam supports education, financial stability, and health initiatives to help residents become self-sufficient and thrive. These include the 2-1-1 helpline, essential goods distribution, early literacy programming for preschoolers, job skills training, and financial empowerment for adults, as well as access to health services for all.