This week’s Talk United is all about UWCF’s Family Fundamentals, a Success by 6 resource center. Coleen Pizzuti, Family Fundamental’s new Program Manager, talks about the free services that are available to parents as well as our annual Santa’s Workshop event.
This week on Talk United, Alan is joined by two of our Associates on Loan, or Loaned Executives, from Publix Supermarkets, Ashlan Bilbrey and Brittany Crawley. They discuss their perceptions of United Way before coming to work here and what they’ve learned during their tenure.
This week on Talk United we have Major Barry Corbitt of Salvation Army of Lakeland and West Polk County, one of five recipients of our 2017 Star Award grants to help implement the Pathway of Hope Initiative.
This week on Talk United we have Dr. Pam Craven, executive director of the Learning Resource Center (LRC), one of five recipients of our 2017 Star Award grants.
She and Alan discuss how LRC is using the Barton System to teach people how to overcome their Dyslexia.
Also, The Polk County Sheriff’s Office’s annual Haunted Jail Tour starts this weekend at 455 N. Broadway Ave. in Bartow. The Haunted Jail Tours are from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on October 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th. Tickets are $6 and all proceeds benefit United Way of Central Florida.
Girls, Inc. of Lakeland President and CEO Kay Fields joins us for Talk United this week along with Brad Johnson, Deputy City Manager for the City of Lakeland.
Beth Kanter, best-selling author and social media guru, joins us on the phone for this week’s Talk United.
Beth is internationally recognized thought leader in networks, social media, and data. Beth has over 35 years working in the nonprofit sector in capacity building and has facilitated trainings for thousands of social change activists and nonprofits on every continent in the world.
Named one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company and one of the BusinessWeek’s “Voices of Innovation for Social Media,” she’s the author of the award-winning Networked Nonprofit Books and The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.
This episode of Talk United focuses on Hurricane Irma and what United Way of Central Florida is doing to help those affected. Jessica Vecchio, Director of Community Resources, joins Alan H Turner II for the second time to discuss how you can help.
For hurricane resources, please visit www.uwcf.org/afterirma. To give to UWCF’s Hurricane Irma Relief Fund, where 100 percent of donations go towards recovery efforts, visit www.uwcf.org/irma.
*Talk United previously recorded in LkldTV’s Podcast Studio. Due to the facility’s closing, we are searching for a new recording space and apologize if episode postings become sporadic.
We took a break from recording this week because of Labor Day so please enjoy this classic episode of Talk United!
Originally published 07/18/17
Danielle Baker, Director of Resource Development, talks about her new position with UWCF as well as when her family needed a hand up from her future employers. Alan and Director of Community Resources Jessica Vecchio also discuss how 211 can help you when preparing for hurricane season and how United Way is there for you in the aftermath.
United Way of Central Florida’s 2017/2018 Board Chair Jennifer Kincart Jonsson is in the studio this week with Alan. They discuss her goals for the coming year, her extensive history with UWCF and more. Also, details on how United Way is working in Texas after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and how you can help.
Talk United is on a break this week so here is a recent episode we posted on our Soundcloud account for our new campaign. Listen for details on how to get free LEGOLAND Florida Resort tickets. (Originally published 08/02/2017)
Alan talks about our 2017 campaign this week with our new Campaign Co-Chairs, Paul and Lynne Noris. They discuss the Campaign Kickoff event on August 30th at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, UWCF’s new tagline, “United We All Win,” and more.