2022-2023

IMPACT REPORT

a year of lighting the way

we live united for
central Florida

As a leading nonprofit in Central Florida, Heart of Florida United Way is here to tackle our community’s challenges head-on. We team up with local businesses, governments, donors, and nonprofits to bring about lasting change.

Focusing on urgent needs, we create programs and invest in initiatives for maximum impact. With your ongoing support, we have achieved a lot, but there is still so much more ahead, and together, we can make it happen.

The following information reflects our 2022-2023 impact on Central Florida.

thank you to our
2022 – 2023 Board OF DIRECTORS

at a glance

Our IMPACT

Our Impact

Data based on 2022-2023 Impact Report

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Community Outreach: We impacted the lives of 755,777 individuals and their households, serving one in every three residents in our community.
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Basic Needs: We offered basic needs assistance to nearly 500,000 people, alleviating crises and increasing household stability.
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Youth Engagement: Our initiatives supported over one in five children and youth, fostering their development and paving the way for future success.
Veterans Assistance: We’ve provided crucial support to 6,796 veterans, affirming our commitment to those who’ve served.
Mental Wellness: Our staff averted crises and potentially saved lives for nearly 14,000 callers through our 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
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Tax Assistance: Through our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, we secured $2,564,835 in tax refunds for local families and the economy.

We LIVE UNITED for EDUCATION

Our investments positively impacted 244,038 children, youth, students, and their guardians as we worked to increase educational attainment, high school graduation rates, and post-secondary achievement. We believe education is the cornerstone of personal and community success. Our initiatives, including UpliftED and Destination Graduation, have been instrumental in bridging gaps and fostering environments where every child and student can thrive.

UpliftED

The UpliftED Scholarship Search Tool was instrumental for 311 post-secondary youths, democratizing access to scholarship opportunities tailored for Central Florida’s students. 

TECHquity

We started to bridge the digital divide by engaging corporate and community partners to develop TECHquity — from showing students potential TECH careers with organizations like EA and Beep to sponsor Orange County Public Schools’ STEM Spark event. 

See how TECHquity is bridging the digital divide in Central Florida.

Destination Graduation 

Our outreach touched 284 Seminole State College students, offering them a suite of services from financial aid to academic counseling — helping them to remain on track for graduation. A significant 75% of students served either re-enrolled or completed their studies, underscoring the program’s success in fostering academic perseverance and achievement.

See how Destination Graduation helped a student stay in school when unexpected financial circumstances struck.

We LIVE UNITED for HEALTH

Health is a fundamental human right, and last year, we reached 62,097 Central Floridians through our health programs. From mental health services to preventive care, our holistic approach addresses the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of our community members.

Help Me Grow

We supported 285 children from 268 families in identifying developmental and/or behavioral concerns early, successfully connecting 69% (55 of 80) of these children to essential services. 

Ryan White  HIV/AIDS Program

We administered 85,756 units of service to 2,129 HIV/AIDS patients, encompassing primary care, dental visits, medications, and more across four counties, achieving viral suppression for 89% (1,279 of 1,435) of individuals.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

We managed 19,520 crisis and suicide-related contacts, including 13,502 calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (988), demonstrating our commitment to mental health support. 

We also launched initiatives like the “Be a Mindleader” campaign in partnership with AdventHealth and the Mental Wellness Skillshop.

See What it Means to Be A Mindleader.

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We LIVE UNITED with VOLUNTEERS

We proudly worked with 6,086 volunteers to provide 12,533 service hours — valued in total at $400,000.

See some examples of our volunteers in action:

We LIVE UNITED with IMPACT GROUPS

Our Impact Groups are essential pillars of our community outreach. We are proud to host two unique and empowering Impact Groups: Women United and, new for this year, Emerging Leaders.

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Women United

More than 450 Women United members donated their time and talent — rolling up their sleeves at volunteer events, coming together for uplifting networking events, and helping to make our record-breaking Women United Luncheon possible by bringing together more than 750 people for the event and raising $200,000.

Emerging Leaders group photo.

Emerging leaders

Launched in late 2022, the new Emerging Leaders Impact Group made a significant impact by attracting over 100 members within its inaugural year. It has swiftly emerged as the premier program for young professionals who wish to foster professional connections while driving change in Central Florida.

Tocqueville Reception

We LIVE UNITED with TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY 

Heart of Florida United Way’s Tocqueville Society unites civic-minded leaders and change makers who are committed to standing up for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Central Florida. 

Through this society, more than 60 of this region’s most dedicated philanthropists band together to collectively contribute more than $1 million every year to strengthen our region. 

We are incredibly grateful to the generous members of our Tocqueville Society for their contributions and their commitment to uplifting those in need throughout the tri-county area. 

We LIVE UNITED with PARTNER AGENCIES

We proudly collaborate with a network of partner agencies to extend our reach and impact. Together, we’re making Central Florida stronger and more resilient.

We LIVE UNITED with OUR TOP PARTNERS

A special heartfelt thank you to our top partners, whose support was instrumental in our 22-23 achievements. Your commitment to our Central Florida community is truly appreciated.

We LIVE UNITED with OUR COMMITTEES

Our deepest thanks to the committee members who keep us moving ever-forward on our journey to improving life for every person in Central Florida.

