The mission of the United Way of Greater Rochester (N.Y.) is clear and direct: Unite the good will and resources of the Greater Rochester community so that everyone can thrive. The 93-year-old organization has a well-earned reputation for using ground-breaking approaches to achieve its goals. United Way also has been at the forefront of funders in tracking outcomes of the programs in which it invests.
COMET is vital to United Way's efforts. According to Patricia Leo, Director of Community Impact, “We want to make sure we’ve got the right strategies and measures. With COMET and Children’s Institute as an external evaluator, we know early on whether the strategies make sense.”