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CEO Jessica Muroff Shares Vision With Times

     Four months after Jessica Muroff became CEO of United Way Suncoast, the coronavirus shut down the world. Any large-scale plans the organization had in the works had to take a pause.    Nearly two years later, Muroff is ready to think big again. In September, she led a virtual summit with United Way…

Leading Nonprofits Delve Into Impact Of Scott Gifts

When a transformational gift falls from the heavens like manna, it comes with a responsibility to use it wisely, make it impactful and create lasting change. United Way Suncoast, Goodwill Manasota and Meals on Wheels of Tampa virtually convened for “The Future of Philanthropy: Maximizing MacKenzie Scott’s Gift,”on Sept. 29. Executives shared how it plans…

Tampa Bay Times Previews MacKenzie Scott Event

United Way Suncoast teamed with Goodwill Manasota and Meals On Wheels Tampa to discuss how it plans to utilize the gifts it received from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. Tampa Bay Times economic development reporter Jay Cridlin previewed the event. He also explored the impact Scott’s generosity will have on the region. Click here to read more.

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…

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…

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…

Business Observer Tabs CEO Jessica Muroff As ‘Changemaker’

Coming to United Way Suncoast was a big change for Jessica Muroff herself. For four years, she ran the Girls Scouts of West Central Florida, a role she calls “the most fun job I have ever had in my life and probably will ever have.” But she joined United Way because she was ready to…

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…

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…

FPL Adopts United Way Suncoast’s Assistance Guidelines for Care to Share Program

UNITED WAY SUNCOAST’S ASSISTANCE GUIDELINES TO BE ADOPTED BY FPL CARE TO SHARE PROGRAM TO HELP MORE CUSTOMERS IN NEED BRADENTON/SARASOTA – United Way is committed to ensuring that our community has access to basic everyday needs, especially households that may be in crisis. To further help families in need, United Way has partnered with…

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