UNITED WAY OF THE DUTCHESS-ORANGE REGION INC

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community.

Poughkeepsie, NY   |  www.uwdor.org

Mission

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community.

Ruling year info

1982

President & CEO

Ms. Jeannie Montano

Main address

75 Market St

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 USA

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Formerly known as

UNITED WAY OF THE MID-HUDSON VALLEY

EIN

06-1045698

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The Afterschool Project's Early Elementary Education Program

Boys and Girls Club of Newburgh and Poughkeepsie - The Afterschool Project's Early Elementary Education Program is intended to improve academic outcomes for youth through literacy instruction. The program operates during the school year, Monday-Friday from 3 pm-6 pm and consists of three structured hours of activities including homework help and tutoring, academic enrichment and electives including classes in the arts, science and technology and sports.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

SproutEd program teaches Beacon & Newburgh elementary students through school gardens. In weekly lessons outdoors, in classrooms, and online, students practice math, science, and writing skills, while also learning about nutrition, tasting veggies, planting and harvesting. Land to Learn collaborates with 11 schools (eight in Beacon & Newburgh) to implement our programs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The BB program recruits volunteers to read one-on-one with children in K–4th grade who are identified by their teachers as reading below grade level. Schools are recruited to participate in the program and volunteers are trained and matched with a student in a school. Classroom BB volunteers read aloud to children, using a dialogic reading method to give them a positive experience with books.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Housing Navigator provides emergency housing assistance to low-income households. The Housing Navigator works closely with households to help them develop housing stability plans tailored to their needs. The Navigator may assist them in applying for public benefits, connect them with employment opportunities, and/or refer them to child care, health care, legal services, and other community resources

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Free Civil Legal Services for Veterans, Dutchess/Orange provides advice and counsel, representation and referrals to those who have served, including those suffering from trauma, injuries, or experiencing denial of benefits, eviction/foreclosure, domestic violence & predatory consumer practices. This program protects veterans' rights to the basic necessities of life as guaranteed by law.
Housing & Income Stabilization Services of Dutchess & Orange provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals and families who are at risk of becoming homeless through eviction or loss of home to foreclosure. We assist those clients in obtaining at least a subsistence income by helping them to obtain, retain, or increase public benefits (eg: food stamps, unemployment, Veterans, Soc Sec, Medicaid, TANF) to which they are entitled.

Population(s) Served
Adults

In Dutchess County, the Financial Stability Strategy program is able to handle daily phone calls to our hotline from neighbors in crisis seeking to meet basic needs. Triaged by bilingual staff and ED, new requests are assigned as received. The case manager reaches out the very same day. Clients often comment how much it means to "speak to a live person". Our quick response sends an important message of urgency as we begin working together to address the crisis.
In Orange, Sullivan, Ulster, the Case Management & Crisis Intervention provides services to individuals or families in Orange County who are in crisis as a result of financial emergency. This could be related to evictions, homelessness, medical needs, transportation, or situation that may impact their well-being.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

The Youth Education Program operates within schools and youth organizations in Orange County to offer knowledge and tools for youth and adults working with young people in navigating healthy and unhealthy relationships, gender violence and bullying prevention and encourages positive youth development by empowering youth to become leaders and raises awareness of dating violence in their community.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Fresh market, our farmers' market, distributes affordable, local, sustainable fruits and vegetables within the City of Poughkeepsie from May through November and accepts all forms of payment including SNAP, WIC, FMNP, WIC VF, Cash and Credit. Last year alone our market distributed more than 17,000 lbs of fresh produce to residents of the City of Poughkeepsie.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Food for Dutchess & Orange County Feeding Program will provide low-income Dutchess and Orange County residents with nutritious food when they seek food assistance from area food pantries and soup kitchens. The grant will fund lines of credit at the Food Bank which agencies will use to secure food at no cost to their limited budgets. This grant will expand their capacity and enable them to feed more people.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

A program designed to help survivors of domestic violence stabilize their lives by providing direct financial assistance to alleviate an immediate financial crisis and provide support and services needed to empower victims of domestic violence and their children to move towards building a foundation of financial stability and independence.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Dutchess & Orange County residents seeking human service resources. We track the amount of calls to our 211 helpline.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

United Way wants to help provide a better quality of life with more resources and access to help and support. We want to collaborate for greater impact, create awareness, build consensus, and solve problems at it's root cause. We want to educate the donors of the need to give to our organization.

