Blogs

Thursday, August 31, 2017
Last week, over 400 community members joined us in celebrating shared successes in education, health, and financial stability. As part of the celebration, guests heard from Wendy Spencer, President and CEO of Leadership Florida. Additional program highlights included a detailed Year in Review, the 20th Anniversary Recognition of United Way's...
Monday, July 31, 2017
United Way's campaign season for 2017-2018 is beginning, what does that mean for Escambia County?   United Ways across the world are often thought of solely as fundraising organizations. Through the years, United Way of Escambia County has diversified by including support and training opportunities to nonprofit partners, developing and expanding...
Friday, June 30, 2017
We live in a community with a deep, rich history. Where traditions not only matter, but are honored. As United Way celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Tocqueville Society in Escambia County, we know you're wondering... what is the Tocqueville Society?   United Way Worldwide named the Tocqueville Society after Alexis de Tocqueville, a young...
Friday, June 30, 2017
We are excited to welcome Jon Potrzeba as the new Director of Communications and Outreach for United Way of Escambia County. Jon Potrzeba joins United Way as the Director of Communications and Outreach where he will develop and execute United Way's communications and marketing strategy. Originally from Connecticut, Jon relocated to Pensacola in...
Friday, June 30, 2017
BUT, it's a year in the making and looks a little like this... First, 12 companies chose to be Diamond and Media sponsors allowing United Way to kick off work for the year. Then, KIA AUTOSPORT Pensacola donated a KIA SOUL for one lucky donor as an extra bonus for choosing to give.  Next, 7,233 individuals made the decision to LIVE UNITED through...
Monday, June 19, 2017
There were many reasons to celebrate at the 2017 Community Investment and Campaign Celebration on June 15. The celebration started with a video featuring Kia Autosport of Pensacola awarding a new KIA SOUL to Joseph Leonard. Joseph works at Navy Federal Credit Union and has been a faithful donor to United Way for nearly 30 years.   Kicking off the...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Brooke Policicchio is a Pensacola native and a proud alumna of the University of West Florida, where she majored in public relations. Brooke joins United Way as the Volunteer Manager where she will develop and manage the volunteer initiatives and engagement in United Way of Escambia County and partner programs. Prior to this position, she worked...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Women United members stand up, unite and take action on issues that hit closest to home by giving, advocating and volunteering. We are thankful to the 300 women who focus their time and service on education and early literacy in Escambia County through United Way of Escambia County's Women United. This week we wanted to shine a spotlight on Women...
Friday, March 31, 2017
We’re excited to announce promotions and welcome new staff members to our United Way Family! Promotion:Kelly Jasen, Resource DirectorKatrina Madden, Financial Stability Program Outreach ManagerTrina Burleson, MyFreeTaxes Team Lead New Hire: Jay Evans, Leadership Giving Director Jacob Miskulin, RSVP Specialist Melynda McCarthy, MyFreeTaxes...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Ron Finley knows what it's like to grow-up in a food dessert where walking 45 minutes for a fresh tomato was not uncommon. Determined to change communities from food-desert to food-forest, he inspires others by sharing his story through community education. When: Tuesday, March 28Location: United Way's Community Room (1301 W. Government St.)Time:...