News

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…

UWS Agency FAQ Document

Tuesday, June 4, 2019   Why did United Way Suncoast decide to change its investment process? In January 2017, United Way Suncoast made a commitment to review our investment process and strategies to ensure that we continue to align all community investments with our mission to break the cycle of generational poverty by focusing on…

New plan created to improve grade-level reading in Manatee County

By Anna Bryson Staff Writer  There are 32 elementary schools in Manatee County and 49% of third-graders are not reading on grade level. At 10 Title 1 schools, that number rises to 75%. Children who read on grade level by the end of third grade, statistics show, are more likely to graduate high school and have higher…

United Way Suncoast Welcomes Three New Board Members

Scoop United Way Suncoast is pleased to welcome three new board members – Cheri Coryea, Karen Droz and Cynthia Saunders – to the Manatee Area Board for the 2019 term.  Board members are heavily involved in the development and execution of United Way Suncoast’s goal to help struggling ALICE families through educational programs that give…

‘Dive Into Reading’ returns for third big year and beckons volunteers

By Vin Mannix Columnist  School’s out soon, but kids in our community will need extra help in a fundamental area and you can be part of a wonderful endeavor. Volunteer for “Dive Into Reading,” the nationally recognized summer reading program hosted by the Anna Maria Oyster Bar in partnership with the Manatee School District, the Suncoast…

Tampa area officials grapple with workforce quality issues

With the results of a comprehensive comparison study against nearly 20 peers, Tampa area officials and business leaders have a core challenge: to recruit and retain talent.    by: Mark Gordon   What will Tampa Bay be when it grows up? That metaphorical question is the crux of the 2019 Tampa Bay Regional Competitiveness Report. The…

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…

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…

Sign up to receive news and updates from United Way Suncoast