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I LIVE UNITED by striving to be a champion and a role model for young people. I'm also proud to support many charities including the Orlando Magic Youth Fund, which is building more places where kids can learn and play.

Dwight Howard
Orlando Magic


Get a cause, stand for something and serve your community. At the end of the day, it's all that really matters. It's what I believe, and it's how I LIVE UNITED.

Steve Kodsi
Founder and CEO
Historic Creations


By serving on boards for United Way and other community organizations, I'm willing to ask the hard questions that help ensure accountability. That's how I LIVE UNITED.

Avido Khahaifa
Senior Vice President &
General Manager
Orlando Sentinel
United Way Secretary
of the Board


Advocating for those in need - that's how I LIVE UNITED.

Dick Batchelor
Founder and President
Dick Batchelor
Management Group, Inc.



I'm deeply involved in community activities through my work at UCF. I also chair the United Way Council of Women, serve on the Campaign Cabinet and on boards for several local organizations. That's how I LIVE UNITED.

Helen Donegan
V.P. of Community Relations
University of Central Florida



I believe in the saying that 'no man ever stood so tall as when he stooped to help a child.' Our kids have it tough today and we all must do our part to make their lives better. That's how I LIVE UNITED.

Tico Perez
Tico Perez Solutions LLC


I volunteer at Shepherd's Hope Clinic, teach Junior Achievement classes, help guide church building projects and serve on the United Way board. That's how I LIVE UNITED.

C. Josef Ghosn, Ed.D.
Sr. V.P. & Chief Strategy Officer
Florida Hospital


I give back by mentoring others through my fraternity, by tutoring public school students and serving my fellow students and university. That's how I LIVE UNITED.

Andrick Lewis
UCF Student Body
2009 - 2010 Vice President



I give back through many aspects of my professional and personal life, which includes longtime service to United Way, the Orlando Science Center and other community organizations. That's how I LIVE UNITED.


I invest in our community by serving on the board for United Way and other local organizations. I also volunteer with Coalition for the Homeless. That's how I LIVE UNITED.

Michael L. Harding
Orlando Managing Partner
Deloitte & Touche LLP

John P. Moskos
Central Florida Market Executive, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management



I serve on boards for the Coalition for the Homeless, Orlando Magic Youth Fund, the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children and other organizations that are improving people's lives. That's how I LIVE UNITED.

Alex Martins
Chief Operating Officer
Orlando Magic


 I am a guardian ad litem with the Legal Aid Society and a longtime volunteer with my church and other organizations dedicated to human services, the arts, education and economic development. I'm also proud to chair the United Way Board of Directors. That's how I LIVE UNITED.


Bill Wilson
Executive Partner
Holland & Knight LLP
Chairman of the Board
Heart of Florida United Way


I help sustain the vibrancy of the local Hispanic community and seize opportunities to improve the lives of all Central Floridians. That's how I LIVE UNITED.


Ramón A. Ojeda
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
of Metro Orlando



In volunteering with United Way and other nonprofits, I help improve lives, while teaching my daughters the importance of giving back. That's how I LIVE UNITED.

I serve on the Rollins College Hamilton Holt Advisory Board and the Orlando / Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau board. I also co-chair United Way's Leadership Campaign. That's how I LIVE UNITED.

By organizing community events, serving on boards for the Orlando Repertory Theatre, Tiger Bay Club and United Way, and avidly supporting my son's YMCA programs - I LIVE UNITED.


Roseann Harrington
Vice President
Marketing Communications & Community Relations, OUC-The Reliable One

Richard A. Watkins
Senior V.P.
Private Wealth Management
SunTrust Investment Services, Inc.

Stephanie Howell
Client Development & Marketing
Baker & Hostetler LLP




I volunteer with many local organizations and support United Way's efforts to build a stronger, safer community by serving on its board. That's how I LIVE UNITED.

Val Demings
Chief of Police
City of Orlando

United Way Board Member


As student body president, I strive to make every Knights' experience the best it can be. As a volunteer, I help foster a sense of community throughout the campus. That's how I LIVE UNITED.

Brian Peterson
UCF Student Body
2009 -2010 President




I'm proud to have chaired United Way's 2008-09 campaign. I also teach college students about civic responsibility and am a longtime supporter of the Boy Scouts, Coalition for the Homeless and Harbor House. That's how I LIVE UNITED.

Richard T. Crotty

2008-2009 United Way

Campaign Chair