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April 2010 Newsletter

Mike Cascone helps unveil the campaign total.

United Way Salutes Community Champions & Leadership Partners

With 400 guests gathered at a breakfast meeting on March 25 at the Jacksonville Main Library, United Way of Northeast Florida announced that it raised $24,383,640 during the 2009 campaign. winning campaigns, and supporters for their hard work, resolve, and commitment. More than 1,000 companies and organizations led campaigns that engaged more than 100,000 employees. Results included Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, CSX Transportation, United Way leaders congratulated longstanding community partners, awardInc., Publix Super Markets and Vistakon--all million dollar companies--collectively raising a combined total of more than $5.1 million. In light of the continuing recession, United Way leaders were pleased that the campaign loss was less than 2 percent. Businesses, organizations and individuals all stepped forward to meet the needs of our community. "The LIVE UNITED message, with its commitment to education, income and health, served as a reminder to stay committed to our goal," Mike Cascone shared with the audience.

"After seeing the incredible results and commitment from our partners today, it's easy to see the spirit of giving on the First Coast," said Mike Cascone, United Way Board of Trustees Chair and Campaign Cabinet member. "We have true champions among us."

The Tocqueville Society, made up of donors giving $10,000 or more annually exceeded its goal, raising more than $4.2 million. Tocqueville Society Chair R. Travis Storey, Office Managing Partner of KPMG, commented

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Connie Hodges, president of United Way of Northeast Florida, extends her gratitude on behalf of First Coast children and families.

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"What a win for the children and families that these gifts will benefit!"

Special Tribute

United Way pays special tribute to the top 25 companies and organizations in the 2009 Community Campaign. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida CSX Publix Super Markets, Inc. Vistakon

2010 Campaign Chair Elect Scott Brubaker challenged the audience to work together to meet the needs of the community in the coming year.

"During the campaign, it was evident that our community believes in the spirit of neighbor helping neighbor," said Connie Hodges, President, United Way of Northeast Florida. "Through the generous support of our donors and community partners, United Way is ensuring that we remain committed to improving the lives of First Coast citizens."

$1,756,760 $1,382,211 $1,065,481 $1,005,191 $874,158 $538,368 $515,935 $463,150 $438,124 $382,061 $358,391 $333,009 $313,149 $301,178 $285,665 $280,820 $279,723 $262,660 $229,361 $198,304 $172,148 $171,426 $156,077 $132,032 $118,847

Bank of America Baptist Health Wachovia, A Wells Fargo Company UPS JEA Rayonier VyStar Credit Union AT&T/Local CWA 3106

As the end of the program, Scott Brubaker, Vice President of the Jacksonville Division of Publix Super Markets was introduced as the 2010 Campaign Chair. He concluded the event with a call to action to the audience and enlisted their support for the upcoming campaign.

Lee Thomas presents Michelle Kersch and Laura McGee of Lender Processing Services a Special Recognition award for their campaign's results. Linda Malloy presents Eugene Thomas of JEA with the Community Builder of the Year award.

Lender Processing Services Duval County Public Schools City of Jacksonville Miller Electric Company Citi Aetna, Inc. Regency Centers UF & Shands Jacksonville The Haskell Company Mayo Clinic EverBank The Florida Times-Union Anheuser-Busch

The Campaign and Leadership Recognition Event guests enjoyed a breakfast prior to the program.

Travis Storey, 2009 Tocqueville Society Chair, emphasizes the importance of leadership gifts in this year's campaign.

2009 Campaign Cabinet

Past and Future Campaign Chairs

2003 & 2004 Campaign Chair 2008 Campaign Chair NEW BUSINESS (Co-Chair)


Regions Bank 1999 Campaign Chair PROFESSIONALS

Community Leadership COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN (Co-Chair)

Community Leadership HEALTH SERVICES SECTOR (Co-Chair)



Enterprise Leasing Company Board of Directors SMALL BUSINESS


U.S. Department of Labor, OWCP Board of Trustees FINANCE, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE (Co-Chair)


Baptist Health Community Leadership NASSAU COUNTY (Co-Chair)


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Retired 2010 Campaign Chair Elect


Rink Design Partnership, Inc. 1993 Campaign Chair PUBLIC SECTOR


UPS, North Florida District Board of Trustees TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY


Rayonier Community Leadership NASSAU COUNTY (Co-Chair)


Publix Super Markets 2011 Campaign Chair Elect


Bank of America Community Leadership FINANCE, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE (Co-Chair)


