you and Congratulations to Bradford, Port Allegany and Smethport!”, says
MaryAnn Quinn, a member of the 2018 -2019 “Be the Change” Campaign Team. To Live United means we must Work United to
reach this level of success in our communities.
United Way of the Bradford Area exceeded the goal for two of their three campaigns. The Bradford campaign goal was $340,000.00
coming in at 101%. The Port Allegany
campaign also exceeded their goal of $17,500.00 arriving at 104%. Because we have met these goals our funded
agencies will not go without and will continue to make lasting impacts on the
individuals they serve.
Smethport, our goal was not met this year.
The goal was $17,500.00 and we finished out at 70%. “This is not a loss”, says Executive
Director, Paige LaBrozzi. “These are
still funds that will go back into the Smethport community to support their
initiatives in the coming year. It may
not be 100% but we are still able to provide resources to the agencies for
funding, and that is something to be proud of!”
would like to thank everyone who helped and gave during this year’s annual
campaign, says Campaign Chair, Theresa Funk. “Because of you, you have changed
so many people’s lives for the better. I have learned so much about the
community and the organizations the United Way funds. Volunteering is a
lot of hard work and I have a great respect for anyone who gives their time
and/or money to this area:.
Karen Costello-Pecht, Board President says, “On behalf of the UWBA Board
of Directors, we would like to thank this year’s Campaign Team: Theresa Funk,
Jill Henry, Nikki Wiseman, Jean Keltz and Mary Ann Quinn, along with the entire
2018 office staff, Kelly Case (Interim Executive Director), Paige LaBrozzi
(current Executive Director), Sarah Lonzi (Administrative Assistant) and Mandi
Wilton-Davis (former Executive Director), for all their hard work throughout
this campaign. In addition, we want to
thank our communities for their support, whether it was through volunteering,
donating or participating in one of our fundraising events, you’ve made a
positive impact to the UWBA and to this campaign. We are extremely grateful and want to thank
everyone for helping the UWBA continue their mission, “to raise and distribute
funds for the purpose of community building and enhancing the quality of life
in the areas we serve”.
On Thursday, February 28th, 2019, the United Way of the
Bradford Area will be hosting their Red Feather event in conjunction with their
Report to the Community. It is the first
time these events will share the spotlight and we are hopeful for a great
For more information on the local
United Way, contact the office or visit www.uwbanews.org.