In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Rockland County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (RCVOAD) is working to identify and help meet the needs in the Rockland community.
Appointment of Stephen Papas New President and CEO
After an extensive search, the United Way of Rockland County (UWRC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Papas as its new President and CEO.
"We are delighted to welcome Stephen to his new position at the United Way. He is very well-known throughout Rockland County and brings a broad level of experience and passion to the position that will lead us as we continue our vital work in the community," said UWRC Board Chair Bob Murray, who led the search committee comprised of a diverse group of community leaders and stakeholders.
Stephen grew up in Rockland County, and his passion for community service began early in life when he would help mitigate the effects of food insecurity with his church youth group, as well as participate in other volunteer efforts. After graduating from the University at Buffalo in 2007, Stephen began a fulfilling career in government working for a number of local legislators. After graduating with a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Pace University, he moved over to the non-profit sector and began by working at the Legal Aid Society of Rockland County.
Stephen spent six years at Meals on Wheels of Rockland, where he significantly expanded their connections with various healthcare providers in the region. As healthcare providers became more and more interested in the agency, Stephen also spearheaded the efforts to adjust the program structures in both the Home Delivered Meals program and Senior Activity Centers to meet the needs of healthcare providers and address the Social Determinants of Health.
Stephen says that he is "thrilled to join the United Way of Rockland County to lead our efforts to improve the health, education and financial stability of every person in Rockland County," adding, "I believe that only as a united community in partnership with businesses, nonprofits, and government will we succeed as a county."
Stephen will join the UWRC's team on December 6.
UWRC 2021 Annual Appeal
In 2020, the UWRC invested over $1.5 million dollars in goods and services into the community, assisting more than 69,920 people. This was possible through our partnerships with generous individuals like yourself, businesses, and community groups. No one group can solve community issues, but working in partnership we can make a big difference.
The UWRC is so much more than people realize; it is an integral part of the fabric of Rockland County, impacting lives, changing lives and saving lives. Please consider making a donation to the UWRC today so that we can continue to assist people in need throughout Rockland County.
UWRC 2021 Fall Days of Caring
The United Way of Rockland County 2021 Fall Days of Caring were held October 1 - 15, 2021. Throughout these days volunteers were mobilized from businesses, colleges, and community groups to complete on-site and virtual projects that supported numerous nonprofits throughout the County. Approximately 362 volunteers logged over 1,448 hours of service valued at over $51,000. Thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers, community organizations, and nonprofits that participated, making the 2021 Fall Days of Caring meaningful and impactful! Click on the button below to get more information and view pictures of this awesome event!