United Way News
Lycoming County United Way is seeking individuals interested in a career of community service and helping others for the positions of Director of Funding & Community Relations (primarily responsible for managing the organization’s funds distribution process and community relations activities) and Administrative Assistant (provides support for general office activities and LCUW professional staff). Applications for, or information concerning, should be directed to Scott N. Lowery, Executive Director, email@example.com, 323-9448.
Mindful of the vital support received from community leaders and volunteers, Lycoming County United Way (LCUW) annually awards it highest volunteer honor with the presentation of the Douglas C. Dickey Humanitarian Award. The organization’s 2012 Dickey award will be presented to Thomas O’Connell, director of major and planned gifts for the Susquehanna Health Foundation, at the April 9th LCUW annual meeting at the Holiday Inn in Williamsport.
The Lycoming County United Way has announced that thanks to thousands of loyal and generous donors, it expects the 2013 fall campaign will raise more than $1.6 million when all campaign proceeds have been finalized.
“Several workplace campaigns and a number of corporate contributions are still in the process of completing their campaigns but based upon their past support we expect this year’s campaign to achieve $1,612,125 once those contributions are received, said Virgil Probasco 2012 LCUW campaign chair. “There are so many volunteers who have worked very hard to attain this remarkable achievement. While it is impossible to personally thank every one of them, they certainly have my since gratitude for what they have helped us achieve.” Read More »
by Mark Maroney
Virgil Probasco calls it the “code of the West.”
“You always take care of your own,” said Probasco, a native of Wyoming and a nominee for Williamsport Sun-Gazette Person of the Year for stepping forward two consecutive years to take the chairmanship of the Lycoming County United Way’s annual fundraising campaigns.
“I feel honored,” said Probasco of the newspaper’s recognition for his twice agreeing to chair campaign drives – last year’s netting $1.5 million, the most money ever raised in the 90-year history of the local chapter, according to Scott N. Lowery, agency executive director. Read More »
Lycoming County United Way (LCUW) officials have reported $1,053,729 has been raised in the annual campaign to date.
“Contributions have picked up in the last few weeks,” said Virgil Probasco, LCUW volunteer chair of the 2012 campaign. “It is heartwarming to see our friends and neighbors donate to United Way to help one another. Their generosity is showing through each week as the campaign progresses and grows.”
As December approaches, Lycoming County United Way (LCUW) officials have reported the 2012/2013 campaign has raised $759,443. That is $963,868 short of its targeted $1,723,311 goal to meet the needs of the 38 human service programs operating under the organization’s umbrella.
“We still have a lot of work to do to close that gap and accomplish our mission. Recent history has shown that December has been a very positive month so we are optimistic that we will have a strong stretch the next few weeks to reach what is needed,” said Virgil Probasco, the 2012 volunteer campaign chair. Read More »
The event is being organized by United Way volunteer, Diane Stine and sponsored by Range Resources.
“This is our fifth year and we’re excited to make it better each year. In addition to all of the baskets being filled with extra prizes and gift certificates donated by local businesses and friends of United Way, we’ve increased the super bingo game this year to be even bigger,” said Stine. “Super Bingo is one game with one winner of more than $1,000 in Longaberger products and everything for a great outdoor patio. From the gas grill to the fire pit; we have it all and you will want to win.” Read More »
Just past the half-way point of its twelve-week annual campaign, Lycoming County United Way (LCUW) officials have reported $431,277 has been raised.
“We have been optimistic throughout the early planning process and the beginning weeks of the campaign,” said Virgil Probasco, LCUW volunteer 2012 campaign chair. “We’re happy to be making progress and seeing the donation totals increase week to week. We are genuinely pleased to see the people of Lycoming County supporting one another and giving a helping hand to
those in need.” Read More »
Lycoming County United Way (LCUW) officials describe the 2012 campaign progress as ‘ongoing and steady’ during the annual drive’s early weeks.
“We have seen steady growth these first few weeks and have received a second progress report of $183,826 pledged so far,” said LCUW volunteer campaign chair Virgil Probasco.