United Way of Central Florida

Community Investment Teams

Each year during the spring, United Way of Central Florida manages 100+ volunteers on 18 teams to award grants to improve community conditions for EDUCATION, INCOME, and HEALTH.  SAFETY NET programs provide critical emergency services for the community.

The chairs and vice-chairs of the Polk & Hardee teams meet each month throughout the year on the first Tuesday at noon.

In Spring 2017, 53 local organizations are being considered by the teams for a possible offer of partnership in July, to work for a year with United Way of Central Florida to:

  • increase school readiness for pre-school children
  • support school adademic success in middle school and promote high school graduation
  • achieve financial stability with hard working families through financial education and their accumulation of financial assets
  • reduce avoidable emergency room visits by improving specific health indicators with individuals and improving their health
  • intervene in short term emergency situations to help manage personal crisis

 

EDUCATION

Volunteer Employer Opportunity Name
Ms. Robin ButzPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-E1 School Readiness
Mr. Cyril EtienneUnited Way of Central FloridaCIT-E1 School Readiness
Mrs. Deborah FergusonVolunteerCIT-E1 School Readiness
Ms. Jennifer HartsfieldPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-E1 School Readiness
Mr. Justin HillPolk County Tax CollectorCIT-E1 School Readiness
Mrs. Virginia KalilVolunteerCIT-E1 School Readiness
Ms. Debra MetcalfePolk State CollegeCIT-E1 School Readiness
Mrs. Meredith TaylorPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-E1 School Readiness

Volunteer Employer Opportunity Name
Mr. Edd Dean Jr.Publix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-E2 Academic Achievement
Mr. Robert Fredere Jr.The Mosaic CompanyCIT-E2 Academic Achievement
Mr. Randy HuntPolk County Tax CollectorCIT-E2 Academic Achievement
Ms. Jodi MillerUnited Way of Central FloridaCIT-E2 Academic Achievement
Mr. Jon PixleyPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-E2 Academic Achievement
Mr. Richard ShapiroVolunteerCIT-E2 Academic Achievement
Mrs. Vicki WestR SchoolCIT-E2 Academic Achievement

Volunteer Employer Opportunity Name
Mr. David DeloachPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-E3 Academic Achievement
Ms. Madison FantozziPolk State CollegeCIT-E3 Academic Achievement
Mr. Lance FergusonUnited Way of Central FloridaCIT-E3 Academic Achievement
Mr. Chris HackerWells Fargo Advisors, LLCCIT-E3 Academic Achievement
Dr. Bruce LilyeaPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-E3 Academic Achievement
Ms. Julia ParnellFirst United Methodist ChurchCIT-E3 Academic Achievement
Ms. Bekah StephensPublix #1171 Highland CityCIT-E3 Academic Achievement
Mrs. Jennifer TylerPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-E3 Academic Achievement

Volunteer Employer Opportunity Name
Mr. Brian DealPolk County Tax CollectorCIT-E4 Academic Achievement
Mr. Lyle DuncanHealthy Start CoalitionCIT-E4 Academic Achievement
Mr. John HardestyUnited Way of Central FloridaCIT-E4 Academic Achievement
Mr. Mark KalmanPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-E4 Academic Achievement
Mr. Steve LaGrandePolk State CollegeCIT-E4 Academic Achievement
Ms. Diane MaldonadoPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-E4 Academic Achievement
Mr. Steve MillerPublix #1270 Southgate-LakelandCIT-E4 Academic Achievement
Mrs. Carol TaylorUnited Way of Central FloridaCIT-E4 Academic Achievement
Ms. Robyn TrevinoPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-E4 Academic Achievement

Volunteer Employer Opportunity Name
Ms. Christine ChandlerPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-E5 Academic Achievement
Ms. Angel DavisCity of Lakeland - Parks and RecreationCIT-E5 Academic Achievement
Ms. Stefanie GossPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-E5 Academic Achievement
Mrs. Dana HurleyAllen & Company LakelandCIT-E5 Academic Achievement
Mr. Brad OliverPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-E5 Academic Achievement
Mr. Justin PughUnited Way of Central FloridaCIT-E5 Academic Achievement
Mrs. Emily RogersVolunteerCIT-E5 Academic Achievement
Ms. Chrissy SchaffVolunteerCIT-E5 Academic Achievement

