United Way of Brevard
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United Way of Brevard



Halfway to Goal - A little fun generates big results for United Way

Thanks to all the Employee Campaign Managers across Brevard who are working hard to inspire their co-workers to give! To date, our community has raised $3,266,204 of the $6.45 million goal.

Fire15.jpgAnd your fellow ECMs are putting the FUN in Fundraising. Brevard County Fire Chief Schollmeyer agreed to wear a dress if Fire Rescue raised $20,000 for United Way. They raised $23,000! Managers at Rockwell Collins participated in a tricycle race while being pelted by water balloons purchased by employees. This first-time fundraising event raised more than $800 for their campaign. The team at Space Florida hosted their Second Annual Space Florida Trivia Night with proceeds supporting United Way of Brevard. And finally a group of creative employees hosted an informal, but really cool fundraiser – they got together and held a surf contest at Spessard Holland Beach Park, with about 21 Harris employees competing and raising more than $500. 

Check out our Facebook page to see what your fellow ECMs have been up to all to support our local United Way.



United Way Seeking Volunteers for 2015 Tax Season

Do you have employees who are getting ready to retire or have just become empty nesters? We are looking for additional volunteers to assist with our VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. Volunteers help low-to-moderate income workers earning less than $59,000 by providing free tax preparation assistance and electronic filing. Prior tax preparation experience is not necessary. Training is provided which will result in IRS tax preparation certification.

For more information about the program and volunteer opportunities, please contact Gerri Ludwig at (321)615-3274, or via email at gludwig@uwbrevard.org.



United Way of Brevard announces Goal to raise $6.45 million

United Way’s community-wide fundraising drive has officially kicked off with a goal to raise $6.45 million. As part of the Book’em Kickoff hosted by Campaign Chair Sheriff Wayne Ivey, guests lined the stage with children’s books to support early grade reading and had a chance to get their photos taken during a “lineup.” Sheriff Wayne Ivey also deputized the crowd of nearly 230 supporters. The program highlighted special recognition of early summer fundraisers at local companies called Pacesetter Campaigns. Twenty-three local organizations completed their campaigns early, setting us well on our way to achieving goal! Publix made a surprise announcement revealing they’ve raised $1,059,000 million. Thanks to Publix we are now at 30 percent of the campaign’s $6.45 million goal.

 Pacesetters who have committed corporate gifts include: 

Harris Corporation
Wells Fargo
Waste Management
United Launch Alliance
Lockheed Martin

PNC Bank
Community Credit Union of Florida




Pacesetters who have run workplace campaigns include:

United Way Board and Cabinet Volunteers
Wuesthoff Health System
Florida Tech Leadership Team
Brevard County Target Stores
United Way of Brevard
Vance Lotane & Bookhardt, P.A.
InoMedic Health Applications
Brevard Achievement Center
Aging Matters in Brevard
Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.
Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation


Click here to see photos from the event!