The Ambassador Program

 

WHAT IS THE AMBASSADOR PROGRAM? 

Each year, community-minded employers lend key personnel to United Way of Escambia County to serve as Ambassadors (formerly known as Loaned Executives). By volunteering their time each month, these individuals help raise funds to meet critical needs in our community. Each Ambassador supports between five and eight companies by planning and implementing successful fundraising campaigns. To do this, Ambassadors receive training and several opportunities to learn more about the United Way funded programs addressing the gaps in education, health, and financial stability.

 

BENEFITS:

GOOD FOR THE INDIVIDUAL

  • Heightens awareness of community needs and resources
  • Enhances organizational, presentation, and leadership skills
  • Increases knowledge of the local business community
  • Opportunity to learn from key community leaders in a small group setting 

GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY

  • Increased public awareness and support for community needs
  • Improved fundraising results and maximizing campaign resources
  • Inspired, passionate champions

GOOD FOR THE COMPANY

  • Provides leadership development of employees
  • Displays your company's commitment to our community
  • Promotes company visibility 

 

HOW TO GET STARTED

If you are interested in joining our next Ambassador class, please contact Director of Development, Kelly Jasen, at 444-7147 or kelly@unitedwayescambia.org. Application deadline is February 18.

Download the Ambassador Application: Word Document, PDF

 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

 

"If you want to completely immerse yourself in the community, impact lives, gain the
knowledge & skills for leadership, and become an advocate for United Way... apply
for the Ambassador program NOW!"
 
- Jamie Hawley, Pen Air Federal Credit Union, 2018 Ambassador
 
 
 
 

“The United Way of Escambia County Ambassador program is a fantastic opportunity
to dive-in, give-back, and affect change for our community. If you have a desire to do
more, to learn more, and to help Northwest Florida grow stronger as a region…
this is the program for you!”

- EJ Gomes, Gulf Power Company, 2018 Ambassador 

 

 

 

“In order to truly grow, one must learn what it takes for others to live. United Way
of Escambia County shows you the way.  ‘Give….Advocate…Volunteer’!”

- Alesia Y W Ross, Council on Aging of West Florida, Inc, 2018 Ambassador

 

 

 

 

"The Ambassador 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 an Ambassador and the professional development that I gained through this wonderful
program. United Way of Escambia County fulfills an extraordinary need in our community."
 
-Wes Hudgens, Gulf Power Company, 2014 Ambassador, and current United Way Board Member
 
 
 
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