Bud Hammer Honored at United Way’s Day of Golf Event

White Plains, N.Y, (October, 2017) – United Way’s Annual Day of Golf on Monday, October 2 at Mount Kisco Country Club raised nearly $100,000 to help more people in Westchester and Putnam become self-sufficient and thrive.

This year’s honoree was Bud Hammer, President of Atlantic Westchester, a commercial and industrial HVAC and energy efficiency company in Bedford Hills, NY, who was recognized for his continued support and dedication to the community.

“I am very humbled and privileged to be able to help a great, mission driven organization such as the United Way and lucky to know so many pay-it-forward friends and colleagues that joined me to support this event,” said Hammer. “Working with the United Way has been extremely rewarding and I’m glad that the people in our community who rely upon the many programs and resources are able to get access to the support they need.”

Alana Sweeny, President and CEO of the United Way of Westchester and Putnam, said, “We are so grateful for the overwhelming support we received and the generosity of our sponsors, “The money raised by this event will help residents of Westchester and Putnam to become self-sufficient, through programs like United2Read, Financial Education Program, Teach Me to Fish and our 2-1-1 referral line. We also thank our honoree Bud Hammer for his continued support for so many causes in our community.’’

This year’s golf outing sponsors include; Atlantic Westchester; Matthew & Kathy Lyness; Latham & Watkins LLP; UPS; Levitt-Fuirst Insurance; Apple Bank, NYSEG; David Yawman/Pepsico; Pure Insurance; Journal News Media Group; Roger and Beth Stern; Divney Tung, Schwalbe; Hudson Valley Mechanical Contractors; BC Flynn Contracting Corp.; Westchester Bank; Arnold K. Davis Insurance; Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company; Stifel – Weiner Wealth Management Group; Wayne Fazzinga & Company; Westchester County Association; Million Air – White Plains Aviation Partners; MTC Limousine & Corporate Coach; Local 21 – Westchester-Putnam Plumbers & Steamfitters Industry Labor; Manhattanville College; Selznick & Company, LLP; Tartaglia Law Group, LLC and WESTMED Medical Group.

About United Way of Westchester and Putnam:

United Way of Westchester and Putnam (UWWP) helps local residents in Westchester and Putnam become self-sufficient and thrive in a stronger community by helping people in crisis through the 2-1-1 helpline, making sure children are reading on grade level by 3rd grade, providing job skills training and offering support programs for the nonprofit sector. UWWP works with nonprofits, government, business and community leaders to solve complex problems. United Way’s Hudson Valley 2-1-1, which covers Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster counties, answers thousands of calls for assistance each month and also provides online resources ranging from basic needs including heating, food, shelter and mortgage questions to childcare, natural disaster and crisis calls. 

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