More than 250 community supporters joined us for our 2017-18 Workplace Campaign Kickoff. Jack Lowrey, Campaign Chair, kicked off the luncheon with a whistle blow, and declared, “It’s game time!” Lowrey continued, “Investing in our community is an important responsibility that we all share, and United Way has the scope, expertise, and influence to bring together the people and the resources to make the most of our gifts. Participating in this year’s campaign is one way we create real change in Escambia County.”
WOMEN UNITED IS ENGAGED IN OVER 165 COMMUNITIES ACROSS SIX COUNTRIES ... and is at the forefront of United Way’s mission of uniting our community and leveraging resources to improve lives. Our Escambia County chapter is focused on education, with an emphasis on early literacy.
Last week, over 400 community members joined us in celebrating shared successes in education, health, and financial stability. As part of the celebration, guests heard from Wendy Spencer, President and CEO of Leadership Florida. Additional program highlights included a detailed Year in Review, the 20th Anniversary Recognition of United Way's Tocqueville Society, and Award Recognition for partner agencies, donors, and volunteers!
BUT, it's a year in the making and looks a little like this...
- First, 12 companies chose to be Diamond and Media sponsors allowing United Way to kick off work for the year.
- Then, KIA AUTOSPORT Pensacola donated a KIA SOUL for one lucky donor as an extra bonus for choosing to give.
There were many reasons to celebrate at the 2017 Community Investment and Campaign Celebration on June 15. The celebration started with a video featuring Kia Autosport of Pensacola awarding a new KIA SOUL to Joseph Leonard.
Brooke Policicchio is a Pensacola native and a proud alumna of the University of West Florida, where she majored in public relations. Brooke joins United Way as the Volunteer Manager where she will develop and manage the volunteer initiatives and engagement in United Way of Escambia County and partner programs. Prior to this position, she worked as a student activities program assistant at UWF and a public relations specialist for restaurants in downtown Pensacola.
Women United members stand up, unite and take action on issues that hit closest to home by giving, advocating and volunteering.