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George Eastman and the United Way

During World War I, George Eastman became involved with what was then known as the War Chest, a fund that helped soldiers and their families during and after the war. The War Chest became the Rochester Patriotic and Community Fund, and later, it turned into what we now know as the United Way of Greater Rochester. Legacy Curator Kathy Connor will discuss Eastman’s involvement with the United Way beginning in 1918. Visitors will have an opportunity to view the small exhibit on the United Way in the Sitting Room of the mansion.

Albert R. Stone. ["War Chest"], c. 1918. From the Albert R. Stone Negative Collection, Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester, NY. ©RMSC, 2018