African American Leadership Development Program volunteers prepare for United Way of Greater Rochester’s annual Day of Caring.
Teamwork is a common theme for the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge and its 2019 not-for-profit partner.
United Way of Greater Rochester, whose mission is to unite the good will and resources of the Greater Rochester community so that everyone can thrive, will be the beneficiary of the 29th running of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, scheduled for Tuesday, June 4 in Downtown Rochester.
“No one person can improve our community alone – this is the power of United Way,” said Jaime Saunders, the President and CEO for United Way of Greater Rochester. “Last year, more than 50,000 donors participated in collective giving. More than 1,400 companies across six counties hosted United Way campaigns, gave corporate gifts and organized hundreds of special events. Together, with state and national grants and more, our community raised $30 million to help build a greater Rochester.”
United Way of Greater Rochester will be on the starting stage and the finish line, gaining awareness for its good work from a surging Corporate Challenge crowd that numbered 8,711 entrants from 361 companies in 2018, an 18-percent increase from 2017.
“The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge is a great opportunity for United Way to thank our corporate partners, program partners, local nonprofits and donors who collectively give to build a greater Rochester,” said Saunders.
JPMorgan Chase will donate in celebration of the Corporate Challenge participants to United Way of Greater Rochester, providing an extra dose of motivation for companies to participate in the region’s largest and most impactful after-work sporting/social activity.
“We are inspired by the impact that United Way of Greater Rochester has had helping our community's neediest,” said Matt Tipple, Rochester Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase. “We are inspired by its 100-year history which highlights past and present Rochester success and generosity and we’re extremely confident that United Way will continue to take a leadership role coordinating numerous agencies and non-profits in our region. On behalf of JPMorgan Chase, this is a great way to say, ‘thank you’ to United Way.”
The donation from JPMorgan Chase will have wide-reaching affects, long after all Corporate Challenge runners cross the finish line.
“Through the Corporate Challenge, JPMorgan Chase is generously investing in United Way’s Community Fund,” Saunders said. “This investment will help support 75 Community Fund partner programs that provide a safety net of services to help people across all stages of life and levels of need. These partners use research and prevention to deliver high-quality services and caring support that helps thousands of our friends and neighbors every day.”
Online registration information is open for the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge until May 10. Entry fee is $38 per employee and businesses may enter a minimum of four with no maximum. Support is available to team captains and interested new participating companies at firstname.lastname@example.org or (585) 295-8551.
And Corporate Challenge entrants who are interested in supporting United Way have many other opportunities. It’s all about teamwork.
“Give at your workplace, and if your workplace does not run a United Way campaign, reach out to us and we can help you start one,” Saunders said. “Start thinking about getting a team together for our annual Day of Caring each May or learn more about our many leadership development programs to help you or your team members gain the skills to lead on boards and committees in our community. You can also sign up to serve on a nonprofit Board of Directors on charitySTRONG – a board matching service hosted by United Way.”