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On Thursday, July 26, United Way of St. Johns County held its 2018 Annual Meeting - The Business of Living United at the Casa Monica Resort & Spa. Board Chair, Bobby Crum welcomed the over 130 people in attendance, introduced the members of the board including the six newest members and passed a motion to change a bylaw which extended the duration of the organization from 99 years to perpetual (other word).  

Melissa Nelson, President and CEO discussed the meaning of the Business of Living United – the indispensable work of United Way and all nonprofits, the impact of the...

June 27, 2018   United Way of St. Johns County is pleased to announce the election of officers and six new members to its Board of Directors for the 2018/2019 year. The Board, now 18 strong, is entrusted by the community with the mission of United Way. The collective wisdom and leadership brought by this board will allow United Way-SJC to become an even stronger organization enabling outstanding results for St. Johns County.   "We are extremely excited to have this group of community executives and leaders join our board" said Bobby Crum, United Way-SJC Board of Directors Chair. "We are...

United Way of St. Johns County’s Campout for a Cause is more than just pitching a tent for the residents of St. Johns Golf and Country Club. Partnering with United Way-SJC, residents hope to build awareness of the housing crisis facing families in St. Johns County. Held April 14-15, this inaugural fun, while fundraising event brought together families for the simple enjoyment of sleeping bags, s'mores, watching a movie under the stars, and waking up to yoga with donuts.

Coordinated by United Way-SJC, the creative event focuses on the challenge of affordable housing facing many St....

On January 15, 2018, dozens of Wells Fargo employees were out doing good in St. Johns County on their day off. Two groups installed Born Learning Trails at two local parks. The trails include a series of 10 interactive signs that offer fun, active learning activities for young children and their families. Another group distributed information door-to door about our RealSense program, a service that provides free tax prep for families that need it most. Thank you, Wells Fargo!

December 15, 2017

The United Way is an organization known worldwide for its generous commitment to the well-being of the many communities it serves. By partnering with other charitable organizations, the United Way helps to provide essential health, education, and financial resources to vast numbers of people.

The St. Johns County branch of the United Way is the local arm of this global outreach. And this local arm is guided by Executive Director Melissa Nelson, whose own spirit of giving and compassion acts to advance the goals of the...

On December 11, 2017, CenterState Bank made a generous donation of $10,000 to the St. Johns/Putnam County Long Term Recovery Organization (LTRO) which is charged with recovery efforts from Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Irma. This donation will make a huge difference for the most vulnerable people in our community who are still recovering from both hurricanes. THANK YOU, CenterState Bank!

{Pictured: Mary Kelly Kryzwick, LTRO Chair and Executive Director of Catholic Charities of St. Augustine, Chris Kamienski, Regional President of CenterState Bank and Melissa Nelson, President and...

On Monday, November 13, United Way of St. Johns County board members came together to serve nearly 200 meals to our neighbors in the Armstrong community. United Way-SJC would like to thank Melinda Peeples at SEA Community Help Resource Center, First Baptist Church of Armstrong, Chef Gaynor and her culinary students at First Coast Technical College, Mojo Old City BBQ, Bono’s and, of course, the amazing board members who coordinated the event. Members of the Board of Directors have committed to serving this Thanksgiving meal in Armstrong for 8 years and welcome this opportunity annually....

    Northeast Florida's Largest Funders Renew Relief Fund Now Accepting Contributions to Aid Those Affected by Hurricane Irma     Jacksonville, Fla. (Sept. 9, 2017) - Northeast Florida's largest funders once again are prepared to manage Florida's First Coast Relief Fund to assist organizations helping those in Northeast Florida affected by Hurricane Irma.   United Way of Northeast Florida, United Way of St. Johns County, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville and the Jessie Ball duPont Fund joined together in 2016 to establish the Relief Fund to...

United Way of St. Johns County kicked off its 2017/18 Campaign on Thursday, August 24 poolside at the beautiful Casa Monica Resort in downtown St. Augustine. The celebration, sponsored by Ring Power and The Bailey Group, had over 100 community supporters, donors and volunteers in attendance.  

The event, which took place just two weeks before the arrival of Hurricane Irma and with St. Johns County residents still feeling the effects of Matthew, addressed the need for United Way in our community after a natural disaster. 

Tony Bernados, 2017/18 Campaign Chair, announced the...

United Way of St. Johns County President and CEO, Melissa Nelson, was honored with an invitation to be a guest of First Lady of Florida, Ann Scott at the Community Leadership Dinner held at the Governor’s Mansion in Tallahassee on April 11.

Nelson was seated at Scott’s table during the event that recognizes a select group of leaders from across the state of Florida for the work they are doing in their communities.  There were approximately 30 guests at the event, many of which share the First Lady’s passion for reading and literacy, and her belief that great readers become great...

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