Volunteer Employer Opportunity Name
Ms. Leila BlackingPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-E6 School Readiness
Mr. Thomas CostelloVolunteerCIT-E6 School Readiness
Ms. Karen GreesonPolk State CollegeCIT-E6 School Readiness
Ms. Ellen KatzmanPACE Center for GirlsCIT-E6 School Readiness
Ms. Evette McCreeLaser Focus Coaching LLCCIT-E6 School Readiness
Mrs. Coleen PizzutiUnited Way of Central FloridaCIT-E6 School Readiness
Mr. Michael TamneyThe Johnson Tamney GroupCIT-E6 School Readiness
Ms. Catherine WaltersPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-E6 School Readiness

 

INCOME

Volunteer Employer Opportunity Name
Ms. Katherine BourdettePublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-I1 Savings,Credit,Job Improvement
Ms. Tareka ClarkThe Credit Repair SupermarketCIT-I1 Savings,Credit,Job Improvement
Mr. Jonathan CrainTwo Men and a TruckCIT-I1 Savings,Credit,Job Improvement
Mr. Lee EarlsVolunteerCIT-I1 Savings,Credit,Job Improvement
Mr. Paul HaymanWells FargoCIT-I1 Savings,Credit,Job Improvement
Mr. Chaucer HwangVolunteerCIT-I1 Savings,Credit,Job Improvement
Mrs. Ana KalmanLakeland Regional HealthCIT-I1 Savings,Credit,Job Improvement
Ms. Sarah MasseyUnited Way of Central FloridaCIT-I1 Savings,Credit,Job Improvement
Mr. Christopher McGarveyWall Titus Financial, LLCCIT-I1 Savings,Credit,Job Improvement
Mr. Matt MinichUnited Way of Central FloridaCIT-I1 Savings,Credit,Job Improvement
Mr. Robert PerichtSaddle Creek Logistics ServicesCIT-I1 Savings,Credit,Job Improvement
Mr. Jason TrollerPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-I1 Savings,Credit,Job Improvement

Volunteer Employer Opportunity Name
Mr. Nick DavisVolunteerCIT-I2 Savings,Credit,Job Improvement
Mr. Brian DonnellyPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-I2 Savings,Credit,Job Improvement
Ms. Hannah EricksonCliftonLarsonAllen LLPCIT-I2 Savings,Credit,Job Improvement
Mr. Marlon LynnMarlon Lynn Architect, PACIT-I2 Savings,Credit,Job Improvement
Mrs. Mary MurphyPolk County Tax CollectorCIT-I2 Savings,Credit,Job Improvement
Ms. Lynda PhillipsPolk County Board of CountyCIT-I2 Savings,Credit,Job Improvement
Mrs. Jacquie RehnerPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-I2 Savings,Credit,Job Improvement
Ms. Tara YoungUnited Way of Central FloridaCIT-I2 Savings,Credit,Job Improvement
Mr. Darrell ZavitzRockGlenRoad, LLCCIT-I2 Savings,Credit,Job Improvement

 

HEALTH

Volunteer Employer Opportunity Name
Mr. Steve BeckVolunteerCIT-H1 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Ms. Pat DenhamVolunteerCIT-H1 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Mrs. Candy HamlinState Farm InsuranceCIT-H1 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Ms. Kaitlyn HarrisonUnited Way of Central FloridaCIT-H1 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Ms. Kelley HurleyPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-H1 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Ms. Christine McConnellPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-H1 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Ms. Michelle PattenPublix #1270 Southgate-LakelandCIT-H1 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Ms. Ginny SigleBoring Business SystemsCIT-H1 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Mrs. Heather SmithVolunteerCIT-H1 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Mr. Bruce StephensonVolunteerCIT-H1 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility

