UWS News Briefs – Aug. 2020

United Way Suncoast Announces Strategic Leadership Changes

With the recent retirement of Sue Wetzel, United Way’s Area President of Sarasota and DeSoto counties, United Way has evolved the current leadership structure to advance its community impact work across the Suncoast Region. Emery Ivery, who previously served as Area President of Tampa Bay, has assumed the position of United Way Suncoast’s Chief Impact Officer (CIO) of Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. His counterpart, Bronwyn Beightol, previously Area President of Manatee County, has assumed the position of CIO for Manatee, Sarasota and DeSoto counties. You can read more about these changes here.


Volunteer Engagement @ UWS

Now more than ever, it’s important to keep children on track to combat summer reading loss and help them maintain skills to ensure they’re ready for the next school year. To support this effort, the Volunteer Engagement Team at United Way Suncoast re-imagined June Day of Service and distributed 1,400 children’s books to families across the region. Since COVID-19 first started impacting our area, we’ve continued to engage volunteers through a variety of hands-on and virtual projects. To date, more than 689 volunteers have dedicated over 1,949 hours in service to our community by participating in food distributions, sending letters of support to teachers and healthcare workers, preparing free tax returns, and taking on other projects to assist those in need. You can see these volunteers in action here.


Resource Development Council & Tocqueville Society Cabinet

United Way Suncoast is looking for leaders and volunteers to join a Resource Development Council and Tocqueville Society Cabinet. The Resource Development Council will be responsible for overseeing the fundraising and resource development functions of the organization and it will oversee the Campaign Cabinets, Tocqueville Society Cabinet and Affinity Groups to include Women United and Young Leaders’ Society. To learn more, please contact: Jan Resch Office: 813-274-0918 or Mobile: 813-695-7641


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