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Category: Press Releases

United Way of Northeast Florida Kicks Off 2014 Community Campaign

Jacksonville, Fla. – United Way of Northeast Florida announced today its goal to raise $21,253,955 during the 2014 Community Campaign. More than 600 corporate, civic and community leaders attended today’s kickoff event where the goal was announced, early results were celebrated and guests were energized to achieve big results that will make a big impact.

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Jacksonville Jaguars Wide Receiver Cecil Shorts III Teams Up with United Way to Tackle Childhood Obesity in National Ad Campaign

Jacksonville, Fla. – Across the country, National Football League (NFL) players are teaming up with United Way to engage more NFL fans in improving the health and wellness of young people. Cecil Shorts III, wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars recently joined a group of local kids for a United Way photo shoot as part of a nationwide campaign by United Way and the NFL to increase awareness about childhood obesity and inspire more people to get involved in helping kids get active and healthy.

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United Way Initiative Wins Common Good Award

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – United Way of Northeast Florida’s RealSense initiative won the coveted United Way Worldwide Common Good Award during an international conference May 13. More than 1,800 community-based United Ways in 41 countries and territories had the opportunity to compete for the awards presented in the three categories of education, income and health – the building blocks to a good life.

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United Way of Northeast Florida Announces New President and CEO

Jacksonville, Fla. – The United Way of Northeast Florida board of trustees today announced the selection of Michelle Braun as president and CEO, effective July 1, 2014. Braun succeeds longtime president and CEO, Connie Hodges, who in January announced her plans to retire in December 2014.

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RealSense Receives Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant from State Farm

Jacksonville, Fla. – In partnership with Family Foundations, the grant will allow RealSense to expand its free financial services for individuals, such as budget development and credit counseling, as well as provide more group educational opportunities, including homebuyer assistance classes and foreclosure prevention workshops.

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