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United Way of St. Lucie & Okeechobee, Campaign Celebration

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Jeff Howard, Shrita Walker, Crystal Morris, Maygan Johnson and Jessica Parrish

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Aneisha Graydon, Jessica Parrish and Denise Helms

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Jeff Howard, Jennifer Harris and Jessica Parrish

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Andrea Greenlee LCSW and Laura Girlando M.ED LMHC

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Shelly Thomas and Ass't Police Chief PSL William Vega

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Teresa Bishop, Maygan Johnson and Crystal Morris

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Elijah Wooten

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SLC Property Appraiser Michelle Franklin

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Stacy Malinowski and Terissa Aronson

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Ass't Police Chief PSL William Vega, Andy Treadwell and Dr. Pamela Welmon

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State Representative Dana Trabulsy

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Jeff Howard, Ronnie Phillips, Mustard Seed CEO Greg Smith, Stacy Malinowski and Jessica Parrish

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Rick Carmona, SLC Commissioner Chris Dzadovsky, Jessica Parrish, Denise Helms and Thom Epsky

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The agencies celebrate

The United Way of St. Lucie – and now Okeechobee County - hosted its first Celebration of Success event in three years at the Pelican Yacht Club in Fort Pierce. The recent breakfast gathering honored donors and community partners while announcing the results of its 2021-2022 fundraising campaign and presented twenty-three local organizations with community impact grants.

Board Vice Chair Shelly Thomas announced, to much applause, that the campaign raised $1,661,176. She acknowledged Kate & Walter Morris, who mobilized the members of the Harbour Ridge Community and ultimately helped raise $291,501.

The Top 10 Workplace Campaigns include; the St. Lucie Property Tax Appraiser, Enterprise Leasing Company of Florida, St. Lucie Public Schools, Florida Power & Light, City of Port St. Lucie, Seacoast Bank, United Parcel Service, Bernard A. Egan Foundation, St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners, and the number one workplace campaign, Publix Supermarkets.

The United Way relies on donations big and small. In fact, most of the contributions received are in the form of small gifts. State Representative Dana Trabulsy summed up the United Way mission in her invocation, “Dwelling in Unity, we who are many are one body!”

Thanks to the collaborative efforts and mobilization of the community, twenty-three St. Lucie County nonprofits received impact grants.

Seven additional nonprofits in Okeechobee will also soon receive funding. Under the umbrella of the four pillars of impact, Basic Needs, Education, Financial Stability, and Health, $665,000 in grants were extended.

St. Lucie Property Appraiser and Immediate Past Board Chair Michelle Franklin praised and thanked outgoing Board Members Jann Widmayer and Andy Treadwell for their wholehearted commitment to service to the United Way.

Addressing the entire crowd, CEO Jessica Parrish said, “Every single person in this room has a role in our success, whether you’re a donor, a funded partner, a community partner, or a volunteer. Together we Live United!”

July 1 kicks off the 60th anniversary of the United Way in St. Lucie County and its first full year in Okeechobee. To mark this special occasion, the organization will host its Inaugural Hometown Harvest event on Saturday, Nov. 19th, at the iconic Adams Ranch in Fort Pierce. This culinary event is a gathering of culinarians, growers, and artisans, brought together to accentuate the abundance of ingredients from our surrounding waters, ranches and local farms. Be sure to save the date!

For more information, please visit UWSLO.org

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