United Way

President and CEO

Welcome New President and CEO Jeffery Hayward

We are pleased to announce that after a four month search in which nearly 300 applications were submitted, the volunteer search committee has appointed a new president and CEO for Heart of Florida United Way. Jeffery J. Hayward, currently chief of external affairs at United Way of Massachusetts Bay, will assume the helm of Heart […]

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Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s easy to get bogged down in preparing for festivities. Despite the frenzy of the season, many consider this a time to give back to our community. This is why Heart of Florida United Way has compiled its 2016 Holiday Volunteer Guide. This comprehensive list features volunteer […]

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New FAFSA Changes

October marks two major changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). These new changes are in the best interest of the student, allowing for more time to gather necessary information and utilizing tax information that has already been completed. Here are the things you need to know: The FAFSA will now be […]

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The Community Volunteer Excellence Awards

Volunteers are at the core of what we do each and every day. Without them, United Way and other non-profit organizations could not make the impact in the community that we do. Our volunteers give their time and talents to make Central Florida a better place. On July 19, 2016, we will be hosting the […]

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Volunteer Spotlight Byron Knibbs

Volunteer Spotlight: Byron Knibbs

As the Vice President of Sustainable Services at the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC- The Reliable One), Byron Knibbs leads sustainability efforts to educate customers about ways to be more efficient through conservation and renewable programs. Besides working to preserve the environment, Byron also has a passion for bettering the community. For more than nine years, […]

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United Way at Work: YMCA Achievers

When speaking with Mina Ford, Executive Director with YMCA of Central Florida Teen Achievers, her passion is contagious. This is more than a job to her and YMCA Achievers is more than just a program; this is Mina’s calling. “When my son was in 7th grade, I was looking for a program for him to […]

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