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Herald-Tribune: United Way Suncoast commits $3 million to help families amid an eviction crisis

The United Way Suncoast announced a $3 million commitment to ramp up efforts helping families impacted by the ongoing eviction crisis – a crisis compounded by skyrocketing rents and a worsening shortage of affordable housing. Since the start of the pandemic, the five counties of Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, Hillsborough and Pinellas that fall under United …

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Tampa Bay Times: United Way Suncoast launches effort to help Tampa Bay tenants apply for rent aid

The Tampa Bay Times reported on United Way Suncoast’s plans to spend $3 million to try to reduce evictions in the Tampa Bay area, in part by helping tenants apply for millions in unspent government rental aid. The local charity is planning to hire a dozen “rental navigators,” as well as train volunteers who can …

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UNITED WAY SUNCOAST TAPS KELLY KAVANAUGH FOR CFIO POST

For Immediate Release Contact: Ernest Hooper, VP Communications Phone: (813) 310-4444 Email: ehooper@uswsuncoast.org   United Way Suncoast welcomes Kelly Kavanaugh as its new Chief Financial and Investments Officer. In this role, Kavanaugh will be responsible for the financial performance of the organization, oversight of community investments, and organizational data reporting. She will plan, implement, and …

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United Way Suncoast Supports Manatee County Schools Referendum Renewal

Oct. 27, 2021 United Way Suncoast believes education combined with thoughtful policy serves as one of the most powerful tools for family stability and community success. For this reason, we endorse the Nov. 2 referendum renewal to support our students, teachers, schools, and community. To achieve lasting impact, the community needs to engage in the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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