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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...
Monday, June 19, 2017
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. Joseph works at Navy Federal Credit Union and has been a faithful donor to United Way for nearly 30 years.   Kicking off the...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Women United members stand up, unite and take action on issues that hit closest to home by giving, advocating and volunteering. We are thankful to the 300 women who focus their time and service on education and early literacy in Escambia County through United Way of Escambia County's Women United. This week we wanted to shine a spotlight on Women...
Friday, March 31, 2017
We’re excited to announce promotions and welcome new staff members to our United Way Family! Promotion:Kelly Jasen, Resource DirectorKatrina Madden, Financial Stability Program Outreach ManagerTrina Burleson, MyFreeTaxes Team Lead New Hire: Jay Evans, Leadership Giving Director Jacob Miskulin, RSVP Specialist Melynda McCarthy, MyFreeTaxes...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Ron Finley knows what it's like to grow-up in a food dessert where walking 45 minutes for a fresh tomato was not uncommon. Determined to change communities from food-desert to food-forest, he inspires others by sharing his story through community education. When: Tuesday, March 28Location: United Way's Community Room (1301 W. Government St.)Time:...
Monday, February 27, 2017
We are excited to welcome new staff to our United Way Family: Cabrella Smith (Campaign Assistant), Trina Burleson (MyFreeTaxes Specialist), and Shani Conoly (MyFreeTaxes Specialist)! Cabrella Smith joined the team as the new Campaign Assistant. In her role she assists the Resource Department in customer service, communication, and relationship...
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Have you ever wanted to be able to give away a million dollars to support a worthy cause? Even if you agree with Charles Dickens that “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another,” you may not have a bank account that allows you to give freely. If you have always wanted to give away a million dollars, then volunteering with...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
We’re excited to announce new promotions and welcome new staff to our United Way Family!  Promotions:Melissa Lewis has been promoted to Director of Partnership & HR. Over 18 years with United Way, Melissa has worked closely with agency partners and brings a wealth of expertise to her new role. She continues to support staff in human resource...
Monday, January 23, 2017
As a teenager, I was privileged to have parents who believed I could make a unique contribution to the world. They shared books like "Think and Grow Rich" and stressed optimism and personal growth on a daily basis. Despite this enthusiasm and a daily use of PMA (positive mental attitude — PMA was an acronym I knew well by the age of 13), I still...