Sarasota, Fla. – December 12, 2018 – United Way Suncoast has announced its 2018 Most Generous Workplaces in Sarasota County. The list is determined by company philanthropic contributions to and through United Way Suncoast during the previous fiscal year and includes both corporate gifts as well as employee contributions.
Combined, the top 100 organizations in the Suncoast region (DeSoto, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota counties) and their employees generously invested $16 million to help local communities through United Way Suncoast-led and supported programs in the areas of youth education, adult financial stability and support services.
The top 25 most generous workplaces in Sarasota County represent nearly $1.4 million in monetary and in-kind contributions. The top 10 most generous workplaces in Sarasota County for 2018 are:
- Publix Super Markets
- FCCI Insurance Group
- Sarasota County Schools
- Enterprise Holdings Inc.
- Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
- Northern Trust
- Florida Power & Light Company
- United Parcel Service
- Universal North America
- SunTrust Bank
Publix Super Markets has held the number one position in Sarasota since the list was first published five years ago. New to the Sarasota top 25 this year are Zilber Ltd and BMO Harris Bank. Costco rose significantly this year from #25 in 2017 to #13. FCCI Insurance Group is also no stranger to the top 25 list, with giving back baked into its business goals.
“A culture of philanthropy is part of FCCI’s tradition,” said Lisa Krouse, board member, EVP and chief administrative officer at FCCI Insurance Group. “We simply see it as the right thing to do. In keeping with this, we recently dedicated ‘charitable giving’ as our eighth corporate pillar to ensure this value-driven attribute continues to pave the way in FCCI’s future. We are proud of our long-standing partnership with United Way and are grateful for the opportunities they provide to give back to our communities.”
The support of these generous companies and individuals is invested back to the local community through United Way Suncoast-led and supported programs in the areas of youth education, adult financial stability and support services.
“I continue to be inspired by the generosity and caring I see here in Sarasota,” said Sue Wetzel, Sarasota area president for United Way Suncoast. “These organizations represent the thousands of people here in our community who are taking action to do what they can to ensure every child, adult and family has the support they need to achieve their full potential.”
About United Way Suncoast
United Way Suncoast serves the people of DeSoto, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota counties by operating and funding support services and programs to help create a stronger, more vibrant community. United Way Suncoast fights for the education and financial stability of every person in the community through educational programs that give children the skills to succeed and help adults achieve long-term financial stability. United Way Suncoast creates lasting community change by mobilizing the caring people of the communities it serves to give, advocate and volunteer. To find Suncoast-area volunteer opportunities, visit www.volunteersuncoast.org. For more information visit www.unitedwaysuncoast.org.