United Way Suncoast will mark its 100th anniversary in 2024 with an 18-month celebration that will highlight its success since 1924 and build a new foundation for greater impact as we move into our second century of service.

We trace our roots back to the founding of the Tampa Welfare League and Community Chest on January 10, 1924, so we will officially kicked off our Centennial Celebration on January 10, 2024, at Tampa City Hall. Now, we’ll continue to centennialize a series of events throughout the year to commemorate how we have and will keep giving families and community members the “Freedom To Rise” throughout our five-county region: Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota and DeSoto. Check back often as we update this page with newly-formed events.

Centennial Celebration Kickoff

Jan. 10, 2024
Tampa City Hall

In the 1920s, women went out on horseback to unite the people for a common cause. Now, 100 years later, we continued to rally support with this special ceremony. Mayor Jane Castor and a host of dignitaries joined us as we kicked off the Centennial in grand fashion.

United Way Suncoast Day with
the Pittsburgh Pirates

Mar. 16, 2024 | 4:05 p.m.
1611 9th St. W, Bradenton

Come out to the Bradenton’s LECOM Park to enjoy the Tigers-Pirates game and celebrate United Way Suncoast’s decades of service in Manatee County. We’ll screen United Way videos on the big board, have a representative throw out the ceremonial first pitch and revel over one of the best spring training facilities in America. Kudos to sponsor RSA Consulting.

Woman United

Women Have Always Been Present

Mar. 21, 2024 | 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
The Exchange Hotel in St. Petersburg
234 3rd Ave N, St. Petersburg, 33701

Join United Way Suncoast’s Women United to commemorate Women’s History Month and our United Way Suncoast Centennial Celebration at our March social. Mingle with and learn from other Women United members and leaders in our community. Light appetizers and drinks will be served. To register, click here.

DeSoto Tax Action Day

Mar. 30, 2024 | 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
DeSoto Food Resource Center
1021 E. Oak St., Arcadia

United Way Suncoast’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program stages a Tax Action Day in Arcadia, hyping up its free tax preparation for households making $79,000 or less. Whether you’re current or if you haven’t filed in a couple of years, please let our volunteers review your status.

Rise and Shine Breakfast

Apr. 3, 2024 | 7:30 a.m.
Armature Works
1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, 33602

Rise and shine with nationally-renowned artist Ya La’Ford as United Way Suncoast brings together supporters and donors to embark on a human journey 100 years in the making. Join us to learn how art can inspire corporate culture and create a path to engagement, and how you can infuse the spirit of the community, just as UWS has done for a century. Click here to register on Eventbrite.

32nd Annual Week Of Caring

Apr. 21-27

United Way Suncoast works to convene volunteers, but the collaboration of community care will culminate during the 32nd Annual Week of Caring. We welcome corporations, civic groups and interested individuals to participate in this impactful week of service.

Bank On Suncoast Summit

May 21, 2024 | 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Robert L. Taylor Community Complex
1845 John Rivers St, Sarasota

This summit will raise awareness about the importance of elevating community well-being by creating financial inclusion for every person. With panel presentations, break-out groups, and hands-on working sessions, this event will foster greater collaboration between nonprofits, businesses, faith-based organizations, and local government. Attendees will leave with actionable steps to support the financial health of our communities throughout the Suncoast region.

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