Community Volunteer




VyStar Credit Union 2005 Atlanta Campaign Chair CONSTRUCTION/MANUFACTURING


City of Fernandina Beach Community Leadership NEW BUSINESS (Co-Chair)


Rayonier 2005 Campaign Chair EDUCATION

Trustees, Directors, and Community Leadership

Community Leadership COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN (Co-Chair)


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Community Leadership FINANCE, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE (Co-Chair)


The Plantation at Ponte Vedra Community Leadership NON-PROFIT (Co-Chair)




University of North Florida 2006 Campaign Chair HEALTH SERVICES SECTOR (Co-Chair)


Navy Region Southeast Community Leadership COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN (Co-Chair)


Communities In Schools of Jacksonville Community Leadership NON-PROFIT (Co-Chair)


Baptist Health


Department of Juvenile Justice


Navy Region Southeast


Family Foundations

Com m u n i t y C h a m p i o n s A w a r d s

Sherri Smith of Child Guidance Center with Lee Thomas

Hugh Greene with Heath Robinson of PricewaterhouseCoopers

Lee Thomas of Rayonier and team with Hugh Greene

Hugh Greene with Chris Staver and Greg Smith of Bank of America


This is the highest honor presented to organizations that best exemplify the vision of United Way through their spirit, involvement, and leadership during the campaign. This award is given to four companies based on employee size. A minimum of two of the following criteria must be met for the organization to be considered for this award: gave a corporate gift or match on employee contributions; increased total dollars raised from previous campaign by 5%; increased percent of employee participation from previous campaign by 5%; increased number of leadership givers from previous campaign by 5%; increased employee contribution to the community fund by 5% or maintained a community fund contribution of 80% or higher.

Child Guidance Center

United Way Partner Agencies


Less than 100 employees

Rayonier · 100-500 employees Bank of America · More than 1500 employees


The Million Dollar Circle award celebrates those companies whose longstanding support and commitment to United Way has resulted in achieving and exceeding one million dollars. These companies focus on leadership, employee education, and continuous improvement in their campaign.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida CSX Publix Super Markets Vistakon

Hugh Greene with Lynne Elliott of Vistakon Scott Brubaker of Publix Super Markets with Lee Thomas Hugh Greene with Steve Potter of CSX Lanny Felder of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida with Lee Thomas


The Small Business of the Year Award goes to a small or mid-sized business that has run an outstanding campaign. The 2009 winner produced 100% participation and funds directed to the Community Fund grew to 78%. Congratulations to NuStar Energy L.P. and thank you to Terminal Manager Sandra Lloyd.


This award goes to an organization that ran an exceptional first-time campaign. The winner is selected based on organizational support, employee participation, and campaign performance. This company had 68% employee participation, with 96% directed to the Community Fund. Congratulations Brightway Insurance and thank you to CEO David Miller.

Greg Smith with Jamie Smith and Sandra Lloyd of NuStar Energy L.P.

NuStar Energy L.P.

Brightway Insurance

Terry West and Pam Paul with David Miller of Brightway Insurance


This award recognizes an employee campaign chair who has gone above and beyond to lead their organization's campaign for United Way. These individuals coordinate and organize the campaign within their companies, and inform their employees on the importance of their gift and how they are making a difference. Five people were honored as Employee Campaign Chairs of the year.

Greg Smith with Barbara Hicks of All Saints

Greg Smith and Jack Diamond with Luis Jimenez and James Reed of the Haskell Company

Kristie Scott of Brooks Health System

Brad Law of Baptist Health and Jack Diamond

Barbara Hicks

All Saints Early Learning & Community Care Center · United Way Partner Agencies

Kristie Scott

Brooks Health System · 500-1500 employees

Luis Jimenez & James Reed

The Haskell Company · 100-500 employees

Brad Law

Baptist Health · More than 1500 employees

Leadership Awards

John Delaney with Brad Law of Baptist Health

Scott Coble of Wachovia and Travis Storey

Margaret Gomez of Availity LLC

John Milton of Patriot Transportation Holding, Inc. with Travis Storey and Pam Paul


These awards recognize companies and organizations that have targeted their message to focus on higher level donors, and as a result have outstanding results in leadership giving (individual annual gifts of $1,000 or more).

Outstanding Number of Leadership Donors

Baptist Health

Outstanding Increase in Leadership Giving (dollars)

Outstanding Percent Increase in Leadership Giving

Availity LLC

Outstanding Leadership Giving Per Capita

Overall Excellence in Leadership Campaign

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida CSX Transportation, Inc. Publix Super Markets Vistakon

Wachovia, A Wells Fargo Company

Patriot Transportation Holding, Inc.

