Bruce and Marge Garcia
The United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. is in the early stage of planning for the 2015 campaign. The volunteer campaign team is being led by Bruce and Marge Garcia of Keeseville, NY. Bruce is the CEO of Joint Council For Economic Opportunities, Inc. (JCEO) and Marge is a long time employee at Adirondack Community Action Programs, Inc. (ACAP) as the Development Coordinator. They both have had a long career in the Health and Human Service field and have been affiliated with the United Way for many years.
The Garcia’s are leading a committed volunteer campaign team that includes the following: Amy Kretser, Jamie Basiliere, Betsy Senkowski, DaleAnne Wolter, Dan Alexander, Deena McCullough, Gayle Alexander, Gerry Morrow, Ellen Gordon, Bruce Gray, Julie Kramer, Lisa VanNatten, Maria Burke, and Tony Searing. “We are excited to be co-chairing the campaign and are looking forward to working with the team and our community to meet our goal” said Bruce and Marge Garcia.
This year’s goal is $725,000 which will support high priority services provided by a network of 41 Partner Agencies. Last year collectively the partner agencies helped 80,000 people in the three counties of Clinton, Essex and Franklin. The services that the 41 partner agencies provide are for a wide range of programs from a number of activities for children, to helping the elderly, plus mental health service, domestic violence issues and families in need of basic services.
Giving to the United Way is an efficient and effective way to pool the donations to help the most people because 100% of the money donated stays in the area and helps people everyone knows. The impact from the funds raised through the campaign is visible in our community through the face of our families, neighbors, friends and co-workers.
Bruce Garcia went on to say, “As long time supporters of the United Way, Marge and I have seen the impact the United Way partner agencies have on families and our community. If you have supported United Way in the past, thank you, and we hope you will continue your support. If you haven’t yet become a supporter, we would encourage you to contact us or a member of the campaign team to learn more about how you can help.”
The Pacesetter campaigns will start on August 1st, 2014. Letters will be mailed out to residents and business the first part of August. Kathy Snow, Director of Development stated, “When the letters are received we hope all will think of the impact they can make in the community by donating to the United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc.” For more information you can go to the United Way’s web-site www.unitedwayadk.org or call 518-563-0028.