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Great Community Challenge

Participate in the Great Community Challenge by increasing your gift just $1 per week!

What is the Great Community Challenge (GCC)?

For the sixth year, United Way’s GCC ran in conjunction with the annual campaign. This “step up” incentive encourages individuals to increase their gift to United Way by just $1 per week – $52 annually. The GCC ran from August 1, 2018, through January 4, 2019.

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Last Year's GCC Prize Winners

On Tuesday, February 26 at M&T Bank in New Hartford Shopping Center, this year’s GCC top sponsor, United Way awarded its grand prize to Carmella Gigliotti of The Fountainead Group.

"Our employer, The Fountainhead Group, encourages us to participate in community activities. (The Great Community Challenge) certainly caught my attention," stated Gigliotti. "I am very surprised and very happy."
United Way will also present its second-place prize to John Donato of Catholic Charities of Oneida & Madison Counties.
“We know how important it is to support those organizations that make life better in our communities. That’s why we decided to sponsor the Great Community Challenge. By stepping up our support, we can ensure Utica stays a strong and successful community,” said Alissa Viti, Charitable and Community Relations for M&T Bank.

Thank you 2018 sponsors M&T Bank, Chanatry's Hometown Market, Joe Tahan's Furniture and Cliff's Local Market!