If the 2015 United Way of Central Florida Campaign has proven anything, it is that WE are a community FULL of “gamechangers.” A community who understands and strives to make a lasting change for everyone. It has been amazing to witness how passionate our United Way staff, board of directors, campaign cabinet, volunteers and donors are about those who NEED the extensive services that our United Way dollars provide.
Our 2015 campaign was kicked off in August with a good ole' pep rally at Florida Southern College. This was also a celebration of our successful Pacesetter Campaign which was up again from the previous year. Thanks to Dr. Anne Kerr and her amazing staff for hosting us on their beautiful campus.
Beginning in September, over 400 companies throughout Central Florida ran campaigns, with our United Way staff and loaned executives doing over 400 presentations and our partner agencies providing 108 tours. A few of our top 50 companies are still finalizing their results, including GEICO, our third largest supporter. However, Publix, The Mosaic Company, ITW and Polk County School Board all ran tremendous campaigns. A few of our largest increases so far came from Allen & Company; Clark, Campbell, Lancaster & Munson, PA; CCC group; Lakeland Automall; Lakeland Regional Health; and DSM. We are proud of all of these United Way of Central Florida #gamechangers!
This year we welcomed 62 new businesses raising over $60,852 for Polk, Highlands and Hardee Counties. If you know of a company that would be interested in joining us as the next United Way New Business, please let Christina Criser know by clicking here or calling 863.648.1500 x. 246. We hope to wrap up March 31 with a total of 100 new community champions!
On behalf of our board of directors, campaign cabinet and United Way staff, I would like to thank you for your continued generosity with your time, talents and resources. As they say, “To whom much is given, much is required.”
Thank you for “Being Gamechangers!”
2015 Campaign Chair
United Way of Central Florida
Mar 12/18 - Mar 29/18 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Build United- Register a Team Today!
Apr 03/18 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Tocqueville Tuesdays - Bonnet Springs Park
Apr 05/18 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM Story Book Adventures Pajama Party with Elephant and Piggie
Apr 19/18 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM Infant Massage at Family Fundamentals
Apr 19/18 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Board of Directors Meetings