CAREERS client Isabel Bradley presents Peoples United Community Foundation Vice President, Executive Director Karen Galbo with an Award of Appreciation for the foundation’s generous support over the past 3 years.

CAREERS is a 501(C)3 private not-for-profit agency that receives funding from several sources enabling us to provide free services to clients and employers.

On average, about 88% of our operating funds come from state and federal sources, including Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR), the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and the NY State Office of Mental Health (OMH). In addition, 12% of our funding comes from donations from individuals and grants from foundations, corporations or organizations.

There is no “pork” in CAREERS’ budget. The majority of donations are spent on providing direct service to clients. On average, about 84% of our expenses provide direct services to clients, while only 13% fund general and administrative expenses and 3% goes to fundraising.


2016 Primary Corporate Donors & Benefactors

Evelyn Adikes

BJ’s Charitable Foundation

Karen Brown

Marianne Brown

Bulova Stetson Fund

Costco Wholesale

Curry Automotive

Daniel Meilman Charitable Foundation

Deupree Family Foundation

Dyson Foundation


First Niagara Charitable Foundation

Virginia and Michael Fitzgerald

Marguerite and James Flood

Howard and Adrienne Forbes

Forbes Family Trust

Gannett Foundation

GE Foundation

Hannaford Charitable Foundation

Hitachi Metals America, Ltd.

H.O.P.E. For Youth Foundation

J.M. McDonald Foundation

John and Dorothy Caples Fund

Kitson Law Firm

Nancy and William Pearson

People’s United Community Foundation

Pepsico EnAble

Selma Lee & Daniel Weiss Charitable Foundation


The Standard Charitable Foundation

TD Charitable Foundation

Thomson Reuters Matching Gift Program

Transamerica Foundation

The Treco Family

United Way of Westchester & Putnam

Universal American

Alayne Vlachos


Thomas Warren and Cynthia Clancy

Wells Fargo