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    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...

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...