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United Way’s RealSense awarded neighborhood grant four years in a row

May 17, 2017

City Councilman Jim Love, Edie Williams and Joe McGhee, State Farm agents present the grant check to several members of United Way of Northeast Florida leadership team. (Not Pictured: Joy Atkins)
Left to right: Interim Director of United Way’s RealSense Carter Elliott; State Farm agents Joe McGhee and Edie Williams; United Way of  Northeast Florida president and CEO Michelle Braun; City Councilman and State Farm agent Jim Love; and Phyllis Martin, United Way’s head of community impact and strategic partnerships.

United Way’s RealSense awarded neighborhood grant four years in a row
State Farm grant to help fund year-round financial stability efforts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 17, 2017) – In a rooftop garden ceremony at the Jessie Ball duPont Center Wednesday, United Way of Northeast Florida and community leaders were presented with an $5,000 State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship grant.

Over the past four years, State Farm contributed $40,000 to United Way’s RealSense initiative, which provides free financial-stability resources to Northeast Florida residents.

“For many years, State Farm has served as a great partner of and advocate for RealSense services,” said Carter Elliott, interim director of RealSense. “State Farm’s continued support allows our volunteers, partners and staff to have the resources needed to carry out this important work.”

Elliott said the State Farm grant is used to support RealSense financial education programs for adults and youth, such as the Dinner and Certificate series, Youth Money Camp and one-on-one Money Coaching, all offered at RealSense Prosperity Place.

“RealSense is a respected and valued resource for so many across our community,” said Michelle Braun, president and CEO of United Way of Northeast Florida. “We very much value State Farm’s continued commitment to our work and the work of our partners as we, together, build a community of opportunity where everyone has hope and can reach their full potential.”

For more information on United Way’s RealSense initiative, visit unitedwaynefl.org/realsense.


About RealSense

United Way of Northeast Florida’s RealSense initiative is a community coalition of companies, agencies, government, educational, non-profit and other organizations that work to strengthen the financial stability of Northeast Florida residents. RealSense provides free financial education, counseling and tax-preparation services to help people save money and build assets.