What a busy year…or rather 100 years! We had the pleasure of experiencing so many exciting opportunities and new milestones in 2018, which helped create positive change in our community.

This past year, United Way of Broome County celebrated its centennial anniversary, welcomed the first female Executive Director, Jacqueline Gerchman, to the team, organized an epic Halloween costume giveaway, worked with the City of Binghamton to complete the expansion of the Lee Barta Community Center on Binghamton’s North Side, and packed hundreds of backpacks for students in need, just to name a few. Since 1918, when we began as the Community Chest, to what we are today, we are 100 years strong because of your unwavering support.

We are so proud of the generous community we belong to because without you, there would be no United Way of Broome County.

As we kick-off 2019, we introduce our Change Maker Blog. The stories and posts we will share will showcase how your gift is making a difference across Broome County. To get us started, let us introduce you to Becca, Jack, Bonnie, and Nikki, who are a testament to the success your gift makes.

For the past 100 years, United Way of Broome County has taken on challenges big and small—from convening the community to tackle tough issues like poverty and getting kids ready for school success, to partnering with thousands of people who donate each year to a campaign that makes the work of improving our community possible.

Our history is a testament to our dedicated and compassionate Broome County community who has engaged in our work for 100 years. As our 100th-year celebrations come to an end, we look forward to 2019 and beyond. We start the new year by saying thank you. Thank you to our supporters, our volunteers, our donors. Thank you and Happy New Year!



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