News & Press Releases

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…

United Way Suncoast Taps Veteran Journalist as VP of Communications

United Way Suncoast Taps Veteran Journalist, former Tampa Bay Times Columnist, Ernest Hooper to be Vice President of Communications TAMPA, FL – March 1st, 2021 – United Way Suncoast is pleased to announce that veteran journalist Ernest Hooper has joined the organization as their Vice President of Communications effective March 1st. Ernest Hooper brings a…

United Way Suncoast Names New Chief Talent Officer

United Way Suncoast names Jennifer McIntosh as the Organization’s New Chief Talent Officer. Tampa, FL (February 18, 2021) – United Way Suncoast has appointed Jennifer (Jen) McIntosh as its new Chief Talent Officer. As Chief Talent Officer for United Way Suncoast, Jen leads the talent function and ensure strategic emphasis is placed on advancing the…

United Way Suncoast Names New Chief Marketing Officer

United Way Suncoast announced today the appointment of veteran marketing and public relations executive James Gillen as the Organization’s Chief Marketing Officer. Tampa, FL, (February 17th, 2021) – United Way Suncoast (UWS) announced the appointment of James Gillen as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).  As the CMO Mr. Gillen is responsible for creating the strategic vision…

UNITED WAY SUNCOAST SELECTS NEW CHIEF ADVANCEMENT OFFICER

Tampa Bay Executive, Kari Goetz Joins United Way Suncoast TAMPA, FL (August 26, 2020) – Local Tampa Bay executive, Kari Goetz has joined United Way Suncoast as Chief Advancement Officer. Kari brings a strong background in external relations, donor development and collaborative community leadership to the organization. “I am thrilled to have Kari join our…

United Way Suncoast announces strategic leadership changes to elevate its community impact work

Effective July 1, United Way Suncoast will evolve the current positions of Area President to bring even greater local leadership and a sharper focus to their local community impact. TAMPA, FL – May 28, 2020 – United Way Suncoast has been a catalyst for positive systemic change in the community for nearly 100 years. Achieving…

UNITED WAY SUNCOAST RECEIVES $30,000 DONATION FROM BEACH COMMUNITY BANK TO IT’S COVID-19 RELIEF AND RECOVERY FUND TO PROVIDE IMMEDIATE AND EMERGENCY RELIEF TO THE MOST VULNERABLE FAMILIES IN OUR COMMUNITY

TAMPA, FL – April 29, 2020 – United Way Suncoast is please to announce that it will receive $30,000 in emergency funding to its COVID-19 Relieve and Recovery Fund from Beach Community Bank to provide much needed immediate emergency relief to individuals and families dealing with this current global pandemic. “United Way Suncoast, our donors,…

United Way Suncoast Begins Round Two of Distribution of over $1,300,000 of COVID-19 Relief Funds

In total, thirty-seven human service agencies serving 504,799 individuals and 280,141 families in desperate need throughout the Suncoast have been awarded emergency funding from the United Way Suncoast COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund just over the last few weeks. TAMPA, FL – April 28, 2020 – United Way Suncoast launched the COVID-19 Response and Recovery…

UNITED WAY SUNCOAST RECEIVES $75,000 DONATION FLORIDA BLUE TO IT’S COVID-19 RELIEF AND RECOVERY FUND TO PROVIDE IMMEDIATE AND EMERGENCY RELIEF TO THE MOST VULNERABLE FAMILIES IN OUR COMMUNITY

TAMPA, FL – April 21, 2020 – United Way Suncoast is please to announce that it will receive $75,000 in emergency funding to its COVID-19 Relieve and Recovery Fund from Florida Blue to provide much needed relief to our agency partners on the front lines providing immediate relief to individuals and families dealing with this…