Register Now for the 3rd Annual UWBA 5K

The 3rd Annual UWBA 5K will be held on Friday, September 12 at 6:00pm! The course starts at the McDowell Sports & Fitness Center at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford. All proceeds from this event benefit the United Way of the Bradford Area.

Registration by August 15 guarantees you an event t-shirt and $20 registration fee! Registration after August 15 is $25, and a t-shirt is not guaranteed. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and top female finishers, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes will be awarded to participants under the age of 18.

Grab your friends and family and register now!

If you prefer to fill out a paper form and mail in your payment, download the registration form as a Word document or PDF.

LIVE UNITED 5K

Third Quarter Community Innovations Deadline

The deadline to apply for the third quarter Community Innovations funding through the United Way of the Bradford Area is Tuesday, July 1.

Eligible non-profit agencies may submit a request for up to $1,500.  Along with the application, it is being requested of applicants that a detailed budget of planned expenditures be included.

All applications are reviewed by a committee comprised of United Way Board members, with recommendations being presented to the full board for final approval. For more information regarding the application process, please contact the United Way.

2014 Community Innovations Application (PDF)
2014 Community Innovations Application (Word document)

Applications for Second Phase of Smethport Funding Due

The deadline to apply for the second phase of the 2014 Community Innovations funding through the Smethport Campaign for United Way is Tuesday, July 1.

Eligible non-profits providing services throughout the Smethport Area may submit a request for up to $500. This funding supports programs in the Smethport area.

All applications are reviewed by a committee comprised of United Way board members, with recommendations being presented to the full board for final approval. For more information regarding the application process, please contact the United Way.

2014 Smethport Community Innovations Application (PDF)
2014 Smethport Community Innovations Application (Word document)

 

The World’s Greatest Philanthropists

Bill Gates is one of the most well-known men in the world, founding one of the largest companies in the world, creating the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and giving away over $25 billion.

But Bill Gates doesn’t consider himself the world’s greatest philanthropist, saying “somebody who chooses to live in Africa and work on a hospital, or someone who gives up their vacation or something they need – those unnamed, amazing people, they’re the world’s best philanthropists.”

I think this sentiment is so true of the people in our community. The image of a philanthropist in Bradford varies greatly: a professional working in a corporate office, a small business owner, a young firefighter, a City of Bradford employee who has given for decades, and the list goes on.

People donate to the annual campaign not because they have to, but because they want to make an impact on those in need. Donors recognize the benefit of giving back to the community, and budget money to be able to do so. Designating a certain amount of money from each paycheck may mean giving up a daily latte or refraining from getting candy at the vending machine a couple days a week, but for our donors, being able to “pay it forward” isn’t a sacrifice.

We agree with Bill Gates – we think you, amazing people of the greater Bradford area, are indeed the world’s best philanthropists. Thank you always for your continued support!

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