The Lycoming County United Way has found a new landlord that is allowing the agency to pay 47 percent less for office space in a location more central to the agencies it serves.
"The new space at 1 W. Third St. allows us to not only be more visible to the public, but also to be closer to many of the agencies where we fund programs," said John Brunette, organization president. "We fund human service programs throughout Lycoming County from Jersey Shore to East Lycoming but many of the agencies are located in Williamsport because that is the heart of the county.
"The new location really makes it more convenient and efficient to work with all of our partner agencies," he said.
The office is located at the corner of Third and Market streets in Williamsport, on the second floor of the Schreyer building above Merrill Lynch.
"Due to the support of our new landlord, George Tsunis, we are paying 47 percent less than we were at our previous location," said Scott N. Lowery, executive director. "These savings in overhead cost will enable us to maximize the available funding to go directly to human service programs supported by our annual United Way campaign."
"We threw out economic considerations when doing the lease with LCUW and treated it as part of our charitable obligations to a community that we love and do business in," added Tsunis, managing director and CEO of Chartwell Hotels, the company that owns the Schreyer building and several hotels in Williamsport.
"In addition to the substantial reduction in office rent, Mr. Tsunis also generously gave $20,000 personally to the United Way campaign last year," Lowery said.
For more information, visit www.lcuw.org or call 323-9448.