Beaconfest 2013 showcases Welch Allyn’s commitment to community

Welch Allyn employees spread out across Onondaga and Cayuga counties July 19 to volunteer their time at various nonprofit agencies. The braved 90-degree temperatures and high humidity to landscape, paint and more. More than 500 employees participated as part of the company’s annual Beaconfest/Show of Hands event.

Application Review Volunteers Needed


United Way of Central New York’s Community Program Fund provides support to important programs that help disadvantaged populations throughout Onondaga County.
Community Program Fund Application Review Volunteers will carefully review agency fiscal & management reports, as well as program applications.  Volunteers will play a critical role in the allocations process by objectively reviewing agencies’ administrative and program capacity and then making recommendations to a board sub-committee and finally, United Way Board of Directors.
The Agency Fiscal & Management Review will take place during August thru October; volunteers are required to attend one training session prior to reviewing applications. Trainings are tentatively scheduled for August 21st (3-5 pm), August 28th (5:15-7:00 pm) and September 4th (5:15-7:00 pm).  Program Application Review will take place January thru March of 2014.

Express your interest for this volunteer position by logging on  Create an account and register for the opportunity.  You will receive an application once you have registered.  Contact Doug Mouncey, Community Impact Associate, at 428-2229, or e-mail for additional information.

Community needs report available

needsassessmentOver the course of several months, United Way staff and volunteers studied the Central New York community to create a snapshot of the current conditions facing Onondaga County residents.

This report, which combines survey, focus group and program data, discusses key findings in four focus areas: education, health, income and safety net.

This assessment will further dialogue around important community issues and will aid in developing solutions which best assist the residents of Onondaga County.