United Way Suncoast Announces Most Generous Workplaces in Sarasota County

Local companies promote culture of caring through corporate philanthropy and employee volunteerism


Sarasota, Fla. – United Way Suncoast has announced its 2017 Most Generous Workplaces in Sarasota County, determined by companies’ philanthropic contributions to and through United Way Suncoast during the previous fiscal year. The Top 25 most generous workplaces in Sarasota County represent $1.5 million in monetary and in-kind contributions.

The top 10 most generous workplaces in Sarasota County for 2017 are:
1. Publix Super Markets
2. FCCI Insurance Group
3. Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
4. Wells Fargo
5. Enterprise Leasing Corporation, LLC
6. United Parcel Service
7. Northern Trust – Sarasota
8. Florida Power & Light Company
9. SunTrust Bank
10. Sarasota Board of County Commissioners

“The core of United Way is that each and every person has the ability to contribute to community change. Our donors give of their time and resources to whatever extent they are able, and collectively make a huge, positive impact across the region,” said Suzanne McCormick, CEO of United Way Suncoast. “We couldn’t make a difference as an organization without the support of each and every individual donor that gives.”

Each of the organizations has incorporated philanthropy into its business culture in a uniquely personal way. For example, Northern Trust has chosen United Way as its philanthropic partner for decades. The company has a long-standing corporate commitment to making a positive impact in the communities in which it operates, particularly in the Sarasota area. In addition to its fundraising campaign, Northern Trust supports the community by giving employees the opportunity to participate in the annual Day of Caring volunteer event in Sarasota.

“Northern Trust is a shining example of how companies, their employees and non-profits can work together to make our neighborhoods even better places to live,” said Mireya Eavey, Sarasota and Desoto area president, United Way Suncoast. “We are grateful for each of these local workplaces that have donated generously to our programs, and equally importantly, have fostered a culture of caring among their employees.”

“For more than 80 years, the partnership between Northern Trust and United Way has strengthened and evolved to meet the growing needs of our communities,” said Paul G. Hudson, market leader and senior managing director with Northern Trust. “United Way is the only organization endorsed and promoted to our more than 9,000 U.S. Northern Trust employees in the greater Sarasota area and across the country.”

Combined, the top 100 organizations in the Suncoast region (DeSoto, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota counties) and their employees generously invested $16.6 million to help local communities through United Way Suncoast-led and supported programs, a significant increase from last year’s contribution total of $11 million. View complete lists of the Most Generous Workplaces in Sarasota, Manatee and the Suncoast region.

Companies can learn more about corporate giving opportunities through United Way Suncoast here.