Donor Designation

Thank you for supporting the United Way Campaign.  One service that we provide to the community is the ability to select and designate donations to local not-for-profits.  If you choose this option, you can search a list of organizations that are eligible to receive your donation and United Way will readily process and forward your donation to the agency of your choice.

If you are also interested in supporting our community and thousands of local people in need, you have the additional option of sharing part of your gift to go toward United Way's Community Fund.

In accordance with the statement of Financial Accounting Standards 116, United Way will make every effort to forward your gift to the Area of Community Need or organization you designate. However, if the organization you designate to is not consistent with current United Way policy, or if your designation is not complete and in compliance, United Way reserves the right to re-direct your gift to the United Way in your area. For more information, call (585) 242-6527.

United Way is the region's largest and most efficient charitable means of supporting the planning, delivery, and evaluation of local human service programs. 92 cents of every contributed dollar is used to meet community needs. All gifts are subject to a pledge loss reserve charge.

United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes, Inc. is committed to protecting your privacy. Because your privacy is important to us, we provide you with this notice explaining how we treat information provided to us. We believe that you should have control over who receives your personal information whether it concerns where you live, what your interests are, or how you choose to conduct transactions. Therefore, we do not use or disclose any information that you give us, such as your name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number, to third parties unless they are carrying out business activities and functions on our behalf.

We do not rent, trade or sell our lists of contributors. Gifts to United Way may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor.

You may obtain a copy of United Way of Greater Rochester, Inc.’s latest annual report by writing to United Way of Greater Rochester, Inc., 75 College Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607-1009 or New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, Attn: FOIL Officer, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271, (212)416-8401. Registration with the New York State Attorney General Charities Bureau or any other government agency should not be construed as an endorsement of United Way.


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