United Way Honors O&R for Top-Donor Fundraising Campaign
United Way of Rockland County (UWRC) today named Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) its Top Corporate Donor for the its successful fundraising drive that this year raised over $175,000 to support United Way programs.
O&R achieved this year's United Way campaign results by combining a dynamic fund-raising drive partnership between the Company and its bargaining unit, IBEW Local 503, with a dollar-for-dollar, shareholder match to raise $176,124.
The O&R-IBEW Local 503 fund-raising drive raised $88,062 from among O&R’s current employees and its retirees. The Company matched that sum dollar-for-dollar with another $88,062 from the shareholder funds of Consolidated Edison, Inc., O&R's parent company.
Since 1993, O&R and Local 503 have donated nearly $4 million in employee contributions and shareholder matches to the United Way.
O&R employs approximately 1,100 people, almost all of whom also live in the community.
Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies.