Drinks & Dancing Fundraiser


Drinks & Dancing FundraiserFulton, NY ? Robert and Elizabeth McGrath, owners of The Clubhouse Tavern in Oswego, lent their support to United Way of Greater Oswego County as they organized and hosted A Night of Drinks and Dancing, a special event to benefit the agency?s Community Fund, .? Held at the American Foundry in Oswego attendees danced to the sounds of Brass Inc., a party band featuring a 7 piece horn section, and enjoyed Hors d?oeuvres courtesy of the American Foundry.? The event raised much-needed funds to aid the 30 human services programs that United Way helps to sponsor and collected several boxes of food donations to benefit the Oswego City School District?s Blessings in a Backpack program.

?It was a great evening,? said United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath.? ?We are thankful for the support we receive from our small businesses and are grateful to Robert and Elizabeth McGrath for making this event possible, DuFore?s Jewelers for providing the entertainment, the American Foundry for providing the venue, and the many community members that joined us for a fun night that helped raised awareness of United Way and our mission of ending hunger, helping youth succeed and building healthier communities,? added McGrath.

Above from left are Elizabeth McGrath, Ali McGrath, Robert McGrath, Tom Ciappa of The American Foundry (foreground), United Way Executive Director Patrick Dewine, and Greg DuFore of DuFore?s Jewelers.

SUNY Oswego Supports United Way


Oswego, NY – Members of the SUNY Oswego Men?s and Women?s Lakers ice hockey teams presented United Way of Greater Oswego County with a donation of non-perishable food items and toys.? The items, which were collected at both Men?s and Women?s hockey games, were shared with Human Concerns and Catholic Charities of Oswego County.

“Our SEFA committee would like to thank everyone that donated food or toys for this event, said Coordinator of SEFA’s United Way campaign Kristin Gublo.? ?It was heart-warming to see our college come together to help make this holiday season a little brighter for some local families. We believe it is so important that we give back to a community that we are so proud to be a part of.”

At center of photo are SUNY Oswego Lakers hockey players, L-R: standing: Kenny Neil, Amber Samonek, Lauren Martel, Tyson Bruce, and Cedric Hansen, seated: Victoria Rankin, Brennan Butler, and Kate Randazzo.? They are with, from left: JoAnn Locy, director, Human Concerns Center; Coordinator of SEFA’s United Way campaign Kristin Gublo, SUNY Oswego Chemistry department; Helen Hoefer, director, Home and Community Based Services for Catholic Charities; Robert McCarey, Human Concerns Center board member; Patrick Dewine (background center), executive director, United Way of Oswego County; Nancy Concadoro, SUNY Oswego Human Resources, SEFA Planning Committee; Ali McGrath, resource development director, United Way of Oswego County; Ryan Kanavy, senior Public Relations major and campaign intern for United Way of Oswego County; and Christy Huynh, SUNY Oswego career services, SEFA planning committee.