2017-18 Workplace Campaign Kickoff

More than 250 community supporters joined us for our 2017-18 Workplace Campaign Kickoff. Jack Lowrey, Campaign Chair, kicked off the luncheon with a whistle blow, and declared, “It’s game time!” Lowrey continued, “Investing in our community is an important responsibility that we all share, and United Way has the scope, expertise, and influence to bring together the people and the resources to make the most of our gifts. Participating in this year’s campaign is one way we create real change in Escambia County.”

The football-themed event, presented by West Florida Hospital and hosted by the Pensacola Bay Center/SMG, included a performance from Washington High School’s Drumline and closing remarks from 1993 Heisman Trophy Winner, Charlie Ward. Additionally, 10 Pacesetter Campaigns were celebrated for raising a total of $624,992 over a two-month period!

The enthusiasm and generosity of this year’s 10 Pacesetters will be used to serve our community. Those companies include:
Gulf Power Company
Hancock Bank
International Paper
Navy Federal Credit Union
Regions Bank
Sirote & Permutt
Summit Bank
West Florida Healthcare

As an incentive to give, KIA Autosport of Pensacola has donated a new KIA Soul for a fourth year to be raffled off to one lucky donor at our Annual Finale in June 2018. You can learn more about your chances to win by visiting http://www.unitedwayescambia.org/kia-soul-give-away. If you would like to host a workplace campaign, participate in the Kia Soul Giveaway or volunteer with United Way, contact United Way Resource Director, Kelly Jasen, at 850.444.7147 or email kelly@unitedwayescambia.org.