Nonprofit

Kristyn Bucciero Beckwith | Director of Development and Marketing

UNITED WAY OF THE VALLEY AND GREATER UTICA AREA
WWW.UNITEDWAYVGU.ORG
KRISTYNB@UNITEDWAYVGU.ORG | (315) 733-4691

About: Kristyn was born and raised in Utica, NY area. In 2009, Kristyn graduated with her B.S. in Business, concentration in Marketing in S.U.N.Y Oswego. She started her professional career in fundraising and marketing for federal and state political campaigns. She then grew her experience in policy as the Minority Analyst for the Oneida County Board of Legislators. It didn't take long for her to feel as though something was missing in her professions. In 2012, Kristyn began her career at United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area, where she was able to fulfill the desire to better her community and help her enable other community members to do the same. Kristyn's favorite part about working at United Way, is that at the end of the day she and multiple volunteers and donors have helped 1 in 4 people in her community.

Specialties: If someone is looking to give back and make a difference in the lives of their community members, Kristyn can help!

Quote: "Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams." - Led Zeppelin

Connect: Contact Kristyn at kristynb@unitedwayvgu.org or at (315) 733-4691, or visit her website below!

member since june 2018

Morgan Mielnicki | Community Investment Coordinator

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF HERKIMER & ONEIDA COUNTIES, inc.
FOUNDATIONHOC.ORG | MMIELNICKI@FOUNDATIONHOC.ORG
(315) 731-3732

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About: Morgan was born and raised in Sauquoit, NY. In 2013, Morgan graduated from Herkimer College with an Associate’s Degree in Travel and Events Management. From there she went on to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing at Siena College. Morgan started at the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties as an Operations Coordinator in 2015. A year later, Morgan moved into the Community Investment Coordinator role where she assists local nonprofit organizations to find financial solutions for

the projects necessary for their organization to be successful. To do so, Morgan provides guidance to nonprofits organizations as needed, reviews proposals and grant applications, works with the Board of Trustees and committees as needed to approve recommendations, communicates results of decisions and monitors the reporting process.

Morgan enjoys being involved in the community by attending local events including the opportunity to meet new people.

Specialties: Morgan specializes in assisting organizations that are looking for funding focused on education, economic development and youth. By building and maintaining partnerships with local organizations, she is able to expand resources, educate the community about the work of the foundation and assist nonprofits, federal agencies and other community organizations to continue to develop in the community.

Quote: “Behind every successful women is herself.”

Connect: Contact Morgan at mmielnicki@foundationhoc.org or at (315) 731-3732, or visit her website below!

MEMBER SINCE JUNE 2018

Carli Sterling | Campaign Coordinator

UNITED WAY OF THE VALLEY & GREATER UTICA AREA
WWW.UNITEDWAYVGU.ORG
CARLIS@UNITEDWAYVGU.ORG | (315) 941-3434

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About: Carli considers herself a true Utican. Born and raised in Utica, NY. Carli graduated from Mohawk Valley Community College with an Associates in Applied Science in Human Services. Her passion has always been helping others, she begun her career journey doing case management with pregnant adolescents. After volunteering with United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area, she knew this was the agency she wanted to be part of. An agency that looks at our community's most

pressing needs and finds solutions to those problems. Roughly two years after her first volunteer event with United Way VGU, Carli was brought on as a staff person in the fundraising department.

Specialties: Carli now works with small businesses, major corporations, nonprofit organizations, really any business of any size in Oneida and Herkimer counties to assist in creating a workplace culture that promotes philanthropy, volunteerism and community pride. Carli can assist in getting your workplaces involved with United Way through a workplace campaign, a corporate sponsorship, engaging employees in one of the many volunteer opportunities we have or planning a volunteer activity customized to your workplace. United Way VGU also has several boards that are a great way to get involved, such as our Women United and Emerging Leaders United infinity groups.

Quote: "When women support each other, incredible things happen.”

Connect: 
Contact Carli at CarliS@unitedwayvgu.org or at (315) 941-3434, or visit her website below!

MEMBER SINCE JUNE 2018