On Thursday the United Way of Escambia County celebrated outstanding donors and celebrated the community agencies that earned United Way funding.
In all, United Way gave $1,692,593 to 30 agencies that are working to improve the health, education and financial stability outcomes of Escambia County residents.
The event took place at Sanders Beach Corrine Jones Community Center.
“United Way is an incredible force for good in our community,” said Pensacola Mayor Ashton J. Hayward. “I am so proud of everyone on my team at City Hall and throughout our community that gives their time and money so that as one, we can make a difference in the lives of many.”
At the event, representatives from the Council on Aging of West Florida, Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida spoke about the impact United Way funding has had on their missions and work.
In fiscal year 2014-15, United Way’s campaign totaled $2,190,000. More than half ($1,247,000) was raised by 10 fundraising campaigns.
In all, 43 programs from 30 local agencies received grants.
|Focus Area||Agency Name||Program Name||2015-16 Funding|
|Education||Be Ready Alliance for Coordinating Emergencies||Youth Emergency Preparedness||$4,000|
|Education||Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast||Academic Success||$18,000|
|Education||Capstone Adaptive Learning||Capstone Academy Pensacola||$18,000|
|Education||Every Child A Reader in Escambia||ReadingPals Program||$13,652|
|Education||Gulf Coast Kid’s House||Family Advocacy||$10,000|
|Education||Independence for the Blind||Transition Program||$4,000|
|Education||Autism Pensacola||Kids for Camp Summer Learning Lab||$19,800|
|Education||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida||Community Based Mentoring||$46,426|
|Education||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida||Middle School Bigs||$22,000|
|Education||Chain Reaction||Chain Reaction||$25,000|
|Education||Children’s Home Society of Florida||Teenspace||$16,500|
|Education||Pace Center for Girls||Ready through Remediation||$18,000|
|Education||YMCA of Northwest Florida||Child Care Program||$44,962|
|Health||Baptist Healthcare Foundation||Speech & Hearing Board||$4,625|
|Health||Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast||Healthy Lifestyles||$5,000|
|Health||Epilepsy Foundation of Florida||Epilepsy Services and Resource Center||$7,500|
|Health||Independence for the Blind||Older Blind Program||$2,000|
|Health||Lakeview Center||Rape Crisis/Trauma Recovery Center||$10,000|
|Health||Manna Food Bank, Inc.||Healthy Seniors Food Program at Westminster Center||$20,000|
|Health||Panhandle Youth Assistance Program, Inc.||The Leaning Post Ranch||$4,000|
|Health||Capstone Adaptive Learning and Therapy Centers, Inc.||Essential Life Skills||$35,853|
|Health||Children’s Home Society||Kugelman Counseling Center||$10,000|
|Health||Council on Aging of West Florida||Meals on Wheels||$50,000|
|Health||Council on Aging of West Florida||Senior Companion Program||$13,200|
|Health||Gulf Coast Kid’s House||Child Abuse Prevention Education||$17,500|
|Health||Lutheran Services of Florida||Sexual/Physical Abuse Treatment Program||$36,264|
|Health||Manna Food Bank, Inc.||Healthy Kids Initiative||$17,366|
|Health||New Beginnings||New Beginnings Recovery Homes for Women||$16,275|
|Health||The Arc Gateway||Pearl Nelson Center||$73,130|
|Health||The Arc Gateway||Supported Living||$10,000|
|Health||YMCA of Northwest Florida||Youth Development Program||$24,300|
|Financial Stability||American Red Cross||Disaster Services||$9,500|
|Financial Stability||Be Ready Alliance for Coordinating Emergencies||Heritage Oaks||$5,000|
|Financial Stability||Be Ready Alliance for Coordinating Emergencies||Restoring Hope & Housing||$5,000|
|Financial Stability||Catholic Charities||Circles NWFL||$15,000|
|Financial Stability||Catholic Charities||Emergency Assistance Programs||$3,271|
|Financial Stability||FavorHouse of Northwest Florida||FavorHouse Domestic Violence Shelter Program||$17,500|
|Financial Stability||Legal Services of North Florida||Independence for Dependent and Homeless Youth||$10,000|
|Financial Stability||Legal Services of North Florida||Veterans Legal Assistance||$12,500|
|Financial Stability||The Salvation Army||Social Services/Basic Needs||$40,051|
|Financial Stability||The Salvation Army||The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter (Sally’s House)||$47,700|
|Financial Stability||Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County||Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County||$70,000|
|Financial Stability||United Way 2-1-1 Northwest Florida||United Way 2-1-1 Northwest Florida||$93,808|
Top 10 workplace campaigns:
Gulf Power: $283,961.
Publix Supermarkets: $252,194.
Ascend Performance Materials $210,049.
Navy Federal Credit Union $96,122.
Armstrong World Industries $84,691.
Regions Bank $77,780.
United Parcel Service $68,38.
Escambia County School District $56,270.
International Paper $52,611.