The Sherwood Smith Award

The Sherwood H. Smith Children's Champion Award was presented to two outstanding nonprofit professionals for their work on behalf of children and youth. Eugene Dillard, Boy Scouts of America-North Florida Council, received the award for exemplary service, for his work in expanding traditional scouting programs to youth living in at-risk communities. The second award for children's advocacy was presented to Susan Main, Executive Director of the Early Learning Coalition of Duval, for her The selection process was led by United Way's young professionals group, Atlantic Circle and chaired by Ned Peverley of Acosta Sales & Marketing Company. Named in honor of the late Sherwood H. Smith, a long-time community advocate and former Executive Director of the Jacksonville Community Chest, now United Way of Northeast Florida, each recipient and their organization received a check for $1,000.

Mike Cascone presents a Sherwood H. Smith Children's Champion Award to Susan Main of the Early Learning Coalition of Duval. Ned Peverley presents a Sherwood H. Smith Children's Champion Award to Eugene Dillard of Boy Scouts of America - North Florida Council.

work in early childhood education.

Helping Students Achieve: Linda

Linda struggled to keep her grades up, only earning a 1.4 grade point average in the first semester of school. Through United Way's Achievers For Life initiative, a dropout prevention strategy, she was matched with a mentor, who met with her faithfully. During their meetings, Linda completed unfinished homework and improved her study skills. By the end of the school year, Linda's GPA had increased to a 2.35 and her confidence in her schoolwork had grown. United Way is focused on helping students achieve and stay on track for high school graduation.

2009 Circle of Honor Award-Winning Companies and Organizations

The Circle of Honor recognizes companies and organizations at the level of Platinum, Gold,

Silver and Bronze. At each level there are four criteria, of which two must be met to receive the award.

%Participation Employee Per Capita % Employee Campaign Increase % Employee Giving to Community Fund

Bank of America Catholic Charities Bureau, Inc. City of Fernandina Beach - Golf Course City of Fernandina Beach - Police Department City of Fernandina Beach - Utilities Department City of Jacksonville - Administrative Services City of Jacksonville - Fleet Management


AAA Auto Club South Baptist Health BB&T BBVA Compass Belk of Orange Park Mall #132 Belk of Roosevelt Mall #151 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida Black & Veatch Brightway Insurance Challenge Enterprises of North Florida City of Jacksonville - Behavioral & Human Services Division City of Jacksonville - Engineer & Construction Management City of Jacksonville - Human Resources City of Jacksonville - Public Information City of Jacksonville - Risk Management Clay Behavioral Health Center

Platinum Award Gold Award Silver Award Bronze Award

80% or higher 60-79% 40-59% 35-39%

The Help Center, Inc. ING

$250 or higher $150-$249 $100-$149 $50-$99

25% or higher 20-24% 15-19% 10-14%

90-100% 85-89% 80-84% 75-79%

Florida School Book Depository Folio Weekly GHG Insurance Company Green Tree Servicing The Griggs Group, CPAs Guardsmark HCA Shared Services Orange Park Hubbard House, Inc. Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce JEA/SJRPP/TEA KPMG LLP Learn to Read, Inc. Liberty Mutual Insurance Group The Main Street America Group Massey Services, Inc. McGuireWoods LLP Mental Health America of Northeast Florida Mercantile Bank Methodist Children's Village Nassau County Volunteer Center


Abbott Laboratories Adcom Wire AICC, INC. American Lung Association of Florida, Inc. American Red Cross Northeast Florida Chapter AmeriHealth Amtrak-Atlantic Coast Service ARC Nassau Arnold Transportation Services, Inc. Availity LLC Belk of The Avenues #141 Body Shop of America, Inc. The Bolles School Boy Scouts of America - North Florida Council Bristol-Myers Squibb Cain & Bultman, Inc. CCE, LLC Child Guidance Center, Inc. CIGNA Workers Compensation City of Fernandina Beach - City Commission/CMO/CDD City of Fernandina Beach - Fire Rescue City of Fernandina Beach Legal/Finance/HR City of Fernandina Beach Maintenance City of Fernandina Beach - Parks & Recreation City of Jacksonville - Budget City of Jacksonville - Equal Business Opportunity/Compliance City of Jacksonville - Jacksonville Economic Development Commission City of Jacksonville - Office of the Director - Central Operations City of Jacksonville - Public Buildings City of Jacksonville - Public Works Department City of Jacksonville - Treasury City of Jacksonville - Waterfront Management Program Clara White Mission, Inc. CNLBank, First Coast Commodores Point Terminal Corporation Communities In Schools of Jacksonville, Inc. Costco Wholesale Inc. DLC Nurse and Learn, Inc. Ernst & Young LLP Exelon Family Foundations Fernandina Beach Middle School Foley & Lardner LLP Girls Incorporated of Jacksonville The Haskell Company Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of North Florida, Inc.

