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Young Leaders’ Society Leadership Networking Breakfast

Start your morning with a stimulating conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion with the United Way Suncoast Young Leaders’ Society on Tuesday, March 26th at Maestro’s Restaurant at the Straz Center. Enjoy coffee, mini donuts and networking with young professionals from across our community to build connections, knowledge and professional skills. So many conversations today …

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Feeding Tampa Bay wants to do more than feed needy families

By Christopher O’Donnell TAMPA — A free meal from a food bank can serve as an instant boost for a family struggling to afford to be able to eat. But when that family still needs help the following day, and the following week, free meals alone are not the answer. That’s the theory behind a major …

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A look at those left behind by the economy

By Barbara Peters Smith Staff Writer Posted Feb 6, 2019 at 4:57 AM Updated Feb 6, 2019 at 7:34 AM    United Way’s report on struggling households counts the cost of low wages While a humming investment environment and bubbling property values have helped restore financial stability to millions of Americans in the last decade, one sector — including many who don’t own stocks or homes …

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In a good economy, report reveals grim news for Florida families

By Christopher O’Donnell Published February 6 Updated February 6 Spending is up and unemployment down, which means Florida’s economic indicators have been heading the right way for several years. But the untold story of the state’s economic rebound is that it bypassed almost half of Florida households, which are still struggling to pay for basic needs, according to …

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New ALICE Report Shows 43% of Households on the Edge

Working together with surrounding United Ways, the new ALICE Report was just released by The United Ways of Florida’s central west coast (Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties) on February 6.   You may have seen some of the news coverage including the Times, Sarasota Herald Tribune, Bradenton …

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Can service workers afford to live on the Suncoast? New report may have the answer

By Duhane Lindo|February 7, 2019 at 6:54 PM EST – Updated February 8 at 8:27 AM SARASOTA (WWSB) – A new report by the united way shows nearly half of Florida families struggle to pay for basic needs such as housing and child care. Across the Suncoast, hotel housekeepers, waitresses and others in the service industry …

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Major Gifts Team Update

On January 18th, Julie Sills Molock joined United Way Worldwide in Alexandria, VA, as the Managing Director of Individual Philanthropy. Her primary responsibilities will include managing the new partnership with Artist and Philanthropist Peter Buffett (Co-President of the NoVo Foundation), and providing leadership support (in Individual Philanthropy) to over 1,500 United Way affiliates. Tocqueville members …

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Tocqueville New Member Spotlight – Steven & Jodi McCarty

Steven and Jodi McCarty, both human resources professionals, have recently moved to Florida from the St. Louis, Missouri area where they were active on many levels in the community.  Steven earned his MBA from the University of Florida and spent 25 years as an HR executive with Enterprise Holdings – which has leasing, truck, sales, …

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Major Gift Supports Youth Education

We are pleased to announce that Tocqueville members and long-time United Way supporters Dave and Debbie Walker have made a $1 Million donation to United Way Suncoast to help children in the community. “The Walker gift will support underserved children and families through a variety of educational early literacy initiatives across the Suncoast service area, …

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