AUDIT & ETHICS COMMITTEE 

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Michael Pattillo, Chair
Ernst & Young
Michael Harding
Deloitte & Touche LLP – Retired
Kevin Maddron
Foundry Commercial
Cliff Neve
MAD Security
Phil Nix
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Anne-Marie Salamone
MCA Connect

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

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Bill Wilson, Chair
Holland & Knight LLP – Retired
Jan Aspuru
Orlando Utilities Commission – Retired
Donna Dyson
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Todd Goodman
AdventHealth Central Florida Division
Jeff Hayward
Heart of Florida United Way
Jan Lloyd, Ph.D.
Seminole State College
Maritza Martinez-Guerrero
Orlando Magic
Ronald F. Piccolo, Ph.D.
University of Central Florida
Christina Ruiz
Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Ed Timberlake
Seaside National Bank & Trust – Retired

COMPENSATION COMMITTEE

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John Pisan, Chair
Fifth Third Bank
Jay Darulla
Community Volunteer
Sean DeMartino
Coastal Construction Company
Michael Mueller
Orlando Regional Medical Center
Hope Newsome
Virtus LLP
Tracey Powell
Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts U.S.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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Sean DeMartino, Chair
Coastal Construction Company
Eddie Francis
Lowndes Law Firm
Robert Maiocco
Ameriprise Financial / The Trentham Santiago Group
Michael Mueller
Orlando Regional Medical Center
Hope Newsome
Virtus LLP
Michael Pattillo
Ernst & Young LLP
John Pisan
Fifth Third Bank
Tracey Powell
Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts U.S.
Bill Wilson
Holland & Knight LLP – Retired

Finance committee

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Michael Mueller, Treasurer
Orlando Regional Medical Center
Tom Baldwin
FAIRWINDS Credit Union
James Cross
Cross, Fernandez & Riley – Retired
Stephanie Gardner
RSM US LLP
Stephen Graham
Dr. P. Phillips Hospital
Tim Hyslop
Hyslop Business Consulting LLC
Stacy Johnson
Raymond James
Peter Lopez
Lowndes Law Firm
Keith Swider
Visit Orlando

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

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Grace Chehansky, Chair
J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Frank Guerriero
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Robert Maiocco
The Trentham Santiago Group
Broc Rosser
Edward Jones

MARKETING ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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Annetta Wilson, Chair
Annetta Wilson Media Training & Success Coaching 
Christi Ashby
Orange Appeal 
Carolyn Capern
CTS Agency
Donna Dyson
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Humberto Hormaza
FOX61 & FOX61.com 
Jackie Kelvington
Kelvington Consulting Group
Avido Khahaifa
Orlando Sentinel – Retired
Linda Landman González
Orlando Magic Youth Foundation – Retired
Gaby Ortigoni
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Megan Paquin
Paquin Communications
Ana Carolina Salazar
Bold Digital Marketing Studio
Joanne Santiago
Peachtree
Leah Shepherd
The Somerlan Group
Michelle Stevens
WFTV 9 Family Connection
Greg Trujillo
CTS Agency 

MISSION UNITED ADVISORY COUNCIL

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Paul Hey, Chair
Lockheed Martin
Ralph Camacho
Valencia College, Advanced Manufacturing Training Center
Vigie Diaz
Career Source
Harriett Fort
H.W.Fort Construction, Inc.
Norris Henderson
Heart of Florida United Way
Jay Mobley
Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association
Marissa O’Connor
Community Legal Services
Karen Randolph
Kelly Educational Services
Fred Robinson
Veteran Advocate
Sue Selsky
Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society
Niisson Garcia
Soldiers Angels
Anna Tanzilla 
Camaraderie Foundation
Lisa Vargas
9th Circuit Court 
Alnita Whitt
Orange County Government

NOMINATING & GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

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Hope Newsome, Chair
Virtus LLP 
Maritza Martinez-Guerrero
Orlando Magic

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 

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David Ruiz, Chair
UPS Florida – Retired
Jay Darulla
Community Volunteer
Sean DeMartino
Coastal Construction Company
Donna Dyson
Greenberg Traurig LLP
John Pisan
Fifth Third Bank
Tracey Powell
Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts U.S.
Annetta Wilson
Annetta Wilson Media Training & Success Coaching

WOMEN UNITED STEERING COMMITTEE

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Lisa Curran, Chair
Duke Energy
Danielle Hollander, Vice Chair
Visit Orlando
Kathy Brown, Luncheon Chair
Visit Orlando
Vicky Santamaria, Engagement Chair
AdventHealth
Anne-Marie Hayward
Orlando Business Journal
Cathy Brown-Butler
Bank of America
Christina Ruiz
Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Doragnes Bradshaw
Rollins College
Dr. Giorgina L. Pinedo-Rolón
Gio Communications 
Jackie Bozzuto
Lowndes
Juliana Peña Perez
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA)
Karen Keene
ATHENA Orlando Women’s Leadership, Inc.
Lindsay Abt
Ernst & Young
Maria Ruiz-Hays
Travel + Leisure
Maritza Martinez-Guerrero
Orlando Magic
Meghan Curren
AdventHealth
Melanie DiVirgilio
Seacoast Bank
Pam Nabors
CareerSource Central Florida

statements of financial position

For our full set of financial statements and supplementary information from the fiscal year 2022-2023, please view our online statements.