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UWS Delivers Learning Boost To Manatee County Schools With Paraprofessional Funding

The second grader’s blue octopus drawing was replete with eight tentacles, and all eight of those tentacles touched Janet Bowers’ heart. “I thought this was the sweetest thing,” Bowers smiled, noting the drawing’s accompanying note included proper punctuation. “They just benefit so much with one-on-one attention.” The picture reflects the connection Bowers had made with…

Group of volunteers

Our Mission in Action

Women United and Young Leaders’ Society paired up with a United Way working group led by Joe Calinski, for a day of service on May 8. The volunteers cleaned and assisted with maintenance tasks including raking, planting seeds and harvesting fruits and vegetables at Sugg Middle School’s community garden. This unique program addresses equity issues…

Week of Caring 2021 Provides Big Impact

It’s a melding of heartfelt appreciation and hands-on help, a pairing of community care and company goodwill, a teaming of inspiring energy and engaging efforts. It’s United Way Suncoast’s Week of Caring — a volunteer effort so impactful it can’t even be contained to seven days. Officially, it coincided with National Volunteer Week — April…

Brand Stand Creates Bonding Moments

Comfort came through the Zoom. During United Way Suncoast’s Women United Leadership Series seminar on May 14, one of the participants grew emotional as she discussed the challenges of trying to meet the perceived lofty standards set by coworkers and fellow moms. The office conversations of success and the never-ending joyful photos on social media…

Get to Know Kari Goetz

United Way Suncoast welcomes the new Chief Advancement Officer, Kari Goetz and sat down with her to learn a bit more about her diverse background, her plans for United Way Suncoast and how improvising figures prominently in her leadership style.   What was your path to United Way Suncoast? In some ways, this was a…

Tocqueville New Member Spotlight – Cynthia Heath

While we often think of community as the place we call home, communities are created when we connect and build relationships with others who share our values and goals regardless of where we live. United Way’s work across the Suncoast region, a desire to support that work and a family connection to the Tampa Bay…

In Your Own Words

Tocqueville Society members give to United Way Suncoast for many different reasons. How do we know? Because you told us! And it’s your stories of supporting United Way Suncoast and giving back to our community that inspire us to give our best every day. Read on to learn why some Tocqueville Society donors give –…

A Lasting Gift

As a member of the United Way Suncoast Tocqueville Society, you already make a significant difference in our community and we are very grateful for your support. How can you make an impact in perpetuity? A bequest or planned gift offers donors the opportunity to continue their support of United Way Suncoast and the communities…

United Way Suncoast Receives $20M Transformational Gift

As communities across the globe struggle to achieve stability, basic human services, and social equity and justice, the announcement of an unprecedented and unsolicited $20 million donation from MacKenzie Scott to United Way Suncoast (UWS) is set to transform our region for years to come. This gift, the largest in our 96-year history, will be…

UWS News Briefs – February 2020

A Year Like No OtherLike so many, we look back on 2020 as a year that changed us all. The heartbreak of so much suffering and loss, the exposure of inequities in our systems and the economic impact of a year-long pandemic that has been particularly devastating for our ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed)…

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