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


Next Upcoming Event:

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 yls@uwsuncoast.org for more information.

Bank On Inclusion Summit 2019 (St. Petersburg)

April 3, 2019
St. Petersburg
9AM-12PM
Lake Vista Recreation Center

We invite you to join leaders from municipalities, community organizations, financial institutions, and employers to accelerate financial inclusion through local partnerships in the Suncoast region. We will bring state-wide experts to break down national and local banking data, explore alternatives to “Alternative Financial Services,” and share strategies to integrate banking access into your organization and community.

What is Bank On Suncoast?

Bank On Suncoast is a grassroots coalition committed to connecting the unbanked and underbanked residents to safe and affordable banking services and products. Bank On Suncoast partners from all sectors work together to improve the marketplace for no-overdraft “checkless” checking accounts and implement safe banking practices in the community.

For more information please contact bankon@uwsuncoast.org or call 813.274.0928

Bank On Financial Summit 2019 (Sarasota)

April 4th, 2019
9AM-12PM
Robert L. Taylor Community Complex

We invite you to join leaders from municipalities, community organizations, financial institutions, and employers to accelerate financial inclusion through local partnerships in the Suncoast region. We will bring state-wide experts to break down national and local banking data, explore alternatives to “Alternative Financial Services,” and share strategies to integrate banking access into your organization and community.

What is Bank On Suncoast?

Bank On Suncoast is a grassroots coalition committed to connecting the unbanked and underbanked residents to safe and affordable banking services and products. Bank On Suncoast partners from all sectors work together to improve the marketplace for no-overdraft “checkless” checking accounts and implement safe banking practices in the community.

For more information please contact bankon@uwsuncoast.org or call 813.274.0928

ALICE Community Report

4/8/2019
8:30AM-10:00AM

State College of Florida
Lakewood Ranch Campus, Bldg 125
7131 Professional Pkway E
Sarasota, FL 34240

You’re invited to a presentation on the newly released 2018 ALICE Report presented by United Way Suncoast and Women United

43% of households in our region struggle to pay for basic needs such as housing, child care, food, transportation, health care, and technology. We call this population ALICE. ALICE is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.

They are households earning above the poverty line but not enough to cover the most basic of needs like food and housing. Increases in everything from child care to health care continue to plague a family’s ability to save or prepare for unexpected financial setbacks, even when working a 40-hour-a-week job.

Why attend?

The ALICE Report is important because it helps create a shared understanding of the economic challenge across the nonprofit, government and business communities and inspires us all to work on issues that are holding people in our communities back. The ALICE Report shows us that, although economic recovery is happening in our community, it’s not happening equally for everyone.

Featured Speaker
Douglas Griesenauer,
Director – Workforce Development & Financial Stability Initiatives, United Way Suncoast

For questions or more information, please contact Abby Mundt at amundt@uwsuncoast.org or 941.328.6973.

Airport 5K on the Runway

Prepare for departure at the seventh annual 5K on the Runway. Launching Saturday, April 13 at 8:00 a.m., this chip-timed race is limited to 2,000 runners and spots fill up fast. Visit TampaAirport.com/5K for more details or to register. All participants will receive an awesome TPA 5K shirt and a finisher medal, and awards will be given out to top finishers in a variety of categories.

All proceeds benefit United Way Suncoast.

NOT IN TAMPA? Sign up for the Virtual 5K. Pick your own path and complete it at a time and place that is convenient for you. You will receive an awesome TPA 5K shirt and a finisher medal after the official event. Please note that if you sign up for the Virtual 5K you will NOT be able to run on the runway.