Get more involved and be a part of United Way Suncoast by attending one of our upcoming events.

Next Upcoming Event:

March 2019

United Way Night with the Lightning

Enjoy discounted tickets to cheer on the Tampa Bay Lightning and help support children and their families in our community. Proceeds from each ticket benefit United Way Suncoast. Join us at 5:30PM for a pre-game gathering on the Budweiser Biergarten to cheer on the Bolts together (food and beverages available for purchase).

Ticket Options:

Terrace Level Tickets (Sec. 110/111): $40
Club Level Tickets (Sec. 219): $110
Promenade Level Ticket (Sec. 115): $130

Purchase tickets here. For more information, please contact Autumn Pandolfo at (813) 274-0954 or

GradNation 2019

Please join us as we once again bring students from high schools throughout Hillsborough and Pinellas counties together with school, community and business leaders to work collaboratively to ensure every child in our community graduates from high school with an individual plan for future success.

Mr. Jeff Eakins, Superintendent, Hillsborough County Schools and Dr. Michael Grego, Superintendent, Pinellas County Schools will help center our discussions on how the community can best support district-and school-based leaders to help every student find success.

  • Listen to insights from keynote speaker State Attorney Andrew H. Warren about how investing in multiple supports for students creates safer and stronger communities.
  • Learn how mentoring matters in a student’s life and how you can connect a local student to success.
  • Join other participants in interactive, educational sessions on team building hosted by students and Lego Education.

Now in our fifth year, this student-led community summit is a don’t miss event for community leaders interested in supporting our public schools. Please register today and join the effort to ensure all youth in our community can achieve success!

Young Leaders’s Society Leadership Networking Breakfast

REGISTER; free for YLS members, $10 for non-members.

Tue, March 26, 2019
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Maestro’s Restaurant
1010 North Macinnes Place
Tampa, FL 33602

Start your morning with a stimulating conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion with the United Way Suncoast Young Leaders’ Society. Enjoy coffee, mini donuts and networking with young professionals from across our community to build connections, knowledge and professional skills.

So many conversations today center on living better lives together through recognizing, honoring and respecting our differences and learning better ways to work with our peers.

Our panel will cover topics including:

  • Understanding our own inherent biases
  • How to react when someone’s actions/words are offensive
  • Techniques for handling uncomfortable conversations around race and diversity
  • How can we create a more inclusive environment in our personal and professional lives

Featured Speakers

Dr. Luz D. Randolph is Assistant Director of Development, Diversity Initiatives at University of South Florida (USF) Foundation, cultivating relationships across the community that enhance students’ diverse experiences. Dr. Randolph assisted in the development of the Black Leadership Network which provides financial and mentoring support to African American students. Dr. Randolph holds a B.A in Interpersonal Communication and a Masters in Education from USF. She completed her Doctor of Education in Higher Education and Leadership Administration degree at Nova Southeastern University.

Erik C. Smith is the Managing Member of Inclusivity, LLC, specializing in cultural competence, community relations and cross-cultural marketing. Most recently Erik was the Cultural Competence and Inclusion Director at Valpak where he developed a cultural competency rubric to show how diversity, coupled with inclusion, creates opportunities for innovation, drives revenue and enhances recruitment, retention and professional development of employees and suppliers. He has consulted for numerous Fortune 100 advertising agencies.

The Leadership Development Series is hosted by the United Way Suncoast Young Leaders’ Society to foster philanthropy and leadership. Email for more information.

IOA Corporate 5K 2019

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
600 N Ashley Dr
Tampa, FL 33602

Join Tampa Bay’s Largest Office Party!


IOA Corporate 5K

Lace up your sneakers, grab some coworkers (or friends) and get ready for fun and fitness at the IOA Corporate 5K. Taking place on Thursday, March 28th at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa, this evening race and party promotes wellness, teamwork and United Way. Form your own team or join an existing team and make some new friends.

Entry Includes:

Donation to the United Way Suncoast (beneficiary)
Soft Gender Specific Participant Shirt
Food from Fresh Kitchen
Michelob Ultra & Frosè (age 21+)
Celebratory Pint Glass
Post 5K Snacks & Beverages
Fun Contests & Awards
Finish Celebration with Team Photo Station
Team Building & Networking Opportunities

Team Packages

New this year are team packages! Purchasing a team package is an exciting way to experience the IOA Corporate 5K with lots of added amenities and savings!

Team Packages Include:

  • Entries into the IOA Corporate 5K
  • Team Tent
  • Choice of Team Tent Location
  • Team Box (shirts, bibs, pins, roster, etc.) Shipped to Office
  • Team Name Displayed on Website
  • Team Name Displayed on Course
  • Savings

A portion of proceeds benefit United Way Suncoast. Join the United Way team for the IOA 5K at