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6099 Wal-Mart Store #977 Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #1082 Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #1083 Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #1090 Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #1172 Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #1173 Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #1205 Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #1219 Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #1225 Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #1444 Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #2920 Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #3308 Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #3309 Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #3702 Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #5037 Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #5054 WilsonArt International Xerox Corporation Yulee Middle School

City of Jacksonville - Jacksonville Public Libraries City of Jacksonville - Office of the Director - Public Works City of Jacksonville - Office of the Director - Recreation & Community Services City of Jacksonville - Procurement and Supply City of Jacksonville - Real Estate Community Connections of Jacksonville, Inc. Dale, Bald, Showalter, Mercier & Green, P.A. Dell Computers

Instrument and Valve Services Itel, Inc. Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. The Jacksonville Bank Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jewish Federation Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center, Inc. James V. Knutzen & Associates Jewish Community Alliance Kohl's #787 Kohl's Department Store (Fleming Island) Leadership Jacksonville Liberty Property Trust Lucas, Herndon, Hyers & Pennywitt Lyondell Chemical Company Medtronic Xomed Miller Electric Company Moseley Prichard Parrish Knight & Jones Nassau County Board of County Commissioners NuStar Energy L.P. NuVox Communications PACE Center for Girls, Jacksonville Patriot Transportation Holding, Inc. PBS&J PricewaterhouseCoopers Principal Financial Group Publix Super Markets #1140 Publix Super Markets #1169 Publix Super Markets #163 Publix Super Markets #263 Publix Super Markets #502 Publix Super Markets #668 Publix Super Markets #686 Publix Super Markets #731 Raymond James & Associates, Inc. Rayonier Rayonier - EFR/TerraPointe Services Rayonier - Fernandina Beach Mill Regency Centers Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Ryerson Tull, Inc. Sam's Wholesale Club #6363 Sam's Wholesale Club #8116 The Sanctuary on 8th Street Seven-Up Snapple Southeast Stein Mart, Inc. Stop at Nothing, Inc. TTX - Southeastern Repair Division United Way of Northeast Florida Vistakon VyStar Credit Union

Coggin Pontiac GMC of Orange Park Earl Industries, LLC Colonial Oil Industries, Inc. Early Learning Coalition of Duval daniel Eli Lilly and Company FedEx First Coast Community Bank The Florida Times-Union Gannett Fleming Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, Inc. Gresham, Smith & Partners HandsOn Jacksonville Hope Haven Children's Clinic & Family Center International Flavors & Fragrances Inc./USW Jacksonville Port Authority JCPenney District Office #8214 Lender Processing Services Lincoln Financial Group, Inc. Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida Mayo Clinic McCall Service, Inc. McGladrey & Pullen, LLP Nassau County School Board Superintendent's Office Paycor, Inc. Metal Container Corporation Publix Jax Facilities Services North Florida Lincoln Mercury Publix Super Markets #1115 Pine Castle Publix Super Markets #1125 Quigley House, Inc. Publix Super Markets #128 Publix Super Markets #177 Publix Super Markets #254 Publix Super Markets #393 Publix Warehouse Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Inc. The Ritz-Carlton Rogers Towers, P.A. Scott-McRae Group, Inc. Shannon & Wilson, Inc. Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation/USW-IAM-IBEW State Street Stryker Medical Target Beaches #967 Target Fleming Island #1497 Target Regency #645 Vulcan Materials Company Wachovia, A Wells Fargo Company Qwest Communications International, Inc. The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida Smith Gambrell & Russell, LLP Sulzbacher Center TECO Peoples Gas Emma Love Hardee Elementary School EverBank Fernandina Beach High School First National Bank of Nassau County Florida Combined Life Florida Public Utilities Company/IBEW Florida Tourism Industry Marketing FPIC Insurance Group Inc. General Electric/Unison GMAC Financial Services Harden & Associates Hobart Corporation Holland & Knight LLP Jewish Family & Community Services Kemper, a Unitrin Business Landstar System, Inc. Lexmark International Logistic Services International Marks Gray, P.A.


