Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, and United Way president and chief executive officer Fran Weisberg, announced a $360,000 2016 United Way of Greater Rochester Campaign goal for county employees March 9.
In prior years, the organization has donated $2.1 million to help local babies, $4 million each year to help local youth, and $2.4 million to help local elders and caregivers, the county stated.
“Our commitment to the United Way Campaign is a true testament to the spirit of giving that exists among Monroe County’s employees,” Dinolfo said in a statement. “As we serve the public, I am happy to encourage county employees to contribute to the United Way, so our dollars stay in our community to help those in need.”
Last year, the United Way raised $23.4 million during its annual fundraising campaign, and last week Weisberg announced this year’s goal will be $25 million.
“Whether it’s one dollar a week, it means the world,” she stated.
Visit http://www.uwrochester.org/#home_slider/2 for additional information regarding the organization’s fundraising campaign.