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85 Years of Impact: Heart of Florida United Way Celebrates Our History and Embraces a Brighter Future 

In 2024, we are celebrating our 85th anniversary, commemorating more than eight decades of unwavering dedication to the Central Florida community.  Over the last 85 years, we have supported our community as our country has weathered wars, recessions, and a once-in-a-century pandemic. Close to home, we have helped our Central Florida neighbors navigate the aftermath […]

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Unveiling the Future: Heart of Florida United Way Unveils Our New Website

Exciting News! We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our revamped Heart of Florida United Way website. This digital transformation marks a significant step in our commitment to providing a seamless, engaging, and informative online experience.  A Modern Design for a Modern Community ✨ At the heart of our redesign is a modern and vibrant […]

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HFUW Announces 2023-24 Slate of Board Officers and New Board Members

Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) is proud to announce the election of our new slate of officers and eight new community leaders to the 2023-24 Board of Directors.   Serving as Chair of the HFUW Board is Tracey Powell, Vice President of Travel Services, Pricing & Revenue Management – DSE at Walt Disney Parks & […]

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How Community Engagement Can Improve Your Business’s Bottom Line

What are your organization’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals?  When businesses partner with nonprofits, it’s not only a win for our community, but for their business’s strategy, brand reputation, culture, and so much more.   Heart of Florida United Way’s President and CEO Jeff Hayward takes a deeper dive into this topic in an Orlando Business […]

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Emerging Leaders Member Spotlight: Arianna Zoë Theofan

Meet Arianna Zoë Theofan, current chair of Heart of Florida United Way’s Emerging Leaders Impact Group, which is a group for early- to mid-career professionals passionate about making an impact in their community.   Q: When did you join Emerging Leaders?  A: February 2022.   Q: What inspires you as a leader?  A: The work that needs […]

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Heart of Florida United Way Welcomes New Board Members

Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) is proud to announce our three newly elected community leaders to the 2022-23 Board of Directors, which now consists of 35 community representatives!  Please join us in welcoming Char Jordan, State Director for Allstate Insurance, Lysa Barbano, Senior Vice President and Market President at VyStar Credit Union, and Stephanie Gardner, […]

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UpliftED Paves the Way for Accessible & Affordable Higher Education

Heart of Florida United Way is proud to collaborate with upliftED —a non-profit organization on a mission with an exciting goal: by the year 2025, upliftED aims to have 60% of our workforce holding a high-value credential or post-secondary degree.    A major step forward is ensuring students understand the different types of aid available to […]

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