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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...

Friday, April 28, 2017

Jeff Young

Tell us how you first got involved with United Way of St. Johns County.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Nancy Burns

Tell us how you first got involved with United Way of St. Johns County.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Dick Talbert

Tell us how you first got involved with United Way of St. Johns County.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Jim and Kathy Lobinsky

Tell us how you first got involved with United Way of St. Johns County.

We both worked for Publix and were encouraged to donate to United Way. We began participating in "allocations" (Community Impact Fund) and partner agencies. We saw all the good things that United Way was doing in the community and wanted to be a part of that. Now that we have retired, we are giving back time we didn't have while working.

What do you wish other people knew about UW-SJC?

We are amazed by the impact of the United Way and its...

Monday, April 24, 2017

Milton Nuckols

Financial Advisor and Vice President - Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors

Tell us how you first got involved with United Way of St. Johns County.

Several years ago, I was asked to be the co-chair for the Wachovia Community Bank United Way Campaign. I had been a donor for some time, but I really learned quite a bit more about the organization. I then volunteered for several years on the Community Impact Fund Committee in Jacksonville. When I transferred to St. Johns County, I wanted to continue working with the organization and...

Monday, April 3, 2017

United Way of St. Johns County recently received two very generous corporate donations: Publix Super Markets Charities presented a check for $218,500 and Ring Power Corporation presented a check for $160,384.86.

As one of the largest supporters of United Way-SJC and United Ways across the country, Publix Charities matches employee donations by giving .746 cents for every dollar that an employee donates. With 12 stores in the county, this match is significant.

Ring Power, also a significant employer in St. Johns County, brought...

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Emerging Leaders of United Way of St. Johns County volunteered to help remove the non-native, invasive Brazilian pepper tree from the Council on Aging’s Marine Street Memory Garden. In addition to helping with special projects, United Way of St. Johns County partners with the Council on Aging to provide services to the elderly such as memory care and Meals on Wheels.

Emerging Leaders works to create the next generation of philanthropic leaders by engaging professionals under the age of 45 through meaningful service opportunities, leadership development...

Friday, March 31, 2017

Jenny Harvey, United Way of St. Johns County's Director of Administration was recently featured in Old City Life Magazine! Read more about Jenny HERE and how her passion for helping others started with one simple action.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

We were honored to present grants from donations received from our 2nd Annual Women United Luncheon. Our two recipients were Good Samaritan Health Centers, Wildflower Clinic and Healthy Families St. Johns, Children's Home Society Northeast Florida Division.

Women United works to unite influential women, from our beaches to our boardrooms, from academia to the arts. We embrace the opportunity to come alongside women in our community, supporting further education needs of both women and children, allowing this generation and the next to successfully...