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Ep. 20 – Loaned Executives



First-time host Shirley Balogh, Interim President and CEO of United Way of Central Florida, talks to two of our 2018 Loaned Executives, or Associates on Loan, from Publix Supermarkets. Listen to find out how the LE program helped Cedrick Minick and Kaylee Konsulis better understand the community as well as helped them grow in their professional lives.


Ep. 17 – Making the Grade



Polk County Public Schools Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd joins us this week for Talk United. She and Alan H. Turner, II, President and CEO of United Way of Central Florida, discuss the upcoming Community Partnership School at Crystal Lake Elementary School, UWCF’s ReadingPals program and other initiatives in our schools to help students made the grade.


Ep. 16 – Maximize Your Impact



Chrissanne Long, CEO of Maximize Digital media and founder of Lakeland Business Leaders, joins Alan H. Turner II for another episode of Talk United. Chrissanne discusses her philanthropic journey; how she learned that you can make a difference in the community, no matter your resources; and the unique way she is bringing small businesses together with LBL to support United Way of Central Florida.

Build United is a food drive with a twist. After you and your group register to collect non-perishable food items at uwcf.org/build, we want you to build something. Turn your collected items into a castle, a pirate ship or anything else you can think of.

Register by March 29th and have your creation judged by local community leaders as well as be a part of a public vote on the UWCF Facebook Page!

For more details or to register, visit uwcf.org/build.


Ep. 15 – Women Who Lead



This week on Talk United we are discussing the great work that is being done by the women of United Way of Central Florida and our group Women United, a powerful group of women who address key issues affecting women and children in our community. To talk about that, we are joined by Stephanie Colon and Lynn Noris.

Build United is a food drive with a twist. After you and your group register to collect non-perishable food items at uwcf.org/build, we want you to build something. Turn your collected items into a castle, a pirate ship or anything else you can think of.

Register by March 29th and have your creation judged by local community leaders as well as be a part of a public vote on the UWCF Facebook Page!

For more details or to register, visit uwcf.org/build.


Build United Food Drive!



Build United is a food drive with a twist. After you and your group register to collect non-perishable food items at uwcf.org/build, we want you to build something. Turn your collected items into a castle, a pirate ship or anything else you can think of.

Register by March 12 and have your creation judged by local community leaders as well as be a part of a public vote on the UWCF Facebook Page!

For more details or to register, visit uwcf.org/build.


Ep. 14 – A conversation with Mayor Bill Mutz



Lakeland Mayor Bill Mutz stopped by our studio for a great conversation with Alan H. Turner II, President & CEO of United Way of Central Florida, about his time in office so far, his leadership style and how years of volunteering with UWCF helped propel him into a life of public service.

To learn more about the work of UWCF, visit www.uwcf.org and follow us on Facebook. On Twitter and Instagram, follow @uwcf.


Ep. 13 – Stress Free Taxes



It’s a new year and a new season of Talk United! To kick things off, Alan H. Turner II, President & CEO of United Way of Central Florida, is joined by Robert Sansome, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Florida Prosperity Partnership. Rob and Alan discuss how families can file their taxes at no cost and the benefits of offering the service.