Ernest Hooper

Ambitious Teen To Enhance Dyslexic ‘Super Powers’

Mariana Gillen stood before television cameras, explained how she hoped to elevate students who struggle with dyslexia and displayed a degree of composure that belied her 14 years. The creator of M.A.R.I. Kits (Making Awesome Reading Improvement) for students with dyslexia drew the attention of the media, United Way Suncoast and one very special sponsor …

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UWS Leads Volunteer Commemoration of 9/11

From sprucing up at Hillsborough Veterans Memorial Park to writing letters of encouragement and gratitude to local first responders, United Way Suncoast’s 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance proved to be a meaningful commemoration. UWS staged nearly 20 events across its five-county region during the four-day effort, which began Sept. 8 and concluded on …

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United Way Suncoast Brings Strategic Vision Into Focus

United Way Suncoast unveiled its new strategic vision in a special one-hour virtual presentation on Sept. 9. Hosted by 10 Tampa Bay Brightside anchor Frank Wiley, the presentation featured CEO Jessica Muroff guiding viewers through a series of conversations about how United Way Suncoast, one of the region’s leading nonprofits, plans to continue lifting up …

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CW44’s ‘Bayside’ Showcases Work Of UWS

  CW44 and host Shelli Sanders raised the awareness of the United Way Suncoast on a recent episode. Sanders interviewed United Way Suncoast CEO Jessica Muroff about the organization’s focus on early learning, youth success and financial stability. She also allowed Muroff to discuss UWS’ emphasis on ALICE families, those hard-working parents who stand just …

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IRS, United Way Suncoast Partner To Promote Advance Child Tax Credit

   A collaborative effort between United Way Suncoast and the IRS drew the attention of Congresswoman Kathy Castor, popped up in the Twitter feed of Tampa Mayor Jane Castor and earned coverage from several media outlets.     When two agencies team up to help families access dollars that can lift children out of poverty, it’s …

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Tampa Bay’s 10 Anchor Frank Wiley Welcomes CEO Jessica Muroff

Frank Wiley, 10 Tampa Bay Brightside anchor, welcomed United Way Suncoast CEO Jessica Muroff to his podcast to chat about her outlook for the organization. United Way Suncoast will continue to have a decided focus on financial stability, youth success and early learning. “There’s nothing more important than investing in the future of a human …

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