United Way feels strongly that the programs we fund are making a positive impact on our community. We show success stories to inspire giving, including those of our partners. We run workplace campaigns and always look to increase new business. We educate donors and inspire them into action through technology and social media. We increase the scope and value by participating in Veteran's Initiatives, Anti-Poverty Initiatives, ALICE, and Anti-Human Trafficking Initiatives.

United Way is one of the most long standing and well known brands in the area of philanthropy. United Way Worldwide conducts nationwide marketing. We're recognized leaders in volunteerism, community engagement, and funding solutions. We are known as a community convener and collaborator. We convene groups within our community to address specific issues in order to streamline efficient and effective solutions. Our allocations process relies heavily on the input of volunteer grant reviewers who reside in our community and typically work there as well. They have a diversity of knowledge and experience that in aggregate, is very impressive and assures informed decision making about how donors' dollars can be allocated for maximum impact.

This past year we positively impacted 240,376 individuals in Dutchess & Orange counties. In addition, United Way provided help for those who called 2-1-1. This service is available 365 days a year for everyone. There were 19,944 calls to 2-1-1 connecting those in need with organizations to help them with food, housing, employment, and resources for COVID 19. What's next? HEALTH GOALS: Increasing resiliency of young adults to help them to maintain healthier relationships with themselves, their peers, and their families. Also, to provide individuals and families with information to understand the value of healthy eating habits and gain access to nutritious foods and physical activity. EDUCATION GOALS: Empower parents and caregivers with the knowledge and tools to be their child's first teacher. Empower students with the appropriate skills for successful grade-level advancement by providing opportunities for structured learning outside of the classroom. FINANCIAL STABILITY GOALS: Empowering clients with the knowledge and resources to overcome financial crisis. Also, to support individuals and families with the education and tools to attain self-sufficiency through improved financial practices. Also, increasing annual earnings and workplace annual earnings and workplace advancement of individuals and families in our region.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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UNITED WAY OF THE DUTCHESS-ORANGE REGION INC

Board of directors
as of 05/13/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Kevin Cleary

Retired - IBM

Term: 2017 -

Amy Berger

Retired- IBM

Fred Clarke, Esq.

Law Office of Fred Clarke

Catherine Davies

Retired - SUNY New Paltz

Arthur DeDominicis, CPA

Arthur DeDominicis, Certifed Public Accountant & Consultants

Phil Derasmo

Regional Vice President, TD Bank

Tim Eisentraut

IT Director, UPS

Melissa Gaeke, PhD.

Director, Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership, Marist College

Susan Howell

Partner, RBT CPAs LLP

Julia Kammerer

Community Investment Program Specialist, DC Dept of Planning & Development

Timothy Kane

VP Quality & Client Advocacy, IBM Corp

Phillip LeKanides

VP & Controller, Rhinebeck Bank

Kadiyah Lodge, M.S.

Consumer Outreach Representative, Central Hudson

Richard Mayfield

Michael Mazzuca

Secretary, Board of Directors

Sharon McGinnis

VP, Human Resources & Safety, Central Hudson Gas & Electric

Robert McKee, MD

Retired

Tarsha McNeil

Human Resources Manager, AmerisourceBergen Corp

Michelle O'Reilly

Partner, PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP

Kimberly Pennington

Business Development Officer, HV & Metro NY, Keybank

Barry Rothfeld

Retired Publisher, Poughkeepsie Journal

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/21/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data