Syracuse Office Takes Top United Way Award

April 29, 2013

(Syracuse, NY): At an annual awards evening of the United Way of Central New York, Rich Hole accepted the Central New York United Way’s Campaign Excellence Award in the Small/Medium Company Category for the Firm’s results in the 2012 Campaign.

In 2012, the Syracuse Office achieved the following: 

  1. 85% overall participation – staff and attorneys
  2. $111,622.32 in total pledges/donations
  3. 6.69% increase over previous 2011 giving
  4. increased Leadership Giving (pledges of $ 1,000 or more) to 47 (of whom 5 are staff)
  5. included in the Platinum List of organizations with 60+% participation and more than $ 300 per capita
  6. ranked # 13 of all CNY organizations in Total Giving
  7. ranked # 5 of all CNY organizations in Per Capita Giving
  8. ranked # 7 of all CNY organizations in Leadership Giving (pledges over $ 1,000)
  9. be the ONLY organization in CNY to appear on all three of the above lists

Kudos go to the entire Syracuse Office for its consistent and ever-increasing support of the Central New York United Way and especially to the following 2012 Campaign Committee Members:

  • Bob Kirchner and George McGuire – Campaign Co-Chairs and Membership Giving
  • John Gaal – Hamilton White / Leadership Giving Point Person
  • Paul Avery and Kseniya Premo – Associate Program Co-Chairs
  • A.J. Torelli – Directors Program Point Person
  • Mindy Forbes, Lynn Felicia, Rebecca Campbell, Corinne Barbaro, Susan Bielec and Shannon Masters – Staff Program Representatives
  • Chris Chiesa – United Way / Combined Health Charities – Campaign Administrator


Julia Weiden and Jim Teske from News Channel 9 presented Richard Hole
and the Bond Firm with the Campaign Excellence Award for Small/Medium Sized Companies.