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 helped to host Peter Buffett’s successful visit to Tampa Bay in February 2018. The following April, United Way Worldwide established a national partnership with Peter Buffett entitled United for the Future and continues to expand it to new United Way markets. Julie will remain involved with United Way Suncoast through our participation in the Buffett project.  

We’re pleased to announce two additions to our Major Gifts fundraising team.  

Jan Resch joined United Way Suncoast on January 2nd as Vice President of Major Gifts. A graduate of the University of South Florida, Jan has served in fundraising and corporate relations roles at The Florida Orchestra, the Tampa Museum of Art and the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County. Her career includes ten years at the University of South Florida, where she served as Director of Corporate Relations and Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (USF Foundation) and later as Chief Partnership Officer for the Florida Center for Cybersecurity at USF. With a career centered on fundraising, donor and board relations, and partnership development, Jan looks forward to getting to know our Tocqueville Society members, and working with the UWS team to grow support for the organization and advance its mission in the community. Please feel free to contact her at or by phone at 813-274-0918 (office) or 813-695-7641 (mobile).

Roland Emerton has joined the United Way Suncoast Resource Development team as Director, Major Gifts for Manatee/Sarasota. We are happy to announce Valerie Yates has accepted the role of Director of Affinity Groups and Individual Philanthropy and will continue to work with some of our Tocqueville Society donors. Roland brings a wealth of experience in major gift fundraising, relationship development and donor relations. He comes to UWS from the Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation where he managed overall strategic and operational responsibilities for programs and development activities. He has also held key positions with USO Central Florida and the State College of Florida Foundation. With a career that includes fifteen years working with United Way organizations in Pennsylvania, New York and Michigan, Roland understands the mission of United Way and has a deep appreciation for the important impact that it has on the communities that it serves. A U.S. Army veteran, Roland received his BA from the University of New Hampshire, majoring in Social Work and received a Masters in Human Services Executive Leadership from Liberty University. You can reach Roland at or by phone at 941-932-8263 (office) or 941-779-8786 (mobile).

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