Loaned Executives (LEs) are on the front line of community change in Escambia County. LEs serve as leaders by advocating and supporting the United Way Workplace Campaign, which annually raises over $2 million to support local nonprofit programs. The LE program is designed to help LEs build their professional network and develop leadership qualities, sales techniques and public speakings skills.
Loaned Executives are expected to participate in the Community Investment Process, support the Workplace Campaign and attend monthly leadership seminars.
reviews grant requests from local nonprofits seeking funds generated by the Workplace Campaign. It is vital for LEs to understand how campaign dollars are being invested before asking the community to support the Workplace Campaign.
LEs support the planning, organization, implementation, and successful completion of all fundraising activities within their assigned local workplaces that participate in the United Way Workplace Campaign. LEs strive to increase the support and contributions to United Way at their assigned workplaces.
- An expanded network of business contacts
- Leadership, managerial and presentation skills
- Knowledge of community needs and the nonprofit network that addresses these needs
The Sponsoring Company Gains
- A more skilled and knowledgeable employee
- Positive brand recognition as a community partner supporting our community
- Employee exposure to a unique network of hundreds of workplaces and community leaders
- Increased funding to support nonprofit work with reduced overhead costs
- Well-informed community leaders
- A stronger network of community-focused individuals
What People are Saying About Their LE Experience
"The personal gratification you get from serving the community and becoming more in tune with community needs makes the time you give up well worth it. The Loaned Executive Leadership program sends the message that although faces may change, LE's will always be there to support our community's needs."
-Sara Harlow, Gulf Power, 2015-2016 LE
"Being a Loaned Executive for United Way has really opened my eyes to our area's nonprofits and how they are positively impacting so many people within our community. The program has allowed me the opportunity to learn more about these organizations and become more involved with them. What United Way's team does to bring this community together is incredible. I am very fortunate and thankful to be a part of such an amazing group of people who truly make a difference."
-Maegan Leonard, Greater Pensacola Chamber, 2015-2016 LE
The Loaned Executive program is an eye opening experience that benefits all involved; United Way, our community and those determined to make a difference. I am thankful for my opportunity to serve as a Loaned Executive and the professional development that I gained through this wonderful program. The United Way of Escambia County fulfills an extraordinary need in our community."
-Wes Hudgens, Gulf Power, 2014-2015 LE and current United Way Board Member
Christina Acosta – University of West Florida
Krystle Aman – Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County
Becky Bromley – Wells Fargo
Kelly Cooke – Gulf Power
Lynn Eiland – Florida Department of Children and Families
Ashley Faulkner – Fortis Institute
Douglas Gardner – Gulf Power
Sara Harlow – Gulf Power
Tori Harris – Gulf Power
Scarlett Henson – US Department of State
Kelly Jasen – Northwest Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
Jason Jones – Gulf Power
Georgia Lee Ketchum – West Florida Hospital
Maegan Leonard – Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce
Kelly MacLeod – Gulf Coast Kid’s House
Becky Matthews – United Health Care
Karen McLendon – Gulf Power
Clinton Retherford – Gulf Power
Jared Rorrer – Gulf Power
Lynsey Stuart – Pensacola State College
Thank you to our presenting sponsors for their generous support of the Loanded Executive Leadership Program:
With support of