ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – Organizers announced Wednesday that Tompkins Financial's annual United Way Campaign raised more than $62,000 for the United Way of Tompkins County.

Through employee and corporate donations, Tompkins Trust Company, Tompkins Financial Advisors and Tompkins Insurance Agencies raised the $62,295 through their annual Carnival for a Cause on the Ithaca Commons – which took place in September. Employees also donated goods and volunteered at the Stephen E. Garner Day of Caring.

Employees also participated in a bottle drive, bi-weekly contributions and food can donations.

“All of us at Tompkins are thrilled to see how engaged our employees and the community are with the United Way of Tompkins County,” said Jason Moore, Tompkins Trust Company Commercial Lender and recently elected United Way Board Chair. “Our commitment to our employees and our community are two of our key values and we are happy to see those values reflected back into our neighbors at the United Way.”

“The Carnival for a Cause was a special and fun day on the Commons for families and our local communities. UWTC was honored and appreciative to be a part of it, and we are pleased with our continued partnership with Tompkins Financial,” said James Brown, President of the United Way of Tompkins County.

In partnership with donors, community volunteers and funded partners, the United Way of Tompkins County “supports individuals in their efforts to live self-sufficient, productive lives” and a “stronger, healthier community for us all”. Officials say 100% of individual donations go to services and programmings in areas like health, financial stability and education.

This year's Campaign Co-Chairs for Tompkins Financial were Matt Forney, a wealth advisor from Tompkins Financial Advisors, and Faye Burke, a senior talent acquisition business partner.

Tompkins Financial Corporation is a financial services company serving the Central, Western, and Hudson Valley regions of New York and the Southeastern region of Pennsylvania.  Headquartered in Ithaca, NY, Tompkins Financial is parent to Tompkins Trust Company, Tompkins Bank of Castile, Tompkins Mahopac Bank, Tompkins VIST Bank, Tompkins Insurance Agencies, Inc., and offers wealth management services through Tompkins Financial Advisors. For more information on Tompkins Financial, visit