Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Aides United Way Campaign

12/16/14

We are happy again to accept Excellus as one of our Leadership Givers for the 2014-15 Campaign

Fulton, NY – Ali McGrath, resource development director for the United Way of Greater Oswego County announced that Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has once again lent its support as Leadership Giver for United Way’s Annual Campaign.

“We truly appreciate our Leadership Givers,” said McGrath.  “Their exceptional level of giving and their care and concern for others helps to enrich our community by allowing us to serve those in need with dignity and compassion.  The generosity of our Leadership Givers plays an important role in the success of our Annual Campaign and we are proud to count Excellus BlueCross BlueShield among them.”

A strong supporter of United Way of Greater Oswego County, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s status as a Leadership Giver demonstrates the level of commitment the company has for the communities it serves.

“Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is pleased to support the United Way of Greater Oswego County for the eighth consecutive year,” said Arthur Vercillo, M.D., regional president, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. “As Central New York’s largest nonprofit health plan, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield partners with organizations that work to improve the health or health care of the residents of the communities it serves. We’re proud to join with the United Way of Greater Oswego County to benefit individuals and families throughout the county.”

The United Way’s Annual Campaign serves as the organization’s primary resource and allows United Way to continue its mission of stopping hunger, helping youth succeed, and improving the health and well-being of residents of Oswego County.  For more about the mission of the United Way and the 2014 campaign contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900 or visit their website at www.oswegounitedway.org.

Cut line for photo: Arthur Vercillo, M.D., regional president, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield presents Melanie Trexler, executive director, and Ali McGrath, resource development director for United Way of Greater Oswego County, with a check for $3,500 for the United Way 2014-2015 annual campaign.

SUNY Oswego Supports United Way

12/1/14

OsSUNY Donationwego, NY – Members of the SUNY Oswego Men’s and Women’s Great Laker ice hockey teams recently presented a donation of non-perishable food items along with some toys for Christmas that will be given to children in need in Oswego County.  The items were collected at both Men’s and Women’s hockey games.  The United Way will distribute the food items to area food pantries.

From left are: Andrew Barton, Mackenzie Scott, Bobby Gertsakis, Resource Development Director for the United Way, Ali McGrath, Deb Deeb of Human Concerns, Major James Purvis of the Salvation Army of Oswego County, Rachel Lenard, Bridget Hamlin, and Lydia Cosgrove.