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United Way of New York City has deep roots in our community, working to empower our most-vulnerable neighbors—and has been doing so since its inception in 1938. The Great Depression was nearing the end, a glimmer of hope was in the air, but so many were struggling. It was then that Rockefeller rallied the titans of industry—Vanderbuilt, Morgan, and Carnegie— to come together and change what it meant to be a New Yorker. They founded an organization that would collect funds and distribute them to local charities, coordinate relief efforts, refer people to agencies and programs who could support them, and provide emergency assistance while individuals and families worked to regain stability after such economic devastation. And so began the organization that today we know as United Way of New York City.