|Our Annual Hearts Unite Fundraiser is Next Week!
|NEXT THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We invite you to join us in helping to make our community a better place! You are uniquely positioned to help us bring passion, people and purpose together to advance the common good in the areas of education, health, income and immediate needs.
Please help us share an hour of powerful stories of perseverance and passion with delicious food compliments of our Small Business Partner Piesano's.
You can purchase a single ticket for $20.00 and a table of 8 for $130 at www.heartsunite.eventbrite.com. Let's get these tables filled with friends that share our passion and commitment to making our community a better place!
|Norinda Yancey Named New Director of Community Impact!
|United Way of North Central Florida is pleased to announce Norinda Yancey as the Director of Community Impact. Yancey is currently the Education and School-Based Initiatives Manager - a position she has held at the agency since August 2013. Her promotion is effective February 1, 2016.
Originally hired to oversee Check & Connect, UWNCFL's dropout prevention program that targets at-risk youth enrolled at Gainesville, Hawthorne and East Side high schools, Yancey has managed several significant community collaborations at UWNCFL with AmeriCorps VISTA, the US Marine Corps' Toys for Tots, Book Nook and more.
"It is always a joy to be able to promote qualified staff to positions within the agency that allow for professional growth and greater contributions to our mission," said UWNCFL President & CEO Deborah Bowie. "Norinda has a strong track record as an educator and reading specialist and will transition well as a liaison to one of our most important endeavors in building and managing our community investment process."
The director works with volunteers to build a successful portfolio of programs best suited in the region to improve education, financial stability and health for area residents, Bowie said. Having a staff member already familiar with those agencies and their programs also played a factor in the decision, she added.
Prior to her time with United Way of North Central Florida, Yancey was a middle school teacher in Sarasota. Yancey will immediately transition into her new role to assist in the 2017-2019 grant cycle that opened earlier this month. She replaces Jennifer Stojkovic, who relocated to San Francisco, California, in January.
"I am honored and excited to be a part of this worthwhile process," said Yancey.
"I don't think there is a better place for me than at the United Way and specifically, in this new role. I am elated to be part of a greater mission to help improve the lives of people living right here, and feel privileged to do the work we do everyday," Yancey said.
Small businesses play a critical role in maintaining a thriving local economy. They are no less important to the success of United Way, as we endeavor to improve lives through our work in education, income, and health. Our Small Business Partners are an important, growing family of donors, who are vital to helping us meet the needs of our community.
This week, we are highlighting Kurt Morauer of Targeted Training Solutions, Inc.
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|Remember VITA this Tax Season!
|Remember, our VITA program files your taxes for free if you make under $62,000! Dial 2-1-1 to set up an appointment with one of our certified volunteers or visit myfreetaxes.com to file them online!
|Save the dates for these upcoming events in 2016. More details and RSVP information coming soon!
March 17, 2016
Best Western Gateway Grand
Volunteer Appreciation Reception
April 18, 2016
A Night of Thanks Leadership Reception
May 18, 2016