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United Way of Schuyler County
Watkins Glen, New York




United Way of Schuyler County, Inc.
PO Box 270
Watkins Glen, New York  14891

Tom and Jenny Lewis

Co-Chairmen of the 2016 Campaign

The Lewis Family: Jenny, Tyler, 15, Tom and Emma, 6

A great sense of community and a foundation of business leadership are the driving forces behind 2015 Schuyler County United Way Co-chairmen Tom and Jenny Lewis of Watkins Glen.

Tom is manager of pharmacy business solutions for Wegman’s in Rochester and is familiar with United Way efforts. In addition to being active in United Way activities at Wegman’s, he’s a member of the Young Leaders’ Club of the United Way of Great Rochester.

Jenny is a third-grade teacher at Hanlon Elementary School in Odessa, whose parents, Ken and Mary Wilson, are past Schuyler County United Way campaign chairmen.

“I’m hoping to bring a lot of my United Way experience in Rochester to this community,” Tom said. “I’d like to create some lasting relationships in the county with United Way.”

“Fun” is a word the couple uses in talking about United Way. They’re planning some activities to generate more interest and participation, especially from younger Schuyler residents.

“We need greater participation rates across the board from everybody,” Tom said.

Among those who will be actively participating in this year’s campaign are the Lewis children: Tyler, 15, a 10th-grader at Watkins Glen High School, and Emma, 6, a first-grader at Cate Elementary School.

“It’s important for them to understand giving back,” Jenny said.


October is United Way month in Schuyler County

2016 Campaign Goal~$123,000

Susannah Knapp of O'Susannah's Quilts & Gifts, Watkins Glen, shows the quilt she made to be raffled to support the 2014 United Way campaign.  Tickets for the quilt may be purchased each year by contacting any United Way board member or from any local store where the quilt is on display.  Go to our Facebook page (United Way of Schuyler County) to find where it is on display each week.     

Michele Gimbar, winner of the 2013 quilt donated by O'Susannah's Quilt Shop.