United Way hires Liverpool native

United Way of Central New York recently hired Nancy Cole, of De Witt, as an associate.

In this position, Cole will work closely with United Way funded programs, primarily those that provide safety-net services, and will assist with all functions of United Way's Success By 6 Initiative.

Cole is a native of Liverpool. She comes to United Way and Success By 6 from a career as a reporter for the Syracuse Post-Standard, where she worked for 10 years covering local government, education, public health, crime and safety, and most recently, not-for-profits. She holds a bachelor's degree in writing with a concentration in biology from SUNY Potsdam.

Cole resides in De Witt with her husband Brian, their 2-year-old son Alex, and their 4-month-old son Josh. She also has an 18-year-old stepdaughter, Caitlin.

United Way of Central New York is a non-profit serving Onondaga County that strives to help this community reach its full caring potential. Last year, United Way engaged with more than 41,000 donors and more than 600 businesses to improve the lives of vulnerable people in this community, strengthen the system of agency services, and create measurable improvements in the quality of life in our area.

Success By 6, an initiative of United Way of Central New York, brings together leaders of business, education, government, and the community to work on behalf of young children. The Success By 6 mission promotes the concept that by age 6, all children in Onondaga County will attain the necessary mental, physical, social, and emotional development to successfully embrace educational and social opportunities for growth and learning.

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