Campaign Updates

The 2014-2015 Campaign is Going Strong!

Hubbell2014-004Check out stories from all of our participating corporate partners on our Campaign page.

We are on a mission to raise $1,050,000 to support our Valley community. What our community needs is you! Click here to find out how you can help make a difference to your friends, neighbors and coworkers.

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Retirement Finance Series – Social Security Is Next!

One major decision that everyone is eventually confronted with is retirement – when, how, how long and how well. The one thing that you don’t want to do is hesitate to plan now!


This series of educational programs at United Way sponsored by Pitney Bowes, will focus on everything you need to know about planning for and living a successful retirement. The next session on October 27 will focus on the most basic retirement component – Social Security Administration. Click here for more information.

We’re also bringing back local attorney and former probate court judge Tom Sutnik to repeat the popular Estate Planning Basics program on November 16. Click here for complete information and registration.


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CVC Monthly Meeting

IMG_3399Chris Hill, President of Emerging Young Professionals, was a guest speaker this morning at the Corporate Volunteer Council meeting. BPA in Shelton hosted this mornings monthly meeting.

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UW Board Member is “Platinum”


Valley United Way Board member Dominick Thomas has been selected as the 2014 Platinum Award winner by the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce. He will be honored along with the Gold and Seal Award winners at a banquet at Grassy Hill Country Club in Orange on November 6.

The Gold Seal Award winners are Bob Bradley, Susan Coyle and George Logan. The DiMatteo Family Charitable Foundation will be presented with the Silver Award.

Dominick has a long record of distinguished service to the Valley community and was the 2010 Charles H. Flynn Humanitarian Award. You can read more about Dominick here.

Congratulations to all the award winners and to the Chamber for this great Valley tradition.

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United Way & Valley Council Food Study

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logo-smallweb_small1Valley United Way is working with the Valley Council for Health & Human Services to examine food and hunger issues in the Valley. The Council has established a Food Security Task Force to look into the causes and extent of the problem in the Valley and the capacity of the community to deal with the issue. United Way is working with a grant from the Prudential Foundation to provide assistance to the committee in the form of a study to be conducted by the United Way of Connecticut’s Community Results Center. The study is due for release in Novmember. Continue reading

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Dedication to Education

Pitney Bowes Takes Action

IMG_6540IMG_5366Pitney Bowes is at Irving School in Derby today participating in Dedication to Education. 50 volunteers will be there all day inside and outside in the rain landscaping, painting rooms and planting tons of mums. After a great breakfast provided by David M. Grant Caterers, they will get to work helping one of our Valley Schools!

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Thank You!

Thank You For Making Our Annual Community Campaign Kickoff a Huge Success!

Kickoff2014-157_smallerThanks to the support of those who attended our 47th Kickoff event, we were able to raise $2,500 towards this year’s campaign. The generous donation of a Google Chromebook by Tim Kolestos was used as a thank you prize to be won by those who donated and our very own Youth Leader, Andrea Lynn Alabarell, was the lucky winner of the drawing. Thanks to the support of those who attended, our Valley schools of Derby, Seymour & Shelton, along with the Bassett Family Fund and GE’s campaign, we have kicked off this year’s campaign with over $100,000 in funds raised!

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47th Campaign Kickoff Highlights!

Valley United Way’s 47th Campaign Kickoff

kickoffinvite We want to thank everyone who attended the 47th Annual Community Campaign Kickoff held at the Rotary Pavilion on the Shelton Riverwalk. The weather was perfect, attendance was great and the food was delicious. We’ll have much more on the event later Wednesday, but for now, enjoy some of Fred Ortoli’s pictures from the evening.

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