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Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Oliver Sumlin Oliver Sumlin earned his bachelor's degree from the University of West Florida. Currently, he works as a commercial insurance producer and agent with Underwood, Anderson and Associates. Oliver has been involved with various organizations for several years. He participated on the campaign committee to build the new Ronald McDonald...
Monday, May 23, 2016
Please see click here to learn more about United Way of Escambia County, our local Community Investment Process and a brief update on Tornado Recovery in Escambia. Special thanks to Florida State Homes for featuring us on their website! 
Thursday, May 5, 2016
This session on Measuring Success is for organizational leaders and board members who are eager to learn what operations should be measured and how to distinguish their organization from the work of others in the community. Training includes the following: How nonprofits distinguish themselves from agencies who overlap in service and mission...
Thursday, May 5, 2016
  Brett Bennett Brett currently serves as Store Manager for the Publix Super Markets—Perdido Key store. He has been a devoted employee of the Publix organization for the past 13 years. Brett studied at the University of Florida and graduated in 2006 with bachelor’s degrees in criminology and psychology. As a member of United Way of Escambia County...
Thursday, May 5, 2016
  Women’s Leadership Council Quarterly Social: May 12 If you are a Women’s Leadership Council member, please join United Way at the Quarterly Social on Thursday, May 12. Gulf Power is graciously hosting the event in their Addison Auditorium (located at One Energy Place, Pensacola) from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Women who...
Thursday, May 5, 2016
    Following the February 15 and 23 EF3 tornados, many individuals and families benefited from volunteer labor and support from local agencies to patch roofs, receive legal aid or obtain financial assistance. Others still struggle to find consistent, stable housing. Although there are many more months of hard work ahead, United Way released...
Monday, April 11, 2016
In 2015, the Corporation for National and Community Service published a report that indicated 62.8 million volunteers provided 7.9 billion hours of volunteer labor valued at $184 billion dollars. In Florida, we have a great deal to celebrate as we approach April and celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Month. Twenty percent of our population can be...
Monday, April 11, 2016
In my position as the CEO of United Way, I am often exposed to the best our community has to offer. This gratitude is often balanced by negativity that arises when there is a question of financial and social equality. Thankfully, there are best practices utilized by United Way to govern decision making on how to respond to social service needs....
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
This session on Resource Development and Donor Centered Fundraising is for organizational leaders and board members who are eager to learn how to attract and engage donor support. Training includes the following: Techniques for acquiring new donors in order to broaden a base of support Different and effective strategies for renewing donor support...
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Trip Maygarden Trip attended law school at the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. After graduation, he returned to his hometown of Pensacola and started his legal career. Trip currently works as a partner at the local law firm: Shell, Fleming, Davis & Menge, PA. As a member of the Board of Directors and chair of the Community...