Building a Stronger Community

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 people.

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.

Contributing Members


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.

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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.

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Delta Engineers, Architects, & Land Surveyors, P.C. (Delta), an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, has been providing a diverse array of architectural and engineering services to clients throughout the United States since 1976. Our mission statement is stated simply: “We are a seamless extension of our clients’ organizations” and all members of our staff strive to provide our clients with responsive service and a quality project that embodies their vision.

Our commitment is to the community, as well as to our clients. We believe that the services that we provide extend well beyond the scope of our projects and affect the communities surrounding them. Our project designs take into consideration the people that will ultimately be using the site, the communities that they affect, and the impact on the surrounding environment.  

Having such a diversified firm with multi-discipline services allows us to focus on our clients’ needs and requirements. As a testament to our services and abilities, the majority of our work is for long-term, repeat clients. In an effort to strive to further the quality and services that we provide our clients, Delta Engineers, Architects, & Land Surveyors, P.C. (Delta) has offices in Endwell, Vernon, and Delhi, New York. ...

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Jack Sherman Toyota has been proudly serving the Greater Binghamton area since 1969. Over the years, we have worked hard to improve our facility and the experience of our customers. Continuous improvement is a priority in everything we do - from the vehicles we sell to the relationships we have with the people who drive them. We've received the prestigious Toyota President's Award 24 times, an achievement that demonstrates our commitment to exceptional customer care.

At Jack Sherman Toyota, we're striving to improve the communities where we live and work. One of the ways we do this is by providing financial support to the United Way of Broome County. We believe our commitment to the community should go beyond the products and services we offer. We're doing our part to support programs that offer the tools to improve the lives of our neighbors.

Jack Sherman Toyota has been supporting the United Way for many years. We will continue to support the work of this great organization, and the many programs that improve the lives of so many individuals and families throughout the Southern Tier...

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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..

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NBT Bank offers personal banking, asset management and business services through a network of 155 banking locations in five states. Locally, NBT Bank serves customers in Broome and Tioga Counties from nine offices. NBT Bank is an independent, community bank founded in 1856 and is proud of its heritage of building long-term financial relationships with individuals, businesses and organizations of all sizes, agricultural operations and local governments. Throughout our history we have supported numerous organizations and causes. In addition to financial support, NBT Bank employees contribute time and expertise to many local committees and boards. If something is important to the community, you’ll likely find the people of NBT Bank involved in and supporting the effort through time, money or resources.

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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.

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