Volunteer Employer Opportunity Name
Mr. Bud AndrewsState Farm InsuranceCIT-H2 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Mrs. Ashley BarnettVolunteerCIT-H2 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Ms. Crystal BuchananPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-H2 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Ms. Jane Coyle-HartVolunteerCIT-H2 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Mr. Dalton LockePublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-H2 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Mrs. Paula McGheePolk County BoCC - Indigent HealthcareCIT-H2 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Ms. Elizabeth OliverPublix #0671 Publix in the HighlandsCIT-H2 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Ms. Sylvia PalmerUnited Way of Central FloridaCIT-H2 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Ms. Courtney StonePublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-H2 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Mr. Michael WilliamsPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-H2 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility

Volunteer Employer Opportunity Name
Mrs. Jan AskeyUnited Way of Central FloridaCIT-H3 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Mr. Randolph BarberPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-H3 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Ms. Jessica BrownHall CommunicationsCIT-H3 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Ms. Shannon FrankenburgerPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-H3 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Ms. Heather GordonWatson Clinic, LLPCIT-H3 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Ms. Roberta GuityPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-H3 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Mr. Mark MillerHolland & Knight LLPCIT-H3 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Mr. Monti SommerSpecial Olympics - Polk CountyCIT-H3 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility

Volunteer Employer Opportunity Name
Ms. Kimberley GlerumPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-H4 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Mr. Elbert Haynes Jr.Publix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-H4 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Ms. Michelle HindsHall CommunicationsCIT-H4 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Mrs. Samantha HopkinsUBS Financial Services, Inc. - TampaCIT-H4 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Mrs. Susan HurlburtHurlburt FinancialCIT-H4 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Mr. Terry LamyMosaic - S Ft. MeadeCIT-H4 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Mr. Daniel MedinaMedina Law Group, P.A.CIT-H4 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Ms. Jacquelyn PasternakPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-H4 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Mrs. Amber QureshiUnited Way of Central FloridaCIT-H4 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility
Mr. Jeff StephensPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-H4 Health Knowledge/Personal Responsibility

SAFETY NET

 

Volunteer Employer Opportunity Name
Mr. Roland Bean IIPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-SN1 Safety Net
Mr. Darriel Brown Jr.Publix - Corporate ManufacturingCIT-SN1 Safety Net
Ms. Kacie BryantPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-SN1 Safety Net
Mr. David FingerPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-SN1 Safety Net
Ms. Sara FisherPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-SN1 Safety Net
Captain Ian FloydPolk County Sheriff's OfficeCIT-SN1 Safety Net
Mr. William MoureVolunteerCIT-SN1 Safety Net
Ms. Ronda StuttsMosaic - South PastureCIT-SN1 Safety Net
Ms. Jessica VecchioUnited Way of Central FloridaCIT-SN1 Safety Net

Volunteer Employer Opportunity Name
Mr. Jack BarnhartVolunteerCIT-SN2 Safety Net
Ms. Teresa BassButterKrust BakeryCIT-SN2 Safety Net
Mrs. Suzanne BlackstonePublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-SN2 Safety Net
Mrs. Lindsay HarrisMosaic - South PastureCIT-SN2 Safety Net
Ms. Karen HoutzCentennial BankCIT-SN2 Safety Net
Mrs. Sarah JohnstonPublix Super Markets, Inc.CIT-SN2 Safety Net
Ms. Mandi MitchellUnited Way of Central FloridaCIT-SN2 Safety Net
Ms. Eileen NuttThe Mosaic CompanyCIT-SN2 Safety Net
Mrs. Aileen PayneBank of Central FloridaCIT-SN2 Safety Net
Mrs. Amanda RedUnited Way of Central FloridaCIT-SN2 Safety Net

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Event Calendar

Mar 06/18 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Community Investment Committee Meeting
Mar 07/18 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM Community Impact Cabinet, meets quarterly
Mar 09/18 06:30 PM - 10:00 PM Wine Festival, Alliance for Independence
Mar 15/18 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM Infant Massage at Family Fundamentals

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