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Limited seating: United Way, host free employee engagement seminar May 15

April 25, 2019


United Way of Northeast Florida and are joining forces to bring an exciting, first-ever seminar to Jacksonville. Wednesday, May 15, the two leading philanthropic organizations will host “Creating A Culture of Impact,” an event designed to share how you can lead community change within your workplace by harnessing the passion and drive of employees and colleagues.

Seating at the seminar is limited to only 100 registrants; the organizations recommend you sign up as soon as possible.

Attendees will learn from a panel of community experts how companies in Northeast Florida are evolving their corporate social responsibility strategies. Industry leaders will share how innovative technology and philanthropy are transforming the workplace. Audience members will also discover what their company can do to thrive in the new era of employee engagement.

The event will feature corporate social responsibility experts, including:

  • Michelle Braun | President and CEO | United Way of Northeast Florida
  • Iris Ivana Grant | CEO | The Genési Group
  • Maureen Mercho | Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Campaign | United Way of Northeast Florida
  • Todd Mollitt | Director, Human Resources | Baptist South and Baptist Physician Enterprise
  • Georges Smine | Vice President, Product Marketing |
  • Lynne Smith | Vice President, Digital Services | United Way Worldwide
  • Susan Towler | Vice President and Executive Director, Corporate Social Responsibility | Florida Blue Foundation


Iris Ivana Grant, CEO of the Genési Group, will share a special keynote on the importance of employee engagement and how the changing landscape of philanthropy provides a unique opportunity to corporate leaders. Grant is a respected and credible voice in philanthropy and in the business community. She consults businesses in the development of strategies in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, community engagement and brand awareness.

From helping your company attract and retain top talent to enhancing your brand’s reputation, an effective employee engagement program is critical to your company’s success. More than ever, current and future employees are interested in being connected to their local communities through their workplace.

The May 15 seminar will share expertise on the importance of employee engagement, social responsibility and how you can get started — or enhance your strategies already in place.

For more information, contact United Way of Northeast Florida at 904-390-3234, or email Registration will remain open until all seats are filled.