Ability Housing of Northeast FloridaGrove House Accenture All Saints Early Learning & Community Care Center AMIkids Jacksonville, Inc The ARC Jacksonville Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida The Bridge of Northeast Florida, Inc. Brooks Health System Bryceville Elementary School Burdette Ketchum Callahan Intermediate School City of Jacksonville - Comptroller City of Jacksonville - Housing and Neighborhoods Department City of Jacksonville - Jacksonville Children's Commission City of Jacksonville - Jacksonville Human Rights Commission City of Jacksonville - Mayor's Office City of Jacksonville - Office of the Director - Finance City of Jacksonville - Office of the General Counsel City of Jacksonville - Recreation & Community Planning Claude Nolan Cadillac Communities In Schools of Nassau County, Inc. Deloitte Dillard's of the St. John Town Center #230 Enterprise Holdings Episcopal Children's Services, Inc. FCC Equipment Financing Inc. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Jacksonville Branch Fifth Third Bank

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Florida Chapter New Heights of Northeast Florida Northwest Behavioral Health Services, Inc. OneJax Publix Super Markets #1022 Publix Super Markets #1037 Publix Super Markets #1066 Publix Super Markets #1105 Publix Super Markets #1177 Publix Super Markets #1210 Publix Super Markets #178 Publix Super Markets #183 Publix Super Markets #19 Publix Super Markets #320 Publix Super Markets #322 Publix Super Markets #433 Publix Super Markets #552 Publix Super Markets #589 Publix Super Markets #631 Publix Super Markets #644 Publix Super Markets #649 Publix Super Markets #708 Publix Super Markets #713 Publix Super Markets #736 Publix Super Markets #849 Publix Super Markets #884 Regions Bank Spohrer & Dodd, P.L. Talagy UPS Zurich Insurance Services


Arizona Chemical AT&T/Local CWA 3106

Florida Capital Bank

Nonprofit Org. U.S. Postage


United Way of Northeast Florida 1301 Riverplace Blvd. Suite 400 P.O. Box 41428 Jacksonville, Florida 32203-1428

Board of Trustees Chair: Michael Cascone Treasurer: Chris Doerr Board of Directors Chair: Barbara Drake Community Impact Council Chair: Michael Korn Resource Management Chair: Lynn Esposito President: Connie Hodges

Jacksonville, FL Permit No. 320

Published by United Way of Northeast Florida's Marketing and Communications Dept. If you have any questions about your United Way, please call 390-3200.

2 0 1 0 R e s o u rc e M a n ag e m e nt C a b i n e t

The Resource Management Cabinet leads a group of approximately 100 volunteers. Together, they dedicate their skills and expertise each spring to ensure dollars from United Way's Community Fund are invested wisely in programs addressing the critical needs in the community. The Cabinet's recommendations are annually approved by United Way's Board of Trustees and Board of Directors.

LYNN ESPOSITO Chair ­ Cabinet Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida

MIKE PRENDERGAST Vice Chair ­ Cabinet Gray Robinson, P.A.

JEFF PRUITT Chair ­ Community Support Network The Doyle Group

BRUCE ACKERMAN Vice Chair ­ Community Support Network Duval County Public Schools

SONDRA TUCKER Chair ­ Early Childhood Success Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida

LISA PALMER Vice Chair ­ Early Childhood Success Regency Centers

PATRICK MCCABE Chair ­ Financial Stability #1 Nemours

JUSTIN SPILLER Vice Chair ­ Financial Stability #1 Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer

BROOKS STONE Chair ­ Financial Stability #2 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida

CHRISTIE SIMPSON Vice Chair ­ Financial Stability #2 Fidelity National Financial

JIM REED Chair ­ Helping Students Achieve #1 Vulcan Materials Company

GREG WILLIAMSON Vice Chair ­ Helping Students Achieve #1 Lender Processing Services, Inc.

BOB WHITBECK Chair ­ Helping Students Achieve #2 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida

BERDELL KNOWLES Vice Chair ­ Helping Students Achieve #2 JEA

ALAN ENNIS Chair ­ Independence for Individuals with Disabilities Mercantile Bank

CARL DAVIDSON Vice Chair -Independence for Individuals with Disabilities Vulcan Materials Company


DEBBIE HAUG Vice Chair ­ Positive Youth Development Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BECKY RHODEN Vice Chair ­ Positive Youth Development Oakhill Elementary School PAUL RIEL Chair ­ Preventing and Addressing Abuse University of North Florida CHRIS THOMAS Vice Chair ­ Preventing and Addressing Abuse Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida DAVID OLINSKI Chair ­ Senior Independence and Engagement Bank of America DEBBIE JOHNSON Vice Chair ­ Senior Independence and Engagement Certified Public Accountant MARIANNE HILLEGASS Chair ­ Volunteer Accounting Baptist Health JOHN KENNETT Vice Chair ­ Volunteer Accounting Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida


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