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United Way News

Learn more about the 2-1-1 system


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The 2-1-1 system is an informational and referral line to help people in Lycoming County and surrounding areas. It provides contact information for area agencies and programs that can assist people in crisis. Want to learn more? Click on the link below to watch the PA Live segment about the 2-1-1 system and how it can help:

Thank you, Muncy Bank and Trust

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Muncy Bank


Muncy Bank and Trust Company recently presented a check in the amount of $10,871 to Lycoming County United Way. The contribution represents an increase of 25% from the bank’s 2012 campaign. Thank you, Muncy Bank and Trust! Included in the photo, from left, are Rhonda Gingery, vice president; Adrienne Wertz, Lycoming County United Way; Jill Morrissey, compliance specialist; Kim Wetherhold, assistant community office administrator and LCUW in-house campaign manager; and Dave Mayer, senior vice president.

Chief Oil delivers

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Chief Oil & Gas presents a check in the amount of $5,000 to Lycoming County United Way. The corporate contribution will be in addition to an ongoing employee campaign at the business. Included in the photo are, back row, from left, Leah Shaheen, Kim Tallman, Kellon Balum, Eric McClure, Tyler Berkey, Rich Adams, Jonah Howe and Ralph Larsen, all Chief Oil & Gas; and front row, from left, Mary Wolf, LCUW Board President; Daria Fish, Chief; and Scott N. Lowery, LCUW Executive Director.

Anadarko celebrates a successful campaign



Employees of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation recently enjoyed a tour of the Little League International complex, as well as lunch at the facility’s dining hall. The tour was offered as an incentive prize for providing a donation to Lycoming County United Way through the company’s workplace campaign. Those who attended, included, from left, Rane Wilson, Robert Montgomery, Stephanie Mitchell, Rudy Henss, Doug Adams, Jim Brooks and Jared Rall. Anadarko increased its contribution to $17,330 this year.

AutoTrakk runs impressive campaign



AutoTrakk, LLC, has completed a most successful year with its Lycoming County United Way In-House Campaign. Through employee and corporate giving, the business contributed $37,337.60 to LCUW. AutoTrakk, LLC, employees presenting the check to Scott Lowery, LCUW Executive Director, second from left, include, from left, Randy Baldwin, Melissa DeSanto, Trisha Hamilton and Rod Chubb.

Eat United, Live United

Eat United, Live United

LCUW is trying something new! Over the course of the next year, it is our goal to partner with several local restaurants to begin an “Eat United, Live United” movement.

The James Restaurant, Holiday Inn, downtown Williamsport, will be the first restaurant to help us kick this off.

From January 20 through January 24, $1 from each guest bill will be donated to LCUW.

Please feel free to forward, print, and share the attached flyer with your friends, families and colleagues to help us spread the word!

Together, we can help fight hunger in our community.


Lycoming County United Way Update

A message from Campaign Chair Dr. William J. Martin

As we enter the final stages of our 2013/2014 campaign, I’d like to express my thanks and appreciation for the hundreds of volunteers and the thousands of contributors who have given of their time, talent and treasure in participation of our campaign. To date, $1,295,952 has been raised in support of the 38 community human service programs operating under our umbrella. Unfortunately, we have experienced unforeseen declines in some key workplace campaigns, which leaves us about $300,000 below what is needed to maintain these vital services.

Currently our volunteers are reaching out to those who have yet to contribute to the campaign. If you have not yet done so, I ask for your careful consideration to make a gift that will help us help the more than 25,000 Lycoming County residents touched by United Way-affiliated services. Please contact the United Way office or give online at

Thank all of you for living and giving United!


A message from Executive Director Scott N. Lowery

In welcoming in a new year we pledge to re-confirm our annual resolution to help meet the critical human service needs facing Lycoming County residents. We value the generous gifts and support provided by our most appreciated contributors.

In meeting the new, there remains some old work to do — finalizing the 2013/2014 campaign. We are currently conducting follow-up contacts with contributors from last year’s campaign that we haven’t yet heard from. If you are among the missing, it is not too late to help. Should you wish to make a contribution, please contact the United Way office, 570-323-9448, or view our website,  Your gift goes to work right here at home, with 97% of campaign proceeds staying in Lycoming County.

We are pleased to report membership in our Peter Herdic Society (those individuals contributing $500 or more) continues to grow.

With many of these donors coming from area workplace employee campaigns, we recognize the top five businesses with the most Leadership Donors:

* Kellogg Company, 60

* Pennsylvania College of Technology, 24

* Susquehanna Health, 23

* Larson Design Group, 16

* AutoTrakk, LLC, 15


Thank you, M&T Bank!

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Lycoming County United Way thanks M&T Bank for its 2013 $15,000 corporate donation! M&T Bank Regional President Philip Johnson presents a check to LCUW Executive Director Scott N. Lowery. The contribution will help LCUW in its efforts to reach a $1,725,000 goal. Thank you, M&T Bank!

2014 Community Building Grant Available

Lycoming County United Way (LCUW) has announced the establishment of a new community grant program through which grants will be awarded on an annual basis starting in 2014.  The purpose of a Community Building grant is to fund a 501(c)(3) human service program that will have a significant impact on a need in our community. Read More »

2013 Campaign Video!

posterLycoming County United Way has finally released its 2013 campaign video! Be sure to click on the Videos tab above to view this year’s video, as well as others supporting community programs.