United Way of Broome County raises funds from the community each year to fund
specific programs that help thousands of people right here in Broome County.
Your donation to United Way goes directly to what matters in our
community--producing positive results and that improve the lives of so many
Working through 30 local member agencies, United Way supports about 100 programs in six areas of service. United Way also sponsors five direct service programs. In Broome County, United Way can trace its history back to at least 1918, the earliest known date for the Binghamton United Relief Organization, which was formed to coordinate fund-raising activities among several health and human service organizations.
United Way of Broome County is part of a national network of about 1,350 United Ways. Each one is independent and local in both operation and control. Most operate within only one county. Originally organized to coordinate activities among local charities, United Way's role has expanded over the years. It is now a leader in helping to create partnerships among organizations and seeking ways to improve the lives of the people living in Broome County.
The Columbian Financial Group of companies, with corporate headquarters in Binghamton, includes Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Company, Columbian Life Insurance Company and other affiliated companies within its group structure.
With 130 years of experience helping families across the United States, we know about compassion and supporting the needs of others. Our company and its 175 local employees provide extensive volunteer and financial assistance to groups that support the needs of our neighbors. We are particularly proud to partner with the United Way in helping to build a stronger community. We applaud this worthy organization and our generous employees who make a difference by volunteering time and providing support to United Way programs.
Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Company • Home Office: Binghamton, NY Columbian Life Insurance Company • Home Office: Chicago, IL • Administrative Service Office: Binghamton, NY • Columbian Life Insurance Company is not licensed in every state.
Serving the Southern Tier since the 1890’s, Coughlin & Gerhart, L.L.P. is a progressive law firm consisting of more than 40 lawyers and a professional support staff, with our main office at 19 Chenango Street in Binghamton and branch offices in Ithaca, Owego, Afton, Hancock, Deposit and Unadilla. Coughlin & Gerhart has been an ongoing supporter of the United Way for many years and we’re proud that so many of our Partners and Associates give freely of themselves and their time to a number of United Way Member Agencies. Together, we truly can make a difference.
With the launch of On Demand Community in November 2003, IBM reinvented its support of employees and retirees whose volunteer work enriches the communities where we live and work. This innovative global program reflects IBM's strategy to help the world work better, making a wide range of knowledge and expertise available to volunteers online. It builds on established, award-winning IBM corporate citizenship programs such as KidSmart, MentorPlace and TryScience. It also extends a long tradition of community engagement by IBMers worldwide, drawing on our strengths in innovation, expertise, reliability, and trust..
NBT Bank provides personal banking, asset management and business services. The independent community bank, headquartered in Norwich, N.Y., has a network of 137 banking locations in five states. In Broome and Tioga Counties, NBT Bank serves customers from ten locations. NBT Bank’s parent company, NBT Bancorp Inc., has assets of $6 billion. Since its founding in 1856, NBT Bank has given back to the communities where it does business. In Greater Binghamton, NBT Bank employees are involved at all levels of the United Way and its member agencies.
VISIONS is proud to continue our long history of community service, including support of the United Way. At the very heart of our mission as a community credit union is the idea of giving back to the communities we serve. For many years, we’ve been pleased to do so as one of the United Way’s largest corporate contributors. Every Fall, VISIONS’ staff steps forward to contribute with both contributions and volunteer time. We’re very proud to have been a primary corporate sponsor of the United Way “Day of Caring” since its inception in September 2011. Each year, VISIONS employees join the ranks of our community’s volunteers during this unique day, in an effort to make our community a better place to live. We remain very honored to support the work of this great organization.