The Ambassador Program


Join United Way's Ambassador Program 

Download the 2018-19 Application 
Applications are due by February 9, 2018

Download the Program Flyer

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 a few hours each month, these individuals help raise funds to meet critical needs in our community. Each Ambassador supports between four and six 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.

Program Timeline:

  • March-May 2018: Participate in the Community Investment process by reviewing grant applications, touring local non-profit agencies, and recommending funding. (Approximately 8 hours per month)
  • June 6, 2018: Ambassador Orientation (8am-5pm, mandatory)
  • June 21, 2018: Community Investment and Campaign Finale (5-7pm at Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center)
  • Monthly Trainings: July 11, August 8, October 10, November 7, and December 12. (All training are from 8:30am-noon.)
  • September: Campaign Kickoff Luncheon
  • June-December 2018: Provide support to 4-6 workplace campaigns (approx. 5 hours each month). 

Benefits of the Ambassador Program:

What People are Saying About Their Experience

“I was able to gain valuable leadership skills while meeting with many people who generously
give to help United Way and my organization. Additionally, I learned how so many programs
and organizations are connected through the common mission of improving Escambia County.
I’ve built strong relationships with colleagues in my field and gained additional exposure for
my organization.”

-  Megan Chapman, Gulf Coast Kid’s House, 2016 - 2017 Ambassador


"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 Ambassador Program
sends the message that although faces may change, Ambassadors will always be there to
support our community's needs." 

-Sara Harlow, Gulf Power, 2015-2016 Ambassador 


"Being an Ambassador 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 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, 2014-2015 Ambassador and current United Way Board Member
Thank you, 2017-2018 Ambassadors:

Dieter Borrell - Caldwell Associates Architects

Detriz Bowers - AMIkids Pensacola - Escambia Boys Base

Robert Bullard - Gulf Power Company

Theresa Cserep - UWF/Junior League of Pensacola

Pamela Ducas - Waste Management

Julie Emmons - AMIkids Pensacola

Nancy Gaylor - Gulf Power Company

Ildi Hosman - Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida

McKenzie Lane - Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union

Valerie Morrow - Gulf Power Company

Kevin Murphy - US Navy (Training Squadron Six)

Rebecca Oberto - City of Pensacola - Pensacola International Airport

Caitlin Okrzesik - Greater Pensacola Chamber

Dennis Ross, Jr. - UWF Student and US Navy Reserves

Kelley Rowland - Gulf Power Company

Caroline Rudolph - Florida Department of Corrections - Probation and Parole

Alysa Skiles - A.I.I. Financial Group - Ameriprise Financial

Eboni Wilson - Gulf Power Company

Tori Woods - Humana

Thank you to our presenting sponsors for their generous support of the Ambassador Program:

with support from: