Welcome! Your United Way enjoys volunteer leadership second to none. Debbie Burdett of Mosaic, Jerome Ferson of The Ledger, Dave MacDougall of Winter Haven Hospital, Weymon Snuggs of Citizens Bank & Trust, Ed Vogel of Holland & Knight, and Peggy Threlkel of Girls Inc., all traveled to Washington DC to take part in the United Way Worldwide Community Leaders Conference.
The first afternoon was filled with Legislative visits. Our group was extremely grateful to visit with Adam Putnam, a former United Way Young Professional.
Later, we literally crossed paths in front of the Capitol with Clayton Hollis of Publix as he went about his government affairs business. A short visit to The Florida House provided a comfortable place to rest our aching feet. We were excited to learn that one of the most generous supporters of the Florida House, Sarah McKay, was recently recognized by the Governor as a “Great Floridian.”
Keynote speakers included Michelle Rhee, Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools and Geoffrey Canada of Harlem Children’s Zone, who affirmed our local emphasis on early education. Whether in our Nation’s Capitol, Harlem or Central Florida, success in life is fueled by the ability to process complex thoughts into language.
Hearing about Womens’ Initiatives energized Debbie to brainstorm possibilities for our community. Jerome became determined to maximize the benefit of technology as he Chairs the 2010 Campaign. Weymon recognized the need to formalize a Customer Relationship plan and is willing to help put one on paper. Ed and Dave will work together to transition from Dave’s Board Chairmanship to Ed’s. And Peggy mentioned the pride she feels toward our local United Way’s relationship with our partners.
We came home inspired and proud of our United Way. We thank you for your leadership and your spirit of giving. You make our community a great place to live, work, and raise a family!
Mar 12/18 - Apr 12/18 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