Greenwich United Way Community Campaign|
The Greenwich United Way 2014-2015 Community Campaign got its official start Thursday, September 18, with First Selectman Peter Tesei declaring "Greenwich would not be the community it is if it weren't for our United Way." Delivering a proclamation on the steps of
Town Hall to launch the organization's 80'" fundraising year, he said "The Greenwich United Way is the heart of the community, working with and for the town to ensure local needs are met."
Mr. Tesei noted that the United Way, in the midst of its milestone 80'" year of identifying and meeting the health and human service needs of the community, raises and distributes more dollars for essential local services each year than any other non-governmental source.
Board Chair Virginia Meyer, board directors, and representatives of Community Centers, Inc., Family Centers, the Greenwich YWCA, the Boys and Girls Club, Kids in Crisis, Neighbor to Neighbor, YMCA, Abilis and other United Way partner agencies heard President Stuart Adelberg recall the United Way's beginnings as the Community Chest and Council. He described it as "the promise of a community coming together as family to help our most vulnerable residents, a promise that is as compelling today as it was 80 years ago."
The Campaign is being chaired again this year by Brook and Dr. Michael Urban.