LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Employees of the Livingston County Government center dug deep and gave bigger than ever to United Way at Wednesday’s meeting of the County Board of Supervisors.
The Government employees’ campaign co-chairs Frank Bassett and Ryan Snyder, who are Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Director and Workforce Development Director, respectively, presented a $40,721.40 check to Karen Rumfola, Director of United Way for Livingston County. This is the most ever donated to United Way by the workforce of the Livingston County government center.
“I don’t know if everyone remembers the goal or not but the goal was $39,000,” said Rumfola to the Board. “As of a week and a half ago, we were not there. So I just want to thank all of the coordinators, everyone in this room. I’m very privileged to be work in this community and work with such great people. Thank you. This money is going to go a long way.”
Joining Bassett and Snyder were the campaign coordinators for county departments: Sue Davin for the Office for the Aging; Maureen Wheeler for Economic Development; Mary Strickland for the County Clerk’s Office; Andrea Bailey for the County Clerk’s Office; Alise Rounsville from the Public Health Department; Kim Cavanaugh for the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation; Marge Fazzano for the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation; Zach Cracknell for the Highway Department; Jeff Winters for the Department of Social Services and Amanda Schultz for the Sheriff’s Office.
United Way in turn gives this money to charities that serve Livingston County residents: the Red Cross; Arc of Livingston-Wyoming; Boy Scouts of America; Catholic Charities of Livingston County; Chances and Changes; Dansville Ecumenical Food Pantry; Genesee Valley Health Partnership; the Geneseo Parish Outreach Center; the Girl Scouts of Western New York; Hillside Childrens Center; Literacy Volunteers of Livingston County; Livingston County Youth Advocacy; Livingston County Office for the Aging Meals on Wheels; Source of Success; SUNY Geneseo’s Soaring Stars; and Teresa House.
“We’ve had a very robust campaign,” said Bassett. “What a wonderful day to see a community as engaged as the workforce of Livingston County is. When you look at who we serve in our agencies, the need goes far beyond what we can serve. That we have 20 agencies in Livingston County that will be the recipients of this year’s campaign result gives me immense pride and I’m glad to join Ryan and present to Karen Rumfola this check.”