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Greenwich United Way Looks For New Home

Children benefit from many Greenwich United Way.programs.
Children benefit from many Greenwich United Way.programs. Photo Credit: Greenwich United Way website

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Tentative plans are under way to relocate the Greenwich United Way office to a new home in town.

The current office building at 1 Lafayette Court. is expected to be offered for sale on the real estate market just after Labor Day. A top priority for David Rabin, chief executive officer of Greenwich United Way, is a more functional space for development and better flexibility for staff and volunteers.

“Our building was a gift to the Community Chest and Council by Gen. Arthur H. Carter," Rubin said. "In 1975 the Community Chest became Greenwich United Way and has developed into the leading provider of human service needs information and funding in the Town of Greenwich, having allocated over $20 million in the last ten years alone. If the move takes place, we would use our new space to engage new partners and donors, and position ourselves to better inform and serve stakeholders. Such a change would give our organization the opportunity to enhance both income and mission outreach in addition to returning a valuable property to the tax rolls.”

Leadership at Greenwich United Way sees the proximity to town as an asset although the current space no longer meets the needs for Greenwich United Way development and program funding. Greenwich United Way board Chair Karen Keegan expressed board support for the possible move by stating: “The potential relocation is intended to streamline our operational efficiency and effectiveness. We are seeking a space that will accommodate the technology and infrastructure necessary for us to perform the unique function that only the Greenwich United Way provides: leadership in designing collaborative solutions beginning with our Needs Assessment, mobilizing the community, and delivering lasting results.”

Newmark will represent Greenwich United Way in the potential sale of the property. Click here for more about Greenwich United Way.

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