Blogs

Thursday, November 30, 2017
We’re excited to welcome two new staff members to our United Way Family! Kristy Craig has joined our team as the Education Outreach Manager, where she manages the educational based community programs that United Way leads or supports as a community partner. Kristy has a diverse professional background, including marketing, event planning, and...
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    We are excited to welcome Julie Emmons to the team at United Way of Escambia County!  Julie has joined our team as the Campaign Manager, where she manages and implements a year-round program to enhance customer relations among donors and volunteers. She is an Ohio native and a graduate of Lee University, where she received a BA in psychology...
Friday, September 29, 2017
Becoming a VISTA Aligns member is a unique and challenging opportunity that may not be for everyone. The modest stipend raises various challenges.  However, the benefits and personal fulfillment of serving your community outweigh those challenges in many cases.  In addition, VISTAs receive health benefits, tuition assistance, job training and...
Friday, September 15, 2017
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...
Thursday, August 31, 2017
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. Together, we create lasting change to lift up entire communities. ...
Thursday, August 31, 2017
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...
Monday, July 31, 2017
United Way's campaign season for 2017-2018 is beginning, what does that mean for Escambia County?   United Ways across the world are often thought of solely as fundraising organizations. Through the years, United Way of Escambia County has diversified by including support and training opportunities to nonprofit partners, developing and expanding...
Friday, June 30, 2017
We live in a community with a deep, rich history. Where traditions not only matter, but are honored. As United Way celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Tocqueville Society in Escambia County, we know you're wondering... what is the Tocqueville Society?   United Way Worldwide named the Tocqueville Society after Alexis de Tocqueville, a young...
Friday, June 30, 2017
We are excited to welcome Jon Potrzeba as the new Director of Communications and Outreach for United Way of Escambia County. Jon Potrzeba joins United Way as the Director of Communications and Outreach where he will develop and execute United Way's communications and marketing strategy. Originally from Connecticut, Jon relocated to Pensacola in...
Friday, June 30, 2017
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.  Next, 7,233 individuals made the decision to LIVE UNITED through...