Giving to United Way's Community Fund offers you the most powerful way to make a difference in our community. That opportunity is available to employees and residents of Northeast Florida in a number of ways.
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Many organizations choose to conduct United Way campaigns each year. These educational, fun-filled events build employee pride while offering a variety of opportunities for employees to donate to United Way. The most popular method of employee giving is through payroll deduction.
To show the importance of community involvement, many corporations give a corporate gift to United Way. Often that gift is based on a match to their employee giving. This match can double an employee's investment in our community.
Workplace Employee Groups
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Pacesetters are companies and organizations that conduct successful United Way campaigns early to "set the pace" for the community campaign. - More information >>
Community Builder Program
Another way for Northeast Florida's companies and organizations to invest in their employees and our community is through United Way's Community Builder Program
. Each year, organizations choose to support the Community Builder program by loaning or sponsoring bright, articulate and positive employees for the Fall campaign. In 2010 the following organizations made this investment with a guaranteed return.
Loaned Community Builders:
JEA/SJRPP/TEA, Publix Super Markets, FedEx, United Parcel Service
Sponsored Community Builders:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Brooks Health System, CSX Transportation, Inc., LPS, and Miller Electric Company.
This society recognizes the highest level of leadership giving, $10,000 and up. - More information
Diamond Donors and Loyal Contributors
Individuals or couples who have been giving to United Way in any community for 25 years or more are recognized as Diamond Donors. Those that have been giving to United Way in any community for 10 years or more are recognized as Loyal Contributors. - More information
The Stein Fellowship is a unique program designed to build community leaders through a mentoring program that includes professional and philanthropic nurturing and accountability. - More information
The Stein Fellowship provides a matching program for young professionals to reach the $1,000 level of giving. - More information
United Way's Leadership Circle
program recognizes our most generous contributors at all income levels. Leadership Circle contributions go a long way toward making lasting, positive changes in the lives of First Coast families and individuals. Whether you're an employee of a large corporation, a small business owner, or an individual, the Leadership Circle is always open to you.
Small Business Programs
Cultivating Small Business
has proven to be a "win-win" for United Way and the Small Business community. For small businesses, United Way involvement provides valuable opportunities to network with business leaders and potential clients. For United Way, encouraging small business philanthropy adds needed resources to address our region's toughest social issues, such as improving the graduation rate, preparing preschoolers for school, and helping seniors remain active and engaged.