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Tuesday, July 5, 2016
According to Studer Community Institute, 34% of Escambia County children fail kindergarten readiness tests. This deficiency often continues and correlates closely to the 27% of Escambia County students who do not graduate from High School with their peers. ReadingPals is a school-based mentoring program that helps prekindergarten students build...
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
At United Way's recent finale celebration, I was privileged to watch community leaders, partner agencies, volunteers and donors celebrate and honor the true spirit of giving. Though it is normally the client stories of personal tragedy and individual success that cause me to tear up, last Thursday I was honored to witness true grace and giving...
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
There are many in our community who are passionate advocates that gladly volunteer their time in service to others. The warmth this creates for visitors to our sunny shores often entices people to stay. It is certainly one of the reasons my parents decided to return to Pensacola after my father retired from service as a naval flight officer....
Monday, June 13, 2016
United Way of Escambia County President and CEO started a Thursday, June 9th finale celebration of workplace campaign and community investment results saying, “While some of our community indicators in health, education and financial stability have improved over the last year, there is more work to be done and we are humbled that partners remain...
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Oliver Sumlin Oliver Sumlin earned his bachelor's degree from the University of West Florida. Currently, he works as a commercial insurance producer and agent with Underwood, Anderson and Associates. Oliver has been involved with various organizations for several years. He participated on the campaign committee to build the new Ronald McDonald...
Monday, May 23, 2016
Please see click here to learn more about United Way of Escambia County, our local Community Investment Process and a brief update on Tornado Recovery in Escambia. Special thanks to Florida State Homes for featuring us on their website! 
Thursday, May 5, 2016
This session on Measuring Success is for organizational leaders and board members who are eager to learn what operations should be measured and how to distinguish their organization from the work of others in the community. Training includes the following: How nonprofits distinguish themselves from agencies who overlap in service and mission...
Thursday, May 5, 2016
  Brett Bennett Brett currently serves as Store Manager for the Publix Super Markets—Perdido Key store. He has been a devoted employee of the Publix organization for the past 13 years. Brett studied at the University of Florida and graduated in 2006 with bachelor’s degrees in criminology and psychology. As a member of United Way of Escambia County...
Thursday, May 5, 2016
  Women’s Leadership Council Quarterly Social: May 12 If you are a Women’s Leadership Council member, please join United Way at the Quarterly Social on Thursday, May 12. Gulf Power is graciously hosting the event in their Addison Auditorium (located at One Energy Place, Pensacola) from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Women who...
Thursday, May 5, 2016
    Following the February 15 and 23 EF3 tornados, many individuals and families benefited from volunteer labor and support from local agencies to patch roofs, receive legal aid or obtain financial assistance. Others still struggle to find consistent, stable housing. Although there are many more months of hard work ahead, United Way released...