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Business United Summit

Sep 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Business United Summit

Harness the power of partnership! Join local business leaders at the second annual Heart of Florida United Way Business United Summit to explore how collaboration with a nonprofit like Heart of Florida United Way can benefit our community and your bottom line.  
The Business United Summit is the ideal event for C-Suite executives, as well as Human Resources, Employee Engagement, and Business Development leaders from both large and small businesses who are seeking actionable insights to implement in their organizations. Learn how Heart of Florida United Way can elevate your company’s brand, foster cross-generational employee engagement, achieve your CSR goals, meet your employees’ needs, and much more. 
Back by popular demand, this year’s Summit builds on the success of last year’s — now offering both a.m. and p.m. breakout sessions led by Central Florida’s business leaders. Sessions include:


United for Good: Caring for Our Community

Presenters: To be announced soon!

Did you know that 47% of our community is struggling to afford the basics? YOU can help. By teaming up with Heart of Florida United Way, your business can create a positive impact that benefits your employees, customers, and community. Join a panel of influential Central Florida organizations to discover actionable strategies for unlocking the power of caring through strategic partnerships, programs, and initiatives. 


Volunteerism: Transforming Our Community to Enhance Your Brand, Culture, and Engagement 

Presenters: To be announced soon!

Volunteering can do so much more than meet your CSR goals for the year. Beyond directly impacting the lives of community members, volunteering can also enhance your company’s brand, culture, and employee morale. Learn from a Heart of Florida United Way partner how you can align community impact with your CSR goals through volunteerism while driving employee retention, deepening team engagement, and bolstering company culture.

Investing in People: Creating Brand Ambassadors through Community Engagement

Presenters: Elisha González and Adrian Kierulf, FAIRWINDSFred Kittinger and Austin Wilson, University of Central Florida

Today’s employees seek more than just a paycheck; they want a company that invests in them and their community. Discover how to create brand ambassadors within your organization through professional development, community engagement, and volunteerism. By setting your employees up for success, you are building the leaders of tomorrow — all while supporting engagement and retention.


Small Business, Big Impact: How Small Businesses Can Drive Community Change 

Presenters:  LaVell D. Monger, RTW Photography; Ana Carolina Salazar, BOLD Hispanic Marketing Agency

Company size doesn’t restrict community impact potential. Businesses of all sizes can make a difference, even with limited budgets, by investing time and expertise. Explore how small businesses can partner with nonprofits to achieve their objectives and create significant community impact.


Purpose-Driven Philanthropy: Aligning CSR Goals to Your Brand 

Presenters: Jodie Hardman, Bank of America; Shane Burnsed, Gilbane; Maritza Martinez, Orlando Magic.

Discover how to align your community investments with CSR goals, amplifying impact in accordance with your brand’s mission. Learn how Heart of Florida United Way can support you in driving meaningful change, engaging employees, and bolstering your company’s social responsibility profile.


Leading by Example: How to Foster a Philanthropic Culture 

Presenters: Queen Massaline, OUC The Reliable One

Cultivate a culture of philanthropy within your business by partnering with Heart of Florida United Way. Lead by example and empower your employees to make a difference. Explore how annual fundraising campaigns can serve as a cornerstone for fostering a culture of giving and, as a result, drive employee morale and pride in your organization.


Sponsor the Business United Summit

Partner with Heart of Florida United Way to sponsor the Business United Summit. By sponsoring this unique event, you will:

  • Access to Key Decision-Makers: Engage with C-Suite executives, Human Resources leaders, Employee Engagement specialists, Business Development professionals, and others from a diverse range of industries. 
  • Enhance Your Brand Visibility: Position your company as a leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and community engagement by aligning with a trusted nonprofit. Plus, enjoy benefits designed to bolster your brand among summit attendees and Heart of Florida United Way donors, volunteers, and partners.  
  • Gain Actionable Insights: Take away practical, actionable insights to implement in your organization through tickets to the event. 

Multiple sponsorship levels — including custom sponsorships — are available to meet your business’ needs. View available sponsorships or contact us at LiveUnited@hfuw.org so we can connect you with the sponsorship right for you. 

By sponsoring the Heart of Florida United Way Business United Summit, you are not only investing in the future of your business but also contributing to the betterment of our community.

Together, we can drive positive change and create a lasting impact.


Sep 26
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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